Well, after installing some great upgrades on my Hot Bodies D413 from Avid, Exotek Racing and Hot Bodies, it was time to drive this beauty! This was a new layout at the famous OCRC and I was still fine tuning the D413 so it was still a bit loose. Big thanks to my buddy Derek for capturing some great footage to share at The RCNetwork!
Unable to attend Friday practice, I arrived early Saturday morning to get setup so I could get on the track as soon as it opened. Being familiar with Dirt Burner’s surface, I started out on 2.2″ MC ElectronsFront & Rear with V2 Closed Cell foam on my B5M. My car was hooked up and turning competitive times from the first lap.
Who wouldn’t want to bring their PRO-MT to the track and have some fun!
I wanted to really see how well this truck handled on the track, for two reasons. 1 – I wanted to see how well the suspension handled around the corners and on jumps. 2 – I just wanted to jump this truck! Haha.
In this video I take the Pro-Line Racing 2WD Monster Truck, the PRO-MT…. and have some wicked fun on the track!I even get carried away and start beating the heck out of it just to see what kind of abuse it can take!
I would run Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy as usual. The layout was pretty straight forward with a couple of critical timing jumps. Qualifying was really close but as the 2nd round of qualifying came around the sun broke thru and the track started changing drastically. I ended up qualifying 3rd in both classes but I was super confident in my cars going into the Mains.
Up first would be A1 of the double A-Mains for E-Buggy. The start wasn’t that great even though I got right into 2nd, had a little trouble finding my rhythm early on but a costly mistake by the leader got me into the lead and after a few laps I was able to stretch out a good lead and cruise on to the win. A2 would be a much better start and I was able to grab the lead on lap 2.I crashed on the 4th or 5th lap and that put 2nd and 3rd all over me but they would tangle and
I again stretched out a big lead and cruised on to take the overall Win in E-Buggy!
After a short 10-minute break we were up in Nitro Buggy. Warm up was good and I was ready! My Nitro Buggy was just fantastic all weekend and that would continue in the Main Event.
I again took the lead on Lap 2 and would go on to win the Main by almost 2 laps on 2nd place.
Here’s a look at how the Team Associated B44.3 build has gone so far. In this episode I cover Electronics installation, Shock installation, Body, Wheels and Tire selection and some supplement items used during the build.
Here’s some of the Pro-Line items I added to the build:
Steven Hartson and Ryan Cavalieri call Team Associated home with they’re proven race buggies. The B44.3 is the fourth rendition of the 1:10 scale 4WD winning platform and there’s a ton of improvement to the 2013 IFMAR chassis that Hartson drove to victory in Chico, CA. Three fluid filled/geared differentials, Aluminum chassis and Saddlepack/Shorty configuration are the main changes from the B44.2.
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