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ILER RACING -- July 2015 Race Report
David Iler #27
Jessica Iler #19
 
July 3-5, 2015
Leadfinger Crown
Beachline Raceway -- Cocoa, FL
 
Leadfinger RC holds an annual event, but Chris Schaefer took it to the next level this year with his 3 day event. Racers traveled from all over in hopes of taking home the Leadfinger Crown.  The event was held at Beachline Raceway in Cocoa Florida. Several people worked long hours in the HOT weather to change the track layout for the race and it turned out awesome. Friday was practice day where both 1:10 and 1:8 classes took turns every hour. 1:10 scale classes raced on Saturday while the 1:8 scale group raced Sunday. There were 169 entries total for both days combined.  
 
Both David and I ran our 13.5 buggies. David ran well all day and his Clay Panther tires worked great. He qualified 3rd and was able to take 2nd in the Main. My car handled great, but my lap times were 1 to 2 seconds behind everyone. I qualified 9th going into the Main and was able to finish 7th overall.
 
I had a bad first qualifier with my 2wd Stock Short Course truck. I couldn’t seem to keep it in control when getting on the throttle. Back at the pits I ended up changing the curve on my controller in hopes that it would handle better. It worked and in my second qualifier I was able to go from an 11 lap pace to 12 laps. Heading into the Main I was super nervous as I wanted to finish in the top 5. I was holding onto the 5th position, but could see Ron Viesins getting closer. I know I could have pushed harder, but held back as I didn’t want to make a mistake and lose my position. I was very excited when I crossed the finish line knowing I took 5th and was going to take home my very own Leadfinger plaque.
 
David took TQ in the first qualifier of 4wd Short Course with a 14/5:05.473. During the second qualifier he had crashed and ended up in the 6th position on lap 3. By lap 11 David was able to work his way up through the field to 1st, but with a couple laps left in the race he was passed by Lazi who ended up taking over TQ with a 15/5:18.193. David started off in 2nd of the Main. He had some back luck when he got on the throttle and his truck would not move at the start of the race. When he finally got it to go he was already in the back of the pack. It glitch a few more times during the Main and he just could not come back. It was disappointing when he raced well all day with it.
 
During my second qualifier with my 4wd Short Course truck I was in second place on an A- Main pace when my tire fell off with a minute left. I have never had this happen before especially when I use Loctite when putting them on. I started 3rd in the B-Main and my only hope was to do well enough to get the bump and I did by finishing 2nd. There were a lot of good drivers in the A-Main who were a couple seconds faster on lap times then me. In the end I was just happy to make it that far.
 
David Iler Race Results
13.5 4wd Buggy
Qualified: 3rd
Finished: 2nd
Tires: Clay Bobcats front, Clay Rattlers back

Pro-4 SCT
Qualified: 2nd
Finished: 6th
Tires: Clay Rattlers

2wd Stock Truck
Qualified: 7th
Finished: 8th
Tires: Ribbed tires front, SS Rattlers back
 
Jessica Iler Race Results
13.5 4wd Buggy
Qualified: 9th
Finished: 7th
Tires: Clay Bobcats front, Clay Rattlers back
 
Pro-4 SCT
Qualified: 3rd (B-Main)
Finished: 2nd (B-Main) – Bumped
Finished: 10th (A-Main)
Tires: Clay Rattlers
 
2wd Stock Short Course
Qualified: 5th
Finished: 5th
Tires: Clay Rattlers
 
July 11, 2015
Mills Pond Raceway -- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Club Race
 
There was a total of 19 E-Buggies tonight. It was our first time racing on the new layout that included triples, wooden jumps, washboard bumps around a corner, choose a lane path and more. It defiantly had a lot going on to keep you on your toes. We both did really well during the qualifiers. David’s fast lap was a 30.6 while my fastest lap was a 33.3. We both made it to the A-Main with David starting 2nd and myself in 8th. David had some back luck at the start of the race and was taken out a couple times dropping him from 2nd to 7th in the first lap. He knew he just needed to stay focused and push hard to come back, but with 4 minutes in as he was coming down the straight away his motor blew and it was all over for him. My start was a lot better than David’s and I was able to move up a couple positions from 8th to 6th in the first lap. On the second lap I was side by side another buggy coming up to the first wooden jump, but was not able to make it as my wheel caught the side of the jump and fell off. By the time the marshal noticed my buggy I ended up having a 55 second lap which was about 20 seconds longer than my average lap times. In the end I was very happy finishing 9th out of 19.
 
