October 26-28, 2018
I attended the 2018 Masters of Dirt RC Championships at Beach RC & Hobbies. This was my 2nd year in a row attending this event and once again, Brent Densford and his crew at Beach RC provided a very competitive and technical layout to challenge all the racers. The event had 286 entries.
I chose to race 2wd Mod Buggy (24 entries), 4wd Mod Buggy (31 entries), and Stock 17.5 2wd Buggy (66 entries). For 2wd Mod Buggy and 4wd Mod Buggy I chose to use Pro-Line Racing MC Positron Rears and MC Electron Fronts. This tire combination provided great side bite and forward drive for the dirt at Beach RC. Stock Buggy utilized a controlled handout tire.
After a challenging qualifying day, I qualified 14th in 2wd Mod Buggy, 11th in 4wd Mod Buggy, and 4th in Stock 17.5 2wd Buggy. Main day started with 2wd Mod Buggy. I was able to put in a solid run in the B-Main, but would come up 2 spots short of transferring into the A-main, finishing 4th in the B. This would place me 12th overall in 2wd Mod Buggy for the weekend. The 4wd Mod Buggy B-main would unfold very similarly to the 2wd B-main. I would put in a solid run, holding the 2nd transfer position for multiple laps, but a couple driving errors on my part would relegate me back to the 3rd position at the end of the race, one position out of the transfer. Overall, I would finish 11th in the Mod 4wd Buggy class. Stock 17.5 2wd Buggy would be my final race of the weekend. My race started out rough getting caught up in a turn 3 pileup that would relegate me back to the 10th position after lap 1. I was able to climb back up into the 5th position at one point during the race, but would have a few small mistakes that would place me back to the 8th position at the end of the race.
Overall, I had a great time racing with some great talent at this year’s Masters of Dirt. I was happy with my Pro-Line Racing tires, as they performed flawlessly all weekend long!