RC Pro Series South Round 1 was hosted by 439 Raceway in Belton, Tx. A relatively new track that no one had been to before, the surface started out smooth then quickly started to rut up. Friday the 15th was open practice. Saturday consisted of 4 Quals using Qual points. Tekin powered Brian Henn managed to take the overall TQ in Pro 4 SC. Tekin teammate David Joor would take the Overall Tq for the 1/8 Pro E Buggy class with Henn 3rd. Sunday was main day. Read more...
Cade Whitenton reports - "This past weekend I was attending Rd. 2 of the RC Pro Texas State Series in Corpus Christi, TX at my hometrack of Star-Car Raceway. The Star-Car crew built a very fun, but challenging track for the field of about 160 racers. I for one was very excited for this race knowing that after race day I could go home to my own bed!
Practice went very well at this race. My Xray XB9 and XT8 were dialed from the start, and with some changes to the suspension on the XB9, my cars and my driving were ready to go for 3 rounds of qualifying on Saturday!
The format for qualifying was 3 5-minute rounds with your best 2 out of 3 rounds deciding your qualifying spot for the mains. Truggy qualifying went awesome! My XT8 didn’t have any issues for all 3 rounds. It was very hard to get a good clean run on this track but I managed to get a 3rd overall in the first round, and 7th overall in the second round. For the 3rd round, I decided to put some brand new M2 Revolver 2.0s on the car to break them in for the main and had another good round and got another 3rd!
This would add up to put me 3rd on the grid for the 30 minute main Saturday evening! In buggy qualifying, I just wanted to get top 10 runs every time I went out, and I did. In the first round, the track was very grippy especially in the corners and I had to baby it to not traction roll. But I still managed a 7th overall for the round. For the 2nd round, I added some camber to my car and this helped alot.
My car was awesome in the corners and I could push it the way I wanted to. I got a fast but not very clean run in and got a 5th overall for the round. In round 3, I knew I was already in the A-Main, so I wanted to try and get a fast run in, but I tried to push it too hard, resulting in many mistakes, and another 7th for the round. I was starting 8th on the grid for the 30 minute main, but I knew I had the speed and the car to battle for a spot on the podium!"
"The RC Pro US Series 16 took place September 23 in Harlingen, Texas. This race was turning out to be quite crucial for me (David Joor) if I wanted to continue my points lead to defend my RCP Electric National Title. Two years ago when I got into electric 1:8 scale I won the RCP Finals, and in 2010 I took home the RCP Electric National Title. The points setup has changed this year, which means so has the game. I was leading the points; Mitchel Gardner, who was fierce competition at last year's Finals, was second. Jake Dillinger, who is in my region, has really been coming into his own this year, making every race a battle. I knew he would be attending this race. If he took a TQ and win here, he would become the new points leader. So I grabbed my Associated RC8.2s and took the venture down south. Read more...