The Motorama 2019 was hosted at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, this past weekend. The race is actually part of a huge motorsport expo that incorporates ArenaCross racing, Car show, Go Kart racing, Quarter Midget racing, Scaling, Speed, show and beauty pageant all in one. Luckily for the racers, world-famous Scotty Ernst was on hand building both dirt tracks for 1/8th and 1/10th scale racing for all of the RC racing enthusiasts to enjoy. By taking the best 2 of 3 qualifiers to seed for the triple A-Mains, racing was action packed as both tracks were going off at the same time keeping racers that were participating in both, extremely busy. Here’s a recap of how it all went down.
Cole Tollard was on fire all weekend and 2WD Modified Buggy was no exception as he picked up 3 TQ’s in qualifying to be the class overall TQ. But during A1, Chase Lemieux put a lot of pressure on Cole making a pass for the Lead on lap 5. However, Cole would counter the move with ultra-fast, solid laps and made the pass back for the lead and with it the win. During A2, Cole found himself with a commanding lead after throwing down some heaters during the main and was able to go tone to tone securing him a TQ and win on the podium in the 2WD Mod division. Mike Gay put on a great show and finished 2nd with Chase Lemieux 3rd to round out the top 3.
4WD Modified once again saw Cole Tollard dominate the qualifying rounds by taking all 3 TQ’s and the only driver able to hit the 19 lap pace. During main day, Cole found himself leading but with a little pressure from Andy Krivitz early on, but pulled away towards the end in the first two mains securing him the overall win. Solidifying the 2nd spot on the podium was Andy Krivitz with Chase Lemieux seizing the 3rd and final spot on the podium.
Cole Tollard showed that he was the man to beat during practice in Modified Stadium Truck. Cole dominated qualifying taking TQs in all 3 rounds of qualifying and only needing two mains with commanding leads in both mains to make him the overall champion in Mod Stadium Truck. Maclan’s Billy Vacek retained 2nd place with Jonathan Noon 3rd.
In 13.5 4WD Buggy and from the start of practice to the A-Mains, Reid McMichael showed that he had the pace to be at the top. With that being said Reid made a dominating statement during qualifying taking all 3 TQs. Come main day Reid still had the pace leading the mains from tone to tone in A1 and A2 to take the overall win. Steve Charles closed out the weekend in 2nd with Jeff Statkiewicz 3rd.
In the competitive 17.5 2WD Buggy class, Aj Marasco also showed great pace in practice and delivered consistent runs over the weekend marking him as a front runner in the class. In qualifying, Aj grabbed a TQ in round 2 along with two 2nd’s earning him the overall TQ in 17.5 Buggy. In the main, Aj put his head down taking a well-deserved tone to tone victories in A1 and A2 showing consistent, super fast laps. Tyler Noon was runner up with Ian Maize 3rd overall.
In 2WD 17.5 Short Course, Stuart Lewis showed very consistent runs throughout qualifying taking 2 TQs out of the 3 giving him the overall TQ in the class. At the start of the A-mains, Stuart used his consistency to provide him with enough speed to win A1 and A2 locking up the overall win in 17.5 SCT class. Adam Curry went on to finish 2nd with Matt Adams round out the top 3 with a terrific 3rd place finish.
Earning the 2nd place starting spot on the grid for the triple Expert E-Buggy A-mains, Alex Kosciuszek was close enough to the front to contest for the overall once the A-Mains were underway. From the start, Alex took his time and assessed his situation until he found the right time to attack for the lead. Once he was to the front there was no looking back as he checked out to win both A1 and A2 to secure the overall in Expert E-Buggy. Wrapping up 2nd was HB Racing’s Spencer Heckert and Jacob Hardison 3rd on the podium.
The results of the Expert E-Truggy was much the same in Expert Ebuggy, but this time, AE/JConcepts’ Alex Kosciuszek started out front and led from tone to tone to take wins in A1 and A2 to seal the deal in both his 1/8th classes over the weekend. Spencer Heckert once again finished 2nd with Anthony Mazzara 3rd.