Jon Withington reports after attending the recent BRCA 1/10 Nitro Touring National… Last weekend was the opening round of the British 1/10th IC on road championship, hosted by the ever popular Cotswold’s Model Car Club with the Kemble Airfield, Cirencester.
The Saturday saw a hive of activity both on the track and in the pits with many racers either tweaking their new kit or practising hard to get rid of their rusty thumbs in what has seemed a long winter without racing.
As ever in this class the NT1 car proved very popular, around a quarter of the participants running the NT1 2013 chassis. Xray drivers, Simon Wood, Peter Spratley, Lee Chapman, Richard Boult, showed good pace within Saturday practice and other regulars such as Jon Withington, Mark Owen and Matt Williams improved throughout the day. Weather was playing a large part of the racers preparations and choices as rain was forecast for the Sunday!.
Race day came and despite a very dull sky the track was dry to start with, however the forecast remained the same with rain expected. Due to this drivers knew that it was important to put an early quick run in. Everyone was concentrating hard on their pace as the skies continued to look threatening. Continue reading here.