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We had a great time again this year at the ElectroChamps race!
The amazing Greek summer is here and like every year is the perfect time of the season to run the biggest electric off road event here in Athens!
It seems like almost every off-road racer in Greece is looking forward for this two day event that runs 2WD class on Saturday and 2WD and Short Course on Sunday under perfect weather. Fanatix Racing Track in the Northern suburbs of the capital was preped and looked better than ever to welcome Pro-Line and Team Associated’s factory driver, Peter Pinisch for the first time! Read the rest of this entry »
I ended up taking 3rd in 1:10 Pro Truck, and due to some scoring malfunction took 4th in PRO-2 SC.
My Pro-Line MC IONs were very good all weekend! What a weekend with fun people and good racing!
Dave and Mona u guys rock!
The Third Annual Team Associated Top Gun Shootout was held this past weekend at SDRC Raceway in San Diego. Track owner Scott Bergen prepared an awesome layout for this event. With some of the best drivers in the west being in attendance, racing was close in all classes with mains being 7-minutes long. There were four rounds of qualifying with double A-Mains.
Hello Everyone! I attended the final round of the Grass Roots Racing Series and it turned out to be a very exciting race! I ended up pulling off a 4th place finish in Expert 2wd Short Course and 5th in Short Course Buggy. The Short Course Buggy class was full and a lot of fun. In 2wd Short Course, I was able to make a pass on the last lap of the 8-minute A-Main and I secured my 4th place finish. This was the funnest race I have been too in a while and I cannot wait until next year!
My Venom Powered, Pro-Line PRO-2 SC Truck and Buggy were certainly up to the task of the long main events and extreme track obstacles. I ended up using Pro-Line F11 wheels and Tazers in the rear and Hole Shots in the front. Hole Shots #1180-02, Tazer #1185-02, F-11 Wheels #2740-03 Read the rest of this entry »
This is the second year Warehouse 3 has hosted the Pro-Line Indoor Championships with 24 heats of racing the atmosphere was awesome and the racing action was even better. Big thanks to Jim Chaney and the crew at Warehouse 3 for the hospitality, as well as Mac Mitchel for getting the event off the ground.
Second Stop was to the new SRS/Phoenix Indoor karting Center. This place is awesome where else can you race R/C Cars and Karts in the same facility. Thanks to the guys there for showing me around and look for all the SRS demo trucks to be sporting PL Rubber and Bodies in the near future.
From the start my PRO-LINE Suburbs 2.0 in Clay compound were hooked! Truck was fantastic.
All night back and fourth Andre Pacelko and myself went back and fourth battling it out for the TQ position in Mod Short Course, but seems that my 13.5 was not fast enough and was edged out for the TQ position.
Had a quick night in Buggy due to servo failure but the buggy was on rails none the less thanks to my great PRO-LINE products.
When the main for short course came it was a race wire to wire. It was a back and fourth battle with Andre Narrowly edging me out at the line.
Lots of series left to get him. Read the rest of this entry »
The PA Tri-County Summer Sizzler was rescheduled for Saturday, July 5th instead of Sunday, July 6th because of the initial turnout. It was a beautiful day at Trains and Lanes for my first day racing there. I race in the 2wd mod short course.
I had issues in the qualifiers with my ESC going into thermal overload mode and cutting out on my while it rebooted. Made for a frustrating early part of the day. I finally sorted things out with my springs, shocks, ride height, motor, and a different esc for the double A-Mains. The changes made a big difference and handling was much improved.
After the double A-Mains, I moved up to second overall in points for the series with third place right behind me by 1 point. This will make for a fun final part of the series at Hobby Hut Raceway.
I also had the privilege of meeting another Pro-Line driver, Devin Chesney and his family. He’s a great guy and one heck of a driver.
This weekend marked the third running of the June Jam Cash Race, held at The Boneyard in Mayfield, Kentucky.
Even with rain threatening our weekend, we decided to make the four hour trip to the high speed track prepared by the TKO Club Crew. What importance does this race in the middle of no where have? Although it may not be a national level event or anything headline worthy, what it does have is a laid back atmosphere, friendly and helpful locals, a fantastic track (and always fun layout), and last but not least…lots of cash payout!
Friday- Practice Day
Upon arriving, we were pleasantly greeted with a dry track that looked very fast and flowing. The TKO crew wisely decided to not soak the track the day before the event as the forecast changed almost every hour. This proved to be a great decision as we had a bit of rain early in the day. Thankfully we got lucky and the track dried up enough to be able to get some great practice in. At this event I raced E-Buggy and 4WD Buggy (after being convinced to run the second class)
The Blockade tread pattern cut right through the dust and the X4 compound provided tons of grip, while also lasting well throughout the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
After a couple practice runs with my Pro-Line PRO-2 SC Truck I would get it dialed in for the first qualifier. Running M3 Blockades on F-11 Wheels I would finish the first run just missing the TQ by .038-seconds.
Half way through the second round, a thunderstorm would halt racing as everyone found shelter. After the rain stopped, the Myers Family and crew got to work getting the track dried out and back into racing shape. The delay would be long enough to eliminate the chance of a third qualifier being run.
With my second run coming after the rain delay, I took the opportunity to try a set of M3 Bow-Fighters. This freed the truck up too much, making for a slower run. I would end up going back to M3 Blockades for the main.
After starting second for the A-Main I would take the lead mid race and eventually go on to take the victory.
Pro-Line Products used…
#4001-00 PRO-2 1:10 2WD Short Course Truck
Pro-Spec Shocks #6308-00 Front/ #6308-01 Rear (Also available Pre-Assembled #6308-30 Front/#6308-31 Rear)
#6093-06 PRO-2 SC Indoor (-8mm) Chassis
Carbon Shock Tower Braces #6109-00 Front/#6109-01 Rear
#6109-02 Carbon Transponder Mount
#1183-02 M3 Blockades
#2740-03 F-11 Wheels
#3413-00 EVO SC Body