ILER RACING – September 2015 Race ReportDavid Iler #27Jessica Iler #19
September 5, 2015JConcepts SuperCup Series – Round 2Beachline Raceway – Cocoa, FL
The parking lot at Beachline Raceway filled up quickly with 199 entries for the JConcepts Super Cup Championship series race 2. The track conditions had changed from the weekend before. It went from a high traction track the previous week to a greasy feeling one this weekend.
Both David and I were very disappointed with our results this week even though we improved in each of our Mains from where we had qualified. David finished 5th in the B-Main with his 13.5 4wd buggy and had a fast lap of 19.841. I had finished 3rd in the C-Main with a fast lap of 20.851. David was a couple seconds slower than the top drivers in the 2wd Expert Stock buggy class putting him 7th overall in the C-Main for the day. 2wd Stock Short Couse was just as bad for me as I finished 9th.
We are looking to improve our results in round 3 at Sundancers next month.
David Iler Race Results4wd Buggy 13.5Qualified: 8th (B-Main)Finished: 5th (B-Main)Tires: SS Rattlers front, Clays back
2wd Buggy Expert StockQualified: 9th (C-Main)Finished: 7th (C-Main)Tires: SS Bobcats front, SS Rattlers backJessica Iler Race Results
4wd Buggy 13.5Qualified: 5th (C-Main)Finished: 3rd (C-Main)Tires: SS Rattlers
2wd Short Course StockQualified: 10thFinished: 9thTires: SS Rattlers
August 13, 2015Village Raceway – Royal Palm Beach, FLOn-road Club Race
After David dropped me off at the airport to visit my family in Vermont he headed to the track without me. This was the first time we were not together racing. I wished him luck and told him he better keep me updated on how his day was going. This was his second time racing on road so finishing 5th in the middle of the pack was awesome.
David Iler Race Results17.5 TouringTriple A-Main – A1-4th, A2-5th, A3-4thFinished: 5th
September 19, 2015Battle at the Beach – Round 4Beachline Raceway – Cocoa, FL
Today was the final round of the Battle at the Beach point series. This was your last chance to pick up some extra points. The 13.5 buggy is turning into a very popular class. With tough competition my hubby was able to finish 2nd in the series. I went into the day just wanting a fast lap less than 20 seconds. I pushed hard for a 19, but again just fell short with a 20.1. Overall I had placed 8th in the series.
David had struggled here and there with his 2wd Stock truck during the series, but he stuck with it. He never gave up and you could see improvement each race. In the end he took 5th place.
We made some adjustments to my 2wd SCT this week in hopes to see better results. My truck handled well and I know that I have to work on being more aggressive to improve on my 5th place finish.
David Iler Race Results4wd Buggy 13.5Qualified: 7thFinished: 4thTires: SS Bobcats front, Clay Rattlers backFINAL RESULT POINT SERIES – 2nd Place
2wd Stock TruckQualified: 8thFinished: 6thTires: SS RattlersFINAL RESULT POINT SERIES – 5th Place
Jessica Iler Race Results
4wd Buggy 13.5Qualified: 2nd (B-Main)Finished: 5th (B-Main)Tires: SS RattlersFINAL RESULT POINT SERIES – 8th Place2wd Short Course StockQualified: 5thFinished: 5thTires: SS RattlersFINAL RESULT POINT SERIES – 5th Place
September 27, 2015South Florida Off Road Championship Series IICoral Springs RC Track – Coral Springs, FL
The South Florida Off Road Championship Series is made up of 6 different races with 2 drops. There were a total of 114 entries for round 1 today. The track was able to give away $400 in prizes due to the generous event sponsors and each racer walked away with a cool South Florida Championship t-shirt provided by the track.
We had a fun group of people running their 13.5 buggies. This was the first time this class was included in this series. David qualified 6th and had a great race in the Main with his Panther teammate Daniel Chavez. It was awesome seeing Panther taking the top 2 spots with Daniel in 1st and David in 2nd.
With 26 entries in E-Buggy I ended up sitting 8th in the A Main after the first round of qualifying. I was a little disappointed after the second qualifier as I was now starting 5th in the B Main, but I knew if I gave it my all I could get the bump to the A. The B Main started and my nerves had gotten the best of me. I just could not drive with my throttle finger shaking uncontrollably. Finishing 5th I had nobody to blame but myself. David qualified 3rd with his buggy and was having an awesome run in the Main. He was still in 2nd place after 7 minutes when his motor died on the front straight. I ran out and grabbed his buggy out of the way. When I took off the cover his motor was smoking so I quickly unplugged the battery. This defiantly was not a good way to end the day.
