Kyle McBride wins Pro-Line Thunder Down Under

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Kyle McBride wins Pro-Line Thunder Down Under

This weekend we held the Pro-Line Thunder Down Under race at one of my local tracks ‘Meakin Park Raceway’. This event was created by my father and another local racers father to bring more international people to Australia to come and race and start getting RC more widely known. This year we were able to bring over Pro-Line Driver’s Adam Drake and Mike Truhe to come and race with us for this event. The event was a controlled Pro-Line Tire being the M3 Blockade for all classes. 

Adam, Mike and I ran 1:8th buggy and 1:8th truck classes and we started off by picking up the Americans from the airport and showing them around where we live and checking out some Kangaroo’s!!! We got to have some practice laps on Thursday and get our cars all sorted on the track for the following days of qualifying. Friday we started qualifying with three rounds planned to run that day. I started off really well in both my classes with TQ’ing the first two rounds of qualifying in both my classes. In the third round I came 2nd to Adam Drake who like always was able to make the 10 minute pitstops!! I suffered an issue right before round 3 in my buggy and only managed to get back out there half way into the race but got some decent laps in with my car.

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