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P-L Driver Mike Dana Podiums at NIS RD 3 on Pro-Line Positrons


Jan 29th, 2017 was the 3rd Round of the Northwest Indoor Series held on the high grip clay at Scott Brown’s Tacoma RC Raceway.  The mid-way point of the five round series, 120+ entries were battling for not only race day wins but establishing leads in series points as well.

In 2WD I ran Pro-Line Electron Fronts and Positron RearsLayout-1024x423

As it seems I’m always trying new setup stuff on my Team Associated B6D, the beginning of this event was no different.  Running both 2w Mod and 40+ 2w gave me lots of track time.  Playing with chassis settings to get the optimum out of my Pro-Line Electron 2wd front and Positron rear MC compound tires would happen all throughout practice and three rounds of qualifying.  By the time qualifying was over, I had secured my spot in the ultra-competitive 2w Mod A-Main starting 8th and earned TQ in the 40+ class.  While I found some interesting settings along the way, I had to lock down on the experimentation for the mains and go back to my more typical setup.


In 2WD I suffered from a couple mistakes and traffic in A1 & A3 with A2 being my only clean run.  A tenth place finish is pretty rough, especially starting from 8th and being capable of a top 5-6.

2w A1 2w A2 2w A3

In 40+ I would score a win in A2 after finishing second to Kyosho’s Roger Seim in A1 and take the battle for the overall win into A3.  All was going well as Roger and I were staying within 2-3 car lengths of each other through the halfway point of the race.  If we stayed clean, it was going to come down to the last lap – it was going to be GREAT!  But, I misjudged a tricky angled step-up, clipped a pipe and got stuck against a pole as Roger motored off into the distance and a well-deserved victory.  While victory was at hand, I have to be ok with second and move on to Round 4 tied in series points with Roger holding the tie-breaker with two wins to my one on the season.

40+ A1 40+ A2 40+ A3

Next up, (going international!!!) is the Conquer the Carpet Indoor Off-Road Challenge hosted by Outlaw RC in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada February 4-5th, 2017.

Mike Dana