October 24, 2011

Kenji Osaka wins 2011 JMRCA 1/8 buggy Nats

Kenji Osaka wins 2011 JMRCA 1/8 buggy Nats

The JMRCA Japanese 1/8th offroad Nationals took place last weekend at the Futaba buggy track in Chiba. A lower than normal attendance with only 66 drivers taking part, Atsushi Hara was a notable absentee, the former multiple champion opting to take part in the Sidewinder race in the US instead. The first day of qualifying saw a dry day but as is customary for this event the rain arrived on Saturday and Sunday morning, only to clear up as the days progressed. Qualifying would see Kyosho/TecnoPower driver and reigning champion Kazuya Tanaka take the TQ spot and he would also start the main final from pole position. In the hour long final however it was former World on road Champion Kenji Osaka driving a Ninja powered Mugen that would take the win by just under 10 seconds from Kyosho/OS driver Atsushi Kawamoto in 2nd and pole man Tanaka 4 seconds further back in 3rd.

Source: JMRCA [jmrca.jp]


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