By Tyler Hooks
Kicking off the THE Series in record fashion with 309 entries. Hosted by RC Clubhouse, which is an indoor clay off-road track in Warren Michigan. The racers poured in on Friday for open practice, and practice was needed. Track owner Bill Hall built one of the most technical tracks THE Series has ever seen. With all the entries and heats, we had to run just 2 qualifiers and then the mains, to be able to still get done at a reasonable time. New this year is: TIRE STACK TQ, the class with the most entries, the TQ would receive $50. Stock Buggy was the class with the most entries of 56 and when qualifying was done, Team Fantom driver Josh Schroeder would take home the cash. Going into the mains, Future Champions would start us out with some great racing. TQ Even Ciresi led all the laps except the last one where Canadian born Nathan Ross would take the win by less than 1 second. After many lower mains it was time for the rest of the A mains to start. Powder Puff sponsored by RC Clubhouse would see Adelle Max take the win with her Mod X powered Team Associated B6. In Super Stock Stadium truck Matt Petrowski would battle with Tom Tanner and pull out the win. Tyler Heavener would run back to back A mains in 4X4 Short Course and Stock 13.5 4WD Buggy and take both wins by almost 12 seconds in each race. Mod 4WD Buggy Mike Legue would do the trifecta with TQ, HOTLAP, and the WIN!! From the 4th starting position THE Series own Kris Norlock would take the lead on lap #2 and never look back for the win in the Nankin Hobbies sponsored Vintage 2WD Buggy class. Russ Bryant would capitalize on his TQ and take the win in Super Stock 13.5 2WD Short Course. 2WD Stock Buggy would see TQ and $50 richer Josh Schroeder lead every lap and win the biggest class. Mod 2WD Buggy Sponsored by MOD-X would once again see Mike Legue standing on top of the podium. Last on the starting line would be the second most popular class: 1/8 scale Buggy. TQ Charlie ‘Chuckles’ Maiorana would lead the race from tone to tone for the victory. Round 1 also had a 50/50 raffle wich the winner won $485 and we also had prizes from: Maclan, Racers Edge, BOCA Bearings, Pit Boss, and Darkside Designs.
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