May 28, 2016

RROC Day 2 opens with wins for Krapp, Volker & Kutvonen

RROC Day 2 opens with wins for Krapp, Volker & Kutvonen

With California’s ‘June Gloom’ delaying the start of the second day’s action at the Reedy Race of Champions, when racing did get underway on the low traction conditions it was Christopher Krapp, Ronald Volker and Viljami Kutvonen who took the wins.  With the 5th round again seeing Volker line up against defending champion Marc Rheinard, the main attention would be on Race 2.  Starting side by side on the second row,  Rheinard having the advantage of lining up on the inside, the prospects of a repeat of the great battles yesterday would be short lived.   Coming out of the sweeper, Rheinard’s Tamiya would spin out dropping him to the back allowing Volker to bide his time in getting passed early leader Andrew Hardman.  Hardman would hold on to finish second as an attempt by the recovering Rheinard to pass the Canadian saw him get spun out by the lapped VBC of Ryan Maker.  Having established a lead Volker’s race wasn’t without drama,  holding comfortable lead the Yokomo driver somehow survived a huge impact when he collected Keven Hebert’s Associated which suffered a shutdown on the main straight.  In the opening race, Krapp registered his second win as he capitalised on his pole starting position to win easily ahead of Ryan Cavalieri.  In the third race, RROC Rookie Viljami Kutvonen also made the most of a P1 grid position to win but couldn’t let up as Tamiya’s Akio Sobue chased in second.  World Champion Naoto Matsukura would finish a distant third.

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