This past weekend I attended the 3rd annual Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Race held at Delaware Ohio R/C Off-road track. The weather was awesome and the track was in great condition to start qualifying.
Qualifying could not have went any better in the 3 classes that I ran.
In 4wd 1:10 Buggy I was able to TQ 2 of 3 rounds getting the overall TQ for the main. In Pro4 and E-Buggy I was able to TQ all 3 rounds of each class to start first on the grid going into the mains.
4wd 1:10 buggy was a blast in the mains and my TLR 22-4 on M3 HoleShot tires was hooked up the entire main. I was able to lead wire to wire, holding off TLR teammate Scott Heckert’s hard charge in the beginning for the overall win.
In Pro4, my TLR SCTE 2.0 was on rails on M3 HoleShots. I was able to get out to an early lead and lead wire to wire for the win.
The E-Buggy main went much the same as the others. I had some pressure in the beginning, but I was able to lay down consistent fast laps with my TLR 8ight-e 3.0 on X3 HoleShots to secure the win.
Overall the day could not have gone any better! I had a blast hanging out with friends, and helping support a GREAT cause.
Thank you to TLR/Horizon Hobby, Pro-Line Racing, MIP and Glacier Lipos for all the help and support!
Now time to get ready for the Monsters of the Midwest race this weekend at The Ohio R/C Factory.
- Bryan Newman
I want to start off by saying thank you for your support. Saturday was a rough race day for me at LRH, my home track. We had two heats of 4wd buggy and two heats 8th buggy. I raced my XB4 4wd 10th scale, and my XB9e 8th scale.
The first qualifier went okay, but the second qualifier was not good at all. But I did good enough to start third in the A-Main with my XB4 4wd. The start of main was okay until I was hit from the side going into a turn. I was hit so hard it looked like my car did a 360 degree turn twice and was hit again by another driver. My 4wd buggy landed on it’s lid. I was fighting bad to get back in to this 7 minute main. So from third to last and working my way back up thru traffic. I found my self battling for the third spot and BAAAMMMM!!!!!!! I get hit by a driver that lands on the wrong side of the track at full speed. That impact was so hard my 4wd buggy was done.
For my 8th scale race it seemed like I was racing the same race with my 4wd buggy. I started third in the A-Main going right into a jump and was hit by another 1/8 in the air and my car lands on it’s lid. I had to just sit there and wait for the turn marshal to turn over my buggy. Can’t risk the safety of the turn marshal to turn my buggy over cause more buggy ‘s where coming at him in the air. So I waited and again I was in last place.
I focused this time and wasn’t worried about catching the leader.
I knew I had to be consistent while driving. Making every turn as perfect as I can.
Making every jump and landing as perfect as I can. I’m happy to say I finished 2nd!
I was very happy!
While I highly prefer to save time by using pre-mounted tires, gluing tires is still a part of our wonderful hobby. For you old timers, you can glue up a set in your sleep, for you new hobbyists, it isn’t nearly as hard as some people (like me) make it out to be.
I recently got a set of Pro-Line Gladiator SC tires to put in the front of our Pro-Line PRO-2 SCB Converted buggy. For all you newer hobbyists that may not know how to glue tires, here is how I do it… Read the rest of this entry »
Patrick Hofer on podium at qualification run for German Nationals
130 racers used this race as a warmup for the german nationals. Including top drivers like Losi’s Hannes Käufler, X-Ray’s Martin Bayer and Associated’s youngster Patrick Hofer.
Patrick Hofer entered the final with his Pro-Line equipped Associated RC8.2 on 3rd place.
In the finals Martin Bayer showed why he owns european titles in this class and took the lead followed by Hannes Käufler and Patrick Hofer. After 30 minutes racing Patrick put his RC8.2 on a great 2nd place followed by Hannes.
Patrick’s Team Associated RC8.2 was equipped with Pro-Line bodies and Pro-Line Diamond Back tires, Reedy batteries, RB engines and HRC Servo’s.
1.) Martin Bayer / XRay / LRP
2.) Patrick Hofer / Team Associated / RB / Pro-Line / HRC / REEDY
3.) Hannes Käufler / Team Losi / Reds
Last weekend at the Dirtworks Shootout I qualified 3rd overall in Pro Truggy on M3 Blockades and 4th overall in Pro Buggy on M3 Blockades.
