May 15, 2017

McBride double TQs & wins Australian Nats Series Rd2

The recent second round of the Australian National Series attracted almost 200 entries for the 1/8 Buggy and Truck classes. The 4-day event was held in Melbourne and it started off on Thursday were two rounds of practice and the first round of qualifying was held. The track was very hard packed. Kyle McBride started off by taking both the Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy TQ in the opening qualifier and at the end of day two Kyle managed to smash the field and take the overall TQ in both Buggy and Truck on Friday evening. The finals were run on the weekend and right before the big final it started to rain so Kyle went out on a risky tyre strategy on his truck for the one hour A-main. This turned out to be an excellent choice as halfway through the race more and more rain came, but he had stretched himself out to a few laps’ lead over the whole field. The event organizers decided to cut the race down to 45 minutes due to the track getting dangerous for marshals meaning Kyle would take his first win of the weekend. On Sunday McBride cruised to an easy win in the semi-final to put myself on pole for the long, 1-hour main ahead. He got off to a good start and never looked back to take the win from tone to tone to take the double TQ and double win at the Australian Nationals round 2.

Source: Team Associated []


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