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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


With typical disregard for the status quo, FTW’s hybrid style/engineering section set forth to create a sleek short course body with a menacing visage and a propensity for discarding air during flight. The usual months of research and track testing ensued. Soon forty-hour work weeks sounded like a vacation. Coffee and energy drinks obliterated the project’s budget. Diamondback is the result. Innovation in design creates the illusion of a lean, chopped cab profile. A high-rise cowl induction hood was integrated with a provision for a huge cutout to shed underhood air. The raked windshield flows into a lowered center section of the roof, terminating in a gaping cutout provision strategically recessed into the back of the cab to further mitigate the parachute effect. Additional cutout provisions in the bed area are surrounded by a roll cage. LED-effect taillight decals finish up the rear, completing the image that will become familiar to the competition.

Diamondback fits most 1:10 short course trucks including Losi’s SCTE and XXX-SCT, Team Associated’s SC10 and SC104x4, and Traxxas’ Slash and Slash 4×4. Diamondback is formed from premium clear .040” polycarbonate. It comes unpainted and includes two decal sheets and window masks.