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Pro-Line took all top class wins this past Labor Day weekend (Sep. 1-2, 2012) at the 9th annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion held at ARC Raceway in Temecula, CA. There were 100+ entries and hot temperatures. Pro-Line team drivers Ryan Cavalieri, Adam Drake and Cody King dominated the 1:8 Pro Buggy class using M3 Blockades with Adam Drake taking the TQ and Cavalieri taking the win by 1 sec over Drake.
Video courtesy: RC Car Action
This body has full front and rear fenders that go over the kit’s bumper to get the full Rally look. To use this body some kits require bumper modification/trimming* and Extended Body Mounts.
Pro-Line has 3 extended Body Post kits: #6070-00 for SLASH® 2WD, #6071-00 for SC10 2WD and #6087-00 for SLASH® 4×4. These body mounts also feature a unique thumbwasher mounting system. Instead of just using the same old flimsy body clips that always get lost and bent up, the Pro-Line Extended Body Mount kit includes a revolutionary screw on body mounting system for a strong and secure mount every time.
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* If you do not wish to modify the bumpers, we have an off-road cut line so the body will be above the bumper like normal truck bodies.
I caused a bit of an uproar with the recent release of the first independent HPI Baja 5B Flux (electric RTR) driving videos, showing it in box stock form:
YouTube commenters blamed everything for its poor showing, from me (bad driving) to me (incorrect choice of driving location) to the motor to the weight distribution to the alignment of the Mars orbiter antennae.
This evening I went back to the same two spots with everything the same with the exception of the premounted Bow Ties installed. Results speak for themselves:
-Bamidele O. Shangobunmi, aka “JANG”, Ultimate RC
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.
Radio Control Car Action’s Interview with Pro-Line’s Gerardo Gonzalez.