I am sorry for not doing race updates as often as I wanted. I have been busy helping guys with batteries all weekend. Just got back home yesterday night. First, I would like to congratulates the 3 winners: Craig Drescher in Invitationnal, Josh Numan in Modified and Peter Robinson in 19T. It was a fantastic weekend of racing! Although, it unfortunately didn't went very well for our Pole Position drivers. It seems like most of our drivers didn't had any luck during the weekend.
In 19T: EJ Evans qualified in 3rd place. However EJ had some handling problems with his car in the mains and finally end up in 7th place. EJ was definitely one of the 3 fastest cars in 19T all weekend and was considered by many as the fastest car on the track! Charlie Albecht also use Pole Position Batteries to qualified in 6th place and finally end up in 5th position after the triple A-Mains. Congratulations to EJ and Charlie for their A-Mains finishes!
In modified, Kevin Jelich finally end up taking the second place in the modified B-Main. With racers like Jeff Brown, Thad Garner, Derek Ferutani, Andrew Swanson and others... this was definitely a very competitive B-main. Congrats to Kevin for his performance with his new Corally RDX car. This was Kevin's first race with this car and he has very limited experience in Touring car. With a little more practice time, Kevin would have easily make the Main. Congrats Kevin!
In Invitationnal... Jimmy Jacobson end up taking the 11th position out 34 of the best drivers in the world. Jimmy actually had the 4th best finish of the 19 US drivers. With a little more luck on his side, Jimmy could have done even better! I was very impressed by Jimmy’s driving all weekend. He can definitely keep up with the current best drivers in the world, like Hara, Rheinard, Drescher and others. Jimmy, I really hope to see you in Vegas for the ICC race in a few months!!!
A few words about Pole Position Team driver Chris Tosolini, Chris's weekend should have been a lot better.... on saturday Chris was experiencing different speed controls and motor problems. For example in his 3rd round, Chris was challenging Masami for the lead when his car suddenly lost power.... His speed control went into Thermal shut down protection. This race was one of the most exciting I've seen. Chris was catching Masami for the lead after having to stop for a “stop and go” penalty for a little unintentional touch with Billy Easton early in the race. It was basically like that for the 4 rounds on saturday. Sunday was a lot better... Chris finally got speed control and motors working properly and he had 4 very good rounds on sunday with a first place, a second place, a 4th place and a 6th place. Overall, Chris finished in 18th position. But no doubt in our mind, Chris should have been up there in the Top 5. But this is racing....
I would like to thank all drivers who used Pole Position Batteries at the Reedy race. And Special thanks to EJ Evans, Charlie Albrecht, Kevin Jelich, Chris Tosolini, Jimmy Jacobson, Rob Michael, Gordie Tam, Mihai Gutuescu, Jeff Whitman and Ling Kang Tong for their good showing.
Finally I would like to thank Mr Mike Reedy of Associated/Reedy and Fred Medel and Tamiya USA for holding this special annual race. Also a special thanks to Scotty Ernst for his fantastic announcing as usual! The Reedy race is definitely the most spectacular race I've seen. See you next year!
Andre/ Pole Position Batteries