June 7, 2017

Akiyama takes Rd3 of 2017 Speed King Tour

The third round of the 2017 Speed King Tour took place at RC Stadium Sodegaura outdoor tarmac track in Chiba prefecture last weekend. With a renewed track surface just before the event and also a completely new track layout. the organisers also decided to introduce controlled tyres with each driver getting 2 sets of Rush brand tyres for the event. In the Modified class, Yokomo driver Naoki Akiyama took TQ after three rounds of qualifying, but with eight drivers within one second it was looking to be an exciting A-final. In the Oval class Kamata took the win and in Stock Kannno dominated, while the youngest driver Ion also took a podium spot. In Mod, Akiyama made a good start and kept his position from start to finish to win ahead of another Yokomo driver Yugo Nagashima in second. Destiny driver Jin Sawada, fresh from winning the open mod class at the Reedy Race took third position. Next round of Speed King tour 2017 will take place at Crest Speedway indoor carpet track in Gunma prefecture on the 9th of July.

Source: Speed King Tour [facebook.com]


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