The last round of the 2014 1/10 British Onroad Nationals was at the Mendip track last weekend. On Saturday morning it was raining, and it took until 2pm for the track to dry out. At the end of practice Serpent’s Joe Kerry was fastest with 16.9 second laps, 0.5 seconds quicker than team mates Mark Green and Alex Thurston in 200mm Touring. Glyn Beal and Andrew Hastings lead the field in 220mm GT.
Overnight rain meant that the first 2 rounds of qualifying were damp. The weather forecast was saying that it would dry up so some drivers chose to sit out the early qualifiers. The 3rd qualifier was almost dry with just a few small damp patches on track but for the last round it was completely dry so the drivers would have one chance to set a good time. Joe took the TQ with Alex narrowly beating Mark to 2nd making the top 3 all 748’s. Andrew Hasting took TQ from Glyn Beal in the 220mm GT class.
In the 200mm Touring final Joe immediately started to pull away at the front and gradually increased the gap lap by lap. Alex and Mark were having a close race for 2nduntil Alex had some problems and dropped down the order. At the end of the 30min final Joe was the winner some 2 laps in front of Mark Green with John Zottl coming through to take 3rd.
Unfortunately Andrew Hastings missed the start of the 220mm GT, Glyn lead from the start with Peter Hellawell taking 2nd place both using OS powered Serpent 748’s.