April 26, 2007

Kimbrow & Thomas win Mugen Grand Prix

Mugen Grand Prix

Last weekend in Las Vegas Nevada, the Silver Bowl Raceway played host to the 2007 Mugen Grand Prix. As this race was seen as a warm up for the 1/8th scale ROAR Gas Nationals that will be held there later in the year, a lot of people entered the race to get some extra track time before the event. In the 1/8th scale class it was Kevin Jelich that TQ’d ahead of Mike Swauger and Chris Verano in 2nd and 3rd, while in the 60 minute A-main Swauger and Jelich both ran into trouble allowing Kyosho racer, and Paris Memorial race winner, Scott Kimbrow to take a clear win, 3 laps ahead of Garen Hagobian in 2nd and Chris Verano 2 laps further back in 3rd.

In the 1/10th scale class it was Ron Atomic that took the TQ spot ahead of Mike Swauger with Xray racer Barry Baker in 3rd. In the race, which saw Swauger not take the start, it was Mugen racer Brian Thomas that took the win ahead of Kyosho racer Jimmy Deprez 1 lap back in 2nd while OFNA racer Jeffrey Lin took the final podium step in 3rd.

Click here to view the final results…

1/8th Scale 4WD A-Main:
1. Scott Kimbrow – 202L 60:08.02
2. Garen Hagobian – 199L 60:17.33
3. Chris Verano – 197L 60:16.60
4. Steve Perez – 195L 60:03.19
5. Steve Rossi – 193L 60:07.43
6. Ron Calangi – 190L 60:01.23
7. Paul Ciccarello – 187L 58:26.43
8. Kevin Jelich – 117L 36:52.61
9. Mike Swauger – 95L 28:46.57
10. Vincent Jackson – 66L 23:13.38
11. Ron Atomic – 48L 14:36.94
12. Brian Thomas – 45L 13:21.49

Mugen Grand Prix

Sedan Expert A-Main:
1. Brian Thomas – 185L 60:12.70
2. Jimmy Deprez – 184L 60:07.50
3. Jeffrey Lin – 183L 60:07.87
4. Marc Cruz – 181L 60:06.54
5. Tommy Porfirio – 180L 60:14.65
6. Ron Atomic – 169L 59:12.86
7. Darin Ishitani – 165L 58:37.63
8. Paul Coleman – 157L 59:58.29
9. Robbie Collins – 138L 48:33.15
10. Barry Baker – 132L 48:19.62
11. Scott Fisher – 97L 60:14.22
12. Mike Swauger – DNS

Source: RC Tech [rctech.net] / Image: Team Taylor Racing [4acesrcracing.net]


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