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Team HOBBYWING Driver John Luu Crowned Off Road King


Team HOBBYWING Driver John Luu is the Crowned King of Off Road @ the 4th Annual 2014 Kings Race, Delta RC Antioch, CA. 


Strong shifting winds and high traction proved to be a factor for Luu’s first race on a large outdoor sugared track. Despite these challenges, he credits his success to valuable advice given by team mate Rob Moots, exquisite RC bodies by Marshall Patten of REDS Airbrush Designs (RAD), fantastic equipment by HOBBYWING, and great friends.

“It was a fun and educational weekend. I have never driven on a sugared track before, it was almost as if I had to drive on egg shells so to speak, being careful how much corner speed was carried to combat a sudden roll over. However, once that hurdle was crossed we were rewarded with infinite forward traction. The layout although tough for 17.5 2wd buggy, was one of my favorites, everything from steep inclines/declines to a slalom onto a long straightaway.  This well organized event allowed me to run multiple classes without any major hiccups and make the A main in all 3 classes, with a top finish in Expert 17.5 buggy.  A huge thank you again to everyone involved!”

The 2014 J Concepts Summer Indoor National Champion began his passion in late 2012 at his home track LSR Speedway in Sacramento, CA where he holds multiple victories in SC and 2wd Buggy. Off the track, Luu enjoys building cars, providing support to fellow racers and terrorizing unsuspecting rocks and dirt with his 1/5 Scale RC’s.

Vehicle: Team AE B5M

ESC/Motor: HOBBYWING Stock Spec V3.1, V10 17.5T 

Battery: Orion 4500 Carbon Pro 2s

Radio/ Servo: Airtronics MT4-S, Airtronics 94661

Body: J Concepts Silencer- Painted by RAD

Wheels: AE Kit/ Stock

Tires: J Concepts Dirtwebs Orange Fronts. Proline X2 Suburbs Rear

Foams: J Concepts Dirt-Tech