Race Report by the Alberta Touring Series
The second season of the Alberta Touring Series presented by Team Associated started out this year in Calgary on Oct 23-25 at the Calgary Horseshoe Club. The Calgary Area Remote Control Auto Racing Club put on a great show and it was a fun filled event. Thanks to all that made this event one of the most fun filled races of the year.
In the Reedy TC Modified Class it was an exciting battle between TQ Wayne Mah (Awesomatix) and Pete Toszer (Associated). Wayne ran into early trouble in the opening laps but recovered to have a back and forth battle with Pete in the later part of the race. It would come down to the last lap with Wayne edging by Pete in the last couple of corners to lead to the line by a few car lengths. Matt Wilfort (Associated) would have a battle of his own to hold of his challenger to come in 3rd.
In the G-Force RC Touring Stock Class with, Wayne Mah (Awesomatix) took his TQ into the main and lead from start to finish with Ryan Berry (Awesomatix) in 2nd and Jim Chapman (XRay) in 3rd.
In the Boca Bearing 12th Scale 13.5 Stock Class, TQ Peter Toszer (Associated) dominated with a lead from start to finish for the win. A very tight battle for 2nd among 4 cars saw Ivan Chan hold off Jim Chapman by a few car lengths to round out the top 3.
In the Great Hobbies Tamiya Mini Class, TQ Walter “Mini King” Slany recovered from early trouble and drove his way thru traffic effortlessly to take the win. Matt Wilfort and Ivan Chan rounded out the top 3.
In the Tuning Haus F1 Class, TQ Ivan Chan had a sizeable lead after the first corner and with steady driving would take the win. Cal Freeman pushed hard but settled for second and Walter Slany held off a hard charging challenger for 3rd.
In the Gravity RC 21.5 Alberta Scale Spec Class, TQ Cal Freeman (top privateer driving an Awesomatix) would have his hands full with a strong field. It would come down to one mistake and a body tuck that would allow Erwin Leong to pass and hold on for the win. Cal Freeman would come in 2nd with Shane Eaton taking 3rd.
The ATS Crew look forward to seeing everyone in April 2016 at Edmonton for the finals.