May 18, 2024

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BRCA R3 Boughton – 4wd Qualifying Round 4

We have no clear leader here in 4wd qualifying today. There are only nine drivers on the lead lap and they are seperated by some 15 seconds which is unusual for a BRCA National field. All drivers have had mistakes in their runs – nobody is running clean.

Eyes to heaven…

All eyes are on the sky right now. There is significantly more cloud cover and the strong breeze has disipated. That should mean that side bite and traction will come up – but is seems to only affet some drivers.

In Heat 8, Michal Orlowski put in a smooth run and was only negligably hindered by back markers – lapping six driver. Still with a couple of bad bounces he clocked in a time of 12/314.79 – boarderline whether that would be enough to secure his first 4wd TQ.


2022 BRCA 1/10th Offroad National Championships

Round 3 – Boughton – 11/12 June 2022



Next up as a pole position contender was Paul Crompton in heat 8. Crompton already has two TQ’s on fast times, and with a slowing track, at times, he looked secure for TQ. He put in a 12/320.33 which is a good banker which normally wouldn’t be good enough considering it was 6 seconds shy of Orlowski’s time – fourth in round. Ben Smith going faster than Crompton in the heat securing third in round with a 12/316.15.

And finally, it was Neil Cragg’s turn to have an assault on Crompton’s position. He put another smooth textbook run, but at 12/318.26 just lacked the outright pace of Orlowski. Neil takes third in round.

4wd Qualifying Round 1 top 10

1Michal Orlowski12/314.79
2Ben Smith12/316.15
3Neil Cragg12/318.26
4Paul Crompton12/320.33
5Jamie Hall12/322.12
6Lee Martin12/324.28
7Tommy Hall12/327.00
8Charlie Saunders12/327.21
9Jack Neal12/328.33
10Ben Pugh11/300.01

Overall 4wd qualifying points

1Paul Crompton0 [0 (3) 0 (4)]12/311.62
2Michal Orlowski2 [2 (2) (6) 0]12/314.79
3Neil Cragg3 [3 0 (7) (3)]12/314.69
4Ben Smith6 [(7) 4 (4) 2]12/316.15
5Lee Martin6 [4 (8) 2 (6)]12/320.04
6Jamie Hall8 [(6) (7) 3 5]12/321.92
7Josh Holdsworth10 [5 5 (12) (18)]12/319.29
8Tommy Hall13 [(8) 6 (8) 7]12/320.62
9Ben Pugh14 [9 (10) 5 (10)]12/326.26
10Charlie Saunders19 [11 (23) (28) 8]12/327.21

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