Mike Truhe laid down another TQ run in the 5th round this morning making it three rounds in a row he set fast time. Late in round 6 it became clear that XRay driver Josh Wheeler needed to TQ and Truhe finish 6th or worse for the round in order for TQ to be lost. When Wheeler did not win his heat, Truhe's run became a test session as his overall TQ had already been secured. Yannick drove consistently fast in each of his qualifying runs to qualify 6th overall and directly into the 1/2 final. Adam (23rd) and Philip Atondo (27th) earned Saturday off and both are in the 1/4 odd final. Other notable Losi qualifiers were Clint Wachter (33rd), Matt Castellano (37th), Billy Fischer (44th), Martin Bayer (49th) and Derek Weatherhold (63rd). I am very proud of the entire Losi Racing Team for their qualifying results and look forward to bump-up day tomorrow.
Pictures from the day include Marco DeMarchi from TQ Models in Italy who is the Losi distributor in that country along with his friend Piero Cresta, Losi Team Manager Kevin Gahan, Stefano Gandini and Mario Rossi from GRP and Mike Truhe.
I will check in again tomorrow with results from the lower semi-finals.