Published on Thursday, 03 September 2015 11:56
Written by BSI Editor
XB8E on podium at 2015 ACT State Titles in Australia
120 Entries were the limit and every position was filled. A wet track on the first two days meant setups were changing a lot, but the starting setup we use on the XB8E was very close even in the wet. Qualifying went great with Ari Bakla taking 3 out of 4 Roads giving him the top spot. His XB8E looked the smoothest out on track and showed in the time sheets too. Next up were the 3x 10 Minute Finals.
Final #1 saw Ari and Josh Pain break out from the pack, battling for the first 5 minutes. A mistake by Josh saw Ari pull away to a 8 second lead. With 2 minutes to go Ari started slowing and Josh was catching, looked as though his batteries were just running out of power, last lap, last corner, last jump... Ari rolled and josh passed through for the win by just .02 of a second.
Final #2 Much the same as Final #1, Ari and Josh again pulled and battled, Ari gapped when Josh made a small mistake. But again Ari had issues with a car that stopped, later finding out that a ESC Fan stopped working and an ESC Thermal ended his race. Dallas Gardiner pulling through for 2nd palce and Peter Obrien 3rd.
Final #3 Josh had taken the overall win with 2 first places, so it was all down to the final podium places. Ari dominated the last final and setting the track record for EP. Dallas Gardiner a strong second and Peter again 3rd.
1. Josh Pain SWorks
2. Ari Bakla XRAY XB8E
3. Dallas Gardiner Mugen
4. Peter O'Brien Tekno
5.Nathan Tanti Losi8
6. Gavin White Mugen
7. Kym Goodridge Mugen
8. Gavin Dawson Kyosho
9. Simon Roberts Kyosho
10. Zelko Radacic Kyosho