Team Durango reports – “The North East Regional Series headed to the Preston Park venue in the North East of Eangland. The venue is a fine example of the ‘Old Skool’ grass track on an undulating surface with the addition of man-made features such as jumps and a table top. The track was quite challenging with lots of chicanes and fast, sweeping corners, which really tested the skills of the driver and ability of the cars. Round 1 – The first round of qualifying didn’t quite go according to plan. I was out in the lead, on target to set TQ, when I broke the car around three minutes into the race. This left James Chappell to take TQ in round one.
I knew the car was well and truly on the pace so losing the first round was not too much of a worry. Round 2, 3 and 4 – The next three rounds went much better, infact they couldn’t have gone any better as I TQ’d all three, putting in the fastest overall time of the day and the fastest laps of the day. The car was awesome right from the off, only needing small changes from practice to the 1st round , after which I didn’t touch the set-up all day. After running a prototype ‘R’ from the start of the outdoor season, Wayne Collinson (my older ’slower’ brother) – (Not as Oswestry 2wd -Ed). was racing his own Durango 410R this weekend for the first time and he also made the A-main.”