TQ and Win for Cody in Chula Vista, CA
This weekend marked the first round of the Mugen Grand Prix in Chula Vista, California. There were plenty of local fast guys in attendance including Cody Smith who won the Hi-Tech race on this layout, and track manager Don Vinkemulder. With only 20 minutes of practice Cody went to work right away with a TQ run in round 1 of qualifying, which would stand giving Cody the pole position. On the first lap of the 30 minute final, Cody bobbled over the “wooden wash board” and surrendered the lead to 2nd qualifier Cody Smith. The two Codys would freight train around the track nose to tail for the first 6 minutes, separating themselves from the rest of the field. It was obvious King wanted the lead, but he was patient and not making any aggressive moves. King would finally pass Smith in the pits and maintain that advantage for the rest of the race, as the two battled through traffic for 20 more minutes. King would hold on for 1st, with Smith 2nd and Vinkemulder 3rd. Don DQ’d himself as track manager, allowing hard charging young gun Mason Elliott to receive the 3rd place award. The JBRL series will roll into Heritage RC Park next weekend, and looks to be an interesting line-up with King, Drake, Maifield, Moller, and likely others in attendance.
Cody used the following equipment:
- Kyosho TKI3 Buggy
- Reds R5T TE Engine, Reds 2104 pipe with XS header and TS-4 plug
- Pro-Line X3 Lockdown tires, Proline rims and glue
- Byron Fuels Worlds Blend – 25% Nitro/8% Oil
- KO Propo EX-1 radio and RSX2 power servos