By Aaron Waldron
The following article is a blog written by Joseph Quagraine on his personal website, and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the LiveRC staff.
From Joseph Quagraine:
TO WIN AT ANY COST – TRY TRACTION
Spy photo of the new Pro-Concept Diamond Suburb, Hole Bars, Diamond Fighter, Crime Bars.
Just in case no one reads the whole thing, let’s just put this out there:
Ty Tessmann is ProLine’s poster child, and he ran JConcepts Diamond Bars in the NeoBuggy nitro main. Why is this big news? For a few reasons, but if you want to know them, you have to read on.
After transitioning from racer to designer and owner, well sort of, I do all those things at the same time, I have had the opportunity to look at things wearing all those hats. At the end of the day, we go racing to win. I have written a lot about the mental approach to racing, how to practice, and test, and just about racing in general. I realise that all the drivers at the top, go to the race looking to win, and anything else is a failure. The question everyone has to answer for themselves, is where to draw the line, do you cheat, or do you put personal relationships, and your integrity on the line in order to do so, or do you play by the book, and simply do your best with what you have?
This post isn’t really about cheating, but rather about this mentality that drivers have:
- I am getting beat, my equipment is holding me back, I need to have different car/tyres/engine/other, or else I can’t win.
- I am getting beat, obviously these other guys beating me are cheating.
To read the full article on JQ's website, click here: