This past weekend was the official start of the outdoor season with Thunder Alley Raceway (Wilson, NC) hosting their Season Opener Trophy race. After a year hiatus from Thunder Alley, the 2WD SCT class was offered again which meant I got to run my Pro-Line PRO-2 SCT.
The PRO-2 ran primarily indoors throughout 2016 on high-bite clay tracks so a few adjustments were required. After a couple practice laps, I felt comfortable with the truck and my Tire selection (Pro-Line Hole Shots). Qualifying went extremely smooth, as I was able to keep everything clean.
My Pro-Line PRO-2, TQ’ed the 2WD SCT division as the truck as able lapping the field en route to winning both qualifiers. Read the rest of this entry »
After a strong first practice run (45th) in Expert E-Buggy, the rest of the day was rough and carried over into day two. In each E-Buggy qualifier, I dropped further down the board (58th, 74th and 66th), which put me in the H-Main. I don’t want to make any excuses, I pushed too hard and made too many errors to qualify in the upper half of the Expert E-Buggy Division. I also need to get the mental aspect in check because my racing has struggled to start off the New Year. Instead of having fun, relaxing and focusing on racing lines, I am constantly dwelling on results and trying to justify that the team managers who selected me didn’t make a mistake. I believe I finally, snapped out of it on the third day of Motorama and was able to get on the driver stand and have fun again and enjoy guiding my buggy around the track instead of constantly worrying.
Kevin Ran Pro-Line Fugitive Lites on his E-Buggy Read the rest of this entry »
This past weekend I was able to attend Motorama 2017 where I ran Expert Electric Buggy and Expert 4WD SCT.
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
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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.
Ethan ran Pro-Line M3 Fugitive Lites and Trifecta Lexan Wing Read the rest of this entry »
This past weekend I traveled down to Savannah, GA for the 11th annual Phil Hurd Raceway Colonel’s Winter Classic.
When we arrived Friday for practice the track was in prime condition and i was feeling good on M4 Fugitive Lites.
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 »
Last weekend I attended the 5th MCT Advents Cup, held at the Cyzpo-Drom arena.
About 90 1:8 Electric Buggy drivers made their way to this race, including international top drivers like Robert Batlle, Darren Bloomfield and Jörn Neumann. 4 Rounds of practice followed by qualifying on Saturday.
Jörn chose Pro-Line Suburbs for qualifying which gave him plenty of grip to let him qualify 3rd overall.
Qualifying was very tight at this track and one small mistake put you a few places back. Read the rest of this entry »
With a large following and growing popularity, The Force Series has become one of the most prestigious series of events in the Southeast. As the series comes to a close for the year, Drivers from all over travel to Mills Pond to compete on last time in the 2016 season. The track has undergone a massive renovation and includes a new and improved track looking to impress it’s drivers. With over 180 entries, the competition was stiff across the board.
With an unfamiliar layout for most drivers, and a newer surface, nobody truly knew what tire tread and compound would perform the best. Previous races were pointing to the Fugitive Lites in both M4 or M3 compound. This was a very popular tire all weekend, and pleased many racers. Another popular tread was the Hole Shot 2.0. This tire ran great for both Buggy and Truggy all weekend. It was no surprise to see the Pro-Line tires lasting very long. Most drivers could easily run the Super Soft or Soft compounds for a very long time, allowing drivers to run the same set multiple qualifiers. Read the rest of this entry »
ILER RACING- October 2016 Race Report
David Iler #27
Jessica Iler #19
October 1, 2016:
SuperCup Series – RD 3 SunDancers R/C Raceway – Port Saint Lucie, FL
October 9, 2016:
Florida Off Road Championship Series III – RD 1 Coral Springs RC Track – Coral Springs, FL
October 14 – 16, 2016:
Scotty Ernst’s Offroad Showdown Beachline Raceway – Cocoa, FL
October 29, 2016:
SuperCup Series – RD 4 Southside RC Raceway – Lake City, FL
Running Pro-Line Tires including Electrons, Hole Shots, Fugitive Lites, and Primes
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This was awesome event put on bye Jérôme Treignier at the Bego Track in Napierville, Quebec with over 230 entires and racers from all across Canada and the USA in attendance to battle it out on this awesome High speed, High grip layout.
My Kyosho MP9 tki4 with Pro-Line Rubber was great right from the start of practice on Thursday, with a few small adjustments to the car to help with the high grip my MP9 was ready for qualifying.
In Qualifying my MP9 with Pro-Line X3 Fugitives was fast and glued to the track yet it was so easy to drive fast and hard. I was able to get 6 solid qualifying rounds for both classes. I qualified 5th overall in the over 35 class and 9th overall in Pro Class. Read the rest of this entry »
Last weekend LCRC Raceway hosted the 2016 Mugen Challenge. The three day event had nearly 300 entries! Adam Drake, Tim Long, and Noah Dickerson from Mugen Seiki Racing hosted a clinic for 20 drivers on Thursday. Saturday consisted of three rounds of qualifying using your best 2 out of 3 qualifiers. All the finals were run on Sunday after a slight rain delay. The crew from LCRC Raceway did an amazing job and keeping the program running smooth.
Adam Drake was the top qualifier in Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truck, and 1:8 E-Buggy. Drake lead all three finals from wire to wire to become the 2016 Mugen Challenge champion in Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truck, and E-Buggy! Read the rest of this entry »