Well a big day is finished here at MORBC for the second day of the 2017 FEMCA 1/8 IC Off Road Championships! The day started with the opening ceremony, 3D Helicopter demonstrations and concourse judging. The WA Model Aircraft Sports Centre (WAMASC) were happy to put on 2 3D Helicopter demonstrations over the track, and an RC jet flyover to add to the opening ceremony, showcasing another world of RC excitement and skill from their club, as the 2 clubs operate side by side in the Whiteman Park area.
Continuing with 2 more rounds of controlled practice, and a single round of qualifying to complete the day, it was Kyle McBride showing some strength in Nitro buggy as he set the fastest 3 consecutive laps in seeding practice to top the timesheet prior to Qualifying.
In Q1 however, Mugen Seiki’s Aaron Stringer (QLD) who struck first in Nitro Buggy, by laying down the round 1 TQ time just 2.5s faster than Team Associated’s Kyle McBride (QLD), with Serpent driver Shin Adachi (JPN) in 3rd. Shane Kelly (ACT) and Zac Ryan (QLD) rounded out the top 5 ahead of Wataru Takashiro (JPN).
In Q1 of E-Buggy, Team Associated’s Kyle McBride (QLD) looked in charge for the majority of the run, holding out a 2-3s gap over Josh Pain’s Sworkz Buggy (WA) until the final lap, where a mistake cost McBride a few seconds, handing the win to pain by just 0.142s at the line. Shin Adachi bringing home his Serpent E-Buggy in 3rd to be the first international driver in both classes.
As the sun sets on Day 2 of the 2017 FEMCA Championships at MORBC, we look forwards to what the next 3 rounds of Qualifying will bring, starting 9am (local time) tomorrow morning. MORBC is turning on a fantastic show, the racing is great, the canteen food is phenomenal as always, and the weather is perfect!
Keep tabs on the event by following MORBC on Facebook (change your notifications to ‘see first’ to be notified when the Live stream starts) or via the Front Row Screens youtube channel. We SHOULD have live timing running from tomorrow sometime, and of course regular updates via the live stream, Facebook and AsiaRC.info website.