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Scottie Brewer reports from the 2013 King of the Hill race in White Rock NM:

Had another great weekend of racing, good friends and family—what else could you ask for? I ended up TQ’ing both Nitro Buggy & Truggy and Qualified 2nd in both 4×4 SCT & E-buggy. 

I took 1st in Nitro Buggy and 2nd in 4X4 SCT. In Truggy I took 3rd after leading for most of the race until a bad crash and a flame out with about 2 to go. Still got a top 5 in e-buggy after a really bad run. I have to say thank you to the good Lord for another safe trip, my family, and my sponsors AKA, HobbyWing, FTW, Vp Racing Fuels, Vp-Pro, Tekno RC, Venom, DE Racing and RadioPost. I truly appreciate each and every one of you for your help and support.

Scottie used the following FTW racing components:

FTW00029 Night Fox body mounted on Losi 8ight 3.0

FTW00035 Diamondback body mounted on Tekno SCT410

FTW00047 Phoenix body mounted on Losi 8ight-T 2.0

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Scottie’s report:

RC Pro Mountain Round 2 Albuquerque Nm 7-19/ 7-21

We arrived at ARCOR Raceway Saturday morning for the RC Pro Mountain Round 2.  There were about20guys from Amarillo that made the trip, plus our families, my wife, our two sons (ages 3 & 16) and his best friend who has become very fast. The guys at Arcor (Scott Box, Richard Pfaff, and Joe Atencio, Scott Spear and a special race announcer Scott Harrell) they all did an amazing job with the track and with rain Friday evening.  There was a lot of good racing with good family, friends, and teammates.  Really what else could you ask for, we had such a good time. I ran 4 classes at this race so to say I was busy was an understatement.   I have to give a lot of credit to my son William Brewer, who is an amazing pit guy, turn marshal, and without a second thought helps anyone that’s asks, oh and I forgot to mention will be better than me soon.   I struggled a little with my Eb-48 but was pretty consistent with the others. Taking 1st & T’Q in Open Buggy, 2nd in Open Truggy, 3rd in 4×4 Sct ( took 2nd in both A1 & A2 then forgot to change my battery for A3 :-/) and 4th in E-Buggy. I have to say thank you to the good Lord for another safe trip, my family, and my sponsors AKA, HobbyWing, FTW, Vp Racing Fuels, Vp-Pro, Tekno RC, Venom, DE Racing and RadioPost. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you for your help and support

TQ &1st Open Buggy

2nd Open Truggy

3rd  4×4 SCT

4th  E-Buggy

Scottie used the following FTW products.

Night Fox for the Losi Eight 2.0

Phoenix for the Losi Eight-T 2.0

Diamondback for the SCT410

Tyler Hooks here with my personal report from the RCPro South Round 3 at Speed Monkey RC in Dallas Texas. I chose to run the Open class as it was offered in this series. Practice went very well with all my Hot Bodies cars on point including my new Hot Bodies D8’12E conversion! Going into the heats I qualified very well in Nitro and Electric Buggy, but struggled with getting my Nitro Truggy setup correct. Going into the resort after the second round I was first in Nitro Buggy, 2nd in Ebuggy and in the Bmain in truck still struggling with setup and Servo Problems. After all four rounds of qualifying I qualified 1st in Nitro Buggy, 1st in Electric Buggy, and I believe 8th in Nitro Truggy. I was feeling very confident going into the Mains… Sadly rain came on Sunday canceling the mains and leaving the results to be based on qualifying. I can’t complain as it was my first big Nitro Buggy win, but I would have loved to race every one in the mains to see if I could hang on for 30mins and also to better myself in the Truggy points.

Overall Results

1st in Nitro Buggy using the FTW Night Fox Xray 808 body

3rd in the Nitro Buggy RCPro South Point Series

1st in Electric Buggy using the FTW Night Fox Xray 808 body

1st in the Electric Buggy RCPro South Point Series

8th in Nitro Truggy using the FTW Phoenix for RC8T (Coming Soon!)

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A big contingent of Team FTW converged in Hutto, Texas over July 4th weekend for the highly anticipated Grand Opening race at Thornhill Racing Circuit presented by FTW. This amazing new facility boasts a spacious driver’s rostrum overlooking the largest track in the US, a hybrid Euro-American circuit built by Joey “The Dirt” Christensen. Team FTW joined racers from around the region as well as Mexico and even Brazil arriving Thursday night, eager to run their first laps at TRC.

Friday’s practice left some rubber on the fresh surface, and traction continued to build throughout 4 rounds of qualifying Saturday allowing fast laps times to dip into the 44 second range. The Pro E-buggy class was clearly the domain of Team FTW where Jake Dellinger led a sweep of the top five spots in qualifying. With a ton of momentum from his A-main finish at the recent ROAR Nats, Jake Dellinger also was the third-fastest in Pro Nitro buggy behind XRAY’s  Josh Glancy and Kurt Kellum. On-road ace Nick Lefebvre put FTW in the third qualifying spot in Pro Truggy behind Glancy and Kellum. Team FTW took three of the top five spots in Pro 4 as well, led by class TQ Andrew Clark.