David Iler Race Results
1:8 E-Buggy
Qualified: 2nd
Finished: DNF
Tires: SS Raptors
 
Jessica Iler Race Results
1:8 E-Buggy
Qualified: 8th
Finished: 9th
Tires: SS Raptors

July 18, 2015
JConcepts Summer Tour
Sundancers -- Port St. Lucie, FL
 
The track crew at Sundancers worked hard this past week making changes to the East side of the track. They had gotten a lot of rain during the week, but were still able to pull it off. Saturday morning it was a little slick for practice, but when the sun came out the traction picked up tremendously.  Just after the first qualifiers the sky turned black and the radar showed heavy rain coming. We packed up our pits, took the tent down and put it all in the mini-van just to be safe. We got very lucky and rain never came.
 
David's stadium truck was set up perfect with his Panther Switches on DE Trinidad Wheels. He qualified 1st with an 11/6.09.565 followed by Brett Hold with a 11/610.228. The Main started and David took off. He got a huge lead when Brett and Travis started making some mistakes. It was all over after that and David took home 1st.
 
Jeff Kranz took the TQ in 4wd SCT by just .0937 ahead of David. I had only qualified 8th as I kept traction rolling during the qualifiers. I ended up switching my tires in the Main to Panther Switches and was very pleased with how they handled. I should have used them earlier. It was a close race between the top drivers. In the end the podium was made up with Jeff Kranz in 1st, Lazi 2nd followed by David 3rd.
 
I had finished 2nd in both my qualifiers with my 2wd SCT, but still only qualified 3rd. During the Main I was able to move up and take over the first spot as first and second place made mistakes. I didn’t hold onto it very long and was passed when my truck parachuted as I tried making the double in the back of the track. I was very excited to place 2nd as I knew I probably did not have a chance for first since it was an open class and the winner was using a 13.5 motor compared to my 17.5.
 
David Iler Race Results
2wd 17.5 Blinky Stadium Truck
Qualified: 1st
Finished: 1st
Tires: SS Switches on DE Trinidad Wheels

4wd Short Course Truck
Qualified: 2nd
Finished: 3rd
Tires: Clay Switches
 
Jessica Iler Race Results
2wd 17.5 Blinky SCT
Qualified: 3rd
Finished: 2nd
Tires: Clay Rattlers
 
4wd Short Course Truck
Qualified: 8th
Finished: Not sure, wasn’t able to see final results
Tires: Q1 and Q2 SS Rattlers, Main SS Switches
 
July 19, 2015
Mills Pond Raceway -- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sunday Thunder All Electric Race
 
Yesterday we had headed North to Sundancers in Port St. Lucie for the JConcepts Summer Tour race. This morning we went in the opposite direction South to Mills Pond Raceway in Fort Lauderdale for their Sunday Thunder Electric race. We set up our tent to try and block the sun and get some shade, but it was still super-hot outside. We spent a lot of time inside our mini-van with the A/C on to cool down. There were two heats of E-Buggies and my goal was to make it the A-Main. David finished 2nd in both his qualifiers and I had finished 2nd in Q-1 and 3rd in Q-2. David’s fastest lap time in the qualifiers was 31.381 seconds. This was 2 seconds faster than my 33.200 lap. The good news was we both made it to the A-Main. David would be starting off 3rd and I would be in 7th. We both ended up having a great race with David finishing 1st and myself moving all the way up to 4th beating out some of the fastest guys in South Florida. We were both able to shave off a second each from our fastest lap times. This was a great way to finish off the weekend.

David Iler Race Results
1:8 E-Buggy
Qualified: 3rd
Finished: 1st
Tires: Q1 and Q2 SS Ocelots, Main SS Raptors
 
Jessica Iler Race Results
1:8 E-Buggy
Qualified: 7th
Finished: 4th
Tires: SS Ocelots
 
July 25, 2015
Beachline Raceway -- Cocoa, FL
Battle at the Beach -- Round 2
 
There were 130 entries today making it a very long day. We arrived at 8:00 AM and didn’t leave until 8:45 PM to then have to travel 2 hours 15 minutes home. It took a Rockstar for David and a Monster drink for me, but we made it safely home by 11:00 PM.
 
