The SC Winter Cup is the most competitive SC races in Finland with a total of 6 races all over Finland. The classes run are 2wd and 4wd SC.
Last weekend the series traveled to Helsinki where one of Europe’s biggest RC-centers is located. 3700 square meters of racing space hosts 4 permanent tracks. 1 touring track, 1 off-road track, 1 drifting track and 1 quite big practice track for beginners and first timers to learn control their cars. PKSRCA is the biggest club in Finland with over 300 members.
(Picture Credits Johan Ljungqvist http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12264756293/in/set-72157640414026034/)
The race is run in a little more odd configuration with 2 rounds of practice and 3 rounds of qualifying where 2 are counted. Finals are 2 out of 4. This configuration has let the racing class grow rapidly as there is plenty of racing man against man. But with the level of competition heating up it means even more finals go into time comparison, which makes it crucial to be the fastest car on the track.
4WD qualification was very exciting with Max Mört and Max Söderlund both having first and second finishes, but EuroRC team driver Max Mört took the TQ with just a 0.5s better result. The grid was completed with Tom Thusberg and Lauri Ruotsalainen for the 4 first spots. Max Mört was one of the few to jump the big jump. When asked how he was able to do it he told us “I have the 4 pole Hobbywing motor with a lot of torque letting me accelerate from a standstill, but it was not enough as I was running an older Gens Ace pack and could not make the jump each time. After changing to the new Gens Ace 6000mah 70C pack I was able to clear the jump easily as it provided me with the needed extra boost”
In 4wd all four finals gave us much excitement. Max Mört running his TeamC TS4TE car was leading the first final with a car length, but in the last laps there was a contact with Lauri who was running second and Max Söderlund came in for the win for Durango. In the warmup for the second final Lauri spun of the track and Mört jumped straight into him not able to do anything about it in the air and having bad luck breaking his front arm. Max Söderlund wins the second final just a car length from Lauri. Max Mört was now in a position where he needs to win 2 next finals to be able to win the race and he would also need to post the fastest result.
Max Mört had a nice and clean run with his Hobbywing and Gens Ace powered car in the third final and came through the winner with the best result in the race, with Lauri second and Max Söderlund third. Fourth and deciding final saw Max Mört driving in the first spot for the whole final with Max Söderlund only a car length behind him. They took contact twice but Söderlund made it a gentleman race by waiting both times. Max Mört came over the finish line first and took home the win after having not the best 2 first finals. Great job from the young gun!
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