Northwest Indoor Series Round 1

by Rich on December 17, 2014

NWISDecember 13th – 14th kicked off the first round of the Northwest Indoor Series in Tacoma, Washington at Tacoma R/C Raceway. A race series that wasn’t suppose to exist, but with a last minute decision by Scott Brown and a little help from the community…… the most competitive off-road racing series in the pacific northwest is back. This unique event caters to all the passionate off-road racers in efforts to unite the community for a weekend of friendship, competition, and fun.
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FORCE Series – Round 1

by John Piant on December 15, 2014

IMG_8138JR Mitch wins Round 1 of the Nitro FORCE Series with JConcepts

The Florida Nitro Series began at famous Lake Park raceway just outside of Tampa. With a prior commitment for the weekend, JR Mitch would show how bump ups work in Nitro racing. Showing up Sunday morning fresh with zero track time, he wasn’t concerned with the current ‘hot line’, he made his own. With morning practice and jumping into the lower main, track time on the current surface would work to his favor. Moving through and in to the B Main, then on to the A Main. At the tone of the A final, Mitch started moving his way through the field from his bump up spot at the back of the grid. His TLR 8ight 3.0 on JConcepts Hybrids in Green compound were the winning ticket to take control of the race and go to the end.
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JCO2429JConcepts drops the Racing Stripes zipper hoodie into the hardcore community of R/C Racers.

The punch message of JConcepts.net remains the highest priority front and rear with the original tagline of World Proven Innovation and Design positioned directly below. Much like the muscle cars of the 1970’s, the blue and white racing stripes vertically positioned, and extend well below the logos for decorative impact and presence.

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JCO2337One 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.

JConcepts introduces the radio bag designed with travel, cushion, ease of use and protection in mind. The lightweight design consists of a rugged outer bag which has a convenient and easy access zipper closure and inside has a Velcro closure pouch for additional easy access items. Inside, a high-density, form fitted foam, pre-cut for your radio of choice cushions all sides of your pricey possession while a lower stage foam insert cushions the bottom. The bag is travel friendly and sized to fit inside most luggage or racing carrier bags. JConcepts Striker logo and graphic imagery is printed on the outside for the most authentic look.
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sun-main-5JR Mitch wins 4×4 SCT overall at the JConcepts Indoor Nationals Series.

JR Mitch takes his TLR TEN SCTE 2.0, JConcepts equipped, Trinity/Tekin powered 4wd Short Course Truck to the overall victory in the JConcepts Indoor National Series.

Wins at race #1 in St. Louis, Missouri, race #3 in Chico, California, and a 2nd in Tacoma, Washington was the overall winning combination in 2014. The TLR TEN SCTE 2.0 worked and drove great at three tracks, outfitted with all the latest JConcepts equipment from wheels and tires to the style for the Hi-Flow SCT body. The Tekin RX8 Gen2 worked flawlessly over the four month span, just as important was JR’s Trinity Zombie 4000kv at St. Louis and Tacoma and 4850kv for the little longer track in Chico.
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2014 JConcepts Indoor National Series – Final Results

by Thomas Tran on December 10, 2014

MaifieldSunday, December 8th, 2014 marked the final day of the JConcepts Indoor National Series with the tour making its’ final stop in Omaha, Nebraska. The INS is a 5 race series that travels the nation throughout the year elevating the indoor off-road scene wherever it goes. This evening the series crowned its’ 2014 overall champions in all the respective classes.

The competition was one of the strongest seen to date attracting racers from coast to coast to meeting in the middle at the world famous Hobbyplex. Current INS Champion, TLR’s/JConcepts Ryan Maifield, was there to defend his crown from other elite drivers like current 4wd World Champion and Team Associated/JConcepts driver, Steven Hartson. Other notable heavy hitters were Team Associated/JConcepts’ Spencer Rivkin, Daimon Borkowicz, the Horne family, Cole Tollard, TLR/JConcepts Cody Hollis and Taylor Larsen, and Kyosho/Orion’s Jared Tebo. The field was stacked!
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JCO3081During 2012, legendary tire builder, Brian Kinwald, came up with a hand-made tire design. After testing at indoor tracks around the country, qualifying results during the 2012 Hot Rod Shootout and working together with JConcepts designer Jason Ruona, the Dirt Webs tire was born. Production tire versions debuted during the 2013 IFMAR World Championships at Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA, where Ryan Maifield used the front tire to his advantage during the A-Final events taking the fastest lap times on his way to a 3rd overall podium finish in the 2wd 1/10th buggy class.
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2014 Run For The Riches – PART DEUX

by Rich on December 8, 2014

RFTR_ProBuggyShay Brand TQ’s and wins with JConcepts at the 2014 Run For The Riches.

ROCCK Racing located in Knoxville, TN hosted their Run for the Riches “PART DEUX” event on December 6, 2014. With a $2,400 purse and many regional fast guys, the racing was going to be close. Their covered facility at Chilhowee Park in east Knoxville allows them guaranteed racing rain or shine.
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Indoor National Series – Finals – Qualifying Part 2

by Thomas Tran on December 7, 2014

IMG_7474After making adjustments to his car from round 1 of qualifying, TLR’s Ryan Maifield came out swinging with redemption and showed the field a bit of his hand. Earning fastest time, fastest lap, and setting a new standard in the 4wd modified class and the only driver to turn 15 laps in qualifying. Right behind Maifield was round 1 tq, Jared Tebo with a 14 lap 5:01.9. Saying that his car is really good, but only having a few “trouble spots” if he pushes too hard, Tebo is going to a stiffer gold rear spring for the next round to keep the rear end a little more stable. Posting the 3rd fastest time was the current 4wd world champion, Steven Hartson, with a 14 lap 5:03.6. Hartson said he is happy with his car and feels he has the speed to compete with the top 2 drivers and only going to focus on his driving for the final round of qualifying. With Maifield taking round 2, he and Tebo are tied at 1 round a piece.
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IMG_7130With qualifying underway at the JConcepts Indoor Nationals Finale race, it would be Kyosho/Orion’s Jared Tebo striking first by taking TQ in round 1 of qualifying in the 4wd modified class with 14 laps 5:05.4 After 5 minutes of qualifying, Tebo edged out Team Associated’s young gun Spencer Rivkin by .7 seconds and TLR’s Ryan Maifield by 1 second. With the field closely packed together, the 4wd modified class will be an intense race from start to finish in every round.
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