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Richards & Kyosho Win Pro 2 at J-Concepts Indoor Nats!
Race Report from Kyosho America Team Driver Luke Richards:
This past weekend I attended the J-Concepts Indoor Nationals hosted by Smac Track in St. Charles, Missouri. I ran 2wd Modified Buggy and Pro 2. There was around 320 entries, and they used the qual-points format with 4 rounds of qualifying and triple A mains for Mod buggy and Mod 4wd buggy with 8 min. A mains for the rest of the classes. 

Round #1 of Qualifying:
2wd Modified Buggy - My car was good and I was able to put a run together with just one wreck giving me a 7th for the round.
Pro 2 - I broke 1-minute in, but still had 3 more rounds of qualifying.
 
Round #2 of Qualifying:
2wd Modified Buggy -  I was unable to put in a clean run and got caught up in traffic giving me a 39th for the round.
Pro 2 - I was able to keep my car together and get a 5th for the round.
 
Round #3 of Qualifying:
2wd Modified Buggy - This was pretty much the same story as round #2 of buggy and I got a 44th.
Pro 2 - I was able to put in a nearly flawless run and TQed the round!
 
Round #4 of Qualifying:
2wd Modified Buggy - I knew this was my last chance to get in to the A-Main, I put higher pin tires on trying to get some consistency and it paid off, I put in a good run giving me another 7th and qualifying 10th overall in the A main!
Pro 2 -  I put in a decent run and got a 5th for the round and qualified 3rd overall in the A-Main!

 
A-Main #1:
2wd Modified Buggy - I lined up in the 10th spot ready to race. When the tone went off, it was a freight train for the first 5 laps, after 4 min. and 30sec. I was able to move up to the 8th spot but when someone got into me I dropped to 10th and finished 10th.
 
A-Main #2:
2wd Modified Buggy - When the tone went off it was a solid freight train. I was able to work my way up to the 7th by the end of the race.
 
A-Main #3:
2wd Modified Buggy - I lined up ready to rock for the last main, after about 3 minutes into the race I was up to 7th right behind 6th and 5th. I raced with them for about 4 laps then got taken out by lapped traffic ending my search, I finished 8th in that main and 8th over all for the weekend!

Pro 2 A-Main Event:
The tone went off and everyone was ready, I followed the second place driver for about 4 laps, then with a mistake I was able to get by him and into second with my sights on the leader. After about 4 minutes of trying to chase the leader down, he had some technical issues and I was able to claim the lead and take the Win! 

Pro 2 Top 3 Overall:
             Driver                 Manufacturer
1st   Luke Richards       Kyosho SCR-SP
2nd  Justin Driemeier              AE
3rd  Cody Hollis                     TLR