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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Thomas’

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The 2017 Thanksgiving Classic at Speed RC was non-stop action as I ran four classes and my 8-year old son tacked on a fifth class for good measure.

My wife kept everything rolling as she kept all our Venom batteries charged and our  Pro-Line Positron Tires prepped.

She even jumped in to cover my marshaling responsibilities so a huge thank you to her is in order.

I tried to get her to race in the novice class but she prefers to handle the pit and pre-race responsibilities so I had no luck in convincing her to race. Read the rest of this entry »

READ Posted by: Kevin Thomas in Factory Team, Race Events

Had a strong beginning to the indoor season when I traveled to Speed RC to attend their 2nd Annual Pumpkin Dash. Thanks to my wife for filming the A-Main race.

In 2WD SCT class, I was able to take TQ honors with my XRAY XSC2 (a converted XT2). After mediocre results in the first round of qualifying, I made a few changes and bounced to claim the top spot in rounds two and three. Starting on the pole was key in the Main as I was able to get away cleanly and keep things smooth for the entire 8-minutes and was able to follow up the TQ with a Win.

Running Pro-Line Positrons and Electrons Read the rest of this entry »

READ Posted by: Pro-Line Graphics Team in Factory Team, Race Events

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The long Super Seven Series (SSS) which kicked off on April 1st and covered six months wrapped up this month.

I ended up 1st in E-Buggy with my XRAY XB8e Running Pro-Line SwitchBlades and 2nd in 4wd SCT on Blockades and Calibers. Read the rest of this entry »

READ Posted by: Kevin Thomas in Factory Team, Race Events

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The highlight of the second quarter was finishing 7th overall in the 4WD SCT division at the 10th Annual Pyscho Nitro Blast. I didn’t reach the podium but it was my best showing at a major/national caliber race. It helped jumped the second quarter and things have been going really well with podium finishes at all regional trophy races.

The only race I am behind submitting a race report on is the Stars and Stripes Race (7/8/2017). I took the TQ and Win with my 4WD SCT using Pro-Line M3 Blockades, and a Pro-Line Fusion body. It was the last race before a huge thunderstorm rolled in and rained out the other mains, Pro Nitro and Pro E-Buggy.

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READ Posted by: Pro-Line Graphics Team in Factory Team, Race Events

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I had this race circled on my calendar for several months as it was my home track’s big summer race. Unfortunately, the event was cut short by a rain storm but we were able to squeeze in three rounds of qualifying on Day 1. The rain began shortly after the qualifiers and lasted into the night so we were unable to run the scheduled Mains on Sunday. It was a bit of a bummer for sure but overall the event was still a positive.

Ran Pro-Line Blockades and Fugitives

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READ Posted by: Pro-Line Graphics Team in Factory Team, Race Events

Summer-Shootout

I took a break from my studies and made the 3-hour trip to Charlotte (Mooresville), North Carolina to attend Speed RC’s Summer Shootout on their outdoor track.

I ran E-Buggy and 4WD SCT, while also taking advantage of their indoor track in between rounds to get a little extra wheel time with my XRay XB4 Buggy. Overall it was a really good day as I was able to TQ and take the Win in the 4WD SCT class and earned a spot in the Pro E-Buggy A-Main.

Ran Pro-Line Fusion Body, Blockade and Fugitive Tires Read the rest of this entry »

READ Posted by: Kevin Thomas in Factory Team, Race Events

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I am getting the ultimate test in time management as I attempt to juggle a loaded RC racing schedule with summer school for the MBA program in addition to my full-time job. So far it has been going fairly well with podium finishes at both races.

In order to attend Zoo City’s trophy race I had to stay up until 1am Friday night studying while my wife, Miranda handled the packing and pre-race responsibilities. Miranda and I got creative while I towed the trailer to the track I also dictated my homework answers to her and she typed them up.  So definitely a team effort, that allowed me to attend and participate at Zoo City’s trophy race this past Saturday.

I decided to run three of the four classes offered so the hectic schedule continued through the race day.  I finished 1st with my Pro-Line PRO-2 SC Truck in 2WD SCT, 2nd in 4WD SCT and 5th with XRAY XB8E in E-Buggy.

I ran Pro-Line SwitchBlades, Calibers, and Flo-Tek Fusion Read the rest of this entry »

READ Posted by: Pro-Line Graphics Team in Factory Team, Race Events

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I started off the Super Seven Series at Thunder Alley strong taking 1st place in the E-Buggy division with my XRAY XB8e that was equipped with Pro-Line SwitchBlades (M3).

I also took 2nd place in this weekend’s featured class, 4WD SCT. As a result, I received a $30 cash payout, which was a nice bonus and helped offset some of the costs.  It was a great way to start this year’s series as I collected valuable points that are sure to be in high demand as the series progresses.  Read the rest of this entry »

READ Posted by: Pro-Line Graphics Team in Factory Team

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The 2017 Palmetto Classic drew over 200 racers from several states so the competition was very high. Once again Brent Densford and the Beach RC crew put on an amazing event and designed a fun track that had great flow.

I spent Friday practicing and originally planned to run three buggy classes; however, I unfortunately miscalculated my tire inventory and had to scale back to only two buggy classes. I settled on four classes in total, I ran 13.5 and Mod 4WD Buggy along with 2WD and 4WD Short Course.

Ran Pro-Line PRO-2 SC Truck with Pro-Line Electron SC in MC Compound Read the rest of this entry »

READ Posted by: Pro-Line Graphics Team in Factory Team, Race Events

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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.

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READ Posted by: Pro-Line Graphics Team in Factory Team, Race Events