The complete race report will be posted on SGrid ONline tomorrow. I'd
do it tonight, but there's too much to do, and I want to be asleep
before midnight at the latest. A very brief summary follows:
Mark Unger won the 30-minute A-Main, with one lap over Mike Becker.
Gary Swayze came in third.
1/10 Sedan Gas Touring:
TQ Barry Baker had board problems early on, lasting only ten minutes
berore he was out. Paul Ciccarello lasted 23 laps. Mike Blackstock
went 30 laps before he tangled with another car, and retired with
broken parts. Meanwhile, Josh Cyrul had developed a huge lead,
putting a lap and a half over second place Paolo Morganti, but about
half way into the race Josh's one-way locked up, resulting in a
lenghty pit stop. Paolo Morganti took over the lead, and cruised to a
win. Dan DeBenedictis finished second, and Jari Taskila took third.
1/8 4WD Masters:
Don Jones led most of the race, and seemed to have a solid lock on
first place, but Don's engine went ka-boom with only a few laps to
go. Bob Block and Mark Sweeney fought for the win, and Bob got it!
Mark took second, with Don Jones still having built up enough of a
lead to hang onto third place.
Josh Cyrul got the lead at the start, and was more or less holding his
own when he brushed a board and spun out. Paolo Morganti took over
first, and Josh found himself back in third. Josh caught up to the
leaders, and took over, and once again seemed to have clear sailing to
a win. He had a six-second lead when a "mysterious radio glitch" took
him out of the race. Ralph Burch had the fastest car, but Ralph's
engine went ka-boom before the start, and Mark Blackketter never had
enough time to get the replacement engine dialed in - it wouldn't run
even four minutes on a tank, which resulted in several flame-outs.
Ralph managed to work his way up to third place, and was trying to get
by for second place when time ran out. Paolo meanwhile ran a good
race, had no problems, and scored his second victory at this event.
It was a fun event, run by real r/c enthusiasts. Everything about the
race was first-rate! Thanks to all the people who made this race possible, and to those who attended!
The race results for all classes will be posted on the JLap website shortly, but as far as I know, there are some manual corrections that had to be done by hand-count that won't be updated in the computer files. I've got all the results from Bryan, and will make the changes he told me to do before posting anything. All the results for all classes should (hopefully) be posted by tomorrow night.