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Chris Blais goes 4 for 4!

Wed Night Thunder Short Course

Thunder Alley SC Racing


By Chris Blais

I decided to go out and try some Outdoor Shortcourse racing at Thunder Alley in Beaumont, CA.  They have Wednesday night Thunder Short Course Racing during the summer.  I took my Associated SC10 4X4 and my SC10 2wd to represent my local shop, Coyote Hobbies Victorville.  I spent an hour getting my car setup to work properly as this was my first time doing outdoor racing. 

I had the track down with my 4X4 and took both heat wins and the Top Qualifier (TQ).  I had a tough time with getting the 2wd to hook up but as the night progressed, my setup was moving in the right direction.  I qualified 2nd in 2wd Mod SC and took the win in the main and lapped the entire field in the 7-minute main.  Next up was the 4wd main.  I got out front and never looked back.  I ended up having a flawless run and took the win.  There was a few guys there from Pro-Line Racing that I beat that night.  I ended up getting invited to join the Pro-Line Racing team which was a great end to an already awesome night!   



Chris and Patty Blais at Thunder Alley Wed Night Thunder


Tonight was about the same as last week, except I was on my fresh Pro-Line tires and was joined by Coyote Hobbies owner, Dave Batta, and another high desert racer, Andrew Bascal.  I had a great night with my 4×4 and took both the TQ and main event wins.  Andrew finished 2nd in the 4×4 SC race representing Coyote Hobbies well.  I struggled again with my 2wd setup but was able to barely take the win over Mr. Lance Cambell.  We had a great race, bumped each other a few times and waited for one another to keep the battle going.  Dave ended up 4th place in the main and had a great time trying out something different.  We’re excited for the next race. 

Thanks to all my new sponsors:

Coyote Hobbies 

Pro-Line Racing