The Esperance Bay Radio Control Car Club (EBRCCC) finally got to complete Round 5 of their club championships on Sunday, August 19, after having to cancel recent meetings due to bad weather.
The track proved challenging after the recent heavy rains and kept the drivers on their toes throughout the day.
Visiting Kalgoorlie driver Tyson Walsh put the locals on notice early by taking out the top qualifier position after the three rounds.
He must have been utilising his current form from racing at some big international events in Asia recently, in preparation for his successful qualification in the World Championships held in Perth later this year.
The buggy B group provided much entertainment and action as usual in their finals races.
JD Champion recovered from a crazy car fire earlier in qualifying to take the win with a borrowed car to end his day much better than it started.
Father and son Ewan and Cody Mack battled each other hard with the old man getting the upper hand for a change, with better consistency for second and third respectively, and Casey Winfield claimed fourth after battling up front several times early in the races.
Zahn Johnston qualified for the A buggy final in only his third race meeting which was impressive after such a brief time racing to claim fifth.
Past Shortcourse two-times club champion Paul Eather returned to racing for his first time since last season and slotted straight b into fourth in buggy A.
The top three in buggy A battled hard with little separating Pat MacAleese, Kane Holt and Tyson Walsh early in each leg of the finals.
But Walsh proved too strong, claiming comfortable race wins by the end of each leg.
Holt and MacAleese kept their normal track rivalry going with Holt claiming a tight second from MacAleese third.
The Esperance Bay Radio Control Car Club’s next event is championship Round 6 on Sunday, August 26.