September 10, 2014

Chad Due takes 2WD at Futaba Electric Challenge

Chad Due takes 2WD at Futaba Electric Challenge

This weekend was the Futaba Electric Challenge hosted by Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. This very unique event which competes on both indoor and outdoor surfaces across two days of racing to crown an overall champion. The first day of competition started on Leisure Hours’ flowing, high-grip indoor track. In 2WD, Chad Due was able to TQ two of the three rounds of qualifying to start first on the grid in the main, followed by Ryan Lutz (Team Durango) and fellow Team Associated teammate Corey Liebherr. In the main, the first few laps were very clean and then a mistake by Ryan and Corey gave room for Mason Perillo (Team Associated). At the end Chad was able to cruise to the finish with Mason taking 2nd and Ryan 3rd.

The second day was the outdoor portion of the event, which proved very difficult as track conditions deteriorated as the day progressed. Again in 2WD, Chad was able to TQ two of the three rounds over Ryan to start first on the grid for the main. At the start of the main it was very apparent that with nightfall in full effect and track temperatures falling, that grip was going to be at a premium. The first few laps were again very clean and then with a bobble by Chad he let Ryan past. With nearly four minutes left of the 6-minute race Due attempted to put on a charge but in the end it wasn’t enough and Ryan was able to take the victory while Chad finished 2nd and Corey in 3rd. After TQ’ing both days and finishing 1st on the indoor portion and 2n on the outdoor portion, Chad was able to claim the overall in 2WD.

Source: Team Associated []


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