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Results from Durham - Round 1 4WD, 6th April 2003
2003 North East Regional Series Results

10th Electric Off Road Series
Best 3 results from 4 to count

Championship Tables 4WD



The first round of the 2003 4WD series was held at Nissan Sports and Social Club, the home of Durham City Model Car Club. After some head scratching and staring into the grey skies above the Nissan factory, the race director chose round by round for qualifying as there was a chance it would rain later in the day. In fact even though it became very cold it didn't rain, and even in the early rounds, most drivers were using yellow compound Schumachers to find grip on what was a very bumpy track..

Last years 4WD champion, Paul Bradby was preparing for a trip to Tampa, Florida with fellow racing colleague Neil Cragg. Both were attending the Reedy WinterNationals, and a low attendance from a few other regular F1/F2 drivers meant that plenty of points were available. It's fair to say that one or two drivers would have been happy finishing with a place in the B, let alone the A, So it was an unfamiliar mix of drivers that made up the top ten, but it didn't make the racing any less exciting though. Ben Riley was not going to let this opportunity go by without taking maximum points. Once he got his car set up Ben dominated qualifying, winning 3 rounds and setting fastest time in round 3 to get the extra point, and finished by winning two of the three legged finals.

Thanks to Bill Allison, Steve Dunn, George Stoker, Tony Snee and the rest of the Durham crew for an excellent meeting!


A Final
1. Ben Riley
2 Kevin Kitchen
3. David Bailey



B Final
1. Jonathan Clarke
2. Tom Cockerill
3. Stephen Kirk
C Final
1. Glenn Atterton
2. Stephen Adams
3. Alan Dawkins

D Final
1. Gemma Towers
2. Anthony Walker
3. Jason Young

E Final
1. Carl Hopps
2. Mark Watson
3. Jonathan Carver

Next Regional event is the first 2WD round and is at Batley Buggy Club on 27th April, followed by the second round at Harrogate on 11th May.

The second 4WD round is at Batley is on 1st June.

As Tony Snee mentioned at the drivers briefing, if you want to race at any of the National events this year, let him know as soon as possible.