Thursday, September 18, 2008

Truhe awesome Thursday

Mike Truhe was awesome today, TQ'ing rounds 3 and 4 of qualifying with his GRP-powered Losi 8ight 2.0 Of particular note was his performance in round 4. In spite of crashing on each of his first two laps, Mike ran quick enough the rest of the run to set TQ. In fact, he was so fast that I could only get a picture from behind him! Yannick Aigoin also had two excellent runs today to put himself solidly in Sunday's semifinal race with a total of four good finishes. Adam Drake also had a fast run in round 4, setting third-fastest time. Yvonne DeFrancesco stopped by to say hello and visit, she and her brother Louis run Air Age Publishing, the company the produces R/C Car Action and other enthusiast magazines. Yvonne and I have known each other a long time and have seen the sport of R/C racing and the hobby industry as a whole grow from what would be considered today as pretty humble roots.
Today was all Truhe, but the level of competition from Associated, Jammin', Mugen, Kyosho etc etc is intense. Tomorrow brings the final two rounds of qualifying, and at the end of the day we'll know the top qualifier as well as the list of drivers that get to take Saturday off from racing and prepare for Sunday!