The 2008 Chi-Town Shootout was held March 1 & 2 at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, IL. Racers from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin all attended this annual event. The track consisted of a hi-traction clay that allowed the racers to run slicks at the beginning of the day when the track was wet, then switch over to tires with a little more pin as the track started to dry out. The race format consisted of three 5-minute qualifiers on Saturday with one qualifier Sunday morning followed by the 6-minute single A-Mains. Team Orion driver Chuck Berg made the 5-hour drive from Michigan to attend this event. In the 2wd 19t buggy class, Chuck Berg was the man to beat. Tqâ€™ing every round of qualifying guaranteed him the first spot on the grid for the main event. At the start of the tone, Berg shot off the line with his Team Orion Li-Po powered B4. After a couple laps were in the books, Berg had stretched out a comfortable lead on the field. Chuck then went on and ran mistake free for the rest of the main winning by a considerable margin.
Chuck also finished 2nd overall in the highly contested 2wd modified class capping off a great weekend.
Winning Equipment Used by Chuck Berg:
ORI20051 Team Orion Element 07 19t Motor
ORI41225 Team Orion Katana Brushes
ORI14001 Team Orion 3200 Race Spec Battery
ORI30117 Team Orion Advantage Charger
Charge Rate: 4.8Amps CCCV
Source : Team Orion