jconcepts-scalpel-gp-3At Village Raceway in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, JConcepts debuted a new, one of a kind racing event featuring the new Scalpel conversion for the Traxxas Slash 4×4 and Rally 4×4 vehicles. Racers were on their A-game taking their vehicle set-ups seriously trying to find that magic set-up to put them in the top spot. It wouldn’t be a South Florida RC event without rain, right? Well, even the Scalpel Grand Prix is not exempt from Mother Natures watermark. After an hour rain delay, track crew and racers got busy drying the track. First up in the Show n Shine competition, drivers had a chance to show off their freshly painted rides with hopes of having a paint scheme to win over the judges. Daimon Borkowicz took home the gold for his original paint scheme. Paul Wynns’s original paint scheme took the second place medal and third place medal went to Fred Reep with a paint scheme inspired by the APR Motorsports Audi R8 Grand Am race car.


Round one of qualifying put Paul Wynn in the top spot with 15 laps 5:17. Jason Ruona took the second qualifying spot at 14 laps 4:51 with Felix Law third. With round one in the books, the drivers went right back to the pits for some more serious wrenching. Round two saw Felix Law lay down the law with a run of 15 laps 5:06 taking the TQ away from Wynn. Ruona would take the second fastest run with 15 laps 5:14 and Wynn third. Unfortunately Mother Nature made her presence known once again cancelling the A final event so the finishing order was as follows:

1. Felix Law
2. Jason Ruona
3. Paul Wynn4. Bob Husted
5. Daimon Borkowicz
6. Tim Potter
7. Austin Venezia
8. Dave Duncan
9. Kenny Pancake
10. Chris Viesins


Rain may have cancelled the racing, but it wasn t enough to cancel the RCMM LiPo drags. Everyone made their way out to the parking lot to participate in high voltage side by side, heads up drag racing. The wet weather put the driver s skills and equipment to the test. Drivers lined up side by side laying down pass after pass tweaking their machines in between runs trying to lay down the fastest run of the day. JConcepts Rich Muller took home the gold with the fastest truck of the event with a top speed of 52.74mph! Shawn Steele, a highly dedicated RC drag racer took home the gold and a Traxxas DTS-1 Drag Race Timing System for his performance and dedication to RC Drag racing. Shawn’s super modified Traxxas Rustler laid down fast passes in the Unlimited class topping 47mph down the 132-foot long 1:10 scale quarter mile. Thanks to Tim Potter of Village Raceway for hosting the first ever JConcepts Scalpel Grand Prix. We would also like to thank Bob Husted for all of the hard work getting all of the track prep and maintenance done throughout the event. Special thanks to Traxxas for sponsoring the first ever Scalpel Grand Prix and DTS-1 giveaway! Check out the video from the event below:

Source: JConcepts

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