We just wrapped up the 2019 ROAR 1:8 Electric Off Road Nationals! It was an exciting week here at Adrenaline RC. A recap video montage will be coming soon, but we wanted to compile/feature some of the race reports various drivers shared about Nats!
Check out a few of the race reports from the weekend!
"Successful weekend at an awesome facility! Thank you to the whole Adrenaline RC Raceway family and crew for a great weekend! My Trinity powered TLR rides with AKA rubber were great from the very start so I was able to concentrate on my driving on a very close track. At the end of the weekend I was able to walk away with a podium in every class! In 4wd SC I was able to take the tq and win along with a 2nd in E truggy and a 3rd in E buggy. Now time to buckle down and get ready for The King of Kings this week!"
"My trip from Winchester, Virginia is now over. I have to say it was a great event and couldn’t have gone smoother. The track was unique and challenging at the same time. It definitely brought the best out of us Drivers.
I had a good weekend, I finished 2nd in the Pro Ebuggy class and 5th in the Etruggy class. My Team Associated whips felt awesome and comfortable to drive. Looking forward on getting them back out at a different event.
My Hobbywing North America electronics were flawless all weekend! Super pleased on how smooth and predicable they have been for me all year. Definitely the most reliable electronics on the market!
The JConcepts Inc tires were great the whole time during the event. With Jconcepts always on hand at these events it makes it nice to consult with the team to figure out what’s the best for the conditions.
It was good seeing the boys and hanging out with @alex_kosciuszek and @jackson_brunson . 🤟🏽"
"The ROAR 1:8 Electric Nationals, the second Nationals of the year, has come to a close. At a facility I’ve never traveled to, I knew it was going to be an exciting time. I would only race my RC8B3.1E and RC8T3.1E; coming home with a BQ finish with the EBuggy and wasn’t able to finish my B-Main in ETruggy.
I have to say the host this year, Adrenaline RC Raceway, was pretty dialed in. From indoor A/C pits, covered track area, and friendly owners, it surely made this race one to remember. The track layout was a blast to drive on all weekend with very little changes to the surface.
Traveling with the Man, Jason Ruona, we were dialed in with tires as usual and weren’t lacking anything. Getting together with teammates, we would settle on the Ellipse tire in Blue compound. After some practice after qualifying each day, we all decided this was what we’d settle on for main day.
Huge thanks to the guys for all their help and assistance this weekend! Looking forward to buckling down hard for a few weeks getting things situated and dialed in for the 1:10 Electric Nationals in Columbus, OH with #LFB! Thanks to my family and sponsors for their help and support."
"Finished up here at the 2019 ROAR Electric Nationals. I was able to get myself into both the truggy and buggy B mains. Overall I finished up 17th in truggy and 20th in buggy.
It was a fun week hanging out with everyone. Thank you Adrenaline for putting on a great event.
Thanks to my sponsors Mugen and JConcepts for the help and support throughout the week.
Thank you to LCRC for everything they do for me."
"The Summer tour rolls on with the ROAR 1/8th E-Nationals from Adrenaline Raceway in Winchester, Virginia. This is a great location and facility for a race of this magnitude.
We were able to put in a half day of practice on Wednesday and get a little shake-down of the @mugenseikiracing MBX8 Eco vehicles. As with all indoor racing, finding the tire setup proved to be the focus and we got closer and closer through Wednesday and then into control seeding on Thursday, we narrowed down the @jconcepts tire selection.
Qualifying was a bit rough on Friday, trying to get clean runs, quick laps and test setup and tires. Struggled a bit in buggy and needed a much better run to qualify up front to have any chance. The Truggy was a bit better scoring a 2 and 3 for the rounds to have a top 3 grid position. Saturday’s qualifying proved to be much better in buggy taking a 2nd in round 3 and later a TQ in round 4 to take the tie-breaker and start on the pole position for Sunday’s A-main events.
The mains were just good ole fashioned no mistakes racing. The driver up-front needed to be perfect and error free. Take your grid position and run with it, a bobble here or there set you back and it was hard but not impossible to make up time. In Truggy I had a few openings but tapped out just when things were getting interesting. Raced hard with Dakotah and Joe but in the end had to settle for 3rd and a podium. Buggy was another story, with clear track out front, it was safe to set the pace and let the rest battle it out for 2nd and 3rd. A1 was run how I hoped for and a little more stressful A2 ended with a victory and a seal on the 1/8th Buggy title.
Congrats to Dakotah Phend on his 4x4 SCT win, Joe Bornhorst on his E-Truggy win and James Henry on his 40+ master win. Thanks to Adrenaline Raceway, The ROAR management team on a picture perfect event. Mugen Seiki teammates and Team LCRC was awesome on the support all weekend. @jruona from @jconcepts for the trackside support and media content all weekend. Along with our crew in the pit area making the days go by with many laughs in the pits.
Next event up, the ROAR 1/10th Electric Nationals at EN Hobbies."
"The 2019 ROAR 1/8 Electric Nationals are in the books. It was a fun race weekend, a new track for me, and a new class for me to race as well. The racing conditions were very intense, with a tight track and low traction, but it was fun. Finished 2nd in 4WD SCT, 4th in Buggy, and 8th in Truggy. All my Tekno cars were awesome all weekend 👍🏻 Congrats to Joe Bornhorst on his Truggy National Championship 🏆 Thanks to Matt Wolter, Red, Donnie Ward, and Kyle Chasen for all the help and support, also to all my great sponsors."
"Just got home from an awesome weekend at the ROAR #Enats. I converted my TQ into a win for the #NationalChampionship in Truggy, and also a 3rd in SCT. Luck wasn’t on my side in Buggy, but all good. 👍 Super pumped on the weekend and to get my 2nd National Title! Thanks to my sponsors for everything, I’ll keep digging!"
"The 2019 #ENats is in the books. What can I say, I had a great time! This multi day event started on Thursday with two rounds of seeding practice. Qualifying started Friday, and I did pretty well, sitting 2nd going into round 2. Unfortunately, qual 1 would end up as one if my best runs of the weekend. I would ultimately qualify 5th, and finish 4th overall in the triple A mains. What surprised me most of all this weekend, was that I actually felt a little nervous. I’m usually pretty chill up on the stand so I didn’t expect that. I suppose 29 years between Nationals events could do that to you. I know what I need to clean up, and will continue to work to get my results on par with my buggy’s potential. The program ran very smoothly and was evidence that this track is more than ready to handle an event like this. It was awesome to see the pros do what they do best, and equally impressive to see some of our local talent run right along with them in the triple A mains. I couldn’t have asked for a better pit mate, as I witnessed Dakotah Phend put in work all weekend and was rewarded with the National title in SCT and podium in 1:8 Electric Truck (Truggy) and 1:8 Electric Buggy."
"Had a good weekend at the ROAR Electric Nationals!! Ended up 1st in the C Main almost made the B Main! I had a good race going and messed it up. But got back up and ended up finishing 4th. Had a great time pitting with the Team Associated guys!! I would like to thank my sponsors Team Associated, Reedy Power, AKA Tires. Had a great time and thanks to @spencerrivkin , @jackson_brunson , and @alex_kosciuszek for all the help and support!!!"