I took 2nd place in the truggy A-Main on M3 Holeshots and it was on rails the whole race. Unfortunately the buggy A-Main was rained out so I finished 4th overall.
I can’t say enough about Pro-Line wheels and tires. My TLR 8ight 3.0‘s were hooked up all weekend!!
8ight T 3.0 on Pro-Line M3 Blockades gettin it done!!
- Josh Than
The 2nd round of the Austrian 1:10th Electric Off-road Nationals saw Team C and Pro-Line Driver Hupo Hönigl walking away with the TQ and win in both the 2WD and 4WD classes.
Run at the TSA Krieglach track, Hupo took quite easy wins in A1 and A2 of the 2WD class allowing him to sit out A3. Philip Stocker finished 2nd, Martin Kreil completed the podium in 3rd. The 4WD class had again Hupo taking wins in A1 and A2 although he had quite a competition in the form of Team Associated’s Stefan Pfeifhofer in A2. Stefan then went on to take the overall runner-up spot from team mate Peter Pinisch by winning A3.
Hupo Used the Following Pro-Line Products:
Bow-Tie 2.2″ Rear 8218-AT
Crime Fighter 2.2″ 4WD Front 8219-AT
(both controlled tires in Austria)
Pro-Bond Tire Glue 6031-00
4-Rib 2.2″ 2WD Front8175-02
Stabilizer 6.5″ Wing 6247-17
Trifecta Wing 6250-17
Read RedRC.net Article…
Last weekend we had our annual fun race at Dirtworks track in Birlington, CO. Thanks to Bill Parsons The Owner/racer and Justin Salerno, together they have built an amazing track that was not only challenging, but also fun to drive on. We had a bit of weather issues all weekend but it still didn’t stop us from having fun.
Saturday for 4 rounds of qualifying I chose Blockade M3 and M4 tire for buggy and M3 Blockades for Truggy.
Posting a 3rd fastest time in buggy and 2nd fastest time in Truggy, I felt confident with my choice of tires for the 30-min mains on Sunday.
In the Truggy main I got off to a bit of a rough start, but the with the M3 Blockade tires, the car was glued to the track and I was able to catch up, stay on top and Win the 30-min A-main.
For the buggy main, I put on a fresh set of M3 Blockades and right at the start we had to cancel the race due to a downpour of rain and hail. The Final positions were decided with qualifying positions and I was awarded with 3rd place finish.
Thank you Pro-Line and everyone that helped me out.
Where: Mushroom Bowl Raceway ( MBRC )
Race: Kyosho/Battle of the Bowl
When: Saturday May 31st
Driver: Gabriel “Gabe” Galeano
Report from the Kyosho/Battle of the Bowl at MBRC with PRO-LINE Driver Gabriel “Gabe” Galeano. It was an awesome long day with very good racers from the East Coast. Qualifiers were tight in every class. I was able to qualify 4th for the Main event.
For the A-Main event I was using the Pro-Line Diamond Back X3 with the P-L Lightweight Velocity White Rims all around. The tires were excellent the entire 10 min. I quickly moved to the 2nd place from the very first laps. I managed to maintain the car in a good pace and finished taking 2nd Place at the Kyosho/Battle of the Bowl at MBRC in PA.
The Tires were awesome all day. Thanks PRO-LINE RACING for provide me with the best tires in the market!!!
Pro-Line Products :
PL Diamond Back X3 ( 9049-003 )
Lightweight Velocity White rims ( 2738-04 )
Gabriel “Gabe” Galeano.
This weekend the BRCA 10th Off-Road National series visited TORCH club in Titchfield, the deep south of England. A new venue to the 6 round national series for this year, having previously hosted an End of Season final. The club had done a good job of laying a fairly open, race-able track, with plenty of features to keep drivers busy, but nothing too difficult that it was make or break for any level of driver. The national format see’s just 2 rounds of 3 min practice runs before drivers in to 4 rounds of qualifying and then finals, with just the A-Main having 3 legs to battle it out, 2wd on the Saturday and 4wd on the Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »
I Attended the 2nd Annual Southern Indoor Classic this past weekend at The Warehouse Hobby Raceway in Helena, AL.
I ran pro Nitro Buggy and pro E-Buggy. I used X4 Holeshots for E-Buggy and X4 Blockades on nitro buggy.
My Buggies were both hooked up all day!
I was able to TQ and Win both classes!
Thanks for your continued support!!
- Joey Cook