Finally home and rested from the 2017 Dirt Nitro Challenge. Had a pretty up and down week of racing with a lot of bad luck. I would have really good E-Buggy qualifying on the rough track which would position me in the B-Main of Pro E-Buggy. And in pro nitro buggy, it seemed like I couldn’t catch a break. I would have transponder issues in Q1 and break on the final lap in Q3 which would put me in a pretty low Main come Sunday.
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Top Gun Shootout, SDRC- San Diego
Finally home and rested from the 2016 Top Gun Shootout at SDRC in San Diego. With 2 days of practice I would have plenty of time getting my cars dialed in for Saturday. I would run mod 2WD and 4WD Buggy along with 4×4 SCT thanks to the guys at Tekno!
Another year of the NCSOS series (Northern California Southern Oregon Series) has come and gone. The last round would be held at Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, California. I would run pro nitro buggy along with E-Buggy. With everything working great in qualifying, I would TQ every round in both classes.
I made the 3-hour drive up to Medford, Oregon, for the 2nd round of the yearly NCSOS series. The 2nd round of the series would be held at Crown Raceway, just outside of Medford, Oregon located on Chad Paris’ property. This meant for some real off-road racing! I would end up practicing all day Friday and was able to start with a good base setup for all of my cars. Tires would play the biggest role in setup, once I found the right tires my cars were dialed for racing on Saturday. With 60 entries and around 20 E-Buggies, I knew it would be for some good competition.
Feeling confident going into qualifying, I would go ahead and TQ all three rounds of qualifying in the E-Buggy class for the overall going into the triple A-Main events. It would be almost the same way for Pro Nitro Buggy, I would be on a TQ run but unfortunately my tires would come unglued and end my race. Luckily I would have good runs in my last two qualifiers putting me as the overall TQ.
After a long hiatus from 1:10 racing to focus more on 1:8 due to the upcoming worlds, I decided it was time to get some 1:10 wheel time in. After the long 4.5 hour drive south to San Jose, we finally arrived at the track. (NorCal Hobbies) I would run 2 classes, 4WD Buggy and Mod 2WD Buggy. On practice day, I was struggling with setup, the track provided very unique conditions from what I was used to. It would be SUPER high bite clay paired with massive jumps and tight 180’s. Going into qualifying I still wasn’t happy as I could’ve been with my cars. Luckily they would run 4 rounds of rocket round qualifying, which meant they would only take your one fastest qualifier and that would seed you into your main. With this style of qualifying, I didn’t have to worry as much about every round of quals and focus on one good run once I got my cars dialed in.
Had a great time at the Memorial Day Shootout at CVR Raceway!
I decided to run my Tekno NB48.3 Nitro Buggy and EB48.3 Electric Buggy. I would arrive at the track Friday afternoon for some practice, with how similar the track conditions were to my home track, I ended up not having to change a single thing for the setups. I would have some good luck in qualifying taking the TQ in E-Buggy and starting 2nd in the Pro Nitro Buggy Main. I would finish 2nd right behind Phillip Atondo.
I made a good decision on Tires and would have a good start and almost had a flawless race, I would take the win.
Had a great time at the first round of the NCSOS series held at Silver Dollar Raceway. I would end up TQ’ing 2 of the 3 rounds in Pro Nitro Buggy which would put me as overall TQ. E-Buggy qualifying didn’t go quite as I would of hoped, I ended up 3rd going into the Main. I made a few more changes before the A1 Main and was way better! I ended up taking the win by 10-seconds over 2nd place. Read the rest of this entry »
Finally I am home from the 2016 Silver State race! I would arrive in Vegas late Wednesday afternoon to setup camp and prepare for Thursdays open practice. After a good nights rest I was ready for Practice day! It came to my surprise that the track crew had put on a glue like substance on the track to hold the dirt together as well as increase traction. After watching a few guys ahead of me run, I instantly realized that the track had a insane amount of traction! We ended up completely changing my setup on both of my cars before I even went on the track to accommodate the traction. As practice day went on I become pretty comfortable with the layout, I still had to get used to the traction but I felt confident going into qualifying on Friday.
Once again it was Friday night which meant it was club racing at Outback Raceway in Chico, CA. I decided to run my Mod 2WD B5M and my mod 4WD XB4. This would also be the first race on the new layout, which was very technical track.
This past Saturday I once again took the long 5-hour trip down to CVR Raceway in Madera, California for the Toys for Tots Race. I arrived at the track early Saturday morning, they did not change the track layout from the past race so I felt good with the track from the get go. I decided to try some new things on the shock setup, after my first practice run in the morning, I knew the cars were even better than they were the last time! I once again decided to run my NB48.3 Nitro Buggy as well as my EB48.3 E-Buggy. There ended up being 2 full heats of 9 cars each in E-Buggy and 1 full heat of Pro Nitro Buggy.
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