October 12, 2011

Florida Short Course Enduro report

At the home of the best Indoor off road RC facility in FL, Basher RC Raceway hosted their first ever enduro race name ‘3 Hours of Basher’. With the help of the local sponsors: JConcepts providing free tires for each team, DNA energy drink & Puccini’s pizza having free food and drink for all racers, and last but not least, Bob making those amazing ice cold Slushie. This event has become an event that FL RC racers can’t miss. The race director of this event Tim Potter was able to bring the exciting tradition from on road to off road racing scene in FL. This event had total of 9 teams competing for the title of the first ever Basher enduro champion.

During the qualifier, each team had their ace driver battle out in a 6 minutes race for the starting position. Team Hobbycrap’s driver Felix Law was able to set the TQ with 24 laps run, a lap faster than 2nd place team.

In the 3 Hours enduro, Team Hobbycrap took advantage of the TQ position & got into an early lead. The battle was for 2nd between Team Battleground, JConcepts Young Gun & Team Crown Hobbies. At the 1 hour mark, JConcepts Young Gun had a motor failure knock them out of the top 3, Team Battleground had noticed their sensor wire was unplug from the start, making their SC10 extremely hard to control. Team P3 was able to join the battle while the equipment failure continued happening to the other teams. At the 2 hour mark, Team Crown hobbies & Team P3’s battle continued. Suddenly, Team Crown hobbies notice their HPI Blitz had lost steering due to a broken bellcrank, knocking them out of the competition. Team P3’s consistent strategy keeps them within reach to team Hobbycrap until they ran out of tires. Team P3 had to make a tire stop because they were using a small pin tire due the earlier track condition. With the extra pit stop, team Battleground took 2nd away from Team P3, with in those 20 minutes, Team Battleground have CVA issues with their SC10, Team P3 was able to take 2nd back while Team Battleground struggled to find a pin for the CVA.

The Team Hobbycrap took the lead & never looked back, this accomplishment is all thanks to the former 1/8th on road driver Philip Abed using his knowledge to help setup the SC10 to fit all 3 driver’s driving style. With his calm & consistent driving, he was able keep the lead from the other team. While keeping the lead, they were able to extend the lead to 18 laps over 2nd placed Team P3 & Team Battleground in 3rd.

Source: Hobby Crap [hobbycrap.com]


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