JR Mitch and Jason Ruona clean up Pro Buggy at R/C Pro State Series round 4July 28, 2010
Event Name: R/C Pro State Series round 4
Event Location: Wow Raceway, Clermont, FL
Event Date(s): July 17, 2010
WOW Raceway in Clermont, FL hosted round 4 of the popular R/C Pro State Series. With a competitive crowd and packed pit area, Florida racers were once again ready to go, putting in the late hours and heavy wrenching for a shot at Saturday glory. With 100-degree weather throughout the day, all equipment was put to the test.
As the A-Main warm-up began, it was easy to spot the favorites as JR, Billy, Jason, and Ryan Eckert all appeared ready and extremely quick. JR got off to a great start and a mistake by the leader placed him in the lead with incredible breathing room. JR worked his way through traffic with ease, with Eckert in second and Ruona third after a poor start.
During the first pit stops, race leader JR Mitch was in and out smoothly as well as Ryan Eckert. Ruona came in to pit and a flame-out in the pits put him behind the top two drivers. Mitch began to check out with a lap on the field. With a flameout by Eckert on the track, Ruona easily grabbed the second position. Half way through the race the two Team AE drivers were first and second and holding steady while the battle was on for third-tenth. With a comfortable lead on the field, Mitch put his Reedy-equipped RC8B into cruise control and crossed the finish line for a well-deserved win. Ruona finished in the second position with his RC8B.
Huge thanks to the entire crew from WOW Raceway for theor hard work and dedication. The racing surface was outstanding and the hospitality was second to none.