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September 22, 2011

1st & 2nd @ JBRL RD7 for Carson Wernimon

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 7:58 pm
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Last weekend was round number 7 of the Jimmy Babcock Racing League (JBRL) at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach California. With 200 entries and 30 of them in Mod 2WD Buggy it was certain to be a challenging weekend.

Mod 4WD Buggy:
In 4WD Buggy my DEX410 was great all weekend. In the first qualifier I had an OK run going but with a few bobbles at the end set me back in the 4th position for the first round. In round two I made some adjustments to my car and was able to land my DEX410 on the second spot on the grid behind local hero Steven Heartson. In the main I got off to a good start and was able to break away from the field with Steven but at the end Steven was half a lap ahead, so I had to just settle for a respectable 2nd place finish.

Carson’s DEX410 setup – LINK

4WD Short Course:
This was the class I dominated in! From the results of the first round of qualifying, My hopes were low after getting a 5th, so I made some set up changes to my DESC410R and I came out of the gate swinging for the second round of qualifying clinching the TQ by a few seconds over second place, Aaron Lane. In the main I started first on the grid and never looked back, cruising to the finish with a 3 second lead over second, and quite a bit ahead of the battle for third.

Carson’s DESC410R setup – LINK

Mod 2WD Buggy:
As I said, this was the premier class of the weekend with over 30 entries in Mod Buggy including some heavy hitters like Steven Heartson, Matt Castellano, Frank Root, Etc. My DEX210 was good, but as the higher bite came up I had to change my car to a traditional 3 gear rear motor transition. This made the car a lot faster and easier to drive, because with the 4-gear tranny, the car felt like it had no forward bite. In the qualifiers I didn’t have very good luck, I got caught up with some lap traffic which landed me 5th in the B-Main. On the start I was able to get past 4 cars and get to second right behind Jake Thayer in the lead, which then he made a mistake allowing me to get by and take the win and the bump spot to the A-main. In the A-main I took a gamble and ran treaded tires instead of slicks( which everyone changed too) which I should have done because they were 4-5 tenths a lap faster, But the damage was done – I was still able to climb the ladder a little and finish 8th, my DEX210 was really good all weekend and everyone said that it looked great on the track, but at the end of the day it was about who had the right tires on their car.

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