If you read our preview to the event you will know that its the battle for second place in the championship which is the main one today. That battle is between Michal Orlowski and Tommy Hall. So it’s first blood to Orlowski after taking TQ in round 1 of 2wd Qualifying and it is clear that a very fast 13 lapper or event a 14 laps will be required to battle at the sharp end today.
2wd Qualifying Round 2
Tom Yardy has made a welcome return to the series for the first time this year after taking time out to race Trucks. Tom has lost none of his speed and took heat 10 ahead of Matt Thomson. Yardy’s time 13/314.99 – good enough for 8th in round. Thomson finished a couple of seconds behind going 9th.
2022 BRCA 1/10th Offroad National Championships
Round 6 – RHR – 27/28 August 2022
Heat 11 was pacey! Ben Smith is threatening to take a TQ again today and his round 2 attempt was a good one. He put in a strong performance with only a few small mistakes registering a 13/306.09. It appears the track is slowing a bit as it heats up as Smiths run looked faster than the time suggests. That put Smith at the top of the table with one heat to go.
In heat 12, Michal Orlowski’s car looked smoother and easier to drive than all of the others however it was Tommy Hall fastest out of the traps at the start of the heat. Hall had made a good cut into Orlowski’s lead on track and was getting within passing range when Orlowski had a roll on the bombhole letting Hall through. Another mistake later in the lap from Orlowski sealed Hall’s advantage early on. As a side note, Tommy Hall is making huge gains on the competition coming off the straight. His car is staying planted and tracking beautifully at high speed. Most of the other cars are tripodding and skipping across the track. Orlowski was able to claw back some of his losses throughout the heat, but Hall took it on a 13/304.29. Orlowski some 3 seconds adrift – his time not enough to beat Ben Smith.
So its one TQ each for Hall & Orlowski – the battle goes to round 3.
2wd Qualifying Round 2 results:
Overall Top 10 after 2 rounds:
|1||Tommy Hall||2 [2 0 (117) (117)]||13/304.29|
|2||Michal Orlowski||3 [0 3 (117) (117)]||13/300.91|
|3||Ben Smith||6 [4 2 (117) (117)]||13/306.09|
|4||Lee Martin||11 [6 5 (117) (117)]||13/311.20|
|5||Luke Holdsworth||15 [5 10 (117) (117)]||13/308.85|
|6||Tom Yardy||15 [7 8 (117) (117)]||13/314.90|
|7||Paul Crompton||20 [16 4 (117) (117)]||13/311.08|
|8||Edward Callan||20 [14 6 (117) (117)]||13/313.19|
|9||Matthew Thompson||21 [12 9 (117) (117)]||13/316.75|
|10||Tyler Liddle||22 [15 7 (117) (117)]||13/313.76|