Race Report: Australian Nationals 1/10 Offroad – Sturdy and Selvaggi win
Hi guys, race report from the Australian 1/10 nats held over the weekend. Unfortunately only the 2wd portion was completed as 4wd/trucks were washed out.
1/10 Jay Leno’s Garage Offroad Australian Nationals
2WD Modified Podium Results
This was Sturdy’s 3rd 2wd Mod Nats win in a row, and the future of Australian racing is looking bright with 4 juniors in the A final (Lachlan Munday 13, Lachlan Donnelly 15, Jordan Isergin 15 and Matthew Couper 15).
Favourites for this class included 2018 Champ Leigh Cheeseman, 2018 TQ Ben Howard and West Aussie champ Brayden Miller with recent convert to 17.5 Andrew Selvaggi and unknown quantity. Q1 saw Howard take first blood from Miller, before Selvaggi got into a rythm and took Q2,3 and 4 to seal TQ, Howard and Miller lining up behind him on the grid with Queenslands Matt Parsey 4th and Cheeseman 5th. In A1 an early bobble by Selvaggi let Parsey through, Selvaggi retaking the lead at around 3 minutes and stretching out to win from Cheeseman, Ben Cribbin and Scott Giles. In A2 Selvaggi had a bad start and this allowed Ben Howard into the lead until an unfortunate DNF promoted the Miller brothers to the lead, Brody taking the win from Brayden and Cheeseman forcing the result to A3. This time Selvaggi took a tone to tone win to seal his first national title, Miller 2nd overall and Cheeseman finishing 3rd overall, Brodi Miller 4th and Ben Howard 5th.