July 23, 2011

Another TQ run from Maifield

Another TQ run from Maifield

Ryan Maifield backed up his TQ run in the opening round of qualifying for the IFMAR World Championship with a new fastest time in Q2.  The factory Associated driver ran 13 laps in 5:13.830 which was over 4 seconds faster than team-mate and 2WD Top Qualifier Neil Cragg who after breaking in Q1 ran the second fastest time.  The star of these championships, making the A-main in 2WD, American teenager Dakotah Phend put in a superb second qualifier taking his Losi to third.

Ryan Cavalieri

Former Champions Ryan Cavalieri and Jared Tebo both had less than perfect runs. Cavalieri took his B44.1 to 4th almost 6 second off AE team-mate Maifield while Tebo ended the round only 8th fastest.  Former Japanese Champion Kohta Akimoto took the honour of being top Kyosho in Q2, the 21-year-old setting the 5th fastest time.

Lee Martin

Fourth fastest in Q1 Lee Martin ran a slower round with his Tamiya going sixth fastest ahead of the Team Durango of Joern Neumann who failed to make the first qualifier this morning.  The fastest Durango in Q1 Hupo Honigl claimed his second Top 10 run with 9th ahead of Associated team manager Brent Thielke.

Ari Heinonen

The fastest Finn this morning Joseph Quagraine retired from Q2 when he pulled a rear camber link from the ball joint. This left Ari Heinonen the best local in 12th behind Naoto Matsukura who despite a stripped rear centre shaft gear managed to completed the run in the 11th fastest time.

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