By Aaron Waldron
Race report from Ty Tessmann (via Facebook):
This past weekend was the ROAR 1/10 Offroad Electric Nationals, held at The Track in Gaithersburg, MD. I ran Mod 2wd, Mod 4wd and Mod truck.
There was open practice on Wednesday and we worked hard to find the setups that would work the best for our vehicles. The track started out every morning fairly loose due to be watered every night and then the track grooved up and traction went up throughout the day. We worked at getting a setup that would work for softer tires in the morning and harder in the afternoon to keep our car consistent throughout the day.
Thursday was 2 rounds of seeding practice and I was able to top seed in all 3 classes. Friday we ran 2 rounds of qualifying In the 1st round of qualifying I finished 2nd in 2wd and 4wd and tq'd in truck, in the 2nd round of qualifying I TQ'd 2wd , 4wd and finished 2nd in truck. Saturday was the 3rd and 4th round of qualifying, I was able to tq all 3 classes in both these rounds giving me the overall TQ in all 3.
Sunday was the triple A mains for all 3 classes, I was able to win A1 and A2 in all 3 classes. This was a really tough race, lap times were incredibly close, it was a super small driving lines, even bumping the pipe would make you lose a position or more so this made the victories mean even more.
I want to thank my sponsors for giving me the opportunity to race with amazing products, Xray, RC America, Proline, OS Engines, Orion, MKS, VP Fuel, A Main Hobbies, Hudy, Lunsford, Avid, Muchmore, StickIt 1, Darkside Designs, 110% Racing, MR33, LiveRC, Red RC.
Special thanks to Joe Pillars for all the help this weekend, this track had some interesting demands on throttle profiles and he was there to help us get our Orion stuff dialed in.
Thanks to my family for all their help and support and I want to thank my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ without him I wouldn't be where I am today.