The team’s dominance in the electric classes would carry over to Sunday’s mains. Dellinger and “Smiley” Henn each won a double A-main in Pro E-buggy, with the tie-breaker going to Jake. Isaac Price took third to complete the class sweep for FTW. In Pro4, TQ Clark never looked back, taking the overall win ahead of Aaron Royston. 13-year old Noah Dickerson impressed in his first outing with Team FTW, taking third to secure the second class sweep of the weekend.

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No one could catch Glancy in Pro Nitro Buggy, so the fight was for second. Dellinger mounted a late race charge but in the end settled for third behind Kellum. In Pro truggy, Tyler Hooks charged from the eighth spot on the grid up to third until retiring due to breakage.

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Tiltyard Track Pic bonusBrian Miskolczi reports:

The 2nd Round of the Mid Atlantic RC Pro Series made its way to the Tiltyard, in Dayton VA. After some practice I was able to get all of my vehicles dialed in. In qualifying I was able to TQ Pro Truggy, Pro E Buggy, Pro Corr 4×4 and qualified 4th in Pro Buggy. For the mains the format was 30 Minute Pro Nitro A Mains and Triple A Mains for the electric classes. I was able to convert my E Buggy TQ into a victory by winning the first two A Mains, Truggy I was able to do the same but only by 1 second over 2nd place at the end of the 30 minute main. In Pro Corr 4×4 I was able to win the first two A Mains, as the second A Main was cut short due to rain. Onto the Pro Buggy Main, after couple of passing showers we voted to run a 15 Minute main in the mud! The main started and I was able to work my way into the lead and win to take all 4 classes for the weekend. My AKA Tires, OS Engines, O’Donnell Fuel, Hobbywing Speed Control and Motors, Venom Batteries, FTW Bodies and Radiopost Radio helped me get to victory lane.

Thanks to all of my Sponsors: Awesome RC Hobbies, AKA, Hobbywing America/Falcon Sekido, Radiopost, FTW Bodies, SMC Batteries, GMK Supply, Venom, 4C Hobbu Supply, Upgrade RC and PCDRC Graffix!

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Scottie Brewer reports from Overlook Raceway:

It’s a Short Course only race with ELIMINATION STYLE MAINS.
After three rounds of qualifying to determine seeding, 2-4 Trucks will race 3 laps. Top 1 or 2 will move on. Losers are out .Trading paint and the use of bumpers was a requirement in this race 🙂 After three rounds of qualifying I was 3rd in Open 4×4 Sct and 2nd in Open 2wd Sct I moved through my brackets winning each one. Then 3 remaining trucks from each class were left. We lined up 3 wide and went on the horn, I got out to an early lead but made a mistake by clipping a pipe and rolled in a turn making it a race. I was passed by the other 2 guys while I waited to be marshaled; at this point I had some work to do. With only 2 laps left I closed the gap on 2nd but 1st was just too far out. Coming in to the last turn I was a few car lengths behind 2nd place, which is a good friend of mine, when I heard a  long slow yell “Nooooo” as he clipped a pipe. That was just the chance I needed with a really slow motion rollover and only 10 feet from the finish line. I had to make a choice go left and chance hitting him as the rollover was still taking place, or go right and squeeze between him and the pipe.  Right was the correct choice lol. As he was finally making it to his lid I made the pass but I was laughing so hard  I almost had to come to a complete stop to squeeze through and take 2nd.  The Open 2wd main was a little easier, I got out to an early lead and took the win!

Scottie used these FTW Racing Components to dominate:

FTW00035 Diamondback on Tekno SC410

FTW00035 Diamondback on TLR 22SCT

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This year was my first nationals, and having the event only three hours from home was a big plus. Racing on a track that was full throttle and drivers that never wrecked was a new experience for me. The track took a lot of getting used to, but I’m glad we made the trek up for the optional practice. The whole team looked really fast and very competitive!

 

Thursday

 

Thursday was the first day of actual competition though it was still practice. I was a bit disappointed to find my self mid pack, but looking at the talent that was in attendance being mid pack was definitely an accomplishment. Thursday was seeding practice which is your best consecutive three laps in a seven minute run. I was always able to get two fast laps in, but would mess myself up thinking about the third. The field in buggy was led by “The Phenom” Dakotah Phend, and truck was dominated by my Hot Bodies teammate Ty Tessman. Again Team FTW represented well with many drivers placing themselves 1/4th, 1/8th, and the 1/16th heats with the rest close behind.

 

Friday

 

Friday was the first day of actual qualifying with two rounds. Truck brought me much frustration as I was able to put down an almost perfect run each of the two rounds, but one or two large mistakes hindered me from seeing the results I was looking for. Buggy was really surprising as my D8’12 felt fantastic all day and I was able to move up overall for the next day. The younger generation was looking very strong this year headed by the above mentioned Tessman and Phend.

