Saturday, February 9, 2019:
Saturday Night Showdowns week 4
The Saturday Night Showdowns are always a blast, and this past weekend was no exception! I have to say even the after session this past weekend was off the hook! Trains were getting sick! I did 3 batteries non-stop cause it was too good! I hope this trend continues.

Since we were coming off our SuperShowdown weekend, the vibe was light and all about fun! Aydin Angulo was gunning for his second in a row.

Points will be awarded as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
8 pts – Forth Place
7 pts – Fifth Place (Remainder of Top 8)
6 pts – Participation Points

Judging for the evening was Colin Chambers, Kevin Motter, and myself. Thank you Colin and Kevin for taking the time to help judge!

We had 12 competitors this week. It was a bit slow, but people seemed to be showing up late.

Manny Campalans Purple/Green vs. Hao Huang Gold for 1st and 2nd

The Top 4 came down to Kevin Motter vs. Aydin Angulo for 3rd and 4th, and Manny Campalans vs. Hao Huang for 1st and 2nd! All 4 of these guys were ON FIRE ALL NIGHT! First up was Kevin and Aydin. Aydin puts down an amazing lead! Deep deep in the clips! Of course Kevin on the chase was answering back as deep as Aydin could dish out, with some insane proximity to boot! Then Kevin takes the lead and was so close to the barriers you would swear he’s doing some sort of magic trick to keep from actually making contact. Aydin was hot on his tail the entire run, but in the end it wasn’t enough. Both these drivers drove amazingly. At this level, smoothness and corrections were the focus, and Kevin took home the win and 3rd on the Podium!

Next up was Manny vs. Hao for 1st and 2nd spot! Out of the gate you could tell both these guys wanted it bad! Manny put down an amazing lead and Hao was right on him the entire run! We knew it was going to be a tough one to call with driving like this! Then Hao takes the lead and out of the gate Manny is on him! Through the first straight it was tight, but unfortunately Hao had a miscalculation on his entry to the sweeper causing him to have pretty severe contact with the barrier on the first clip. That was all she wrote, giving Manny the Top Podium Spot, and taking home 1st! Hao took home a well earned 2nd place!

1st Place – Manny Campalans, 2nd Place – Hao Huang, 3rd Place – Kevin Motter
Aydin gettin in on the 4th place sneak!

Points Earned – 2/9/19:
1st. 15 pts – Manny Campalans
2nd. 12 pts – Hao Huang
3rd. 10 pts – Kevin Motter
4th. 8 pts – Aydin Angulo
5th. 7 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer
5th. 7 pts – Alan Benites
5th. 7 pts – Colin Chambers
5th. 7 pts – Joe Tam
9th. 6 pts – Sam Angulo
9th. 6 pts – Josh Espinoza
9th. 6 pts – Jelani Robinson
9th. 6 pts – Steve Fujita

Point Standings – 2/9/19:
1st. – 41 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (7)
2nd. – 39 pts – Alan Benites (7)
3rd. – 36 pts – Aydin Angulo (8)
4th. – 30 pts – Hao Haung (12)
5th. – 28 pts – Joe Tam (7)
6th. – 27 pts – Mark Santa Cruz
7th. – 22 pts – Josh Espinoza (6)
7th. – 22 pts – Sam Angulo (6)
9th. – 21 pts – Manny Campalans (15)
10th. – 20 pts – Colin Chambers (7)
11th. – 19 pts – Steve Fujita (6)
12th. – 18 pts – Kevin Motter (10)
12th. – 18 pts – Nick Lepisto
14th. – 13 pts – Mark Solnyshkin
15th. – 12 pts – Jelani Robinson (6)
15th. – 12 pts – 
Travon Yancy
15th . – 12 pts – 
Karlo Malabanca
18th. – 7 pts – Jose Sanchez
19th. – 6 pts – 
Danny Aguilar
19th. – 6 pts – 
Kris Steele
19th. – 6 pts – 
Alex Dagondon
19th. – 6 pts – 
Ethan David
19th. – 6 pts – 
Shilun Gu