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2014 Awesome August at Fastlane Raceway

Fastlane RC Raceway

Awesome August 2014


I made the trip to Fastlane Raceway for their Awesome August 2014, this was the last outdoor 1/8 scale race for them. The turnout was lower than expected but the competition didn’t suffer. I raced both my nitro and electric Xray XB8’s. The track layout was very fun and challenging, but the surface was so grooved and butter smooth, it reminded me of my on-road racing days. With little to no dust and a deep blue groove, every tire I tried worked well. Throughout the day I ran M3 and X3 Holeshots, X3 Lockdowns, and X3 Blockades.

Qualifying went well for me. I was able to put in top 3 runs with both cars. Also I was able to put in TQ runs in both nitro and electric in the last round of qualifying. After the qual points were added up, I started 3rd in elec, and 2nd in nitro.

For the mains I stuck with X3 Blockades as they were the most consistent on the hot blue grooved track surface.

In my nitro main, I battled for the lead all throughout the full 30-min final. My consistent laps and not making any mistakes was the key for winning the main. My Blockades allowed me to have the speed I needed, and lasted long enough to give me consistent grip throughout my race to take the win. In electric, I was in the hunt for a podium spot, until my batteries gave up halfway through my main. So I ended up with a DNF in elec.


Overall it was a great race weekend. Both my cars worked great, and my Pro-Line tires never let me down. I would like to say thanks to all my sponsors for the 2014 season,

Pro-Line, Byrons Fuel, Castle Creations, Airtronics, Xray, Rcamerica, Hudy, Lutz R/C, Boom R/C, and a special thanks to Riggs designs for the awesome paint work.