May 1, 2017

Tessmann cruises to Truggy win at Philippine Masters

Ty Tessmann has taken a convincing Truggy win at the Philippine Masters, the Xray driver winning the 1-hour Main in Manila from outgoing champion Adam Drake.  Starting from second on the grid, the Canadian was gifted the lead at the start as Top Qualifier Kyle McBride had a fumbled set down on the grid.  Once in front, Tessmann took control of the race and while McBride would recover and close to within 4-seconds of him it was all in vein.  Chasing down the leader with six & a half minutes to go, the Australian would make a mistake in a 180 corner and facing into the oncoming traffic would get collected popping a right steering block. Continuing the lap & limping back to the pits, despite the best efforts of his pit crew they couldn’t force it back into position and his race was done.  This promoted Drake to second with Aaron Stringer also moving up to complete the podium ahead of top local driver Jordan Go.  Along with McBride, another of the international visitors to retire would be Atsushi Hara.  Popping a steering rod early on but able to rejoin after being returned to the pits, the former World Champion would then run out of fuel twice before retiring at the 43-minute mark when he broke a front centre drive shaft.

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