Current IFMAR World Champion Cody King attended the first round of the 2011 JBRL at ARC Raceway in Temecula, CA, USA just 3 days after arriving back from the Neo11 race in England. As the 2010 JBRL Buggy and Truggy Champion, Cody didn’t miss a beat starting off 2011 with a TQ in buggy and winning both Buggy and Truggy by a wide margin. Cody trounced the field in Truggy and in Buggy had an early challenge by JQ’s Chad Bradley and held off a late push by Team Losi’s Matt Castellano near the end to take the buggy win with Mugen driver Travis Amezcua taking 3rd. With the ROAR Nationals just a matter of weeks away, and the ARC surface similar to the Nationals venue, this looks to be a logical warm-up leading into the biggest race of the year for US drivers. JBRL Round 2 is just 2 weeks away, right across town at Revelation Raceway, The Drakes home turf. It should be interesting to see what happens there with drastically different track conditions compared to ARC.