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Hara reigns supreme.  A dominant performance on the final day of qualifying, the Japanese ace simply destroyed the field with three round wins today as he locked away TQ.  Well deserved, his prototype Sworkz was on rails as the Japanese ace drove with precision as he piloted his buggy around the narrow groove that has formed over the past week.  The track blew out under the 38-degree heat and to be fast you had to be on the line, Hara showed the field how that was done.  He applied the pressure and the rest were not able to match him.

 

Zac Ryan put in some fast runs and dropped his DNF from yesterday; this reignited his battle with countyman Aaron Stringer.   They ended up fourth and third respectively.  Wataru locked in second position overall, he once again showed glimpses of pace but a few too many errors cost him the chance at TQ.  The top four is all Australia versus Japan.

 

Its been a long three days of qualifying, with eight runs it gave drivers plenty of opportunities to test different combinations on their cars.  The decision to run eight rounds has been well received by most drivers as they were going to be at the track regardless.  Its good to see the race director thinking about the drivers, there was no point in having everyone sitting around idle so adding more rounds gave everyone more track time. With weather usually playing a part here in Asia most expected to have a few rounds cancelled regardless.

 

Saturday is scheduled for lower finals and a day to prep for Sunday for those that are straight through to the semi.

 

 

Pos Driver Country Chassis Engine Tire
TQ Atsushi Hara JAP Sworkz OS RB
2 Wataru Takeshiro JAP Kyosho OS AKA
3 Aaron Stringer AUS Kyosho RB Sweep
4 Zac Ryan AUS Kyosho OS Jconcepts
5 Felix Tan MAS Prospeed GO AKA
6 Huang Shen Chieh TWN Hot Bodies Alpha RB
7 Charlie Phutiyothin THA Kyosho OS Sweep
8 Napatree Kaewjunun THA Prospeed
9 David Lim MAS Kyosho RB Sweep
10 Witsarut Ruamlarp THA Agama Novarossi Beta
11 Reza Rakasiwi IDN Kyosho OS AKA
12 Ali Alfailakawi KWT Kyosho OS AKA
13 Daniel Law MAS Losi Hope James
14 Jason Nugroho IDN Xray Novarossi Sweep
15 John Agus IDN Kyosho OS AKA
16 Adrian Wicaksono IDN Kyosho Novarossi AKA
17 Chen Guan Shian TWN Sworkz Sworkz James
18 Kelvin Yong MAS Kyohso OS Proline
19 Stanley Wangsanegara IDN Kyosho OS AKA
20 Ben Panic AUS Kyosho OS Jconcepts