So the 2013 season is under way and the next stop is the regional event at the up and coming track of Titchfield.
The club members with great direction of their committee have been doing some lovely work to the whole track and its surroundings.
The mid-south regional series has some extremely competitive and talented drivers.
With the great organisation the TORCH crew offer, along with a great track, it should be a awesome event.
Live trackside report as from Sunday morning
A gorgeous track layout by the TORCH crew. They have built a rhythm section and it really puts a good test on the drivers.. They moved the straight to under the rostrum instead of the far side of the track and it all seems to blend very well indeed.
Two practice sessions run by the club today and they were running more to a National format rather than a Regional format. Darren Bloomfiel is here today and he was dominating the practice OPEN sessions with his TLR22.
Practice 1 saw Tony Evdoka 🙂 fastest on a single lap while round 2 saw Matt Owen and Steve Brown quickest on a single lap. Matt driving a K1 Schumacher and Steve running a prototype DB4 Kyosho. Kev Lee was in the top 5 in practice and he is for sure a contender as defending regional champion
Well I suppose the cream rises to the top, and it did – Kev Lee, defending 4wd Mid_south Champion, driving his Kyosho car, drove an immaculate first round qualifier to take the first round. Steve Brown had a fairly clean run to go second and John Spencer took the three spot. Many of the other top drivers made errors which in my opinion leaves it open to some spicy qualifying to come. Round one done, so i think a cup of tea is in order 🙂
Round 2 saw some interesting developments as many of the drivers not really showing in round 1 did better. Great racing throughout saw Kev Lee again TQ round 2. It will take a brave person to bet on Kev not taking the overall pole with 2 TQed rounds in the bag. Glen Westwood had a great round as did many others. Shaping up nicely now….
Round 3 has come and many of the top drivers now choosing a 2wd front tyre glued on a 4wd wheel. I personally never like this but Kev Lee just drove as if it was a demonstration of excellence. Steve Brown also had a good round with a second and Matt Owen driving his K1 got a third. The A final is far from concluded but for sure the TQ is secure for Kev Lee – 3 perfect scores cannot be beat – Well done Kev 🙂
Well there were many drivers needing a run to get them anywhere near the A final and certainly it was very entertaining. Mark Sadler needed a run and got it to go 8th in the A – i was sort of in the final but secured the 7th spot with a 4th in round. Dave Burton hanged on in 10th but the last round went to Steve Brown with a blistering run to put his DB4 Kyosho just 0.7 off Kevs time and second on the grid – It will certainly be 3 legs of excitement – Looking forward to it
Conclusion and winners
Congratulations to Kev Lee, Steve Brown and Glen Westwood (1st, 2nd and 3rd)
In my opinion this is one of the best regional events i have attended in many years. Great organisation and a great track Nice features easy to drive and all in general a great atmosphere. A big well done to the TORCH crew.
A thumbs up from me