August 2, 2011

ROAR Region 11 electric off-road championships

The 2011 ROAR Region 11 Electric Off-Road Championships were held at Dave’s R/C Raceway in Hubbard, OR this past weekend. Drivers from across the North-West made the trip out for this event and the final entry count reached 135. The race schedule saw the open practice on Friday with three Rounds of five minute qualifiers for each class on Saturday, a final five minute qualifying run on Sunday followed by six minute lower main bump ups, and six minute Triple A-Mains. Each driver’s two best rounds out of four would count toward their overall qualifying order. Then the top eight drivers would go straight into the A-Main, with two cars would bump from the lower main into the A-Main for a ten car field.

Chris Nealeigh went on to TQ all four rounds of qualifying with his Kyosho SC-R. Nealeigh didn’t stop there and went on to Win the first two A-Mains to take home his 2nd Region 11 Championship. Jared McCormick would finish 2nd in A-Main #2 and win A-Main #3 to take home 2nd overall. Keith Whetsell finished 3rd in A-Main #1 and 2nd in A-Main #3 to round out the podium for 3rd overall.

Stock Short Course Top 3 Overall
1. Chris Nealeigh (TQ) Kyosho SC-R
2. Jared McCormick Kyosho SC-R
3. Keith Whetsell Kyosho SC-R

Kyosho/Team Orion Driver Andy DiBrino would TQ overall by TQ’ing the first three rounds of qualifying with his SC-R. Kyosho/Team Orion Driver Shaun Dunlap would TQ the last round of qualifying and start 2nd on the grid. Shaun would Win A-Mains #1 and #2 to take home the Modified Short Course Region 11 Championship. Andy DiBrino would finish 2nd in both the first two A-Mains and win A-Main #3 to take 2nd overall. BARC Driver Derek Rasheed would take 3rd overall by finishing 3rd in A-Main #1 and 2nd in A-Main #3.

Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall
1. Shaun Dunlap Kyosho SC-R
2. Andy DiBrino (TQ) Kyosho SC-R
3. Derek Rasheed Kyosho SC-R

Thanks to Joe Pillars for sending the report


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