Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just got back from the Motorama in PA. There was an impressive 460 entries and a lot of great competition and teammates I got to meet from the east coast. When I arrived at the indoor arena the track size looked great and so did the layout with some tricky obstacles, but you could tell it was going to get very rough and will need to run a smart smooth race at the end. I ran all three classes 1/8 electric buggy, 1/8 nitro buggy and 1/8 nitro truggy. After qualifying was all over I ended up TQ in electric buggy, 4th in nitro buggy and 2nd in nitro truggy. Teammates Kevin Wilson qualified 5th in nitro buggy, 11th in nitro truggy and Chuck Berg qualified 7th in nitro buggy and 14th in nitro truggy. In the electric main I ran into a problem with my car and ended up finishing 2nd and in nitro buggy it started off with a great battle for the lead and after about 10 min into the race I got into a grove with the track and pulled away and ended up winning with a full lap lead, Kevin Wilson 7th and Chuck Berg 5th. In truggy it started off with a very bad start and ended up coming back with a hard charge for 2nd, just 2 seconds back from the leader Barry Baker, Kevin Wilson 6th and Chuck Berg 7th. My Novarossi powered Losi 8ight 2.0's worked great all weekend and want to thank all my teammates for the help and great team effort! Motorama was a great event and can't wait to go back next year!

Phillip Atondo

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