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This last weekend PRO-LINE tires dusted the competition at the Florida State Off-Road Nitro Series taking both pro classes. In 1:8th buggy, team drivers Billy Easton, Josh Talmadge, and Leon McIntosh had great showings in the highly contested Pro A-main.
It was all Billy Easton dominating the race and taking the win with a lap on the field using M2 Calibers with closed cell foam. Leon had a great battle for 2nd with Jason Rouna for the entire 30 minute main. In the end though, Leon crossed the line in 3rd opting to use the softer M3 Caliber tires with blue closed cell foam.
Newcomer to the Pro-Line team, Josh Talmadge, was well on his way to a great finish until engine issues dropped him back in the field. On the highly abrasive Florida surface Josh opted to use Pro-Lines new Recoil tire in M3 compound. It proved to be a great decision as the tires had over 75% tread left at the end of 30 minutes. Josh had this to say after the race,” The Recoils were awesome from start to finish, even when the dust came up I was still able to really push the limits”. As the dust settled it was a great run for the Pro-Line team taking two out of the top three spots on the podium.
1:8th Pro Buggy A-Main Results
1. Billy Easton – Pro-Line M2 Calibers w/ Blue Closed Cell Foam
2. Jason Rouna
3. Leon McIntosh – Pro-Line M3 Calibers w/Blue Closed Cell Foam
4. Robbie Saxon
5. Brett Kingsbury
6. Gene Hickerson
7. JR Mitch
8. Josh Talmadge – Pro-Line M3 Recoils w/ Blue Molded foam
9. Ryan Eckert
10. Nick Angelidas
11. Ryan Johnson – Pro-Line M3 Calibers
12. J.P. Tirronen
In 1:8th Pro Truggy, Florida boy Ryan Johnson used VTR Calibers in M2 to take the win. Ryan led over half the 30-minute A-main over ROAR Nats finalist JR Mitch. Congrats to Ryan on a great drive.
Trevor “Chilly” Duncan
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