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Race report by Danny Bartholomew
Round 2 of the Midwest RC Tour was held this past weekend at Thunder Road Hobbies in E. Moline, IL.

A pretty bleak forecast hurt the entry count a little but still had 90 entries spread across Nitro Truggy, E-Buggy and Nitro Buggy. I would run Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy as usual. The layout was pretty straight forward with a couple of critical timing jumps. Qualifying was really close but as the 2nd round of qualifying came around the Sun broke thru and the track started changing drastically. I ended up qualifying 3rd in both classes but I was super confident in my cars going into the mains.

Up first would be A1 of the double A-mains for E-Buggy. The start wasn't that great even though I got right into 2nd, had a little trouble finding my rhythm early on but a costly mistake by the leader got me into the lead and after a few laps I was able to stretch out a good lead and cruise on to the win. A2 would be a much better start and I was able to grab the lead on lap 2. I crashed on the 4th or 5th lap and that put 2nd and 3rd all over me but they would tangle and I again stretched out a big lead and cruised on to take the overall win in E-Buggy!

After a short 10 min break we were up in Nitro Buggy. Warm up was good and I was ready! My Nitro Buggy was just fantastic all weekend and that would continue in the Main Event. I again took the lead on Lap 2 and would go on to win the main by almost 2 laps on 2nd place.

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Final results nitro:
1. Danny Bartholomew – XRAY XB8
2. Sonny O.
3. Slim Gravy
4. Shane Rasmussen
5. Mike Murphy

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Final results electric:
1. Danny Bartholomew – XRAY XB8E
2. Sonny O
3. Jason Blooom
4. Mike Murphy
5. Tony Bacon