Tim Wood wins at BRCA 1/8 On-road Nationals Rd3


The third round of the BRCA 1/8 Circuit championship took place at the Halifax RC Track – Yrcmcrc in Yorkshire last weekend. Forecast for the weekend was changeable, but thankfully the rain came over night leaving race days sunny and bright. Sunday saw a round of practice followed by 4 rounds of Qualifying then Finals. Due to a damp track, Q1 was delayed to allow the track to dry. This was a good decision by the organisers. Qualifying saw a struggle for 5 minute runs with the top contenders falling short on fuel. TQ was set in round 1 by Team Shepherd`s Tim Wood from Alex Thurston and John Carr.

The A Final blasted away, with all 10 cars getting away off the line. A clean start saw neat and tidy racing with the battle up front between Tim (Shepherd) and Alex. A close battle for 3rd saw Andy Hastings battle with John Carr for 3rd position. At the end of a fraught 30 minutes, Tim Wood sealed his 3rd UK National Race win from 3 so far in 2018. Andy Hastings delivered his 2nd podium finish of the season with Alex Thurston talking his 1st podium of the year.

Top 5:

  1. Tim Wood – Shepherd
  2. Andy Hastings – Shepherd
  3. Alex Thurston
  4. Jason Frost
  5. Neil King

Source: Shepherd