15th Annual Hobby Haven Shootout
Dustin Evans, Corey Leibherr, Neil Feneis and Dave Duncan win with JConcepts at the Hobby Haven Shootout race.
Hobby Haven in Des Moines, Iowa was the host of the 15th annual Shootout race. JConcepts was once again the title sponsor for this event. Dave Duncan made the trip from Florida to represent JConcepts and assist the team attending the race. Dustin Evans, Chad Due, Sarah Ernst, Neil Feneis, David Fast and Corey Liebherr were just a few of the team drivers that made the trip to race this event. Dustin Evans was running 2wd mod SC with his TLR 22SCT, 2wd mod buggy with his TLR 22.2 and 4wd mod buggy with his TLR 22-4. Corey Liebherr was running 2wd stock buggy with his Team Associated B5. Neil Feneis was running 2wd mod stadium truck with his Team Associated T4.2 . Dave Duncan was running 2wd stock stadium truck with his Team Associated T4.2 . Practice was scheduled to be most of the day Friday but with the bad weather the area was having the track wasn’t going to be ready. The track crew worked most of the day putting lime on the track to help dry it out. With almost a full day of track work, Mother Nature did not let up and the organizers were forced to close it down for the day.
On Saturday morning the track crew started early again putting the track together. They worked for hours so we could have a great event. The track opened around 10:30am to get a few hours of open practice before the first round of qualifying was to begin. Round 1 started at 1:30pm, with the track having so much lime on it, the team drivers had to scramble to try and decide what tires would work for each of us. With the bad weather, we ended up running 2 full rounds of qualifiers on Saturday. Sunday morning we started early with the 3rd final round of qualifying and then into the mains. After the 3 rounds of qual points qualifying, JConcepts had team drivers sitting TQ in 6 classes. With the time being so close with the bad weather coming back in Sunday afternoon we had to seat the top 10 in each class with no bump ups and we ran all the A mains first.
In the mains, Dustin lead tone to tone in all 3 classes he ran. In 2wd mod Short Course he took the win with his JConcepts equipped TLR 22SCT running green Double Dee’s front and green 3Ds in the rear. In 2wd mod buggy he took the win with his JConcepts equipped TLR 22.2 running green Double Dee’s in front and green 3Ds in the rear. In 4wd mod buggy he took the win with green 3Ds front and rear. Corey started the stock buggy A main in the 2nd spot, after a few laps into the main, the leader made a mistake and Corey took advantage of it and never looked back. In 2wd stock buggy he took the win with his JConcepts equipped AE B5 running green Bar Codes front and rear. Neil lead the 2wd mod stadium truck main from tone to tone taking the win with his JConcepts equipped AE T4.2 running green Double Dee’s in front and green 3Ds in the rear. Dave Duncan started 2nd in the stock stadium truck main, half way into the race the leader got loose and Dave was able to get by to take the lead and taking the win with his JConcepts equipped AE T4.2 running green Double Dee’s front and green 3Ds in the rear.
Thanks to Hobby Haven, the awesome group of guys that worked on the track and Trevor “Chilly” Duncan for an awesome well ran program. We will see you at the next one! For more photos and videos from the event visit the JConcepts Facebook page.