By Aaron Waldron
Race report from Team Associated:
Team Associated takes 2WD Mod Buggy and Truck at April Fools Classic
After four competitive rounds of qualifying in 2WD Modified Buggy, Reedy's Dustin Evans was able to grab the TQ with Team Associated/Reedy teammates Jake Mayo and Rob Gillespie starting second and third, both of whom also TQ'd in rounds of qualifying. Dustin went on the win the first two mains with his B6.1D, with Jake Mayo winning the third main. Jake was able to secure second overall, while Gillespie rounded out the podium for a Team Associated/Reedy podium sweep. All three drivers, along with a majority of the team, used the layback transmission configuration in their cars and cited the consistency of the vehicle as the reason why.
In the 2WD Modified Truck category, Dustin Evans debuted the all-new pre-production T6.1. He was able to complete the event sweep by TQ'ing all four rounds of qualifying and easily winning the first two A Mains. Having driven the truck only once before the event, Evans said, "The T6.1 has exceeded my expectations. To have a truck carry corner speed like a 2WD buggy is incredible. I look forward to getting to drive it a lot more."
Special thanks to Murf's Intermountain R/C Raceway crew for their hospitality during this competitive event. With over 30 years of racing under their belt, it's easy to see why IRCR is one of the top facilities in the country. Keep up the good work and we'll see you next year!
- #90021 RC10B6.1D Team Kit
- #70002 RC10T6.1 Team Kit
- #27004 Blackbox 510R Competition ESC
- #260 Reedy Sonic 540-M3 Motor 7.5 Modified
- #262 Reedy Sonic 540-M3 Motor 6.5 Modified
- #273 Reedy 540-M3 Spec Rotor, 12.5 x 7.25 x 25.3
- #27323 Reedy Zappers SG 5800mAh 80C 7.6V Shorty
- #27101 RT1508 Digital HV Hi-Torque Competition Servo
- #27200 Reedy 1216-C2 Dual AC/DC Competition Balance Charger
Photos courtesy of Dustin Evans. Thanks to Dustin Evans for this report.