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BRCA R4 Stotfold – 2wd Qualifying Round 3

Round 3 of 2wd qualifying has given us our third different top qualifier in as many rounds. So far Joe Howson sits at the top of the table joined on points by other round winner Neil Cragg. Joe probably the only front-runner to put in a round without errors. Neil’s run had a small mistake here and there and the 4 second deficit is testament to that.

Top Heats…

A large crowd gathered track side to watch Joe Howson’s first attempt at backing up his TQ in round 2 with another in Heat 9. Howson got off to a rapid start. He is taking major chances with his jumping strategy – jumping high and long into the faces of the following jumps. It’s paying off most of the time, but he was bitten several times with hard landings running him down the overall order. Joe will just need to dial it back 2% and start putting in clear runs. Michal Orlowski recovered from an error early in the run to take the heat with the remainder of his session very neat and smooth. Lee Martin also put in a solid run to go second in heat some 5 seconds adrift. Crompton managing to stay ahead of a hard charging Howson to take third.


2022 BRCA 1/10th Offroad National Championships

Round 4 – Stotfold – 16/17 July 2022



Kit Jones put in an excellent performance in heat 10 to declare 14/316.08. His drive was smooth and controlled and rapid in places. The time was good enough for third in round – he must be delighted. Jamie Hall was his closest rival in the heat 6 seconds behind.

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Heat 11 was predicted to be rapid and Cragg knew at that point that Orlowski had put in a fast time and third round winner would only complicate things. Neil’s run started off well, but a few unforced errors put him under pressure mid run. He absolutely screwed every last bit of performance from his car over the remaining two minutes to recover the heat win, but it was not enough to pip Orlowski. The battle for TQ is going to round 4…

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2wd qualifying round 3 top 10…

1Michal Orlowski14/310.09
2Neil Cragg14/314.39
3Kit Jones14/316.08
4Lee Martin14/316.53
5Paul Crompton14/317.04
6Charlie Ware14/317.70
7Joseph Howson14/318.48
8Tommy Hall14/320.00
9Lloyd Storey14/320.58
10Jamie Hall14/322.46

Overall 2wd Points table after qualifying round 3

1Joseph Howson2 [2 0 (7) (109)]14/310.45
2Neil Cragg2 [0 2 (2) (109)]14/313.02
3Michal Orlowski3 [(3) 3 0 (109)]14/310.09
4Kit Jones8 [(7) 5 3 (109)]14/316.08
5Lee Martin8 [4 (6) 4 (109)]14/315.84
6Charlie Ware12 [6 (23) 6 (109)]14/317.70
7Paul Crompton14 [9 (10) 5 (109)]14/317.04
8Luke Holdsworth14 [5 9 (31) (109)]14/317.74
9Tommy Hall15 [(11) 7 8 (109)]14/318.05
10Jamie Hall18 [(16) 8 10 (109)]14/318.18

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