IFMAR Worlds – Day 1 Travel

by Jason Ruona on September 17, 2014

photo 2Coming to you somewhere above the ocean, Allison and I head off to the IFMAR Worlds which will take place in Messina, Italy. The British Airlines jet is cruising along on this night flight with very little air conditioning and low amounts of ice in the beverages. Our first leg of the flight takes us to London where we will meet up with the Team Associated guys as we continue on to our final destination. International travel isn’t the most fun and usually leaves you feeling like you need a restart on your day. Shower, tooth brush, food, Starbucks? Those would all be nice about right now and we probably are only half-way through our travel day.
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13th Annual East Coast Race Against Cancer

by Rich on September 17, 2014

Clark1Brandon Marsh and Nathan Clark take wins at the 13th annual East Coast Race Against Cancer.

Held at McCullough’s Off Road Racing in Sarver PA. the RAC as it is commonly referred to is a charity race raising money for the American Cancer Society. With 260+ entries, this year’s race raised $23,000 pushing the 13 year total donations over $111,000!

Team Associated/JConcepts drivers Brandon Marsh and Nathan Clark were in attendance with Marsh looking to continue his winning ways at this race, and young gun Clark looking to make some noise on his first visit to McCullough’s.
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Vintage Off-Road Nationals

by Rich on September 16, 2014

photo-1Brian Kinwald wins with JConcepts at the 2014 Vintage Off-Road Nationals.

Hosted by Wolcott Hobby and Raceway in Waterbury, Connecticut, the Vintage Off-Road Nationals is a fun event with classes including Stadium Truck, 2wd Buggy, Heavy Metal and more.

Brian Kinwald made the trip to race, sign autographs and help with any set-ups. Brian drove is Vintage RC10 Worlds car to victory running JConcepts Dirt Webs in Blue compound, the new JConcepts Detonator Worlds body and all the trick RC10 items available from JConcepts.
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21st Annual Tumbleweed Classic

by Rich on September 16, 2014

Spencer1Spencer Rivkin and Zach Gastelum win with JConcepts at the 2014 Tumbleweed Classic.

The 21st Annual Tumbleweed Classic hosted by ARCOR Raceway in Albuquerque, New Mexico took place September 5-7, 2014. Spencer Rivken TQ’d 2wd Mod Buggy, 4wd Mod Buggy and 1/8th eBuggy.

Running JConcepts Dirt Webs in Red Compound, Spencer went on to win the 2wd Mod class. In the 1/8th eBuggy class, Spencer used the JConcepts Crossbows in Blue compound on his Associated RC8.2e to take the overall win. JConcepts teammate Zach Gastelum went on to win the 4wd Mod buggy class running Dirt Webs in Red compound.
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North East Outdoor Championships

by Rich on September 12, 2014


Dustin Evans TQ’s and Wins with JConcepts at the 2014 North East Outdoor Championships.

The 2014 US Air Meet was back in a big way with the RC race portion deemed the North East Outdoor Championship. Ray Labonte of Ray and Robin’s Hobby Center has been organizing the Maine Jet Rally at this location for years and headed up the air side again for this successful event. On the surface side, Ray partnered up with Heath Jackson of Maximus Hobby to handle the surface duties. Together this duo planned and executed another memorable weekend in RC along with primary sponsorship from Horizon Hobby.
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2014 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

by Rich on September 9, 2014

Maifield winsRyan Maifield looks dominant while TQ’ing and winning the 2014 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion with JConcepts.

Race: 2014 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion
Date: September 6-7, 2014
Track: Heritage R/C Park – Chula Vista, CA

The Pro driver from Mesa, Arizona, was up to his old tricks at the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion. Multi-time winner of the event, Ryan Maifield, unleashed his new TLR vehicles equipped with JConcepts at the Heritage R/C Park in Chula Vista, CA. The annual event promoted and directed by Jimmy Babcock continually brings out the best drivers from Southern California. While Heritage is “home turf” for many famous drivers, Ryan Maifield continually shows his speed at a race dedicated to his long-time fuel sponsor, Sidewinder.
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3368W_600pxFor many years the standard option on 1/10th off-road vehicles has been a proven 2.2” bead mounting diameter. Times have changed, JConcepts Bullet 60mm hex wheels are the latest accessory available for the raging 1/10th off-road class. With the recent popularity of a larger wheel, customers have asked for a genuine JConcepts option in the larger configuration and boom, it’s been done.

The new Bullet wheels are sized at the industry interchangeable 60mm and make a statement with their large appearance. Slight concave dish shaped design on the AE wheels and slightly convex shape on the TLR line of wheels stand apart giving each line their unique appearance. The wheels incorporate an outer glue catch that resists excess glue from running down the wheel face during the gluing process. JConcepts wheels are manufactured using advanced techniques to ensure trueness and durability and are branded with the small JC logo for brand identification and authenticity.
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JConcepts at the 2014 ROAR Off-Road Nationals

by Jason Ruona on September 8, 2014

Space Coast Nationals trackRyan Maifield and the JConcepts team impress, while Nathan Bernal wins 17.5 truck at the 2014 ROAR Off-road Nationals

Race: 2014 ROAR Off-Road Nationals
Date: August 20-24, 2014
Track: SCRC – Cocoa, FL

There was a lot to be proud of at the 2014 ROAR Off-Road Nationals for the JConcepts Racing team. Located in our home state of Florida, Space Coast R/C provided a nice location in albeit a hot climate to what I consider one of the most competitive years in recent memory in the modified classes. Leading the JConcepts charge was once again Ryan Maifield who remained in the hunt all weekend taking round TQ’s and ultimately settled qualifying in the 3rd position in 2wd modified, 3rd in SCT and 4th in 4wd modified.
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SRS Raceway Grand Opening Series

by Rich on September 4, 2014


JConcepts dominates the podium in Mod Buggy at the new SRS Raceway Grand Opening Labor Day Celebration.

The brand new HobbyTown/SRS Raceway located in Phoenix Arizona held their Grand Opening event over Labor Day weekend. The three day race kicked off on Friday night and continued throughout the weekend including the 2nd annual Jim Thomas Memorial Race on Saturday and a final race on Sunday. There would be one drop with an awards ceremony on Sunday for the top drivers of the mini series.

JConcepts was well represented with Spencer Rivkin and Brian Kinwald among others in attendance. Spencer drove his JConcepts equipped B5M to the top spot in the Mod Buggy class edging out Brian Kinwald who took second overall and rounding out the podium for JConcepts was Ash Deering.

All three drivers had similarly equipped Associated B5M’s running JConcepts Slicks with Dirt-Tech inserts and the new Finnisher body.


LRH Hobbies Labor Day Race

by Rich on September 3, 2014

MotterKevin Motter TQ’s and Wins with JConcepts.

JConcepts Team Driver Kevin Motter attended the 1st Annual Labor Day race at LRH Hobbies located just outside Anaheim, CA. Lorenzo and crew put together a great event and drew in close to 120 entries.

Kevin drove his JConcepts equipped Associated B5M to the TQ spot in qualifying. Going into the mains, Kevin took the overall victory in the Mod 2wd Buggy Class with Gold Dirt Webs front and rear, Dirt-Tech inserts topped off with a Finnisher body.