Round 3 of this year’s Speed King Tour was held at the RC Stadium Sodegaura outdoor tarmac track in the Chiba prefecture last weekend in Touring Modified and Stock classes as well as the popular Oval category. In the Modified class’ Super Pole session, Infinity driver Akio Sobue took the TQ and pole position for the A-main final after being already fastest after the regular qualifiers. Rush driver Hayato Ishioka came in 2nd to round out the front row of the grid. In the 5-minutes Modified A-main final, Akio laid down a perfect race, bringing home the win from tone to tone. Hayato finished 2nd with his Kyosho and privateer Naoki Akiyama obtained the final spot on the podium.
Nobuaki Takagi took the Stock class win from 2017 Japan EP Touring Sport class national champion, Takuma Sasaki. Yokomo driver Naoya Morita finished 3rd to round out the podium as Takaaki Kamata won the 5-minute Oval A-main.
The next round of the 2018 Speed King Tour will take place at the Crest Speedway indoor carpet track in the Gunma prefecture on the 29th of July.