By Mike Garrison
Race Report from Carson Yeung:
This is the 2nd round of M.K.Power Off-road Championship at XMG off-road track. Racers from South Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong participated in this race. It was cloudy with occasionally small rain during the day but nothing affect the racing atmosphere.
Round-2 race consists of 1/8 Nitro Buggy and 1/8 Electric Buggy classes. Tekno Team driver Jonathan Yeung raced in both classes and he had excellent start of the day, he got TQ in both classes after 3 qualify rounds. In 3rd Qualify round of Nitro Buggy class, he set an excellent round of 13 laps 7:06.901 while 2nd fastest qualified car in 13 laps 7:22.074.
In Electric Buggy A-Main finals, Jonathan winning all straight 3 Legs to claim the overall Champion of this class. His dad Carson Yeung got all 3 rounds in 2nd place and finished in overall 2nd place.
In Nitro Buggy A-Main final, Jonathan started at pole position but the start was not as smooth as expected. The loudspeakers along the starting grid were not working such that mechanic on the starting grid cannot hear the voice from race announcer. This cause the trouble in 10sec count down and results in delayed start of Jonathan's car. This added drama to the whole race as Jonathan have to get back to the front car-by-car. In about 6min, Jonathan came back to first place but this is not the end of the drama. He had several car flip incidents but unluckily every time happened on unaware marshal and each time cost more than 15sec. For this reason 1st and 2nd cars swapping leading position several time. Thanks for fuel mileage advantage, Jonathan need 1 less refuel to the 2nd fast car in 45min race. This helped him to secure his 2nd straight win in M.K. Power off-road Championship nitro buggy class.
Jonathan is leading the ranking broad for both 1/8 Electric Buggy and 1/8 Nitro Buggy classes in M.K. Power off-road Championship series after this race.
1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main results:
1st – Jonathan Yeung (TQ)
2nd – Carson Yeung
3rd – James Lee
1/8 Nitro Buggy A-Main results:
1st – Jonathan Yeung (TQ) 80 laps 45min 23.151sec
2nd – Xiao Quan 77 laps 45min 10.468sec
3rd – Lin Le Hua 77 laps 45min 21.885sec