By Tyler Hooks
Race Result from XRAY:
Race Report by World Model:
Once a year, the highest level of Chinese youth competition is held, this year at the Feishen Track in Yongkang City, Zhejiang Province. The race was held on 22nd to 23rd August 2018. The event attracted many young people from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and other places. Our team driver “Alfred Lao” also participated in the highest group U18, 1/10 electric touring car and 1/10 Nitro car.
In 1/10 Electric Touring Car, there were three rounds of qualifications on 22nd Aug, picked two best results from three qualifications. For 1/10 Nitro Car, there were also three rounds of qualifications, but picked one best result from three rounds. In the 1st round of the qualifications of the 1/10 electric touring car, Alfred’s car was blocked by others who were left behind, Alfred got the 2nd place in the Q1 and won the 1st place in the 2nd and 3rd round successively, no doubt that he won the TQ!
In the 1/10 Nitro Cars, TQ was missed due to the poor communication between Alfred and his mechanics. Mr. Ma Haoran from Guangzhou won the TQ and Alfred took the 2nd place after qualifications.
On the final day of August 23, two best results from 3 rounds were counted in the 1/10 electric touring car class while the 1/10 Nitro Car Class carried out the group A 45-minute final.
The 1st round of the 1/10 electric touring car class, two laps after the start, although there was a collision after start, Alfred could continue the race intently, and kept the 1st place till the end of this round. Alfred started very smoothly in the 2nd round. The 2nd car “Mr. Ma Haoran was chasing hardly, Alfred’s car was slammed on the third lap, and his car broke down. Eventually, Mr. Ma Haoran won 1st place in the 2nd round, Alfred could not complete this round unfortunately. Alfred highly concentrated on the 3rd final, so great that he started smoothly, leading the whole final and bringing it to the finish and so finally won the championship!
1/10 Electric U18 Results:
1. Alfred Lao - XRAY T4
2. Ma Haoran - XRAY T4
3. Nicholas Xu - XRAY T4
In 45 minutes final in the 1/10 Nitro Car Class, after the start, Alfred’s car chased
the 1st car (Mr. Ma Haoran) , Alfred’s NT1 finally exceeded in the 2nd lap, but his car rolled over and also was blocked by some cars at behind, his car shell was folded. Alfred’s car was back to the PIT area for maintenance and back to the track immediately. On the way, the power of Mr. Ma Haoran’s car has shut down suddenly. And Alfred took this advantage to keep the 1st position till the end of this final even his tires became thinner and not easy to control. Finally, Alfred won the championship in this 1/10 Nitro Car Class.
1/10 Nitro U18 Results:
1. Alfred Lao - XRAY NT1
2. Ma Haoran - XRAY NT1
3. Fan Yiding - XRAY NT1
Our Team Driver “Alfred Lao” also joined the OPEN group in this TOP level of Chinese competition, this year was held at the Feishen Track in Yongkang City, Zhejiang Province on 22nd to 23rd August 2018. It attracted many top drivers from Hong Kong, Guangdong, Zhejiang and other places. Our team driver “Alfred Lao” participated in 1/10 Nitro car class.
There were three rounds of qualifications on 22nd Aug, picked one best result from three preliminaries. In the 1st round of the preliminaries, started raining at the mornng, Alfred adpoted the wet mode on the 1st round, and changed a engine. Unfortunately, there was an accident, could not complete this round. During the 2nd round, Alfred needed to pay special attention to choose what type of tires on the semi-wet floor. Felix Lo from Hong Kong got the 1st place and Alfred won the 2nd place in this round. Raining continuously on the 3rd round, although Alfred won the 1st place in this round, but his result still left behind Felix Lo from Hong Kong. So, Felix took TQ, Alfred took the 2nd place while Mr. Ma Haoran got the 3rd place.
The final was held on the next day, it was a sunny day, the surface of the track was dry. Alfred overtook the 1st car successfully and kept the 1st place. The competition between the top three cars was very close over 4 minutes. The performance of Alfred was very superior and he could keep the 1st place with few seconds advantage till the end of the final Alfred won the championsh finally infront the 2nd place by 4 laps. Mr. Li Cong from Guangzhou got the 2nd place and a lady called Tse Feng Ying from Shenzhen took the 3rd place!
1/10 Nitro Open Results:
1. Mr. Alfred Lao - XRAY NT1
2. Mr. Li Cong - XRAY NT1
3. Ms. Tse Feng Ying