2018 New York Winter Championship Race Recap
We were at MakinTraxx for the Winter Championship Race. There were 193 entries. The layout technical and fast. It was going to be a great weekend of racing.
Qualifying didn’t go as well as we hoped. The buggies seemed to be working well, but we struggle with consistency.
Dylan qualified 8th in 4wd buggy C Main. His start was aggressive, but after a couple of bumps he back off. Half way through lap one he made a small mistake and ended up under a pipe. The marshal took it upon himself to pull the buggy of the track which ended his race. Post-race, the buggy was inspected and no electrical or mechanical issues were found. DNF
Dylan started on pole in 2wd buggy C Main. He had a good start, but made a few fumbles early on. He was able to regain the lead and hold it to the end for the win and the bump to the B. Dylan had a good start from the back of the pack and drove hard. He slowly began moving up through the field. He moved into 6th and held to the end.
Like to thank Brian Davin and the Makintraxx crew for all their hard work through the weekend. Like to thank Veracity RC for hosting the event. Also like to thank all the sponsors that supported the event and all the great prizes. We had a great time!
Like to personally thank Toddie Anderson for taking the time and chat with Dylan.
Buggy Battle Race 3
It was a good day of racing. Round 3 of the buggy battle series at Hotrod Hobbies.
Dylan had a good first round of qualifying, but pushed a little too hard in the remaining 2 rounds. He made few too many mistakes which didn’t help him improve his positions.
Dylan started 2nd in 2wd buggy B Main. He had a fumble early in the start and dropped back to 5th. He drove hard and slowly began moving up through the field. He moved into 3rd and held it the end.
Dylan started 2nd in 4wd buggy B Main. Again had a fumble early in the start that had him fall to the back of the pack. He drove hard (maybe too hard) and began gaining positions. He moved into 3rd and on the last lap the 2nd place buggy fumbled allowing Dylan to move into 2nd where he finished.
We would like to thank Joe and Andrea for another great event. Like to thank the racers for coming out.
THE SERIES Race 1 Recap
We traveled to Larry’s Performance RC for Race 1 of THE SERIES Winter Edition. This was our first time on turf and things went better that expected. Dylan felt very comfortable on the new surface. The Serpents ran great in all 4 rounds of heads up qualifying.
Dylan started 6th in 2wd buggy A Main. He had a fumble early on and fell back to 11th. He drove hard and began moving up through the field. By lap 14 he moved into 7th and took it the end. Dylan started 4th in 4wd buggy A Main. He had a good start and drove clean. A fumble midway through the race had him fall back to 6th. He was persistent and push hard to re-take 4th where he finished.
We would like to thank THE SERIES organizers and Larry’s Performance RC for hosting the event. We had a great time!
Buggy Battle Race 2
It was a good day of racing. Race 2 of the buggy battle series at Hotrod Hobbies.
Dylan had a good first round of qualifying, but wasn’t able to improve in the remaining 2 rounds.
He had a 5th place start in 2wd buggy C Main. He had a good start and took the lead mid race. He drove clean to the end taking the win and the bump to the B. Starting at the back of the pack, Dylan had to work hard and began moving up through the field. By mid race he had the lead, but a couple of fumbles had him fall back to 4th where he finished.
Dylan took his SDX4 to a 5th place start in the A Main. He was looking for redemption, as a collision with a slower buggy in race 1 caused him not to finish. Start was clean and this group is fast. Dylan slowing began moving up through the field. He had moved into 3rd and held to the end.
Fall Kick Off Race Recap 2018
We had a great day of racing at Hotrod Hobbies Fall Kick Off. There were 13 heats of some very close racing.
The first 2 rounds of qualifying started off a little slow. But by round 3 Dylan had found his rhythm and was able to qualify 9th overall the 2wd buggy and 2nd overall is 4wd buggy.
Dylan started 4th in 2wd buggy B main. He ran well and finished 2nd. The SDX4 ran well all day. Dylan started 2nd in 4wd buggy A Main. He had a good race a couple of fumbles had him fall back to 4th where he finished.
We would like to thank Joe and Andrea for putting on a great event. Like to thank the racers for coming out.
Hotrod Hobbies: Buggy Battle Race 1 (Fall 2018)
Not quite the start we were looking for to the first race of the fall/winter season. Dylan struggled to find his rhyme with his 2wd buggy in qualifying that resulted in a 2nd place start in the C main. Where he finished 4th.
In 4wd buggy, qualifying went very well! Dylan earned a 4th place start in the A Main. The start was clean and early on he started to push hard. Moving up 2 positions. Dylan was holding 2nd place for the remaining of the race until another buggy tumbled onto the straight. Dylan wasn’t able to avoid him and crashed into the other car, which end his race.
Like to thank Joe and Andrea for all the hard work in getting the event organized. Like to thank all the racers for coming out.
Brain Decaire Memorial Race 2018
What a fantastic way to end the outdoor season. Great people, great venue and all for a great cause. Raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Hats off to Brandon Marshall and the SPARC crew an amazing event.
Dylan qualified in the A Mains with both his Ebuggy and his 4wd Buggy. He qualified 4th in 2wd Buggy B Main. Dylan won the B main and took the bump to the A, and finished 3rd. Dylan finished 5th in 4wd buggy and 8th in Ebuggy.
Barnyard Summer Points Series Final
The final points series race is in the books and we had a great time racing and hanging out with friends.
The cars ran well in all 3 rounds of qualifying. Dylan finished 3rd in 4wd buggy B main, finished 7th in 2wd buggy A Main and he finished 2nd in ebuggy B Main and took the bump to the A where he finished 8th. Dylan finished 5th over all in the Summer Points Series with his Hobbywing powered, Serpent SRX8e.
Dylan and I would like to thank Ryan Mckay and Brayden Mckay for another great season of racing at the Barnyard. We had a great time!! Also like to thank Skycraft Hobbies and MRG Racing for all the prizes
We would like to thank our sponsors, for their continued support and helping use grow.
Barnyard Summer Series Post Race Recap:
Race 5 is in the books. With mechanical problems with all 3 cars, it made it one of the most challenging days yet.
The SRX2 did well in all 3 rounds of qualifying. We suffered some steering problems in round 2, but Dylan was able to take it to the finish. The SDX4 wasn’t so lucky. A crash in round 1 caused suspension damage and he wasn’t able to finish the race. Another crash in round 2 caused steering damage that left Dylan with a 2nd DNF. We attempted to repair the steering component, but it didn’t hold up, and he wasn’t able to finish round 3. So we were out with the 4wd buggy. The SRX8e did very well in qualifying, but suffered suspension damage in round 2 as well. We had to get creative in order to get the buggy ready for the remaining for the day.
MainsDylan took his SRX2 to a 2nd place start in the C Main. He had a good start keeping close to the lead buggy. In the last lap, Dylan took the lead and the win which gave him a 9th place start in the B Main. Another clean start and he quickly began moving up thought the field. Dylan was battling for the 4th place position but wasn’t able to hold it to the end. He finished 5th.
Dylan was just edged out of an A Main start with his ebuggy. Which put him on pole in the B main. A fumble early in the race had him fall back to 2nd. An awesome was battle between Darren Martin and Dylan for the lead (video to be uploaded) Dylan was able to take the lead and hold it to the finish. Taking the win and the bump to the A. Dylan started 9th in the A and had a great start. He was able to gain a few positions early on and drove clean. He was battling for the 4th position but a small fumble had him fall to 5th where he finished.
We would like Brayden Mckay and Ryan Mckay for another great race. Love the changes to the layout. Like to thank all the racers for coming out.
10th Scale Showdown Race Recap
We were Tillsonburg, Ontario for the 10th Scale Showdown at O-Town at Otterville RC Speedway. The layout was pretty amazing. Pretty technical and fast.
Friday practice went smooth. Dylan was having fun learning the layout.
Saturday qualifying didn’t go as well as we hoped. In round 1 we DNF with both buggies. Round 2 went a little better as Dylan finished 2nd with his 2wd and finished 1st with his 4wd. Round 3 Dylan finished 4th in 2wd, and DNF with the 4wd.
Dylan took his SRX2 to a 5th place start in the B main. He had a great start and drove clean. A few fumbles later in the race caused him to fall back a few positions. He drove hard and clean and moved into 4th, slowing gaining on the 3rd place buggy. It was a race to the finish and Dylan finished 4th.
The SDX4 was working well and Dylan started 6th in the B Main. He had a good start and a great pace early on. He drove very clean and slowly began gaining positions. He was in a battle for the 2nd but crashed, not allowing him to finished the race.
We would to thank John Blakley and Karla for hosting the event. We had a great time.
Barnyard Race 4 Recap: (2018)
It was good to be back at the Barnyard. With us missing both race 3 and 4 we were hoping to have a good weekend.
The layout was fantastic. It had all the elements for great racing.
All 3 Serpents were running well in qualifying. Dylan found the layout a lot of fun.
Dylan qualified 5th with his SRX2 in C Main. He had great start moving through the field early on. By mid way through the race, he moved into 2nd position and driving well. Second last lap a small mistake had him fall back to 4th, where he finished.
The SDX4 was running well and Dylan started on pole in B Main. He had a small fumble early on and fell back to 3rd. He started to push hard to close the gap and passed to take 2nd. He kept it clean to the finish and taking the bump to the A.
We had a fantastic start in the 4wd A main, gaining 6 positions in the first few laps. A fumble mid way through the race had Dylan fall back to 6th, where he finished.
The SRX8e ran well in qualifying and Dylan started 7th in the A Main. He had a good start and moved into 6th early in the race. He found his grove and slowly began moving through the field. The last 3 laps of the race he had moved into 4th and held it there till the finish.
Rumble in Rome Recap (2018)
Great track, great people and over all a great experience
Friday practice went well. A few changes were made and the biggies were working very well. Dylan felt very comfortable and confident lapping the track. The track layout was awesome. A few technical sections and a couple of fast corners made for some great racing.
Saturday qualifying started off slow. We were having electrical issues with the ebuggy in all 3 rounds. Dylan was able to finish the 1st round of qualifying, but he DNF’d both round 2 and 3. The ESC decided to have a melt down in the 3rd round.
The SRX2 was running well. Dylan was pleased with his buggy and he ran consistent in all 3 rounds. The same went for the SDX4.
Sunday Race Day
Dylan started 10th in Ebuggy E Main. He felt confident as his new ESC and borrowed motor seemed to be working very well. He had a clean start. He held back for a few laps and waited for the lead buggies to settle down. A few laps in Dylan started to move up though the pack and ended up in 3rd. He started to push a little harder to catch up to the 2 lead cars, but had a couple of fumbles that cost him a bit of time. He finished 3rd.
Dylan started on pole in 4wd Buggy B Main. Start was good, but he went slightly off line and slid of the track. He fell back to 2nd. He drove clean and regained the lead and took the win and the bump to the A. He started 11th in the A and had a good start. He was struggling for grip part way thought the race but was able to gain 2 positions. He finished 9th
Dylan took his SRX2 to a 3rd place start in 2wd Buggy A Main. Again he had a clean start, but had a fumble mid way in the race that had him fall back to 4th where he finished.
We would like to thank everyone at CRC Raceway for a great race weekend. We had and amazing time. Like to that Abiye for helping us out with a motor for the ebuggy
Serpent Challenge Race Recap: (2018)
We headed to Medina, Ohio for the Serpent Challenge at Medina RC Raceway. The layout out was highly technical and fast.
Friday practice was busy. Minor changes were needed on all 3 buggies. By the end of the day, Dylan was happy and comfortable with his cars.
Round 1 of qualifying started off slow. The track was a little slick, so it took Dylan a little time to find his rhythm. Round 2 went a little better, Dylan was able to improve is overall positions in all three classes.
Dylan started 5th in Ebuggy E Main. Start was a little rough. Early in lap one he got caught in traffic, which caused him to fall back to 10th. He kept it clean and slowing began moving up thought the field. He moved into 2nd and was able to hold it to the finish. Taking the bump to the D main. He started 11th in D Main. Start was clean, but he was fighting for grip. He kept it smooth and started moving up though the field. Dylan finished 6th.
Dylan started 4th in 2wd buggy A Main. Again start was clean and he had good pace. He was able to gain 2 positions and held 2nd for a while, but a few to many fumbles caused him to fall back to 4th. Where he finished.
Dylan qualified 3rd in 4wd buggy A Main. Unfortunately it started to rain and he didn’t get to run the race.
Like to thank Paul Ciccarello for organizing the event as well for helping us throughout the day. Medina RC Raceway crew for hosting the race. We had a great time!
Barnyard Summer Series Race 1 Recap: (2018)
First race of the 2018 outdoor season. This was our first time out on dirt with the Serpent SRX2 and SDX4 as well our first race with the SRX8e 1/8 scale Ebuggy.
The Ebuggy seemed to be working well but we were battling setup with both the 10 scale buggies in qualifying.
Dylan started 1st in 4wd buggy C Main. He had a clean start and drove well. He was able to maintain the lead to the end taking the win and the bump to the B. He started 9th in the B and had a great start, moving 4 positions with in the first few laps. He drove well and kept it smooth. Dylan was able to gain 2 more positions and taking 3rd at the end.
We struggled with traction throughout qualifying and ended up starting 6th in 2wd buggy B main. Dylan had a clean start and moved up 2 positions to 4th. A few fumbles have him fall back to 8th where he finished.
Dylan took his SRX8e to a 1st place start in Ebuggy B Main. He had a fumble early in the first lap that had him fall back to 4th. He drove clean and regained the lead a few laps later and taking the win and the bump to the A. Unfortunately the it started to rain and he wasn’t able to race the A.
Spring Challenge Race Recap: (2018)
We had a pretty good day a Xtream RC’s Spring Challenge Trophy Race. This was our first time at the new facility. The store and track are great!
Round 1 of qualifying went well. Dylan finished 3rd with a 21/5:09 in 2wd buggy and finished 4th with a 22/5:10 in 4wd buggy.
Round 2. Dylan improved slightly in 2wd buggy finishing 3rd with a 21/5:06. We had a radio glitch with the 4wd just before his run that caused the buggy to accelerate and hit a marshall. The marshall was okay. We sorted out the issue, but Dylan was bothered by what happened and had a difficult time concentrating. He finished 5th with a 19/5:04
Round 3 was a bit frustrating. Dylan was working hard on improving his pace with both buggies. He was doing very well in 2wd buggy. He was in 3rd holding a 22/5:04 pace when a rear wheel fell off. DNF
He improved slightly in 4wd buggy finishing 2nd with a 22/5:06
Dylan started 5th in 2wd buggy C Main. He was a little disappointment with his starting position but new he had to be clean and patience for a good finish. Unfortunately soon after the start the buggy landed short on a jump and broke. DNF
Dylan started 4th in 4wd buggy B Main. Start was clean and he held back bit. By lap 3 he had moved into 2nd He slowly was closing the gap on the lead buggy and passed him after the lead buggy needed to be marshalled. Dylan was driving clean and consistent and lead most of the race. He was defending his position well against Dave for a while. It was an amazing battle! But the buggy had a very small fumble that forced Dylan off line and gave Dave the window to pass. Dylan fell back to 2nd . He tried to catch the lead buggy. He pushed hard but wasn’t able to gain on the lead buggy. Dylan finished 2nd. With Dave taking the bump to the A, that gave Dylan 1st place.
We would like to thank Heather and the Xtream RC crew for hosting the event. We had a great time! Like the racers for coming out.
Barnyard Winter Carpet Series race final / Skycraft Hobbies Trophy Race. (2018)
At the end of race 5 we were 11th in 2wd buggy and 14th in 4wd buggy and looking for a strong finish in race 6 to place us in the top ten in both classes.
We were having trouble in qualifying with both buggies. Between traction issues and poor setup Dylan was having difficulty finding his rhythm. We did the best we could to resolve the issues. Dylan qualified 4th in 2wd buggy D Main and 4th in 4wd buggy C Main.
Dylan had a slow start with the SRX2. The buggy was struggling for grip. He had a few fumbles early on and fell back to 6th . By lap 8, it appeared that the grip was starting to come in and Dylan had found a rhythm. He slowing started moving up though the field. About mid way through the race he was in 2nd, and the lead buggy was about half a lap ahead. He couldn’t close the gap by the end. He finished 2nd.
Dylan had a good start with his SDX4, but a fumble early on had him fall back to 5th. He kept it clean and begin moving up though the field. With 6 laps to go he was in 2nd , where he finished.
We finished 11th over all in 2wd Buggy and 11th over all in 4wd Buggy
Barnyard Winter Points Series Race 5: (2018)
It was a slow start to what turned out to be a great day of racing at the Barnyard.
It’s race 5 of the winter points series. Unfortunately we were unable attend race 3 and 4, so those were our 2 drops in the series. We were hoping to finish well.
We were of to a slow and slippery start in round 1 of qualifying. Dylan was having a hard time finding grip. It took a while to get the tires to temperature. Dylan finished 3rd in 2wd at a 20/5:03 lap pace. In 4wd buggy was pretty mush the same. Finishing 5th at 18/5:00 lap pace
Round 2 went better. Dylan found a rhythm that worked for him. Giving him the win in 2wd buggy at a 23/5:08 lap pace. He also did well in 4wd, finishing 2wd at a 23/5:16 lap pace.
Round 3 went even better. Dylan was determined to qualify in the B in 2wd buggy. He pushed a little harder and did well. Finishing 2nd and increasing his pace to a 24/5:11 securing him a B Main start. The same went in 4wd buggy. He pushed a little hard, giving him the win and increasing his pace to a 24/5:11 securing him a B main start.
Dylan started 2nd in 2wd Buggy B Main. He had a clean start and kept close to the lead buggy, but got caught on a pipe and had him fell back to 3rd. Held 3rd for majority of the race but got caught up in a small pile up, that once the marshal sorted out the mess Dylan was the last buggy to go. He finished 4th
Dylan started 4th in 4wd buggy B Main. Again start was clean and slowly moved up through the field. By lap 6 he was in 2nd and drove clean. He finished 2nd.
Hotrod Hobbies March Madness Race Recap: (2018)
It was a fantastic day of racing at Hotrod Hobbies March Madness.
Dylan was feeling very confident with both buggies.
Qualifying went well. Dylan was slowly improving with each round.
Dylan took his SRX2, to a 4th start in 2wd buggy B Main. He had a good start and kept it clean early on, and moved into 3rd position. He continued to keep it clean and consistent until the finish, taking 3rd
Dylan took his SDX4 to a 4th place start in 4wd buggy A Main. Currently his best qualifying position ever in this class.
He had a good start and drove clean. He did the best he could to catch the lead buggies. He finished 4th.
We would like to thank Joe and Andrea Collins for hosting and all the racers for coming out.
Hotrod Hobbies Buggy Battle Race 3 Recap:
Race 3 at Hotrod Hobbies Buggy Battle. The competition was high and the layout was highly technical. Practice and warm up went well. Dylan was confident with both biggies.
Round 1 in 2wd buggy went well. We made a few adjustments to the SRX2 MH to improve corner speed. Dylan had good pace, but made few mistakes that caused him to fall off a 24 lap pace. We had some hard luck with the SDX4. The first lap into Q1 hit a pole a broke the front shock tower. With no spare tower on hand we were done for the day.
Round 2 when much better. Dylan was able to improve to a 24 lap pace. Just 1.6 seconds from reaching 25 laps.
Dylan pushed a little hard in round 3 which resulted in few mistakes. He wasn’t able to improve.
A friend of ours had repaired the shock tower of the SDX4 with some tire glue. This allowed Dylan to run his 4wd in the mains. Because the buggy failed to qualify Dylan started last in D main. Start was clean and Dylan took the lead early. He drove well and wins the D Main and the bump to the C. Just before the C main race, in warm up the shock tower broke. DNS
Dylan took his SRX2 to a 4th place start in the B Main. He a had good start, moving up 2 positions within a few laps. A small fumble alone with a couple of hits during the race had him fall back to 6th. He wasn’t able to catch up. Finished 6th
Hotrod Hobbies February Freeze Race Recap:
This was our first trophy race with the new Serpent buggies and Dylan was excited. The layout had a nice flow and technical sections. Testing went well, and the buggies looked good.
Qualifying didn’t go a good as we hoped. Dylan did well in the first round with his SRX2 but wasn’t able to improve his pace. He did well with his SDX4 and improve slightly with each round.
Dylan qualified 1st in 2wd buggy D Main. He had a clean start and lead the race to the end and taking the bump to the C main. Dylan and a good start and pace early in the race and moved into 4th and closing the gap on the lead cars. But a few to many fumbles had him fall back. He finished 5th
Dylan qualified 4th in 4wd buggy B main. He had ruff start, he was bother by something and having trouble concentrating. He pulled off the track. DNF
We would like to thank Joe and Andrea Collins for another great event. Also like to thank the races for coming out.
Barnyard Winter Points Series Race 2
This was the 2nd race of the Serpent debut and the 2nd race of the Winter Points Series at the Barnyard.
Both buggies did well in qualifying. Slowly improving his pace in each round.
Dylan qualified 2nd in 4wd buggy D main. Dylan took the win and the bump to the C. He started 6th with SDX4. 3 laps into the race a wheel come off. DNF
Dylan started 2nd in 2wd buggy C main. Start was clean and was closing the gap on the lead buggy. A few fumbles had him fall back. He finished 2nd.
Hotrod Hobbies Buggy Battle Battle Race 2
This was the debut race weekend for Dylan’s new Serpent SRX2 and SDX4 buggies. Race 2 of the Buggy Battle at Hotrod Hobbies.
Qualifying went well with the SRX2. Dylan seemed very conformable lapping the buggy. He qualified 5th in the B main. His best qualifying position ever on his home track. Dylan finished 4th
The SDX4 was a bit of a struggle in the first 2 rounds of qualifying. We spent most of the day working on set up. By round 3, Dylan was happy with the change and the buggy seemed to be doing well. He qualified 3rd in C main. Dylan finished 3rd.
We would like to thank Joe and Andrea Collins for another great race. Like to thanks all the drivers for coming out.
Buggy Battle Series 2 Race 1 Recap:
It was good start to the 2018 racing season. Hotrod Hobbies 2nd Series to their Buggy Battle.
Dylan’s focus this year is on improving his qualifying position. As he does well in the mains, but we seem to struggle in qualifying. This event wasn’t much different.
Dylan worked hard on finding his rhythm, but he was having difficulty with a few sections of the track. In 2wd qualifying, Dylan finished 3rd in Q1, 4th in Q2 and 3rd in Q3. In 4wd buggy Dylan finished 4th in Q1, 5th in Q2 and 4th in Q3
Dylan qualified in 2nd in 2wd buggy E Main. The competition was pretty tight and Dylan drove very well. He managed to maintain his position through out the race. He finished 2nd.
Dylan started 3rd in 4wd buggy D Main. He had a small fumble early in the race an fell back to 4th. Dylan kept it clean. He started closing in on the lead buggies. He began passing them and took the lead. He made a couple of small mistakes and fell back to 3rd. Where he finished.
We would like to thank Joe and Andrea Collins for hosting a great series.
Like to thank our sponsors Hotrod Hobbies, NAPA, ritemp.ca and GrayToqueOps for their support.
Barnyard Winter Points Series Race 1 Recap:
We had a great start in the first race of the Winter Points Series on Carpet at the Barnyard.
Dylan has been working hard to improve his qualifying positions and he did just that.
Round 1 was a little slow as Dylan was trying to find a rhythm with both his buggies. He finished 4th with his 2wd and 3rd in 4wd. Round 2 went better in 2wd and Dylan takes the win and improve his pace by 3 laps. He had a bit of a struggle with his 4wd buggy in round 2. He finished 5th. Round 3 didn’t go they way he hoped. Dylan was trying to improve his pace to earn a spot in the A. But a few mistakes prevented him from achieving that. He finished 3rd. In 4wd buggy he did well. He was able to improve his pace and finished 4th in Q3.
Dylan started 1st in 4wd buggy D Main. Start was clean and he maintained the lead the entire race. Finishing 1st and the bump to the C. Dylan started 6th in 4wd buggy C Main. He drove well and gained to spots to 4th, where he finished.
This was Dylan’s best qualifying start in 2wd buggy. He started 3rd in B Main. Dylan was positioning his buggy on the starting grid and began having throttle issues. He was quite frustrated. We were able to getting the buggy working, but though out the race it started to glitch. He did the best he could and finished 6th.