The Drake has sent us a brief report from round 3 of the SoCal Saturday Series held at Thunder Alley in Beaumont, CA, host of the recent 1/8 Off-Road Buggy Nationals. The weather was extremely hot, but Losi /GRP drivers Adam Drake and Matt Castellano were even hotter. Matt edged out Adam in round one by less then one second to set the early TQ, but in round two Adam was able to improve his time and take the overall TQ for the 1/8th Pro Buggy class. Adam also TQ’d the 1/8th Pro truck class, but had electrical problems in the final. In the buggy final Adam was able to keep it smooth and consistent to win his third buggy final in three races, while Matt also ran a great race and finished second for the Losi / GRP / Nitrotane 1-2. The 1/8th Expert final saw Losi 8ight racer Kyle Johnson taking the win, just in front of his team mate Jim Pierce.