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jimmy
29-08-2009, 07:37 PM
The final round BRCA 2WD National series took place today at York Clubs brand new RobinHood Raceway venue. Tom Cockerill took early control of qualifying, absolutely dominating with a pace that no one could match - taking all four rounds of qualifying against the best the UK had to offer. Toms XFactory X6, powered by Vampire cells and Novak electrics lined up pole in the A final and only a mistake in leg two spoilt a perfect day - with Tom winning his first, and very well deserved, BRCA National.

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Ellis Stafford also confirmed the overall 2WD national championship title by finishing 2nd overall to Tom - enough to leapfrog XFactory team mate Phil Sleigh and retain his title for the second year in a row. 6 rounds of the 2WD Championship have seen 6 different drivers take wins - amazing.

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Full report, interviews and gallery will be online soon! Thanks to our sponsors for the oOple coverage of this series, Schumacher Racing.

MikePimlott
29-08-2009, 07:52 PM
Excellent for Tom and Ellis well done. :thumbsup: Unlucky Phil.

jono83
29-08-2009, 07:53 PM
Congrats to Tom and Ellis

YoungChazz
29-08-2009, 07:56 PM
MAJOR congratulations to all four X-Team drivers at Blythe and for the entire season!

To Tom, for his first TQ, first win, and race domination.

To Ellis, Two In A Row. Way to go, Captain!!!

To Phil, for his first National win, and second in the Championship.

And to Super Dan, for his first A Final and best year ever.

It's been an incredible two years for X Factory. Somebody put me back in my cage before I hurt myself! So proud for The Boyz.

stegger
29-08-2009, 07:59 PM
Well done Tom :thumbsup: and well done to Ellis for taking 2WD national championship 2 years in a row :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: were did sleigh finish ? does he finish runner up in the championship ?
:thumbsup::thumbsup: Way to go X-FACTORY :thumbsup::thumbsup:

jono83
29-08-2009, 08:04 PM
Yep he sure does.

NeilD
29-08-2009, 08:10 PM
Well done TC. :thumbsup:

YoungChazz
29-08-2009, 08:31 PM
Yes, Phil is second in the Championship. X Factory 1-2 and 2 in a row.

Darren Boyle
29-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Yep just to mirror everyone else comments, I have just got back home in Watford from the long trip back from the track at Blythe and what a great result all round for the whole team today.

Tom was awesome, he looked so smooth and in control all day, very un-Tom like to be honest, well deserved TQ and win. This result elavated him in the championship to his favourite postion in racing - 11th :thumbsup:

Dan was just chuffed to be in the A, I even told him if he didint finish top three in the last leg that he would be sacked and low and behold after two tenth places he was running third for over 2 minutes if the last leg, but then dropped a few places (sorry mate - fired :p LOL --- Joking, before anyone says anything)

Phil once more showed great consistency by putting it in the A again but just ran out of his "2009" luck today and could not quite hang on to his slender series lead, but 2nd is no walkover and is still a great result by anyones level

Then Ellis, who had his work to do today and was under immense pressure (mostly put on by himself) but with a combination of controlled agression, smooth driving (yes Ellis and smooth, not normally two words in the same sentance) and his own little slice of luck when Tom went over in leg 2, came though to a guarrenteed 2nd which was enough for him to retain his 2wd title.

Back to Back titles is great, not just for Ellis himself but the whole team, a series 1-2 is a superb acheivement (with 4 X6's in the top ten) and 4 national wins in a season with four different drivers using the car is just amazing (Phil, Ellis, Tom and our most famous "non" sponsored driver Kevin Lee - LOL :p)

For me, I am proud of the job these guys have all done for our team this season and have shown once more that the X-Factory X6 Squared car is THE car to beat at present on most tracks, Tom has today given VAMPIRE RACING its first national TQ and win using all their products and of course their LIPO batteries too and all drivers have been using CVD's (Tom was using the all new C-CVD's today) from MIP also. All drivers are using carbon fibre parts such as the front shock tower and carbon squat shimz from the DMS PARTZ range too.

Chazz has a team that he should be proud of this evening.......

YoungChazz
30-08-2009, 05:22 AM
Yo Darren. Any chance that might be TWO hours 33 minutes, about 65 MPH average?

One hour 33 min = 110 MPH average.

Do The Math!


If it is one hour 33 min, it will cost you dearly for me not to tell Michelle!!!

Darren Boyle
30-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Yo Darren. Any chance that might be TWO hours 33 minutes, about 65 MPH average?

One hour 33 min = 110 MPH average.

Do The Math!


If it is one hour 33 min, it will cost you dearly for me not to tell Michelle!!!

