The second round of the established Much-More UK GP Series, now in it’s 6th year, was held at the friendly Carlisle Radio Model Car Club on the weekend of 3rd, 4th, 5th August.
The series which prides itself on bringing established experienced racers to some of the UK’s best ‘grass roots’ tracks to mix it up with the local club racers, this time saw Brian Eldridge and Chris Clarke, fresh from racing at the IFMAR world championships and BRCA National junior driver, Harley Eldridge, sharing their experience and the rostrum with drivers who had travelled from all over England and Scotland.
New for 2012, was the introduction of a SPEC class which provides low cost controlled racing to new club members using a 15T brushed motor. The class has attracted a new bunch of members to the Stonehaven and Carlisle clubs used for the two UK GP rounds this year and delivered some very close racing. After a win at the Stonehaven round, it was Paul Davidson, using a sport class chassis, that won the Carlisle round and the overall series championship for SPEC class.
We hope to increase the prescence of the SPEC class in 2013 – watch this space!
In the Pro Stock class, using 10.5T brushless motors, Brian Eldridge (T.O.P. Photon EX), won all 3 legs of the A final to take the round win, with Neal Radwell (AE TC6) taking 2nd place and Harley Eldridge (T.O.P. Photon EX) taking the final place on the podium.
Following his round win at Stonehaven, Ayr club driver, Neal Radwell was crowned 2012 Much-More UK GP Overall Series Champion in stock class and now joins the series ‘hall of fame’ amongst some great drivers including Andy Moore, Elliott Harper, Chris Grainger, Chris Kerswell and Olly Jefferies.
Check back early 2013 for news of the bigger and better series planned for next year.