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Nicolás David Rozo Race Report

Event Name: BRCC, Round 8 

Event Location: Bogotá – Colombia, Southamerica

 

The BRCC is the regional championship of electric touring cars 1/10 in Bogotá, we race in carpet and since the beginning of the year, I´ve been racing in the A Main until now. Since the start of the championship, the organization decided to allow any kind of tire, with no control tire. Some of the drivers tested their cars with rubber tires, and they found any grip, all of them, except me, decided to race with foams. There is no doubt that foams gives you tons of grip, much more than race with rubbers.

 

At that point I had the chance to decide between win races or learn how to race with rubbers against foams. Personally, I think that it doesn´t any make sense if you win without know why, or how you did it, that´s why I decided race with rubbers, and probably quit to the possibility of win races, so I was working and testing some tire prep, with additives, and there were some races which I was near to find the optimal way to get a good result. At the end, the organization use democracy to decide the tire control for the next semester, and all the drivers voted for foams.

 

For the round 8, I started to race with foams, and finally I was in position to battle for take the win, the top drivers from Bogotá were racing in the first carpet track in Southamerica. During the practice the difference between rubbers and foams were huge, the car felt really responsive with a decent handling and sometimes easy to drive. The round of Qualification went quiet good; I could get the TQ with a good margin between second spot.

 

During the legs the car felt amazing, in the second leg the difference between the second place was of three laps, something which is a lot giving the fact that it was my first race with foams. Overall, heading in the right direction with setup changes, I set the track lap record, I took all of the three mains and the TQ. Now I´m in position to get a podium in the standings after 8 round, so the goal is try to get a good spot in the end of the championship.

 

Thanks God, Team Associated, Reedy, Upgrade RC and Boca Bearings

Boca Bearings Sponsored Driver Josh Than
Its nice to know my cars are decked out with smooth, long lasting bearings. It certainly cuts down on the wrenching time as well. 
See ya at the track!
Thanks!

Boca Bearings Sponsored Driver Josh Than

Its nice to know my cars are decked out with smooth, long lasting bearings. It certainly cuts down on the wrenching time as well. 

See ya at the track!

Thanks!

J.D. Blair had a great month of May!

The month of May was a month of interesting ups and downs but always a fun time with R/C Racing.

May 10th - Mushroom Bowl

4WD - was in first for the heats                            

E-Truggy - was in first for the heats (ran with Nitro’s)                       

A thunderstorm came just in time to rain out the mains

May 17th - LCRC Raceway - The Big One  (attached pictures)    163 total entries   Qual Points

4WD -         Round 1 - 1st            Round 2 - 1st            Round 3 - 1st            Round 4 (Did not run)

T.Q.’d and led every lap in the main.  Within 30 feet from the finish, I had a loss of battery and finished 6th.

 E-Truggy -  Round 1 - 3rd            Round 2 - 4th            Round 3 - 3rd      Round 4 - 4th

 Started 3rd with a 3rd place finish

May 24 - McCulloughs Offroad

4WD - Started 1st             Finished 1st

E-Truggy - Started 3rd      Finished 7th (?) - Technical Problems

May 31st - LCRC Raceway - Roar PA State Championship

4WD - Started 4                finished 8th - Bearing

E-Truggy - Started 12       Finished 12 - Lost 3 diffs during heats and a wire during the main

National Finals at the Michigan International Speedway With Slipstream Racing

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.

FR156-ZZ
MR1016-2RS/W4
R166-2RS
R166-ZZ

Thanks for your continued support.

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.

FR156-ZZ

MR1016-2RS/W4

R166-2RS

R166-ZZ

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!

Thank you,
Chris Coufal

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!

Thank you,

Chris Coufal

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.

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.

Q2 Results

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.

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

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

Jason Alder 2nd Quarter Report. 
April through June this year has been a very busy!  Over the past three months I have raced in 20 races including the Maryland Sprint Divisional Series as well as my local track, Sandy Hook Speedway’s Club Championship Series. 
The weekend of May 17-18th was a full weekend of racing in Street, Maryland.  On Saturday, I participated in three races: the Sportsman ProGas Lite F1, Sportsman ProGas Heavy F1 and the Sportsman Methanol F1 classes. I qualified 3rd in the Sportsman ProGas Lite F1 and Sportsman Methanol F1 classes and 2nd in the Sportsman ProGas Heavy F1.  I finished 1st in the Sportsman ProGas Heavy F1feature and 2nd in the other two classes.
On Sunday I also participated in three races: the Sportsman ProGas Lite F2, Sportsman ProGas Heavy F2 and the Sportsman Methanol F2 classes.  I qualified 1st in all three classes and went on to win all three class feature events. 
Over this past three months, my average qualified position is 1.6 and my average finish was 1.4 with 12 first place finishes.
This past weekend I participated on a Money race at Sandy Hook speedway.  I qualified 1st and went on to win the Feature event and prize.  Here is a picture of me on the podium. 
We have had an awesome 2014 racing season.  I want to thank Boca Bearings for the top-notch bearings.  I use UDL insert bearings in the rear and UDL radial bearings in the front.  These are second to none and are unquestionably the best bearings.
I also want to thank my other sponsors: Champion Plugs, Hat Automotive, 2020 Teknology and our charity of choice, JDRF.org.
 
Here is a link to all of my race results:
http://ab-motorsports.com/schedule/schedule/previous-results
 Here is a link of my upcoming schedule:
http://ab-motorsports.com/schedule/schedule/upcoming-races
 
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Jason Alder 2nd Quarter Report. 

April through June this year has been a very busy!  Over the past three months I have raced in 20 races including the Maryland Sprint Divisional Series as well as my local track, Sandy Hook Speedway’s Club Championship Series. 

The weekend of May 17-18th was a full weekend of racing in Street, Maryland.  On Saturday, I participated in three races: the Sportsman ProGas Lite F1, Sportsman ProGas Heavy F1 and the Sportsman Methanol F1 classes. I qualified 3rd in the Sportsman ProGas Lite F1 and Sportsman Methanol F1 classes and 2nd in the Sportsman ProGas Heavy F1.  I finished 1st in the Sportsman ProGas Heavy F1feature and 2nd in the other two classes.

On Sunday I also participated in three races: the Sportsman ProGas Lite F2, Sportsman ProGas Heavy F2 and the Sportsman Methanol F2 classes.  I qualified 1st in all three classes and went on to win all three class feature events. 

Over this past three months, my average qualified position is 1.6 and my average finish was 1.4 with 12 first place finishes.

This past weekend I participated on a Money race at Sandy Hook speedway.  I qualified 1st and went on to win the Feature event and prize.  Here is a picture of me on the podium. 

We have had an awesome 2014 racing season.  I want to thank Boca Bearings for the top-notch bearings.  I use UDL insert bearings in the rear and UDL radial bearings in the front.  These are second to none and are unquestionably the best bearings.

I also want to thank my other sponsors: Champion Plugs, Hat Automotive, 2020 Teknology and our charity of choice, JDRF.org.

 

Here is a link to all of my race results:

http://ab-motorsports.com/schedule/schedule/previous-results


Here is a link of my upcoming schedule:

http://ab-motorsports.com/schedule/schedule/upcoming-races

 

Visit us on the web, like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

www.AB-Motorsports.com

www.facebook.com/ABMotorsports

www.twitter.com/ABMotorsports77

www.youtube.com/ABMotorsports77