By Aaron Waldron
Team Associated’s Keven Hebert set the fastest times in both Modified Touring Car and 1/12-Scale, CRC’s Andrew Knapp was quickest in 13.5 and 17.5 1/12-Scale, Sam Isaacs had the fastest time in 17.5 Touring Car and Bill Sydor currently has the best run in USGT after two of the four qualifying rounds at the ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals.
LiveRC Facebook account -- various pictures and results
LiveRC Twitter account -- breaking news and live race updates throughout the weekend
LiveRC Instagram -- pictures from the pits
The racing action got off to a fast start at 360v2 Raceway on Friday for the ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals. How fast? Even the spec 1/12-scale cars broke 40 mph on the tight indoor track.
The consequence of that speed? Breakage. This pink USGT car hit the boards in the sweeper and broke three of its four body posts. The blue car just stopped by to see if ti was okay.
The first ROAR National Championship of 2017 marks a golden milestone for ROAR - the Remotely Operated Auto Racers - as the non-profit RC racing sanctioning body of North America celebrates its 50th year.
To commemorate the occasion, the 360v2 staff had an awesome pair of cakes made - don’t be surprised if someone makes a body shaped like that cake topper someday.
With each driver’s single fastest run counting toward Sunday’s main events, Friday’s qualifying heats may be inconsequential as the grip continues to rise on Saturday and the times drop - but it does give an indication of who to watch for the rest of the weekend. Here are the top fifteen drivers in each class (except for Modified 1/12-Scale, which has only ten entrants):
From left to right: Sydor, Isaacs, Hebert and Knapp