The Dual is an exciting new event which made its debut last weekend. Instead of the typical qualifying and main event format utilized at nitro races, racers competed head to head in six races spread out over two days on two completely different tracks. Drivers scored points for their finishing positions, with their best two finishes at each track used to determine their overall finishing position.
Pro-Line Raceway in Banning, CA hosted Saturday’s action with Thunder Alley Raceway in Beaumont, CA hosting Sunday’s finale. A variety of 1:8 nitro buggy and truggy classes were offered as well as a 1:8 eBuggy class. With nitro races running 15 minutes and e-Buggy races running 10 minutes, everyone received plenty of track time and equal opportunity to gain positions on their competitors.
Richard Saxton has been racing his eBuggy on a regular basis and the track time really paid off at The Dual. Saxton showed off his versatility and the performance of his Reedy-powered RC8.2e by finishing with a perfect score to take the overall win.
Saxton was even more dominant with his RC8.2. Richard clinched the overall victory in the 40+ Nitro Buggy class with a win in round five, which meant he could slip on his flip-flops and enjoy round six as a spectator.
Congratulations to all the winners and special thanks to Pro-Line and Thunder Alley Raceway for hosting this unique event.