Round 3 of the outdoor season for ROAR Region 2 moved further north in Pennsylvania to Oakland Mills at the LCRC Racing Facility. The weather for the weekend started out with seventy to eighty degree temperatures with plenty of sunshine that would last most of the day on Saturday. The event brought in roughly 115 entries including in the following classes: Young Guns, 1:8 Electric Buggy and Truggy, 4×4 SCT, and 1:8 Nitro Buggy and Truggy classes. The Mackanick family of Kendall, Ethan, Cody and their father Jason were all well qualified for the A-Main features of the day on Pro-Line Tires.
This would be the first weekend racing for seven year old Kendall stepping into the Young Guns class. Kendall would qualify fourth on the grid and finished 5th. She improved on her driving throughout the day and managed to conquer the track completely on her own through all qualifiers and her feature event. Kendall’s equipment was an RC8.2e with a Pro-Line BullDog body and Blockade tires in M3 compound.
Due to rain only half of the feature rounds were able to be completed. Kendall would be the only one of us who was able to run their respective main event. Here are some photos of Kendall in action.
11 year old, Ethan, would put on his usual display of driving skills in the 1:8 Electric Buggy class qualifiers by starting out rough in Q1 and by Q3 putting in a flawless run to seat him in the 7th place grid position for the A-Main feature. Ethan is running a Mugen MBX 6, Pro-Line BullDog body, and Blockade M3 tires. Here are the shots of Ethan in action.
18 year old, Cody, now getting ready to head off to college at Penn State in about a month, has handed over his regular racing vehicle to Kendall. This weekend, Cody would wheel a Mugen MBX7, 1:8th Nitro Buggy provided by Todd Myers from the LCRC facility. This was Cody’s first weekend wheeling a Nitro Buggy and in similar fashion to his younger brother, he would have the car and his driving dialed in by the 3rd qualifier. Cody would set his car into the A-Main feature starting from the 8th place position on the grid with M3 Blockades.
Finally, getting a break from my race director responsibilities for the event, I would run my Tekno SCT 410, with the Pro-Line Toyota Tundra body and M3 Sniper Tires in the 4×4 SCT class. I would qualify the truck in the 5th place starting position where the top 6 of 12 drivers were all capable of taking the win. Rain would not let this battle to occur and ended the event just prior to the starting of the 4×4 SCT mains. Here are some photos of the Tekno in action.
Thanks again to Pro-Line in supporting the ROAR Regional Directors and the events which we attend.