This past weekend the 3rd Annual Thumb RC Mini Nats was held in three classes including the 1/14 Buggy, 1/14 Short Course and 1/14 Truggy. 13 year old phenom Ben Klein was the overall TQ in the 1/14 Truggy class. He did manage to lead half of the main with constant pressure from Tyler Heaver, Jeff Hutchinson and Patrick DeGuise. Around the halfway point, Jeff was able to get around Ben and check out for the win. He would end up winning by a lap. Team LC Racing USA driver Patrick DeGuise slowly worked his way through the pack after a rough start and ended up 2nd. Ben Klein shrugged off a couple rough laps and crashes to snag the final spot on the podium. Tyler Heaver ran up front for most of the race before his car quit on lap 24.
In the 1/14 Buggy class Team LC Racing USA driver Jeff Hutchinson had a good battle with John Taz Motors. After the eight minute A main was over, Jeff finished with a two lap lead on the field. Taz came home in second with his Losi Mini Eight. Sven took third and finished on the same lap as Taz. Ben Klein running a Caster Racing S16B took fourth and Steven Motors fifth.
In the 1/14 Short Course class, it was an all LC racing affair again. The class was all LC Racing Short Course trucks. Krash Crandall was the overall TQ in the class, but Sven was able to get out front early and never look back. He ended up winning by a lap. Andre Bergevin kept it close but was unable to keep pace. Krash Crandall rounded out the podium in third.
Thanks to Tom Claerhout for the report.