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Proline Challenge Race Report - Jarred King

Arrived Sunday with no practice due to commitments on the Saturday. Last time i was here was with my Kyosho car so i was pretty keen to test out my new Xray XB8 16 on this track that Illawarra had produced for us. Tyres were controlled Proline Blockades

Weather was looking grim, raining off and on all day made it tricky track conditions every round of racing.

Racing was 3 Qualifiers and an A MAIN.

I qualified 4th, 3rd, 4th in my Qualifiers. A little off the pace but as to be expected with very little track time.

Made some changes through the day to my car and before the A MAIN.

Started 5th in the MAIN. Got to a really good start and before i knew it i had made a few passes and was in front. Cut some clean laps and after about 15 minutes i was a quarter of a lap in front of Ronan (TLR Driver) and closely behind Ari (Xray). I knew they were going to push hard so i just pumped out some smooth laps. Had a bobble here and there and before i knew it Ronan was right on my tail.

Unfortunately , i ended up at the bad end of some dirty driving which pushed me back to about 6th or 7th at this time. Came in for my first pit stop , with my O.S Engine allowing me to pit at 9.30.

Then the rain started….

My engine tune went out a bit and the bottom end got quite rich, therefore resulted in a flame out. I ended up finishing 8th overall , disappointing but the positive to take from this was i had the speed to take the win, just luck was not on my side that day. But thats racing!

Set the 2nd fastest lap behind Ari for the MAIN, car has speed!!!

Want to thank Ari and BJ very much for such a great year of 2016. I did not attend many races, but the ones i did were great, had loads of fun and i did my very best to achieve the results i got.

Thanks to:
Hobby Express ( Xray Cars, Proline Tyres, Nosram Electronics )
Model Engines ( O.S Engines , Hitec Radio and servos )

Photos Courtesy of MegAan Jones

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