Have you ever looked at your hands and said to yourself, “Man, I would really love to wrap those Grandi sized sausage fingers of mine with eggs and cheese and eat them”? Instead of eating them, I’d have mine prepared in a skillet well done by Max who cooks at The Factory. I decided to order some parts from Lunsford, Schelle, and PSM to pare down the fat and get me some lady fingers.
In my first installment with the gracious help from Speedy’s, Avid, and MIP the object of my consternation was rotating weight; this time I am turning a burning desire to sprung weight. Read the rest of this entry »
The race in Arbon is still a yearly tradition in the Swiss R/C scene and was held on January 17-18, 2015
Like every year many visitors came to see the race. The medium sized track offered low traction only. Patrick Hofer put this Reedy powered Team Associated B44.3 and B5M on TQ and won the race followed by Sven Zuend and Fabian Luca Widmer. Patrick used the all new Reedy Blackbox ESC, Reedy batteries, Pro-Line Bodies, Pro-Line Closed Cell Inserts combined with SPEC Tires. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2015 Petit Race took place at the RBR Arena in Barcelona, Spain from 16-18 January.
The track was really nice with some challenging jumps. The astroturf made for good grip. Friday was all day free practice with a very busy track. Saturday was all about 2WD with 2 Rounds of seeding practice. Followed by 4 Rounds of qualifying using the FTD format. Jörn Neumann was able to post the fastest 5-minute run to take TQ position. The triple finals were run over 7-minutes and it was again Jörn who showed great performances to take the win in A2 and A3. Read the rest of this entry »
Held March 13 -15 at Dirt Burner Racing – (734) 591-1000
This last weekend I ran the third round of the TLR/Serpent Winter Series at Hobbyplex in Omaha. Qualifying went pretty good. I was struggling a bit in Nitro Buggy with traction in the first round. The second round I was on a top five times when I got tangled with lapped traffic on the final lap. This put me at 10th out of 41 drivers and starting second in the B-Main. In the main I finished 3rd just missing the 2nd bump spot.
In Truggy I qualified 4th out of 20. Coming into the main I knew that pit stops were going to be crucial as pit lap times were equal to 2 laps due to the way that pit lane was setup so I made sure I had a good tune and drove consistent and conservative allowing me to pit at 10 and a half with most everyone else pitting at 8, or flaming out, going for 10 allowed me to take the top spot on the podium.
I ran 1 set of X3 Holeshots for both rounds of qualifying and the 30-minute Main on a grooved and very slick track and they still look like brand new. The X-compound still amazes me every time I run them! They perform very well with little wear!
– Josh Havens
This past Saturday I ventured down to Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA for some 1:8 Nitro action. The day started off really cold and foggy. At first we weren’t sure if we would be able to race, but eventually it cleared up and we were ready to start the day. With new Team Orion engines in my Buggy and Truggy, I was excited to see how they would run. After a few small practice sessions with both the NT48 and NB48, I felt very confident with both the cars and the engines!
Unfortunately the printer stopped working and Live RC went down right before my Truggy race so I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the main event finishing order, But I was able to get video of the entire race luckily. LOL so here it is. My race ends at the 20-minute mark.
Video Courtesy of LIVERC.com
My Pro-Line X4 Blockades were hooked up all day with little to no tire wear. Read the rest of this entry »
David Jenson drove his TLR 22-4, powered by Orion with Pro-Line MC Electron’s (Front/Rear) to the overall victory in the OCRC Sunday “Holiday Brawl” series.
This 8 week series showcased some of the best 4WD Mod Buggy drivers in Orange County battling it out in a best 5 of 8 race format.
David TQ’d and won the final round to take the overall series win!
The 2015 DHI-Cup was held in Odense, Denmark. It was already the 4th time that they ran on two separate tracks. One for Off-road and the other for On-road with the driver stand in the middle. The Off-road track was one of the best layouts so far. Friday started with 4 Rounds of practice for both classes. Followed by 2 Rounds of 2WD qualifying in the evening. I was able to finish 2nd in both Rounds.
For Saturday I made some adjustments to find more steering. The changes worked out and the car was much better, TQ’d Round 3. Round 4 was not so good with small mistakes. Which put me 2nd on the grid for the finals on Sunday.
4WD was great with everything working really well and I TQ’d all 4 Rounds of qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »
Last weekend at Wolcott Hobbies in Waterberry, CT was the RC Driver trophy race.
I was on point all weekend long with my M4 IONs.
I took TQ in Stock SC and took the win. Read the rest of this entry »
This last Friday I raced at Outback Raceway in Chico, California for their annual Friday night fights club race. We ended up with over 70 entries, 11 heats of qualifying with 1 heat of 4WD Buggy and 2 full heats of Pro Stock Buggy. I got to the track a little later than I would have liked to, due the traffic on the way. This would be my first race out with my new 2015 Xray XB4 Buggy; I would also be racing my stock B5M. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get any track time with any of my cars before racing had started, so I was a little nervous about how my cars would feel. Read the rest of this entry »