May 26, 2008

Todd & Baird win Rd1 Irish Off-Road Nats

Todd & Baird win Rd1 Irish Buggy Nats

Round 1 of the 2008 Irish 1:8 Off Road National Championship kicked off over the weekend with the Nitro Navan Nuts club hosting Round 1 of the 4 round series on their astroturf surface track in county Meath. Attracting a large entry of top drivers from North and South of the country it was Michael Todd that laid down the marker for this year’s title battle as he took his KSR Racing prepared Losi to victory in the 45-minute A Final. Securing the TQ position Todd took his Novarossi powered Eight to a convincing 2 lap winning margin over Hobao driver Mark Harron who was followed home closely by the Xray of Barkley Abernethy. Defending Champion Darren Hill took sixth having had to work his way up from the B Final but the Kyosho driver will be hoping for a better performance in Round 2 which will run on his local Galway track. In the Truggy class it was youngster Bradley Baird driving a Hot Bodies Lightning that took top honour from Top Qualifier Christopher McCauley with Frank McGoey completing the podium.

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Buggy A Final (45 minutes)
1. Michael Todd – Losi 8
2. Mark Harron – Hobao Hyper 8.5
3. Barkley Abernethy – Xray 808
4. Gary Baird – Kyosho 777
5. Andrew White – Hobao Hyper 8.5
6. Darren Hill – Kyosho 777
7. Michael Monaghan – Associated RC8
8. Alan Bickerstaff – Associated RC8
9. Nicolas Brooker – Jammin X1 CR
10.Cathal Taffe – Hong Nor X1 CR

Todd & Baird win Rd1 Irish Buggy Nats

Truggy A Final (30 minutes)
1. Bradley Baird – Hot Bodies Lightning
2. Christopher McCauley – Losi 8 T
3. Frank McGoey – CEN Arena

Source: Hobbies Ireland []


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