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22-23 2010 Team Novak presents the 1st annual Short Course Race at West Coast Raceway. The race was strictly short course trucks and had an amazing 160 entries that comprised of 2wd and 4wd trucks. The OFNA and Jammin trucks once again dominated the 4wd Short Course class!
Round 1 in the Expert 4wd Short Course class Randy Kung set the TQ mark with the Hyper 10SC. Randy’s time held until round 3 when Chad Bradley driving the Jammin SCRT-10 set a time 4 seconds faster than Randy’s round 1 time, Chad’s time would hold giving him the overall TQ going into the main events on Sunday. After qualifying the top 3 spots were held by Chad Bradley driving the SCRT-10, Randy Kung with the Hyper 10SC and Brian Kinwald driving Jay Halsey’s SCRT-10.
Expert 4wd Short Course Triple A-Mains
A-1 Chad Bradley shot out to an early lead, Randy Kung applied some early pressure on the first lap however Chad was able to secure the lead from Randy. After a few laps were put in Brian Kinwald driving a SCRT-10 loaned to him by Jay Halsey was able to get around Randy for the second position. Brian closed the gap between himself and Chad by a second, later in the run Chad was able to gap himself a little between himself and Brian and take the win in A-1. Brian Kinwald finished second and Randy Kung in 3rd.
Video of Exp. 4wd A-1
A-2 Chad lead the first few laps until getting loose at the end of strait and wrecked going through the whoop section, this allowed Brian Kinwald to take the lead from Bradley, Kinwald put about a full strait-away length over Bradley. Chad was determined to secure the overall win in round 2, however Brain Kinwald put in solid consistent laps from the point of taking the lead to end of the race. Kinwald took the win, Bradley in second, and Kung in 3rd. So going into the 3rd and final main Chad Bradley and Brain Kinwald are now tied, whoever finishes higher between the two drivers would take the overall win in the exp. 4wd class.
Video of Exp. 4wd A-2
A-3 Bradley and Kinwald both have wins in the first 2 main events, the winner in the 3rd main will take the overall win in the expert 4wd Class. Fortunately for Chad Bradley he said this run was the best his truck has worked all weekend. Chad and Brian were able to get a clean start from the beginning of the race, Chad put in a flawless run in A-3 and Brain wasn’t able to pull close enough. Chad and Brain were separated by only 2 seconds for most of the final main. Chad Bradley took the win in A-3 and the overall, Brian Kinwald finished 2nd and Kevin Smith in 3rd making it a Jammin 1-2-3 finish and that was the overall after 3 hard fought main events!
Video of Exp. 4wd A-3
Overall Results in the Expert 4wd Short Course Class
1st & TQ Chad Bradley Jammin SCRT-10 Pro-Line Suburb SC MC
2nd Brian Kinwald Jammin SCRT-10 Pro-Line Suburb SC MC
3rd Kevin Smith Jammin SCRT-10
Chad Bradley would like to thank Danny S. for hosting the Team Novak 1st annual Short Course Race at his world-class facility. Bob Novak and Charlie at Team Novak for the new Havok Pro SC ESC. and new Ballistic 4.5 motor, Chad said it was so smooth, responsive and fast. Thank you also to Pro-Line for getting him the brand new Suburb SC MC tire that worked amazing all weekend at the race, and UpGrade R/C for making my truck look so clean!
Trevor “Chilly” Duncan
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