The weekend of October 19th, Rotors, Rudders and Wheels hosted the 1st Annual Florida Outdoor Off-Road Championships in Belleview, Florida and Pro-Line’s young trio (Landen Lewis, Tilar Pollack, and Cody Wiles) were in attendance.
Overall Team Pro-Line had 4 TQs and 4 Wins and 4 2nds and 3 3rd place finishes, giving Team Pro-Line 11 Podium Finishes for the Weekend!
Read on to see what Tilar and Landen have to say about their performance, the products they used and how it feels to be a winner! Great work team!
From Pro-Line Driver Tilar Pollack:
Dad and I made the 2 hour Trip north to Bellview Florida to the RRW race facility. Friday was practice and the Track crew was still working on the track when we arrived around 1pm. We set up Pits with Fellow Pro-Line Team Mates Brian and Landen Lewis. This weekend was the debut of my new TKi3 E buggy. We finally got to hit the track and it was slick and dusty so the right tire choice was going to be very important. We got to run Stadium truck and E-buggy for a few practice runs. The cars were pretty good but seemed a little soft for the bigger jumps so we made some Spring and shock oil adjustments and cars were a lot better. We also switched to M4 tire compounds to get more grip on the slick track.
With over 100 entries it was setting up to be a fun day. Up first was Stadium truck and I set pace with a super fast run to set the early TQ. Next up was E-buggy, my first race with my New TKi3 and it was awesome! I finished 2nd in my heat and had a 4 for the round. Rd 2 came around and I made no changes because both cars were really good. Unfortunately, I made a few mistakes in rd 2 in truck and and popped a ball cup but the 1st round TQ was good enough to hold up so I was overall TQ for the event. Rd 2 E-buggy was on rails and I finished 2nd again in my heat but moved up to 3rd overall.
Landen Lewis led the way in Mod Sc with a clean run and set the Tq pace to beat in Rd 2. Brian lewis had his St Sc on rails he was super fast and consistent from the sound of the horn took the easy win and set Tq as well. Cody Wiles wasted no time Taking the early lead and set a very fast pace in Nitro Truggy.
After a 15 minute break to set up and print mains I was TQ in Stock Truck and going 3rd of the Grid in Open Buggy. Well we got thru the first B-main of nitro buggy and Mother Nature had other ideas. It poured for a good 40 minutes and track was pretty soaked but still repairable and still very race worthy but the track crew decided to call the Race.
So I finished with a TQ and win in Stock Truck and Podium 3rd place in E-buggy. Team mates Cody Wiles took TQ for Nitro Truggy and 2nd in nitro buggy and E-buggy, Landen Lewis TQed in Mod Sc and took 2nd in Mod Stadium Truck. Brian Lewis Took TQ and the win in Stock SC. Gary Choosewood 2nd in Stock Sc, 3rd in Stock Truck and a 3rd in 4×4 Sc
From Pro-Line Driver Landen Lewis:
Landen Lewis was racing both Mod Short Course and Mod Stadium Truck. Landen was able to take the TQ in Mod Short Course but lost TQ in Mod Stadium Truck with some equipment failure on the last lap and ended up 2nd overall.
Landen and Brian Lewis Used:
M3 Holeshot all around on Sadium Truck and Short Course on F11 Rims
M4 Holeshots all around on E-buggy on Pro-Line rims
T4.2 Truck body and Flo-Tek Sc Bodies
Tilar Pollack competed in the Stock Stadium Truck class and took the overall TQ. Also, he was driving his new Kyosho TKIe for the first time in the Open 1/8th scale E-Buggy Class and qualified 3rd with it.
Tilar Pollack Used
EBuggy: M4 Holeshots on Pro-Line Rims
Cody Wiles represented by running all 1/8th scale in three classes: E-Buggy, Nitro Buggy, and Nitro Truggy.
Cody Wiles Used:
M3 Holeshot Tires on nitro and Ebuggy
M3 Blockades on Truggy
Pro-Line Bodies for Losi Buggy and Truggy
Unfortunately, after the two rounds of qualifying, rain set in and the mains were canceled. Awards were based off of qualifying and that meant the young trip would be bringing home a lot of hardware.
All three Drivers would like to personally thank Daniel Adams and the entire team at Pro-Line for their support.