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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2014 JBRL Nitro Round 4

by Jason Ruona on July 31, 2014

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Ryan Maifield impresses and wins at JBRL nitro series round 4

Race: 2014 JBRL Nitro Series #4
Date: July 25-26, 2014
Track: Heritage R/C Park – Chula Vista, CA

During the weekend of July 25-26, the JConcepts team made a quick trip to Chula Vista, CA for the competitive JBRL nitro series. Ryan Maifield debuted his TLR 1:8th vehicles to a smashing success by TQing all 3 classes of Pro competition. The JConcepts equipped TLR vehicles had the fastest laps and overall times in both nitro classes to edge the likes of Drew Moller, Adam Drake, Cody King and Ryan Cavalieri. Hybrids in blue compound on the buggy and Stackers in blue on the truggy provided an immediate grippy feel on the somewhat wet Heritage Park R/C surface.
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I See Red…

Debuted at the 2014 Cactus Classic, the JConcepts Red Compound was the speedy compound used with success in the modified and stock classes. The new outdoor compound labeled as “soft – outdoor” works alongside the blue, however, it is much more friendly in warm / hot conditions as seen at outdoor events. In the hot weather, red compound gets drivers up to speed quickly providing more stability and better reaction for quicker laps. The red is not a replacement for any compound but used as an alternative in warm and hot weather conditions and abrasive tracks.
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Finnish off the RC10B5M, JConcepts debuts new body design for popular Team Associated buggy.

The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a hot, new style body, specifically for the latest mid-motor 2wd buggy vehicles. The Finnisher for the B5M is a completely tightened design, slimming the overall look of the popular Team Associated RC10B5M vehicle. JConcepts knows 1/10th off-road, and coming off the recent success of the Finnisher bodies, the designers adapted elements from the current fleet to create the ultimate high-grip mid-motor body design.
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2014 ROAR Region 5 Regionals

by Rich on July 22, 2014

reg1bThis past weekend, I-69 Raceway hosted the 2014 ROAR Region 5 Electric Off-Road Regionals. Located just outside of Indianapolis in Noblesville, some of the regions fastest electric racers were drawn to the event with its central location. JConcepts Drivers, Curtis May, Brandon Marsh, and young gun Nathan Clark, would represent the Buckeye State. Hoosier state natives Adam Rayls and Ben Ellis would try to hold the fort down for the hometown boys, while Matt Gosch would try to wreak havoc as a representative of Illinois.
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JCO2348-1Converting the front and rear of the RC10B5 or B5M to an ultra, light-weight hex adaptor set from JConcepts is quick and simple. The hex adaptors are precision machined, blue or black anodized and feature a fluted design eliminating unnecessary rotating weight. The aluminum material combined with clamping design and light-weight styling provides utmost durability and all-important functionality. Installation is simple… For the front, slide on the hex to either the JConcepts Titanium axle (#2346T) or standard AE axle (#91408) and cinch the 2.0mm screw with slight pressure to maintain position. For the rear, slide on the hex to the standard rear axle and cinch the 2.0mm screw with slight pressure to maintain position.
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JConcept Summer Indoor Nationals

by Rich on July 15, 2014

OutbackRyan Maifield, JR Mitch, Ryan Matesa and Brian Kinwald win with JConcepts at the 2014 Summer Indoor Nationals.

The 3rd stop on the JConcepts Indoor National Series travelled to Outback Raceway located in Chico, California. One of two tracks owned by online RC retail giant A-Main Hobbies and is just about a mile away from the Silver Dollar Raceway which last September hosted the 1:10 Offroad World Championships. Outback Raceway is situated in A-Main’s distribution center from where it ships RC products and soon bicycles to customers all around the world.

Ryan Maifield completed the perfect debut with Team Losi Racing as he took all three of his new TLR cars to victory. Having dominated the same event last year with Team Associated, the Arizona ace’s much anticipated first outing with his new team again produced an all conquering performance. Top Qualifier for each of his A-Mains, in the series’ two big classes, 2wD & 4WD buggy, he would wrap things up early repeating his A1 performances in A2 to claim overall victory. Also debuting TLR’s new 22 SCT 2.0 at the A-Main Hobbies owned track he made it a hat trick as he took the win of that class’ single A-Main.
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JCO3233JConcepts has upped the ante with the release of the new Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts. Gray 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 buggy 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.

The JConcepts design, with custom sculpted features, are blended into the newly developed material providing racers a durable option capable of being used in medium to extremely high-traction conditions. Testing has shown great results when used in these conditions and in popular tires such Hybrids, Stackers and Crossbows. Most recently, Ryan Maifield scored a 2nd place finish at the 1/8th ROAR Fuel buggy nationals utilizing the Dirt-Tech inserts in a 60 minute A-main event.
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JCO3076Debuted at the 2014 Reedy Race of Champions, the JConcepts Silver Compound was the quick break-in compound used with success in the open and invitational classes. The new indoor compound labeled as “Super Soft Indoor” works alongside the gold, however, breaks in slightly quicker allowing drivers to get up to speed quickly and when practice is at a minimum. The silver is not a replacement for the popular gold compound but an option that can be used to dial in on a freshly groomed track or offer a quick break-in alternative.
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Sponsored For a Day

by Rich on June 27, 2014

SOSDuring the 3rd round of the Southern Off-road Series hosted by Dalton RC, JConcepts Team drivers Mark Moon and Blane Allen each chose a 2wd buggy driver to be “Sponsored For A Day”. They provided JConcepts tires as well as help setting up their cars.

Unfortunately the mains were rained out but the two “Sponsored For A Day” drivers improved their lap times during qualifying by utilizing the right tires and set-ups. Thanks to Mark, Blane, Dalton RC and Southeast Hobbies for a great program and helping out the local racers!

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