Defending 2WD Short Course Champion has put himself in the best position possible to retain his title at the Pro-Line Cactus Classic in tomorrow’s finals after the factory Associated driver made it three of of three in Q3 to become the first Top Qualifier at the 26th running of the prestigious American event.
JConcepts brought several new products to show and use at this week’s 26th Pro-Line Cactus Classic. First up is the Pressure Points truck tire that makes use of the tread recently introduced with the Pressure Points short course tire. The latest low-height tread option is specifically designed to tame high-speed courses with either wet or blue groove traction conditions. The tread starts as an angular, low pin design as a carryover from the Bar Codes front tire and sports small points combined with Y elements to achieve a maximum in penetration and tack. The inner side-wall has built-in ribbing which limits carcass collapse and increases support on the outside during hard cornering and driving.
Exotek Racing have released these extra firm 6.25lb side springs for the F1R conversion kit. The harder springs make for a more responsive chassis reaction over the softer stock springs and are best used in high grip track conditions.
Reigning US National Champion Dustin Evans has TQ’d the second round of 2WD Buggy qualifying for the Pro-Line Cactus Classic, the TLR driver driver setting a new overall fastest time for the largest of the classes at the 26th edition of the America’s longest running offroad event. Topping the time sheets ahead of Associated team-mates Ryan Maifield and Ryan Cavalieri the Top 3 all managed to pull off 13 laps this time round.
Ryan Cavalieri has TQ’d the opening round of qualifying for both Buggy classes at the 26th running of the Pro-Line Cactus Classic. In 2WD the World Champion narrowly outpaced team-mate and dominator of the morning’s truck qualifying Ryan Maifield while in 4WD he had a decent advantage at the top of the time sheets over reigning US National Champion Jared Tebo.
Continuing on from setting the pace in yesterday’s practice Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield has topped the opening round of qualifying in both Mod Truck and 2WD Short Course at the Pro-Line Cactus Classic. The Associated driver who is the US National Champion and defending Cactus champion in 2WD Short Course TQ’d that class from Kyosho’s Jared Tebo while in Mod Truck he was the only driver to make 13-laps taking the round ahead of TLR’s Dakotah Phend.
Cactus Classis sponsors Pro-Line brought many new products to this week’s 26th running of the annual event in the form of new buggy and truck tyres, short course wheels and a new 2012 BullDog body for Tamiya’s 4WD buggy.
Team Durango have just announced the DNX408v2 that incorporates many improvements such as a new fuel tank, updated radio boy and redesigned PT and throttle mount. The new fuel tank has the pressure pin relocated to the lid plus the neck of the fuel filler has been re-profiled to work with Team Durango’s fuel gun and other aftermarkt guns. Also the material has changed to a more transparent one to make the fuel level easier to spot.