This past weekend was the “Wicked Weekend” held in Gainsville, GA with about 220 entries total. The track layout was really fun but simple with only turning 25 second lap times. There were also some fast regional guys attending the event as well. Everything with Pro-Line worked great and I couldn’t be happier. I managed to grab the TQ and win Pro Truggy over the other guys. The Buggy main I also managed TQ but had some mishaps in the pit which caused me to go back from first to third but overall was a good race weekend. I’m not sure what my dad was thinking when I came into the pit for my buggy on the last pit stop, but he unfortunately put the fuel gun into my engine head instead of the gas tank which therefore stalled my motor out and costed me first place, but hopefully that won’t happen again! Thanks for everything Pro-Line!
The track in Dielsdorf Switzerland was in perfect condition. Saturday was limited to 3 rounds of training and 2 rounds of qualifying so the drivers had to find their setups quickly. In the beginning the track was slippy but became more bluegroove towards the Sunday finals.
Sunday started with cooler temperatures and some drivers get in trouble during the 3rd and last round of qualifying. Pro-Line’s Patrick Hofer showed again his coolness and driver performance and placed his Pro-Line equipped Team Associated B4.1 and B44.1 both on TQ.
So the finals was like “try to catch Hofer” but Patrick also lead the finals to win.
1.) Hofer Patrick – Team Associated / Pro-Line Racing / TQ Grafix / GreenRC / HRC
2.) Forster Peter
3.) Zünd Sven
1.) Hofer Patrick - Team Associated / Pro-Line Racing / TQ Grafix / GreenRC / HRC
2.) Vogt Patrick
3.) Zünd Sven
Over the past weekend RC Madness in Enfield, CT was host to the 4th Annual Short Course Nationals. I was very excited for this event as last year’s event was cut short because of Hurricane Irene, but the weather looked like it would hold for this year’s event.
There were some new additions to this event, now in its fourth year. Instead of running all the classes on the same track like they did last year, Chris Marcy (owner of RC Madness), and Dean Berry (RC Madness Promotions Director) and the track crew built 2 tracks for the race. One of the tracks was small (approx. 90 x 40) and this was where they would end up running all of the Stock and Spec classes. This track featured smaller jumps and resembled a true scale Short Course track. The larger track was for the Open, Nitro, and 5th Scale classes. It was about 3 times the size of the smaller track and had much larger jumps and features.
For this event I was running 3 classes so I would have my hands full for the entire day. I would be running the Losi XXX-SCT in Stock SCT, the Losi XXX-SCB in Stock and the brand new TLR 22SCT in the Open class. This meant that I would get a chance to experience both tracks which meant I would need to motor up with the new truck, something I have not done in 20 years.
Ty Tessmann TQs and won another National Championship at the ROAR Super Nationals taking the Electric 1/8 Buggy title running Pro-Line’s new ION 1/8 Buggy Indoor Tire. Ryan Cavalieri won Pro 2 class running the new ION SC tire, Raptor body, F-11 wheels and other Pro-Line accessories!
Both of Pro-Line’s new ION tires are National Champs out of the gate! Congrats Ryan and Ty!
“Pro-Line Factory driver Ryan Cavalieri swept the 2012 ROAR Electric Nationals taking the TQ and win in all three classes. Ryan like so many others chose Pro-Line’s Suburbs in MC compound to maximize the performance of their vehicles. Ryan’s Bulldog equipped Associated cars were on fire all weekend. A quick search of the pits showed that Pro-Line tires were the choice of many top drivers. Short Course and E-Buggy still to go later this week where the new Ion tire should prove to be very fast as well.”
- Daniel Adams, Pro-Line
Congratulations to Ryan Cavalieri on sweeping all 3 modified classes at the first half of the 2012 Super Nats!
Congratulations to Team Pro-Line on picking up 4 more National Championships!
