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JConcepts race report

 

4th Annual Canadian International Championships



DSC_1731I made my way to Ottawa Canada for the 4th annual Canadian International Championships held at Sutton Aviation Raceway. The owner Billy Sutton has an aviation repair service located on a regional airfield. Next to his hanger is the location of the RC track. In the past years I have seen photos of the complex, so I had a good idea of what I was in for. But in reality, it exceeded my expectations. A very unique venue would be an understatement. The track is located under a large tent. As in small Circus size tent. Not a rental, Sutton purchased the tent to cover the track the entire summer months of the race season for his weekly club races along with the Saturday event and a Sunday open practice for new drivers, which is proving to be a successful program. When the long winter and snow cover comes, he removes the tent cover and starts off the next Spring with a fresh layout and another racing season.

The track is a good size for 1/10th. Approximately 140 x 60 with a good amount of elevation changes makes for a fun track and a challenge for the drivers on hand. This year’s layout had some technical sections that would ruin your laptime with a mistake. So being fast and consistent for the entire 5 minutes would be key for a good run.

Pitting was another pleasure. Located track side inside the hangar, tables, chairs, and power were there for all. With clean concrete floors, a nice atmosphere and friendly racers, kept the building a buzz with bench racing stories and what changes to make for a better run. Throw in the fact that it was about 30% French definitely gave it an International feel.

The Unique Canadian format was a change from the norm. All 2Wheel vehicles were ran first. Buggy, Stadium Truck and SCT. Starting on Friday evening with 2 rounds and finishing the next 2 rounds in the morning. Then it was on to the 4Wheel classes of buggy SCT and 1/8th. With the focus on only one car at a time was a change of pace from other programs. The last few races of round 4 was finished up on Sunday morning and it was main event time. Only 1 bump was allowed into the A main, so the B mains were ran first to allow time for preparation for the Triple A’s. All lower mains had 2 bumps with a locked in 8 car field. Again with the 2Wheel divisions running first. A Canadian twist to the Triple A format, the second A main will be an inverted starting grid, almost eliminating the common A1, A2 win scenario.

2Wheel Buggy had TQ Damian Lamy from Canada on the poll followed by Washington’s Michael Schoettler both on JConcepts Bar Codes in Green compound. At the tone the train followed for a few laps, then a mistake by Lamy gave the lead to Schoettler who took the win. A2 with the invert had Schoettler and Lamy in tandem working their way through the field. At the mid way point the two had made it to the front, this time Schoettler making the mistake giving the young Canadain the lead from the number 10 starting spot. Calm and cool he closed out the deal with the win and applause from the crowd on a job well done.

Going into A3 all eyes were at the front to see who would take the overall. With an early bobble from Schoettler Damian Lamy took control with a wire to wire win, and the class championship followed by Alex Miller with two strong 2nds and Michael Schoettler with the final step on the podium.

Truck had Michael Schoettler on the poll with Damian Lamy in 2nd. This time Schoettler wasn’t going to give up the chance, and after a good battle in A1 with Schoettler getting the win. In A2 the two worked their way up from the back of the grid and into the lead early with Schoettler never looking back for the class victory followed by Lamy. JConcepts with the 2nd class win.

SCT had TQ John Walentia from Washington with his JConcepts equipped SC10 on point. Winning A1 and A3 to take the Championship over a spirited battle with Toddie Anderson from Massachusetts.

4Wheel Buggy had Canadian Damian Lamy back in action, and back on pole. With a huge lead in A1 an issue dropped Damian out of the race. With the pressure on, the youngster laid down 2 strong runs to take the class win, and the 4th for JConcepts.

Pro 4 had TQ Matt Olsen from California with his MIP/JConcepts truck set on kill. With strong runs and patience through traffic, Olson was able to seal the deal and take the top step.

With 346 entries and racers from all around North America, this event is a great one to attend. The Sutton Raceway crew ran a perfect program and the facility is top notch. Friendly people and a great atmosphere make this an amazing event to attend.

Thanks go out to all of the racers who made this a great weekend. The host and crew for a great event. And for all of the fun that was had by all. Even if my French was rusty…or non existent.

 

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JConcepts race report

 

2014 JBRL Nitro Round 4



During the weekend of July 25-26, the JConcepts team made a quick trip to Chula Vista, CA for the competitive JBRL nitro series. Ryan Maifield debuted his TLR 1:8th vehicles to a smashing success by TQing all 3 classes of Pro competition. The JConcepts equipped TLR vehicles had the fastest laps and overall times in both nitro classes to edge the likes of Drew Moller, Adam Drake, Cody King and Ryan Cavalieri. Hybrids in blue compound on the buggy and Stackers in blue on the truggy provided an immediate grippy feel on the somewhat wet Heritage Park R/C surface.

