CML reports - "The 12R5.1 proved unbeatable at Teesside as Olly Jefferies dominates 1:12 National. There are very rare occasions in RC racing when a car and driver are in perfect harmony, but it would seem that Olly Jefferies and his Reedy powered 12R5.1 found that sweet spot at the weekend as the combination dominated both the 10.5 Stock class, and Modified class, at the weekends BRCA 1:12 national.
The Teesside venue is slightly different to the majority of 1:12 tracks with its unusual L shape layout. However, this technical track seem to play to the strengths of Olly, as on Saturday he TQ’d every round of qualifying, to sit on pole for the stock A final, ahead of multiple world champion David Spashett. If anyone looked capable of taking the fight in stock to Olly it was David.
Joining Olly once again in the A final was, Zak Smith. Still relatively new to 1:12 Zak is showing good speed with his Novak powered 12R5.1 and is mixing it with some of the top names in the class and quickly making a name for himself.
In the Stock A final Olly eased a comfortable lead which he maintained to the end and took the win ahead of David Spashett and Mark Stiles. The result leaves Olly only needing a top six finish in the final round at Chesterfield to secure the national Stock title."