September 29, 2016

Eric Anderson doubles at Southern VTA Nationals

Eric Anderson doubles at Southern VTA Nationals

The 2016 Southern VTA Nationals took place at Thunder RC in Nashville, Tennessee. The race has become a yearly event held shortly before the IIC and is used for a warm-up race by many. This year was no exception as the house was full of people and fast racers with over 110 entries for the several classes. Practice started on Friday morning with the pits full and lots of people getting track time on the new CRC FT2 black carpet. Everyone found out quickly that tire glue and aluminium chassis were needed in all classes. In Touring Car the fast guys were Michael Skeen, Matthew Lyons, Eric Anders and also a few other guys quickly got up to speed. In 1/12th scale 13.5 who showed fast laps from the start while in VTA Cody Armes and Myron Kinnard were up front as usual. In the USGT class Matt Lyons was the man to beat.

Once qualifying started the same guys were up front with Eric Anderson being able to TQ every round of Touring Car and 12th scale. Cody took the TQ in the VTA class and Matt Lyons was able to TQ the USGT class.

In the Touring Car main Eric Anderson and Matt Lyons got off to a good start to fight for the lead. Eric made a mistake in the chicane and Matt took the lead for a couple of laps before a small mistake in front of the drivers stand let Eric back by and from there he was able to pull away and take the win in the main. During the mains in 1/12th scale Anderson got a good start and cruised to an easy win in by a couple of laps. In VTA Cody Armes took his first win at the Southern Nats while in USGT Matt Lyons was able to take and easy win. In the Junior VTA class Sean Jackson Jr. was able to TQ and take the win for his first big win of his racing career while in Formula Mark Miller was able to TQ and win the main by a small margin over some very close competition.

Source: Xray []


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