Atsushi Hara wins JMRCA Gas Buggy Nats
Former World Champion Touring car racer Atsushi Hara has won last weekends Japanese 1/8th scale gas buggy Nationals held in Chiba, close to Tokyo. The event had been affected by rain with Saturday’s running being cancelled and the results after Friday’s 2 rounds of qualifying being used, which gave Hara the TQ spot with his heavily modified HB Lightning 2 Pro. In the final no one could touch Hara and despite loosing the lead on lap 2, he was able to regain the lead 5 laps later and pull out a lead of 2 laps by the end of the hour, winning from 2nd placed Yuuichi Ajishi driving a Mugen and Takeshi Shinomiya taking 3rd with his Losi 8ight.
Source: HPI Japan [hpiracing.co.jp]