February 4, 2019

Charlie Menard wins GT12 class at Snowbird Nationals

Last week’s 2019 Snowbird Nationals saw the running of the growing GT12 class with CRC’s Brian Wynn taking the overall TQ after the qualifiers, leading the 29-car field. In the A-main, Charlie Menard, team leader for the Menard Factory Racing (MFR) effort, harassed Wynn, sneaking his CK25 past Brian to take the A-main victory. Charlie was super fast all weekend and despite having to put up with his pit buddies John Wiita and Kevin Van Ert for a full week, he was able to clear his mind and focus, taking the win in GT12. Colorado CRC teammate Mario Ficco mounted a broom to his CK25 making it a CRC sweep of the podium.

The Stock Can-Am class for 1/12th scale, a category that has very few tuning and tweaking options, saw Jeff Dayger taking the TQ and win in front of teammate, Kevin van Ert.

The World GT-R class turned out to be another Brian Wynn benefit race. The CRC race team manager has been in a small slump lately. However, at the 2019 Snowbird Nationals, Brian had CRC tuned up and running strong. Wynn took all four rounds and the A-main victory. In some of the later rounds, Speedmerchant pilot, Steve Boice gave Brian fits, leading qualifiers for a good portion only to have Wynn steal the qualifier late in the race. Going into the A-main, it seemed that victory could go either way as the top 2 had separated themselves in qualifying from 3rd place qualifier, Roche pilot Wayne Gerber. When the horn went off, Brian had his rubber tire rocket rippin’. Wynn was able to build a small gap and take the victory with Boice right there in 2nd. Mario Ficco would round out the podium.

Source: CRC [teamcrc.com]


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