Hat-trick of wins for Harrison
The?Radio-Operated Auto Racers (ROAR)?got their fourth and final racing season for the year off to a great start on Sunday at the Garfield Sobers Raceway with three exciting classes of racing.
In the 1:8 “Open” Buggy Class, Nick Harrison picked up where he left off last season by recording a hat-trick of victories in his Mugen MBX 6R.
He, however, had to endure serious competition from a much-improved Andrew Scooby Smith, at the controls of his Mustor’s Wholesale Liquors Team Xray XB 808, and Richard Gamble, using similar machinery.
Corey Stanford steered his Serpent 747 impressively in the only race recorded for the 1:10 Modified On Road Class.
He simply humiliated the competition, constantly waiting on them to catch up, letting them pass, and then easily passing them again.
Jeremy Birkett, with his team Xray NT1, held on for second place, while Nigel Thomas, with a Mugen MTX 4R, placed third.
Scott Foster, directing his Hot Bodies D8, sent a serious signal to the other competitors in the 1:8 “Modified” Off Road Class that he was back by winning the first of the two races.
Foster led from start to finish and forced third season champion Robin The Undertaker Mustor to settle for second position after he had mechanical difficulties earlier in the race with his Mustor’s Wholesale Team Xray XB 9.
Brian Necky Bayne, with a similar machine, rounded out the top three.
Mustor, however, made all the necessary tweaks to ensure that his vehicle was properly prepared for the second race and from the time the race came under starter’s orders, he charged to the front of the pack and never looked back.
He easily lapped the entire field and turned the tables on Foster, who had to settle for second place in that race.
Matthew Whitney, with his Wadman Brothers Mugen MBX 6R, filled the final podium spot.
The fourth season of racing continues at the same venue on Sunday at 2 p.m. (PR/EZS)