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jimmy 29-08-2009 07:37 PM

Bumper day for Xfactory as Cockerill and Stafford win
 
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.


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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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

Quote:

Originally Posted by YoungChazz (Post 279992)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by shark (Post 280116)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by stegger (Post 280117)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMS Racing (Post 280118)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeyscott (Post 280125)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMS Racing (Post 279964)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMS Racing (Post 280120)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by ben (Post 280188)
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...... ;)


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