“The final round of the BRCA Touring Car Championship moved to Mendip in the South West of the UK this weekend and saw another dominant performance from the Schumacher team and the Mi4. Chris Grainger had already grabbed the championship and the previous round at Snetterton a few weeks ago but that wasn’t going to stop him taking it easy on his rivals. Chris TQ’ed the first three rounds of qualifying with his GM powered Mi4 in 5 cell NiMh mode, only using one set of tyres which compared to his rivals was some feat. Matt White, Colin Price and Chris Ashton were also showing well with their Mi4’s all well inside the top ten. In the Pro Stock class Lee Price was running well, tucked in behind championship leader Jonny Bowden again with his GM powered Mi4. Sunday morning dawned with Matt White taking an awesome TQ in the round, with Chris playing with his lipo car on very old tyres giving the Mi4 1st and second overall with one qualifier still to go. With the final round over Chris lined up on TQ with Matt White pushed down to forth, Colin Price 7th and Chris Ashton 10th. Lee Price’s consistency netted him 3rd on the grid in Pro Stock, with plenty of good rubber left to mount a challenge in the A final.
The Mod A finals saw Chris blast off into the distance never to be challenged in the first two legs taking a comfortable victory and rapped up a great race win. Matt White’s fine form continued and netted an excellent podium position bringing it home in 3rd place ahead of some big hitters, Colin fought well in the finals to end up 7th to cap a fine season and Chris Ashton ended 9th after some interesting finals. Lee Price had a good first two legs of the Pro Stock A final to rap up second overall behind Jonny, who won the championship with victory here. Lee has always been at the sharp end this year and can be happy with his overall championship position. So the 5 race BRCA Touring Car Championship is over and it has been the most successful ever for the Schumacher Team, including;
-5 Modified race TQ’s, 4 for Chris Grainger and 1 for Colin Price!!
-5 Modified Track records!! Chris Grainger
-4 Modified overall race victories!! Chris Grainger
-4 Mi4 cars in the top ten of the Modified Championship, double any other manufacturer!! Chris Grainger, Colin Price, Matt White and Chris Ashton.
-2nd in the Pro Stock Class!! Lee Price
-Manufacturers Team Champions!!
Congratulations from all at Schumacher on a top performance!!”