By Mike Garrison
Race Report from XRAY:
Race report written by CJ Jelin
This past weekend I attended the 2018 Tekin Labor Day Shootout at Amain. All together there was 114 entires for the one day event.
There was 3 rounds of ifmar qualifying then mains. The ebuggy amain was 9 minutes, nitro truggy amain was 20 minutes, the pro nitro buggy amain was 30 minutes, and the top 3 in the open class was able to run in the pro buggy a main. The first round of qualifying in ebuggy was a good run. I had very little time driving my ebuggy and that hurt me in the beginning because I over jumped and rolled over. I fixed my mistake to tq the first round of ebuggy. Next up was pro nitro buggy. I had one of my best runs of the day. I had no mistakes and that lead me to tq round one of pro nitro buggy. Last class of the round was open nitro truggy. I did the same thing that I did in pro nitro buggy and took the tq for round 1 in all three classes. For round 2 the track was dry and loose so I drove smart in all three cars to get the round 2 tq and the overall in all three classes. For round 3 I didn’t drive anything because I was getting my cars ready for the mains.
In pro nitro buggy amain. I was battling with Phillip Atondo for the first minute before he made a mistake and from that point on, I lead the race to take the win in pro nitro buggy.
Pro Nitro Buggy
- Cj Jelin – XRAY XB8
- Phillip Atondo
- Brad Nibbelink – Mugen
In open ebuggy, I started first and drove a near perfect race. At the end, I had a battle with Brian Strange while the people in 3rd and 4th place were having a battle right behind us. I drove forward to finish was a 3 second lead.
Open E buggy Results
- Cj Jelin – XRAY XB8E
- Brian Strange
- Bryce Beaver
Last race for me was the open nitro truggy amain. I started first and never looked back to win the open truggy amain.
Open Truggy Results
- Cj Jelin – XRAY XT8
- Bryce Beaver
- Mark Schroeder – XRAY XT8
Thank you to Kevin Palmer, Mark Schroeder, Kerry Lemos, and Shawn Beasley for all your help this weekend. As well my sponsors #Xray, #Rcamerica, #Proline, #Hobbywing, #Amain.com ,#Protekrc, #Vpracing, #Sanwa , #Ogio, #110%Racing, #Hudy, #Hooked, #AvidRc, #Stickit1