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March 12, 2012

Carson Wernimont @ JBRL Round One

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 2:36 pm

Carson Wernimont reports on the JBRL series opener at OCRC Raceway – with over 370 entries this was the biggest JBRL so far;

In 2WD I thought I had an OK weekend. I had a little bit of trouble in qualifying and barley squeaked it in the main event landing 8th on the grid. On the start I was able to get a good jump and everybody but Chris Jarosz and I piled up in the first corner, basically handing us the 1st and 2nd spot on a silver platter. I was running 2nd the whole race until about a minute to go I started to make little mistakes due to my lack of sleep(we raced at 2:00 AM!) These mistakes made me forfeit the 2nd position and I dropped all the way to the 4th position where I was able to hold off the hard charging Mike Truhe and finish 4th overall.

Electric 1/8th
I keep having really bad luck with electronics right now. In the first qualifier I was on a TQ run and I got caught up with traffic and popped off the spring cup on the front. In the second qualifier and shattered the current TQ by 7 seconds putting me on the pole for the main. In the main I got a good start and checked out on the whole field. At about 8 minutes in and 2 to go I was getting ready to lap 2nd place Jake Thayer and my car shut off. Im currently running the new LRP iX8 speed control and Dynamic 8 motor and I wasn’t the only one at the race having this issue but im sending the motor and speed control back so they can get this problem solved ASAP.

This was the class I had the most luck in. In the first qualifier I was trying a new set-up combo which was my chassis set up with Jorns small boar shock set-up which actually worked really well. Personally I think that the small shocks are better then the big boars on certain tracks. In the first round of qualifying was one of the fist run with this test set-up and it was OK but was lacking a little bit of traction. For round 2 I went down 1 step in front and rear spring and used some of Hyato Matsuzaki’s super duper tire sauce and my car stuck to the track like velcro and led me to the 2nd spot on the grid missing Hyato’s TQ by 4 tenths of a second. In the main I got off to a good start and was running second battling back and fourth with Hyato for the lead until I crashed and dropped to 4th. After the crash I got back in my grove and was able to pressure 3rd place Jake Thayer enough that he nicked a pipe and rolled it and then the next corner Hyato and Chris Jarosz got together and crashed handing me the lead on a golden platter with one minute to go. After all this drama I cruised to the line with over a straight away lead on the rest of the field.

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