BOLIVIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
JQ Racing takes second and third overall in nitro buggy and first overall in Ebuggy in the Bolivian National Championship. Carlos Guerra headed into the second race on a high note after winning the first race in LA Paz a couple months ago at the first race of the Nats. Unfortunately technical difficulties in the second race last weekend in Santa Cruz would not go Carlos way and he would have to settle for second overall.
Bryan Bohrt would finish third over all for the season after a stellar performance in La Paz and starting second on the grid in Santa Cruz behind team mate Jorge Chacón. Bryan would also experience technical difficulties but still finish the race. All 7 JQ racers in attendance would make the final with Sebastian Azocar making the trip from Chile to compete with the Bolivian drivers and finishing 4th.
In EBuggy Jorge Chacón would take the victory for the day with Carlos Guerra finishing 2nd and claiming the overall national championship Well Done to both Jorge and Carlos. Once again a very good year in Bolivia for JQ Racing with a great group of racers that travel,race and have fun while doing it. Congratulations to Carlos on his performance this year.
Thanks goes out to Rocker Hobbies/Bryan Bohrt Team Manager Javier Berrios and team drivers Javier Rivera,Jorge Chacón,Wilson Cuéllar,Jorge Zamora and Carlos “War Child” Guerra for their support this year well done JQ Racing Bolivia!! Congratulations to Nico Uribe (HB) for defending his National Championship and building a great track to race on!
GRC BASH FOR CASH
Young Liam Miller gets his first victory in novice class at the GRC Bash For Cash last weekend congrats Liam! #jqgeneration
TVRC 2018 OUTDOOR SUNDAY SERIES
Race report by Gary Crowell Jr.
This weekend was the first of nine rounds of the TVRC 2018 outdoor Sunday series. Boise lost it’s outdoor track option a few years ago when the agreement to use a piece of city land ended, so everyone was looking forward to jumping back in to some good old off-road style racing in real dirt. We had 68 entries, which is a great result for a new track, and the major classes had plenty of competition.
The TVRC organizers have been working for years with the city of Eagle to build an amazing off-road track – Eagle Hills R/C Raceway, located in Eagle, Idaho. It has a great stand with a view of an interesting infield triple, 2 ‘table top’ corners, and a fast back straight for us to run on. Arriving at the track Sunday, we had two qualifying rounds to get used to the layout and prepare for Mains.
It was overcast and cool in the first round. My JQ Grey Edition was working great on the track. I had some rust to shake off due to the light racing schedule (see above) but saw that there was room for improvement if I could stop over jumping the two triples and tightening up lines everywhere else.
In the second round, the weather changed dramatically with the sun coming out at full strength and bringing the temperature up what felt like 20 degrees. Even so, the track grip stayed fairly consistent with the racers and track crew blowing off the loose dirt and watering almost every heat. Even with so-so driving, my car was feeling really strong and I was able to take some time off and qualify 4th overall in a small but quality field.
Late-Afternoon arrived and the same great warm weather held for the mains. The track was starting to form a little groove with the great weather, and was getting a little bumpy. Unfortunately I was rear ended and DNF with a broken rear camber link end in A1. In A2 I got off to a fantastic start and began to turn good consistent laps including my fastest of the day. I continued for the first 6 minutes of the main this way with only one little tangle (while lapping 3rd or 4th place) not needing marshaling. On the last lap I ended up catching 2nd place (and TQ) to finish putting the field a lap+ down.