Originally Posted by killingtime
Any news for us who couldn't be there?
I'll help ya out here Mike...
The 2nd Annual Express Motorsports North/South Carpet Shootout @ Horsham R/C is in the books and it was a heck of a race weekend.
First off, Tags worked his butt off for this race to happen and so did the crew at Horsham. With the exception of a couple small track problems and computer glitches, the race went smooth and everyone had a good time. At least I hope so.
Now for some recaps...
Touring Stock - Class had, I think, 60 entries. There was down to an F Main and I think that was a full main. I ended up TQing stock with Cuffs 2nd and Mark Strasnick 3rd. Express having 7 drivers in the stock A main. Stacked A Main, I must say. The start of the main was decent. I got away clean and Cuffs had a little tangle with Stras that sent him to the back. Robbie Dodge stuck his nose in and took 2nd at the start. It was pretty much a freight train for 4 minutes with Me, Robbie, and Stras. In the last minute, Stras and Robbie started battling which let me get away and let X-Man catch up. From what I hear, since I didn't see it - Robbie, X-Man, and Stras crossed the line 3 wide for at the finish. I won, X-Man 2nd, and Dodge 3rd. Great race for our guys.
Touring 19T - Class had, I think, 24 entries. Top 3 in Qualifying was Jeff Dayger, Me, and Cuffs. Express having 5 drivers in the show. At the start of the main, I got sent to the back in a first corner wreck. I know Larry had a good start, but he got tangled later too. Mike Haynes had the lead for a little while before Cuffs charged after him. Cuffs passed Haynes for the lead and those 2 battled. I actually came from dead last up to 2nd until I biffed it and Haynes went back by. DOE! Another great main. Cuffs won, Haynes 2nd, Me 3rd.
12th Scale Stock - Class had, I think, 26+ entries. Top 3 in Qualifying was Mark Smyka, Mark Strasnick, and Me. I was the lone Express driver in the group.
You guys better get 12th scales.
At the start, I got WRECKED by Strasnick. No, really, I did. Just messin Mark. Almost the whole field got into the first corner wreck. Strasnick got away pretty clean and had a pretty big lead. Smyka and me got sent to the back having to work our way up. On the way back through, I think I hit every wall on the track. I stunk in 12th scale - I won't lie about that. LOL. After 8 minutes, Strasnick won, Smyka 2nd, Brandon "Chuck" Hess finished 3rd.
As far as the other 2 classes - Mini Cooper and 12th Scale 19T, I didn't have the chance to pay much attention to those classes - sorry guys. I was busy working on stuff running 3 classes. All I know is that Mike "Big Features" Kling pulled out all the big guns in Mini Cooper only for the car to go about 30 ft and break in the main.
Mike... Foam tires, a 19T, and a 3800+ pack is not meant for a cooper.
All in all, a great weekend for Express and for Horsham R/C Racing. I know Tags is working on getting home now. 8 1/2 hour car rides stink. I'm sure he'll be posting tomorrow when he wakes up.
Full results listing isn't available just yet. I'm not sure if Tags has the listing, but I know that Terry or Travis from Horsham R/C will post the results soon.
Also, for those contenstants online picking the percentage of cars that Tags would beat in stock... It was 68%.