My location: United States
Jun 6, 2011

The third round of the 2011 British National series was held on the last weekend in May at the Brookland circuit in the south of England. The weather forecast for the meeting was not looking too good with showers predicted. Despite this the weather held off and we managed to have another dry meeting.
The traction was quite low to start off with but by the end of Saturday’s practice it had risen to a decent level.
In qualifying Mark Green took FTD with Johnathon Dobney 2nd, and Kyle Branson 3rd. I managed to get 4th just a few seconds behind.

Qualifying results:

1 Mark Green 20/ 5m 11.46 Serpent 733
2 Johnathan Dobney20/ 5m 12.91 Serpent 733
3 Kyle Branson 20/ 5m 13.92 Serpent 733
4 Joe Kerry 19/ 5m 0.47 Serpent 733
5 Simon Wood 19/ 5m 1.48
6 Adam Catchpole 19/ 5m 4.86
7 Andrew Hastings 19/ 5m 5.56
8 Neal King 19/ 5m 6.39 Serpent 733
9 Matthew Cook 19/ 5m 10.40 Serpent 733
10 Alex Thurston 19/ 5m 14.67

In the final I had a bad start and was at the back of the group. After working my way back up the order I was battling for the lead with Johnathon for a lot of the race. I eventually managed to get past and began to open up a small gap. Unfortunately Johnathon suffered an engine cut soon after so I was able to drive to the finish. I crossed the line over a lap in front of 2nd place and take my first BRCA National win! Matthew Cook finished 3rd and completed an all Serpent podium.

Final Results:

1 Joe Kerry 109/30m 2.36 Serpent 733
2 Johnathon Dobney 108/30m 11.05 Serpent 733
3 Matthew Cook 105/30m 1.52 Serpent 733
4 Kyle Branson 89/28m 7.27 Serpent 733
5 Alex Thurston 84/23m 29.47
6 Simon Wood 83/30m 7.05
7 Adam Catchpole 59/17m 38.56
8 Neal King 43/12m 57.45 Serpent 733
9 Andrew Hastings 35/9m 49.50
10 Mark Green 6/1m 44.06 Serpent 733

Thanks to, Serpent UK, Elite rc racing, RC Sure-start, Contact RC, YMC Racing, RC