Albano wins the Turkey Dash
November 26, 2013
Event Name: 2013 Turkey Dash
Event Location: Outback Raceway, Chico, CA
Event Date(s): November 23, 2013 to November 23, 2013
A Main Hobbies hosted its 2013 Turkey Dash on Saturday, November 23 at their indoor track, Outback Raceway in Chico, California. With over 120 entries from across Northern California, the race held out a promise of great racing in all classes. Team Associated/Reedy's Eric Albano and Brian Strange were in attendance for both 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy.
Qualifying started a little differently this year with three rocket-round, heads-up qualifiers. Albano and Strange both showed their speed, going 1 and 2 into the mains. Strange took the TQ in 4WD Modified with his B44.2 Factory Team, and Albano took the TQ in 2WD Modified with his B4.2 Factory Team with Centro conversion.
Mains got under way later in the evening with lower mains taking two to bump all the way to the single, 6-minute A Mains.
In 4WD Modified, Albano made a pass on Strange the first lap. Strange wouldn't hold back and tailed Albano for almost half the race until a mistake with lap traffic and the top two caused him to fall back. Albano kept his pace and took the win with Strange finishing third.
2WD Modified introduced another battle between Strange and Albano. The first few laps were bumper-to-bumper until Albano made a mistake in the six-pack. Albano charged as hard as he could to catch up to Strange, who was in a steady lead. They put on a spectacular bumper-to-bumper show in the last lap. Albano made a calculated move on Strange on the last corner, going side-by-side down the straight. The gamble paid off, with Albano taking the win by .035 of a second!
As always, A Main put on a great event with turkeys and pies going to top three in all classes, and a steady and smooth program throughout the day.
#9062 Factory Team
#9041 Factory Team RC10B4.2
#C0060 C4.2 Mid-Motor Conversion Kit