INS-2015-Blog

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JConcepts, together with many fine sponsors and race tracks, have organized a first of its kind, a true Indoor National Series. The first 4 years combined attracted over 4000 entries. 2015 is scheduled as a 5 race series across the United States, drivers now have the opportunity to showcase their abilities on a national and regional level. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall nationals make up the seasonal events at fixed locations while the finals will serve as the end of the year bash for the awards and series championship. The series will be awarded based on points participation in 3 out of the 5 events.
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JCO2354-1JConcepts has the steering system on the B5, B5M and T5M covered with an all new light-weight, aluminum steering bell-crank assembly. A servo saver-less aluminum steering system is CNC-machined and replaces the stock plastic bell-cranks, the steering bell-cranks by JConcepts come in a blue or black anodized finish and sport machined chamfered silver edges and engraved JC logos. The aluminum, light-weight assembly provides a more rigid steering system with increased steering feel and response. The fit of the new bell-cranks has been improved by the positioning of the bearings to help eliminate binding when assembled.

Light-weight construction, designed with additional clearance below the drive arm to allow additional space for personal transponder or add-on weight considerations. The steering bell-cranks include 2 thin crush tubes (black) which should be placed in between the bearings on the stock plastic or aftermarket aluminum steering rack. During assembly it is important to align the crush tubes into place and while securing the parts together, always use a light amount of thread locking compound on any thread which assembles into aluminum.
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JCO3090The Chasers rely on hefty, medium lugs which are angular in multiple directions. The horizontal type tread has a striking similarity to the trusty Crossbow tire which has remained a favorite for the last several years. Chasers have a lower, closer lug arrangement which gives incredible responsiveness and bites in medium, high and low grip conditions. The wet and dry condition tire has small recessed cuts in the top of the tread for extra edges and increased formability over terrain. The center overlapping bar treatment increases durability in the highest wear region of the tire.

Recently, Ryan Maifield utilized the Chasers tire in blue compound to dominate the Nitro Challenge warm-up race held at the Fear Farm track in Phoenix, AZ taking TQ and 1st place in the A-main. All new tires will include the latest insert from JConcepts. The Dirt-Tech insert, popularized by its durable nature and gray color, will give customers the combo package they have been waiting for from JConcepts.
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Northwest Indoor Series – Round 2

by Rich on January 28, 2015

image003Schoettler Takes NIS Round 2 with JConcepts.

The Northwest Indoor Series headed into round 2 January 24-25 in Albany Oregon’s Northwest Hobbies and Raceway. Open practice starting Saturday morning with 2 rounds of qualifying later in the day, followed by 1 more round Sunday morning to seed the mains based on Qual Points.

JConcepts had several drivers from Oregon and Washington in attendance to tame the technical flowing layout. In 2Wheel Mod, JConcepts Driver Michael Schoettler, the winner of round 1, threw down the TQ in round 1 to start things off. Round 2 would see Kyosho/JC Tanner Day take the round. Schoettler took round 3 to take the overall TQ and start from P1 in the main.
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2015 Keilor Invitational

by Rich on January 28, 2015

ConcourseJConcepts Factory driver Ray Munday has taken out the Modified class at the Keilor Invitational held 24/25 January in Melbourne, Australia.

Run on the same weekend as the world famous Reedy Race, the top racers from Australia were invited to compete in a head to head event with 5 rounds of 2wd and 5 rounds of 4wd. An Open class was also offered, with the winner gaining automatic invite to the 2016 event.

The Keilor club had rebuilt their track for the event with a treated dirt surface and a challenging layout. The rules allowed the drivers to choose a Bar type tyre from their favourite brand (Bar Codes in the case of JConcepts) and tyres were limited to 3 sets for 5 races.
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2015 January Jam

by Rich on January 26, 2015

10933767_10204508111600935_6611538096511902447_nCole Ogden takes the win at the 2015 January Jam with JConcepts.

The 2015 January Jam hosted by Flowood RC Indoor Park located in Flowood, Mississippi took place January 24-25, 2015. One of JConcepts’ newest team drivers, Cole Ogden, was on hand running Pro 1/8 Nitro Buggy and Pro 1/8 Nitro Truggy.
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2015 Reedy International Race of Champions

by Rich on January 22, 2015

OCRC Reedy 2015The JConcepts team is set up and ready for the 2015 Reedy Race of Champions.

We are once again on-hand at one of the most prestigious events in the world to cover and support the team at OCRC Raceway.

This year JConcepts has once again been given the honor of providing the control tires for the 2wd class in open and invitational racing.

Stay tuned all weekend for updates, photos and videos from the race plus new product announcements.

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2015 Colonel’s Winter Classic

by Rich on January 21, 2015

EBuggyJohn Michael McGinty III and Cole Ogden TQ and win at the 2015 Colonels Winter Classic with JConcepts.

The annual Colonel’s Winter Classic was held at Phil Hurd Raceway in Savannah, GA January 16th – 18th. There were 261 entries for this event.

In the Pro eBuggy class, John Michael would TQ 2 out of 3 rounds to take the TQ honors. In the main he quickly gapped the field leading from start to finish to take the win. In doing so he put down the fastest lap of the weekend. John Michael chose JConcepts Dirt Webs in Mega Soft Black Compound with Dirt Tech inserts and a Finnisher body. JConcepts driver, Tim Smith also running Dirt Webs would finish 5th.
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IMG_0403Tyler Jones Doubles Down and Sweeps the Mod Buggy Classes with JConcepts.

JConcepts Team Driver, Tyler Jones attended the third round of the JCP RC Raceway Electric Points Series this past weekend. With nearly 110 entries and 2wd Mod Buggy being almost half the entries, Tyler would double down and sweep the mod buggy classes.

In qualifying, Tyler would take what he learned from the CRCRC Midwest Winter Championships he attended a week ago and TQ’d both 2wd and 4wd Mod Buggy Classes.

Mains came around and Tyler would gap the field in 2wd Mod Buggy and later make a bobble allowing second place to gain a little bit but would hold off the challenge for the win. In 4wd Mod Buggy, Tyler checked out and never looked back, he would turn the fastest lap of the entire day as well.

Tyler’s TLR 22 2.0 and 22-4 were super fast all day on JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs which happen to be the same sets of tires he ran all week at CRCRC.
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JCO2043TTire gluing security is now only one step away with the release of the JConcepts Advanced Formulated Tire Glue. Available in a thin viscosity, the advanced formulated glue has proven to be a winner on and off the track with its incredible tack security, packaging and contents. The sealed package contains glue, gluing tip applicator and plugging needle. Gluing tires is an art form, having the right product, preparation materials and weather conditions all play a role into a properly mounted set of tires. Start off on the right track with JConcepts Advanced Formulated Tire Glue.

Paul Wynn, tire gluing aficionado and veteran racer states, “I glue a lot of tires and this is the best I’ve used.
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