Team Associated Sweeps 11th Annual Lake Erie Shootout
Team Associated Sweeps 11th Annual Lake Erie Shootout

April 2, 2014
Event Name: 2014 Lake Erie Shootout
Event Location: ARCS, Ashtabula OH
Event Date(s): March 28, 2014 to March 30, 2014

During the weekend of March 28-30, Ashtabula R/C Speedway hosted their 11th annual Lake Erie Shootout.  This year’s event had exciting racing in all classes. Team Associated/JConcept drivers Brandon Marsh and Eric Clark were in attendance and competing in the Modified 2WD buggy, Modified 4WD buggy, and Modified Truck classes.
 
Qualifying consisted of four rounds, taking the best three of four rounds. In the 2WD class, Brandon was able to grab the TQ of the first three rounds to secure the overall TQ early. Similarly in the 4WD class, he was able to TQ three out of four rounds to secure the TQ as well. In the Truck class, it was Eric grabbing the TQ position after having TQ'ed two rounds, and a second overall in another round.
 
The mains on Sunday afternoon were single 7-minute A Mains, taking seven and one bump up. In the 2WD and 4WD classes, Brandon was able to turn his TQ’s into wins. In the truck class, it was Eric leading the race until a unfortunate event forced him to retire early from the 7-minute main. However, Brandon was able to work his way to the front, and after a hard-fought battle with second-place qualifier Brent Wilks he was able to grab his third win of the event.
 
Products used:
#90003 RC10B5M Team Kit  
#238 Reedy Sonic 540 Mach 2 7.5T
#602 Reedy 65C 7.4V 4100mAh LiPo Battery
 
#9062 Factory Team B44.2
#240 Reedy Sonic 540 Mach 2 6.5T
#310 Reedy 65C 7.4V 5700mAh LiPo battery
 
#7025 Factory Team RC10T4.2
#239 Reedy Sonic 540 Mach 2 7.0T
#739 Reedy 60C 7.4V 5500mAh Wolfpack battery

Thanks to Brandon Marsh for this race report.


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