FTT 4th race in Kuusankoski, Finland Date: 26th of May Class: 1:10 modified Drivers: 20
There were 2 training rounds. Track was fast, but slippery. Car was working almost fine, back end was little bit too slippery, but it got better to qualifiers.
Qualifiers System: Points, 2 out of 4
I was in quite fast group, so driving was quite comfortable. In qualifiers, car was really great and quite fast, so after 2 rounds I was 7th. Then in 3rd and 4th qual, some guys had great runs and after qualifiers I was 9th, so I was in A-main. We were really happy to be in A-main, because it’s 1st time to us to be there at FTT race.
All the finals were quite same, and it was kind a sad. I had good start in all finals, but every time somebody drove me out, and nobody got any penalties, so we had speed and few good battles, but we didn’t have any of luck Overall: 10th place in the A-main.
Finnish Gas Nationals 1st race
Date: 27th of May Location: Kuusankoski, Finland Class: 1/10 nitro touring Drivers: 18
It was our 1st race with Serpent’s nitro car, and 2nd race with nitro touring car, so, we didn’t know what to expect
2 rounds of trainings:
Weather was quite cold in the mornings, so we took quite soft tires. Car was working really well, steering was perfect and grip was also really good. I did 6th lap time in the trainings so car was fast also
Qualifications, system: best time of the day, 4 rounds
1st qual was great, clean driving, no mistakes, car was great as I said before and I did 2nd time of the day Everything was going really well
2nd qual: I improved little bit and still had 2nd time of the day, about 6 seconds to 1st place.
3rd qual: We tested harder tires to and it was slower, but I wanted to get used to semi-final tires, so it was worth it
4th qual: Again I drove with harder tires and time was quite same as in the 2nd qual
In the 4th qualifier, some guys had good run and I fell few places down. So, 5th place after quals, 3rd starting position in semi final.
Semifinal, 5 cars bumped, length: 20 minutes:
Start was great, I stayed 3rd and first 5 cars had huge lead. After first pits and some battles with 4th place guy, I was still 3rd and after 10 minutes, car didn’t turn anymore. Dad run to get the car, and saw that the servo horn is broken. He repaired it, but it took 6 laps. So, I was back at the track and at the 7th place, about 3 laps to 5th place. I pushed as hard as I could and in finished 7th, 1 lap to 5th place. We had such a great chance to be in the final, and that kind of thing broke up. It was quite sad, but still, we were happy also, because car was working really great and driving was quite fast.
Big thanks to Serpent
Jörg Miikael Tiit and mechanic Jaanus Tiit