Gallery > Byron On-Road 5th Annual Nitro Challenge
Friday, August 21, 2009 10:08:46 PM by BrandonWilcox
It’s Friday and I’m here at Leisure Hours R/C Raceway in Joliet, IL for the 5th Annual Byron Fuel On-Road Nitro Challenge. They will be running three classes at this event, 1/8-scale 4WD, 1/10-scale sedan and a GT spec class. Today is open practice and a number of guys were running on the track. Later in the day we got some rain so most guys were inside tuning their rigs for the qualifiers tomorrow. Leisure Hours R/C Raceway is one of the nicest on-road tracks I’ve ever seen, I can’t wait for qualifying tomorrow. The weather for the weekend is supposed to be sunny and in the mid seventies. – Brandon
Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:30:40 AM by BrandonWilcox
It’s Saturday morning and the weather here is beautiful. I’m heading over to the track now to catch setup and early practice. Sign ups and qualifying will start in a couple hours and we will have both video and pictures of the action uploaded throughout the day. Stay tuned! – Brandon
Saturday, August 22, 2009 10:36:39 AM by Jordan Wexler
This sucks. I planned on taking the train and working on getting a job with my racing ability, but life came calling and now I stuck at home. THIS SUX! DIMITRIOUS YOU’D BETTER SMOKE THE COMPETITION FOR ME! I guess associated wont bring it home after all, G-D I NEED A SPONSOR!
Saturday, August 22, 2009 2:16:34 PM by BrandonWilcox
Update from the track. Qualifying is well under way and the track has a ton of traction. Right after they sprayed the track with grape soda cars were slipping for a bit but with a little time and guys running on the track it’s now perfect. There are a total of fifty five entrees and there are seven heats of qualifying, with each class running three qualifiers. First and second place from all the B mains will bump into the A main. The weather here is beautiful and there is nothing but sun. The cars are making some pretty fast laps, go check out the pictures and video! – Brandon
Saturday, August 22, 2009 2:54:14 PM by Anonymous
hey just saw this race in your blog its pretty cool. i live 35 min from there im goona come check it out. tomorrow
Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:48:18 PM by Anonymous
Hey Brandon nice coverage man see you at Pin Shop SOMEDAY…Tom L
Saturday, August 22, 2009 8:27:01 PM by Anonymous
Saturday, August 22, 2009 9:06:13 PM by BrandonWilcox
It’s Saturday night and qualifying went smoothly today. Weather was perfect all day. Later in the evening it looked like it was going to rain but thankfully it didn’t. The first three rounds of qualifying are done and tomorrow will be the fourth and final round of qualifying. I will let you know who the TQ’s are as soon as the final qualifying is over. Go check out the hundreds of pictures of this event and all the cool videos. Stay tuned for even more action videos live from the 5th Annual Byron On-Road Nitro Challenge. – Brandon
Sunday, August 23, 2009 7:42:49 AM by BrandonWilcox
Another beautiful day here in Joliet, IL. Final round of qualifying is this morning at 10 followed by the mains. Once qualifying is officially over we will have the TQ’s in each class for you followed by more action photography and video of all the live action. – Brandon
Sunday, August 23, 2009 1:51:58 PM by BrandonWilcox
Qualifying is officially over and the mains are being run as we speak. 1/10-scale and 1/8-scale on-road will be running C, B and A mains, with GT running a B and an A. Here are your top qualifiers:
1/10-scale – Bobby Flask
GT – Walt Gorczowski
1/8-scale Paul Ciccarello
Check out the pictures and video from today and ill post up the race results as soon as the racing is over! – Brandon
Sunday, August 23, 2009 6:34:59 PM by Anonymous
Sunday, August 23, 2009 8:56:03 PM by BrandonWilcox
Racing has concluded and the results are in!
1/8-scale A main
1st Ralph Burch
2nd Paul Ciccarello
3rd Eli Ezrow
GT Class A main
1sr Matt Flake
2nd Bernie Hoogstra
3rd Eric Schutt
1/10-scale A main
1st Ralph Burch
2nd Larry Stone
3rd Fabio Erangelista
Monday, August 24, 2009 10:50:09 AM by Anonymous
Thanks car action for coming and supporting us mid west guys the coverage all weekend was great and hopefully well see you back at next years event.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:43:55 AM by Anonymous
Thanks for getting a ton of great pics of my car and congrats to team XRAY, you guys earned your podiums.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 2:17:56 PM by G-Ride
Great race coverage Brandon and thanks for the support!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 3:45:21 PM by Anonymous
Monday, August 31, 2009 10:31:09 AM by Anonymous
You got a lot of great pictures thanks for coming out and supporting us.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 2:56:23 PM by Marc Jensen
I did not see a picture of my car.
Thursday, September 03, 2009 9:57:16 AM by BrandonWilcox
I never got a chance to see your car Marc, or your incredible driving skills for that matter! You should have brought it out!