When: October 10th-11th 2009
Where: Scottsdale R/C Speedway (SRS)
This year was the 26th year of the Arizona State Championship held at SRS in Scottsdale, AZ. This year I ran the 10.5 2wd Buggy and 10.5 2wd Truck class. Total entrants were around 150+ from Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. As always, the SRS crew put on a great race and with their latest addition, announcer guru Kenny Brosh on the microphone, made the racing and qualifying that much more exciting. The racing format is qualifying points (best 2 out of 4 rounds) and the main event (for the 10.5 class) was 15 minutes. After taking a brief hiatus from 1/10th scale racing, this was my first major race back. After slowly wiping the cobwebs off my driving skills, I brought it together in qualifying. I qualified 3rd in 10.5 Truck and 5th in 10.5 Buggy. When the mains started, I was off on a great start in truck. It was a tight battle for the top 3 spots. I worked my way up in to first until I landed hard off the backside 30ft triple (huge jump for 1/10th) and stripped a spur gear, retiring me from the race with 3 minutes left. In 2wd, I was battling hard throughout the race but one too many mistakes cost me a podium and I ended up finishing where I started in 5th. It was great to be back out racing again and I can’t wait for the Cactus Classic this year.
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