Team Hot Bodies/Orion/Nosram drivers Andy Moore and Olly Jefferies had a front row lock out at the final round of the BRCA modified touring car nationals, in the finals they had to give second best to new champion Chris Grainger but not before two breath taking finals.
The final round of the national series saw all three classes, 27 turn, 19 turn super stock and modified all together for a two day meeting at the fast Cotswold track. Qualifying on Saturday saw Olly Jefferies well out in front with a new track record. Olly held FTD over night but in the final qualifying run on Sunday morning Andy Moore piped Olly by just under a second. Elliott Harper was an excellent fourth on the grid with his Cyclone and Stewart Noble also made his first ever modified A final. Jon Bowden made a spectacular return to the national scene, after missing most of this years nationals Jon was straight back on the pace and made the A final.
The two legs of the final were gripping right from the off and all eyes were Andy and Olly, the world champ was kept under pressure and could not relax for a second as Olly kept close to his rear bumper and pushed up the inside at every opportunity, Andy needed all his skill to keep his team mate at bay, but then as they crossed the line for the final lap Andy clipped a kerb and Olly was through but the hard racing had taken it out of his batteries and as Olly completed the final lap he had his pocket picked by Chris Grainger who took the win.
Second final and same again Olly hassling Andy right from the off, in the dying seconds it looked like Andy would hold on this time but then on the straight Olly drove past a slowing Andy, all was looking for Olly then he started to slow, unbelievably Chris stole the win yet again.
It was a testament to the Hot Bodies drivers that if they had decided not to go for team orders and control the race tactically they would have scored a relatively easy wins, they both had a performance advantage over Chris but they chose to race and race hard for the win, they entertained the crowd with two classic nail biting races and everyone watching appreciated that.
In the final standings of the series Andy finished second with Olly close behind, congratulations to Chris Grainger on his championship win, throughout the year these three have been the class of the field.
Source : Mirage Racing