March 21st through the 23rd marked the final race of the epic Pacific NW Showdown winter series 2014. The finale was held at Four Season’s raceway in Olympia Washington….. home of Gary Brown, father to northwest legend, Scott Brown.
Unfortunately, good things must come to an end and after a long winter the final race was upon us. Undoubtedly saving the best race for last, northwest’s finest 1/10th scale offroad drivers would once again meet up for a last showdown and make claim for the series overall championship title.
The event was scheduled for open practice on Friday from noon till 9pm and all 4 rounds of qualifying to be ran on Saturday. Sunday would hold triple A-main events decided by best 3 of 4 rounds of qualifying with 6 minute lower mains for bumps and award ceremony held after racing.
When I say, “Saving the best for last,” I don’t mean that lightly. The Four Season’s track crew did an awesome job providing the racers with, IMO, the best track of the series. It was fun, technical, simple, yet challenging. It also had the best flow out of all the tracks this year and only heard praises up and down the pits.
It is rare when you get a track that is simple enough that every car on the track can take the same lines, but have totally different times. Every jump was make’able by stock and mod, yet stock and mod cars would be separated by over a second. It was a fantastic layout that only got better as the grip came up challenging all drivers to the very end. Thank you Gary and the guys at Four Seasons for all the hard work making the last race the most enjoyable!
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