This weekend was a bit of a double header at two tracks on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Thursday night I raced in a club race at Bumps & Jumps RC Speedway in Lewisberry, PA.
This is an indoor clay track with wooden jumps. It’s a tight layout with lots of hairpin turns and many technical aspects to it. The track is highly groomed and maintained by the staff at Bumps & Jumps and traction is extremely high. I qualify 2nd in the A-Main and just narrowly squeaked out the win by .7 seconds. I believe once I get my hands on some Pro-Line ION tires in Clay and M4 compounds I’ll be able to put more distance between first and second.
Friday night I raced in the HRP/Racer’s Edge Sponsored Race at Pit Stop Hobbies in Mount Joy, PA.
This is a medium sized outdoor track with a lot of tight turns. The track starts out with medium traction but as the round wears on, it becomes loose. I choice to run the Pro-Line Holeshot 2.0 M3 tires up front and the Pro-Line Caliber 2.0 M3 tires in the rear. I think this combination gave me the right amount of steering and traction to make fast consistent laps. Right before the first round I broke a rear A-arm. I managed to get it together just as my race was announced. I finished 2nd in my heat and 4th overall after the round was through.
Then in the second round my truck stopped steering to one direction. When I pulled it off I found that it had developed a flat spot in the metal gear servo I’m running. I still managed to finish 2nd in my race and made 7th position in the A-Main. I had to buy a new one in the shop and get it installed just before the A-Mains started. Even though I didn’t finish how I would like it was still a great night and the Pro-Line Tires certainly made wheeling my truck around the track even more enjoyable. I think I’ll try the Pro-Line Sniper M3 or even the Pro-Line Tazer M3 tires in the rear next time as I believe they will give more traction. RACE RESULTS