Rock Racing in Knoxville Tennessee hosted the Run for the Riches. A one day event that was a challenge for the race directors as well as the racers to pack all the action in for one day. Mother Nature also threw a few curve balls, with the temps in the teens, 50-70 mph wind gusts, and slow flurries. But hey, everyone there loves racing RC!!
The qualifying rounds were cut to 2 races as voted by the racers themselves to avoid some very late night mains. Tekin factory driver Barry Pettit qualified in 1/8 E-Buggy as TQ just in front of teammate Mugen/Tekin driver, Shay Brand. Pettit would make a mistake allowing Brand to take the lead who never looked back to take the win! Pettit would joint his Tekin teammate on the podium 2nd overall.
|(L-R) Pettit, Brand, unkown|