Ben Simpson


Ben Simpson

South Yorkshire 


Yokomo YZ-2DTM, Yokomo YZ-4FS

Yokomo YZ-2DTM

Spending Christmas building my brand new Yokomo's!

Regularly achieving B-Finals at regionals and beating grown ups!

Race with Lee. Who wouldn't want to do that? (and Dad says the cars and electrics are great too!)



Sunday 4th February saw three of the LMR team out for the fifth and final round of the Batley Buggy Club Winter Series at MB Models near Leeds. A new, challenging, track configuration had been laid, and a great turnout of sixty 2wd buggies. In the U13s, Ben Simpson came into the day sitting 2nd in the series, after missing the first round, and suffering a mechanical issue in another.

Ben showed great pace with his Yokomo YZ-2 DTM and Yokomo electrics, being significantly quicker than the rest of the U13 field. Despite doing everything he could on the day, winning every heat and the final, the result was tied, and he ultimately had to settle for 2nd place on countback. Congratulations to Ewan Tumilty for taking the win.

Chris Foster had a frustrating qualifying, despite the car clearly being on pace and managed to secure 5th overall in the series. Despite a couple of driver errors and tangles with back markers, Chris still managed to make the A-Final. Starting from 8th, Chris managed to pull it back to 5th, after a great battle with Harry Brittain and Matt Dodd who took 3 rd and 4th respectively. Matthew Fox had a challenging day. He battled through the heats to start 6th in the C-Final, before having a decent run to finish 3rd.

Thank you to Batley Buggy Club and MB Models for a great series, and to Ben Talbot for the photos.