Team Associated takes clean sweep of Victorian State Titles
Team Associated dominated the 2019 Victorian titles, completing a clean sweep of the Modified Buggy class podiums and TQ, and first in all Stock classes.
The regional town of Mildura hosted the 2019 event, with over 100 entries keen to race on the famous red clay outdoors off-road track. The surface developed a fantastic blue groove during practice with a naturally bumpy character to challenge chassis setup and driving skill.
The Australian Team Associated team has been mentoring young drivers for several years. 2019 is the year that we are seeing dividends from this effort.
In 2WD Mod, Jordan Isergin (14 years old) took TQ and the win in the finals -- his first Modified class state title! Completing the podium were Jack McMillan (18) and Lachlan Munday (13), all running the B6.1D. Special mention to Jayden Edmunds (13) and Camden Camilleri (9), who made their first A-Main appearances at this level!
4WD Modified again was a battle of the younger racers, this time McMillan taking TQ from Lachlan Munday. After taking a final each, it was McMillan taking the title from Lachlan, both driving their B64Ds. Joining them on the podium was Ray Munday with the debut of the B74 on this surface, which also set the fastest lap time of the event.
Ben Howard took the Stock class double TQ and double win with his Associated buggies in both 2WD 17.5 and 4WD 13.5.
In the Junior class (2WD 17.5 under 16), Angus Browne (10) took TQ, but in the finals it was Kane Schembri (10) who took the win, Angus finishing second, both driving B6.1D buggies. Eight of the buggies in the Junior A final were Team Associated!
Thanks to the Mildura club for putting on a fantastic track and event!
#90021 RC10B6.1D Team Kit
#90015 RC10B64D Team Kit
#90026 RC10B74 Team Kit
#27004 Blackbox 510R Competition ESC
#260 Reedy Sonic 540-M3 Motor 7.5 Modified
#27336 Reedy Zappers SG2 5800mAh 80C 7.6V Shorty
#27200 Reedy 1216-C2 Dual AC/DC Competition Balance Charger
#27108 Reedy RS0806 LP Digital HV Hi-Speed Competition Servo
Photos courtesy of Raymond Munday. Thanks to Raymond Munday for this report.
Team Associated - Champions by Design