Mike’s Hobby Shop in Carrollton, TX played host to the 2012 Short Course Showdown Finals. Mike Darnell (owner/operator) and Scotty Ernst (race promoter/director) put on an amazing event that brought in 269 entries for some fierce side by side action. The track appeared to be a fairly simple layout by designed, but with jump placement and slick conditions, this track turned out to be very technical and tire selection was of the upmost importance.
The 2wd Modified SCT class proved to be a much closer battle as the top three positions changed several times between 4 drivers. Frank Root led the first lap with Scott Brown and Greg Hodapp close behind, but a small bobble by Root open the door for Brown and Hodapp to make a pass for 1st and 2nd. Root recovered quickly putting the pressure back on Hodapp and forcing him into a mistake on lap 5 allowing Root and 4th place driver Brian Kinwald by for the 2nd and 3rd position. With Brown still leading, Root put his head down and went to work with an impressive charge back to the front and on lap 12 made the pass on Brown for the lead. Root began to pull away slightly, but on lap 19 he made a costly mistake allowing Brown to regain the lead. Brown then put together a string of fast laps to open up a 3 second lead and secure the win with Root 2nd and Kinwald 3rd.
Source : JConcepts