Event: 2010 Hobby Haven Short Course Truck Team Enduro
Date: October 6th, 2010
Location: Urbandale, IA
Race Reporter: Trevor “Chilly” Duncan
3 drivers, 2 hours, 1 truck.
The most anticipated race of the year for Hobby Haven was ran last Wednesday night, and the racers we were blessed with great weather and race conditions. The race format was a simple one. Each team consisted of 3 drivers and they were all required to race the truck for at least 20 minutes that night. One driver would pilot the truck, a second one would marshal, and the third driver was located in pit lane. Each team had to use the same truck the entire race, make repairs to it as needed to keep it running, and you had to pull into pit lane to swap out battery packs.
After a 5 minute IFMAR qualifier to figure out the starting grid, followed by a brief intermission, the 2 hour race was on! It didn’t take long for trucks to start breaking, motors overheat, and ESCs start to fail. The field started out with 12 trucks, but due to the nature of the race, at one point only 5 were running on the track! After 2 solid hours of SCT chaos, top qualifier Team Fusion came out on top, 2009 champion Team Cyclone took 2nd, and Team Your Mom Again took 3rd.
When it comes to a 2 hour endurance race you want to use the best gear possible, and JConcepts proved to be the best performer that night. Team Fusion, led by JConcepts driver Dustin Peckham, used a JConcepts SC10 Dare body, Rulux wheels, Double Dees in the front, and Subcultures in the rear. Team Cyclone used a JConcepts SC10 Truth body, Over-tray, and Rulux wheels. Team Your Mom Again finished strong in 3rd using a JConcepts SC10 Dare body, Rulux wheels, Double Dees in the front, and Subcultures in the rear.
· Illuzion – Dare – Associated SC10 body
· Illuzion – Truth – Associated SC10 body
· Illuzion – SC10 over-tray
· Double Dees – green
· Subcultures – green
· Rulux – SC10 front wheel
· Rulux – SC10 rear wheel