One of the most competitive RC car clubs located in Fort Lauderdale, FL called Mills Pond kicked off their 1st race of the year last Saturday. Race director Bart Collins & the rest of his crew laid down a fresh layout for the New Year in order to get ready for this race. With an amazing 100+ entry, Mills Pond New Year shootout was definitely the race to watch for the weekend.
In 1/8th Pro Buggy A main, it was the battle of the snake. The Local super star, JConcepts/Serpent driver, JP Tirronen had trouble at the start of the race, letting 3rd place Daniel Martinez slip by for the lead. With a consistence pace, Daniel was able to pull a small lead over 2nd & 3rd. The battle between Nick Angelides & JP Tirronen was intense, but this just gave Daniel an advantage. 5 laps later, Nick Angelides turned on his game, putting a charge on Daniel. Daniel’s mistake at the last jump before the straight let Nick take the lead. On the 8th lap, Daniel’s Serpent had a shock failure forcing him to retire from the race. Nick now had a comfortable lead over 2nd place JP. Starting from the 16th lap, JP started to pick up his pace, with back to back 30 second laps, he was slowly catching the leader. With about 3 min left of the race, JP was on Nick’s Bumper. Nick’s pace start to slow down due to tire wear & track condition, while JP’s car got better later on the race, allowing JP to make the move at the back double, passing Nick. With JP’s impressive speed at the end of the race, he was able to put 8 sec over Nick taking the win with Jader Lopez finish 3rd.
Source: Hobby Crap [hobbycrap.com]