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  • 2016 Juniors and Vets Championships - England

    Nicolas Petit


    Last weekend was the end of year Juniors and Vets Championships.
    Many top quality drivers compete at these events.  Some of the superstars of today actually did these events for years.
    Those guys are now all older and the Vets have become a tough competition to win. 
    New Juniors are coming through and they are super quick too. 
    Well I am not Junior so it was the Veterans class for me.  To compete here one will need all their knowledge, skills and a lot more as everyone is experienced and know what to do.
    The event was held at Burry Metro just above Manchester.  An all Astro track with jumps, camber corners and very technical to get right.  A 500 mile round trip for me and I have never raced at this track before.   Weather conditions were awful all weekend.  Rain rain, wind wind and a continuous bombardment of horrid weather. 
    The 2wd event held on the Saturday and the 4wd on the Sunday.
    My 2wd car was super good all day.  As it tried to dry out it was super competitive and I was using the laydown transmission soon available from Serpent.  Superb forward traction.  While I was also racing I was constantly testing like I do these days and I was running my car super light at 1520g all up.  Very agile and managed to make the main A final easily.  I wasn’t quick enough for the win but was in contention all the way in the finals.  Enjoyed 2wd very much and TQed the V50 class and Won and retained the 2wd title for another year.
    I had some advice from one of our local Serpent guys that runs the SRX4 here and some changes were necessary.  Car was also very good in the Yuk weather conditions.  Track was drying out quick through the day as the rain eased off.  Unfortunately that took my advantage away and was not able to complete for a win today.  Took the TQ and Win for the V50 class again though and once again double V50 champ for the UK.


    By Tony Evdoka

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