February 27, 2012

‘Badboy’ Kortz wins Brushless Buggy

New Agama team signing Jeremy Kortz has won the 1:8 Brushless Buggy title at the Dirt Nitro Challenge taking the final by a comfortable 12-seconds over Top Qualifier Adam Drake and Team Durango’s Billy Fischer.  Starting from 8th on the grid, the former World finalist and US Champion took advantage of mistakes by his rivals to make his way to the front . Seeing off a challenge from Team Durango young gun Carson Wernimont, whose buggy shutdown in the last minute of the race, the man with the badboy image was able to cruise to take a maiden victory for Agama and his new electric sponsors Tekin and Thunder Power.

The opening lap of the 10-minute encounter saw the No.2 Hot Bodies of Tyler Vik find a way past Drake’s TLR 8ight but the San Francisco driver got out of shape coming onto the straight and ended up on his roof.  Slow marshalling ended his challenge for victory, working his way back up the order his race was also to come to an end when his battery became unplugged.  Vik’s Hot Bodies team-mate also took a turn at leading the race but in the end missed out on a podium finish following a mistake on the last lap.

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