 

Saturday

 

Saturday brought on the last two rounds of qualifying. I was able to get one run that made me slightly happy as I ran fifteen laps instead of fourteen. I was very close every round to getting fifteen laps, but one or two wrecks messed it up in all but one round. Buggy I was looking to build off of day one, but instead I posted the exact same times as the previous day. Overall I was feeling pretty good going into the mains of my first nationals experience. The first eight mains were run on Saturday night with the goal being to race both cars on Sunday. I qualified my buggy straight into Sunday in the 1/16th odd main. Truck, I was in the last race Saturday starting second with high hopes of making the next main on Sunday. “The Iron Man” Mike Battaile had trouble in Truggy all weekend, but was able to bump his way into the last Truggy main of the day with myself. With three bump spots to the next race, I raced my own race and took second behind Mike.

 

Sunday

 

I was the first main of the day in truck. Within the first two minutes of the race I found my self in a bump spot, but the pace of the race was too much for me to handle and I finished the race further down in the pack. My buggy race was the same way as I found myself in a bump spot, but I could not hold on to it. My weekend overall was very good and the experience was second to none. I would like to thank all my sponsors and all the people that help me for this great opportunity! Also thank you FTW for the great bodies and Accessories! I can’t wait to go to Nationals next year!

 

 

 

Equipment I used

 

FTW Xray 808 Body mounted on a Hot Bodies D8’12

 

FTW protoype carbon and Lexan Stiffeners for the Hot Bodies D8’12

 

FTW Phoenix Truggy Body mounted on a Hot Bodies D8t

 

 

 

Other FTW Main Day Accomplishments!

 

Mike Battaile Bumped 7 times in Truggy!

 

Jason Branham Bumping to the B Main in Truggy

 

“Smiley Henn” 1/4th Buggy Main

 

David Joor, David Green, Jason Branham, and Mike Battaile 1/8th Buggy Mains

 

Ethan Lefebvre, Roger Ayres, Brian Rickard, and myself in the 1/16th Buggy Mains

 

Jake Dellinger in the Buggy A Main finishing 9th

 

 

 

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The RC Pro Texas Series landed in Corpus Christi last weekend for Rd 2 as the state’s fastest continued the points battle at Star Car Raceway. Much like Rd 1 at Porter, Team FTW would dominate, monopolizing the podium with 5 class wins. The series now heads to Lubbock for Rd 3 in June, where Team FTW will arrive with the points lead in all three open classes and in Pro4. Full report after the pics:

Open Buggy:

TQ honors went to Brian “Smiley” Henn, who seemed to have a podium spot locked down in the main event until mechanical troubles dealt a DNF. Series Rd 1 winner Jason Branham would drive to another victory, extending his series points advantage. Jake Dellinger took second and Mike Battaile followed to complete a Team FTW sweep of the top three podium spots.

Open E-buggy:

Jake Dellinger picked up where he left off in Rd1, taking the TQ and win after triple A mains. “Smiley” Henn followed in second, Isaac Price grabbed 4th, and Tyler Hooks took 5th.

Open Truggy:

Mike Battaile had some catching up to do in the open truggy points chase after his A main flameout in Rd1. In Corpus Christi he came back strong with a class TQ and win. Jason Branham held on to the points lead with a second place finish.

Pro 4

As usual, 2012 RC Pro National Pro 4 champion Henn took the Pro 4 TQ and win. As in Rd1, Battaile took second. Aaron Royston had great drive to third for another 1-3 podium sweep for Team FTW.

Intermediate E-buggy:

Josh Scott proved unbeatable, taking taking TQ and clinching the win with victories in A1 and A2. Aaron Royston took the second podium spot for Team FTW.

Thanks to Aaron Royston for the podium and team pics, and Roger Ayres for the track photo.

The team used these FTW Racing Components to dominate:

Mike Battaile:

  • FTW00029 Night Fox for 8ight 2.0
  • FTW00042 Wing mount spacers for 8ight 2.0
  • FTW00047 Phoenix body for 8ight-T 2.0
  • FTW00035 Diamondback on Slash 4×4

Jason Branham:

  • FTW00047 Phoenix on XT8

Jake Dellinger

  • FTW00008 Night Fox on RC8.2
  • FTW00008 Night Fox on RC8.2e

Brian “Smiley” Henn

  • FTW00010 Night Fox on HB D812
  • FTW00013 Fan Kit for SCTE
  • FTW00014 Ackerman Set for SCTE
  • FTW00031 Night Fox on D812 w/ Tekno chassis
  • FTW00035 Diamondback on SCTE 2.0

Tyler Hooks

  • FTW00029 Night Fox on DEX408

Isaac Price

  • FTW00043 Night Fox on MBX7 e-buggy conversion

Aaron Royston

  • FTW00008 Night Fox on RC8.2e
  • FTW00035 Diamondback on DESC410

Josh Scott

  • FTW00008 Night Fox on RC8.2e

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