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Wild, Classic, Championship Racing Weekend For JConcepts

The JConcepts race team was hard at work this past weekend competing at several races around the nation. Let’s check in with the team at three events in particular starting with the 2020 Georgia State Championships.

This event was held at Phil Hurd Raceway in Savannah, GA from August 7th and 8th with over 100 entries competing for 13 different titles. This race was ran outside and was unique since it offered both 1/8 Nitro/Electric classes along with 1/10 Electric too. It can be a challenge to build a track suitable to the different scales, but the Phil Hurd Raceway crew did an awesome job for getting the track and facility in wonderful shape!

Originally this was supposed to be a two day event on Saturday and Sunday, but since the forecast called for rain on Sunday practice was held on Friday with all qualifiers and mains were ran on Saturday. Each class ran three qualifiers and single A Mains with varying time length depending on the class. Let’s check out a few highlighted results with the team.

In the Mod 2wd Buggy class, team driver Chris VanRaemdonck TQed all three rounds of qualifying and would go on to win the main event by over one lap with his Team Associated/Reedy powered B6.2!

Winning JConcepts products:

  • Ellipse tires, Red compound
  • F2 body
  • Carpet | Astro High-Clearance Rear Wing

He also competed with his RC8B3.2 in the Pro 1/8 Nitro Buggy class. He was able to qualify 7th for the 25 minute main and move up to 5th overall when time had expired!

Winning JConcepts products:

  • Detox tires, Aqua and Blue compound
  • Bullet wheels, Yellow color option
  • S15 body

Also competing at this event was team mate Patrick Rossiter Jr. He was able to secure 2nd place on the podium in the Pro 1/8 Electric Buggy class with is Tekno ride! Joining him on the podium in 3rd was team mate Julien Oliveras!

Winning JConcepts products:

  • Reflex tires, Blue compound
  • Stalker, Blue Compound
  • S15 body
  • F2I 1/8 Buggy Wing, White color option

Finally, rounding out the team’s report is JC driver Julien Oliveras once again. He competed in the both the 1/8 Electric and Nitro Buggy classes that weekend. He was on fire during qualifying as he TQed all six round combined in both classes with his Team Associated cars! As you can see below, to accomplish this task his tire selection was key in every round as well as the mains:

Q1 Nitro – A2 compound Reflex
Q1 Ebuggy – A2 compound Ellipse

Q2 Nitro – Y2 compound Kosmos
Q2 Ebuggy – Y2 compound Kosmos

Q3 Nitro – R2 compound Detox
Q4 Ebuggy – Blue compound Stalkers

Main Nitro – A2 compound Detox
Main ebuggy – Blue compound Stalkers

In the Electric Buggy main he started on the pole but hit a rut on the 1st lap which dropped him to the back of the pack after he got marshaled. He then put his head down and battled his back up to 3rd overall!

Winning JConcepts products:

  • S3 body
  • F2I 1/8 Buggy Wing, White color option
  • MBX-7R/RC8B3 Front Scoop
  • Bullet wheels, White color option
  • Dirt-Tech inserts

In the Nitro Buggy main an early ghost flameout would drop him from the lead back into 3rd place. But then he battled back to take the win in the end!

Winning JConcepts products:

  • Silencer body
  • F2I 1/8 Buggy Wing, White color option
  • MBX-7R/RC8B3 Front Scoop
  • Bullet wheels, White color option
  • Dirt-Tech inserts

Now let’s head over to Enid, Oklahoma to check out the action at the 4th Annual The Classic at The Creek. This dirt oval race was held at Spring Creek R/C Speedway with over 120 entries combined. On Friday night the event began as drivers duked it out for “bragging” rights with their race results. On Saturday things got more serious with the hardware and money purses on the line. Controlled practice was set to begin at 12:15 and racing began at 3pm. Qualifying consisted of two rocket rounds directly followed by all mains. With 5 titles and cash purses to be awarded, the racing competition was intense out on the track. Let’s see how the team performed at the race.

In the competitive 410 Sprint class we had two drivers make the podium and four in the A Main group overall! Leading the way for JConcepts was driver Trevor Nault in 2nd place along with team mate Brian Stanton on the podium with him in 3rd. Team driver Tyler Keel qualified and finished in 5th and JC driver Jeremy Cathlina secured 8th place. Trevor has to say about the race:

“In practice and the 2 rounds of qualifying Aqua compound Dirt Webs and Ellipses were working well and allowed me to qualify 9th overall which had me starting 3rd in the B main. With traction on the rise, I decided to make a few adjustments to my car, as well as make the switch to Gold compound Dirt Webs and Ellipse tires. With those changes my car had a ton of speed which helped me win the B main and bump up to the A main. Starting 7th in the A I was able to work my way up the rankings and take 2nd in the last corner. Special thanks to all my friends and teammates for all the help and good times in the pits.”

