Jack Embling & Craig Drescher win BRCA Champ

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Jack Embling & Craig Drescher win BRCA Champ

Dean Coupland reports from the 6th and final round of the BRCA Truggy and Electric 1/8th buggy championship which took place yesterday at the Notts and Derby Off Road club. The track itself featured a good jumps section which molded into the popular astro surface. E8 Buggy started the meeting off and straight away it was evident who was fighting for the championship. Craig Drescher drew the first blood being one of three drivers to complete their run in 9 laps.

The second qualifying run saw Stuart Mahon in 4th joining David Crompton and Simon Willetts in the 9 lap club. The final round saw Simon Willetts upsetting the apple cart winning the final qualifying run with a impressive run of 9/322.33. This resulted with the overall TQ position going to Craig Drescher as it was the best two rounds to count.

The final 10 positions were as follows:

  1. Craig Drescher
  2. Simon Willetts
  3. David Crompton
  4. Stuart Mahon
  5. Ben Doyle
  6. Jack Embling
  7. Richard Taylor
  8. Richard Johnson
  9. James Tatlow
  10. Pedro Oliveria

A special mention should go out to Richard Johnson who was attending his first national meeting this year with a RTR car and put it in 8th place just showing that the E8 class can be completed with budget in mind.

Truggys: Again the championship had not yet been decided with Associated power against Mugen in the capable hands of Jon Howells and Jack Embling respectively. Jon lead the way on round 1 being the only truggy driver to complete the NDOR track in 9 laps. This was to be a mirror image in round 2. However Jack turned on the pressure in the final round with a fastest time of 9/328.50. However this was not enough as it was a little late as it was the best two rounds to count so this resulted in Jon taking the vital TQ point away from Jack. The race was not just for these two drivers though as the minor places were still up for grabs. Lloyd Pitt brought up the 3rd place. The top 10 places were as follows:

  1. Jon Howells
  2. Jack Embling
  3. Llyod Pitt
  4. Robert Cockcroft
  5. Dave Parker
  6. Michael Shorey
  7. James Tatlow
  8. Peter Hedley
  9. Allen Bridgeman
  10. Dean Coupland

The time had come for the championship to be decided. The E8 class, A final, were to fight it out over 3 legs each lasting 10 Min. The best two were to count. The Truggy A final was a 30 minute encounter with Jon needing to win Jack.

The buggies started off with the top 4 places completing 17 laps. This was increased in leg two with Simon Mahon joining Simon Willetts, Craig Drescher, David Crompton and Richard Taylor in the 17 lap club. So the final round and the nail biting had started. Craig had won the first leg and Simon had won the second. The next 4 places were consistent throughout all the final legs. The Final leg was won by Craig Drescher with Simon less than 2 seconds behind him.

Jack Embling & Craig Drescher win BRCA Champ

Top 10 places were as follows:

  1. Craig Drescher
  2. Simon Willetts
  3. David Crompton
  4. Richard Taylor
  5. Stuart Mahon
  6. Jack Embling
  7. Richard Johnson
  8. Ben Doyle
  9. Jim Boulton
  10. Pedro Oliveira

After the dust had settled the Truggy championship had to be decided, With Jon wishing Jack all the best on the rostrum. Was this tactics or mind games to win over Jack. Well the 30 min encounter was close. 14 cars in the final made for some close racing and Timmy Mallet (race Director) trying to keep his eyes peeled warning the slower drivers that the stampede was coming. This played into Jacks hands as Jon unfortunately got tangled a few times. Jon was leading until lap 7 when they swapped places. Jack then lead the way. Although the pressure was immense Jack kept his cool and showed his maturity by keeping his Mugen Truggy in first place for the rest of the race.

Jack Embling & Craig Drescher win BRCA Champ3

Top 10 places were as follows:

  1. Jack Embling
  2. Jon Howells
  3. Llyod Pitt
  4. James Tatlow
  5. Dave Parker
  6. Michael Shorey
  7. Peter Hedley
  8. Dean Coupland
  9. Keith Bellamy
  10. Jake Sheppard

Although the race had finished there was still questions on who had won the Championship, as Both Jon and Jack were equal on points. So the rule book was broken out, and the count back started. As Jon looked up to the heavens to see if he had retained his Championship from 2012 it was to no avail as Jack, by 1 point had taken it from him. The Top 10 Championship places were as follows:

Truggy:

  1. Jack Embling
  2. Jon Howells
  3. Llyod Pitt
  4. Michael Lewis
  5. Lewis Beach
  6. Michael Shorey
  7. James Tatlow
  8. Peter Hedley
  9. Allan Bridgeman
  10. Robert Cockcroft

Jack Embling & Craig Drescher win BRCA Champ

E8 Buggy:

  1. Craig Drescher
  2. Simon Willetts
  3. David Crompton
  4. Richard Taylor
  5. Stuart Mahon
  6. Ben Cosgrove
  7. Paul Robinson
  8. Jim Boulton
  9. Pedro Oliveira
  10. Dave Griffiths

So congratulations to the NEW BRCA Truggy and Electric 1/8th Champions 2013, Jack Embling and Craig Drescher. Jack also took the junior championship trophy as well. A big thanks goes out to all the tracks that hoisted a round during the 2013 championship. Mark Kay at TKR racing for doing the championship banner and the Championship mugs. All the people that helped and you the racers who supported it. Hope to see you all back next year.