Race report: Friday, April 17, 2015 Inaugural Night Race at Newberry RC Park.
Pleased to post my second podium, second place of the year!
While the qualifiers and the A-main tested my patience and persistence, the result was the product of not giving up! A few early flameouts did everything they could to keep me from finishing. Some struggles in the A-main also tried to hide the podium from me.
Without dedicated pit guys like Mark Chinell and Bobby Iafrate, no driver can have success on the track. LFR teammates, Brian and Landen Lewis contributed by offering some much needed assistance on a tuning issue before the A-main.
Furthermore, without awesome sponsors and support, this driver would not be able to even compete!
That Intech BR-6 2.0 did not let me down. Conditions were perfect for my setup, or vise versa! The Leadfinger Assassin body performed as advertised … with awesomeness!
Boca Bearings were flawless as usual!
Murman is proud to be sponsored and supported by these fine companies in the RC world: Dialed-RC Hobbies, Leadfinger r/c, Boca Bearing Company and Gens Ace USA. Thanks to all !!!#LFR2015, #DialedRCHobbies, #INTECHRacing, #Novarossi”
Tim MurrayPro RC Driver
Mission Bay was the place for the 2nd Bay Region event for the 2015 Saltwater Bass Series season.
30 teams showed up looking for a limit of 5 nice Spotties to push them up in the point standings. With nice weather and good tidal conditions, half the field caught their 5-14 inch Spotted Bay Bass limit. Most of the teams that finished well caught their keepers early on the docks with Big Hammer swimbaits and ring hammers, then proceeded to catch fish out in the eel grass after the sun came out on spinnerbaits and Picasso A-Rigs.
Here’s how the teams finished up:
Weighing in the big bag of the tournament with the tournament big fish of 2.49lbs was Josh Marquard and Ryan Krost with 9.76lbs. These guys took home $2,200.00 and over a thousand dollars worth of product which consisted of Costa Sunglasses, Cousins rod, Daiwa reel and $100 of Damiki product.
2nd place was the last event winners Ed Howerton and Dennis Burlason with 9.35lbs
3rd went to Frank Wong and Tommy Nitahara with 7.73lbs
Thanks to all the teams that showed and all the great SBS sponsors.
Up next is the May 16th Inshore / Islands Region event based out of Long Beach at the Davies ramp where teams will have 12 hours to fish the coast or any of the islands to obtain their catch.
Last year the any tournament all time record was set at this venue with a giant limit of Calico bass caught by Josh Dunlap and Karl Erbacher weighing in at over 37 pounds! … you can bet they will be back for this one!
For all the information you might need to get involved in saltwater bass tournament fishing, go to www.saltwaterbassseries.com or visit us on FB at Sbs Fishing.
Illinois R/C Monster Truck Series Championship 2015
We had a great day of racing. Our trucks competed in four side by side single elimination racing brackets.
Jason Renard was able to get his Captains Curse monster truck to the winners circle in 2 of the brackets. Jason’s Grave Digger Legend monster truck won the third elimination bracket, while Shelley Renard brought home the win with her Scarlet Bandit monster truck in our 4th and final racing bracket.
Jim Gaines was able to take the win with his General Lee truck in our last chance bracket. We had another great year of racing that saw 44 different trucks make appearances in our series.
We are very thankful to Boca Bearings for sponsoring our event.
Rich Aper, Michell Gaines, Brant Dooley, and Shelley Renard all won prizes donated by Boca Bearings. Here are a few pictures of some trucks in the pit area, as well as some of the trucks from our series.
First quarter report:
These first months of the year, nothing much has been moving up here in Northern New Brunswick (Canada). We are still waiting for all the snow to melt, to finally be able to, even see the driver stand at our outdoor off-road tracks. We don’t have the luxury of having indoor tracks up here, not yet anyway.
So, what did I do to make time go more quickly? Well, I disassembled all my RC’s and re-done them all, to be race ready for our first race. The Boca Bearing tool kit and pit mat were definitely a good add on to my tool kit! Made the job a lot easier. I even did a new paint design on all my racing fleet. All my bearings are still in top condition, thanks to Boca, and with the Lightning Lube, it kept them ready for action. I will also be racing in 2 new classes this year, 2wd short course and 2wd buggy, adding to the 4wd short course and 1/8 electric buggy classes.
Other than that, for our RC Track (Black Fly RC), I have redesigned our website (www.blackflyrc.com) and we have successfully built, from scratch, a timing system and transponders. Thanks to one of our club member who is a genius in electronics. No more manual timing using the keyboard and numbers printed on the side of each RC. Will make our life, and races, a lot more enjoyable!
I’m also in the planning mode for an RC training camp for new young racers, that will take place on May 23rd, 2015. Thanks again to Boca Bearings for being part of that event, for its first edition. I will take a lot of pictures on that day, and will send them with my next quarter report.
Big thank you for your support Boca Bearings!
Cal Poly Supermileage:
We took 6th place out of 38 teams in our division with 988.3 miles per gallon.
Boca bearings performed wonderfully, and I’m sure it contributed to our results.
We’ll keep you posted with more pictures and video as they get processed!