After testing with Theodeor early this year at our Base at MSR Houston it was clear we had a real star in the making .
The first three races have been challenging for him and the team due to some mechanical issues but scored podiums non the less both in SR8 and SR3 chassis
Theodors car control and light feel compliment the chassis set up template that we have in place at Radical Texas on all our Radical chassis and engine options and he showed in tests and race he can master the heavier more powerful cars in the same way
I and the team are really looking forward to seeing him back in Class 1 of the Masters final at COTA along side one of our other Junior drivers in the Class 2 1500
RADICAL Texas dominated the forth round of the Series at Laguna Seca with one of their SR3 RSX 1500
Driven by Norways Theodor Olsen part of the companies Young driver program at 17 years old didnt make a single error in all three days
The Black and Gold / Gulf Racing fuels car almost had a 100% clean sweep but in race 2 while leading by 20 sec with 5 laps to go suffered a misfire due to an ignition coil pack terminal failure .
After being fastest in testing Friday and Qualifying on POLE BY OVER HALF A SECOND Theodor drove a flawless 40 min race crossing the finish line 30 seconds ahead of 2 nd placed driver Ethan Stone
Fastest lap in all 3 races was achieved by a clear margin
Race 2 again 40 min saw Olsen again take the lead from the line pulling out over 20 sec before the misfire started dropping him to 6th
Race 3 40 min duration with a mandatory pit stop of 2 min again saw the dominance of the Driver car combination with a pit stop at 20 min and a lead of 15 sec Theodor exited in 4th place but by the time all cars had pitted Radical Texas had a clear 30 second lead over Ethan Stone in second and over 50 seconds AHEAD of Championship leader Richard Thomas in 4th pace .
After the frustration of race 2 Theodor put this behind him and posted the fastest lap of the weekend at 1,27.4 ON LAP 5 which was a compliment to his maturity
After Radical Texas Race Team took on hot talent from Norway, Theodor Olsen as one of their Junior Development Drivers to race in the Radical North American Masters it has taken 4 Rounds to achieve their First Podium at the Raceway in Laguna Seca.
Olsen now has driven every model of Radical but the Black and Gold Radical SR3 RSX 1500cc has seen him get to the top of the podium with Stone and Thomas getting 2nd and 3rd.
Sunday there are two 40 minute races one with a pit stop which is a small step for Olsen on his Journey to Le Mans.