Pro-Line drivers Mackanick, Mazzara and Chesney show in force at LCRC Cash Race
In the 1:8 Electric Buggy class, Pro-Line Team Drivers, Ethan Mackanick, Anthony Mazzara and Devin Chesney were among the top five A-Main feature podium finishers on August 9th at the LCRC racing facility in Oakland Mills, PA.
Three rounds of qualifying would set the stage for the feature events. Mazzara would qualify in the number two slot on the grid, Mackanick in the four and Chesney in the five. At the sound of the tone, eleven year old Ethan Mackanick would start his attack on the field with Chesney in tow on the first lap and immediately move his car up to the number three slot where for the next few minutes of the race he would battle it out with Dwayne Karlovsky (4th place finisher) as they swapped positions from one corner to the next. Ethan would manage to keep his car in a solid race line while battling off the attack from Karlovsky. During this battle, TQ and eventually winner, Jason Schreffler would check out from the field. Mid-way through the race Ethan would stretch out his position over 3rd place until about the two minute mark to go where Anthony Mazzara would begin to mount his come back of a 5 second deficit to within 2.3 seconds going into the final lap. Three quarters of the way into the final lap, both Mackanick and Mazzara would put their cars wheels up off of the dragons back section of the track and had to be marshalled while pushing there limits on the final lap. Both were able to be marshalled at about the same time and Mackanick would hold off the charge of Mazzara for the 2nd place position on the podium with a narrow margin of 2.7 seconds. Chesney would finish in the fifth place position.
Mackanick ran Hole Shot X3 tires for the main feature and two out of three qualifiers for the day.
The X3 tires after roughly 22 minutes of racing showed almost no sign of wear throughout the day.
Pro-Line drivers would also represent in the 1:8th Nitro classes for both Buggy and Truggy.
Cody Mackanick also running Hole Shots in an X3 compound would finish the 25 minute A-Main feature event in the number five position with his tires also showing very little wear.
Anthony Mazzara would finish in the 6th place position in the Nitro Buggy A-Main feature after having a flameout while running in the top three. Mazzara was also the the Top Qualifier in the Truggy division where bad luck would send his truck over the wall of the massive Daytona turn. This would set Anthony down a lap but he put his head down and would drive his truck back to the number two position on the podium for the class.
Thanks to Pro-Line for support of our NorthEast drivers.
- Jason Mackanick
Went to the 2014 Short Course Nationals at RC Madness . Drove my PRO-2 in the 2wd open class sponsored by Pro-Line.
Took the win in the D-Main using M3 Blockades in the front and M3 Hole Shots in the rear. Was able to take the bump up to the C-Main and took 9th.
Very happy with these results as it was the first time driving since my hand surgery.
Thanks Pro Line for awesome products. Awesome weekend. Awesome to be on Pro-Line Race Team.
- Shaun Conklin
Saturday August 16th was the 4th Annual Karsyn’s Krusaders Off-Road Challenge held at LRT Raceway in Evansdale, IA. This is the track that my Dad and I own and maintain. I built a pretty tricky layout for this race and the back jump section gave everyone fits and made clean runs very difficult. 63 racers filled up the myriad of classes and I choose to race 1:8 Electric Buggy and 1:8 Pro Nitro Buggy. Both cars were very good through practice and we mainly just worked on getting the right tires as the track evolved throughout the day. We decided on X3 BIG BLOX as our tires for both cars for the Mains. I would line up 3rd in both the Electric and the Nitro Mains. Read the rest of this entry »
Chandler had a good weekend at The Wicked Weekend in Gainesville, Georgia. It was a great track built at a very nice venue. It was put on by Dave and Ollie, the same guys that put on the Psycho Nitro Blast. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2014 Novarossi Nitro Challenge took place at MRRC Raceway this past weekend in New York City, NY. TLR, Novarossi, Pro-Line driver Adam Drake was on hand to help with set-ups and engine tuning. Saturday kicked off with four rounds of qualifying. Qual points were used to set the starting grid for the 30-minute Truck final and the 45-minute Buggy final. Drake was on fire during qualifying and took the TQ honors in Truck and Buggy by setting the fastest time in 3 out of the 4 rounds.
In the 30-minute Truck final Drake was followed closely by his teammate Anthony Mazzara. Drake and Mazzara pulled away from the rest of the field and finished first and second.
TLR 8ight T 3.0, Nova Rossi engines and Pro-Line M3 Hole Shots finish 1st and 2nd!
By the time the 45-minute Buggy final was up the track was getting extremely bumpy. Drake again got off to a great start and pulled away from Reno Savoya and Anthony Mazzara.
Drake ended up winning by a little over 29-seconds. Second went to Savoya, and third was Mazzara.