I qualified 2nd in the B-Main and had a good chance to bump to the A with my 13.5 buggy. Unfortunately, I made a huge mistake costing me 10 seconds on the first lap dropping me all the way to the back of the pack. Being disappointed in myself right off I just pushed forward giving it my best. My buggy felt awesome and handled really well as I gave it my all. In the end I was only able to make it back up to 3rd.  David was able to qualify 4th with his 13.5 buggy. He ran well all day and his buggy looked sweet on the track. In the Main he made the wrong tire choice and decided to switch to SS-Z Rattlers and had a harder time with handling and finished 5th. 
 
I was pleased with how well my 2wd stock SCT ran today. I placed 3rd in both my qualifiers putting me in the 4th spot of the Main. Even though I finished where I started in the Main I had my fastest time for the day with a 13/5:09.682 run beating my qualifier by 8 seconds.
 
There was some stiff competition in 4wd SCT. I was happy with my results as I had improved in the Main finishing 6th moving up 3 spots and getting in a 14 lap run compared to only 13 in my qualifiers. David qualified high in the standings with his SCT. Starting off in the 3rd position he moved up to 1st and held onto it for a few laps. He had some bad luck with lap traffic and was pushed back to 4th. He worked his way back up to 2nd and had a fun battle with 3rd place Mark Soliman. He had some more bad luck on the back straight away and finished 4th.
 
David Iler Race Results
13.5 4wd Buggy
Qualified: 4th
Finished: 5th
Tires: SS Bobcats front, SS-Z Rattlers in back
 
Pro-4 SCT
Qualified: 3rd
Finished: 4th
Tires: Clay Rattlers in Qualifiers, Soft Rattlers Main
 
2wd Stock Truck
Qualified: 5th
Finished: 4th
Tires: SS Rattlers front and back
 
Jessica Iler Race Results
13.5 4wd Buggy
Qualified: 2nd (B-Main)
Finished: 3rd (B-Main)
Tires: SS Bobcats front, SS Rattlers in back
 
Pro-4 SCT
Qualified: 9th
Finished: 6th
Tires: Clay Rattlers
 
2wd Stock Short Course
Qualified: 4th
Finished: 4th
Tires: Clay Rattlers
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JIM'S RC: Binghamton, New York

Jim's RC held a off road RC pavement race with jumps and a rail track layout at the Conklin Fair on Saturday, July 18th, 2015.

The jumps and track were provided by Twisted Raceway located in Homer, NY (check them out on Facebook!), courtesy of Brian Rosato, and Brittany Grummonds!

A couple months of planning, gaining sponsorship, and getting equipment around was a task at hand! I myself have always just attended trophy races, and raced in them. By the end of Saturday night I now have more respect to anybody that can hold an RC off road trophy race! Let alone we had to bring the track to the fair! 

So onto Saturday morning. The forecast had been calling for scattered showers all day, untill about when we started racing it was suppose to clear up! As the track was being laid out by numerous helpers by the names of Brian Roth, Justin Smith, Conklin Airheads, Brian Pomeroy and a few others were much needed!

I had a set schedule to be there by noon, be set up by 2pm, and plan was met! So I was thinking not a rain drop yet has fallen, blue skies, racers were beginning to show up, I was getting excited and nervous at the same time! By the time sign-ups came we had a great crowd of about 25 people, and 37 entries for 4 classes of racing! It was go time! We got through 1st round of novice, pro-lite, and mod buggy, and then the skies opened up! Thundering and lightning prompted racers to take cover, load up and secure what they could and waited it out! Now being this is a electric event stuff was kinda hairy with all the wet stuff laying around!

So after about a half an hour down pour(enough to cancel the dirt track races at a local track) I got out from under the ez up from protecting all the AMB, PA system, computer and my personal equipment from staying dry, for a estimate on what I can do to get a race surface ready! A couple lakes of standing water with a flat surface, and one drain I was thinking it was gonna be quite the task....so I went ahead and started spreading out water with the back pack blower, along with racers sweeping water into the drain to get the standing water off the surface! After a hour and a half, with the sun back out, and a tank of gas outta the blower, we were back racing with hustle more in us all! Since we had lost a hour and a half I knew we were going to be flirting with nighttime racing. We tried that Thursday, and with our home track being smaller and the lights we brought we just couldn't equip the track with good lighting! So we pushed forward!!

