- Team Associated RC12R5.2 - Olly Jefferies - BRCA National - Chesterfield - 18.03.2012 -
Olly does the double for Associated
Chesterfield national sees Olly Jefferies and Team Associated secure National Stock title.
Only weeks after securing the BRCA 1:12 modified title Olly Jefferies added the 1:12 stock title to his winter haul after taking another dominant win at the Chesterfield National. Olly went in to the event leading the stock class, the only person who could beat him to the title was David Spashett. Olly took TQ for the A final but it wasn’t the dominant performance we had seen early in the season. It took a good clean last qualifying run from Olly to take pole for the A final.
In the final Olly drove conservatively making sure he held off the chasing pack. Olly would be first to admit his set up for the final was not spot on but he held on to take the win ahead of David Spashett and Mark Stiles. A great result for Olly and a second national title for the Reedy powered 12R5.1.
Making his return to on road racing was Craig Drescher who was making a one-off appearance and showed he had lost none of carpet racing skills. Craig qualified for the A final in seventh place. Qualifying ninth was Zak Smith. Zak continues to impress for Associated and after a tough mid race battle he brought his Novak powered 12R5.1 home in seventh place. Another good result for the Associated youngsters was put in by Kyle Gardner, who won the D final. Another of the Associated on-road team taking the Chesterfield challenge was regular touring car national driver Chris Slater.
On Sunday the modified class took centre stage. Having already won the championship there was no real pressure on Olly but from the off he was quick and setting the pace in practice. Come the qualifying heats, Olly seemed to struggle and going in to the last round he was fourth. A clean quick run in the final round saw him take TQ. Out of the 12 meetings that go to make up the BRCA national series Olly has TQ’d 11 of them this season, a very impressive statistic. Zak Smith once again made the A qualifying seventh one place in front of Craig Drescher.
Olly won the A final ahead of David Spashett then, capping off a weekend where he really enjoyed his on road come back, Craig Drescher made the podium in third. Zak once again was solid and fast and finished seventh with his 12R5.1. Chris Slater had a much better day on Sunday as Kyle Gardener both a final up on where they were on Saturday.
With two national titles under his belt Olly has proved once again that the Associated 12R5.1 combined with Reedy Lipo’s and Motors is the package to have. It was a dominant winter campaign for Olly and he got the up most from his car and equipment.