This year’s Japanese 1/10th 200mm National Championships were run this weekend under sunny Autumn skies at the Hokusei Circuit in the Mie Prefecture. The race was run for both the Open and Sports classes and it attracted more than 90 drivers to the event. In the open class it was the star of the Worlds in Houston, Serpent driver Takumi Matsuda that took the pole position ahead of Serpent team mate Yuya Sahashi, with former World Champion and defending 2 x time National Champion Keisuke Fukuda in 3rd and World Championship runner up Takehiro Terauchi in 4th. In the 40 minute final it was Fukuda who would emerge the winner by 12 seconds ahead of Matsuda in 2nd, with Yuya Sahashi taking 3rd spot a lap further back. In the sports class it was Adati Hirokazu that took the win from 2nd on the grid in a close battle with pole man Huzii Takuya, the pair finishing less than 4 seconds apart after 40 minutes. Sakai Makoto completed the podium in 3rd.