Daryl Thong TQs & Wins at TIPS race

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The 2017 Tamiya-In1inity-Prospec Singapore (TIPS) championship was held at RCMC PA Campsite track in Singapore over the weekend. The race attracted many top class drivers from Sweden, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands and Thailand. Normally used as a Nitro Racing track, the layout was slightly modified for this EP race. Nevertheless, it still provided us with a fast and challenging layout, which proved evident in the exciting racing which occurred in the race.

On Saturday XRAY’s Daryl Thong managed to take top seed in controlled practice in the first run. Shortly after controlled practice, the skies opened up and there was a short break due to the rain. Qualifying soon resumed on the now dry track. In Q1, the traction was really low however but Daryl still managed to take the TQ. Daryl then backed that up with TQs in rounds 2 and 3, to be declared the overall top qualifier.

Qualifying Results (A Main)

  1. Daryl Thong – XRAY T4’18
  2. Ng Wei Jian – Yokomo
  3. Michael Lo – Awesomatix
  4. Daryl Yeo – Yokomo
  5. Wee Yuan – Awesomatix
  6. Kang In Mo – Tamiya
  7. Ng Wei Quan – Yokomo
  8. Kamen Koh – Serpent
  9. Masami Kiyomoto – ARC
  10. Satoshi Nakada – Tamiya

On Sunday in the finals, Daryl started out in pole position and had some challenge from the no.2 and 3 cars. However he managed to drive smooth with no mistakes and pull away from the pack, taking tone to tone victories in both final and wrapping up the race in A2. Yokomo driver Ng Wei Jian in second and Awesomatix driver Michael Lo in third rounded out the podium.

Final Results (A Main)

  1. Daryl Thong – XRAY T4’18
  2. Ng Wei Jian – Yokomo
  3. Michael Lo – Awesomatix
  4. Kang In Mo – Tamiya
  5. Daryl Yeo – Yokomo
  6. Wee Yuan – Awesomatix
  7. Masami Kiyomoto – ARC
  8. Kamen Koh – Serpent
  9. Ng Wei Quan – Yokomo
  10. Satoshi Nakada – Tamiya

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