2014 Keilor Cup

by Rich on August 19, 2014

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JConcepts’ Munday & Bonetti Win Victorian Drivers Series in Melbourne

Ray Munday (2wd Open and 2wd SCT) and Glen Bonetti (Stadium Truck) have sealed victory in their classes for the 2014 Victorian Drivers Series for JConcepts with 1 round to go after winning the Keilor Cup on the weekend.

Date: 10 August 2014
Event: Keilor Cup (Round 3 of Victorian Drivers Series)
Track: Keilor, Melbourne (www.keilorrc.org.au)
Weather: 7~11C, Overcast / Showers
Classes: 1/10 Electric Off-Road. 170 Entries.

The 3rd round of the Victorian State Series was held at the historic Keilor club in Melbourne. With a huge field of 170 entries for a 1 day event and inclement winter weather it was a long day for all racers with several rain showers passing throughout the day, making tyre and setup choice difficult as the track conditions were different almost every round. The club worked very hard to squeeze 3 rounds of qualifying and 3 rounds of A finals in, with only the last 2 races being run under lights. The entry list was deep with many previous national title holders racing. JConcepts was well represented with Ray Munday, Ashley Peeler, Glen Bonetti in the open classes, John Watkins in Stadium Truck and Scott Giles in the stock class.
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The Wicked Weekend 2014

by Rich on August 19, 2014

Wicked Weekend Pro TruggyThe Wicked Weekend, located at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville Georgia. With a massive driver’s stand, huge track layout and a party atmosphere comparable to Psycho Nitro Blast. JConcepts was well represented at this race with Team Drivers making their way from all over the South East.

In Pro eBuggy, Shay Brand TQ’d all 4 rounds of qualifying and took the overall TQ. Shay went on to win A1 and A3, finishing 2nd in A2 which gave him the overall win in the Pro eBuggy class running JConcepts Hybrids in Super Soft Green Compound.

In Pro Truggy, it was a JConcepts sweep of the podium with Chandler Elliott taking the win, Jason Smith in second and Blake Boggs finishing third. Chandler would also podium the Pro Buggy Class taking Third.
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2353_600pxHaving available option parts for a popular vehicle makes the hobby just that more fun and interesting. JConcepts has rolled out a sweet looking replacement motor plate for the popular RC10B5 and RC10B5M 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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2351Front-end protection is critical on all R/C vehicles. JConcepts is once again on point with the release of the aluminum front suspension brace for the Team Associated RC10B5 and RC10B5M vehicles. The all aluminum machined and anodized brace is spot on in terms of geometry, fit, finish and position. The edging has been slightly chamfered to remove sharp corners and adds extra luster to an already polished looking piece. The tightened design eliminates extra bulk and weight with deep cutouts. The perimeter ledge has a hefty chamfer which provides slightly more front clearance during hard landings and corning. Protect and connect with style, add JConcepts.
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IMG_0743-2.JPGA high-end item used for many years on the performance side of R/C racing is the chassis protective sheet. For years, drivers have hand-cut and custom fit their chassis with a clear material protecting the new chassis look and also providing a smooth or slick surface to decrease friction between chassis and dirt surfaces. JConcepts has hit the easy and glamour button at the same time and is now offering a precut and graphically pleasing chassis protective sheet for the most popular 1/10th off-road vehicles on the market. With 2 pieces included per package, the durable and low-resistance material fits each chassis layout like a glove and adds protection and style in one easy package.

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Midwest Nitro Series – Round 4

by Rich on August 11, 2014

photo 1-2The 4th round of the Midwest Nitro Series hosted by Rivercity Raceway in Peoria,IL was held this past weekend. The weather wasn’t looking good but the event still pulled in 128 entries including TLR/JConcepts driver Tyler Jones.

Three rounds of qualifying kicked off and Tyler would put both of his JConcepts equipped TLR 8ight 3.0′s in the TQ position. In Pro Nitro Buggy and Pro Nitro Truggy, Tyler would wrap up the overall TQ after the second round of qualifying with all 0′s in qual points. He would sit out the third round of qualifying to prep for the mains.
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The RC10 Worlds car is back, JConcepts brings the passion with the Detonator Worlds body.

The buggy that performed so well during the 1993 IFMAR World Championships has been re-released by Team Associated and JConcepts is quick to respond with an all new Detonator Worlds body and 5.5” Hi-clearance wing. The spirit of the Detonator lives in the 1990’s, starting with the rear biased, over rear tower, hung cab, super large window detail. The side-pods are simple, yet effectively cover the iconic aluminum tub chassis and skate by the latest in inboard electrical gear. Hard-edge chamfering along the sides of the body provides a current and trimmed look while one large side window, stands out giving that unique 90’s racer style.
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JConcepts, out to Silence the competition, debuts new Silencer body design for Yokomo B-Max2 MR vehicle.

The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a new high-speed style body, specifically for the latest circuits. One of the most recognizable items, the Silencer body style, has now been designed for perfect fit and finish on the Yokomo B-Max2 MR buggy.
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JCO3239JConcepts has upped the ante with the release of the new Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts for their 1/8th truck wheels. Black in color, the new inserts are designed in conjunction with tire insert guru, Brian “Dirt” Kinwald to bring the ultimate touch and feel while providing utmost durability. The 1/8th truck insert has medium sized cuts on the outside which touch off against the tire inner carcass providing a cushy response and feel. The inside has horizontal channels cut in a 360 pattern to soak up the large impacts and help create forward bite and increase acceleration.
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4th Annual Canadian International Championships

by John Piant on July 31, 2014

DSC_1731I made my way to Ottawa Canada for the 4th annual Canadian International Championships held at Sutton Aviation Raceway. The owner Billy Sutton has an aviation repair service located on a regional airfield. Next to his hanger is the location of the RC track. In the past years I have seen photos of the complex, so I had a good idea of what I was in for. But in reality, it exceeded my expectations. A very unique venue would be an understatement. The track is located under a large tent. As in small Circus size tent. Not a rental, Sutton purchased the tent to cover the track the entire summer months of the race season for his weekly club races along with the Saturday event and a Sunday open practice for new drivers, which is proving to be a successful program. When the long winter and snow cover comes, he removes the tent cover and starts off the next Spring with a fresh layout and another racing season.
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