Neumann wraps up 2WD as Evans loses Leg 2 win
Joern Neumann has wrapped up the overall win in 2WD Buggy at the opening round of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby. The German was declared winner of the second A-Main following an incident on the penultimate lap when original race winner Dustin Evans was deemed to have not waited appropriately following an incident coming off the table top on to the main straight. Evans had taken the win by 7/100th from Neumann but on reviewing video footage of the race the American was demoted to second with the Top Qualifier declared the winner handing him the overall win.
Following Neumann’s domination of Leg 1, the second A-Main was an entertaining encounter and the original result set the stage for a thrilling final leg between the two professional drivers, Evans seeking his first ever EOS series win. Having finished third in Leg 1 Darren Bloomfield saw his chances of another Top 3 finish end on the opening lap when he put his TLR22 on its roof, the Brit deciding to pull up 4-laps later so he could watch his team-mate Evans’ buggy which he had help set-up for the second leg. In the end it was Team Durango’s Hupo Hönigl who completed the top 3 putting the Austrian in contention for an overall podium finish in the final leg where he will battle with Evans and Bloomfield for the runners-up spot on the podium.
Result 2WD Buggy A-main Leg 2
1.(1) Jörn Neumann (DE) – Durango – 16/5:14.537
2.(2) Dustin Evans (US) – TLR – 16/5:14.538
3.(4) Hupo Hönigl (AT) – Durango – 16/5:18.750
4.(6) Michal Orlowski (PL) – 15/5:04.191
5.(7) Tom Cockerill (GB) – Schumacher – 15/5:05.493
6.(5) Matt Castellano (US) – TLR – 15/5:08.931
7.(9) Kája Novotny (CZ) – Durango – 15/5:09.112
8.(10)David Poulter (GB) – Kyosho – 15/5:16.087
9.(8) Oskar Levin (SE) – TLR – 14/5:00.867
10.(3)Darren Bloomfield (GB) – 4/1:40.945
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