This previous weekend the JConcepts staff traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2021 Silver State Race. The race befell on the South Level On line casino which hosts a big equestrian area, the proper spot for an RC observe! Attendees couldn’t have requested for a greater arrange. The venue featured 11 completely different eating places, a pool, a spa, a bowling alley, and naturally lodge rooms. As for the observe floor it was loamy, damp, rutted, and bumpy by the tip of the weekend. Check out the observe structure beneath.
Let’s take a second to speak tires. This weekend drivers experimented with a number of completely different tires and compounds which made for an fascinating occasion. We began the weekend off on Inexperienced Reflexes primarily and moved to blue. Because the weekend progressed we noticed drivers attempt Kosmos, Lil Chasers, and Stalkers. All of those are pin fashion tires, however have completely different options with varied advantages. For the mains, Ryan Maifield used the Reflex for Nitro Truck, Kosmos for E-Buggy, and Lil Chasers for Nitro Buggy. On the very finish of this text you’ll discover the profitable Tire Setup Guides from Maifield, Drake, and Jones.
We frequently see the Reflex used at 1:8 occasions because it most likely is essentially the most versatile tire within the line-up. Nonetheless, we wished to take this chance to share extra about Kosmos. The Kosmos have been designed particularly for giant dusty, dry, rutted, bumpy, and edgy tracks (very like the Silver State Observe). The tire options block tread, staggered rows, a zig/zag look, and a carcass designed for ahead traction. All of this was created with the concept to assist reduce rolling and errors on these tough tracks. Try the video beneath the place Maifield, Jones, and VanDalen speak about tires.
Professional Nitro Truck: Ryan Maifield (1)
Professional Nitro Buggy: Seth VanDalen (1), Tyler Jones (2), Joe Bornhorst (3), Spencer Rivkin (4), Jackson Brunson (5)
Professional E-Buggy: Joe Bornhorst (3), Ryan Maifield (4), Tyler Jones (5)
40+ Nitro Truck: Shane Preugschat (3)
Int. Nitro Truck: Cade Burnette (3)
Qualifying (Greatest 2 of three):
Int. Nitro Buggy: Cade Burnette (3)
Professional E-Buggy: Tyler Jones (1), Ryan Maifield (2), Dakotah Phend (3), Joe Bornhorst (5)
Professional Nitro Buggy: Seth VanDalen (1), Spencer Rivkin (4)
Professional Nitro Truck: Ryan Maifield (1), Dakotah Phend (3), Joe Bornhorst (4), Seth VanDalen (5)
40+ Nitro Truck: Ronda Drake (3)
Int. Nitro Truck: Ronda Drake (1)
Professional E-Buggy: Tyler Jones (1), Ryan Maifield (2)
The tone goes off, and due to the sizable problem that first triple possesses there was some chaos at first. Fortunately, all of them have been in a position to get well comparatively fast. Tyler Jones began 1st on the grid and was in a position to preserve his lead. Maifield was preventing for that second spot with Denney on his wing. Jones bought caught on the pipe, Maifield bought out in entrance. They have been drag racing down the entrance straightaway… it was so shut! Jones, Rivkin and Maifield have been now in a 3 manner battle for first. Tyler Jones began to elongate the lead as there was some carnage behind him. Maifield took it extensive and bought round Jones proper earlier than the straightaway. There was 1/tenth of a second between the 2. They have been each attempting to push the velocity whereas holding their vehicles regular. Maifield had created a small hole. 1.7 second distinction. 5 seconds left and Jones bought by on the final straightaway! Jones and Maifield battled laborious, each giving it their all!
Professional Nitro Buggy: Ryan Maifield (1), Seth VanDalen (2), Spencer Rivkin (3)
Everybody quietly walked the observe in anticipation for what was about to occur. They have been in search of hazards and attempting to determine their strains. Drivers talked lowly to their pit crews making an motion plan and ready for all of it to start. A silence fell amongst drivers as they waited in line earlier than coming into the drivers stand, the place their destiny would quickly be decided. The sound of nitro engines erupt proper after driver introductions conclude and a small chatter settles among the many crowd. “Roll em out and test em in,” the announcer referred to as.