David Iler Race Results4wd Buggy 13.5Qualified: 6thFinished: 2ndTires: SS Raptors front, SS Raptors Main
1:8 E-BuggyQualified: 3rdFinished: 8th DNFTires: SS Raptors
4wd Buggy 13.5Qualified: 8thFinished: 9thTires: SS Raptors front, SS Ocelots back
1:8 E-BuggyQualified: 5th (B-Main)Finished: 5th (B-Main)Tires: SS Raptors
A special thank you to our sponsors #Panther, #LFR2015, #BocaBearing, #DERacing and #TriCountyHobbies.
TLR September to Remember Race
I ended the 3rd quarter by attending the TLR September to Remember Race (9/26/2015) at Speed R/C in Mooresville, NC.
The track changed from a hard packed gritty surface to a smooth high bite clay surface since the last time I attended a race at Speed R/C. After a few quick practice laps, I exchanged my Pro-Line clay compound (MC) Electrons for super soft (M4) Primes. The adjustment made a huge difference and I was able to quickly improve my lap times.
In the 4wd SCT, I secured TQ by winning each of the 3 heats. In the final, the 2nd and 3rd place trucks got tangled up a few times early in the race and I was able to separate from the pack and put together a smooth race to take the top spot on the podium. My Tekno SCT410.3 is fairly stock with the exception of my bearings, which I upgraded with Boca Bearing green seals. My short course truck was capped off with a Pro-Line Evo body.
I also raced in the E-Buggy division though I came up a little short finishing 4th overall. The class was fairly small, though the competition was very good and made for some fun racing on a cold and wet rainy day. The weather made us all appreciate the indoor track and first class facility the guys at Speed R/C have put together.
As always thanks to Pro-Line Racing, Boca Bearings, Maclan, Xpert Servos, and Bullit RC Hobby Shop for all their support!
South Florida Off Road Championship Series II
Race Report 1
South Florida Off Road Championship Series II, Race 1 – September 27, 2015South Florida Off Road Championship Series II, Race 1 Results 09/27/15Expanded SFORCSII Race 1 Results 09/27/15 (Full Day Includes QualifierSouth Florida Off Road Championship II Points Tabulation Race 1
For videos for A-Main racing action, go to the Official Coral Springs RC Track YouTube Channel.
Race 1 of the South Florida Off Road Championship Series II started off with concerns regarding the weather. All 114 entries crossed their fingers hoping the clouds and rain would stay away. All racers received a FREE series t-shirt plus a raffle ticket with the potential to win one of many prizes totaling $400. The day’s lucky winners were Jose Mato, Jeff (Mr. Big Boss Beef) Kranz, Richard Johnston and Tim Kaufman who each received a Pro-Line $50 gift certificate. Denis O’Connell won a $50 gift card from TriCounty Hobbies. A $50 Boca Bearing certificate went to Mike Brown and Jay Natoli won $100 CASH. Race 2 will feature select prizes from various sponsors: TriCounty Hobbies, Pro-Line Racing, Boca Bearing, JConcepts, Gens Ace, Vemon RC and Big Boss Beef.
Round one started 15 minutes after 10 AM with the 2WD Stock Buggy class. Chris Intravia had the fastest lap of a 30.227, but fresh out of retirement Mike Applegate’s consistent laps earned him the top spot after round one. Next up was the 2WD Modified Buggy with Corey Record’s day starting on a high taking round one by 6.037. Modified Stadium Truck continued Corey’s streak with win number two. Our new and exciting 13.5 4WD Buggy got off to a great start with Sebastian Vasan winning the first round. The 4WD Modified Buggy had the top three finishing less than six seconds apart. Jader Lopez won with the fastest lap of 27.041 on the slick morning track. The Pro 4 Modified SCT class renewed the battle between Paz and Kranz with Paz taking round one. The E Buggy class concluded the first round with Jader Lopez capturing the win.
Round two was off and it was time to start scoring some TQ points. In 2WD Stock Buggy Corey Record scored the TQ with the only 11 lap finish. He continued his streak beating out Janos “Lazi” Lazar by 1.359 to earn his second TQ point. Richard Hazbun put an end Corey’s streak earning the TQ in Mod. Stadium Track by 6.494. Daniel Chavez was the first to earn a point in 13.5 4WD Buggy. The fast track paid off for Chris Intravia as he earned the 4WD Mod Buggy point. Jeff Kranz took round two but Daniel Paz’s round one time outscored him for the TQ. Chris Intravia ran the only 12 lap qualifier winning the point in E Buggy.
