September 19, 2009

Paul Lemieux wins Mod at 2009 IIC

Paul Lemieux wins Mod at 2009 IIC

The 5th annual IIC was held last week at the Riviera Hotel and Casino located at the heart of the famous Las Vegas strip. Every year the event draws competition from many different countries and this year was no different with almost 350 entries spread across all the classes. Timed qualifiers started Thursday morning and in Mod Rubber TC it was Paul Lemieux with his Xray T2’009 who TQ’d the first and second rounds, his time from round two would be enough to hold the TQ position ahead of Juho Levanen and Ronald Volker. Another Xray driver Drew Ellis took the top qualifying spot in the 13.5 Foam class. In the Modified final, Paul got the holeshot with Juho close behind, while Andy Moore had a good start and was up to 3rd. A mistake by the leader saw him drop back to 3rd, but as the top 2 battled it out Paul would make his way back to the front and go on to cruise to the victory in front of 1/12th Word Champion Naoto Matsukura in 2nd and Andy Moore taking 3rd spot. In the 13.5 Foam class Drew Ellis could take the win from fellow Xray driver Eric Anderson in 2nd and Larry Fairtrace 3rd.

Source: Xray []


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