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 »
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.
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This past weekend was the inaugural Desert Classic race held at Hobby Action RC Raceway in Arizona. Larry Tom and his staff truly have made an amazing facility with everything a racer could want.
The layout for the race was brand new and it was a bit different than the normal track surface. The grip was a lot lower than you would expect from an indoor track, there was clay in the surface but also a lot of aggregate as well, that would keep coming to the surface as the cars went around the track. For me it was quite challenging as well as for many others but it was a pleasant change from what seems to be the norm these days of carpet and super high clay, more what I would call real off-road dirt racing.
Ty Ran Pro-Line Positrons Front and Rear on his 4WD Buggy Read the rest of this entry »
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.
Travis ran Pro-Line Electrons and Positrons on his Buggy Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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This past weekend I participated in my first Reedy Race Of Champions, held at OCRC Raceway, and it was a blast.
I ran Open 4WD and Open 2WD Buggy. Wednesday was practice for the Open Drivers. Thursday was the first day on the controlled tires and everyone got 1 practice round and then 2 rounds of seeding. I seeded 4th in the C-Main qualifier in 2wd and 3rd in the a qualifier in 4WD. Friday and Saturday were qualifying. There were 3 rounds of qualifying on Friday and 1 round on Saturday. In the 4wd qualifying round 1, I had a good qualifier with a couple mistakes to finish 3rd for the round.
Pro-Line Positrons were the Tire for Buggy! Read the rest of this entry »
40+ Overall Podium with my AE teammate and great friend Jack Leighan
Round 2 of the Northwest Indoor Series (NIS) was held at Tacoma RC Raceway (TRCR) in Tacoma, Washington on Sunday December 18th, 2016. With hundreds of entries consistently, the NIS is the premier 1:10 off-road regional series in the Northwest United States.
Products used: Electron 2WD Front and Positron MC Rear Tires, Velocity Wheels, B6 Predator Body, Front Wing W/Aluminum Mount and 6.5″ Champions wing Read the rest of this entry »
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!
My MC Pro-Line Electron and Positron Tires were glued to the track Read the rest of this entry »