RatRace round 2 Summer Series

Round 2 of the indoor summer series was last weekend, I was driving 4wd on Saturday as well as running the RC Skool students race and helping them, so as per normal busy. I was also going to run 2WD on the Sunday.

4WD

I had helped build the track the night before so I knew the layout but had not had any practice on the track so all was new to me, I started the day getting the RC Skool boys ready as this was their last round of the championship. When they were settled I just had time to put my batteries in and join first practice.

Practice went ok so started the qualifying rounds, I ended 3rd on the grid which was ok for the race but not ideal.

First A final I came home in 2nd position so great start, 2nd A-Final not so good and some silly errors made me 3rd, so the last final was crucial to win so I could claw back to 2nd overall, I had a great race and made 1st place to end overall in 2nd place. The winner Kayhan Ketenci had won the race after round 2 and did not join us so obviously this helped but I was 2 laps ahead by the end of the race. Thanks to Kayhan for giving me a suspension arm pin, as without it I would not have raced the last final.

Top 3 Rnd 2 4wd Summer Series 2nd Place 4wd Rnd 2 Summer Series

 

2WD

At this race I was trying out the new 4mm chassis as well as the Gear Diff so a lot of testing was needed, also joining me with a mid motor was Kerem and Deniz both for the first time which was nice for all of us to bounce ideas around.

Practice rounds were fantastic and I ended up 3rd qıickest which was great news for me, Deniz was 1st, so of to the quals.

Qualifying did not go so well as I made some silly errors and got hit twice in two of the rounds which happens but very annoying for me. Anyway I ended 7th on the grid for the A-Finals so lots to do.

A-Finals were a bit manic and again being hit from behind and making errors, but I ended up 6th overall which I was happy with for the old  boy.

RatRace 2WD Summer Series Rnd 2 - 41  RatRace 2WD Summer Series Rnd 2 - 39

After the finals I discovered some great news as Serpent Offroad Team Manager (me) in the top 7 drivers were 5 Serpent Spyders which was fantastic news for Serpent.

1st place Deniz Aksüt, Mid motor
4th place Cem Nizamoğullari, Rear motor
5th place Kerem Düzgit, Mid motor
6th place Tom How (me) Mid motor
7th place Murat Yazıcı Rear motor
I would again like to thank all my sponsors for there help

Serpent, AytemizHobi, Team NCRC, Speedy Models, RudeBitsDip Brothers and RW Racing.