2011 Mack Trucks Short Course Titles
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The final night of the 2011 Mack Trucks Short Course Titles see's some more new records set, and a number of notable drives. Danny White putting in a big effort after just scraping into the multi leg A-Finals, and having to start out of grid 10 for all 4 finals, puts it all together to take a well deserved second place outright. Beau Harris upholding the Hong Nor flag qualifying off grid 3, to run a steady consistent set of finals taking third outright, but most notably taking a 0.48 sec win over eventual outright winner and TQ, Tony Knauth in the final race of the Championship. Knauth driving a Hobao, powered by a Venom Racing motor system, Turnigy batteries, and fitted with a Proline Flo Tek body, set 2 new records in A Final / 1, a new lap record now down to 36.914 secs and taking over 2 secs of the Holeshot record, edging closer and closer to the Nitro Buggy lap times at OCR, quite a feat considering the class is a control class, running on Stock kit tyres, and no aftermarket options, a real testament to the Hobao H10SC 4x4. The B Truck class saw a great battle with the Top 3 drivers going into B Final / 4 on equal points just 1.119 secs between the top 2 and only 17 secs seperating all 3. Nathan Weiss taking the B Truck win by 20.80 secs over Michael Evans, Adam Davies just keeping young Karlo Dayap at bay to hold onto third.
A big congratulations goes out to all the competitors for putting on a great show, and of course to the 2011 title holders. A big thank you to our gracious sponsors and supporters and to all those that helped to make the event a success, Thank - You!!
1 Tony Knauth (A) 35 24m46.048
2 Daniel White (A) 34 25m30.386
3 Beau Harris (A) 33 25mOO.155
4 Shane Ussher (A) 32 24m08.286
5 Paul Mansell (A) 32 24m45.284
6 Nathan Weiss (B) 31 25m08.009
7 Michael Evans (B) 31 25m28.817
8 Adam Davies (B) 30 24m33.311
9 Karlo Dayap (B) 30 24m46.681
10 Rhian Davies (B) 29 25m13.280
11 Peter Hutton (B) 28 24m48.938
12 Joshua Davies (B) 27 24m37.443
13 Steven Jackson (B) 26 23m30.625
14 Joseph Lluch (B) 24 25m26.863
15 Matt Williams (B) 23 24m16.178
16 Nasi Kokkinidis (B) 16 24m01.713
With the first night of qualifying completed and one final qualifier left to complete tonight, its Michael Evans leading the B Truck field ahead of Karlo Dayap just 2 points behind 29 points and Adam Davies also on 29 points in third aprox 18 seconds separating them. Tony Knauth - Hobao holds the outright qualifying lead on 5 points ahead of Nathan Tampe - Hobao on 7 points the pair setting some new records early in the night, Tampe resetting the FTD record in Q1 / R1 to 9 laps 378.277 sec's and just missing the lap record by 0.102 sec's, Knauth coming out in Q2 / R2 and taking another 2 sec's off the FTD setting it at 9 laps 376.735 sec's and setting a new lap record at 37.310 sec's. Paul Mansell the first of the Hong Nors in third outright with a slim margin over Beau Harris - Hong Nor and Shane Ussher - Hong Nor, just 3 points separating the trio.
Tonight see's the final round of qualifying, giving the drivers a final chance to gain a berth in the Top Ten Shootout Multi leg A - Final.