Adam Drake Wins JBRL Rd. 5!

Wild West Raceway in Winchester, Ca hosted round 5 of the JBRL Niro Series last weekend.  It was a great turnout with over 125 entries.  Adam Drake was the top qualifier in nitro buggy, but suffered a flameout during a pitstop and fought his way back to third.  Drake took the victory in electric buggy followed by Jared Wiggens and C.J Jelin.  

Electric Buggy:

Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition buggy.

Tekin RX8 GEN3 and Tekin T8 GEN3 1900 KV motor.

Joe Bornhorst wins 2019 ROAR 1/8 Electric Title!

This years ROAR 1/8 Electric Nationals was held at Adrenaline RC Raceway in Winchester, Virginia which was luckily only a 5 hour drive for me. I made the drive down on Tuesday to finish getting things prepped and then practice started on Wednesday. From the first time on the track I felt very comfortable with all of my cars and knew I was going to have a good shot at racing for the titles.

Throughout seeding and qualifying it became quite clear that where you started in the main events was going to be crucial because there was not very many passing opportunities on this layout, so clean runs and good points were a must. At the end of qualifying, I ended up in the TQ spot in Truggy, 4th in SCT and 7th in Buggy after some really close runs with the rest of the drivers in attendance. 

For the mains, we had Triple A Mains on tap for all 3 classes. For Buggy starting in 7th, I knew I was going to have to be pretty aggressive to make anything happen results wise. I tried my best, but with some rough luck I was only able to end up 8th overall. In SCT, I had some really good races with both Tebo and Lutz and was able to grab the last podium spot in 3rd. In Truggy, I was able to take advantage of my TQ spot and put in two clean runs in A1 and A2 to take the wins and grab my 2nd ROAR National Championship!

Overall, it was a great weekend for me and I’m proud of my results. Thank you to all of the companies that back me and allow me to do my job to the best of my ability!

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