August 27, 2013

John Cravotta wins at R/C Madness SC nationals

John Cravotta wins at R/C Madness SC nationals

John Cravotta lead the X Factory team to a clean sweep of the podium in the R/C Madness Short Course Nationals this past weekend. Cravotta TQ’d all three qualifiers but bobbled just before the triple on the first lap into the A main, falling well back in the pack. Third qualifier Paul Sinclair led at the end of lap one, with Tony Phalen and Jim Edmonds right behind. On lap two, Tony tapped Paul on the off-camber. Sinclair rolled and Phalen waited for him, allowing Edmonds through into the lead, and they stayed that way through the first half of the race. Cravotta was beginning his charge up through the pack and about the three minute mark, Phalen bobbled getting on the straight, letting Cravotta through into third. Moments later at the end of the straight, Paul got by Jim, and it was a X Factory 1-2-3, Sinclair, Edmonds, Cravotta. On the next lap, Sinclair pulled a wheelie on the main straight, a gust of wind caught his truck flipping it over onto its lid, and much to the amazement of the crowd the truck slid all the way to the sweeper. Edmonds lost a bit of concentration at all this, and Cravotta vaulted into the lead, with Edmonds right behind, Sinclair falling to fourth. Knowing that his team mate was behind him, Cravotta put it on cruise control, while Sinclair worked his way into third. Two corners from the end, Paul passed Jim to finish Cravotta, Sinclair, Edmonds.

Source: X Factory []


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