The inaugural YEG On-Road Classic was held last weekend and the blizzard for people flying, and driving into YEG, Edmonton was only strong enough to keep a few pre-registered attendees away. But with a modest 94 Entries, spread across seven Classes and 15 heats of racing, made for a relaxing and enjoyable for all. From brand new drivers, to National Champions the field was broad in skill level. The new layout provided racers with a good combination of high speed turns, and unique passing opportunities. With traction having to build over the course of the weekend, it proved drivers to be adaptive. Spec tires played an interesting role in helping drivers gain more traction throughout the weekend. The Sweep Racing QTS32 “True Blue” was the TC Spec tire of choice, whilst the GravityRC “White Stripe” was used in the 1/12 spec classes, both were more than capable of keeping the field nice and close in all grip conditions. With results available via live timing all weekend, racers and spectators were able to follow along in the pits on one of the many TVs and projectors available, or simply on their phone or computer. Racing wise and in the premier Touring Modified class it was Team Associated driver, Wayne Mah with the TQ and win from Awesomatix driver, Ryan Betty as Sammy Lee rounded out the top 3 result.
Touring Stock again had Edmonton’s Wayne Mah taking the top spot after both the qualifiers and finals as Sammy Lee and Gary Lanzer came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
USGT 21.5 was TQ’d and won by Sammy Lee from Dennis Beck and Gary Lanzer.
In the Formula 21.5 class it was Ian Brooks with the TQ and win from Mike Watson and Chris Jackman in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
1/12 Modified had Team Associated’s Wayne Mah scoring another TQ and win this weekend as Ryan Berry (Roche) and Adam Balk (Xray) had to settle for 2nd and 3rd respectively.
In 1/12 SuperStock 13.5 Adam Balk brought home the TQ and win as Taylor Mogard and Micheal Schroeter ended the race in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Finally in 1/12 17.5 Jason Lochtowe took the TQ and win with Adam Balk coming on the runner-up spot. Brian Bodine rounded out the top 3 podium result.