maritime ellis

Race report by Mark Headling:

So on the 10/5/16 saw the first meeting on Maritime Raceways new Astro surface. Maritime Raceway is the UK’s best indoor facility’s offering regular off-road club racing on a Tuesday evening and Touring Car/GT12 on a Thursday evening with the Off road World Cup and Off Road Wars Series being held at this venue. Keep up with the latest news on the Maritime Raceway Facebook group.

Maritime track

It was a busy evening with 4 heats of 2wd and 1 heat of 4wd, we had Team TLR, Kyosho and Serpent all running their new high grip astro car’s.

Round 1 FTD 2wd:

  1. Ellis Stafford TLR TQ : 18 laps 305.3
  2. Billy Fletcher TLR : 18 laps 311.78
  3. Chris Delves TLR: 18 laps 311.95

Round 1 FTD 4wd:

  1. Steve Smith Xray: 18 laps 312.64
  2. Darren Lewis Kyosho: 17 laps 314.60
  3. Neil Colgate Sworkz: 15 308.2

Round 2 FTD 2wd:

  1. Ellis Stafford TLR TQ : 19 laps 314.71
  2. Billy Fletcher TLR : 18 laps 311.78
  3. Chris Delves TLR: 18 laps 311.95

Round 2 FTD 4wd:

  1. Steve Smith Xray: 18 laps 312.64
  2. Darren Lewis Kyosho: 17 laps 314.60
  3. Duncan Martin AE : 16 laps 307.6

Round 3 FTD 2wd:

  1. Ellis Stafford TLR TQ : 19 laps 314.71
  2. Billy Fletcher TLR : 18 laps 311.78
  3. Chris Delves TLR: 18 laps 311.95

Round 3 FTD 4wd:

  1. Steve Smith Xray: 18 laps 312.64
  2. Darren Lewis Kyosho: 17 laps 314.60
  3. Duncan Martin AE : 17 laps 318.14

So onto the A finals:

2wd:

We saw a TLR 1,2,3 on the grid, Ellis got off to a good start with Billy Fletcher and Chris Delves giving chase, Ellis used all his experience and kept the chasing TLR cars at bay for the first few laps with a TLR freight train at the front of the final. We were a minute into the race and we saw a mistake from Chris Delves letting Demetri (RZ6) through into 3rd place and a small traction roll from Billy saw Demetri move up to the 2nd spot, a few hot laps saw some traction rolls from Demetri and Billy and Chris were back up to second/third places meanwhile Ellis Stafford kept up the pace and keep it clean saw him extend his lead to + 4 seconds. So onto the last minute of the race saw Ellis pulling away into the distance with Chris Delves in 2nd after some mistakes from Billy and this was how the A final ended with Ellis taking the win from Chris Delves and Billy Fletcher in 3rd place, a good show for TLR and the new laydown transmission car.

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A final results:

  1. Ellis Stafford TLR 19 laps 313.40
  2. Chris Delves TLR 18 laps 308.58
  3. Billy Fletcher TLR 18 laps 316.97
  4. David Shedd Xray 17 laps 307.32
  5. Demetri Panayides Kyosho 17 laps 301.62
  6. Lee Harris Xray 16 laps 301.62
  7. Tony Evdoka Serpent 16 laps 304.94
  8. Paul Tapsell Xray 16 laps 316.53
  9. Richard Gasson Kyosho 15 laps 300.14
  10. Stephen Wilkinson TLR 14 laps 300.95

maritime kyosho

4wd:

Steve Smith lined up on pole with his Xray XB4 16 with Darren Lewis Kyosho ZX6 in second and Duncan Martins B44.3 in 3rd, it was a clean start with Steve Smith putting in some quick laps early on in the final to build up a cushion of 3 second, mid way through the race saw a few mistakes from Steve Smith letting Darren Lewis take up the lead, Darren lead for a few laps but Steve Smiths Xray had the pace and he was soon back in the lead and didn’t look back taking the win by 2.8 seconds with Darren Lewis finishing second and Duncan Martin 3rd.