Sunday, November 23, 2008

Arizona Championship Series Rd. 2

This weekend was round number 2 of the ACS, this time in Tucson at Hobbytown USA. The facility isn't your normal cookie cutter nitro racing facility, but everybody seemed to adapt quite well. Race director Kenny Brosh once again ran a great program, and everyone was able to get home quite early even with 12 full heats.

When qualifying was over, the Expert Buggy class had myself as TQ, Casey Peck 2nd, and Ryan Maifield 3rd. I was able to capture the TQ in the Expert Truggy class as well. In the Intermediate Buggy class, it was once again Cody Rothe securing the TQ spot with his 8ight 2.0, just as he did in the first round of the series.

In the Expert Buggy main, I was able to hold off a hard-charging Ryan Maifield to take the win, with fellow Losi driver Chris Wheeler getting third just as he did in Round 1. Casey ended up having some technical difficulties, as did the Intermediate Buggy winner from the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion Mike Friery. In the Intermediate Buggy class it was Cody Rothe taking the win for the 2nd round in a row, and in the Intermediate Truggy class it was Verich Wright taking the win with his 8ight-T. In the Expert Truggy main event I had a problem while leading and it took me out of the race. Casey had some problems in qualifying, but managed to bump up from the B main to get 3rd overall.

It was a fun weekend for everyone, and very good showing once again for Team Losi. I'm already looking forward to the rest of this 7 race series!