Had a great time yesterday at the Fall Brawl warm up. I can’t even remember the last time Collin Hanna ran nitro but the last time he ran 1/8 scale was last years Brawl. The boy still has some skills😎 It was exciting for me to watch him race again. He held his own against Austin Woodyard and Jake Stikeleather. He ran Griffs Serpent truggy and finished 3rd. The PICCO engine ran well with nitro pro fuel. Jconcept green reflexes worked great in the evening!
Griffin Hanna only ran ebuggy do to showing up late from taking the SATs. His practice was the second qualifier and he managed to put in a great run and TQed! The SRX8 was dialed. In the main he had a battle with team mate Andrew Mitchell. Griff grabbed the win and Andrew 2nd. The Tekin RX8 ESC and 1900kv motor was a rocket ship and powered by CRC 5300 mah batteries. He qualified on Jconcept red detox and the main he ran green reflexes.
Thanks again to our sponsors
Yesterday I attended the Fall Brawl warmup race at Badlands! Hats off to everyone who built/worked on the track, it is awesome! I ran both Nitro Truggy and Nitro Buggy. In Nitro Truggy I had a good day and was able to TQ & Win! In Nitro Buggy, qualifying didn’t go so well as did the main. I didn’t have the right tire on in the main, making it hard to drive on a slick track. All and all we learned from our mistakes which will only help us at Fall Brawl!
Thank you to my parents and all my sponsors for their continued support!
I knew from last year the F110SF3 is a great car on carpet. But the new tires were a bit unknown to most drivers.
We did some preparation at Mibosport cup, where Anna Wysgol had a great result, and I did some testing. But with this kind of changes, and competitors upgrading their cars, you never know where you are until everybody shows their cards at the first big race.
Having focused on the preparation of the 4x evo introduction the recent weeks, I was happy to see the performance in practice was good. Actually I topped free practice. Tim Benson also showed a good pace with the F110 SF3 when he finished controlled practice as 2nd while I was 3rd fastest with three consecutive laps. So our pace was good.
In qualifying I pushed a bit too much in Q1, which cost me some time as the car went sideways, and in Q2 the car was set up too aggressive, with a DNF.
In Q3 the car was really good, I just lost too much time in the first lap when I needed to get used to the car, which cost me the first spot, and in Q4 I made a perfect run, until I closed up on another driver in the last lap who cost me some time, finishing just 0.2s behind Jan Ratheisky. So I was starting from P2.
The first final was a close win for Jan. We both pushed our cars as much as possible from the first to the last lap, but I had no chance to come close enough to really try a pass, finishing just one second behind.
In the second Final I was directly behind his rear axle from the start, but trying to pass cost me some time, so Luke Lee had the chance on a pass on me, which ended him hitting the curb. So it was me chasing Jan again. I closed up on him quickly, and was following him closely for some laps until he went sideways end of the straight. After our cars touched, I was in the lead, with him directly behind for a few laps. Pushing hard trying to build up a gap, I eventually touched a wall, so he could get take the position back on the inside line, with Luke directly behind me.
The rest of the final I could follow Jan closely but could not make another pass.
The last Final Jan could sit out, but I had to win that roud to secure my second spot.
I had another nice fight with Luke Lee in the opening laps, until I could build up a gap later during the run.
In the end we finished 2nd and 4th, which is another good result with the F110 SF3.
It was also good to see that we had 2 more cars in the B final, and many customers being happy with the performance and handling of the car.
See you at the track.
Soooooo! That time of the year again for me. I feel that it is necessary for me to reflect on my summer racing season. Honestly if I’d of thought I was going to achieve some of this at the start of the year I would of been really happy!
200mm Nitro British Champion!
1/8th electric British Champion!
ENS RD1 – 8th
ENS RD4 – 9th
ENS Overall -9th
European A Championship Finalist- 9th
Although in all of my international main finals this year I came across natural racing problems/issues I am still really happy with what my family, sponsors and me achieved this year! What I am most happy about this year is I feel my racing skill has matured more which has helped me keep my emotions back. Don’t get me wrong I was disappointed at the fact that some of my international races were ended due to others or materials but I still feel very satisfied with my season because I now know the pace was there.
I am now going to do that dreaded thing which I know many laugh at me for doing but I feel it is the right thing to do. Thank a few people for big or small things!!
Firstly and most importantly Julie Thurston and Martin Thurston!
I mean what can I say…. the long and short of it is with out them nothing would be possible never mind racing but over the years they have sacrificed a lot of things for me to race and now I am glad they are being repaid with early retirement and a nice comfy life ❤️ thank you ever so much! 😘
The people I would like to thank next is a couple who have had a great amount of faith in me and have done a lot of work to help me succeed! Jill Salven and Michael Salven! I really thank you for everything! I’m sure we can improve and achieve so much more!
Daniel Jones!!! I genuinely don’t think there is a better person to share a racing weekend with!! It’s hilarious, but on a serious note I am incredibly grateful for everything Dan has done for me. Things like changing chassis’s in 2 minutes, giving me his best engines, setting my car, setting my electronics, mobile racing advise (half way round the world), Champion mechanic!!!! It’s been a pleasure it really has and I can’t wait till you can race more at home 👌🏻 cheers bro.
Angelo Jlo Anasta for all of the encouragement and motivation that he gives me to really push myself and go for it. Things that really help and I value a lot! Thanks for many midnight conversations mate! 💪🏻
And finally I would like to thank all of my sponsors who have played a massive part in my season being such a success. So thank you so much guys and girls!!!!!
Contact Rc Tyres
Velocity racing fuel
Next race! EWS this weekend with my Hobbywing powered Serpent Project 4X!
See you around!
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