Matias wins Portuguese Nats Rd.2



Round 2 of the Portuguese 1/8 Nationals was held this past weekend. Qualifying was dominated by Ricardo Monteiro, who captured the overall TQ after heat 1 and heat 2 victories. Varying weather conditions played a major role in car setup and racing for Sunday’s final. Monteiro would start second to Miguel Matias after the semi-finals. Matias left the line in first, never looked back, and began gapping the field. A late race flameout by Matias brought hope for Monteiro in second, however, even the mishap for Miguel was not enough to hand over the win. Miguel Matias would clinch the victory with Ricardo Monteiro second, and Nuno Rebelo third.