July 1, 2011

Sonny Ochoa clean sweep at Midwest Nitro series Rd3

Sonny Ochoa clean sweep at Midwest Nitro series Rd3

This past weekend round three of the Midwest Nitro series made its stop at Raceworld Raceway in Griffith Indiana to a new series record of 150 entries. Raceworld’s track featured a technical layout with many elevation changes. Horizon’s Sonny Ochoa was the man to beat, taking his Losi cars to TQ spot in all three classes he entered.  The win though, did not come without a fight in the pro buggy main, as local fast-shoe Randy Carthart put the challenge to Sonny in the first half, only to break a shock and limp, albeit competitively, on three shocks to a 4th place. Second qualifier John Tomljenovic struggled with poor tire choice on his privateer Mugen to salvage a third place after frequent challenges from Scott Shinn’s Mugen. It was Mugen Seiki/JConcepts racer Kevin Bronner with the drive of the day: salvaging his bump-up starting spot to drive a very smart race all the way to 2nd.

1. Sonny Ochoa – Horizon / Panther / Dynamite
2. Kevin Bronner – Mugen / Jconcepts
3. John Tomljenovic

1. Sonny Ochoa – Horizon / Panther / Dynamite
2. Josh Karl – Hobbico / Odonnell fuel / Futaba
3. Scott Shinn – Hobbico / Odonnell fuel / Futaba / BCE

Next round of the series is at the MARRCA track near Madison Wisconsin on July 23rd.

Source: Midwest Nitro [midwestnitro.com]


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