Greg Shields writes:
It has been a busy second quarter for me with the Barra classic and the 3rd round of the Top End Barra Series, both held at the Daly River. Over the 2 tournament we managed to put our gear to the test landing a number of very large fish with my biggest, a fat 104cm, 32lb Barramundi, and my teammate a personnel best of 119cm, 40lb, unfortunately it was during the pre-fish.
Fishing at the Classic was a little slow but the Barramundi were big. Over 5 days we caught 47 fish, constant captures over the first 4 days helped us maintain 5th position, unfortunately on the 5th day we couldn’t land a big fish and we dropped to 9th position, a little disappointing but a good result from 47 teams.
I’m currently holding 4th position in the Top End Barra Series after the last round at the Daly River. It was tough fishing the weather was poor and the fish sizes down. I managed to land a few nice fish and came 10th a positive result in tough conditions, building confidence and a positive feeling going into the next round and working towards another Series win.
Our new tournament shirts for the Classic came out first class and the BOCA Bearing logo attracted a lot of interest. I was hoping to have a good photo to show you, unfortunately I couldn’t find one, I’ll have to keep looking.
Feedback from a customer:
I received this order a couple of days ago, and have installed these new bearings in my Bergen Magnum 90 R/C helicopter. As I do maintenance and repair to this aircraft I always change out the stock OEM bearings with quality Boca Bearings. I have used your bearings in several of my R/C engines over the past several years, and so far have had no failures or reason to replace them.
Thank you again for providing the R/C hobbyist with top quality bearings for our aircraft! Keep up the good work!!
Here is a photo of my Bergen 90 “Iraqi Freedom” in flight a few months ago. I chose that name after buying this helicopter from a U.S. Army Warrant Officer helicopter pilot who has served two tours in Iraq flying light gunships. In honor of Mr. Belcher I chose that name as well as made his two deployment patches into decals that I put on the side of the canopy of the helicopter.
I was a Crew Chief on a UH-1 and CH-37B in Viet Nam in the mid 1960’s, and honor those who have taken helicopters to war…
Thanks again for your great products!
Chris Gee reports:
A week ago I attended the Wicked Weekend in Gainesville, Ga. In qualifying Saturday I was able to get the TQ position in truggy and start fifth on the grid for buggy.
Sunday was main day, I lead the thirty minute truggy main from start to finish. After 6 minutes into the thirty minute buggy main, I took over first place. I lead the race for 20 minutes until some contact with lap traffic flipped me over and the engine quit. With only 3 minutes left I was only able to get back up to fourth place.
All in all it was a great race weekend. Both cars ran very well and thanks to Boca, I can report 0 bearing failures. They’re virtually frictionless bearings allow for a very smooth free drivetrain enabling me to go longer between fuel stops than my competition! Thanks Boca!
- Chris Gee
Emory Lyda won the Tag Mini class at the 2014 Maxxis Summer Shootout held at Carolina Motorsports Park on Saturday with a 4.5 second lead over 2nd place.
He has been racing the Rotax series in outdoor kart racing at CMP and Gopro Motorplex (Mooresville, NC) and has numerous podium finishes but this was his first win.
Feedback from a customer:
I ordered a set of Boca Bearings for my Shimano Curado 200E7 baitcasting reel. I needed extra casting distance and was tired of stock bearings getting corroded so quickly with use in the saltwater (inshore fishing in San Diego, California). Long story short, I am pleased! Got the bearings rather quickly in the mail and they have made fishing more pleasurable for myself.
Expensive, yes. Worth the money, definitely. Now I plan on ordering a set for my Abu Garcia Revo Inshore
baitcasting reel. Can’t wait to get them!
RC racer Shane Luckey reporting in:
This quarter for me consisted of mainly club racing at novelty raceway and LRT raceway. At the season opener in novelty missouri I managed a pair of third place finishes in open buggy and truggy. A couple of weeks later I was off to evansdale iowa to LRT raceway with a second place finish in pro buggy and a first place finish in pro truggy. The one weekend event for the quarter was the jconcepts spring nationals in omaha nebraska. I ran expert nitro buggy and truggy.
