February 18th played host to round 5th of the Schumacher winter series presented by the Louth Radio control car club. A fast flowing track would meet the drivers of the On and Off Road classes
A drop in numbers for the off road classes, but still some close action on track. Hot off his Worksop championship Mitch Fiddling would take tq in both the 2wd and 4wd classes, setting the pace. Two flag to flag victories for Mitch in both finals in both classes, as Jason Lovely gave chase in the 2wd, followed home by Jk in 3rd.
Mitch Fiddling- Schumacher KC
Jason Lovely- Xray
Simon Babb- Xray
Michael Burks- Losi
4wd was another pair of flag to flag victories as Mitch Fiddling took convincing wins in both finals, and close to wrapping up both championships to add to his Worksop success.
Mitch Fiddling- Schumacher K2
Danny Cohen - Xray
Richard Howells- Xray
Oliver Toothill- Xray
The club class, with 17.5 Open motors and speed controllers, was the biggest class of this round with a few healthy additions. Jason Lovely would set the pace in qualifying and see this pace carried through to the double headed finals. Regular pace setter Andrew Babb would bring home 2nd, and racing a Schumacher SST 99 Kevin Bishop would bring home 3rd. This result would mean all to play for in this championship.
Jason Lovely - Xray
Andrew Babb- Xray
Kevin Bishop- Schumacher SST 99
Phil Campbell- Xray
Danny Cohen- Xray
13.5 would consist of a small group of drivers, but non less competitive. Chris Lovely draw first blood in qualifying, but national winner James Hart would seize proceedings taking a convincing top qualifying position. Previous round winner Alex Brocklebank would line up 3rd and Mikey Mansell 4th.
Two tone to tone victories for James Hart, would see him take the win and the championship with two rounds to spare. Some close racing between Alex Brocklebank and Mikey Mansell would see them come home 2nd and 3rd.
James Hart - Schumacher mi6evo
Alex Brocklebank- Schumacher mi6evo
Mikey Mansell- Capricorn
Chris Lovely- Xray
Lisa Keen- Xray
GT12 saw a small number of drivers, but this didn't take away the close action on track. Never separated by more than a few seconds, the action between the five drivers. Jordon Leavis would set a stunning pace on his first time at Louth, with Matt Cook and Jaco can see Sterren, and Craig Illingworth.
The finals were much the same, the lead swapping hands on many occasions, with many gasps and amazement from the on watching crowd. Jordon would bring home the victory here with his Schumacher Atom, Jaco would switch roles with Matt in 2nd, and Matt would make up the podium in 3rd
Jordon Leavis - Schumacher Atom CC
Jaco Van Der Sterren- Zen
Matt Cook- Schumacher Atom CC
Craig Illingworth- Schumacher Atom
Sean Cohen- Mardave
The penultimate round 6 takes place in three weeks time, meaning a short turn around for the drivers to get ready. Hope to see many of you there on March 11th.