Charlotte, NC, September 21, 2008
Futaba and OS Engines factory driver Atsushi Hara (JPN) clinched the 1/8th Scale Buggy World Championships at the Farm II track in Charlotte NC on September 21, 2008. After a very hard fought race Hara came up the World Champion with a winning time of 1:00:06.199 for 79 laps!
Hara's radio of choice was the new Futaba 4PK FASST, giving this radio it's first world championships, and earning it in it's first year of racing! Atsushi also used the Futaba BLS352 servo for steering and the S9351 on the throttle. This assured him a winning setup that would not fail.
Hara ran the multi-World Champion OS Speed Tuned 21VZ-B V-Spec engine with the T-2060C pipe. One of the keys to Hara's win was the perfect blend of speed and fuel mileage afforded by the OS engine. Hara was able to eliminate one pit-stop as a result of using the OS engine.
The World Championships had over 200 drivers and a grueling 60 minute main. Extensive rain made conditions even tougher; equipment had to perform flawlessly so that the driver could concentrate on the course. Obviously the Futaba 4PK FASST and OS Speed Tuned 21VZ-B V-Spec engine with the T-2060C pipe did their job and so did Atsushi Hara!