Through the month of August and September I completed the 2015 In the Dirt series. Raced at 3 different tracks, Central City Raceway at Joplin, MO, Fast Eddie’s Raceway in Cherryvale, KS and Kowalsky R/C Complex in Cherryval, KS.
In the Tekno NT I placed 1st by dominating in NT winning 4 of the 6. Tekno 410.3 finished 2nd. Both races I was equipped with Boca Bearings.
The bearing held up awesome for how the terrain was for all 3 tracks from rough to smooth outdoor tracks. Very impressed on how the bearings have been very consistent with every race and practice, not one issue with the Orange seal bearings.
Logan Martin – Pell City, Alabama
An update on tournament status. My partner Cody and I finished in 11th place on our tournament trail.
The conditions were tough, It didn’t rained all day, but we pushed through and we’re pleased with our finish. Still striving for a first place finish! We received many compliments on my jersey and Cody’s Boca Bearing t-shirt! Many of the fliers were handed out and I showed some people how to install bearings!
The Hooter Chassis Outlaw tour kicked off the 2015/2016 carpet oval season on Sunday at Big dog R/C in Stoneboro, PA. After a day full of close racing, it’s shaping up to be a very competitive year with the new MudBOSS class and 17.5 Sportsman class being the most popular.
Ryan Merrow was the lucky winner of the Boca Bearing gift certificate.
The top 3 results for each class are listed below:
MudBOSS – 1st Rich Decker
2nd Ryan Merrow
3rd Jeremy Gullo
Legend – 1st Cody Boarts 2nd Jason Seefong 3rd Jason Bonam
Outlaw Late Model – 1st Rob Aue 2nd Rick Lohr 3rd Ryan Merrow
Breakout Truck – 1st Nick Esposito 2nd Logan Nemeth 3rd Ron Kautchick
13.5 Spec – 1st Kevin Brocki 2nd Justin Safran 3rd Garrett Allen
17.5 Sportsman – 1st Garrett Allen 2nd Justin Safran 3rd Ryan Merrow
Many of the Hotter Outlaw Tour racers will be attending the E-Race Cancer benefit race on Oct 10, 2015 at Lucky 13 Raceway in Cochranton, PA and then on to the 2nd race of the season at The Raceway in Beaver, PA on Oct. 18, 2015.
Thank you again for all of your support.
Hooter Chassis Outlaw Tour
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
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