UK GRP Dirt Challenge

The 2008 GRP Dirt Challenge was held once again at the awesome track of Deerdale. The track has had a major improvement since last year and has gone to full astroturf, not dirt. The club have done a great job in retaining the character of the old track with the jumps and bumps by laying the astro on top of the old track. It is nice to drive a track with bumps with astro as the cars have enough grip to corner fast and take the bumps with ease.

A Final Truggy

The 20 minute A final was thrilling to watch with Lee Taylor having bumped up from the C Final into the A carving his way through the field. By about half distance he had took the lead and never looked back. After a bad start Brennan then had to fight his way up through the field to take second. Karl drove consistently to take a well deserved third place right on Brennans heels.

1 Lee Taylor XRAY XT8
2 Brennan Ralls XRAY XT8

3 Karl Marsden
4 Martin Hughes
5 Steven Bond

A Final Buggy

The 20 minute A final was plagued by the weather and a lot of mistakes for most drivers. Lee Martin had a flag to flag victory and was never really troubled. The snow fell half way through the final again and made it very interesting for a while leaving the closing stages to be a little bit slippery. Simon Willetts took a controlled drive to finish second. Brennan Ralls had a very good drive showing great maturity under pressure after bumping up from the B final to take 3rd. Bruce Thompson was fighting for third with Brennan and for the last 2 minutes these two had a great scrap.

1 Lee Martin
2 Simon Willetts
3 Brennan Ralls XRAY XB808
4 Bruce Thompson
5 Kevin Brunsden XRAY XB808
6 Stephen Childerhouse
7 Mike Craddock
8 Jamie Booth
9 Anthony Potter
10 Dave Grunhill
11 Steve Concannon XRAY XB8EC

Source : XRAY

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