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P-L Driver John Bernard Wins Final Round of Force Series on Pro-Line X2 Buck Shots


The final round of the Force Series brought us to Mills Pond RC Speedway. It was a great layout and challenging surface that definitely rewarded consistency. We ran 3 rounds of qualifying on Saturday and topped it off with a 45-minute Nitro A-Main and triple Electric A-Mains on Sunday.

Traction changed throughout the day ranging from medium bite to really high bite and back to medium again. You needed to study the conditions race to race to make the best choice. The Pro-Line Team Drivers were a big help in making the right Tire selections.

My Tires of choice for the event were M4 Hole Shots early on. When traction came back I would switch to X3 Hole Shots on E-Buggy and X2 Buck Shots on the Nitro Buggy.

After 3 rounds of qualifying, I would put my Tekno NB48.4 4th on the grid of the Pro Nitro Buggy A-Main and my Tekno EB48.4 4th on the Pro E-Buggy A-Main grid.

Every E-Buggy Main would be down to the wire finishes. After the points were totaled I would end up taking third overall on a tie-break.


My strategy for the Nitro Main was consistency, patience, and 9-minute stops. The plan paid off as I would take the lead for the 3rd time 30-minutes in and hold it for rest of the 45-minute Main. My X2 Buck Shots were excellent on the rough dusty surface and showed hardly any wear.

I would like to thank Brian Lewis again for the opportunity and the support so far this season.

John Bernard