Elliot Boots had a somewhat frustrating start with a faulty transponder in Round1, and Round 2 finishing only 1 second behind Jack Embling and missing the TQ (well done Jack).
In The A-Main however, using M4 Holeshot tires, and M4 Blockade tires, Elliot’s 18th lap was the fastest of the race and he was able to achieve an almost 10 second lead over Jack… FOR THE WIN!
Weather was sunny for December in the UK and the HNMC track was in great shape. This is where we will have the first round of the National Championship in April, 2014.
I just finished up my EVO SC body for my Team Durango DESC210 and I figured that I would share it with you.
Tires: Pro-Line ION SC
Welcome to our second installment of Pro-Line Racing PRO-2 Performance short course truck on a budget. As mentioned in Part 1, the PRO-2 Performance Short Course Truck has quickly caught on as a top of the line durable Racing and Bashing Performance SC Trucks. The PRO-2 takes everything we have produced in SC Accessories into one complete kit. For some, The PRO-2 Performance SC Truck may seem out of reach. The good news is that most all the PRO-2 components are interchangeable with your stock Slash 2WD Trucks. This means you can purchase key PRO-2 components over time with the end result being a truck just like the 4001-00 PRO-2 Kit.
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Testing Pro-Line PRO-2 2WD Short Course-Truck
Traxxas kicked off an avalanche with the release of the Slash in 2009, would have held at that time hardly anyone possible. What was intended as a pure fun car and robust alternative to known RC vehicle shapes such as monster trucks and buggies, also conquered the hearts of diehard off-road racers in the storm. Short Course racing classes sprouted in the following years like mushrooms out of the ground and made off-road events thanks to a manageable cost again for a wider field of participants interesting. Read the rest of this entry »
Thanksgiving break was finally here and it meant 3 things for me. Fried Turkey, Cowboys football and Racing. Dad and I took the 3 hour trip South to Fort Myers, Fl to Jeff’s RC Studio site of Rd 3 of the Jconcepts Super Cup Race. Friday was practice day we arrived around 11 am set up pits. The track was hard packed and pretty slippery. With 130 entries strong and some of the best racers in attendance I knew it was going to be another challenge. We choose M4 Hole Shot tires and m3 Edges for the first practice run and never looked back. I had the fastest Stock lap times. The M4 Hole Shot tires were gripping the dirt like no other tire there. All the other racers were slipping and sliding through the turns and I was able to put my Truck anywhere I wanted.
Hoping for better track conditions on Saturday but that never happened. Racers still chasing tires and compound the M4 HoleShot tires still had plenty of grip and traction. It was finally time for Rd 1 and I was ready. First up was my Short Course. I won my heat and set early TQ. Time for Stadium Truck. Was out to early TQ pace but hard some bad luck with lapped traffic and ended up 2nd after rd 1.
Truck was on rails from the start of the horn I was setting a new TQ pace by 10 secs. A last lap mistake with the slow rollover of death cost me, I tried to push it and hit a pipe next turn and it cost me TQ.
2.5 hours later it was finally time for Truck A-main. I was sitting 2nd on the grid and feeling really good, I knew I had a fast truck and just needed a mistake free race. Tone sounded and off we went. The leader hit a pipe in turn 2 and that was all I needed. I had clean track in front of me and started to check out. 2 minutes into the race and I had a half track lead and never looked back and took the win. This pulling me within 2 pts of the series leader going into the Final Rd at Shiverville Raceway at the end this month.
Thanks to Daniel Adams of Pro-Line, Viper RC, Fantom Racing, EZ Custom Paints and Rusty at Modx Batteries.
M4 Holeshots for Stadium Truck and SC Truck
Pro-Line BullDog Body
With the TQ at the worlds in Argentina in late 2012, this gave me a massive boost for the 2013 race season which started with Montpellier in early Febuary, This was an excellent meeting with a very good driver turn out and with the extremely cold condition’s setup and tyre choice were key, I went on to TQ and win this event and was an excellent start to my 2013 campaign.
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Event: 9th Annual Gobbler Off Road Champs
Location: R/C Excitement Fitchburg, MA
Classes Entered: Modified 2wd Buggy, Modified 2wd Short Course
This past weekend I attended the 9th Annual Gobbler Off Road Championships held at R/C Excitement in Fitchburg, MA. Every year the Gobbler brings out the best in New England and this year was no different. With 130 entries, the pits were packed and there was constant action all day.
For this race the existing track layout was reversed and the jumps were reworked for the change in direction. This kept the track changes to a minimum and preserved the traction of the dry track, but still made it fair to the local and out of town racers. Overall traction was medium grip all weekend.
One round of qualifying was run on Saturday night and a the second two rounds were run on Sunday. After the 3 rounds of qualifying were done, I had qualified 1st in modified short course and 6th in modified 2wd buggy.
At the start of the short course main, I was able to pull away early on and lead the entire 8 minute race to finish 1st!
In 2wd short course I used M3 IONs front and rear with the stock foam mounted on F11 wheels topped off with the Flo-Tek Ford F-150 Raptor body for the win.
In the buggy main, I was able to avoid the first turn pile up and worked my way to second place. A few driving errors dropped me back to 4th place where I finished.
In modified 2wd buggy I used M3 Scrubs on the front and M3 Suburbs on the back, both with the stock open cell foam and mounted on white Velocity hex wheels.
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AbSoLooT RC submitted a Chevy Silverado 2500 HD and won!
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