July 31, 2010

Bertin & Hudy crash out in first 1/4 Final

Takumi Matsuda

The first 1/4 final has seen the demise of two of last year’s finalists with Adrien Bertin and Martin Hudy both crashing out.  Former World Champion Bertin, who bumped up from yesterday’s 1/8 final, made contact with the boards coming onto the main straight breaking his Kyosho with just four minutes on the clock.  Shortly after 2008 podium finisher Hudy broke his Xray exiting the pits at the first round of fuel stops.  Taking the win was impressive 14-year-old Japanese driver Takumi Matsuda who bumped up from yesterday’s 1/8 final.  The 2008 Japanese National Sportsman Champion has been quick all week here in Texas but suffered run time issues.  Doing all the work on his Mega powered Serpent 733 he is definitely one to watch.  Finishing behind Matsuda to progress to the Semi were Mugen drivers Philip Woodbury, the current Australian National Champion, and 2008 finalist Francesco Tironi.  The race also saw the end of the event for rapid Belgian Jerome Renaux, Japan’s Yuya Sahashi and American Josh Cyrul.

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