2003 North East Regional Series Results - 10th Electric Off Road
York - 22nd February 2004


York Indoor Regional Round 5 of 5.
Report by Brian Hopps

Race Data

Championship Tables (2wd) (4wd)

The last round of the 2003/4 indoor series was run by York Off Road Model car Club at the Huntingdon School venue. We are pleased to say that support for the series has been fantastic throughout, and this was maintained at York with a total of 88 drivers competing in both 4wd and 2wd classes. Lets hope that we get similar entries for the outdoor meetings.

The track at York is made up the usual mixture of carpet, polished floor, a couple of jumps and a rumble section. All the technical sections were in good view from the rostrum with the largest jump being placed directly in front of it. The usual yellow Schumacher compound tyres were used by all drivers with mini-pins being the favourite.

Well so much for predictions, both were wrong!

As we have said before Ben Riley and Richard Lowe have provided a high level of entertainment all season with close and clean racing. Richard was unfortunate to suffer from interference in the A final which meant that Ben was able to set about chasing Paul Bradby who led the race from the start, and also TQ'd the meeting. Ben's score was enough to win the 2 wheel drive championship by one point, well done Ben.


Pictured is Paul Bradby receiving his TQ prize from Race Director, Phil Studley.




Tom Cockerill had qualified consistently all day, and Richard Harper had too, but Richard needed to win and TQ the meeting and all Tom had to do was finish higher than eighth. As they say, it's never over etc.....a first corner incident involving at least 4 cars left Tom's Predator too badly damaged to continue and he retired after a couple of laps. With Andrew Bulmer (Lap 1) and Carl Hopps (Lap 3) also retiring early in the race the track was clear for Richard to put consistent times in, and leading from start to finish also got his extra point. Another championship that was won by a single point, congratulations to Richard.



Phil dishing out the bubbly again, this time to Richard Harper







There were some interesting lines taken over the big jump!





It was a difficult day in race control, but most drivers wouldn't have known.

Well done and thank you to Phil Studley, Derek Bradby and all the York team for an excellent meeting











Just a couple of notes to finish.
If you have your name down for the Indoor Finals at Watford on the 13th/14th March, please ensure that your fees are paid to Derek Bradby before Saturday 28th February - no fees no entry.

We are still looking for a North East Representative, if you have any questions about this see Derek, send me an email or PM me on Racechat

Thanks to Jimmy Storey for the use of a few of his pictures

A Final 2WD
1) Paul Bradby
2) Ben Riley
3) Kevin Kitchen
B Final 2WD
1) John Harris
2) Adam Clark
3) Dave Grunhill
C Final 2WD
1) Carl Hopps
2) Mark Watson
3) Richard Norris
D Final 2WD
1) James Sykes
2) Peter Watson
3) Steve Butterfield
E Final 2WD
1) John Walton
2) Ashley Dale
3) Lee Geldart
F Final 2WD
1) Jenny Dale
2) Richard Lund
3) Chris Lee
G Final 2WD
1) Thomas Maxwell
2) James Mulhern
3) Lee Pennock
A Final 4WD
1) Richard Harper
2) Craig Mawson
3) Chris Long the 1st
B Final 4WD
1) Anthony Walker
2) Philip Showler
3) Anthony Sharrat
C Final 4WD
1) Emily Shields
2) Daniel Carter
3) Thomas Moore


Outdoor Regional - Durham
2WD Round 1
4th April 2004