Eddie Laret doubles up at Thunder Alley JBRL.
Eddie Tqed and won Intermediate buggy and truck at last weeks JBRL with his Serpent Cobra buggy and Truggy 811 nitro vehicles
I had an interesting weekend to say the least.
I had a prior commitment that I could not miss, so I ended up missing the first round of qualifying in both classes. For buggy second round, during warm up my car lost power. Ended up being a break in the rx battery wire. The next round I was able to qualify 4th, but I didn’t like the tires I had, and a costly 1st lap set me back. Then next round I tried different tires, which probably would have been ok, but the track was watered way to much beforehand, causing it to be slick and allowing some of the guys in the other heat to get better times. I qualified 5th for that round.
Despite missing 2 rounds in buggy, I still qualified 5th for the b main, with intent to bump. During warm up, while going down the straight, my engine quit and since It was running great all weekend, I’ll have to take it apart and see what happened. Kind of a disappointing finish to a great year in buggy for me. I believe I still ended up 8th or so in the series (championship round is added to bat 3 prior rounds).
In truggy, the 1st qualifier I made I had issues with it going rich on me again, and flaming out. I managed a few laps, but not much. Next round I did we’ll, qualified third. Made a few changes and tuned the engine a bit more, and barely missed TQ in the fourth round.
I started 6th in the A Main. The engine was really showing the lack of compression- and flamed out about 5 times total in the race first half. Despite that, I was able to get out quickly again and after some tuning and throttle technique changes (had to feather it to prevent the idle dropping low) and ran well the second half of the race.. Other drivers were plagued with issues as well. TQ needed up dropping out because of a failed clutch, and the top 4 apps were off at one time or another. Kind of a perfect storm type scenario. I kept it running though, and managed a comfortable second place. I also had the fast lap ironically. The engine ran well in the upper range, just had to be careful!
The second place finish was enough for me to take the win in pro/open truggy for the Colorado series!
Overall a good 1/8 season this year, definitely improving from last year. There also a couple new guys at the track with serpents, which is great to see. Shared some setups and tips, guys were very thankful.
Qualified 3rd State Series in Open/Pro Nitro buggy, Finished 8th
Qualified 2nd State Series in Open/Pro Nitro Truggy, finished 1st
The 20th annual Tumbleweed Classic held in Albuquerque New Mexico brought participants from New Mexico , Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and Kansas. I was able to win three of the four rounds of qualifying with my Serpent Cobra Be 2.0 to take the TQ position. Starting in first spot for the mains I was able to get clear track and check out in both the first and second mains and take the overall title. The Cobra made difficult track conditions seem easy.
Last weekend, 3rd Spain Nationals was held at Miranda RC track.