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RACE REPORT:

After a half an hour of tinkering, we decided upon an oval track setup w/banked turns and a chicane right in front of the drivers’ stand. Delta's surface smoothness and grip were superb - no doubt some real intense racing was bound to happen!

In the 1/8th qualifers, the three Kyoshos started on fire - with a clean start from Ray, Dave and Ian, the three bikes came abreast into turn one just like a real Daytona race and there were several close passes for the lead in the first three laps! However after a devastating crash on lap 8, Ian retired due to a stripped servo gear while Dave and Ray were left to battle for first. With unbeatable lap times Ray ultimately took the TQ with his 300-powered direct steerer. In the 1/5th qualifiers, after a great start Ian took an early lead while Kevin and Ken eased their way into driving down the banked track. After a couple of laps Kevin began to settle into a “groove”, whereas Ken suffered from a loose crash bar problem early on. When the track marshals couldn’t find the crash bar, Ken decided to run anyway but was too far behind to catch up. Despite a late charge from Kevin, Ian ultimately took this one.

In the 1/8th Main, Ray crashed in the first lap which left Dave and Ian dicing for the lead. Dave suffered from a big crash later on in the second lap, leaving Ian alone in first. After the bad start Ray went on his usual charge and effortlessly passed Ian on lap 6, only to crash again late in the race and eventually retire on lap 29. Ian inherited the lead and managed to hold 4 laps over Dave “Speedy” Gonzales to take an unexpected win. In the 1/5th Main Ken did not start, leaving Ian and Kevin to duel it out. Ian, looking for the clean sweep of A-Main wins, looked bleak at the start with Kevin taking a half lap lead. But after settling back into the driver’s stand he was able to overtake on lap 7 and take the win.  

Race #5 1/8 electric Qualifying #1
pos laps time      name                      avg.mph
1    24    5:06.91 RAY RUGGLES      22.07
2    21    5:04.92 DAVE GONZALES 19.44
3     7     1:33.29 IAN FRANCISCO    21.19 (DNF due to servo problem)

Race #6 1/5 electric Qualifying #1
pos laps time      name                    avg.mph
1    29    5:09.53 IAN FRANCISCO  26.49
2    17    5:07.59 KEVIN HICKS      15.60
3    12    5:03.59 KEN JOHNSON   11.16

Race #5 1/8 electric Qualifying #2
1 RAY RUGGLES
2 DAVE GONZALES
3 IAN FRANCISCO

Race #6 1/5 electric Qualifying #2
pos laps time      name                    avg.mph
1    28    5:05.27 IAN FRANCISCO  25.89
2    21    5:01.20 KEVIN HICKS      19.68
3    18    5:00.12 KEN JOHNSON   16.93

Race #5 1/8 electric  A-Main
pos laps time      name                      avg.mph  fastest lap
1    38    8:08.92 IAN FRANCISCO    21.94      10.5s
2    34    8:11.91 DAVE GONZALES 19.51      10.5s
3    26    6:32.71 RAY RUGGLES      18.69       9.8s (DNF due to steering problem)

Race #6 1/5 electric A-Main
pos laps time      name                   avg.mph   fastest lap
1    45    8:07.02 IAN FRANCISCO 26.08        7.9s
2    34    8:03.68 KEVIN HICKS      19.84        8.1s
3    -----DNS-----    KEN JOHNSON (DNS due to steering problem)

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Last updated: 10/5/15

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WEBMASTER: Ian Francisco (ianfran@hotmail.com) - "grymg" on rcgroups, yahoo groups, yahoo messenger, etc... WEBMASTER: 2nd Kevin Hicks (kev71h@gmail.com) "Kev71H" on many forums: RCgroups.com