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Kevin Palmer at 2016 Dirt Nitro Challenge on Pro-Line LockDowns and Suppressors

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I would like to thank the following people.  The Tessmann family, Kevin Palmer, Mark Schroeder, Ron Schuur, Dennis and Gayle Palmer.  My sponsors HB HPI Racing, Pro-line Racing, AMain.com, Protek RC, Hobbywing, VP Racing Fuels, Ogio, Maddox Designs and Reds Air Brush Designs.

Kevin Went with Pro-Line X3 LockDowns in Buggy and Pro-Line X3 Suppressors in Truggy

Now jumping into racing.   

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Seeding and Practice :

Wednesday was practice and seeding.  My practice and seeding went well in Nitro Truggy my D8T TE was great from the start.. It was also E-Buggy practice I had not had much time in this car actually only 2 battery packs the weekend before. the d815e was awesome so easy to drive made for a great seeding for me. I seeded in the A qualifier for both cars. I missed the setup on my Nitro Buggy and I seeded in the C-qualifier.


Thursday was E-Buggy and Nitro Truggy qualifying.  My D8TTE and D815E were awesome all day long.  After qualifying I top qualified Expert Nitro Truggy and in Expert E-Buggy I qualified 5th in the A-Main.
Friday was qualifying for Buggy.  In my first qualifier I flamed out at the end.  The next two qualifiers were good but were not good enough to get me in the A-Main.  Which qualified me  2nd in the B-Main.
Saturday was mains for e buggy and Nitro Truggy .  As the day went on, the track was getting rough with holes and big bumps.  My expert e buggy main was 10 minutes long.

Ron Schuur from Hobbywing did some adjustments to my ESC and installed a new motor and the changes where great!  At the start of my expert E-Buggy Main I had some issues.  I started 5th and finished 6th and my Hobbywing motor and ESC gave me a lot of power and my Protek RC 5000 mah battery lasted all 10 minutes.

I also went with Pro-Line LockDowns in X3 compound  they worked great..

My expert Truggy A-Main started off real rough I feel all the way to 9th from TQ but I came back  to 2nd only finishing .08 off of first place. My Protek RC motor and servos gave me plenty of power to finish 2nd in the expert Truggy A-Main.

My rubber of choice was the Pro-Line X3 Suppressors knowing that I would get good tires wear and was able to push for all the 30 minutes. 

Sunday Nitro Buggy Mains day:
I starting 2nd in the expert buggy B-Main and after 20-minutes I just held my poistion making sure to move on to the A main by finishing in 2nd place.  In the A main I started 14th and after a couple of laps I was in the top 5.  I battled on with my Hot Bodies D815 powered by a Protek RC Samurai on Pro-Line X3 suppressors, and I finished 3rd.
I would especially like to thank the Dirt Crew for building an awesome track. Overall this was a great week of racing.

-Kevin Palmer