November 9, 2016

Jack Embling wins at Irish Astro Cup

Jack Embling wins at Irish Astro Cup

The Irish Astro Cup was held at the Navan circuit, Ireland in sunny yet slightly cold weather. The race format was three rounds of practice on Saturday followed by three qualifiers and another two qualifiers on Sunday with bump-up finals and an EP final concluding the day. Jack Embling TQ’d the 1st round with local hero and top Irish driver Bradley Baird 2nd. The next round Brad would use his local knowledge to good use and TQ so it was all even. Brad TQ’d again in the 3rd round so he would be last in the reversed grid for the Dash for Cash.

Dash for Cash was a great close race with Brad and Jack swapping the lead from the first lap. Jack pulled a gap then Brad would close in then in the closing laps Jack made an error and lost the lead for Brad to take the cash. Sunday and Jack had to TQ the last two rounds to take the overall TQ. With a few bobbles Jack managed to take both rounds and secure the TQ overall. In the main event Jack took the lead from the get go and looked comfortable pulling a good lead with Ryhs up to second early on, Brad pushing hard for 2nd taking it from Ryhs, then Gary Baird moving up to 3rd place only to have an engine cut mid race, Ryhs getting 3rd back. The last couple of fuel stops and Brad had a cut making Jacks lead more comfortable, while Ryhs was battling the cold and Gary again for 3rd Ryhs having trouble feeling his throttle finger. Then Gary had another cut 2 minutes from the end and was unable to get it restarted, a shame because these two were having a good battle for 3rd. Ultimately Jack took the win from Bradley Baird and Rhys Herd.

Source: Kyosho []


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