We had an amazing wrap-up to our season and would like to thank Boca Bearings for being the title sponsor of the 2015 Keystone RC North Scale Summer Off-Road Series.
Without your amazing support we may not have had the turn out that we did.
The competition was close. With only a 5-point spread in the top 5 competitors scores! The builds that people brought were amazing and we saw a lot of new drivers this year as well as a few returning competitors who have improved drastically since last year.
There were 5 competitions throughout the summer wrapping up last weekend. We had the youngest competitor at 8 years old and our oldest was 60. Simply amazing to see how everyone helped one another and had such a good time event though they are from such different walks of life.
THANK YOU BOCA BEARINGS !!!
Wildflower RC: Bring the Heat IIIHill, TNJuly 11th, 2015
Wildflower RC had their annual Bring the Heat race on July 10-11, 2015.
With heavy rains and storms for six straight days, the event was in jeopardy of being rescheduled, but Mother Nature cooperated five days before the event, allowing us to change the track layout and make necessary upgrades at the track.
This year, entries were a little light at 127 compared to last year’s 190, but we attributed that to Louisville re-opening their track at Loganville, GA running a major nitro event the same weekend.
Even with a lighter than expected turnout, we had some fierce, competitive racing in all classes.
The Sportmans/Youth class was stacked with 12 drivers. Anthony R. and Josiah S. battled in the mains with Josiah pulling out the win.
In 4wd buggy, Spencer Glasgow took the TQ and 2nd in 2wd buggy with Blake Boggs winning the main. Dan Reino took the TQ and 2nd with Blake Boggs once again dialing in his Team Associated ride for the victory. The closest battles were in Nitro Buggy with Team Associated driver Blake Boggs taking TQ and the win over new Associated driver Chris Rakus by less than 2 seconds and E-buggy with TLR driver Martin Harrison taking the TQ and win over Chris Rakus by less than 3 seconds.
With racers from Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and our locals, we were able to run 3 heats and mains all in one day finishing up around 11:30 pm. We would like to thank all the racers who attended and all sponsors, especially Boca Bearings, for their support of our event.
Boca Build 2.0 Geared Sliding PuzzleThe next project for Boca Bearings by our collaborator Chad B. is a sliding puzzle similar to the the ones seen in Cogs (see video in blog). It is based on the picture sliding puzzles where you have to slide several panels around to un-jumble an image.
Read more: http://bocabearingsworkshop.blogspot.com/2015/08/boca-build-20-geared-sliding-puzzle.html
The only Enduro World Series round in the U.S. this year was this past weekend in Crested Butte, CO. The trails were in great condition, the weather was perfect and we were looking forward to some great racing. Unfortunately, on the second day of racing, one of our fellow competitors crashed on the first stage of the day and died. Despite the medical crew arriving on scene almost immediately and beginning CPR, he couldn’t be revived. Needless to say, this stopped the racing for the weekend. On Sunday, the day after the tragedy, the promoter held a group ride in honor of the deceased. Most of the competitors attended the ride and it seemed a fitting way to acknowledge the loss.
Although the race was cancelled and no points or results were issued, Syd and Macky were pleased with their results from the first day. Despite a crash each, Syd finished the day in 29th overall and Macky finished in 31st and both were optimistic about improving on that result over the rest of the race. Unfortunately Sean had a more serious crash and cracked a helmet but still finished the day in the top-100.
Many thanks go out to the Big Mountain Enduro crew for handling the crisis professionally and getting the rest of the competitors off the mountain safely.
‘See what’s out there – Finest catch’