- Team Associated RC12R5.2 - Olly Jefferies - BRCA Nationals - Teesside - 19.02.2012 -
Olly Takes BRCA Title for Associated
The 12R5.1 proved unbeatable at Teesside as Olly Jefferies dominates 1:12 National.
There are very rare occasions in RC racing when a car and driver are in perfect harmony, but it would seem that Olly Jefferies and his Reedy powered 12R5.1 found that sweet spot at the weekend as the combination dominated both the 10.5 Stock class, and Modified class, at the weekends BRCA 1:12 national.
The Teesside venue is slightly different to the majority of 1:12 tracks with its unusual L shape layout. However, this technical track seem to play to the strengths of Olly, as on Saturday he TQ’d every round of qualifying, to sit on pole for the stock A final, ahead of multiple world champion David Spashett. If anyone looked capable of taking the fight in stock to Olly it was David.
Olly's Associated 12R5.1.
Joining Olly once again in the A final was, Zak Smith. Still relatively new to 1:12 Zak is showing good speed with his Novak powered 12R5.1 and is mixing it with some of the top names in the class and quickly making a name for himself.
In the Stock A final Olly eased a comfortable lead which he maintained to the end and took the win ahead of David Spashett and Mark Stiles. The result leaves Olly only needing a top six finish in the final round at Chesterfield to secure the national Stock title.
Olly with Zak (left) and Zak's Associated 12R5.1.
Sunday in Modified Olly dominated once again. For this report it could have been a case of 'copy and paste' as once again Olly took every round of qualifying and took pole for the A final ahead of Andy Griffiths and Mark Stiles. For the second day in succession Zak was in the A qualifying eighth.
Olly claims the Stock title.
Once Olly got into his stride he cruised to what looked like an easy victory over Andy Griffiths and Mick Farrell. In winning the meeting Olly secured this seasons BRCA Modified title.
“Weekends like this are very rare, I felt everything came together at the right time, I felt comfortable with my driving, the car felt good, power was good and the car was easy to drive, I could drive well within my limits and still be quick, for those watching the finals it might have looked a bit boring but with a national title at stake I did not want to take unnecessary chances” Olly Jefferies
Olly claims the Modified title.