By Tyler Hooks
This past weekend the RC Pro Series finals took place at Thornhill Racing Circuit with over 170 entries. 11 racers were crowned series champion for the year, and some epic finals racing was seen. Check out the epic finish posted originally on facebook by Thornhill Racing Circuit!
In Pro Buggy, TQ Ethan Lefebvre would lead until the 2nd pit stop before ultimatley falling on engine troubles. Tyler Hooks would take over and build over a 20 second gap over Dillion Caldwell, Brandon Rose would fight past Caldwell after a terrible start leaving the Serpent driver at the back of the pack. Caldwell would ultimately retire and in the last 15 minutes Rose would cut Hooks' lead down and take the lead before running into carnage on the second to the last lap and giving Hooks the lead. Hooks would flame out 20 feet before the finish coasting across the line seconds before Rose came flying across the line. Robbie Darby would take 3rd with Austin Jeffries 4th and Mark Morrow 5th.
In Pro Ebuggy TQ Brandon Rose would only be passed once on his way to an A1 and A2 win for the overall. Tyler Hooks would settle for 2nd unable to match the pace of Rose. Dillon Caldwell would take a relatively lonely 3rd with Quincy Hughes 4th and Robbie Darby 5th.
Truggy would see TQ Tyler Hooks fade to 3rd in the first 5 minutes, but regain pace and take the lead after the first pit stop. He would not look back for the win. Brandon Rose and Ethan Lefebvre would fight for 2nd for almost the entirety of the race before Rose fell on trouble with 5 minutes to go. Pablo Tejada would finish 3rd with Aaron Royston 4th and Robert Chapman 5th.
Open Buggy: 1st Andrew Clark, 2nd Daniel Grobe, TQ and 3rd Nick Vanderpool, 4th Ron Fleck Jr. 5th Austin Bauer
Open Ebuggy: 1st Daniel Grobe, 2nd Hagen Gray, 3rd Angel Reyes, 4th Jonathan Phelps, 5th Nick Vanderpool, TQ Andrew Clark
Sportsman Buggy: 1st Nathan Brooks, 2nd and TQ, Eric McRimmon, 3rd Eddie Garza, 4th John Stowell, 5th Brian Tompkins
Sportsman Ebuggy: 1st Jason Stubbs, 2nd and TQ William Sellard, 3rd Chris Gilmore, 4th Corey Drachenberg, 5th Mark Anderson
40+ Buggy: 1st and TQ Billy Tylaska, 2nd Chris Allison, 3rd Mark Morrow, 4th Ron Fleck Jr. 5th Bruce McCallum
40+ Ebuggy: 1st and TQ Mark Morrow, 2nd Billy Tylaska, 3rd Tim Thomas, 4th William Sellard, 5th Roy Garza
Etruggy: 1st Quincy Hughes, 2nd Nick Vanderpool, 3rd Austin Bauer, 4th Steven Bevills, 5th Austin Shacklett, TQ Brent Jackson
4WDSC: 1st Myk Willis, 2nd Bruce McCallum, 3rd Bill Delong, 4th Edwin Ortiz, 5th Chris Gilmore, TQ Brent Jackson
Overall Series Top 5:
Pro Buggy: 1st Tyler Hooks, 2nd Wade Moore, 3rd Aaron Royston, 4th Robert Chapman, 5th Pablo Tejada
Pro Ebuggy: 1st Tyler Hooks, 2nd Aaron Royston, 3rd Quincy Hughes, 4th Shane Barrier, 5th Robbie Darby
Truggy: 1st Tyler Hooks, 2nd Aaron Royston, 3rd Pablo Tejada, 4th Brent Jackson, 5th Wade Moore
Open Buggy: 1st Andrew Clark, 2nd James Williams, 3rd Francis Sosing, 4th Doug Gilreath, 5th Jonathan Phelps
Open Ebuggy: 1st Andrew Clark, 2nd Jonathan Phelps, 3rd Steven Bevills, 4th Brent Jackson, 5th Austin Bauer
Sportsman Buggy: 1st Nathan Brooks, 2nd Harry Lewis, 3rd Edward Garza, 4th John Stowell, 5th Jason Stubbs
Sportsman Ebuggy: 1st Harry Lewis, 2nd Eric Chen, 3rd Mike Silva, 4th Wilson Wilson, 5th Jason Stubbs
40+ Buggy: 1st Bruce McCallum, 2nd Tim Thomas, 3rd Billy Tylaska, 4th Harry Lewis, 5th Ron Fleck Jr.
40+ Ebuggy: 1st Tim Thomas, 2nd Wilson Wilson, 3rd Mark Morrow, 4th Billy Tylaska, 5th William Sellard
Etruggy: 1st Brent Jackson, 2nd Steven Bevills, 3rd Austin Shacklett, 4th Mike Silva, 5th Bill Mahy
4WDSC: 1st Brent Jackson, 2nd Bruce McCallum, 3rd Myk Willis, 4th Alex Merelli, 5th Bill Delong