The organisers of the new 2018/19 OneTen Chinese EP Racing Series presented by Infinity are extremely pleased to announce Sweep Racing as the official handout tire supplier for the series. With a long history of supporting major series and races around the World, including the upcoming Reedy Race in California, the Korean brand will supply their popular QTS and EXP range of tires for both the Modified and Stock classes at all 4 rounds of the championship which kicks off on October 6-7 (updated date) at RCI V2 in Shanghai, the only carpet race of the season. Sweep will also be the official handout additive supplier for the 3 outdoor asphalt races, the series going outdoor from round 2 in Hong Kong in December before moving to Guangzhou in January for round 3 and ending back in Hong Kong in March. Tires will be available trackside at all venues in the week leading up to each event and each entrant receives one free set with their entry.
More information on the OneTen Series can be found here.
Tacoma R/C Raceway hosted the first race of the yearly Shortcourse Showdown Tour presented by Scotty Ernst. The venue is run by racer Scott Brown, so he knows how to host and put on a good show. The track is a hard clay surface with plenty of traction to allow close and consistent racing. Qualifying saw Team Associated vehicles rise to the top in the Stock SC, Stock SCB, Mod SC, and Mod 4WD SC classes. All qualifying results were extremely close and hinted at some great battles developing for the mains. Stock Short Course had TQ and Associated driver Dave Duncan out to an early lead in his Factory Team SC10. Zane Courtway followed closely in second with his Factory Team SC10. Zane took the point while the lead tandem was negotiating lap traffic. Dave kept on chipping away at Zane’s lead until 2 minutes remaining when Zane had his own issues with lap traffic. Dave took over the lead and never let it go. Team Associated SC10’s finished first and third on the podium, with Dave taking the win and Zane third.
Frigid Pennsylvania temperatures weren’t enough to stop the competition from heating up at the 2013 Motorama located in Harrisburg, PA. Temperatures rose quickly inside the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex with two R/C tracks and a record setting 740+ race entries, racers were amped up and ready to lay down some laps. JConcepts Driver Dave Duncan edged out ahead of the competition by only 0.8 of a second taking the TQ spot in Stock Short Course Buggy. Duncan took advantage of the ever important pole position by checking out and not looking back taking the A Main Stock Short Course Buggy win.
The final day of the 2013 CRCRC Winter Mid West Championships, is…the finals. With the continued record breaking warm temperatures keeping the humidity in the building at the Ohio RC Factory, and the soil remained moist. Traction is not an issue, but getting steering is because of the amount of rear grip. Barcodes in Gold are the go-to tire for the JConcepts drivers in buggy, and Pressure Points are the tire in SCT.
GCRC Raceway, a purpose built indoor clay 1/10th race track in Australia would host a 13 round race series. Panther team driver Darren Lord took the series by storm in the 4WD Pro SC division. Eleven TQs and twelve 1st place finishes secured Darren the hard fought title.
The fifth and last round of the Belgian SCT Cup 2012 took place at the Blackcountry Arena’s indoor astroturf track in Charleroi. The club, which hosted one of the EOS races in 2011, has as always been very efficient in organising the race, and even offered a glass of champagne to everyone at the end. The 2WD class saw the most attendees this weekend with some fast guys like Jean-François Renard and Nicolas Hammerton in attendance. The first and second leg of qualification was won by Nicolas Evens which gave him the overall TQ. The third leg was a tough one with four fast guys fighting hard on the track, running all together for most of the 6 minutes. In the end Jean-François was the quickest in front of Vincent Brauns and Nicolas Hammerton. In the first A-final Vincent had an excellent run with his rear motor truck. He was able to secure a second place between the two Nicolas’s and their 22SCTs. Second final started by a huge pile-up allowing Nicolas Evens to have half a lap lead. Nicolas Hammerton and Jean-François Renard fought for second place and ended in that order, separated by 1.5 seconds only. Last final saw the same guys fighting for the victory, with Vincent taking the win.
Mike’s Hobby Shop in Carrollton, TX played host to the 2012 Short Course Showdown Finals. Mike Darnell, owner and operator and Scotty Ernst put on an amazing event that brought in 269 entries for some fierce side by side action. The track appeared to be a fairly simple layout by design, but with jump placement and slick conditions, this track turned out to be very technical and tire selection was of the upmost importance. With qualifying under way JConcepts/MIP driver Matt Olson made a statement in the opening round by setting an amazing TQ run with the only 15 lapper of the event in the Stock division. Matt’s TQ run held from start to finish of qualifying and put him on the pole position for the Main event. Next up was 2WD Modified SCT and this was a heavy weight battle throughout all three rounds between JConcepts/Team Associated driver Scott Brown and JConcepts/TLR driver Frank Root. Frank and Scott traded TQ positions each and every round with Frank finally taking the last round by 4 seconds and claiming the top spot for the A-main. Last up was the 4×4 Open SCT class and once again, we saw a fierce battle for the TQ spot. JConcepts/MIP driver Matt Olson was going head to head with JConcepts/TLR driver Frank Root round after round as they traded TQ spots each and every round, but once again Frank pulled out the TQ spot giving him the double TQ for both Modified classes.
The Reedy Truck Race of Champions has become one of the premier racing events in the country thanks to the hard work and dedication of Jimmy Babcock and the Hot Rod Hobbies crew. Thankfully, early October temperatures in Saugus, California made for a comfortable weekend of racing for the nearly 150 entrants. The prestigious modified 2WD and 4WD short course truck classes featured a field of the of the top West Coast pros including Reedy factory drivers Carson Wernimont and Kody Numedahl. The Pro 2 Modified SC class was all Kody Numedahl and his Reedy-powered Factory Team SC10. Starting from the pole position thanks to his top-qualifying performance, Kody went on to win A-Main legs one and two in convincing fashion to claim the title. Wernimont joined Numedahl on the podium with a third place finish overall. Carson Wernimont had to battle a little bit harder than Numedahl on the way to his victory in the Pro 4 Modified SC class. A win in A-Main leg two and consistent finishes in legs one and three were all that Carson needed for the win.