January 9th and 10th saw the Pacific NW kick off its first race of 2016 indoor season and what a great way to celebrate the new year with a fantastic race in celebration of one of the industry’s greatest ambassadors…. Kelly Lunsford. Now, in it’s 2nd year of the great Lunsford Race, last year’s champion … Continue reading
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2015 1st Annual NW Astro Invitationals @ NW Hobbies – The Astro Experience!
Astroturf racing is slowly becoming the standard racing surface here in the Pacific Northwest as the once beloved clay tracks have been slowly disappearing over the last couple of years. Last weekend over November 21st – 22nd, the PNW held its first big race on this new artificial surface in Albany, Oregon at NW Hobbies … Continue reading
IFMAR World’s 4wd photo epic
So I have a collection of photos from the 4wd drive portion of the the IFMAR Worlds at Yatabe….. rather than having them sit around on my hard drive I think the natural thing to do is post them up in a photo epic! So enjoy the photos of a spectacular race. The best in … Continue reading
Being at Worlds – Day 8 4wd finals and new champion is crowned!
What an exciting event….. I got to witness the mastery of a new off-road legend, Bruno Coelho. This guy can drive and he had such a great car built for astro! Xray did their homework and has the best combo of driver and car in the 4wd class. The only other person that was able … Continue reading
Being at Worlds – Day 7 4wd quals!
Check out some video highlights that I compiled for JConcepts. It’s been awesome making these videos giving insight to the racing here at Yatabe. The astro is crazy grippy in 4wd making it very hard to push the cars without traction rolling. I hope you guys enjoy this inside perspective to some fantastic, heart-pounding racing … Continue reading
Being at Worlds – Day 6 4wd PRACTICE!
4wd is underway with today being practice and controlled practice. As one of my favorite interviews of all time that includes the word ‘practice’ goes, “We talkin’ about practice!” Anyways, there’s definitely a different set of drivers in the mix. Some of the guys who were great in 2wd are now towards the back. Thus … Continue reading
Being at Worlds – Day 5 4wd registration, 2wd photo epic!
Not much going on today at Yatabe Arena as racers are just gluing up tires and registering their cars with tech for the 4wd portion of the World Championships. The track has some slight modifications to further challenge the best in the world! Here is Jason Ruona’s track walk as he discuss some of the … Continue reading
Being at Worlds – Day 4… New 2wd Champion!
It started with 10….. then there was only 1. It’s not every day you get to watch a new champion emerge before your eyes. Sure, I’ve watched it from the comforts of my home, but this time it was much different. I was able to experience it in person and to watch it unfold step … Continue reading
Being at Worlds – Day 3 qualifying
So I’m here at the Worlds having an awesome time. This is an event I’ve dreamt about going to for a long time and luckily for me, this year it’s in Japan. Top it off, it’s at Yatabe Arena! To put it shortly, it’s a dream come true. As a long time racer and someone … Continue reading
Being at Worlds Day 2
So to recap some of the action working with the JConcepts team, here are a few videos from JConcepts’ very own Jason Ruona. He wanted to connect with the public by taking on a very cool Q&A session from facebook. There are a lot of pro coverage here by LiveRC, RedRC, and Neobuggy which are doing … Continue reading