The ultimate command was made, “Down and Quiet.” Drivers took one final deep breathe. The tone sounds, they usually have been off! VanDalen, Maifield, and Jones have been your high 3 from the start. Issues all the time appear to combine up shortly proper out of the gate. Jones from the bump spot was facet by facet with Maifield who was in 2nd. Jones was searching down VanDalen. It was going to be 45 minutes of laborious pressed racing. A small bobble by VanDalen allowed Jones to get out in entrance. VanDalen was on the hunt. Rivkin moved into third. Jones tumbled, VanDalen bought by. It was nonetheless early. They’re again to battling. Tebo, Rivkin, and Maifield have been battling for third. A tumble for VanDalen, Jones bought out entrance. Virtually instantly after, Maifield took over the lead. Maifield had a bobble, Jones and VanDalen have been now 1 &2. Issues have been mixing up it was VanDalen, Maifield and Tebo! Operating as shut as they have been it might solely take the smallest bobble for anybody to take over. Maifield took the lead. A small bobble on the again bluff from VanDalen let Rivkin, Tebo, and Jones get by. Jones and VanDalen bought shut collectively, VanDalen squeezed by into 4th. It was a pile up between Rivkin, VanDalen and Jones after the best facet bluff. The brand new order was Rivkin, Jones, and VanDalen for locations third -Fifth. Maifield was main with Tebo shut by. Tebo bought by Maifield they have been battling it out. The observe was ruthless. Rivkin and Jones bought again out into third and 4th. These three have been working so shut it saved going forwards and backwards. Maifield bought out in entrance, everybody began to undergo pit stops. Tebo, Maifield, and Rivkin have been all closing the hole on one another. Maifield made the go on Tebo. Tebo rolled it over and Rivkin flew into 2nd. Rivkin was in for gas. 17:50 remaining. Maifield took a tumble down the ruthless bluff, Tebo made up time the battle has gotten nearer as he moved again into 2nd. Maifield, Tebo, Jones and VanDalen have been all taking a distinct line in comparison with others. Maifield gained a ten second lead on Tebo with 11 minutes to go. VanDalen was now battling Tebo for 2nd. Tebo took the extensive line proper earlier than the straightaway. VanDalen did one thing somewhat completely different and took the within line and handed Tebo. Tebo regained his spot. It was Maifield, Tebo, VanDalen, and Rivkin with 4 minutes to go! Maifield had a 16 second lead. Tebo rolled it over. VanDalen and Rivkin bought by. VanDalen was now in 2nd. Rivkin was attempting to run away from Tebo. Rivkin took the extensive line into the ultimate stretch and secured third total!
Professional Nitro Truck: Ryan Maifield (2), Dakotah Phend (3)
The primary flip of the race was a problem for drivers. All of them needed to make it by way of the triple to keep away from probably ruining the primary portion of the race. There was a pile up after that first triple, Tebo bought one of the best of it and took the lead. Maifield was sitting in 2nd, with Jones taking on shortly after. They have been all working shut. Maifield went outdoors after which inside and squeezed by Jones again into the two spot throughout the first couple of minutes of the race. Maifield was on the hunt for Tebo. Maifield bought twirled round on his nostril however landed it! Phend and Heckert bought by, Maifield was on Phend’s wing. He was not letting this go. Dust was flying, Phend blew by way of the flip Thomas Tran caught his truck and threw him again on to the observe flawlessly. Gas stops have been taking place. Maifield made up a while and regained the lead. After a while elapsed Tebo bought again out in entrance and the unique positions pre-fuel stops remained. Maifield bought turned over by lap visitors however maintained his 2nd place place. 15 min in and half-hour remaining it’s Tebo, Maifield, and Phend as your high 3. Tebo had a 15 second lead at this level. It was nonetheless early and anybody’s race. Maifield and Phend have been 5 seconds aside. 8 minutes left and people high 3 have been fairly unfold out. 2 minutes left and positions have remained the identical one thing dramatic must occur for issues to change up earlier than the ultimate tone. The race concluded as Tebo, Maifield and Phend.
There have been so many noteworthy performances this weekend and we’re pleased with our drivers! Ronda Drake completely killed it going from the Intermediate Nitro Truck B most important, to the Nitro Truck A most important, and popping out on high a champion! Lee Setser additionally had a fantastic Nitro Truck B-Fundamental the place he began twelfth on the grid and labored his manner as much as the win. From there he completed twelfth total within the A-Fundamental. Jeff Visitor had a killer run in qual 1 of 40+ Nitro Buggy the place he took the TQ. There have been after all so many different superior runs this weekend as nicely.
As promised, listed below are the tire guides from our profitable drivers!
A giant because of Joey and The Dust Crew for placing on such an superior occasion! Up subsequent, we will probably be making ready for the ROAR 1:8 Gas Nationals at LCRC Raceway in Pennsylvania! What’s your subsequent race?