Summer has arrived in the land of green and May time brings around the first national of the year . This year RD1 was held at the multi surface track of BADMCC 15 mins from Belfast . As usual the Saturday would be used as a practice day with Sunday as the race day . Qualifying would be 3/4 to count and both ebuggy and nitro buggy run on the same day so if your double classing it's a busy day .
Ebuggy qually went well and with 4 cars in the final , John Dungan lining up 10th , Gary McDevitt 7th , Gary Baird 3rd and Barkley 2nd on the grid for the final .
As the track had been heavily sugared and the sun baking it in the grip was massive and tyre choices making a big difference . Super soft volante where a 1 run tyre but yielding great times .
Nitro qually and the guys where pretty spread though the field , inside the top 15 we had Gary Baird 2nd overall Barkley 6th , Andrew mcClean 7th ,Paul Kane 9th, Damien Russell 12th and the cork charmer Greg Cunningham 14th .
Ebuggy finals John and Gary Mc D finished 8th & 9th , Gary and Barkley 2nd and 3rd after a good battle in the middle of the race .. As you can see in the photo the "Team work continued " during presentations :)
Nitro finals and there was the odd lump and bump appearing on track . Everyone drove great in their finals but the hero of the day Damien Russell bumping into the A main , great effort .
The main final freeride in ms seemed like the tyre to go on , tough race but it's all about the 45 mins . Andrew Mc Clean finished 10th ,Damien 7th ,Barkley 4th and Gary Baird an excellent 2nd . Great weekend of racing and exhausting ... even the cork taxi on the way was rocking ...
Last week the NemoRacing team joined the rest of Europe in Eskilstuna, Sweden for the European A Championships.
All of the best and brightest were in attendance and every practice run and heat; you could feel the tension and excitement in the air.