Monday, September 15, 2008

Greetings from the IFMAR Worlds!

This is Bill Jeric saying hello after the first day of practice at the 2008 World Championships. Lance and the entire crew at the Farm II track have done an incredible job with the track and entire facility, and today's weather cooperated with just enough cloud cover to keep temperatures down. Tomorrow's forecast is not optimistic, however, so competitors may have the opportunity to run for the first time in the rain. Drivers were able to complete one timed practice session of ten minutes today, with the full round taking over a little over 5 hours to complete. Two rounds of controlled practice are scheduled for Tuesday. Today was encouraging as Losi drivers completed their first practice run. Mike Truhe's car looked very smooth and set fast time of the practice round and was the only driver to complete 14 laps. Adam Drake's car was also handling well, and his time was good for 5th overall time. Notable that Americans took 8 out of the top 10 times, but I expect that will change as European and Asian drivers get used to the track. I've included a few images from the track today and I look forward to updating you tomorrow.