The lower mains started with $100 winner Jay Natoli and Shaun Quiros bumping up to the Pro 4 Mod B-Main in that order. The E buggy bump from C to B-Main went to Glenn Carlson and Jay Natoli. The B-Main started with 2WD Stock as Alex O’Rourke and Jared Cooper made the cut. Mike Taveras and Laz Vega got the bump to the A in Mod buggy. While Glenn Carlson and Jerry DeYoung stayed alive to race in the A-Main. The Pro 4Mod class was a battle but when the dust settled it was Laz Vega and Joe Barbera inching out Massimo Fabiani by 1.340. Gavin “The Hammer’ Butera and Glenn Carlson got the final two spots in the A-Main as the E buggy class ended the Semi- Mains.
The featured mains started with Corey Record beating out Tom Allen and Chris Intravia to get the 101 in Stock Buggy. Corey Record continued dominating the 2WD Buggy class by getting another 101 in Mod. as Jerry DeYoung came from 10th to capture the number two spot and Lazi ended the day in third. Corey Record split the 100 with Richard Hazbun in Mod Truck as Sebastian “Sea Bass” Hazbun earned third. Daniel Chavez kept his winning streak alive with the 101 as David Iller finished in second by .380 followed by Jeff Kranz. 4WD Mod ended with Jader Lopez, Janos “Lazi” Lazar and Corey Record finishing in that order. Paz vs. Kranz 2.0 was once again an exciting battle with the two spitting 100’s. Paz built up a 10 second lead on lap four to see it evaporate to a 2.5 gap at the start of the final lap. After an eight second flip flop, Kranz took the Pro 4 Mod race by 5.514 seconds. The 10 minute E Buggy finale was an awesome display of great racing with Jader Lopez fast lap of a 25.169 earning him the win, Loren Kretzschmar coming from eighth to take second and Gavin Butera who began the race in ninth finishing third.
Thanks to our sponsors TriCounty Hobbies, Pro-Line Racing, Boca Bearings, JConcepts, Gens Ace, Venom and Big Boss Beef for making this South Florida Off Road Championship II a reality. A special thanks to the track crew: Pak, Jared, Fred, Loren, Daniel Paz for helping with additional filming. Daniel Chavaz and Lazi for helping to get a flooded track into the great shape it was in for Sunday. Additional thanks to all participants, volunteer marshals and those who help maintain the track.
2015 The Warehouse R/C Complex Summer Point Series
I took home a pair of 1st place trophies from the 2015 Warehouse R/C Complex Summer Point Series. Even though the Warehouse is about an hour away, I consider it my home track and log a lot of laps at this facility. It was nice to be able to break through for a couple 1st place finishes.
In the 4wd SCT division, I captured 7 wins during the 10 week series and ended up with a 40 point cushion over second place. I used the same pair of Pro-Line Prime tires for the entire series though I opted for Pro-Line Electrons on the few occasions the track became dusty. Boca Bearing Green Seals continued to be my bearing of choice and allowed me to put down some fast laps.
In the 2wd Sportsman Buggy division, I tried my hand with the 10th scale buggy. I wanted to improve my lines and learn more about vehicle set-up so it was a great way to gain some experience. I felt I learned a lot over the course of the series and I will be able to apply the set up tips to all my vehicles moving forward. My TLR 22 2.0 buggy was powered by Viper Electronics (now Maclan). I used Pro-Line Ion tires up front and Pro-Line Electron tires on the rear of my buggy, which worked really well as I had consistent traction throughout the series. Future plans for my 2wd buggy include a custom painted Pro-Line Phantom Body and a move up to the Pro division.
I am already looking forward to the next point series and striving to become a better driver.
Sponsor Products used during the series –
Pro-Line Racing – Tires (Primes and Electrons), Bodies (EVO), Wheels (F-11, Velocity)Boca Bearings – Green Seal BearingsViper – ESCs ( VTX10R) and Motors (VST 8.5 ‘BE’)Xpert Servos – SI-4431 and SI-4531
I want to thank all the racers who made the 3rd Annual End of Summer Slam a big success yesterday. 100+ entries!!! Big thanks to Curt Schlichter and The Ohio R/C Factory for hosting this event. Also would like to thank Tim Melaragno and Jennifer Diamond for taking care of the raffle in my absence. I would also like to thank the sponsors, JConcepts, Boca Bearings, Fastraxx Hobbies and VRP for their support in this event!!!! Join us for the next up coming event which will be the 3rd Annual Dash for Cash Halloween Bash on October 31st at The Ohio R/C Factory. Stay Tuned For Flyer!!!!!!