Norcal hobbies hosted the Northern California Belts Race Championship with over 120 entries located in San Jose, Ca. Tekin driver Mason Eppley would make the treck and attend this race. He would take Rd4 of the rocket round qualifying with his Tekin powered Xray. Tragedy would occur in his 2wd buggy grenading the ilder gear with no spare to be found ending his run in 2wd buggy.
Eppley In A1, would have a perfect race and almost lap the field as well as setting track record for overall time and fast lap with a 13.9. A2 would be similar, Eppley would traction roll early in the race causing a great battle between himself and Rudy Rico. Unfortunately right after Mason would pass Rudy for the lead, he would break and Eppley would take the win in A2 lapping the field and securing the overall win in 4wd buggy! Eppley chose the Tekin RSX Esc and Redline Gen3 motor to power his Xray XB4.