Duncan Rist (Delia)
YZ-2DTM, YZ-4, YZ-4SF (On order)
Yokomo Super Dogfighter
2016 Last National Round at TORCH.
The LMR Team Support was superb and we werethe loudest team at the track!
Most recently, making double A-Finals at West Bridgeford Buggy Blitz,
but also in 2015 at the Revival Weekend I won the wheelie race on both days
with a field of over 30 wheelie racers on the track.
Crowning me double wheelie champion with a standard Tamiya Lunchbox!
LMR caters for everyone from the top level National racers to the club level runners.
The support and advice is excellent & we like to think that we are all very approachable, offering friendly advice and support at every level.
Silverstone Winter Series Round Three 9th December 2017
Silverstone RCMCC had laid on a great track like normal for the third round of their Winter Series.
What the picture doesn’t show is the way the jump section in front of the straight flowed from one kicker into the next feature, a long flight time over a tabletop the length of the rostrum straight down onto the carpeted ground right into another feature.
The track then flowed into a section of small straights, hairpins, chicanes and mini sweepers round to the straight, through a series of rollers and ripples back to the loop.
LMR were out in force today - Duncan (Delia) Rist, Chris (CJ) James, Jeremy Ketchell and Mike Penfold and a couple of cherries were popped today. First outing for Duncan with his brand new Yokomo YZ-4SF and the first time driving a YZ-2 in anger for Mike.
A race report wouldn’t normally get any kind of comment in a race report however given the smile on Duncan’s face after just one go with the new car it’s got to be reported back he was absolutely loving it.
Duncan Rist placed 2nd in his 4wd heat with a 12 in 308, putting him 10th in a round of 20. For 2wd he delivered on another 2nd in the heat with a 13 in 311 and got 23rd in a round of 84.
Chris James 2wd put in 12 laps in 327 coming 6th in his heat, knowing that the errors made could easily be rectified, however, this did push him down to 65th overall as 12 laps were the mainstay for the majority of the field.
Jeremy Ketchell’s first round of 2wd placed 6th in heat as well with a 12 in 324, just pipping his teammate and placing 61st.
Mike Penfold used the first round as continued acclimatization to the YZ-2 and brought in a very respectable 11 in 302, a 69 overall.
Duncan dominated his 4wd heat this time - brought home 1st place on a 13 lapper in 305 and 2nd place was 21 seconds behind him, the rest of the heat were all on 12 laps or less. This is where the day changed for the rest of the LMR team, people could see the new car going round and lots of questions came our way along with a healthy array of positive feedback and approving nods. His 2wd heat was another improvement with a 13 in 310 too. Overall 4wd he’d moved up to 8th and 2wd he was sitting 27th.
Chris’ time improved by 17 seconds with a lot cleaner run and less consternation over the jump section giving him a 55 in the round and putting him 65th.
Jezza got 6 seconds quicker on a 12 in 318 moving him to 68th in the round. This then caused much banter in the pits between these 2 drivers as they are from the same club and race against each other frequently.
Mike fell foul of some very poor marshaling, which, and this is not Silverstone’s fault given the length and breadth of the country their events invite would have impacts on all of us at certain times. He did, however, get an 11 in 310 and was 73rd overall.
Another solid 4wd round for Duncan which can be seen in part here:
And after other people’s qualifying, he was 11th overall. 2wd he came 22nd overall winning his heat, just like round 2 and that made a 25th overall.
Chris’s 3rd round was his best, another great improvement using the go slow to go fast approach and gaining another 8 seconds for a 12 in 302. He was met off the rostrum by Jez saying “you just missed 13 by 2 seconds!” - great to have support around from the team.
As for Jez himself, he’d just squeezed into the 13s with a 324. Well done to him.
Mike also got a great run in, narrowly missing 12 laps by just 1 second.
The least said about round 4 the better, the marshaling had gone a little bit downhill to say the least, the awesome Silverstone crew did what they could to remediate the situation but we all suffered.
Finals in the order they ran
4WD B Final - DR started second and chased 1st place for a few laps then squeezed through going onto the straight and then walked away with it finished 10 seconds ahead of 2nd place. A great win for him and the new car.
2WD H final - Mike’s 5th place on the grid was no hampering to his performance, easily bringing home 13 laps in 317 and 6 seconds ahead of 2nd place to take the win. Well done mate.
2WD G final - CJ started 2nd and after a lot of position changes throughout the final, another win bagged for LMR / Yokomo with also his best run of the day with a 13 in 309.
2WD F final - Jez also started 2nd in what was probably the scrappiest final all day and finished 8th with 12 laps in 303.
2WD C final - DR was 4th on the grid but again a contest for the scrappiest final meant a final 10th place with a very respectable 13 in 314.
In summary - 4 LMR / Yokomo drivers, 5 finals and 3 wins. Go team!