After qualifying was done we had some fast drivers out front in Tq positions! A rear motor 1.0 TLR 22sct set fast time in pro 2wd mod sct, a b5 by AE set quick time in the Pro 2wd mod buggy setting up for great battles! Tq in pro life was a Losi xxx-sct! 2 B mains, one each for mod classes, and being only 4 novice, and 9 pro lites we opted for just an A main for all in non pro classes! B mains got out to strong starts in both mod classes with the three in mod sct, sure made quite the battle for the last 2 transfer spots! They stayed a strait away the whole race from each other making it quite the race to announce!

Darkness was quickly creeping up on us so we decieded to keep the mains just 4 minutes each, so everyone would have an equal opportunity at seeing their cars! Racing is always harder on everyone when money, and trophies are on the line. Some rough starts I would like to back but just couldn't being the time frame crunch I was on! But A main winners were more than pleased, and at most times the cleanest racers! So they deserved the wins, and the loot! 100$ for mod sct, and 75$ from Twissted raceway for mod buggy!

Every other race I would call out door prizes that we had gotten from our gracious sponsors as Boca Bearing Company, CowRC, Tower Hobbies, Skinny Licks Ice Cream(voted best ice cream in Broome county), Small Addictions RC, Twissted Raceway, Conklin Fair, and Jims RC! 

Everyone had a great time, got compliments from everyone! Even had 2 different track owners from 150+ miles apart at the event supporting the hobby! Drivers from Old Forge Pennsylvania, to Watertown New York! I can't thank everyone enough for the support they gave me along the way! It was greatly appreciated!! Well onto the next trophy race weather it's mine or someone else's! 
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VITESSE CGSS F1 School

Greetings all,

The competition was held on July 20-21. Throughout the competition, we had put in a lot of effort and also met with plenty of hardships. However, despite all the fiasco we faced, we managed to persevere through and came up with exceptional ideas thanks to the commitment and quick thinking of all our team members.

In the end, we are happy to announced that for the first time in three years, the Cedar team has managed to clinch 2nd place in the bloodhound category, best in Marketing and Sponsorship, as well as the gold overall award. We are grateful for your constant support as well as guidance and together with our teachers, we sincerely thank all of our sponsors. Without your help, we would not have been able to even get into the top 3. 

We will continue to strive hard, our school as well as our sponsors. Through this competition, not only had we braved through the process, but at the same time, we also picked up useful tips and skills that would aid us in the future. We will continue to work harder to achieve our goal for next year competition, and we hope to have your support again. But for now, we are extremely grateful for your support and sponsorship, which has played a major role in our competition.

On behalf of my team, I sincerely express my gratitude for your sponsorship and trust in us!

Yours Sincerely, 

Lum Yen Yi (Team Manager)

on behalf of Sheryl Ha, Joan Chiang, S. Sriharini, Koh Yu Xuan, Rachel Cheah
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James Hobson received $5,000 as the Boca Bearing Innovation Contest winner in 2014. You can do the same this year!
Enter your project in this year's contest here: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/
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The Keystone Big Mountain Enduro last weekend turned out to be one of the most competitive fields we've ever seen at a US enduro, for both the pro men and pro women. In the women's race, 4th through 10th place were separated by less than a minute -- it's rare to have this tight of racing in women's enduro (or men's for that matter) and Syd was stoked to be a part of it, although unfortunately she was on the wrong side of that minute, finishing in 10th, only 30 seconds off a podium finish after over an hour of exhausting, challenging and technical racing. She was pleased, however, to be competitive in such a strong field and put together six clean runs with no crashes and minimal screw ups. Sean had a consistent race for the first five stages, with some solid stage finishes. Unfortunately he had a mechanical and a bad wreck on the last stage of the day, losing around 45 seconds to finish in 39th overall.

After the Keystone Race, Syd and Sean spent a few days training in Summit County and then Steamboat Springs to prepare for the big backcountry days that await them at the EWS in Crested Butte in two weeks. They were lucky to coordinate with friends to shuttle some of the funnest, rockiest, wildest trails that this area has to offer. See photos!

