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East West Shootout has become a classic in MI in the past 5 years. With Easter weekend, the attendance was a little lower than expected, but top drivers from each side of the states were there to represent. Panther Team driver Mike Champ started the day on a good note while the track was tacky and required slicks. Mike would Tq the first round of Mod SC by 3 seconds on Panther SC Rattlers and orange inserts. The Panther clay compound was definitely the best asset for traction. His Kyosho team mate Jason Jakubczyk TQ’d the 2nd and 3rd round and took overall TQ. By the end of the day, full pins were required and Mike would choose Rattler SC with Panther Orange inserts saying ” Rattlers are definitely the best combo to get traction everywhere on the track on this technical layout.” Mikes Truck was glued to the track while other showed limited traction in a couple of spots… Mike would start the main in 2nd position, and stayed a couple of seconds behind Jason for the whole race but could never catch him, finishing just under 6sec behind at the end of the race, while the rest of the field ended up about a half a lap behind.