August 8, 2016

Nejc Mihelič takes Austrian 1/8th Nitro On-road title

Nejc Mihelič takes Austrian 1/8th Nitro On-road title

Last weekend saw the running of the final round of the Austrian 1/8th scale Nitro On-road National Championships. Held at the LAMAC track and going into the final round the race for the overall championship was still on between Nejc Mihelič, Herfried Pucher and Gerhard Kandelhart. Mihelic showed a great pace on Saturday as he won two out of two qualifiers, but he would make some mistakes on Sunday of which Pucher took maximum advantage to take the overall TQ. Mihelic then came out fastest in the Superpole by 2 tenths of a second to grab the second direct qualifying spot beside ARC team mate Herfried Pucher. Just before the main final Kandelhart had to call for a time out due to technical issues, resulting in a loss of his 3 spot on the grid to start from 11th place. Up front the race for the win and the overall championship was on between Nejc and Herfried and while Herfried made a mistake Nejc was able to score the win from Herfried in second and Pascal Knoller in third, making it an all-ARC podium. In the championship and with two wins Nejc Mihelič grabbed the title from Herfried Pucher and Gerhard Kandelhart in second and third respectively.

Source: Mihelic Racing Team


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