2003 North East Regional Series Results
10th Electric Off Road
Durham - 11th January 2004
The third round of the NE indoor
series was held at the large sports facility at the Nissan factory, just
off the A19 near
Sunderland. There had been some criticism in past years about the
polished floor and how it didn't provide any grip, one Regional only a
couple of years ago here there was no carpet whatsoever. Some drivers
like it that way, and it is difficult to please everyone, but as you can
see below, the organisers had laid carpet over most of the hall, and it
was really grippy! Just like Teesside you could get away with using old
yellow compound tyres all day, making the event economical.
This is the large track pictured from the first floor Gallery, where you could also get excellent food !
It certainly didn't stop the racing from being close
and exciting though. The 4WD A final was won by Adam Skelding entering
his first event this year by .4 of second from Dave Bailey, and Stephen
Adams, Carl Hopps and Kash Khan had a battle for honours in the 4WD B
with the lead changing several times.
2WD was no less exciting either. The B final's lead
changed 6 times and it seemed no-one wanted to win, Stuart Evans
eventually took the lead late in the race and finished 3 seconds in
front of Adam Clarke and Dougie Pratt. After a poor start Paul Bradby
was a convincing winner of the A final.
Drivers who attended the drivers briefing were
advised by Tony Snee that he will be standing down as our regional
representative as soon as a replacement can be found. If you think you
can take on the job, please contact Tony or any of our NE clubs
secretaries to let them know you are interested. You can see what the
job involves at any regional meeting, other than that it means spending
time organising things and attending meetings. The general workload is
shared amongst several people, so you are not left high and dry on your
own. Have a chat with Tony at the next meeting, and see what's involved.