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Buddy Blacksmith SWEEPS at Traction Raceway on Pro-Line IONs


08/28/14 San Jacinto, CA– Buddy “Papa Budman” Blacksmith hit the track at Traction RC in Reno, NV following the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on Sunday. While at the Lucas track, Buddy did an on-line search for RC tracks in the area, came across Traction RC. After checking out their webpage, he decided a trip there before heading home was on the agenda. Buddy makes it a habit to always be prepared at any given time by loading up his RC gear and taking it with him on trips.

Once there he got the news that they were racing that day so he decided to sign up! He entered the 2WD Mod SC class and got ready to hit the track!


In his first heat, he led all the way to finish in 1st place.  In heat 2 Buddy started in 1st position but bobbled right at the start and ended up in 2nd place.  In heat 3 Buddy started in 2nd place and the leader took a spill so he was able to make the pass and take 1st.  That set Buddy up for the Double A-Mains starting in 2nd position.

In the A1-Main, Buddy ran second all the way up to about ½ ways through the race when he passed the leader and took over 1st place, holding the lead until the end.

In the A2-Main Buddy again started in the number 2 position and took the hole shot for the lead.  He continued to lead the entire race taking 1st overall for the evening.

PRO-2 Setup Sheet


“I have to thank Pro-Line for the PRO-2, it worked flawless and MC IONS were hooked up and very consistent.”

“Also the Atomic RED motor with the Venom shorty battery had plenty of power from start to finish in both 8-minute mains. I also have to thank all of my other sponsors as well, they always support me in such a huge way; Team Associated, Rigid, Black Rhino, RacerX, Papaian Enterprises!” Buddy said.

Buddy Blacksmith is sponsored by: Pro-Line, Venom, Atomic, Team Associated, Kal-Gard, Rigid Industries.