Saturday, December 1, 2012
XRAY-ORCA podiums at Raceworks On-Road Bash Club Race (November 4, 2012)
Off-season Raceworks On-Road Bash Club Race at Raceworks Hobbies was still attracting a good number of Spec Class (Break-Out) 17.5T and Super Stock 13.5T entries, including Nicholas Lee (Tamiya World Champion 2011), P.Y.Tang (Tamiya Asia Champion GT 2012) and Leonard Sim (Tamiya Asia Champion M-Chassis 2012).
Raceworks Hobbies has been trying to promote the hobby and attract new racers, which this race, they introduced a "Break-Out" Spec Class 17.5T, which all racers had to complete their laps at least 21 sec or above. Most racers adopted the "rule" positively, as this is a move that they are trying to attract more racers into racing, and not entirely depending on how current are your electronics/cars or how expensive your equipments are.
The Spec Class 17.5T saw the faster racers adjusting their EPAs to actually slow down the car to match the laptimes, which gave a good advantages to the newer racers. Tony Neo came in first winning the class after a long break from RC.
Top 3 Final Standings (Spec 17.5T) - Controlled Huge 35R Tires
1. Tony Neo - Serpent 411 - ORCA
2. Chua Joo Kiah - Tamiya 417X
3. Esmail - ARC R10
In the Super Stock 13.5T, the battle was between Nicholas Lee and P.Y.Tang, the only 2 drivers managed to clocked 19 laps. Nicholas Lee on-loan ARC R10 was looking very good with tremendous steering, took the TQ spot and winning the first 2 finals. P.Y.Tang settled for 2nd overall, stated that his maiden run XRAY T4 was sufferring from severe understeer mid and exit corner, which he plans to get more testing to familiarize with the new car. Hard fought 3rd for Daryl Thong also in his new XRAY T4 managed to snatch 3rd overall from Leonard Sim ARC R10 who qualified 4th from the grid.
Top 3 Final Standings (Super Stock 13.5T) - Controlled Ride RE36R Tires
1. Nicholas Lee - ARC R10
2. P.Y.Tang - XRAY T4 - ORCA VX/ORCA INFINITE/ORCA TX - BLITZ WRX
3. Daryl Thong - XRAY T4 - ORCA VX/ORCA INFINITE/ORCA RX2 - BLITZ WRX