November 1, 2011

JConcepts SuperCup report

One of the biggest race series in FL is the JConcepts SuperCup. The Series has an average of 130+ entries every race thanks to the great race director Mike Applegate. For this 3rd round of the SuperCup, it was hosted at New Red hobbies, Ocala FL. This indoor facility was the only track that has enough traction to run slick tires. But due to the last minute rule to keep competition fair, JConcepts decide to make this a “Non Slick” race. The Biggest Class of the entire SuperCup Series is the Short Course class. There about 75% of driver enter at least one short course class.

In Stock Short Course, The battle for TQ was between the Young 11 years Old Daimon Borkowicz sponsor by JConcepts & the Reedy Race On road winner Dave Bowser. With Dave Bowser’s “Almost perfect setup SC10” He was able to drive his car to claim the TQ position with Daimon only a few second back. Dave Bowser said “My car has a good setup, but it’s very hard to drive. Even with a few mistake, I was still able to hold the TQ because the car have a lot of corner speed.”

In the SSC Main, Dave Bowser & Daimon’s battle continued. With the ability of bumper to bumper battles with short course, the 1st min of the race was intense. Until Dave made a slight mistake, Daimon was able to take the lead & drive away. While the “Horse power man” Billy Bruce with his Revtech powered Kyosho came from 8th place all the way up to 3rd battling against Dave Bowser. In the end, Due to couple of accidents, Dave fell back to 4th place while Daimon claimed the victory with Billy Bruce & Michael Bruce finishing 2nd & 3rd.

There were a total of 3 full heats of qualifier for the Pro 4 short Course class, making this one of the biggest classes in the SuperCup series. Felix Law was able to grab the TQ with his JConcepts equipped Losi SCT-E. He was able to do the only 17 lap in this class with a consistent average of 21 sec per lap.

In the Pro4 Main, Felix Law took advantage of the TQ & checked out. Without any problem, he was able to win the race with 2 laps ahead of the field. The battle was between second & third. The Basher RC Raceway driver Cory Schoppmeyer was able to battle his way against the local “short course king” Ricky Layman to finish 2nd  & Lazi Janos from Coral Spring FL did an impressive run finishing 3rd at his first ever big race in his career.

The Intense Short Course action continued in the Pro2 Mod. The 3 brands of SC truck, Paul Wynn driving the AE SC10, Leon Macintosh driving the X-Factory & Ryan Eckert driving the Kyosho were have the battle for the TQ all weekend. In the end of the qualifier, Paul came out on top with his JConcepts equipped AE SC10 with prototype parts from Brian Kinwald. He was able prove once again that Kinwald’s “idea” works when he took the TQ by 5 seconds over 2nd place.

In the Pro2 Mod final, Paul Wynn was able to checkout while 2nd & 3rd place’s mistake cost them some valuable position. JConcepts/AE driver Zack Genova was able to slip by for 2nd over both Ryan & Leon while both of them were to traction roll at the end of the straight into the fence. With consistent & fast lap times, Paul Wynn was able to finish with about 10 seconds over 2nd. Zack Genova came from the back & finish 2nd & Ryan with his Kyosho finish 3rd.

Source: Hobby Crap []


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