The Western Australia State Titles were held from the 15th to 17th April at Model off road buggy club with a great turn out for team XRAY. Justin Snape, KC Shore, Brent Thomas and Jaicob Mann all representing Team XRAY. With perfect weather conditions for the entire event, made for some real close racing as the track grooved up nicely. The high bite with Technical sections made real close racing which made for some great spectator viewing as well.
Friday was qualifying and having a few engine dramas, sorted them out and young Jaicob Mann (14) had the XT8 well on race pace and after a few tweaks with suspension and a springs saw the XT8 handling very well, We continued to have a good run and made Semi finals, This was a very hard and close fort race but in the end Jaicob put his XT8 in 4th position. With a great start in the A main Jaicob was running 3rd when the top rear linkage assemble came loose and allowed the dog bone to come out and later forced us to retire.
1 Craig LAUGHTON
2 Josh PAIN
3 Matt GRIFFIN
4 Scott JONES
5 Shane KELLY
6 John BARR 7 Mike RIMMER XRAY XT8
8 Jordan STEWART
9 Paul CORNWELL
10 Tony NETTLETON 11 Daniel QUINTON XRAY XT8
12 Jaicob MANN XRAY XT8
The 45min Buggy final was super close and with Justin Snape, KC Shore and Young Jaicob Mann in the A Main Xray had a good showing the racing was fast and the drivers put in a great drive proving the New 808 is a great main platform. Jaicob found some extra pace mid race and clawed back from 9th to 7th with a great drive and then KC Shore followed. The 2011, 808 was rock solid through the hole main.
1 Josh PAIN
2 Matt GRIFFIN
3 Josh TAYLOR
4 Martin WOLHUTER
5 Zac RYAN
6 Logan BRUECHER 7 Jaicob MANN XRAY XB808 2011
8 Kc SHORE XRAY XB808 2011
9 Shane KELLY
10 Dale SMULDERS 11 Justin SNAPE XRAY XB808 2011
12 Steven DRYGALLA
Brent Thomas with the first major met with the 808 '11 spec was very quick all weekend and only just missing out in a spot in the main. All Drivers having a great weekend of racing with such a long trip to Reach Perth, Western Australia. We would like to thank HEI International for the support and service from them.