This past weekend Southern California racers gathered at Hot Rod Hobbies for the first round of the 2011 JBRL Electric Series. As always, round 1 has a large turnout and this year was no different with 280 entries spread throughout the various classes. With TLR being the headline sponsor for this year’s series, many local team drivers were in attendance.
In qualifying Losi Project Manager Keith Whisler set the TQ’s in both Sportsman Stock Buggy and Sportsman Stock Truck. In Modified Buggy, TLR Team Driver and Project Manager Frank Root took the TQ over a field of world class drivers. Root was running the new TLR 22 in mid motor configuration in preparation for the upcoming Cactus Classic.
In the Sportsman mains Whisler took advantage of both his TQ positions and completed the sweep of both classes. To take the wins, Whisler used Xcelorin ESC’s and batteries, the Spektrum DX3R, and Losi tires in his TLR vehicles.
In Pro 2, Losi finished with 3 XXX-SCT’s in the top five. In a very close race with several position changes, TLR Team Driver Casper finished with 3rd place, TLR Team Manager Kevin Gahan in 4th and Losi Project Manager Ryan Dunford rounding out the top five.
In Pro 4, TLR Team Driver Mike Truhe finished 2nd driving the new Losi TEN-SCTE. Fellow Team Driver Aaron Lane fought hard through the entire race to finish 4th with his TEN-SCTE.
Round 2 of the TLR sponsored JBRL will be at OC/RC on April 2nd, 2011.