Here are your winners. 2nd
Mike Truhe (left), 1st Renaud Savoya (center), and 3rd
Raul Peris (right).
Many of the
world's best drivers converged on the famous Farm 2 track in Charlotte, NC this
weekend in anticipation of the IFMAR World Championships to be held there in
2008. The racers battled muddy conditions as well as each other in the 1/8 scale
buggy event, which made for exciting racing (and a lot of wrenching).
Taylor James TQd, but in the end Frances Runaud Savoya took the win for Team
Mugen. Team Losi’s Mike Truhe came in second, and Kyosho’s Raul Peris took the
Mike Truhe's 8IGHT got out of the hole first and pulled away from the field. He was
dominating and pulled two laps ahead of the rest of the guys, but two flame-outs
forced Mike to give the lead to Runaud. Mike chased him down and caught Runauds
MBX-5 when he started to have radio trouble. Mike took back the lead, but with
one minute to go his car developed drivetrain trouble. Runaud was able to hold
it together long enough to cross the line first. What a finish!