TLR 8ight 3.0, Nova Rossi Keep Off 4 engine, and Pro-Line Hole Shot 2.0 finish 1st and 3rd!
Huge thanks to Nova Rossi, Rohan Grant, and MRRC Raceway for the great event!
P-L Driver Ty Tessmann raced at his home track for the 5th Annual Medicine Hat Shootout.
This is the major fundraising race for his home club/track.
Ty only raced Pro Buggy as he was busy helping water and maintain the track as well as helping other racers with setup and tuning throughout the weekend.
Ty managed to TQ Pro Buggy even though he didn’t race the 3rd qualifier due to suffering from heat exhaustion.
Ty started on the pole for the 30-minute final and didn’t look back, the rain started to fall with 5-minutes left to go in the race but the race continued and Ty came out on the top step of the podium.
Once again Ty’s OS powered D812 fueled by Nitrotane and running on Pro-Line rubber proved to be the winning combination that led him to victory.
The Top 3 in Pro Buggy were all on Pro-Line Tires.
Had a great time at Mushroom Bowl RC & Hobbies this past weekend for the Dash for Cash Race. This was probably one of the best layouts I have ever run. Tons of elevation changes and a drivers track. I got the Win in E-Buggy Pro with the Pro-Line Lockdown X3 all around, and the Velocity V2 White Wheels. The Car was hooked up to the ground the entire race. With 2 A-Mains I got the best possible points to get the Win!!!
While in the Pro-Buggy Nitro I finished in 2nd place after a 20-min A-Main. The car was great, we were changing positions with the top 3 the entire 20-min. I made a mistake that cost me a flame-out close to the end of the race. I also choose the LockDown X3 for my Buggy, which was off the hook and again stuck to the ground.
With the Pro-Truggy Nitro I struggled a little bit but I took the 3rd place after another 20-min race and back to back with the E-Buggy Pro and Pro-Buggy Nitro. I used the Blockade VTR X3 for my Truck. The truck handled perfectly after a long day of racing and the track was a little bit damaged for the amount of races during the day.
I was on fire the entire race, with my kicks glued down to the dirt.
Thanks Pro-Line for Awesome products for my cars. I couldn’t do it with out Pro-Line Racing products!!!
Gabriel “Gabe” Galeano
Race: 2014 Mugen Challenge
Location: K&B III The Outback
Date: 8/15 -8/17
1/8th Electric Truggy
1/8th Electric Buggy (2nd ever race)
1:8 Electric Truggy- 3rd overall out of 3 full heats of them.
1:8 Electric Buggy- 11th overall out of almost 60 total! I just missed the bump to the A-Main.
1:8 Electric Truggy- ET48, Pro-Line Hole Shot (M3 Compound) on Pro-Line Velocity VTR 4.0″ Wheels, Venom 5000MAH 4s battery for quals.
1:8 Electric Buggy- EB48.2, Pro-Line Lockdowns (X4 Compound) on Pro-Line Velocity V2 Wheels, Venom 5000MAH 4s battery for quals and 10-min Main.
I had an awesome time with some of the Tekno team learning some new things everyone I see them along with giving some advise as well.
Also, there were several people there from Pro-Line that I met and they were very nice and talkative about what tires they liked and when
I believe I was the only Venom representative there that I knew of and I shared some advice with people who were interested.
Also I had the an insane opportunity to meet, race with and drove on his build track with the one and only owner of “TheDirt Racing“, you may know him by Joey C or the owner or race commander of “The Dirt Nitro Challenge”!!! He invited us out to come next year!!!:)
And as always a huge thanks to Carpys decals for providing stickers and awesome custom apparel for the races I go to so I can sport my sponsors in my colors and fonts!
Thanks to all my sponsors for helping out 100% along the way and giving excellent products! Tekno RC, Pro-Line Racing, Venom/Atomik, Carpys, and Hy Traction Juice!!!
- Devin Chesney
Well this past weekend was the First Annual Battle of the Sikest hosted by Thunder Alley RC in Beaumont, CA. The race format consisted of 4 qualifiers being one 5-min, one 7-min, one 10-min, one 15-min and three 15-min Mains.
Thunder Alley RC Raceway
I managed to qualify 2nd in Buggy and 3rd in Truck
Victor Guerrero’s Buggy
Mains came and first Buggy Main I finished 1st
Second Main I finished 3rd
Third Main I finished 1st
I finished 1st overall in Buggy, I chose to run X3 Hole Shots in Buggy and M3 Hole Shots in Truck.
Truck Mains didn’t go so hot, I struggled getting my rhythm down on the track putting me 4th overall.
Both sets of Pro-Line tires held up all day and provided tons of traction.
Victor Guerrero Buggy
- Victor Guerrero