May 18, 2017

Kum Yew wins 4WD class at NOOB race

The recent NOOB race in Singapore was once again held on a loose dirt track, making for completely different traction conditions after the previous day’s Urban Astro Buggy Champs held on astro turf. Xray’s Kum Yew secured the TQ honours while teammate, Dennis Chiang would line up on the 2 spot on the grid. In the finals, Kum Yew got off to a bumpy start when a collision at the new step down feature dropped him down the field. Mark Lim capitalised to take the lead, with Danny Png in 2nd and Dennis in 3rd. With Kum Yew suffering a DNF, the race finished in that order. In leg 2, while Kum Yew led off the start, he lost the lead to teammate Dennis after a coming together with a back-marker. Calm and measured driving saw Kum Yew regain the lead from Dennis that he would hold onto for the win. This set up an exciting showdown for the final leg with three drivers still in contention for the overall win. After a clean start, the pair of Kum Yew and Dennis led the field around. With growing confidence, Kum Yew put in consistent laps to pull away from the field. However, traffic at the tight step down feature caught Kum Yew out once again and allowed the chasing pack to close in on him. Kum Yew once again dug deep and managed to complete the rest of the final mistake-free to win leg 3 and secure a hard-fought overall win. Dennis recovered from a rough final to finish overall 2nd, while Mark Lim was overall 3rd.

4WD Buggy final results:
1. Kum Yew – Xray
2. Dennis Chiang – Xray
3. Mark Lim – Yokomo
4. Kamen Koh – Serpent
5. Danny Png – Yokomo
6. Fazly – PR
7. Sean Lee – Tamiya
8. Thomas Teo – Serpent

Source: Xray []


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