Last weekend we hit up a bashing event in Tolono Illinois called RC Fest. It is an event to raise awareness for blood donation that features a bunch of different bashing event. All in all, a good time and we came home with a whole bunch of broken trucks, LOL.
Name of Club: Northern Lights Model Boat Club
Event Name: The Can Am
Event Address: 1479 Baseline Rd., Winona, ON
Event City: Stoney Creek
Event State: Ontario, Canada
Event Date: July 26 & 27, 2014
Point conservation area is a beautiful park on Lake Ontario, well sheltered and close to all amenities. We offer a huge prize raffle and kids under 17 race for free.
David Merry Q2 Report
I have been racing 13.5 late model, open sprint car, and open short coarse modified. So far it’s been a good year with multiple A-main wins and TQ honors and my hometown track at Fastlane Raceway in Blue Springs, Missouri. I also went to some MDRA touring races in Joplin, Missouri where I raced 13.5 late model and open sprint car. Bad luck in the heat race in late model put me in the B-main where I didn’t advance. I qualified great with the sprint car and was in 2nd with 5 laps left when a run in with a lap car ended my race. Also went to Fastlane Raceway. Ran all three classes with a 4th place finish in late model and sc mod and dropped out of sprint A-main due to ill handling. In Kingsville, Missouri I ran all three classes as well with TQ and 2nd in sc mod. A 4th place finish in late model and I dropped out of sprint do to issues from the previous MDRA race at Fastlane the day before.
So far I have had zero bearing failures with great performance. The bearings I have used are.
Thanks for your continued support.
Chris Coufal Q2 Report
Thank you once again BOCA for allowing me to be part of your team. Although I haven’t been able to fish as much as I’d like this quarter, I’ve really had some memorable trips. I’ve fished 4 tournaments in the past 3 months and my finishes were 3rd, 33rd, 4th and 1st. For the year so far my percentage of being in the top 10 is over 42% and I feel great about that. There is no doubt that I couldn’t compete at this level without the support, service and awesome products that BOCA provides. I recently took a trip to a favorite lake of mine for a day of fishing and relaxing. When I arrived, the wind was blowing a sustained 25-30mph. Because I had driven three hours to get there, I decided to stay and make the best of it. My BOCA upgraded reels worked flawlessly casting large crankbaits straight into the wind. I was able to make smooth casts and nail my target zone time after time. BOCA has a permanent place in my tackle box of tricks as I chase this dream called bass fishing!
Stephane Doucet Q2 Report
Not much action between march and the end of may. The first big race event was held on May 30, in Kennetcook, Nova-Scotia, for our 1st round of Maritime Offroad Series.
That first round wasn’t really good for me. I raced in 2 classes, or should I say, I registered in 2 classes: 2wd buggy and 4wd short course. Lets start with the 2wd buggy.
At the beginning of the practice round, I knew something was wrong with it, I wasn’t able to keep it straight, almost as if there would have been a brake on one wheel only, so I missed the first qualifier working on the buggy. On the second qualif, I started in last position (14 entries) thinking I had fixed it. I guess there was still something wrong, cause it kept spinning to the left side. Figured out I would just try to keep a slow pace and I managed to finish in 13th place. After countless efforts to try to isolate the problem (replace the bearings, change for stiffer diff fluid, replace shocks, add weight to the front, ect I raced the 3rd qualif and it was a bit better but I never been able to get a good pace so everyone lapped me. Right at the start of the B-Main, I hit the throttle and BAM, turned straight to the left and I had lost all steering. Servo Saver nut became loose and I wasn’t able to steer. So a bad day for that class.
For the 4wd short course class, this is my preferred class, I started really good, placing 3rd in my heat on my 1st qualif, 2nd in my heat on my 2nd qualif and in 3rd on the last qualif, placing me in 3rd for the B-Main. Unfortunately, I didn’t had much luck with this one as well. In the main, after the first 2 turns, my servo died.
There were a few local club races, between 1st round and 2nd round, but for me it was mostly practice and tune up.
