The Grand Opening race for Thornhill Racing Circuit Jr., the new indoor track at the world renowned Thornhill Racing Circuit, was held this past Saturday, February 7th, 2015. A beautiful addition to the already stunning N.E. Austin, TX facility boasted a fun, flowing layout with challenging track conditions. They had a plethora of classes, with a total of 90 entires in all. The format was 3 rounds of qualifiying and single 8 minute mains allowing 2 bump-ups from the lower mains.
Team Associated/Reedy Driver Rhett McNair, long time Texas racer, dominated the 17.5 class with his throwback RC 10 Worlds Car taking the TQ and a wire to wire win.
1st – Rhett McNair – RC10 Worlds Car (TQ)
2nd – Alex Vaughan
3rd – Joel Chavez
In the highly competitive 2wd modified class, which included region hot-shoes like Rhett McNair, Mike Stoll, Andrew Tshekeche, Tyler Hooks, Kyle Wilson to name a few, Team Associated/Reedy Driver Rhett McNair lead the charge in qualifying taking Round 1 & 2 TQ honors. In Round 3 of rocket round qualifying, as the grip came up, the racers dialed in tires and chassis settings, it was Team Associated/Reedy Driver Kyle Wilson that pulled out the TQ with 15/5:01, 5 seconds ahead of the second qualifier.
In the 2wd Modified main, it was Team Associated/Reedy Driver Kyle Wilson with the holeshot and never looked back with a dominating wire to wire win, lapping all the way through 4th place, followed by Mike Stoll and Team Associated/Reedy Driver Rhett McNair coming in 3rd.
1st – Kyle Wilson – B5M (TQ)
2nd – Mike Stolle – B5
3rd – Rhett McNair – B5