This past weekend at Bush River Raceway in Columbia, SC.
Archive for Race Events
This past weekend I attended the 6th Annual Steve Raddatz Memorial Race. The SHARC crew throws this race every year in honor of the original owner and founder of the club Steve Raddatz. Steve Raddatz was the founder of the SHARC club. He and his wife Gina owned the Hobbytown USA here in Florence. He was killed in a plane crash a few years ago. The memorial race was started to pay honor to him and help raise funds for groups and charities that he was a member of or that his wife let’s us donate to. The primary group that we used to donate to had some policy changes a couple of years ago and Gina asked that we seek new charities to donate to. This year was the Colbert County Animal Shelter. Read the rest of this entry »
The Fall Classic was held this weekend at Revelation Raceway and had nine heats. TLR, Nova Rossi, Pro-Line driver Adam Drake TQ’d 1:8 Expert Nitro Buggy. Drake checked out in the 30-minute final and won by over a lap. Drake used Nova Rossi’s Keep Off 4 engine to power his TLR 8ight 3.0 Buggy and Pro-Line X4 Hole Shot 2.0’s for the final. TLR 8ight 3.0 swept the top five positions with Drake, Kirkman, Smith, Acero, and Brown! Read the rest of this entry »
This past weekend I attended the JCONCEPTS Indoor Nationals over at RC Excitement in Fitchburg, MA. In attendance were Team Associated, TLR Racing, X-factory, and racers from all over the country and Canada making up the 398 entries. This had to be one of the biggest races of the year. The schedule was that Friday was controlled practice until 5pm and was followed by a 3-minute seeding practice. Saturday consisted of 2 heat races (48 total) and on Sunday a 3rd and final heat race followed by the Mains. Read the rest of this entry »
Shiverville Worlds was a 2-Day event held at Shiverville RC Raceway in North Florida. With so much rain and extreme heat all through the summer, the racers were greeted with perfect weather of clear skies and mid-60 and low 70′s all weekend.
Landen Lewis was able to to take overall TQ in Mod SCT and walk away easily with the win after both Double A-Mains on Sunday. Landen ran M3 Holeshots on his Kyosho SC6 in Mid-Motor configuration. In Mod Buggy, Landen ran his 17.5 motor in the Mod Class. Landen walked away with 3rd overall. Landen ran his 17.5 in the Mod class because he also ran Stock Buggy, the largest class of the event. Landen won A1 in Stock Buggy but had bad luck in A2 with a break which prevented him to podium.
Tilar Pollack, who ran both Mod 4wd Buggy and Stock Truck had a great event. Tilar was able to take TQ and the win in Stock Truck. Tilar ran M3 Holeshots on the rear and M3 Suburbs on the front of his Kyosho RT6 Truck.
In Mod 4wd Buggy, Tilar was able to come home with another podium by taking 3rd Overall for event.
First round of the LRH Winter Series Race.
I had a blast! It was a lot of fun. I had some pretty consistent runs. Both of my cars where dialed. My Team Xray XB9e has done me proud. I used my new Pro-Line ION’s too and made a brave choice to run some of my almost bald ION tires in the A-Main.
I’m glad I did make the right tire choice. I had a lot of traction!
MY LRP set-up was on point. I did something that was a little scary and a last minute change. I hooked my ESC to my laptop the night before and wow I’m glad I did. I was amazed how smooth everything ran during my qualifying heats and the Main.
Now my 4WD Buggy had me shaking. During practice a 1:8 Buggy hit me and I drove off hearing noise. My pinion ate up my spear gear and this happen right before my race which was the first race of the day. I got it fixed just in time. But I hate rushing before a race.
Once I got myself in order I got third. After that I was focused on my car. If you seen that movie “Biker Boyz” I was Lawrence Fishburn, I had that Tunnel Vision going on. I was focused and I didn’t hear anyone speaking, nothing. It was just me and my XB4 4WD buggy. I had a blast and hope to give you more race reports of different events.
BIG SHOUT OUT TO! RCAMERICA, TEAM XRAY, HUDY, PRO-LINE RACING, LRP, VENOM, UPGRADE, PAINTMONSTER, PACIFIC COAST HOBBIES AND POWER HD SERVOS.
Southern Nationals 2014
A couple weeks back I made the drive to West Monroe, LA for the Southern Nationals. There were over 300 racers in attendance from all over the united states. Read the rest of this entry »
Well after 4 days of racing at the JC Nat’s with 448 entries.
I was able to put all 3 of my classes in the A-main. Took 2nd in Stock SC, 6th in 4WD SC, and 8th in Mod SC.
I would like to thank Pro-Line Racing for the support.
Without my M4 Electrons this would not have been possible!
I must say the Electrons had very little tire wear after 4 days of running on them! Great product!
Well I had an awesome time in Chula Vista, CA at Hot Rod Hobbies for the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion
Truck Main came and I led basically the whole race but made a mistake on the last lap, last corner, which cost me the win. Finished 2nd overall.
Buggy Main was what I wanted and was able to finish on the top of the box for the win overall!
Went to the Pro-Line Sponsored RC Fall Fest & King of the Hill at Willow Farm Campground the weekend of the 11th. I was up to 3rd then, unfortunately, was spun a couple times by lapped cars.
The Short Course Tires from Pro-Line just hooked up!!!
Both Short Course races had some amazing battles all weekend.
Big Thank You to my sponsors (Pro-Line, Viper, Xpert, and Carpy’s) and To the Sponsor that helped out with the race (Pro-Line, Chad Bracken, Xpert, Spider Trax, Viper, Willow Farm, and Dirt Skinz)
It was an all around great weekend, and I was glad to be a part of it.