Team Orion Dominates ECT Round #1

Oct 22, 2010 No Comments by

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The first stop for the 2010 Electric Championship Tour was held at Four Season’s Raceway in Olympia, Washington on October 16th, 2010. The ECT is a 6 race series that visits a different track each month. The best 4 out of 6 races are used to determine the Champion for each class.

The 2wd Modified Buggy Class is the premier class for the ECT. This class always averages the most entries throughout the series in the modified division. After qualifying and the lower main bump-ups were complete, triple A-Mains would then be ran to decide the overall winner for round #1.

In A-Main #1 Kyosho up and coming local driver Daniel Lea took the win, Shaun Dunlap finished 2nd, and Joe Pillars finished 3rd.

In A-Main #2 it was Shaun Dunlap that laid down a perfect main to take the win, Joe Pillars finished 2nd, and TQ Chris Bridgewater finished 3rd.

In A-Main #3 Shaun Dunlap once again made his way up to the front to take the lead and would hang on for the win. Daniel Lea would put on a good charge to finish 2nd in the main and that would give him 2nd overall. Joe Pillars would use his points from A-Main #1 and #2 to round out the podium for 3rd overall.

2wd Modified Buggy Overall Finishing Order:

1. Shaun Dunlap – Team Orion
2. Daniel Lea
3. Joe Pillars – Team Orion
4. Chris Bridgewater (TQ)
5. Bob Murphy
6. JC Johnson
7. Mike Brown
8. Keith Hadley
9. Luke Smith – Team Orion
10. Brian Munn – Team Orion

Winning Equipment used by Shaun Dunlap:

ORI28207 Team Orion 2010 Vortex 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41444 Team Orion 270mm Sensor Wire
ORI14030 Team Orion 4600 Carbon Molecular Li-Po Battery
ORI30127 Team Orion Race Spec Charger
Charge Rate: 4.6 Amps @ CCCV
Geared: 19/82

In the Modified Truck Class it was Kyosho/Team Orion Driver Shaun Dunlap who set the overall TQ.

In A-Main #1 Dunlap lead from start to finish, JC Johnson would finish 2nd, and Chris Bridewater in 3rd.

In A-Main #2 it was Chris Bridgewater who would take the win, Dunlap finishing 2nd, and JC Johnson in 3rd.

In A-Main #3 Dunlap went on to take the win and take home his 2nd overall win of the weekend. Bridgewater finished 2nd giving him 2nd overall. Johnson finished 3rd giving him 3rd overall.

Modified Truck Overall Finishing Order:

1. Shaun Dunlap (TQ) – Team Orion
2. Chris Bridgewater
3. JC Johnson
4. Andy DiBrino – Team Orion
5. Bob Murphy
6. Daniel Lea
7. Chris Gould
8. Mike Brown
9. Brady Jansen

Winning Equipment used by Shaun Dunlap:

ORI28208 Team Orion 2010 Vortex 8.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41444 Team Orion 270mm Sensor Wire
ORI14030 Team Orion 4600 Carbon Molecular Li-Po Battery
ORI30127 Team Orion Race Spec Charger
Charge Rate: 4.6 Amps @ CCCV
Geared: 22/78

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