Round 1 of the HNMC Winter Series kicked off this past weekend in the UK. Racers were provided good weather, and great racing to kick off the series. Kyosho’s Elliott Boots secured the TQ spot in the highly competitive Nitro Buggy class, but would fall short of the win in the final.
The final got underway with Mugen’s Jack Embling forcing his way past NEMO Racing’s Jon Hazlewood on the opening lap, but Jon was not deterred and quickly put a pass on him. Jon then set about the leader Elliott and slowly but surely got closer and closer until Elliott made a mistake allowing Jon into the lead. From there he gradually pulled away. By the time of the second pit stops, Hazlewood had enough in hand to make his stop and still rejoin the track ahead of his competition. He was comfortable over the course of the last 6 minutes and took the win 13 seconds ahead of Embling who benefited from a late mistake by Boots to take 2nd, with Elliott finishing 3rd.