Originally Posted by Andrew Swanson
according to what i have been told by multiple people this is how it went...
in the morning hara pulled marc aside and mde this kind of homie deal that they were going to run there tires in this order
5th round - NEW
6th round - used (they raced eachother in round 6)
7th round - NEW
8th round - used (they raced eachother in the last heat)
this was to make sure that they had good battles when they raced eachother and then run NEW tires when they werent racing eachother.
Supposidly Hara in the 6th round went against the deal and ran NEW tires when he raced marc. Wether he did or didnt no one will know but hara, but Hara was definitely fast the 6th round and beat Marc.
At that point there was lots of drama and Marc was pretty pissed off. They BOTH ran USED tires in the last round like the deal said but in order for HARA to win the event he had to win the last heat.
So if marc tangles them and puts them in 3rd and 4th for there heat then he has the win locked down.
Either way it happened it was kind of disappointing for the fans and spectators for it to happen that way. I mean it was aweseom knowing it was going to come down to the last race of the weekend to decide the overall and to have a stupid thing like what happened was a let down.
but oh well it happens it was a good event and what happened happened.
i would like to thank tamiya for holding another flawless event and would like to congratulate the Mike Truhe for his OPEN win and Reinhard / Hara / Numan for outstanding performances in the invitational class.
to clarify.. i was working Tech, checking tires for Round 6 of Invite. (sunday morning).
Hara was on new tires, Marc was on halves. (Used up front, new in the rear).
that race ended with Hara in first, and Marc in second.
EDIT: My mistake on this... Marc was on completely USED tires (all fours).... the post above was an educated guess. i couldnt remember if it was all four that was used.. or just two. Troy (another tech) and Josh Numan, and other TRF drivers confirmed Marc's tires for the 6th round.