The summer kick-off race at Dave’s RC Tracks located in Hubbard, Oregon was once again underway last weekend over the blistering hot June 26th through the 28th. With temperatures reaching near 100 degrees Fahrenheit all weekend long, racers were all trying to dial in traction as well as figuring out ways to beat the heat.
With Dave’s running the classic format of open practice on Friday, 4 qualifying runs on Sat, and triple A-mains on Sunday, the vibe is always laid back, relaxed, fun and full of competitive racing with a group of friends. The track layout is a modified version of the previous layout with simple pipe and jump changes, but still making it feel like an all-new track that flows and is a blast to drive on. Huge thanks goes out to the track crew at Dave’s, better known as the Blue Crew, for putting in the time during a massive heat wave.
The racing was fantastic and all the mains were exciting and filled with close racing and battles. In the Pro-Stock Truck class, it would be a three-way battle between Terry Schulz, Keith Whetsell, and TLR’s Casey Vitale. With the most consistent finishing results of a 1,2,1 it would be Vitale taking the win over a hard charging Keith Whetsell and Terry Schulz.
The biggest turn-out of the weekend was the stock buggy class which saw a full heat of C-mainers duke it out for the 2 bump spots. Looking deadly fast all weekend long was JConcept’s Terry Schulz winning 2 out of the 3 mains. Travis Harker would finish 2nd with two 2nd place finishes as his best results leaving the 3rd spot for Olympia local, Tyler Miller who had a 2 and a 3 for his best finishes.
The super fast 4wd modified class was dominated by team Kyosho and their ZX6 sweeping the podium. In a league of his own, Kyosho’s Tanner Day TQ’d and wins in just 2 mains. Not only happy with the result, Day was also happy his 4wd got better throughout the weekend. Kyosho’s other young talent, Jackson Andres would battle Kyosho’s Roger Seim wire to wire in A3 for 2nd overall. Rogers having finished a second behind Andres in A3 meant the veteran would have to settle for 3rd.
The battle in 2wd was intense with Kyosho once again filling the podium with rear motor RB6’s. This time, it would be young Jackson Andres taking the overall win in the coveted 2wd mod buggy class. Giving it his best, Kyosho’s Tanner Day would lose out to the ‘tie-breaker ‘ and have to settle for 2nd place. Kyosho’s Roger Seim would end up 3rd and completing the double podium in 2wd and 4wd.
Thanks for reading what’s happening in the NW. Thanks to Dave, Annette and the Blue crew for putting on a great event. Cheers to all those who came out!