This past weekend we attended the Sworkz challenge at the beautiful Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA. This is one of the most amazing RC facilities in the world, AMain Hobbies and Kevin Jelich did an awesome job in preparing the facility and the Track. This race attracted over 200 entries, the track surface itself was prepared in a way that gave the track it’s own unique personality, although the surface was very smooth it was very abrasive and traction varied from medium to high grip.
Friday was open practice which allowed us to get our D815 and D8TTE dialed in to the track and surface. Saturday we had 3 rounds of qualifying, the first 2 rounds in qualifying went flawlessly and I was able to take TQ honors in both Pro Buggy and Pro Truck. In Q3 for both classes we decided to try different setups and tires to test and prepare for the upcoming nationals. Sunday the mains were run, this gave us all day to work on the cars, while keeping an eye on the track to see if any changes to our setup would be needed.
The Buggy Main came first, even though I started on pole, Drew Moller and Ryan Lutz would make the race very interesting, both of them taking over the lead at different points of the race, but in the end I was able to make a gap and take the win in the 45-minute A-Main. The Truggy Main went considerably better, I was able to slowly pull away from the pack and take the win. Once again all of my equipment performed flawlessly, I would like to thank all of my sponsors who make this possible.