Race report by Mike Swauger:
“The Desoto GP was held at the Greater LA Club. This race I decided to only run Sedan to help out local XRAY team with setups and two to get ready for the GLC and Nationals, with the extra time I was also able to help out 1/8th team a little more then I usually could if I ran both classes.
I was told the week before that the traction has been very high so I set-up the car with differentials and a suspension setting that would accommodate the high bite, but when I put the car on the track for the first time I quickly found out the traction was very low and had to soften up the rear diff and F/R springs, by qualifying I was able to get the car pretty good. I ended up TQ and we were able to put 5 XRAY cars in the Sedan main as well as 1 car in the GT, 1 car in the Masters, 3 cars in Sportsman, and 2 cars in the 1/8th Open A main.
The main started a bit tough for me as I traction rolled on the second car and chunking the inside rear tire really bad in the process, I decided to stick it out and roll around the track and was able to come away with the win with my teammate Eduardo Cabal coming in a well deserved 3rd place.
I would also like to congratulate all the RC America/XRAY Team drivers for a great showing and especially Sal Bisada for taking the Sporstman win, and Biboy Angeles for his second place podium position in the GT8 class.”