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Event: 2010 Motorama
Date: Feb 19-21, 2010
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Race Reporter: JConcepts Team
JConcepts has a victorious outing at 2010 Motorama. Chad Due and Jason Ruona take 5 wins in the electric modified classes. JR Mitch makes a strong showing in 1/8th electric, nitro and 1/8th truck.
Motorama is an east coast motorsports spectacular. Combining the best of amateur and professional’s alike Motorama has become an east coast favorite. Open to the public, this event has constant exposure to new people which makes attendance ideal for industry marketing and growth.
With a split nitro and electric event things were especially busy. JConcepts drivers Chad Due, Jason Ruona and JR Mitch made the trip to snowy Pennsylvania with high hopes.
Chad Due racing his JConcepts equipped B4, T4 and SC10 had a fantastic weekend taking all 3 TQ’s and wins. Chad’s tire of choice for the weekend were the JConcepts Gold compound Bar Codes front and rear on the B4 and T4 and Goose Bumps in Green Compound on the Short Course SC10. Chad also used the new JConcepts Manta Short Course body for the first time in the main events and reported improved control and balance while being able to push the truck harder.
Jason Ruona with his JConcepts equipped B44 took out the 4wd modified class by winning A-main #1 and #2. Jason’s tire of choice on the B44 was also the JConcepts Gold compound Bar Codes front and rear. Jason pushed Chad in the Short Course mains by winning A2 and after a tie in points and a faster overall time Chad was awarded the first place. Jason’s SC10 was fitted with the custom painted Truth body for the SC10.
JR Mitch running the nitro program remained at the top of the event all weekend. Qualifying 3rd in all classes which included 1/8th nitro and electric buggy and also 1/8th truck, JR was on quite a roll. Double Dees were the hot choice in buggy as JR blistered the track with a TQ in round 4 of qualifying.
With a great start in the buggy A-main JR had no problems early and pulled out to a nice lead. A small mistake put him in 3rd and chasing the leaders but time was of the essence. An extra pit stop made things more difficult giving away valuable time to the speedy crew from Las Vegas and California. After a hard fought 30 minute main JR would have to settle for 4th narrowly missing the podium. Post race inspections shows great tire wear and insert longevity. Double Dees were the correct choice.
Truggy was pure muscle as Cross Hairs appeared to be yet again an all purpose performer as JR finished off 2nd in round 4 positioning himself nicely in 3rd place on the grid for the A-main.
With drivers introduced and truggies running it was down and quiet and blast off. Mitch battled hard but was a victim to unfortunate traffic and an extra pit stop which allowed Phillip Atondo to jump into second and close in on the leader. JR crossed the finish for a well deserved 3rd place. Looking over his equipment during the post race review showed once again great tire and insert wear characteristics. Cross Hairs in Blue Compound appear to have been the right choice once again.
Congratulations to the winners and race organizers at the 2010 Motorama, looking forward to next year.
Trevor “Chilly” Duncan
Online News Editor
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