JR Mitch Dominates LFR Crown Event

by Rich on July 6, 2015

jrmitchJConcepts Team Driver JR Mitch attended the third annual LFR Crown race hosted by Beachline Raceway over the 4th of July weekend. This two day event had electric running Saturday and nitro on Sunday…
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JCO2432One of the single most expensive purchases in R/C is the purchase of the radio system chosen for competition. In many instances, radios are abused during racing conditions and not properly stored when they are inactive. Storage choices for radios are quite slim and once priced and evaluated some racers prefer not to have them simply because they do not travel very well in their luggage or typical race gear.
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JCO3112JConcepts arrived loaded to the IFMAR World Championships with a variety of fresh product. First to show, the Diamond Bar, named after the shape and longer horizontal bar, this tire has shown incredible wear on hard surfaces and blends consistency with speed and durability. The Diamond Bars have a dual stage, tapered design which allows for exponentially less wear over time. The surprisingly blunt forward bite combined with a neutral steering characteristic make the tire easy to drive and highly capable.

Taking top honors at the 2015 Nitro Challenge in the Pro buggy class showed the versatility of the new design. As the track deteriorated and slowed down each day, the Diamond Bars rose to the occasion. Ryan Maifield mounted fresh Diamond Bars with included Dirt-Tech inserts for the 1/8th E-buggy A-main. Maifield quickly turned a back row starting position into a podium within only several minutes of action, the Diamond Bars were the ticket. Maifield immediately noticed the smooth performance and outright speed that he desired and the Diamond Bars brought him to victory in the 45 minute nitro final.
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JCO2428-1Having available option parts for a popular vehicle makes the hobby more fun and interesting. JConcepts has rolled out a sweet looking replacement motor plate for the popular 3-gear transmission available for the B5M, T5M and SC5M vehicles. With the evolution of race tracks, high flying jumps are becoming the normal obstacle. It’s inevitable that a driver will have a miscue and challenge the rear-end durability of the vehicle. Your racing friends over at JConcepts have taken a lot into consideration while designing and developing a replacement motor plate.
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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 bite 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.
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JCO2427-1_altExtra beefy, security and precision are the best ways to describe the new 4-hole rear ball-stud mount for the Team Associated “M” line of vehicles. The rear ball-stud mount is under a tremendous amount of stress in today’s racing atmosphere and it is now heavy-duty thanks to JConcepts. After many months of testing and race tuning there are a couple advancements given to the new mount. First, for the high-end chassis tuners, the mount has 2 new additional holes for camber gain adjustment. The standard holes remain for the all important stock settings but the newly offered holes allow an in-between setting as well as an evenly spaced 4th hole all the way inside. In addition, the mount also features a setting which allows the racer to change the orientation of the mount to either -2mm or +2mm of inner ball-stud height.
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JCO3037JConcepts unveils an all new 2.2” all-terrain crawling and rock racing tire from their design department. Ideal for vehicles like the Axial Yeti, the Scorpios, scale looking tread, extra tall size (152mm) and profile, jump out as the most obvious features. Starting by analyzing the tread, the design team focused on a closely knit tread arranging them in a pattern closely resembling a 1:1 scale tire. The padded arrangement of tread makes the tire ideal for transitioning from the hard road to dirt and then into rocky and uneven terrain. Once power is applied to the vehicle, the tread spacing opens up which allows for some deep digging making it a great working tire in dirt and muddy conditions.
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JCO3036The super soft green compound grips like a monster, while the tall (151mm) profile JConcepts tire for 2.2” wheels tackles even the most treacherous terrain. Perfect for vehicles like the Axial Yeti, the Ruptures are an extremely tacky yet versatile tire crawling and rock racing drivers lust for. The design starts with a layout of individual “large islands” that react to directional and forward loading characteristics like a soft gummy candy. The long horizontal attack bars are connected with solid sidewall detail which braces the sidewall for the high impact situations. The center “mini islands” help maintain spinning speed and at half height provide some space to sling clean during those dirtier runs.
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3374B_YetiThe Vengeance wheel gives Yeti drivers a new option with an 8 spoke pattern, adaptors and center cap options.

Nothing beats a new set of wheels on a vehicle to improve performance or to just refresh the current look. The 2.2” Vengeance wheel for the Axial Yeti from JConcepts is a perfect complement to the array of builds, projects and one of the hottest rock racing trucks on the market. The 2.2” wheel is just versatile enough to support the genre, but specific enough to have the detail for a show worthy rig.
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JConcepts-Scaler-Fest-FlyerJConcepts and RC Excitement have teamed up along with many fine sponsors to put on a Scaler Event not to miss.

The 1st annual JConcepts Scaler Fest will take place July 17-18 and include free camping Friday night along with a free Friday Night Crawl. Spend the evening roasting marshmallows on the fire pit and get some night crawling in.

On Saturday the event kicks off at 10am with a Trail Jam and at 2pm get ready for some Rock Racing. RC Excitement is located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and further details can be found on their website and Facebook page.

Don’t miss it!

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