More Punishing for JConcepts at the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

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Event: 2010 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion
Date: October 16-17, 2010
Location: Beaumont, California
Race Reporter: JConcepts Team

More Punishing – Ryan Maifield scores a win in the 1/8th truck class and a TQ in 1/8th buggy with JConcepts.

Racing in Southern California always provides a solid test of equipment and driver; with intense competition from some of the nation’s best, the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion is always a racers end of year measuring stick. This year the crew from Thunder Alley ran a dry surface condition which produced slightly more tire wear but allowed the best of the best to stretch their legs a little extra with the IFMAR Worlds approaching.

Ryan Maifield driving his Associated RC8T-CE truck kit was a Punishing force all weekend. Mounting up a set of the trusty yellow compound Cross Hairs for the 45-minute A-main proved to once again be the ticket. As usual, Maifield was spot on with his driving as he took the lead near the middle of the race and proceeded to drive away from the field taking another win with JConcepts. Ryan’s RC8T-CE topped off with Punisher body and Illuzion HD wing are back on top in Southern California.

The marquee event of the weekend in the 1/8th buggy class, Ryan drove the RC8b once again to the top taking a well deserved TQ. Going to his go to tires, the yellow compound Crossbows were perfect for the Thunder Alley dry track conditions. At or around the 10 minute mark with Maifield leading, a mechanical problem sidelined him forcing him out of contention. Although a bad break, the ace driver from sunny Arizona will race another day. With a world class facility, the Thunder Alley crew deserves a massive congratulations on another fine event.

Products in focus:

  • Punisher RC8T-CE body (0060-1)
  • Punisher RC8B body (0202)
  • Cross Hairs (3025)
  • Crossbows (3032)
  • Illuzion – HD rear wing (black) (0113B)
  • Mono – 1/8th buggy wheel – Max-ups (3302)
  • Mono – 1/8th truggy wheel – (3320)
  • Profiled 1/8th buggy (closed cell) inserts
  • Illuzion – closed end / lightweight – locking wheel nuts (2073)

Photos courtesy – Brent Thielke (Team Associated)

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