“In the main the top 5 in quals were only 8 seconds apart. The main started off really well and my OFNA teammate and I were able to get away from the field early and were starting to pull away. I made a mistake under the bridge section and it took the marshal a few seconds to get to me and that dropped me back to about 5th spot. I knew I had a lot of time left so I put that behind me and started hitting my marks and making a charge. When I got to 3rd I could see the top 2 were starting to battle it out and if I could get to them I would be able to make my moves while they were racing each other. I caught them with about 4 minutes to go and stayed right there with them until about 3 minutes to go. I made a move on the leaders and went to the inside of both of them coming onto the straight and was able to out power them down the straight and take the lead. Once I got to the lead they were still battling it out and then they tangled under the bridge section. That allowed me to get away from the rest of the field and cruise for the last 2 minutes of the race and take the win. I was pumped with the win and to start the series off right. My OFNA/BCE Hyper 9e was awesome and really reacted to all the changes I made throughout the day. My Tekin Electronics and AKA tires allowed me the power and grip I needed all night and day to take the TQ honors and the A main win. The PT RC Racing Oils were awesome and gave me that smooth and consistent feel I needed throughout the day.
Thanks to all my sponsors for giving me the opportunity again this year to use your products. With my current program and sponsors I am confident that I have the best equipment on the market today to be a front runner everywhere I go this year. ” Mike Malott
“In Short Course I ran my DESC410R and it felt great! I didn’t touch it the entire day, just ran my one practice, two qualifiers, and the A-main. I was able to TQ every round of quals and take the victory in the A-main. For fun in the second qualifier I ran on the 1/8th layout (there was an option lane for the SC guys). I was only 1.4 seconds a lap on the 1/8th layout slower than my 1/8th buggy and truggy. My little DESC410R was flying – running the optional centre diff I was skying the huge hip jump with it and launching it off the back table top. It was a lot of fun and people were very impressed with its performance.” Ryan Lutz
The Series final would be 3 days of racing with some of the best talent around.
“Stock Foam sedan was excellent. Little bad luck in quals had me starting in 4th but finished in 1st. Making the winter season Champion in Stock Foam sedan me.. So a good winter of racing.. 10 week championship starting in OCT.
Mod 1/12th was a little light for turnout but still was some incredible talent pools with national ranked drivers. Took a early lead in the mod 1/12th and never looked back . Great ending to another Championship season for myself and Tekin.” words by Andrew Mowery
The 2011 Electric offroad nationals were held in the sunny Hawkes Bay on the East Coast of New Zealand over the weekend of April 1st ,2nd and 3rd. In total there were approximately 125 entries which is very good by New Zealand standards.
“I attended the 2011 RC Pro US Series Round 2 at Indy RC this past weekend and after coming from my wins from the Icebreaker and 2011 RC Pro Texas State Series Round 1.
Qualifying in electric was what I was hoping for by setting TQ in rounds 2,3, and 4. I also set the fastest overall round even over nitro buggy with an 11 5:13. As for nitro it was nothing but troubles here and there and was going to start off in 6th.
In the mains for electric I took the win in the first two mains by leading wire to wire from my TQ position with a dominate lead in round 1 by 17 seconds and round 2 by 15 with Team Associated’s Kraig Kruegar taking the second place spot. ” words by David Joor
TQ&1st - David Joor
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David Joor Tq’d the first three rounds in electric and nitro pro buggy securing Tq honors. He was also the only vehicle to break into the 11 lap realm and buggy to get into the 28 second lap times. David won all three of the electric mains.
1st- Martin Harison
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