Team Associated’s Steven Hartson has swept the competition at the fifth round of the 2012 JBRL at the Controlled Chaos Raceway in Palmdale, CA. The race format saw two rounds of qualifying with rocket round and a single main event all run on Saturday. Steven attended the 2WD Mod Buggy and Mod Truck class and was able to comfortably grab TQ in both classes. In the buggy A-main he pulled a lead of about five seconds over Mike Truhe who qualified third, for about the first two minutes of the race. Mike made a couple of mistakes which allowed runner-up Cody Turner by for second. Turner tried to make a charge the last minute, but the gap was too far apart. Steven ended up winning by about five seconds over Turner. Hayato Matsuzaki rounded out the podium. In Mod Truck Steven got out to a good lead and put in good consistent laps. By the end of the race, he was almost a lap up on second placed Matt Castellano and Mike Truhe in third position.