11/03/2011

2011 Australian National On Road Titles

2011 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ON ROAD TITLES

The National title this year was held at Lilydale in Victoria between the 20th -23rd October.There were 3 classes run.1/10 Protourer, 1/10 pullstart and 1/8 onroad.The event was run on AARCMCC rules.Wednesday and Thursday were practice days. Friday and Saturday qualifiers and Sunday finals. In the pullstart class 7 of the 8 cars were Edams with 6 of the 7 running RB rotostart motors. href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jpWNcjSZ-Jo/Tt3rvJo0bzI/AAAAAAAAHMc/RxlKECkzHzI/s1600/AU20111103-1.jpg">
During practice the top performers were Ben Dunn and Joe Patane.

Due to rain only one qualifying round was run on the Friday, with Joe Patane winning on 28laps and Adrian Avram second on 24 laps and Ben Dunn came third after damaging his car.With rain persisting on the Saturday only a second round of qualifying was run.


Joe Patane was leading heading towards 30lap but with a minute to go a rock dislodged between the rear diff and the bulkhead totaling destroying the differential. Ben took the win on 27laps but this was no enough to take TQ from Joe Patane who did 28 laps in round 1.


The pullstart was the first fInal of the day and was 30 min duration.Joe Patane lead for the first 7laps but on lap 8 Ben took the lead.With 9 minutes to go Ben Dunn’s car slowed down due to a rear belt problem and Joe Patane took the lead in lap 63 and was never headed to the finish.


Joe Patane came 1st first on 85laps Ben Dunn 2nd on 83laps and Stuart Tipping 3rd on 76 laps. 1st & 2nd Edam with RB rotostart.12 and 3rd Edam /Nova Rossi.


Great result for the Edam Spirit and RB motors.Every competitor running with an Edam and RB motor managed the finish the 30 minute final.Great proof of the reliability of the RB rotostart motor and the Edam 980 Spirit .