The Schumacher team was in full force today at Stotfold Winter Series Rnd 4, the track has seen plenty of work over the last few months. Drivers were greeted with a cold and frosty track in the morning which would dry out through the day, enough for a dry tyre!!
In 4wd Schumacher driver Paul Timberlake was out to cement his position as championship leader, a good result today could see Paul take the win.
Qualifying would go to Simon Moss followed by Tristram Neal and Paul Timberlake resulting in a Schumacher lock out, all drivers using the new Cat K1.
In 2wd David Poulter would take the top spot joint on points with Kevin Lee, followed by Schumacher driver Kit Jones.
4wd A Main – Paul Timberlake and Tristram Neal would have a close battle over the five minutes, after both drivers were able to get passed Simon Moss following an early mistake. In the end after a number of position changes Trish would come out on top, just over a second behind was Paul and in 3rd Simon Overall. Again proving the Schumacher Cat K1 was the car to beat with a full podium.
With his 2nd place today Paul Timberlake takes the 4wd Winter Series Championship.
2wd A Main – This would be another thriller…. Kev Lee started off like he meant business, quickly passing TQ man Poulter. But not letting his title chances slip away that easily John Spencer had made two places on the first two corners running 3rd. On lap 2 Poulter made an error which allowed Spencer through to 2nd, he must have thought his luck was in as on lap 3 it was Kev Lee who rolled giving the lead to Spencer. The next 10 laps would see some of the closest racing ever, not more than a fag paper between Poulter, Spencer and Kev. Spencer was holding a tight line and Kev was looking to make up move inside and OUT!! On lap 11 Kev managed to get round the outside forcing Spencer to take a different line over the table top, this gave Kev and Poulter the chance to go by. Into the last lap and it was the Kyosho’s of Kev and Poulter followed by Spencer, Kev crossed the line ahead of Spencer who managed to pull a good move on Poulter on the very last lap.
So with these results both Kev and John are level on 299 points... it will go to the last round or both drivers will tie on points.
4WD A Final
1 2 Tristram Neal 12/ 5m 9.45
2 3 Paul Timberlake 12/ 5m 10.11
3 5 Simon Overall 12/ 5m 24.60
4 9 John Myall 12/ 5m 25.47
5 6 David Evans 11/ 5m 1.53
6 4 Joseph Cockill 11/ 5m 12.37
7 10 James Blease 11/ 5m 18.10
8 8 James Wright 11/ 5m 25.87
9 1 Simon Moss 7/ 3m 9.00
10 7 James White
2WD A Final
1 2 Kevin Lee 12/ 5m 18.04
2 5 John Spencer 12/ 5m 19.82
3 1 David Poulter 12/ 5m 20.12
4 4 Nigel Buck 12/ 5m 24.94
5 3 Kit Jones 11/ 5m 2.38
6 6 David Orbell 11/ 5m 4.52
7 8 Colin Buck 11/ 5m 6.27
8 7 Ian Buck 11/ 5m 10.63
9 10 Simon Watson 11/ 5m 13.68
10 9 Jonathan Brown 11/ 5m 17.55