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Schumacher Indoor Masters Finals  18/03/2016
 

 

This past weekend saw the sixth and final round of the fantastic Worksop Series taking place.

With no let up in drivers wanting a race entry to this hugely popular series, it was a full line up of 15 heats, with 8 heats of 2wd and 7 heats of 4wd.

As always Round by round qualifying was the racing format, with the best 2 results from 4 rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position.

Some championship contenders were unable to make this race, therefore it meant that no overall championship positions were yet decided and all was still to play for in the top 10 in both championships,
therefore the points at this event were vital for some drivers.

In 2wd it was a very close fought battle, 4 different drivers all setting TQ in each round and leaving things extremely close, therefore their 2nd best result was key to a top qualifying spot.
Schumacher's Danny McGee was the man on Pole ready for the A Final with his KF2 SE!

Danny had a flag to flag victory in the final, driving a brilliant controlled race and never looking behind him. Driving off into the distance Danny managed to finish 8 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
However behind Danny it was all happening, cars changing positions in the early laps and some great close racing.
It was a surprise to everybody and I am sure he won't mind me saying as he was also surprised, in 2nd place it was the 'old pro' Karl Marsden coming through from 6th on the grid with some great overtakes and good driving,
while others were making mistakes Mr 'Consistent' Marsden was holding his own and managed to finish a great 2nd just ahead of a hard charging Craig Collinson towards the end of the race.

The A Final 2wd result was:

1 Danny McGee  Schumacher
2 Karl Marsden  Kyosho
3 Craig Collinson Team C
4 Greg Williams  Schumacher
5 Fabian Simonini Durango
6 Steven Pierce  Yokomo
7 Richard Lowe  Team C
8 James Helliwell Schumacher
9 Eugene Galley  Schumacher
10 Paul Crompton Team C

In 4wd it was a totally different story, Schumacher's Greg Williams was on top form and set TQ in all 4 rounds of qualifying, therefore lining up on Pole position.
He was in fantastic form and his Schumacher Cat K2 was handling awesome. Behind Greg the rest of the drivers were fairly close so it was going to be an exciting final.

There was no change in the A final and Greg carried on where he left off in qualifying, taking the victory in the 4wd class. Behind him James Helliwell was into 2nd and doing what he could, trying to put
pressure on Greg. All the way up to 3rd place after now getting his car as he liked it, Danny McGee would round out the top 3 in the class for Schumacher.
A special mention has to go to young Edward Callan, making his first ever Worksop A Final and not only doing so, but finishing in a brilliant 5th place too. Maybe a young star of the future to watch out for!

The 4wd A Final result was:

1 Greg Williams  Schumacher
2 James Helliwell Schumacher
3 Danny McGee  Schumacher
4 Craig Collinson Team C
5 Edward Callan  Xray
6 Mitchell Fiddling Schumacher
7 Ben Jemison  Schumacher
8 James Hart  Schumacher
9 Steven Pierce  Xray
10 Andy Pearson  Kyosho

So after the racing was over it was onto the presentation for the Series top 10 in each class.
Some superb pit boards was the prizes on offer for the top 10, many thanks to TKR Graphics:

The 2wd Championship top 3 were:

1st Place - Craig Collinson

2nd Place - Danny McGee

3rd Place - Richard Lowe

The 4wd Championship top 3 were:

2nd Place - Greg Williams

3rd Place - Danny Mcgee

 

Full results from the event and the Series overall positions can be found here:

Next up was the famous end of Series raffle, which the club had organised with Schumacher Racing and also some prizes were kindly donated by Alex at Moss Models - Many thanks Alex and also a huge thanks for doing the shop at each round.

So that concludes another fantastic race series at Worksop.

As always a massive thankyou to the Worksop crew for all of their hard work, it's been one of the biggest and best yet. And of course to you the racers for attending the series and having a great time.

We shall be back with another series starting in September, the entry form will be online and available in the near future.

Hope to see you there.


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