On Sunday 2nd April RCMOTT hosted our 2nd Nationals.The event was named DIGG OUT and what a DIGG OUT it was, more than one could imagine. The day started with the rebirth of the truggy class which brought faces like the Mclean brothers David and Scott also Jason Pillai. With 12 drivers registered, they then proceeded to get their equipment ready to, race and have fun to see who will make it to the top of the score board.
But, a sudden change of events, the Baboolal family had to withdraw. With Dimitre and Yosef Baboolal not being present, to make an impact to the score board leaving us with 10 drivers. As the event unfolded the 1st qualifies began with Steven Hosein setting the TQ pace for the field at 10/7.24, while Akeel Ali was just 0.04 sec. off his time. After the 1st qualifier we had some minor casualties with Jason and David having mechanical issues and Zameer having electrical issues. With the help of the number one Pitman (Neil Ramoutar), these three guys conquered their issues. all drivers were really digging deep on the track and in their souls to focus. At the end of the 3 qualifies Steven will hold onto the TQ and 1st on the start grid followed by Akeel, Nafees and Zameer in that order to start the final race (A Main).
Wetting the track didn't prove to be a plus for the other 6 drivers as the heat from the sun was evaporating the water, mere seconds after the drops touched the track. Their mission was to ensure that they come in the top four as only those four were eligible for the bump. The starting grid for the B Main drivers were as follow Morgan Lloyd, Jerome Gafoor, Scott Mclean, Jarod Johnson, David Mclean and Jason Pillai. These drivers drove the B main like their lives depended on it with Morgan, Jarod, Jerome and Scott getting bumped into the A Main race.
At the start of the 45 minutes A Main Jerome Gafoor took the lead for the 3 laps with Steven Hosein hot on heels followed by Morgan Lloyd. After the 4th lap Steven would hold the lead putting Jerome in 2nd place followed by Morgan with 10 year old Nafees Mohammed knocking on the door of Morgan, Scott will hold the 5th place, while on the 19th lap Jarod had mechanical issues putting him in the 8th position leaving Akeel and Zameer to duke it out for 6th and 7th position. As the clock counted down Steven started to have mechanical issues every time he came of the throttle his buggy would cut off give Jerome the chance to catch up but with the quick help of the pitman of the day Neil he was able to defend his position as 1st place.
At the end of the event the winners are as follow
1st Steven Hosein Also took Top Qualifier (TQ)
2nd Jerome Gafoor
3rd Morgan Lloyd
Putting Steven Hosein in the lead for the National Championship followed by Zameer Ramoutar and being consistent slowly coming up on the leaders is Nafees Mohammed