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Super Production Cup Round 1

Andy Web F1 open race 2 winner
Andy Web F1 open race 2 winner

Much More mini winners
Much More mini winners

Much More mini podium
Much More mini podium

Touring 17.5 winners
Touring 17.5 winners

Touring 17.5 podium
Touring 17.5 podium

F1 hpi winners
F1 hpi winners

hpi f1 podium
hpi f1 podium

f1 open winners
f1 open winners

Open f1 podium
Open f1 podium

As an example of the RRCi web Trackside reports area, we have just received this report from RRCi's Editor Dez Chand, who attended the first round of the SPC at Ardent Raceway this weekend with one of our latest cars and onboard camera setup's in on review for the magazine!

This weekend was the first major meeting at Ardent Raceway, and the initial round of the new Super Production Cup, a brain child of Martin Reeder and Steve Fabray who most of you know as the men behind the long running Tamiya Eurocup series.  Ardent Raceway round is the only indoor event on the SPC calendar, with all other rounds held outdoors on permanent tarmac circuits. Due to the time of year, it was decided that the series was to start at a facility where the weather wouldn’t play a part in the proceedings

Ardent Raceway in Derbyshire is the UK's largest permanent Indoor facility, with a carpet track measuring 30x16 metres. Recently opened, it has become an instant hit with all that have visited the facility and in the next issue of RRCi (hit's most shelves early in April, and available to subscribers a little ealier!) you can read Dez’s report all about their Grand Opening weekend meeting, and the man responsible to see what drove him to such a fantastic venture.
 
The SPC series encompasses the following classes: -

Much-More Clubman Mini Challenge   
The Muchmore Mini Clubmen Challenge series for M-03 and M-05 Chassis front wheel drive platforms, running a Muchmore Clubman Handout motor on a maximum gearing of 35/20. The pole man Stuart Colby won both finals for the overall win, while Richard Isherwood came from 4th on the grid to take 2nd, and Simond Simmons claimed 3rd.

Team Magic 17.5 Stock TC Challenge
A 17.5 brushless touring series for the Team Magic E4JS, plus TT-01, TT01E, TA-05, TA-05-IFS, TA-05 Version 2 and TB-03 models. Eurocup champion Marcus Askell was in a class of his own and romped to Pole with two wins, leaving Mark Bristow to take a brace of 2nd places, and Sam Hopper 3rd overall.

HPI Formula Ten Challenge
The HPI Formula 10 Challenge is for HPI F10 cars only, running handout HPI Saturn 20T brushed motors and HPI Bridgestone tyres only, though the softest proved to be the only tyre to be on. Limited modifications are allowed like bearing and oil filled damper, but the gear differential is retained. The B final was won by Karl Dilworth, ahead of Bradley Dilworth and James Gardner. Class of the field was Hotbodies touring car driver Chris Clark who romped to pole and two wins in the A Final, ahead of Stan Chodzzynski 2nd, and our own Dez Chand who pipped HPI’s own Robin Davison to 3rd overall. 

F1 Open
The largest field by far was for the F1 Open, with cars from all the major manufacturers, still running the Saturn 20T motor, but this time with a choice of HPI, Cross and Pit Shimizu rubber tyres. The B final was won by Martin Cocks, from Matthew Holloway and Jamie Robinson. Pole man in the A Final running a Tamiya F104 on Pit Shimizu tyres, was Alan Harland who held off the F109 Mr Dez Chand on Cross tyres in 2nd, and Andy Web with his F104 also on Cross tyres. These top three all ended up on the same points overall and were only separated by their qualifying positions, how close do you want it?

As the races all count as individual results towards the overall championship, only two trophies were handed out; 'Most Courteous Driver' went to Richard Clarke, and 'Top Marshal' deservingly went to Jon Isherwood the enthusiastic and energetic youngster.

Our thanks go to Steve and Martin for the SPC series, and to John Dawson and the Ardent Raceway crew for putting on such a special event at such a special venue, we will be back, very soon!

To find the track location use the post code DE73 8BT in your sat nav. To see the race and test calendar, book the track for testing or to join in a race meeting, check out the web site here, or call John on 0845 5191 091

For further SPC series info, class rules, race dates and links to booking in click here

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