Victorian State Championships

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Team Xray reports – “Jan the 23rd saw the top drivers from around Australia converge at Melbourne for the running of the 2009 Victorian Nitro State Championships. This was almost a re-run of the recent Nationals with most of the Nationals A Finals drivers being present. Qualifying started mid Friday after-noon with the usual names setting the fast times. All trying to TQ and guarantee a place in the A-Main. After our abysmal engine troubles at the recent Nationals we decided to go with the “Slowly slowly catches the monkey” approach and used the initial Qualifying heats to tune Ryan’s Max Power SL3 motor in to the very hot conditions. The Lilydale track could best be described as Technical, not to mention a little bumpy in places. Grip was low to start with but came up as the week-end progressed. Having raced at this track before, we already had a good basic set-up and this held us in good stead for the initial Qualifiers. After 4 heats Ryan Maker was positioned well in 4th whilst Ben, his 12 year old younger brother, in only his second drive in Nitro Tourers was doing a fantastic job to qualify in 8th.” Read More… [Source – teamxray.com]