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eXtreme Racing eXcitement at eXtreme Hobby Zone in FloridaPosted: 2/5/2008
The second event of the “In it to win it!” series hosted by eXtreme Hobby Zone was full of eXtreme racing eXcitement! New records and special presentations added to the excitement for drivers and spectators alike. Show n’ Shine got the crowd pumped up with spectators cheering on their choice for the Best in show truck. Bruce Talley won the crowds vote for first place with his Bad Habit Pull truck. Shannon Jones took second with his “Doc” pull truck and Doug Dollar took third with his Soul Taker Associated Monster GT.
After Show n’ Shine Gene and Dylan Foust of Team Magic Racing came out to the track for our first special presentation. Dylan received an HPI E-Savage topped with the new Grave Robber body for Christmas. Dylan is now honing his skills in sand drag competition making great runs with times as low as 1.599 seconds. Gene and Dylan presented the next generation R/C Monster Motorsports racer Quint “The Grim Reeper” with Dylan’s first R/C Monster Truck.
As seen to the right Quint representing his new pride and joy and taking direction from dad as they pilot the truck around the race course. Thank you, Dylan!
Side By Side Racing eXcitement started with Small Block competition. Chicago Style racing was back and Eddie Inman showed the competition who’s the boss. Inman took the first place win driving his Bubba T-Maxx with a time of 12.27 seconds. Tommy Feichtel driving Yvonne Feichtel’s Pretty in Pink T-Maxx took the second place spot with a time of 18.19 seconds. Van Parrish came in third place with his High Roller T-Maxx.
In Big Block Side by Side racing, Craig Lowe dominated with his No Name Savage. Lowe top qualified with a time of 11.71 seconds and took the first place spot with a time of 11.64 seconds. Tony Chaney took the second place spot with a time of 16.88 seconds. Andrew Baker took third with his Sling Shot HPI Savage. Tommy Feichtel claimed Track Record with a blistering run of 11.32 seconds driving his eXtreme Hobby Zone Losi LST.
After Side by Side racing it was time for our second special presentation. Owner and president of JConcepts, Jason Ruona stopped by to see what R/C Monster Motorsports racing was all about. JConcepts is a Florida-based R/C design and manufacturing company. Jason has been involved with Radio Control cars since the 1980's. JConcepts has many impressive designations, wins and accolades from some of the worlds most prestigious racing organizations including, IFMAR World Champion, ROAR Modified National Champion, European Champion , Cactus Classic Champion , Hot Rod Shootout Champion , Losi Race Champion and ROAR Stock National Champion. Click here to learn more about JConcepts top-quality products, built with precision and care, designed by racers, for racers. R/C Monster Motorsports looks forward to a great working relationship with JConcepts. Thanks, Jason!
Small Block Sand Drags had a mixed 2wd vs. 4wd class and a 4wd only class. In the 2wd vs. 4wd class the 2 wheel drivers dominated. In the finals it was new comers Danny Giles driving a Traxxas Jato up against Alvin Mast driving another Jato. Giles took the first place spot with a time of 1.230 seconds to Mast’s time of 1.276 seconds. Josh Northrup came in third with his HPI Spitfire. 4wd Small Block Josh Northrup took the first place spot with a time of 1.507 seconds to Larry Baker’s 1.658 seconds driving his Snicker Tamiya TNX. Andrew Walker took the third place spot driving his Blue Thunder T-Maxx.
Big Block Sand Drags the eXcitement heated up with record breaking runs. Craig Lowe set a new Big Block fast ET of 1.097 seconds for eXtreme Hobby Zone. The record of 1.141 seconds was previously held by the “King” of Sand Drags, Gene Foust. Foust has held the record for several months now and vowed that he will regain the record Saturday February 16th, 2008 back at eXtreme Hobby Zone. Craig Lowe took the first place spot with a time of 1.148 seconds. Dustin Lester took second place with a time of 10.24 seconds after suffering a wheel stand which flipped his Red Rider HPI Savage X over. Tony Chaney took the third place spot driving Gone Stupid.
Back by popular demand Drag Pulls were back at eXtreme Hobby Zone. Small Block Drag Pulls, Eddie Davis showed the competition how it’s done by taking the first place spot with a time of 3.039 seconds over Larry Baker’s Snicker TNX time of 4.239 seconds. Van Parrish took third place driving his High Roller T-Maxx.
Big Block Drag Pulls, Andrew Baker put his Sling Shot Savage in the first place spot with a time of 3.058 seconds. Tony Chaney took Second place with a time of 3.829 seconds driving his Gone Stupid Monster GT. Bruce Talley took the third place spot driving his Bad Habit Revo.
Small Block traditional truck pulls, Van Parrish took first place with his High Roller T-Maxx. High Roller made a full pull at 20 lbs. Second place went to Larry Baker and his Snicker TNX. Snicker pulled a distance of 29’7.5” at 20 lbs. Third place went to Andrew Walker and his Blue Thunder T-Maxx with a pull of 29’6”.
Big Block truck pulls, Sabrina Foust made her driving debut behind the wheel of Team Magic 1 topped with the Lion King body. Unfortunately the Lion King had clutch trouble which stopped the pull at 11’ at 50 lbs. “Gene you better get to work!” Shannon Jones and his “Doc” Revo pull truck took first place with a distance of 24’7.5” at 50 lbs. Brian Macumber took the second place spot driving his Grim Reaper MGT with a distance of 17’4” at 50 lbs. Tony Chaney came in third place with his Gone Stupid MGT with a distance of 17’ at 50 lbs.
Thanks to the racers and their families for the great competition! Thanks to Jason Ruona of JConcepts and to all of our other great sponsors! Thanks to eXtreme Hobby Zone for having us at their great facility! Last but not least, Thanks to all of our fans and supporters all over the world who keep R/C Monster Motorsports going!
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