You don’t see factory guys run stock very much… But when you do pay attention. Recently The Loft RC Raceway hosted a stock only race that brought out several of the heaviest hitters in the region. There were 3 rounds of qualifying using best 2 of 3 qual points and triple A Mains. This is how it went down.
Thursday, I did a lot of wrenching “stockifying” my car lighting and rebuilding.
Friday, A warm up race was run and I used this time to figure out gearing. Did not do as well as I would have liked but I had a different car every time with all the changes I made.
Saturday, Everyone knew it was race day and “big race” could be felt in the air.
Q1 I got a 2 for the round
Q2 I got a 3 for the round
Q3 I got a 3 for the round
The 2 and 3 points put me third on the grid for the A Mains.
A1 I got 4th
A2 I got 5th after being run over on the last corner.
A3 I knew I needed a strong finish to make it to the podium. I ended up having a great run and got 2nd. This gave me 6 points from the mains. There was another driver who also had 6 points but my combined laps and times put me third on the podium.
HobbyWing Equipment I used was
The next big race for me is the WRL (Winter Racing League) 6.0 at the infamous Ohio RC Factory.
See everyone at the races.
Dustin Richards, SPD