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Race Report: Nick Wautlet Takes The Win at LRH Hobbies on Pro-Line ION Tires


LRH Hobbies has been known for being a track strictly just for practice but, as of late they have been getting together and doing some weekly club racing. On Labor day, they decided to put together their first large event and the turnout was above what was expected. With just over a 120 entries it was going to be a great day of racing. Pro-Line Drivers Nick Wautlet and Nick Miller were on hand running in the in both the Modified 2WD and 4WD classes.

In the 4WD Buggy class, Nick Miller was the man to beat in qualifying with his Hot Bodies D413 sporting the New MC Electron VTR tires and wheels. Nick Wautlet did everything he could to try and take the TQ away with his Team Associated B44.1 on MC IONs but, was not able to get it done. The Main would be setup with Miller on the pole, Wautlet 2nd and Rudy Rico 3rd.

In the 7-minute Main, Miller got out a great start. After a couple laps, a bobble from Wautlet would Rico to the 2nd spot. The three drivers had an all out battle but, after the 3-minute mark it looked like Miller was starting to get away as Rico and Wautlet battled for the 2nd spot. Wautlet ran consistent laps with almost no mistakes but, it was going to take a costly mistake from Miller for him to catch up. Unfortunately, for Miller that costly mistake came in the form of a lapper. With just over 2-Minutes to go Wautlet was now right on the back door looking for a way around. He tried to make a pass on the inside in one corner but could not make it stick, Miller shut the door on him in the following corner. Coming into the one of the doubles Wautlet went inside on the corner and made a fairly aggressive pass causing Miller to go for a spin. Once Miller straightened back out he set his sights on the leader and went after him. With all this going on, it allowed Wautlet to pull away and Rico catch up. When the final tone went off, it would Wautlet crossing the line first, Miller in second and Rico third.


We would like to Thank Lorenzo for the great race and we hope to see more races from this awesome facility!

Thank You,
Nick Wautlet