Round 2 of Maritime Offroad Series - June 28.
This one went better than round one. I dropped the 2wd buggy class, with all the problems I had with it, and decided to try my new to me 1/8 nitro buggy. So I registered in 2 classes again this time. 4wd Short Course open and 1/8 Nitro Buggy.
4wd SCT: The first qualifier wasn’t so bad but I had a bit of trouble keeping all 4 wheels on the track, I figured out that ride height was a bit high. I did a quick change for 2nd qualif. and WOW the truck was going exactly as I wanted! I double lapped everyone! it was really gripping on the track, was perfectly set up. All that to figure out after the heat that my laps had not all been counted…only first 6 laps were there… but why? Anyway, time to go marshall for the next class. Just a few seconds before the start of their heat, I saw it, my transponder laying in the middle of the track! Damn thing fell off the truck, so bye bye best run of the day. (Only have 1 transponder that I switch between 2 cars, let me just tell you that on the last heat it was really well attached on it haha). 3rd qualif, I was so stressed to loose my transponder that I wasn’t focused enough, I managed to start in 5th place in the B Main, which I finished 3rd.
1/8 Nitro Buggy: For my first time ever owning a nitro buggy, I did good! Wasn’t expecting anything, but the experience was great! Qualifiers were really good, there was only 4 of us racing in that class. 1 qualif I finished 3rd, 2nd qualif = 2nd and 3rd qualif 2nd. Then came the 15 minute main; first of all, I didnt knew how long I could go on a tank of fuel, secondly, I didnt had a pit guy. I asked a fellow racer and it was a blast! I finished in 4th place, but now I know how long I can do on a tank and also know that I need a fuel gun haha! besides that, the day was PERFECT! great track and lot of fun.
Was very satisfied with the service and also found the bearings to be excellent. Just what i wanted. Thanks
Boca Bearings Sponsored Athlete Christine Grant 2nd Quarter Report
Q2 was an exciting time for me. I competed in the World Championship Duathlon race in Pontevedra, Spain and came home a silver medalist for Team USA!
Needless to say, I am thrilled to share my Q2 results with you. Kindly find them below.
4/6/2014: PT Solutions Cartersville Duathlon, Cartersville, GA/1st OA
4/27/2014: WestPoint Olympic Triathlon, Westpoint, GA/1st F Masters
6/1/2014: ITU World Championship Duathlon, Pontevedra Spain/2nd (Silver Medalist)
6/10/2014: AMP Cycling Mini Series #1 Champion, Dawsonville, GA/1st Women Cat 3/4
6/21/2014: Rome Velo Time Trial, Calhoun, GA/3rd Women P123
6/22/2014: Georgia State Championship Road Race, Calhoun, GA/3rd Women Cat 3
6/29/2014: Chattanooga Olympic Triathlon, Chattanooga, TN/3rd F Masters
I am attaching a couple of pictures from the world championship duathlon race. If you need one of me on the bike, please let me know and I will find and send. FYI, I am the one on the far left on the podium shot (in the USA jacket).
Thank you for your continued support.
505RC presents Light it Up Blue RC Shootout
Event Address: 12800 Genito Rd
Event City: Midlothain
Event Date: September 6th 2014
Light it Up Blue RC Shootout is an RC event that will be used to raise money for Autism. There will be three events, an RC Drag Race, On Road Racing, and a Speed run challenge. There will be a main event of a RC Motorcycle speed run to attempt to reach 70mph. If this speed is reached a donation will be giving by everyone that submitted a pledge. There will also be a raffle to raise money for the cause as well. Please come out and help us raise money for Autism Speaks and have a great day of RC fun.
Chris Gee 2nd Quarter Report
The first weekend of June I attended the Alabama Manufacturers Shootout in Cullman, Alabama. I ran Open nitro buggy and truggy. Both cars ran great the entire weekend on Boca Green seal bearings. 0 bearing failures to report. I maintain the clutch with Boca metal shield bearings and they work extremely well. Thanks to Boca Bearings for the continued support. -Chris Gee