On Sunday, Jan. 13 the RC Club held its first race of the New Year. He drivers showed some improving lap totals. In the Slash Class we saw some improved driving and spectacular crashes. Heat 1 of Round 1 Eric drove a great race with 18 laps in 5:03.03. Alex was only six seconds behind him in second. Henry, Ryan, Matteo, Nathan, Mathew W. and Brock followed them. In Heat 2 of Round 1 Jordan, Brayden and Husayn battled for the top spot. Jordan was first with 16 laps in 5:04.44, Brayden was second with 16 laps in 5:04.67, and Husayn was third with 16 laps in 5:09.81. They were followed Rohail, Clarence, and Benjamin. In Heat 1 of Round 2 Alex and Mathew W. dueled for the win. Alex was first with 18 laps in 5:06.01 and Mathew was second with 18 laps in 5:18.95. Eric, Nathan, Matteo, Henry and Ryan followed them. In Heat 2 of Round 2 Husayn got the victory with 19 laps in 5:06.78. He was followed by Brayden, Rohail, Jordan, Benjamin and Clarence. In the Mains the exciting competition continued. In the “C” Main Clarence earned the top spot with 23 laps in 6:11.27. This bumped Clarence into the “B” Main. In The “B” Main Ryan drove a great race for the19 lap victory in 5:12.78. This bumped him into the “A” Main. In the “A” Main Mathew W. ran away from the field with 20 laps 5:06.77. Alex, Ryan, Husayn, and Eric followed him.
In the 4-Tec Touring Class the racing was cleaner and there were some exciting battles. In Heat 1 Mathew W. was the winner 18 Laps in 5:01.97. The Team Hadley car and Ryan followed him. In Heat 2 In Heat 2 Mathew W. scored his second victory with 18 laps in 5:30.11; He was followed by the Team Hadley Car, and Ryan. In the Main Mathew finished the hat trick with 18 laps in 5:06.38. Husayn, the Team Hadley car, and Ryan followed him.
In the SCT Class the speeds were higher, jumps more exciting and broken parts more prevalent. In Heat 1 of Round 1 Ryan drove very well for the victory with 18 laps in 5:01.02. Mathew W., Clarence, Benjamin, Nathan and Henry followed him. In Heat 2 of Round 1 Husayn edged out Alex for the top spot. They were followed by Rohail and Matteo. In Heat 1 of Round 2 Mathew W. destroyed the field with a 3-lap victory and a total of 21 laps in 5:13.38. Nathan, Henry, Ryan, Benjamin and Clarence followed him. In Heat 2 of Round 2 Alex ran away from the field with 18-lap 5:04.47 victory. He was followed by Husayn, Rohail, Matteo and Jordan. Hard hitting action continued in the mains. In the “B” Main Jordan barely edged out Clarence for the win with 17 laps in 5:08.00. This win bumped Jordan into the “A.” In the “A” Main Husayn and Mathew W, dueled for that top spot. Mathew was first with 20 laps in 5:03.11 and Husayn was second with 20 laps in 5:08.48. They were followed by Alex, Ryan and Jordan.
Thanks to all of our parents who pitched in and helped. Special thanks to Mr. Scherer who did a great job on the carpet. Special thanks to Mr. White for arriving extra early and running home to get parts for other students.
Thanks to our volunteer “Pit Crew” for helping our student racers. Thanks to the Hadley custodians and office staff. Thank you to Mr. Holm for his wonderful work on the website.
We apologize for the club members who left two tables to be put away by the custodians.