Slam Bam Racing
On Sunday, Dec. 9 the RC Club hosted a race in the Hadley gym. It was an exciting day of racing with many crashes and close racing. In the Student Touring Class the drivers exhibited more skills and less body banging. In Round 1 Mathew W. earned the victory with 15 laps in 5:06.22. He was followed by Nathan, Mathew T., and Benjamin. In Round 2 Nathan drove well for the victory with 11 laps in 5:19.58. Mathew W., Benjamin and Mathew T. followed him. In the Main the focus of the drivers and lap times improved. Mathew W. ran away from the field with 17 laps in 5:14.78. This one of the best runs of the day. Mathew T. was second, Nathan was third, and Benjamin was fourth.
In the Traxxas Slash Class the racing was closely contested and the crashes were spectacular. In Heat 1 of Round 1 Nathan drove a controlled race for the victory with 13 laps in 5:19.02. Henry was second, Mathew T. was third, Eric was fourth, Mathew W. was fifth, Brayden was sixth, and Jordan was seventh. In Heat 2 of Round 1 Alex drove well for the win with 11 laps in 5:12.71. Husayn was second, Rohail was third, Clarence was fourth, Benjamin was fifth, and Matteo was sixth. In Heat 1 of Round 2 Mathew W. got the win with 11 laps in 5:47.19. He was followed by Eric, Nathan Brayden, Mathew T. and Jordan. In Heat 2 of Round 2 Husayn drove very well for the victory with 12 laps in 5:15.55. Benjamin, Alex, Rohail, and Clarence followed him. In the Mains the competition was exciting. Alex drove a clean, consistent race for the top spot in the “B” Main and a bump into the “A” Main. He had 13 laps in 5:24.40. He was followed by Brayden, Rohail, Clarence, Jordan, and Benjamin. In the “A” Main Mathew W. drove a great race with 14 laps in 5:15.34 for first place. Nathan was second, Alex was third, Husayn was fourth, Mathew T. was fifth, Henry was sixth, and Eric was seventh.
In the SCT Class the competition was tight. In Heat 1 of Round 1 Mathew W. was the winner with 12 laps in 5:35.94. Five drivers fought it out for the second spot. Mathew T. had 11 laps in 5:02.74, Henry was third with 11 laps in 5:08.39, Alex was fourth 11 laps in 5:09.27, and Clarence was fifth with 11 laps in 5:33.11. Husayn was sixth. In Heat 2 of Round 1 Nathan drove very well for the top spot with 12 laps in 5:13.86. Rohail was second, Jordan was third, and Benjamin was fifth. In Heat 1 of Round 2 Henry and Alex dueled for the win. Henry was first with 10 laps in 5:04.75 and Alex was second with 10 laps in 5:28.65, Husayn was third and Clarence was fourth. In Heat 2 of Round 2 Nathan drove a clean, cool race for the win with 11 laps in 5:10.89. Benjamin was second, Jordan was third, and Rohail was fifth. In the Mains the exciting action continued. In the “B” Main Alex drove an intelligent race and won with 13 laps in 5:19.03. His victory bumped him into the “A” Main. Husayn, Jordan, Clarence, and Benjamin followed him. In the “A” Main Mathew W. continued his “A” Main wining streak with a 14-lap victory in 5:19.04. Nathan, Husayn, Mathew T., Henry, Alex and Rohail followed him.
We also had great racing in the Off Road Truck Class. Clarence picked up the “B” Main victory and Mathew W. won the “A” Main.
Congratulations to Eric who drove very well for his first complete race day.
A big thank you goes out to all of our racers’ parents and relatives who came out to help and watch. Thanks to Mr. White and Mathew for coming in extra early to help. Thanks to Mr. Baker for organizing the storage cart with all the track pieces. Thanks to our “Pit Crew” who help our racers. Thanks to our Hadley custodians and office staff for their usual great job!