I left the track at just before 8pm and pulled into the TGI Friday's restaurant in Watford (about 3 miles from home) at just after **:30pm to meet up with some friends who had been racing 1/8th scale at Slough. I did check the sat nav and ther "whole" journey (to home) was 153 miles and not 163 like I put, but it certainly was not a slow journey home ;) (must of been the excitement of the day... I knew I took the car instead of the van for a reason!!)

shark
30-08-2009, 06:34 PM
I think you should give Ferrari a ring for the no2 spot:woot:

stegger
30-08-2009, 06:36 PM
Ant news on todays results ? :)

Darren Boyle
30-08-2009, 06:38 PM
I think you should give Ferrari a ring for the no2 spot:woot: LOL, just had one of those "lucky" journeys with no traffic or hold ups anywhere. It took me nearly 3hr to do the same journey there in the morning with traffic jams and holds up everywhere....

Darren Boyle
30-08-2009, 06:39 PM
Ant news on todays results ? :) I know Tom made the A today but I know very little else at the moment.......

mikeyscott
30-08-2009, 06:50 PM
LOL, just had one of those "lucky" journeys with no traffic or hold ups anywhere and made the most of it. It took me 2hr 20min to do the same journey there in the morning with traffic jams and holds up everywhere....

What were you driving... RS4, M3 ;)

Congrats the X-Factory team. When I retire my XXCR I'll be looking at one of these. Wish I'd kept my B4 now..

V-Rossi
30-08-2009, 07:08 PM
What were you driving... RS4, M3 ;)

Congrats the X-Factory team. When I retire my XXCR I'll be looking at one of these. Wish I'd kept my B4 now..
Or a CR2 :cool:

elvo
30-08-2009, 08:47 PM
Tom was awesome, he looked so smooth and in control all day, very un-Tom like to be honest,

... smooth driving (yes Ellis and smooth, not normally two words in the same sentance) ...


Must've been those gay front tyres! :p

ben
30-08-2009, 09:10 PM
I know Tom made the A today but I know very little else at the moment.......

Think Ellis was in the C, phil the B and Dan the D?

Darren Boyle
30-08-2009, 09:27 PM
Think Ellis was in the C, phil the B and Dan the D? Cheers Ben, Well done on your A final dude, you will be asking Ellis if he wants your autograph soon...... ;)

Darren Boyle
30-08-2009, 09:29 PM
What were you driving... RS4, M3 ;)
I wish.......Mondeo ST

Darren Boyle
30-08-2009, 09:31 PM
Or a CR2 :cool:
LOL, I would of been home half hour slower than with an X6 if I did.... LOL

Must've been those gay front tyres! :p
You can say that again Elvo, never thought I would see the day that Ellis and Tom the two "full throttle junkies" prefer to run staggers....

ben
30-08-2009, 09:47 PM
haha thanks man.

Freakypen
30-08-2009, 10:42 PM
Yep just wanna say well done to Tom-stunning 2wd!! Also well done to Neil Cragg in 4wd-did what was needed-sorry Lee dude.

Freakypen
30-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Oh also a very well done to all involved at RHR for such a great track and race meeting-I personally really enjoyed it. :thumbsup:

Freakypen
30-08-2009, 10:47 PM
Yeah well done Ben for pipping me in the final......:mad: haha!! Good drive dude :thumbsup:

jhammond
31-08-2009, 04:46 PM
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mikeyscott
31-08-2009, 05:26 PM
Average of 135.. Err no don't belive that one bit.

Any news on the report?

Northy
31-08-2009, 07:02 PM
You can say that again Elvo, never thought I would see the day that Ellis and Tom the two "full throttle junkies" prefer to run staggers....

Tom does listen to me sometimes it seems :woot::woot:

super__dan
31-08-2009, 07:13 PM
Thanks to everyone who was so nice on sat and congratulated me and patted me on the back, I really was made up and had a massive grin on my face. Legs 1 and 2 I was a big girls blouse but got involved in leg 3 which really finished my year off on a high :)

Go team!

Northy
31-08-2009, 07:25 PM
We all love you Dan :)

I love seeing what I class as "my guys" (NE drivers) in the main - well chuffed with this weekend, and it's great to see how all the NE guys rally round if the guys need any help with the three legs :thumbsup:

G

Richard Lowe
31-08-2009, 07:36 PM
Legs 1 and 2 I was a big girls blouse
"Just happy to be there" :lol:

Garry Driffill
31-08-2009, 07:43 PM
Good going Dan!

Stu
31-08-2009, 08:01 PM
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Stu
31-08-2009, 08:05 PM
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Stu
31-08-2009, 08:09 PM
"Dan - do the 'X'"

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Garry Driffill
31-08-2009, 09:09 PM
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He lost the bet then :lol:

Garry Driffill
31-08-2009, 09:10 PM
"Dan - do the 'X'"


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Facebook profile picture of the century! :lol:

Nick Goodall
01-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Average of 135.. Err no don't belive that one bit.

