January month was dedicated to setup and local club racing. I was preparing myself for the Maritime Indoor on road championship at the end of February. I think I rebuilt my little 1/16 Traxxas Rally a few times during that month and a half, until I was fully satisfied with my setup.
February 22 & 23 in Moncton New-Brunswick (Canada), RACE TIME ! On the first morning, I did a few laps with my rally and, it was perfectly dialed in. Haven’t change a thing from my setup. So, I had a little bit of spare time and bought a Xray T2 008 to race on that weekend. I had extra electronics with me and quickly set it up right on time for the qualifications to start.
1/16 rally: On the first day, there was 4 qualifying. The Boca Bearings all around it really made a difference. Really smooth!! The first qualifying I really did good, with the fastest lap and finished 1st with a 39 laps / 6:05. 2nd qualify. didn’t go so well, DNF because of a broken battery wire. 3rd wasn’t good either, hit the wall and speed control switched to off and broke my front differential housing. Everything got fixed on time for the last qualifying of the day which I finished 1st with a 40 laps / 6:10. At the end of the day, I got an overall 2nd place. I ran in the A main starting in 2nd place. At the start I quickly got 1st and lead about 3/4 of the race but a bad turn (mixed with a slow marshal) got me in 4th. I was having the fastest car (got the fastest lap record) and managed to catch up the 1st place and I finished 2nd with a few seconds behind.
1/10 Touring Car Spec (17.5 turn motor): It was my first time owning a touring car, so I didn’t really knew what to expect. I tried to setup my new to me Xray t2 008 as fast as possible but missed the first qualif. On the 2nd qualif I finished 1st of my heat with a 40 lap / 6.10. At the end of the day, I finished 7th overall. I managed to found my place in the B main (A, B, C & D mains) and finished 3rd. Really proud of myself for my first time running TC.
I only attended another indoor race, at the end of March. I finished 1st with my 1/16 rally and as for Touring Car, finished 1st as well in the spec 17.5t class.
Now that the indoor season is over, I’m waiting for all that snow to melt and I’m tuning my Durango DESC410R short course truck and my 2 Durango DEX410 buggy. I can’t wait to start racing off-road again. 1st big race will be on May 31, first round of our Maritime Off-Road Series.