2019 Snowbird Nationals report


The world famous Snowbird Nationals was held once again at the Park Inn Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. A strong North American as well as international presence, meant that the race would be as prestigious as ever and with more than 700 entries in total, it’s one of the biggest events of the year in the US! The Snowbird Nationals is unique in the sense that it’s an on-road and oval race combined, which means that the drivers share the same track surface for both events. This makes the track conditions a little different from day to day, and it’s always a tough task to keep up! Touring modified was a more straight forward affair. After winning all qualifiers, Alexander Hagberg (XRAY) also went on to win the main final, after a clean run in the main. Sam Isaacs (Awesomatix) came in second and Yugo Nagashima (Destiny) in third.

In the formula class, Jan Ratheisky had some troubles early on, but he was eventually able to recover into the lead, and convert his TQ spot into a win. Josh Cyrul (Capricorn) and Jeff Dayger (CRC) completed the top 3 result.

In the TC SuperStock class, Jan Ratheisky (XRAY) lead the race from tone to tone, to win a commanding victory. Robbie Dodge (XRAY), whom narrowly missed out on TQ by just 0.2s – fought a great battle, clearly on pace, and also able to defend his position throughout the single A-main final, which rewarded him the runner up spot. Kyle Klingforth (Awesomatix) rounded out the top 3.

In the 12th SuperStock A-main final, an eventful 8 minute encounter eventually saw a brilliant drive from J.Ratheisky to take a fantastic victory from Andrew Knapp (CRC) in second and Ollie Payne (Roche) in third.

The 12th scale Modified A-final saw Keven Hebert setting off from the 2nd starting position, chasing down the leading car of Kazuki Yamashita. K.Hebert showed great pace until the end of the race, where he ran out of rear tire, which demoted him to third overall behind K.Yamashita who finished at the first position and O.Payne in second.

Source: XRAY