Irish Nationals - Round 2
Team Associated win both modified classes at Round 2 of the Irish Nationals.
Round 2 of the Irish National took place on the 9th of June at the all astro turf Northern Ireland Model Car Club.
After a near solid week of rain the drivers were presented with a damp and low traction race track. The format of the day was an hour open practice, with 4 rounds of qualifying (best two to count) with three leg finals (best two to count.)
In the 2wd modified class CML/Rennicks ModelTune supported driver Mark Penny was dominant, placing his Reedy powered C4.1 on pole, posting the fastest time in all 4 rounds of qualifying. Michael 'Mick' Bolger, (CML/MSDModels/P-Dubracing), placed his Novak/Reedy powered C4.1 on the second spot of the grid. In the finals, after some close racing, Mark won the first and third legs to give him the overall win, with Michael placing his C4.1 third overall.
4wd modified was a very closely fought class. Michael managing to win legs 2 and 3 with his Novak / Reedy powered B44.1 by a small margin over Aaron Vance. The difference in leg 3 was 0.34 of a second, but was enough to give Michael the overall win.
Wrapping up a successful weekend for Team Associated in Ireland, on Sunday Michael won 2wd modified and 4wd Modified classes at the third round of the DMCC club championships.