The 3rd Round of the EOS Series where held in Austria Wels last weekend. It was in a completely new hall which was really nice. 2WD practice started with 3 Rounds of free practice and 2 Rounds seeding practice. Hupo and I tried some different setups on our mid motor SRX2 which worked out better and better. At this track the inline battery layout worked better. Even when it was difficult with a regular Mid Motor Buggy compare to all the new “Front Motor cars, we both manage to make the A-Main (6th and 10th). A1 was going good and I had a great battle with Simon Moss the entire race and finished 3rd. A2 was another solid run with a 4th place finish. A3 I still had the chance to get a podium finish and with another new set of Tires left the chance was their. It turned out awesome with taking 2nd place to finish 3rd overall.
On Sunday it was time for 4WD. Qualifying was difficult as Q1 started really good, but traffic issues ended a good run 7th for the Round. Q2 was ok with a 6th place finish. Q3 was not so good after a setup change. Q4 Unluckily the steering post screw came loose after 2 laps which made it difficult to turn left, still finished in the top 10. With only 2 OK runs I qualified 10th overall, with Hupo qualified 8th overall.
A1 From 10th on the grid you can’t expect too much for the finals, but I gave everything. I moved up some positions to get 4th. A2 was not so good with some crashes which let me finish 8th. A3 I tried all or nothing and made a setup change which was the right choice. The SRX4 was good now which let me finish 2nd from last. Overall I finished 5th which was good for what we had right now.
In 4WD Short Course I was able to win A1 and A2 to secure the overall win and overall EOS Series Championship.
Pro-Line products used: