Yesterday was the Race Like a Girl Future Stars of RC race at Red Brush RC. This is a great event that Caty Carmendy and Dave Carmendy put on every year. A pro driver is paired with a novice driver and for coaching and mentoring throughout the race. Plus tires donated throughout the year were given out to the novice drivers. My driver was Branden Baisley, one of Dave’s coworkers. He had never raced before or even drove an rc car. He was able to pick it up quickly on this difficult track and would take 4th in the B main of Novice. Quite respectable for a first time racer.

For my racing I ran my usual Pro Nitro Buggy and Pro Ebuggy. I tried several tire combos in practice on Friday and finally settled on VP PRO Turbo Trax. For round 1 I ran soft Turbo Trax on both cars. I had a few mistakes in ebuggy but overall a good run. But in nitro I had a throttle servo issue that kept cutting out. Round 2 I ran the softs on ebuggy and the car was edgy since the grip came up. So I switched to SSLW for nitro which was still edgy but not as bad. Those runs would put me 6th on the grid for the ebuggy A main and 8th for the nitro A main.

I went up on sway bars and lowered the rear roll centers. I also went back to Soft Turbo Trax for the 20 minute nitro A main. I had a terrible start and went to dead last (14th) after a mishap with another driver at the top of the hill. I charged hard and slowly made my way up through the field. I finally caught the leaders with about 3 minutes to go. I would make my way into 3rd and after a good last lap battle with Donald Elliott I would come home in 3rd.

For the ebuggy main I went with SS Turbo Trax and it was the wrong choice. They had too much grip so the car was edgy. I yet again had another issue on the first lap and went to last again. I charged my way up through the field and got to 3rd. Had some battles with Ken Rand Jr. and was in 4th when a power wire on my esc broke. Guess it’s time to rewire the car lol. Still I would finish 7th.

In the end I’m super happy with the way the weekend went especially the nitro main. That race was one of my best drives ever. The car was fast and easy to drive and the REDS RACING Super Veloce was ripping.