The recent Gun Smoke Classic race held at IERC Raceway in San Bernardino, CA saw a tight battle of Lucas Sanford, David Jenson and Brian Sullivan over the top spots in the 1/8th E-Buggy class. Brian Sullivan had a very good run in the first heat taking the TQ but Lucas Sandford would take the overall TQ in Rd1 by 2 seconds and a near perfect run. In Q2, David Jenson pressed hard for the entire race, but Sanford had another great run taking the win. Sanfords 2nd round TQ meant he would not have to race the third qualifier, and would start on the pole for Sunday’s A-mains, with Eric McNeil 2nd and Brian Sullivan 3rd.
In A1, Sanford got a great start. McNiel stayed on his bumper for a while but made a mistake and let Sullivan by. Midway through the race, Sullivan crashed on the triple and David Jenson started his charge. Jenson had a good race, but Sanford was able to pull away and beat the clock for a victory lap. In A2, Lucas got another great start and the car just got better and better as the tyres heated up. Lucas Sanford (Kyosho/Tekin) was able to take the win for A2, allowing him to sit out the third A-Main. David Jenson (TLR/Team Orion) had a great race and took 2nd on the podium, with Brian Sullivan (TLR/Tekin) in 3rd.