The 2015 IMDRA Spring Nationals are a wrap.
It was great to meet some of my customers for the first time in person. There was so many good runs across the board it is hard to cover everything. For everyone who didn’t make the trip, you missed out. The car count in all categories is growing and the track was fast.
The racers from Puerto Rico were definitely dialed in the classes they entered. Hibo Medina basically re-wrote the book for Nitro Top Fuel by consistently running 1.40 - 1….44. Xiomara Medina was on fire in Electric Top Fuel and almost broke into the 1.1’s (1.20) while consistently running 113mph. There was a dog fight in EPM with Carlos Zayas and a few others throwing down 1.37 - 1.38 runs.
Here is a short recap:
Nitro Top Fuel — Hibo Medina and Tim Campbell in the final. Hibo turned on the red and Tim peddled the car through for the win.
Nitro Funny Car — Was strong as ever with Brent Davis and Don McCoy going at it in the final. Don cut a killer light and took the win over Brent.
Nitro Promod — Javier Colon was running strong as usual and took the win over Daniel Campbell in the final with his EVO promod.
Electric Funny Car — Alex Benefield continued his reign of terror with consistent 1.2 runs with his EVO driveline funny car to take the win.
Electric Top Fuel — I can’t remember the exact names of the racers but it was pair of the racers from Puerto Rico battling it out with some low 1.3 runs.
Electric ProMod — Radames with the win.Electric Prostock — Carlos Zayas with the win.
ResultsBracket TQ Daniel CampbellWinner Daniel CampbellR/U Larry Fortenberry
Electric Prostock TQ Carlos ZayasWinner Carlos ZayasR/U Joe Carrion
Nitro Prostock TQ Daniel CampbellWinner Javier ColonR/U Daniel Campbell
Electric Funnycar TQ Alex BenefieldWinner Alex BenefieldR/U Dwayne Wiley
Nitro Funnycar TQ Brent DavisWinner Don McCoyR/U Brent DavisB Side James Woodruff
Electric Promod TQ Radames Ortiz GomezWinner Radames Ortiz GomezR/U Rey Del ValleB Side Jose Canelorio
Nitro Top Fuel TQ Hibo RogriguezWinner Tim CampbellR/U Hibo Rodriguez
Electric Top Fuel TQ Xiomara MedinaWinner Rey Del ValleR/U Radames Ortiz GomezB Side Alex Benefield
Thank you for making this event a success.Ron Hicks
Jamie Rogers Memorial Race: Flowood, MS — March 28-29
Nitro Truggy Sportsman: Started 5th - Finished 2ndNitro Buggy Sportsman: Started 4th - Finished 3rd
This race was very important to me and my Dad. Mr. Jamie was a good friend of ours. He always looked out for me and told me that I had potential to be a great racer.
For me to do as well as I did, I could not be more proud of myself.
For my first qualifier in a truck, I had a lot of traffic. I kept getting tied up in.
For my mains in truck I caught the fastest lap on the track with a 26.241.
For buggy we had trouble getting a good set up on the car. In the buggy mains, car was on point. I was nervous at the beginning, but once I got the rhythm down, I was good to go. I that race the guy me and my Dad helped out, finished first (his name is Daniel Lambert and he drives a HotBodies car).
There were 135 entries for this race. I had a great time with my Dad, Reggie Tongue, Daniel Lambert, Blake Boggs, Ty Rogers (Mr. Jamie’s son) and Mr. Jamie’s wife, Mrs. Melissa.
Zero 2 Onehundred RC Speed Club
OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California hosted “The Race For A Cure” last Friday, March 27, 2015. The event was a HUGE success and was able to raise $1,381 for the American Cancer Society. The event drew around 115 entries in 11 classes covering 10th and 8th scale vehicles.
I would like to thank everyone for donating so many amazing raffle items to help support The American Cancer Society — OCRC Raceway, BOCA Bearings, TLR, Horizon Hobbies, Spektrum, Orion, Pro-Line, AKA, Hobby Pro USA, MIP, Schuur Speed, Tuning Haus, Sticky Kicks, Casper RC, Upgrade.
The weather was not on our side here on the East Coast, but I was able to race at South Jersey RC Raceway trophy race.
We had a little over 90 entries this weekend with Ebuggy being the biggest class. My Tekno buggy was getting better each round with a few setup changes that allowed me to start in the 5th spot going into the A-main. In the A-main i didn’t get the best start getting pushed into the pipes and putting me into 7th place from there I put my head down and did some really clean fast laps where I would take 4th place finish. This was the closest and cleanest race I have seen an a long time.
Tekno buggy paired with Raiopost red servo along with Tekin Gen2 rx8 and gen2 T8 1900v motor. Panther Rattlers worked all day long with the help of FTM Grip Traction compound and Boca Bearings.
Couldn’t make it around the track with all the great support.
March 29th is the start of my outdoor season. Hopefully the weather is on our side this week.