With a fresh set of tires mounted in the 1:8th truck class, Maifield sprung out of the gate quickly and opened a lead over TLR team mate Adam Drake. A small mistake by Drake allowed Ryan to pull away from the field and attempt his first pit stop. With the crew getting him in and out at around the 9:30 mark, Ryan still had plenty of work to do to remain in the lead. Pushing the truck and allowing the Stackers to dig in, Ryan put down some NovaRossi power and gapped the 2nd place driver enough to cautiously cruise home to a stellar result. A finishing splash and go on fuel gave the pits a little relief as Ryan cruised the last 2 minutes still running mid 37 second laps to the finish line.

Thanks to Jimmy Babcock, Heritage R/C Park and the many volunteers that brought out the best in 1:8th competition.

 

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Team Losi Racing Cab Forward Body, 8IGHT 3.0

 

Team Losi Racing Cab Forward Body, 8IGHT 3.0



The 1/8 Nitro 8IGHT 3.0 Cab Forward body was designed to give the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0 buggy more down force and better stability on the straight-away and over jumps. This is the first body to have an optional rear fin that is removable and will give the buggy an increase in side-bite when installed.

Cab Forward Design – Better overall down force, improving steering and overall stability

Optional Rear Fin – Provides more tuning options by giving the 8IGHT 3.0 more side-bite. Proper mounting hardware is included
Window Mask – A quick and easy solution to mask windows for painting

Pre-Cut Body – The cab forward 8IGHT 3.0 body comes completely trimmed allowing for easy mounting.

 

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XRAY race report

 

XB8 wins Spanish Regionals R4



Final results

1. Cristian Villar – XRAY XB8
2. Alberto Neira
3. Javier Fernández
4. José Porto
5. Christian Abad
6. David González
7. Pedro Cespon
8. Francisco Javier Osuna
9. Óscar Álvarez – XRAY XB8
10. José Miguel Mato

You can find the full report here

 

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JConcepts Dirt Webs in Red compound

 

JConcepts new release - Dirt Webs in Red compound

Debuted at the 2014 Cactus Classic, the JConcepts Red Compound was the speedy compound used with success in the modified and stock classes. The new outdoor compound labeled as “soft - outdoor” works alongside the blue, however, it is much more friendly in warm / hot conditions as seen at outdoor events. In the hot weather, red compound gets drivers up to speed quickly providing more stability and better reaction for quicker laps. The red is not a replacement for any compound but used as an alternative in warm and hot weather conditions and abrasive tracks.

About Dirt Webs –

During 2012, legendary tire builder, Brian Kinwald, came up with a hand-made tire design. After testing at indoor tracks around the country, qualifying results during the 2012 Hot Rod Shootout and working together with JConcepts designer Jason Ruona, the Dirt Webs tire was born. Production tire versions debuted during the 2013 IFMAR World Championships at Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA, where Ryan Maifield used the front tire to his advantage during the A-Final events taking the fastest lap times on his way to a 3rd overall podium finish in the 2wd class.

The tread, originally based on the popular Pressure Points tire design connects uniformly positioned Web-Bars to create an amazingly stable tire. The Dirt Webs, the ultimate Bar-Tire, relies heavily on the Web-treatment for massive forward acceleration; however, the design does not stop there. Inside the supported bar portion rests horizontal and vertical alternating bars which help balance side-bite and backs up the Web-Bars to help minimize wear. Down in the corners, small Pressure Point sized pins break-in quickly providing surface area for specialty indoor racing and also lend a helping hand to stabilize the tire in extreme high-grip conditions.

The outer edges feature a single rib on each side which proves extra side-bite during heavy cornering and side-loading characteristics. The Dirt Web thread sits on the proven “Bar Code” tire carcass giving the tire a low-profile, wide-body appearance allowing clipped tread to extend all the way to the outer edges. The carefully shaped profile allows a great balance of monster forward traction and comfortable side-bite. Available in multiple compounds, the Dirt Webs can easily be matched to any track conditions ranging from indoor clay, indoor dirt to outdoor hard-packed or treated clay or dirt.

Features:
· JConcepts original tread, available in multiple compounds
· Designed in conjunction with Brian Kinwald and Jason Ruona
· Connected Web-bars for stability / forward grip
· Horizontal and vertical bars for side-bite
· Pressure Point pins adds surface area
· 2.2” bead mounting size for compatibility
· Carefully shaped carcass = forward traction
· Includes firm And-1 foam inserts

 

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