February 2, 2017

2017 JConcepts Indoor Off-Road Championship – Report

The 2017 JConcepts Indoor Off-Road Championship was held in Rockford, Illinois, at Race ‘Em R/C. This event was highlighted with some of the best  drivers in attendance raising the level of competition to elite status. Temps were below freezing, but the action was hot in Illinois. 2WD Modified was led by newly signed Team Associated driver, Dustin Evans, who was able to set the fastest qualifying times in rounds one and three to take the overall TQ. In the triple A-mains, Evans would go on to win A1 while Team Associated’s Chad Due would take victory in A2 to set up for a final showdown in A3. However, Evans proved to be too strong and would go on to win a decisive A3 and take the overall win in 2WD modified class. The Wisconsin legend, Chad Due, would finish second using his A1 and A2 scores consisting of a third and first while Team Associated’s rising star, Cole Tollard would round out the podium in third with excellent driving from fifth on the grid.

In the 4WD Modified class, it was Team Associated’s hot shoe, Cole Tollard earning the overall TQ position with amazing runs in qualifying rounds two and three. The stage was set for exciting action in the triple A-mains as the top 5 cars were all very close. Winning A1 was Evans, which put an extreme amount of pressure on the class TQ, Tollard. However, Tollard would not be phased and rose to the challenge. The two would put on one of the best shows of the weekend in A2, with Tollard taking the win over Evans with a gap less than two seconds. With both drivers having one win, it came down to A3 to decide the overall champion. Saving the best for last, Tollard would deliver a near flawless run to win A3 in style and solidify himself as the 4WD Modified overall champion. Evans would finish second with a firt and a second while Team Associated’s Chad Due would finish third on the podium with two third place finishes.

In 2WD Blinky Stock and 13.5 4WD Superstock class, much like earlier at the CRCRC, Dreighton Stoub would put his driving skills on display and go on to win both classes in the first two mains. Taking the win in the Modified Short Course class was Tyler Whitt. Whitt would check out in the first two mains to take the overall.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


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