Overcoming many obstacles during a tough race weekend, Atsushi Hara drove his HPI Pro 4 to a fantastic second place overall at the recent 2004 KO Grand Prix in Southern California! This major race was held at the same location as this year's Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions, where Atsushi finished with a strong Top 3 Position. Powered by his own spec Team Orion V2 Revolution "Hara" 7x1 motor and the latest GP3300 SP2 V-Max RDS Matched Team Orion cells, Atsushi set the Top Qualifying time in difficult (hot) weather conditions - the track temperature reaching over 50 degrees Celsius!!
Atsushi Hara takes second in the KO Grand Prix USA!Wed, 11th August 2004
Hara's HPI Pro 4Overheating problems caused his first A Final race to finish early, but during the second A Final, Hara was able to beat his own fastest lap at the track by 0.2 seconds and finished second just behind the leader! In the 3rd A Final, Hara had a trouble free run and easily won to wrap up 2nd position overall. We'd like to congratulate Atsushi Hara for his commitment and dedication while taking home a well-deserved 2nd placed podium position from the 2004 KO Grand Prix!