Team Associated T6.1 and B6.1 win on grass at the DRCC Revival meeting
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018 would see Dudley Radio Car Club host the now annual revival meeting with a wide variety of classes being run and held alongside the Vintage Transport & Country Fair at Himley Hall .
This is the second time that DRCC have hosted at meeting at Himley Hall during the Vintage Transport & Country Fair, the show draws in people of all ages and gives the club and drivers the chance to show what the sport of RC racing is all about. The BRCA were also in attendance with a small track and a display of vehicles from other sections for people to have a look at. Alan and co also had some cars that the public can have a go with and get some idea about driving an RC car.
The weekend was looking good, which was fortunate as the track was all grass and had some wooden jumps, rain would have made things a little interesting to say the least. The track itself was fast, flowing and quite bumpy, but this is off road racing so a few changes to the cars from the now normal astroturf that we run on were needed.
Unfortunately a few people had dropped out from the Saturday race day so the committee of DRCC decided to refund everyone that had turned up and put on a practice day of heats and finals and make it a display for the public to watch whist still running as a standard race meeting.
CML’s Jason Potter was running the new Team Associated T6.1 and the B6.1, neither were designed for grass, but with a few tweaks to the ride height and battery location both cars were flying. Jason managed to take the win with his Team Associated T6.1 and B6.1 with all the racers giving the watching public an excellent display of good close racing and driver skill.
Sunday would see a great turn out of drivers in all the classes for what promised to be another great day of racing. Again CML’s Jason Potter was running the Team Associated T6.1 and B6.1 and as it was the same layout as Saturday so no changes to either car were needed. The T6.1 was looking very fast and stable, in fact the trucks were looking as quick if not quicker that the 2wd due to the extra ground clearance.
All of the spectators from the show seemed to be enjoying the qualifying and also the BRCA’s arrive and drive cars. At the end of four rounds of qualifying it would be Jason that took TQ in the Stadium Trucks with the new Team Associated T6.1 and in the 2wd buggies with the Team Associated B6.1.
The Stadium truck final was a clean start with Lee Mansell taking the lead due a cautious start from Jason, after a few corners Jason was back in the lead and with a clean run went on to take the win. Lee was also running the new Team Associated T6.1 and battling with Jon Kedge for second place, Lee had to settle for third with less than one second between them as they crossed the line.
Stadium Trucks Top 3
1. Jason Potter [AE T6.1]
2. Jonathan Kedge [AE]
3. Lee Mansell [AE T6.1]
The start of the 2wd buggies was also a pretty clean affair, Jason made an error on the first jump dropping him back to 4th letting Mark Simson take the lead from second place on the grid.
Jason pushed hard and managed to get back up to second and on the last lap with 7 corners to managed to out jump Mark on the table top to take lead and push the B6.1 all the way to the line for the win.
2wd Buggy Top 3
1 Jason Potter [AE B6.1]
2 Mark Simpson
3 Jason Bennett [AE B6]
All in all a great weekend for the new Team Associated T6.1 and the B6.1 on grass showing that the current cars are still good on any surface. The show crowds enjoyed the racing and DRCC and the BRCA raised some money for the Air Ambulance which was the charity that DRCC were supporting.
Thank you to DRCC for the images.