While Syd and Sean were racing in Keystone, Macky headed to France for Round #4 of the Enduro World Series. He spent the week leading up to the race in Morzine, the Whistler of Europe, riding the lift-accessed back country trails of the area and even rode into Switzerland! The format for this round was different than the proceeding three rounds, with courses announced the day before the race. Riders were allowed to ride each course once, directly before they raced it -- stage 3, however, was walk-only, no pre-riding allowed. Leading up the race, the courses were dry and dusty. Macky was looking forward to a New Mexico style race, but then it rained between the pre-ride of stage one and the start of the race, so the first stage was extremely wet and slippery and completely different from practice. Unfortunately, he crashed pretty seriously towards the end of the first stage, after hitting a wet wooden bridge too fast and sliding out. He finished the stage (and the race), but lost several minutes getting his bearings after crashing and due to the resulting abrasions and bruises. The second day went a bit better and he gained 10 spots to finish in 100th overall.

Now the whole team is heading to Crested Butte to prepare for the 5th Enduro World Series round in a week and a half. It will be great to have a big international field here to experience the amazing riding in the CB area!

As always, feel free to use the attached photos.

Macky, Syd and Sean
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HOT START HELI RC CLUB: Olympia, WA

We had roughly about 25 registered pilots and held three events. There was 3D free style, Auto rotation and Quad Copter racing. 

3D Free Style- Russ Winder
Auto rotation Contest- Daniel Chin
Quad Copter Racing- Paul Hyde

Our club is tailored towards family, friends and spectators. We also conducted some night flying. All first place winners received first pick towards pilots prizes. 

I want to again thank you for your support in making this a great event with your donation.

Robert Blyden
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NC SCT Series Race #6 -- Race Report

I returned to GRRC Raceway in Monroe, North Carolina on July 11th for the 6th race of the NC Short Course Truck Challenge Series.  I landed on the podium in the 4wd SCT and E-Buggy divisions and collected some valuable points heading into the final two races. 

In the 4wd SCT division, I qualified 2ndoverall and in the first A-Main I raced to a second place finish. In the second A-Main, I had a rocky start and could not overcome the deficit I found myself in after the first 3 laps and ended up in 4th. After combining the points from the double A-Mains, I finished 3rd overall and on the podium. 

I just started racing E-Buggy about a month ago so I could attend the Wicked Weekend race next month. This was only my third race with my E-Buggy but I have been very fortunate since I have ended up on the podium twice already. I was able to race to a 3rd place in the E-Buggy division.

I am very happy with the green seal Boca bearings, I have already upgraded my TLR SCTE 2.0 and Pro-2 SC trucks and will be upgrading touring car and buggies next.

Thanks for your support!!!

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For the month of April the second MDRA race of the year in Joplin, Missouri was rained out so I have no MDRA report but I attended a special race at Pole Cat Raceway in Kingsville, Missouri. I ran my 3 regular classes 13.5 sprint car, 10.5 late model and open short coarse modified. I was TQ in all 3 classes and went on to pick up the A-main win in sprint car and short coarse mod and also brought home a 3rd place finish in late model.

For the month of May weekly racing at Fastlane Raceway in Blue Springs, Missouri has began. I'm running 13.5 sprint car, 10.5 late model and open short coarse modified. My results from Fastlane include several TQ's with a undefeated 3 straight A-main wins in short coarse modified.  2 wins each in 13.5 sprint car and 10.5 late model. Also MDRA series stopped at Polecat raceway in Kingsville Missouri this month.  My results were a TQ and win in short coarse modified. 4th is sprint car and 6th in late model.

For the month of June we received a good amount of rain to where the MDRA race in Illinois was cancelled and we lost a weekly race at Fastlane Raceway.  But we did get 3 races in at Fastlane Raceway.  Classes I ran were 13.5 sprint car, 10.5 late model and short coarse modified.  Results were several TQ's and I won every main this month locking up the first points series of the summer.

Throughout the 3 months all my Boca Bearing products kept the wheels and transmissions nice and smooth with zero bearing failures.  The Lightening Lube took the transmissions to the next level with very little friction and great performance.  Thank you for the amazing products.  Here is a list of what bearings are on my cars.

FR156-ZZ
MR1016-2RS/W4
R166-2RS
R166-ZZ

Thank you for your continued support Boca Bearing!

David M.
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