June 14, 2016

Russ Bryant & Paul Sinclair win at THE Series Rd2

Russ Bryant & Paul Sinclair win at THE Series Rd2

The second round of THE Series was held at 710 Raceway in Okemos, Michigan. It was a long day, with racing starting at 9 AM and trophies around 11 PM. The track normally hosts 1/8th scales, and even though the crew had cut out the two big back jumps, a fast lap in Mod Buggy was 30 seconds. The track was bumpy and, as usual for Midwestern outdoor tracks with lots of sun and a nice breeze, watering was necessary. The whoops section was difficult at the beginning, and as the surface began to deteriorate the fast line through it disappeared. Russ Bryant started the day off by TQing all three rounds of Mod Stadium Truck qualifying. He then ran away with the main, leading wire-to-wire.

In Mod SC, Bryant TQed all three rounds again while Paul Sinclair was just a few seconds behind. In the main they completed lap one that way, with Paul pushing Russ hard. There was contact and Russ spun. Paul waited, and third place slipped through. Bryant, now second, and Paul in third quickly caught up, applying heavy pressure. The leader’s problem in the whoops on lap 3 let the two chasing team mates through with Paul again pushing Russ hard. This time Russ made a small error on lap four and that was all she wrote. Paul’s truck was obviously faster on the by-now pretty well blown-out track, and he motored off into the sunset with error-free driving. Russ followed Paul home in second.

Source: X Factory [xfactoryrc.com]


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