Check out the Video Highlights from Ryan Cavalieri’s A2-Mains on RCInsider.com
2012 Rc Pro Series Round 4; Man what a hot weekend!
The day of practice was great! Through all day of practice we ran M3 Blockade on E Buggy, Open Buggy, and 4wd Short Course but not on Open Arena Truck. On Open Arena Truck we ran M3 Revolver VTR only until the UPS truck arrived with the New M3 Blockades for the Truggy just in time for Qualifying the next day. The M3 Blockades for both buggies and Short Course were hooking up so we decided to run them for Qualifying. There was also a little shower of rain but that was just fine considering the temp was about 106.
For qualifying we ran M3 Blockades on all cars because they were just great! Throughout all of Qualifying we were having bad luck in all classes. I ended up qualifying 7th in the Open Buggy C Main, 6th in the Open Arena Truck B Main, 10th in the E Buggy C Main, TQ in the Short Course B Main.
By Chris Blais:
Round 6 of the JBRL series would take place at SDRC Raceway in San Diego, CA. The SDRC group would put together an excellent track layout for us to race on. This is the largest indoor track I have ever raced on. The track was fun and their dirt was slick, especially for 2wd buggy.
We spent all day Friday at the track setting up our cars and trucks and tire testing. I ended up using MC Suburbs all around on my Pro 4 Truck, MC Suburbs on the back of my 2wd and 4wd buggy along with MC Scrubs up front.
On Saturday, I had not-so-good qualifiers this time in both buggy races. Everyone was really close on time and my smoother style wasn’t working at this track. I ended up qualifying 9th in 2wd Expert Stock buggy and 10th in 4×4 buggy. It was another story in Pro 4 where in the 2nd heat I was able to take the win and qualify 2nd behind my brother Nick who was able to TQ in Heat 1. Our Venom powered trucks were hooked up with our Pro-Line tires / bodies and new BCE Chassis. This is the best chassis I have ever driven with and it showed in our times.
In the 2wd Expert Stock Buggy main I struggled to have a clean race. It was so slick for the mains everyone was running into each other and getting frustrated. It ended up being a free for all and clean driving went out the window. My B4.1 buggy was working great but I just kept getting hung up with guys.
In the 4wd Buggy main I made a few mistakes in the beginning but got into my groove and was able to make it all the way up to 5th place. It was a great race with a lot of talented drivers. My Team Associated B44.1 Buggy was working great.
In Pro 4 I knew we were going to have a good race between, myself, Nick, Dunford & Casper. Nick led for the first lap until he made a big mistake on the double/ triple section giving me the lead. I led for a few laps until the same section bit me. I had the speed to win but two costly mistakes and a few bobbles cost me the race win. The next JBRL event will be at West Coast RC Raceway. I will be ready to capture my first Pro 4 JBRL win soon.
Thanks to Coyote Hobbies in Victorville, CA for all their support along with Pro-Line, Venom, and BCE chassis.
Martin Blais would take 6 place in Sportsman 4×4 SC with his Venom powered, Pro-Line, BCE, Losi SCTE. Martin would also finish 5th in Expert Stock SC A-main.
RC Madness in Enfield Connecticut held the 4th annual Short Course Nationals on August 3rd, 4th and 5th. With 330 entries it was a great event filled with lots of great racing action. The weather was typical east coast summer weather with lots of humidity. Temperatures on Friday and Saturday were in the mid 90′s on top of the humidity. Sunday’s program got cut short due to thunderstorms in the area. Overall it was another great event by the crew at RC Madness. The track layouts were both perfect for Short Course racing and the race program was well run. The tire of choice for most of the 2wd classes was the Hole Shot 2.0 and for 4wd, Blockades were the tire of choice.
Right upon leaving Oklahoma, we headed to Albuquerque, NM for RC Pro Series Mountain Division Round 2. Open Buggy I qualified 3rd and finished 3rd running my Revolver M3‘s. E-buggy I qualified third and finished 2nd, 2nd, 1st, placing me in 2nd overall. My Tazer M3‘s were great on the track, along with my Bulldog Body, High Downforce Wing, and Velocity wheels.
We also ran Open Arena Truck where I qualified 3rd and lead most of the laps. I ended up winning the A-Main event with my Revolver 2.0 tires in M3. They were the ticket over the Holeshot M3 tires and gave us just what we needed to overpower the pack. I also used my Bulldog, wing, and velocity wheels throughout the event.