The 2014 JBRL nitro series got under way this past weekend at Thunder Alley RC Raceway. Cody King reports after his victory in the nitro truggy class… The 2014 JBRL nitro series got under way this weekend, and in spite of a busy schedule, we were able to attend.
We drove out to Thunder Alley RC Raceway Friday afternoon to get some practice for Saturday’s race. All of practice we were trying some different shock setups and got my buggy pretty good. My Kyosho teammate from Australia Kyle McBride was here preparing for Silver State, so it was good to see him and his dad out here racing.
We would not be able to get the truggy on the track for practice at all on Friday, so the first qualifier would be my first run with the truck. Racing started early Saturday morning and truggy was up first. In the first round Drew Moller, Adam Drake, and myself would have a very close race. Drew had a little crash over one of the many difficult jumps on the track and that would move me to second only 1.4 seconds off of Adam. It felt good to be on pace without any practice.
For the second qualifier I had some settings on the radio wrong, and I had to pull off. 3 other drivers from round 2 would beat my time and put me 5th on the grid for the 15 minute main. The truggy main was very exciting as Adam and I would battle for the entire main. I would make the final pass with about 4 minutes left and pull about a one second gap and hold it there for the win. Drake would end up 2nd and Team Kyosho’s Kyle McBride would end up 3rd.
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