Any news on the report?

RS6+ would make that pretty comfortable, however i'm not sure that bragging about averaging 135mph on a Motorway (via a Public Forum) is such a great idea :lol:

mikeyscott
01-09-2009, 03:20 PM
RS6+ would make that pretty comfortable, however i'm not sure that bragging about averaging 135mph on a Motorway (via a Public Forum) is such a great idea :lol:

Granted. Equally I know the RS6 is limited to 155 (unless you pay a visit to a nice tuner), however the problem is I just can't see it being the average speed. RS6/RS4 are on the list of must have cars for me.. I'll settle for a MK5 R32 or new S3 for the mo...

I have done a very quick run to Le Mans and I was very quick, but my average was certainly not that high. Calais to Le Man, 3am motorway. Get the picture.

Indeed wouldn't got bragging plus I think it's pretty stupid as most of us are pretty below par handling a car at that speed.

Chrislong
02-09-2009, 07:35 AM
I wish.......Mondeo ST

Good choice! TDCI?

MHeadling
02-09-2009, 08:04 AM
It's a V6 petrol ST, Darren took me in it once for a spin, it went really well actually. I'm not sure if it was the car or Darrens brisk driving and late braking moves!!

mikeyscott
02-09-2009, 08:06 AM
Nice, I like the V6 version and have looked at them myself. Red Recaro seats etc :)

Darren Boyle
02-09-2009, 10:57 AM
It is indeed now the TDCi version (non standard though), I chopped in the V6 about 2 years ago (now I dont get to drive it much, the Mrs always has it :thumbdown:) It is the same model in the same colour and I have transferred our cherished plate across to it too, so those who had seen it may not of realised it had changed.

RudeTony
02-09-2009, 01:58 PM
It's a V6 petrol ST, Darren took me in it once for a spin, it went really well actually. I'm not sure if it was the car or Darrens brisk driving and late braking moves!!

Anyone that gets in a real car with DB is a BRAVE man - have you lot seen him drive his buggies - Man what a thought - You have no chance Darren - Fell for that some years back then some weeks later had a heart attack - Love you really!!!!

Nick Goodall
02-09-2009, 02:27 PM
Anyone that gets in a real car with DB is a BRAVE man - have you lot seen him drive his buggies - Man what a thought - You have no chance Darren - Fell for that some years back then some weeks later had a heart attack - Love you really!!!!

I remember you telling me about Darren and his old Rover Coupe (Turbo i think??) and doing a Handbrake turn to save doing a 3-point turn sounds familiar ;-)

Darren Boyle
02-09-2009, 03:09 PM
I remember you telling me about Darren and his old Rover Coupe (Turbo i think??) and doing a Handbrake turn to save doing a 3-point turn sounds familiar ;-)
LOL I remember it well, Tonys face was a picture, we were 5 up and the missus was in the front seat too (arm still hurts from the slap I got)

Anyone that gets in a real car with DB is a BRAVE man - have you lot seen him drive his buggies - Man what a thought - You have no chance Darren - Fell for that some years back then some weeks later had a heart attack - Love you really!!!! LOL

Anyhow, you lot make out to be really bad, I seem to recall being overtaken many a time on the way back from a race meeting here or there from some of you very people, now I would not of been hanging around but you lot still whistled past me :woot:
A certain black Vauxhall Mr Evdoka ;)

tyreman
02-09-2009, 03:12 PM
LOL I remember it well, Tonys face was a picture, we were 5 up and the missus was in the front seat too (arm still hurts from the slap I got)

Anyhow, you lot make out to be really bad, I seem to recall being overtaken many a time on the way back from a race meeting here or there from some of you very people, now I would not of been hanging around but you lot still whistled past me :woot:
A certain black Vauxhall Mr Evdoka ;)

I remember that black omega estate he passed me on the inside down the slip road, then when the truck wouldn't let him out he carried on down the hard shoulder, for about 3/4 mile:woot:

Lee
02-09-2009, 04:08 PM
You would never see me doing anything like that :thumbsup:

RudeTony
02-09-2009, 06:45 PM
You lot are funny! :) and by the way Mr Boyle the Black Omega is STILL in my hands and I may get her out for a spin soon - she runs over 400BHP these days rolling on 20" chomes !!!
She is my baby and will stay with me till I die......God this brings memories back.....I AM NEVER GETTING IN A CAR WITH YOU unless it hasn't got a handbrake - well done Nick for the memory - I nearly s**t myself
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njc11
02-09-2009, 09:02 PM
You lot are funny! :) and by the way Mr Boyle the Black Omega is STILL in my hands and I may get her out for a spin soon - she runs over 400BHP these days rolling on 20" chomes !!!
She is my baby and will stay with me till I die......God this brings memories back.....I AM NEVER GETTING IN A CAR WITH YOU unless it hasn't got a handbrake - well done Nick for the memory - I nearly s**t myself
pic attached

That looks really nice... so whats under the bonnet? a blown 3.0 V6 or is it supercharged etc who did it all for you? Courtenay, Regal??

