By Aaron Waldron
HB Racing star and former 4WD podium finisher David Ronnefalk set the best time in round four of 4WD qualifying, but it's ROAR national champ and XRAY driver Ty Tessmann who has the points lead — on a tiebreaker — with one round remaining.
Here's a replay of Ronnefalk's TQ run, followed by the Spektrum Race Report with the top three racers of the round — David Ronnefalk, Ty Tessmann and Dakotah Phend:
These are the top 20 times from round four:
With rain in the forecast for Saturday, on which the fifth round of qualifying and the 4WD finals are scheduled, the qualifying points are extra important; the final standings could be awarded based on the qualifying points after four rounds if the track becomes unrecoverable. Here's what the current points look like, using each driver's best two rounds of the four completed with consideration to IFMAR's tiebreaker rules — which state that the first tiebreaker is each driver's single lowest points (on which Ty Tessmann and David Ronnefalk are still tied), then it goes to each consecutive non-throwout round (on which they're still tied), and then finally to each driver's fastest time from the counted rounds, where Tessmann wins by 2.547 seconds.