|Fifth Scale des Nations Recap|
|Saturday, 11 October 2014 16:25|
Unfortunately, the weather wreaked havoc on the event, and first the track schedule was switched, and ultimately only one track would be featured, the Oval. By the close of registration, 10-teams were set to race for two days of racing in efforts to earn a $1,000 Purse. On day-one, the Oval had standing water, and the track crew waited to see if the wind would assist with the issue. Eventually, shavings and straw were added to the surface, and after a few "test laps", the event started... just after 1:30 on Saturday. There were a few breaks for natural watering (rain) throughout the program, however, a full schedule of controlled-practice, qualifying and Two-Motos (Double-A Mains) transpired.
On day-one, Team Netherlands' Rik Hofman of De Vecht, Netherlands was the 2wd Buggy Champion, Fibreglass Grannies' Richard Nash of Toronto, Ontario was the 2wd Truck Champion after earning Top-Qualifier and sweeping both Motos, Team Netherlands' Erwin Kattekamp of Veenendaal, Netherlands won the 4wd Truck after earning Top-Qualifier and sweeping both Motos, and RC Challenge Team's Daniel Latours of St. Helene de Bagot, Quebec earned Top-Qualifier and swept both Motos for DBXL Desert Losi.
At 8:30 on Saturday Night, the decision to close the Off-Road track was made as RC Acres was still under water contrary to the team's all-day efforts to combat existing and new rainwater, and the Fifth Scale des Nations became a two-day Oval Race.
Day Two started a little later to accommodate two teams that didn't receive word about the schedule change, and everyone recieved enough time to practice for the day of redemption.
At the conclusion of the 2nd day a the Fifth Scale des Nations, by one individual placing, or a handful of points, Team Netherlands consisting of Erwin Kattekamp (4wd Buggy), Rik Hofman (2wd Buggy) and Franciscus Brown (2wd Truck) were crowned the first ever Fifth Scale des Nations champions, while Fibreglass Grannies finished 2nd and the RC Challenge Team were 3rd on the podium.
Full Team and individual class results are available HERE.
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