Im a Vauxhall man..:thumbsup:

Cheers

Nick

mikeyscott
02-09-2009, 09:07 PM
Regal Autosport with their dodgy rolling road... :thumbdown:

RudeTony
02-09-2009, 09:10 PM
That looks really nice... so whats under the bonnet? a blown 3.0 V6 or is it supercharged etc who did it all for you? Courtenay, Regal??

Im a Vauxhall man..:thumbsup:

Cheers

Nick


Hi yah Nick - no no noooo
We are a modification company mate and this has been my baby for a very very long time.
Cams - Chipped and 2 very big 11 pound NOS bottles in the boot - progresive 200BHP though that and it does move - 3.2 bored to 3.5 in soon as well

njc11
02-09-2009, 09:12 PM
Regal Autosport with their dodgy rolling road... :thumbdown:

LOL sooooooo true!!

TMS in Milton Keynes probably has one of the best...Dyno Dynamics...

RudeTony
02-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Rolling roads are as good as the personnel using them and NO more!!
I can tell you a story that will make you all cry but I rather not after it cost me some 135K yes 135K

MattW
02-09-2009, 09:26 PM
Seem to remember that thing shredding a tyre at Batley a good few years ago? - and finding elastic bands wasn't so easy!

RudeTony
02-09-2009, 09:33 PM
Yes your right - they were only 19s at the time and the only way was to transport it back with all the buggy stuff in the back - what a nightmare that was and bloody hell what a memory you have!!!!

njc11
02-09-2009, 09:34 PM
Rolling roads are as good as the personnel using them and NO more!!
I can tell you a story that will make you all cry but I rather not after it cost me some 135K yes 135K

Very true mate.. John & co there are very good they have looked after me in the past...

Ive been thinking of changing cars... but then im thinking just mod what i have!! My option is to Supercharge my 2.2 16v VX220 @ Courtenay..which will up power depending which option i go for betwen 240 and 300bhp... ive been thinking for ages and ages and still not done anything..:woot:

Toy car racing is taking up too much of my time at the mo to enjoy a proper car lol!

Darren Boyle
02-09-2009, 09:45 PM
You lot are funny! :) and by the way Mr Boyle the Black Omega is STILL in my hands and I may get her out for a spin soon - she runs over 400BHP these days rolling on 20" chomes !!!
She is my baby and will stay with me till I die......God this brings memories back.....I AM NEVER GETTING IN A CAR WITH YOU unless it hasn't got a handbrake - well done Nick for the memory - I nearly s**t myself
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I think the famous words went somthing like this Tony "Oh my God .....I cant belive that (said in only the way that you can), he has just spun us around in the middle of the blinkin road", poor old Les Grimmet went white :woot: Burton looked like nothing out of the ordinary had happened and took it all in his stride (he must of been used to it with YOUR driving LOL)

RudeTony
02-09-2009, 09:47 PM
They are expensive mate - you can get SuperCharger kits from Europe so much cheaper and it doesn't take a mathematician to fit them either - to be honest any good mechanic can do but for Gods sake you must get the car on a good rolling road to make sure it's not running too lean - I would also recomend to get a good piggy back ECU to fine tune it all in - whatever they all say to you without a good ECU you are never going to get it all spot on

RudeTony
02-09-2009, 09:48 PM
Sorry all - we have gone off the actual subject ......ops!

RudeTony
02-09-2009, 09:55 PM
I think the famous words went somthing like this Tony "Oh my God .....I cant belive that (said in only the way that you can), he has just spun us around in the middle of the blinkin road", poor old Les Grimmet went white :woot: Burton looked like nothing out of the ordinary had happened and took it all in his stride (he must of been used to it with YOUR driving LOL)


:):):):) - I remember it now - that is spot on what happened - so so funny!
I can't belive that!!!!

By the way Georgina just had her baby Darren - A big boy at 9 pounds 5 ounces.
Poor Dave :lol:

Darren Boyle
02-09-2009, 10:17 PM
:):):):) - I remember it now - that is spot on what happened - so so funny!
I can't belive that!!!!

By the way Georgina just had her baby Darren - A big boy at 9 pounds 5 ounces.
Poor Dave :lol:

Seem to remember that we all ended up in a little chinese (jn Boston I think) and had a right hoot in there too that night

Congrats to you, Dave, Georgina and the whole family mate on the little lad. Pass on my best wishes to all mate, maybe Dave showed more "expression" at the birth than he did that night in the Rover..... LOL