On another amazing weekend here in the sunshine state, Pro-Line tires were used to dust the competition. On October 10th and 11th the first race of the new Florida State Off-Road Series took place at Triple Nickel Raceway in Bartow, Florida. As usual the Sun was blazing hot and the competition even hotter. 130+ entries showed out for the race and it was destined to be one for the ages. The Bartow track is one of the most challenging tracks in the state of Florida because it takes both a driver that can adapt to lap-to-lap track changes and the right tire choice. The track is made of clay with a high sand content so it gets grooved up but quickly disintegrates causing holes to form in the faces of jumps, braking zones, and other random potholes sprinkled in.
In the most prestigious class of the series, 1/8th Pro Buggy, Pro-lines own Billy Easton laid the wood from the very first tone. Billy TQ’d every round of qualifying and won the main by an astonishing 3-Laps over the next closest competitor. Not only did he win but he did it with an 11 year old Thunder Tiger S2. After the race Billy attributed his win to picking the right tire for the conditions and using pro-lines new closed cell foam technology.
1/8th Pro Results
2. JR Mitch
Recent news here in the state of Florida has been about how great the new VTR Caliber Truggy tires are. In the Pro truggy A-Main there were more trucks on Pro-Line Calibers than any other manufacturer. Bart Collins and Sean Kersten used theirs to put in fantastic drives giving them podium finishes to start of the year off right. The truggy race came right down to the last lap of the 30 minute final and in the end Sean and Bart finished a respectable 2nd and 3rd respectively. Also of great note, truggy newcomer Louis Perez used the new caliber tires to vault his Mugen to the lead in the early goings of the race. He lead for 3 minutes before motor issues ensued.
1/8th Pro Truggy Results
1. Jr Mitch
All in all it was another great race by one of the largest series here in the United States. Everyone had a great time and the FSORS crew did a great job keeping everything moving throughout the weekend
Look out for results from the next race on November 7th and 8th at the infamous Lake Park track in Tampa, FL