Event: 2010 Florida State off-road series #7
Date: May 15-16, 2010
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Race Reporter: JConcepts Team
JP Tirronen TQ and wins 1/8th truck in the Florida State Series race round #7.
Bart Collins and the Broward County R/C Speedway crew put together a fabulous venue for race #7. The track provided a great flow with plenty of elevation change, challenging jumps, off-camber turns, and a tremendous groove.
JConcepts got off to a great start in the first round of buggy qualifying with 15yr old JP Tirronen laying down some of the fastest laps and finishing 2nd for the round, only 2 seconds behind world champion Bill Easton. JP continued his fast pace in the highly contested truggy class by taking the TQ for round 1.
Second and third rounds of buggy had a pleasant surprise with on-road ACE Chris Tosolini qualifying 2nd in both rounds running JConcepts tires for the first time all weekend. JP would wind up qualifying 3rd overall with Jared Scott 4th who was also on JConcepts tires. The truggy class was smooth sailing for JP as he TQ’d the overall with a perfect score. JConcepts team driver Brett Kingsbury put on a late charge in the 2nd and 3rd round to take the 2nd overall qualifying position.
Main event time saw some crazy weather and had everyone scrambling. The weather was changing by the minute and everyone found themselves racing in and out of the rain showers. At the end of the 30min buggy final Billy Easton finished 1st, Chris Tosolini 2nd, and JP Tirronen rounding out the top 3. 6 out of the 12 A-main finalists were running JConcepts tires.
The Truggy final saw much better weather and the first place battle really heated up. 2nd qualifier Brett Kingsbury quickly took over the lead from JP and for the next 15 minutes they exchange positions every few laps. After the dust settled, JP made his way to the top of the podium followed closely by teammate Brett.
JP Tirronen’s winning ride:
Vehicle: RC8T CE
Tires: JConcepts Cross Hairs – Blue compound
Wheels: JConcepts Mono (3.7”)
Inserts: JConcepts Molded
Body: JConcepts Punisher
Congratulations to all the winners and special thanks to the Broward County R/C Speedway for a fantastic track!