Last weekend I attended the Off-road Wars Two Day World Cup in the UK. It was held at the very famous Maritime Raceway, just 45-minutes from Dover.
We ran 2WD on Saturday and 4WD on Sunday. Both categories had 1 Round of practice followed by 4 Rounds of FTD qualifying. My DEX210V2 needed some small setup changes for the wood section parts of the track, but other than that it was good. 2WD Qualifying was really tight, with 4 drivers separated by jus a few seconds. I qualified 3rd for the triple A-Mains.
A1 was going good, after a few laps I got into the lead, but a small mistake put me back into second place. A few laps later and the 3rd place driver tried to overtake me, but he crashed into me and I needed to be marshaled. Still recovered to finish 3rd. A2 was another chaos at the start of the race. Again someone crashed into me and I fall back to 6 or 7 positions. I pushed as hard as I could and came closer to the lead pack every lap. In the end it worked out and I could take the win in A2. The races were still wide open, with 4 different drivers that could still win. A3, I knew I had to take full attack from 3rd on the grid to take the win. I was in 2nd place for most of the time, but a lapped traffic crash, cost me a few seconds and I fall back to 3rd. Overall it was also the 3rd place.
It was Sunday and a new day, 4WD time. My DEX410V4 felt good as always in the practice run in the morning. I stayed with the same setup for qualifying, which was a good decision. I TQ’d all 4 Rounds of qualifying including the fastest FTD time with the only driver on 21 laps. A1 was one to forget after I touched the barrier and flipped over on the first lap which put me down to last. I couldn’t get my rhythm again and a few more mistakes to let me finish 7th. A2 was going much better and I was in the lead battle, but finished 2nd. A3 and my qualifying performance was back to take the win, but overall the 2nd place.
A big thanks goes to the Maritime club for hosting another great race!
Pro-Line products used:
2735-02 – Velocity 2.2″ Hex Front Yellow Wheels
2736-02 – Velocity 2.2″ Hex Rear Yellow Wheels
6031-00 – Pro-Line Tire Glue
6250-17 – Pre-Cut 1:10 Trifecta Lexan Wing
6077-00 – Aluminum 12mm Rear Clamping Hex