Team Associated takes Finnish Touring Nationals Round 1
First round of Finnish 1/10 Touring Nationals was held this past weekend at the Fullspeed RC raceway in Helsinki. The track was small and challenging. From the first qualifying round, Karri Salmela showed the pace for the day with his Reedy-powered Associated TC6.2, taking it over 2 seconds from Henry Salmen and Kalle Lehto. After four qualifying rounds Karri took the TQ in front of Henry and Kalle.
The first final was finished in the same order as the starting order by the top three drivers, but in the second final Karri crashed at the three-minute mark and had to drop out. It was Kalle who took the win from second final
Before the third final, any of the top three drivers had a chance to win the race. In the end, the last final's finishing order was same as starting order, with Karri back on top and taking the win.
The winner of the Pro Stock class was Reedy driver Vesa Yli.
Thanks to Karri Salmela for this report.
Team Associated - Champions by Design