Had a strong run going in truggy racing for fifth place when with four minutes to go in the 45 minute main I had to pull off the track with a broken shock shaft putting me back to a 9th place finish. Buggy qualifying didnt go as well so I started toward the front of the c main after a rough start putting me to the back of the field I decided to try and stretch it for the 10 minute fuel run since the main was only a 10 minute race. With 9 minutes down I found myself in a transfer position only to run out of fuel at the 9m45s mark to end my weekend in buggy.
Brian Hicks reports:
2014 Season has been Great. Mostly racing at City Limits R/C Raceway. Lots of 2nd and 3rd all Season. Finished 3rd in the 2014 Spring Shootout at City Limits.
Jörg Tiit writes:
The 2nd quarter of this year is in the books. After the 1:12 Euros at the end of the 1st quarter, we slowly started to prepare up for the offroad season. 11-13th of April we raced the Moscow GP in 1:10 and 1:8 offroad. 1:8 went rather badly due the electronical issues, but I still made the A-final. In 1:10 4wd I managed to take the 3rd place on the podium after Hupo Hönigl and Shin Adaschi. I also debuted in 1:10 2wd modified, where I took 3rd place after Shin and Hupo.
After the Moscow race we didn’t have any big races, we mainly were practicing and I also raced one round of Estonian buggy nationals, which I won. Also, one Finnish guy who started to make his own large scale 4wd offroad car, hired me to drive it, so I’ve made three rounds of Finnish nationals with large scale as well. Sadly, I’ve had 2 DNF’s do the technical reasons and one 3rd place, so nothing too bright, but we decided to make the Euros, because eventho we have had some bad luck, the speed is really good. At the beginning of June, after I had finished my middle school, we left to Germany, where we practiced in Sand, the track of upcoming buggy Euros. There, I signed deal with JQProducts, so in offroad, I’m not running with Serpent anymore. After 1 week in Sand, we travelled to Austria, Fehring, where we did some testing with large scale for the Euros.
During the next quarter, we are going to race 2 European Championships and do lots of training. We decided not to run 1:10 nitro onroad, because we just haven’t had the time to test out the new car.
About the bearings: I’m dedicated to use the green sealed bearings in all my cars. Performance of these is just unbelievable.
Thank you for supporting me, I highly appreciate it.
The Muskie Challenge started 5 years ago with only 20 anglers and no fish caught, we have worked very hard at building this catch,photo and release tournament into one of the best Muskie tournaments on Lake St.Clair. Last year we had 86 anglers from boats,shore and kayaks register and fish and 70 anglers staying for the awards ceremony.
With great sponsors it has become a huge success . With the help of our sponsors this year we will be raffling of artwork from artist Jonathan taylor and donating 100% of the proceeds to the Make A Wish foundation. We cannot stress enough how this could not be possible without our amazing sponsors every year. So are you up for the CHALLENGE?
- Name of Club: The Muskie Challenge
- Event Name: The Muskie Challenge
- Event Address:1574 Caille Belle River Ontario
- Event City:Belle River
- Event State:Ontario
- Event Date:Sunday,November.2nd (nov.9th weather date)
Robert Vercruysse writes:
I have spent most of the last few months racing indoor with the opening of a new track in Thunderbolt Ga. Great track to get some indoor practice. I decided to travel to Texas and get some time at Mike’s Hobby in Carrolton Texas.
Great place to race no matter what your flavor is. I raced Mod 2wd Buggy ran decent in the qualifiers had a rough time at the beginning of the main but made up what I need to get back into a decent spot. I was 5th at the start of the main and finished in 7th. Had a good finish but there is always room for improvement. I have been traveling around while in Texas checking out all the tracks I can.
Thank you so much for all your help with the sponsorship. I look forward to many more races with Boca Bearings.