With more than 300 entries, the Hank Perry 240 is one of the most popular races in the North West, attracting top factory talent from many of the major manufacturers. Kyosho driver Taylor Peterson dominated the event, qualifying first in the Pro Buggy class with an Orion-powered Kyosho Inferno 777, and second in the Pro Truggy class with Kyosho Inferno ST-RR; also running the new Orion .21 engine.
Petersen battled closely with a couple of the front runners early in the buggy main, trading the lead during pit stops. Petersen finally took the lead for the last time on lap 35 and held it to the end of the 74 lap, 30-minute A-main. It’s worth noting that Petersen was leading for 62 of the 74 laps and he finished a lap up on second place.
The truggy main also started with some close racing with the early leaders, but it took a challenging turn when an poorly-placed hand by Petersen’s mechanic during the first fuel stop caused the engine to stall, knocking him back to fifth place and a full lap down. Petersen put his head down and charged as hard as possible to get back on the lead lap, and then passed theÂ frontrunners again on lap 70 to take the race lead. Petersen pulled out more than a five second lead over the last five laps to seal the win in the Pro Truggy class. Petersen also took top honors in the 1/10 truck class. Petersen runs Werks fuel and KO Propo radio systems in all of his racing rigs.
Source : Kyosho