Chad Due & Steven Hartson Win Chi-Town Shootout

Chad Due & Steven Hartson Win Chi-Town Shootout

March 9, 2012

Event Name: 2012 Chi-Town Shootout
Event Location: Leisure Hours Raceway, Joliet, IL
Event Date(s): March 2, 2012 to March 4, 2012

Leisure Hours Raceway hosted a combined 340 entries at the 2012 Chi-Town Shootout. Factory drivers and skilled privateers from all over the country descended upon the Joliet, IL facility to battle it out for a class win.

In 4WD Modified Buggy, Associated/Reedy/LRP driver Chad Due took the overall TQ. In the main, Chad had a slight bobble a couple laps into the race and that allowed Associated/LRP/Reedy teammate Steven Hartson to get by.  Steven used brilliant driving and calm, consistent laps to take the win by small 2-second margin. Taking home a respectable 3rd and completing the Associated/Reedy podium sweep was Michael Paige.

Reedy factory driver Chad Due did not fare as well as expected in 2WD Modified Buggy qualifying. For some, fifth on the grid means a slim chance for a podium finish. But not for Chad! Patience and a never-say-die attitude allowed Chad and his Sonic-powered B4.1 to steadily move through the pack. Once in second, Due pressured the leader into a mistake and never looked back to take the prestigious class win.

Products Used:
ASC627  Reedy 60C 5200mAh 7.4V SP LiPo
ASC306  Reedy 60C 4000mAh 7.4V Shorty LiPo
ASC945  Reedy Sonic 540 8.5 (2WD)
ASC947  Reedy Sonic 540 6.5 (4WD)