Continuing to bounce around the state as I attended Speed RC’s Inaugural King of the East race. It was my second 3-day race in a row and my third trophy race in as many weekends. So I was a little tired entering this one but I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to attend a big race that was only 3 hours away.
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Saturday March 11th was the final big event for 2017 at the indoor Bumps and Jumps RC facility in Etters, PA. The electric elite challenge proved to live up to its namesake with several features that were getting the best of most of the drivers. The event gathered 142 entries represented from the states of Virginia to New York.
Ethan entered the event in the Two and Four Wheel Drive Modified Buggy classes with three rounds of qualifying. His car was equipped with Pro-Line Micron tires on all four corners in the MC clay compound. The 4wd modified buggy class would be up first. He qualified fourth in the A-Main and at the sound of the tone within half a lap, he would take over the number three spot and begin to real in the Associated cars of Christian Toic and Alex Miller. The race was on now between the top three cars and after a few mistakes by the competition Ethan was able to take over the number one spot and continue to hold on to it for the rest of the race. Read the rest of this entry »
There is no way Beach RC is not world famous for hospitality and giving racers a great time. With a little over 200 entries, the Palmetto Classic was another great example of a well-executed event. Team Pro-Line made up many of those entries and would walk away with great results.
This tight, indoor track featured a more technical style layout, that was had plenty of traction come race day.
The wet and cold clay was ideal the Pro-Line’s MC compound, and was the choice for most team drivers throughout the weekend. Forward bite was a necessity, and the Pro-Line Positron was a perfect choice for both buggies. Drivers would choose between Electrons, Transistors, and everything in between for the front tires. On the trucks, Electrons were by far the fastest tire.
This past weekend was the annual 2017 Rumble in the Rockies at MHOR Raceway in Aurora Colorado. This was the second time I’ve ran this race and right off the bat I could tell my perseverance and practice paid off. We had a great turn out of local racers and even some top names in the hobby. Kody Numedahl came back out of retirement with his B6d and new B64 running Mod, Nick Wautlet from associated was in attendance along with our home track AE drivers Zeke Ballinger and Dustin Evans running his new AE cars. TLR also had great representation from out of state Team Manager Kevin Gahan and Team Driver Tanner Denney. Needless to say competition was at an all time high and I had my work cut out for me.
To start my weekend off seeding did not really goes as planned. I struggled with my cars trying to find a comfortable set up that would still handle the track conditions but still be comfortable to drive. With the first qualifier following the seeding practice round my comfort started to improve but was still having some issues.
Ran Pro-Line Fugitive Lites on my E-Buggy
Over the last 4 months I have attended the Thornhill winter series.
It was set up as a best 5 out of 7 rounds with 2 drops.
I only ran Pro Nitro Buggy in the series as that is my favorite class in 1:8. There were 42 different drivers in that class with lots of top guys from all around Texas.
Jan 29th, 2017 was the 3rd Round of the Northwest Indoor Series held on the high grip clay at Scott Brown’s Tacoma RC Raceway. The mid-way point of the five round series, 120+ entries were battling for not only race day wins but establishing leads in series points as well.
This past weekend I attended the CRCRC Midwest Electric Championships. I ran Stock Buggy, Mod Buggy and Mod Wheeler. I was able to qualify and finish 2nd in Stock Buggy, 14th in Mod Wheeler, and 24th in Mod Buggy.
The 2017 R/C Excitement “Snowball” is in the books. This race is a two day event with stock running day one, and modified classes running on day two. This years course was very challenging and technical, and required patience. We ran modified 2wd and 4wd this year we were able to get 3 rounds of qualifying in.
This past weekend I traveled down to Savannah, GA for the 11th annual Phil Hurd Raceway Colonel’s Winter Classic.
Friday night a strong rain came through making Saturday’s qualifiers start a 5 pm after a 8 hr delay for track repairs. The track crew was able to get the track back race-able and I ran M4 Electrons in Q1. Read the rest of this entry »