Some drivers from Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Sweden attended the TIPS ( Tamiya – Infinity – PRCA – Singapore) race at a big “nitro” track. The main organiser (Tamiya Singapore) put together this race with 4 different classes including Touring Modified, Touring Boosted, Truck and lastly, the Tamiya mini.
In Touring Mod class, qualifying rounds saw a close fight between Infinity drivers Akio Sobue and Naoto Matukura and Yokomo’s Nicholas Lee but in the end Nicholas managed to grabbed the overall TQ and save the tires for the final.
During the whole final Nicolas had huge pressure from Naoto. Nicholas took the win in the first final without making mistake. The second final was a rough one for Nicholas. Naoto tried to pass him on the straight however, it could not make and both crashed and ended the race in the first lap. The last final was intense, but Nicholas could pull a sizeable gap and finish ahead of Akio by 1.5s. By winning the first and the third finals Nicholas took the win from Akio in second and Infinity’s Jilles Groskamp in third.