HOT - in fact the Air was bad for top performance and the Asphalt was scalding. The Best Laps were about 1 second slower on average than the Canadian Nationals.
Dan Engelbreth won another B Main 8th Scale despite loosing Front Drive on his Serpent 960. Pole sitter Dave Presnail was in a shunt that broke his pipe connection that forced an extended pit stop, putting him 6 or 7 laps down from Dan. 2nd place runner Kim Suphankomut retired as did Rob Dugal (who returned to the track near the 25 minute mark) and Ron Dziuban. Chris Bramford left before the main and Nate Talaskvich lost a qualifying Battle with the end of the straight barriers as his car experienced a deadly glitch at top speed.
Dave Presnail returned to the track to try to run down Engelbreth's wounded snake. Dave drove well to make up 6 laps and move onto the lead lap only to run out of time and finished second. Very interesting Race.
In the 8th A Main Lou Vanderway took off from the Pole and I tucked into second. A battle for third was taking place between Bill McLean, John Posthumus and Steve Jackson. New York's Corey Delong's Mugen was fast as was Gary Swayze's rebuilt Serpent 960. I was running soft 30 shore tires so I decided to try to cruise in second to preserve my tires for the 30 minute race. Lou lapped me about the 11 Minute mark and again at around the 22 Minute mark, but then suddenly started to slow as he lost front wheel drive when he lost a front belt. I got back buy then realized there was a slight chance for a win. I started to push my DELTA despite a loose condition that caused a couple of spins, however I turned my best lap on lap 78. I passed Lou with about 4 minutes to go to move on to the lead lap. On the final lap I caught his Mugen about 75% into the lap and took the win. Thanks to Dave Presnail for the Pit Work.
Bill McLean drove his Kyosho to third followed by Steve Jackson' Mugen, Corey Delong's Mugen, Gary Swayze's Serpent 960 and John Posthumus's Kyosho.
Never give up and FINISH.
Howard Cho won the 10th Sedan with his Mugen over Lee Glick, Billy Yang, Ron Dziuban, Chris Bramford and Gary Climie.
5th A Main saw some very impressive laps with Ken Deline's FG taking the win over Dino Delanos. The 5th Scale Cars are starting to learn the setup and tire choice for the Hamilton Track. There may be a Big 5th Scale Race in Hamilton in September - stay tuned.