Last Saturday saw the first open race in Malaysia, held at Excellent Speedway in the north of country and saw over 70 drivers in attendance. In the 1/8th scale GTP class it was reigning national champion Niko Cheng driving for Shepherd who dominated the whole event. After 3 rounds of qualifying he claimed the TQ spot for the 35 min A final clocking the fastest laptimes of all drivers. At the start of the final he could pull away easily and was unchallenged for the whole race distance. He crossed the finishing line in first position with a gap of 7 laps on the second placed driver claiming the first victory of the 2010 racing season. With his brand-new Velox V10 Niko Cheng also participated in the 1/10 nitro touring class. After 3 rounds of qualifying he lined up in the starting grid on second position. At the start of the 40 min final he could take over the first position until the first pitstops. Unfortunately he dropped back due to some minor mistakes and finished on 8th position.