Winning JConcepts products:

  • Dirt Webs, Aqua and Gold compounds
  • Ellipse, Aqua and Gold compounds
  • Mono wheels
  • Dirt Tech inserts

In the Midwest Modified class we had two drivers on the podium for JConcepts! Leading the charge was driver Robert Chapman and joining him in 2nd was team mate Tyler Keel! Robert had this to say about the race:

“In Midwest Mod I would make a early attempt at the lead, fell back to 3rd. Went back and forth with 2nd place, finally made the pass for 2nd and ran down the leader with 10 laps left, next lap I would make the pass for the win! My tire of choice for Midwest Mod was Aqua Dirt Webs in the front and Aqua Ellipse in the rear. Congrats to teammates Trevor, Brian, Jeremy, and Tyler on their podiums this weekend as well. As always thank you to the JConcepts crew for producing the best tires and products that allow me to contend for wins each and every week. Much appreciated!”

Winning JConcepts products:

  • Dirt Webs, Aqua and Gold compounds
  • Ellipse, Aqua and Gold compounds
  • Mono wheels
  • Dirt Tech inserts

In the Late Model class, once again we have several JC drivers in the main event. Leading the charge was team driver Brian Stanton who secured 3rd place on the podium! Filling out the A Main for the JC team was team mates Nathan Dean in 5th and Jeremy Cathlina in 7th. Brian had to say about the event when it came to tire selection:

“I went over Friday to get some time on my new Late Model and break in tires. I stuck with the Aqua compound, Mono wheels, and Dirt Tech inserts all around, Ellipse rears for both the Sprint and Late Model classes. Dirt Web fronts in Late Model and Ellipse fronts in Sprint. I won both classes Friday and finished 3rd in both Saturday.”

Winning JConcepts products:

  • L8 Night 10″ Wide Late Model body
  • Dirt Webs, Aqua and Gold compounds
  • Ellipse, Aqua and Gold compounds
  • Mono wheels
  • Dirt Tech inserts

Finally, moving to the Wingless Sprint class it was a familiar face leading the charge for the team.

In this spec tire class Jeremy would secure the victory for the JConcepts team and make three A Mains for the weekend! Great job everyone!

Now let’s fly down South for our final race wrap-up at the recent 2020 Inaugural Wild West Showdown at Ron Jon Raceway in Brooksville, FL. There were 7 classes to compete in that weekend:

  • SC Modified 13.5 Open
  • SC Late Model 13.5 Blinky
  • Slash Street Stock
  • Bomber 17.5 Blinky
  • Open Late Model
  • Open Sprint
  • 1/8 Nitro Outlaw

With 100 entries the inaugural race had an excellent turnout despite some rainy weather that weekend.

After some morning practice on Saturday a driver’s meeting was held and then qualifying began. Two rocket rounds of qualifying was used to determine the overall TQ for each class. So let’s see how the team performed in the main events.

In the Bomber 17.5 Blinky class JConcepts driver Paul Wynn took the TQ and win! His Team Associated buggy was setup for this class thanks to the JConcepts B6.1 Carbon Fiber Street Stock Towers topped off with a realistic looking 1978 Chevy Camaro lid!

Winning JConcepts products:

  • B6.1 Carbon Fiber Street Stock Front Tower
  • B6.1 Carbon Fiber Street Stock Rear Tower
  • 1978 Chevy Camaro Street Stock Body
  • Double Dees, Green compound
  • Dirt Web, Green compound
  • Sprinters, Green compound
  • Mono wheels
  • Dirt Tech inserts

In the Open Sprint A Main we had several drivers make the final event. Leading the way was JConcepts driver A.J. Marasco in 2nd place! Also making the main was team mates Kevin Abbott (5th) and Max Flurer (6th).

Winning JConcepts products:

  • Sprinters, Green and Blue compounds
  • Mono wheels
  • Dirt Tech inserts
  • Compact Angled Body Clips

Speaking of Max, he also competed in the Open Late Model class and finished 2nd on the podium too! That wraps up another wild, classic weekend of championship racing for the JConcepts team!

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