Round 5 of the 8 round Thornhill Championship Series, battle for the Ring, was this past weekend. Open Electric Truggy was the biggest class this weekend with 18 trucks in the class. Drivers from the Dallas and Houston area would come in for this event. The track would be run dry again, and my setup seems to really like that sort of grip.
In Q1, running M3 Hole Shots, i was able to throw some very fast times, grip level seemed higher than the LoneStar Challenge weekend, and the lap times showed it. i was around 1.5-2 seconds up on quick time from the previous race weekend. I did also improve my overall time compared to the previous weekend. I didn’t make any mistakes that would cost me much time, there were quite a few opportunities to improve my time. I set early TQ but had a lot of room for improvement.
In Q2, M3 Hole Shots, i worked on the sections that really cost me time in Q1, I was able to improve my time, but still wasn’t comfortable in the “5 pack” which is a triple double. Few mistakes in that area, improved my time to take TQ by 2 seconds, and be the only truck on 9 lap pace. Improved my lap time to the mid 35’s
In Q3, I put on a set of new M3 Hole Shots, and improved my run, by 4-seconds, to take the overall TQ, and consistent with my previous race on fast lap.
Double A-Mains, In A1, I ran M3 Hole Shots from Q3 I got out to a good start, had pressure early, but 2nd place made a mistake, and bottled up the field. I had a 12 second lead about halfway through the Main, and held it. couple of hard mistakes, I backed off to save the truck not to throw away the win. In the pits I noticed I had a broken front left A block pill and also noticed that the A block had a wierd chip in it, so i replaced those parts.
In A2, I decided to try Buck Shot S3 compound. I got a good start but a first lap crash over a triple, and I dropped to 3rd. I raced there for a few laps, and 2nd place truck broke a diff gear, into 2nd. I battled with the leader, he made a mistake over a double, and I got by. I ended up winning the race by 3-seconds taking the overall.
1st – Daniel Grobe – Xray/RCA/Pro-Line
2nd – Thomas Rodgers – Mugen
3rd – Leon Gillard – Mugen
Precut Trifecta Lexan Wing
Pro-Line XT8 Body