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Rug Racers 2016/2017 R6

Final round of the 2016/2017 RugRacers series and what a great series it has been, we have seen over 150 drivers across the classes ...




Final round of the 2016/2017 RugRacers series and what a great series it has been, we have seen over 150 drivers across the classes this season, so on behalf of the team thanks to all those that have attended.  With the championships already wrapped up the rest of the podium positions were not yet filled so there was still all to play for.  The track selected for the final meeting had been used in one of the earlier rounds and proved to be a good choice with a nice flow to it.

1st out the blocks were the GT12s with Tim Hancock already securing the title the closest battle for 2nd would be between Neil Mottram & Owen Smith with Owen doing what he needed to do & taking FTQ to put his car on pole.  Leg 1 would see a superb battle between Owen & Tim at the front, despite huge pressure & excellent driving from both Owen held firm to take the win from Tim, Leg 2 was a similar affair but with Tim seeming to have a little more pace made his way through to the top a few laps from home to take the win.

2nd, Tim Hancock, 1st, Owen Smith, 3rd, Chris Wilkinson

 
Pos
Car
Name
Result
1
1
Owen Smith
3 [ 1 2]
2
2
Tim Hancock
3 [ 2 1]
3
3
Chris Wilkinson
7 [ 4 3]
4
4
Neil Mottram
8 [ 3 5]
5
5
Stewart Wilcox
10 [ 6 4]
6
8
Stuart Dye
11 [ 5 6]
7
9
Alan Chipolina
16 [ 7 9]
8
11
Tom Evans
17 [ 9 8]
9
6
Carl Beecroft
17 [ 10 7]
10
7
Malcolm Mclanachan
18 [ 8 10]
11
10
Alex Carter
22 [ 11 11]

GT12 Final Championship standings:

GT12 Champion, Tim Hancock
GT12 2nd, Owen Smith

GT12 3rd, Neil Mottram


17.5 Blinky, Colin Jackson the champion elect was out to make sure there his lead would not be caught but the big battle was from 2nd to 5th with most eyes on Billy Fletcher as this was the round he needed to qualify for the championship.  With Colin top after each round he would set his best FTQ time in round 2 with Billy doing the same in round 3.  The battle for 3rd was on between Worton, Foster & Hall.  Leg 1 with Colin on pole and off he went with Billy, despite the early pressure he held firm with Billy aware that 2nd was good enough still produced the drive required to keep the pressure off from behind while pushing for the win.  Leg 2 and again a similar affair with Colin off & Billy close behind, the battle behind for 3rd allowed them to pull away with Jakub moving upto 3rd.
2nd, Billy Fletcher, 1st, Colin Jackson, 3rd, Jakub Plechac



Pos
Car
Name
Result
1
1
Colin Jackson
2 [ 1 1]
2
2
Billy Fletcher
4 [ 2 2]
3
4
Jakub Plechac
8 [ 5 3]
4
6
Leyton Foster
9 [ 4 5]
5
5
Matthew Worton
10 [ 6 4]
6
3
Malc Hall
13 [ 3 10]
7
7
Luke Hobson
14 [ 8 6]
8
9
Dani Young
15 [ 7 8]
9
10
Lisa Keen
17 [ 10 7]
10
8
Mark Young
18 [ 9 9]

17.5 Blinky Final Championship standings:
17.5 Champion, Colin Jackson

17.5 2nd, Billy Fletcher

17.5 3rd Matt Worton

F1 would see us robbed of the Champion Luke Lee on National duty, but as there were still podium places to play for it made the racing interesting, Martin Southall would take FTQ from Shaun Batt with the returning Vince looking very good.  The battle for 3rd place would be between Remo & Michael, Leg 1 would see Martin take the win from pole, Leg 2 was more interesting with a stricken Michael Cook nursing a finished spur gear to the flag it made for an interesting watch to see if the car would make it.  Final lap saw Martin & Vince pushing the stricken car to the finish line to great applause.
2nd, Vince Coleman, 1st, Martin Southall, 3rd, Remo "MoodyFools" Casadei 


Pos
Car
Name
Result
1
1
Martin Southall
2 [ 1 1]
2
3
Vince Coleman
5 [ 3 2]
3
4
Remo Casadei
5 [ 2 3]
4
6
Mark Southgate
8 [ 4 4]
5
5
Michael Cook
10 [ 5 5]
6
2
Shaun Batt
20 [ 10 10]

F1 Final Championship standings:
F1 Champion, Luke Lee

F1 2nd, Martin Southall

F1 3rd, Remo "MoodyFools" Casadei
13.5 Open & again it was the series winner Ashley Wiffen that was looking to finish out at the very top he would take FTQ from team mate Paul Pinkney to line up pole with Jon Seals lining up 3rd.  Leg 1 and for all attending witnessed one of those great finals, Ashley & Paul racing each other hard on full attack for 5 mins, with no daylight between either of them the skill to keep from hitting each other and superb fair racing was a joy to watch, Ashley bringing the win home with 2/10ths the separation.  Leg 2 was looking to be more of the same but with Paul seeming to have a little more pace a rear mistake saw Ash up on 2 wheels & Paul through to the lead with Chris Lovely upto 2nd, Chris & Ashley battle on for 2nd allowing Paul to get away and take the 2nd leg win.
2nd, Ashley Wiffen, 1st, Paul Pinkney, 3rd, Chris Lovely


Pos
Car
Name
Result
1
2
Paul Pinkney
3 [ 2 1]
2
1
Ashley Wiffen
4 [ 1 3]
3
4
Chris Lovely
6 [ 4 2]
4
3
Jon Seals
9 [ 3 6]
5
5
Damian Giddins
9 [ 5 4]
6
6
Joseph Cocking
11 [ 6 5]
7
7
Jason Coe
14 [ 7 7]
8
8
Matthew White
16 [ 8 8]


13.5 Open Final Championship standings:

13.5 Open Champion Ashley Champion

13.5 Open 3rd, Damian Giddins.

As is customary at the last round we hand out the Jonathan Fletcher Curtisy Cup to someone who has stood out for us this season and this year it was presented to James Vincent for all his hard work in doing the videos he does every round for us all to enjoy, many thanks James.

The most improved driver over the year went to Adam Southgate, not just for RugRacers but what he has achieved over the last year racing touring cars at all the different series a very talented young man and certainly another to watch for the future.


We also have the kids as well, who continue to improve each year and continue to climb the ladder to higher heats & finals  well done to you all.

GT12

  • Owen Smith                       1st           A Final 
  • Darcie Smith                      4th           B Final
  • Jake Vincent                      5th           B Final
  • Shane Chipolina                1st           C Final
  • Ethan Southall                   2nd          C Final
  • Holly Cook                        4th           C Final
  • Preston Eldridge                6th           C Final


17.5 Blinky

  • Adam Southgate                 6th           B Final
  • Frazier Tucker                    1st                D Final

Many thanks to you all for coming on behalf of the whole RugRacers team and a big thanks to all our sponsors.  We look forward to seeing you for RugRacers 2017/2018.
RugRacers Team


Fantastic raffle prizes from all our sponsors
Mardave
Schumacher
Active Scale Models
CML
MoodyFools
Team Associated
MB Models
Zen Racing
ToniSport
Propel
Logic RC
RC Racing UK
Muchmore
Radio Control Car Racer
London Carriage Craft
Shy Studios
Trophies sponsored by Active Scale Models
All the tech sheets & more photos can be found on our Facebook page,  UK Rug Racers.

Finally keep an eye out on YouTube for the finals videos by searching and subscribing to RC Vision, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1NcXxnFN9RUu-IGk1xbVQ

Pictures Courtesy of Graham Southall & Emma Conyers
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