The 2017 California Touring Series (CTS) took place at the Freedom Park Raceway in Camarillo for the second round of the championship. A healthy turnout of over 100 entries (27 in Modified TC alone) were on hand at the historic facility which has been in operation for over 30 years! Series organizer Lex Tyler and the Roadrunners R/C Club created a challenging track configuration and maintained a well-organized and exciting race program.
Rick Hohwart, fresh off his Round 1 win, struck first by setting the fastest time in Q1 just ahead of reigning series champion Eric Albano and teammate Randy Caster. In Q2, Rick dropped his time by five seconds to claim the pole postion while teammate Randy Caster jumped up to second to make it a 1-2 start for the duo and their Reedy-powered TC7.1s. Eric Albano rounded out the top three.
The field got away clean at the start of the main but after a couple of laps Randy dropped back, with Albano moving into second. Rick continued to stretch his lead and crossed the line to take his second consecutive series win. Albano crossed the line in second with EJ Evans hot on his tail in third.