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Bring the Heat 2013!
July 23, 2013
Event Name: Bring the Heat 2013
Event Location: Flowood RC in Flowood, MS
Event Date(s): July 20, 2013 to July 21, 2013
This past weekend I attended the "Bring the Heat" event at FRC in Flowood, MS. This was the event's third year running. Bubba Barham, the track owner, does a great job promoting and bringing in travelers from all over to his events, such as from California, Wisconsin, Virginia, and many other states. The event had a total of 200 entries in multiple classes. I ran Pro 1/8 Electric Buggy, Pro 1/8 Nitro Buggy, and Pro 1/8 Nitro Truggy.
The race format was practice Friday, qualify Saturday, and Mains Sunday. I knew I was in trouble because I wasn't able to make it to practice early on Friday while many of the racers had arrived Thursday or Friday morning. This would leave me with one practice run with nitro buggy for maybe 30 minutes total. However, after practice early Saturday morning I was feeling pretty confident, although without knowing how my competition fared.
1/8 Pro eBuggy - winner
I knew I would be fastest when driving through the back sections of the track. We were nose to tail leading into the last two turns -- then the crowd once again went crazy as Nick made a mistake and I went on the inside of him to take A1 by one second! It was a nail-biter to the end, for sure!
In A2 I focused more on being smooth and calming my nerves. I was able to get a great start and stretched to a comfortable lead for the win in A2, taking the overall win with my JConcepts-equipped RC8.2e with Reedy and LRP power!
Nitro Buggy - second place
Nitro Truggy - second place
I could not have been happier with my Reedy/LRP-powered Team Associated rides the whole weekend. Each class was absolutely dialed and a blast to drive! Thank you Team Associated for the opportunity to represent an amazing company.
Thanks to Blake Boggs for this report.