2011 Nor-Cal Off-Road Championships
TLR/Losi’s Frank Root, made the trek up to Nor-Cal Hobbies for the 3rd Annual Nor-Cal Off-Road Championships this past weekend. The track layout was fast and fun with really high grip levels setting up for an awesome weekend of racing. Co-Owner and track builder Kevin Jelich again had an amazing layout installed, and has emerged as a premier track builder in the US racing scene. Frank used JConcepts Orange Bar Codes as the rubber of choice for his XXX-SCT for the great traction and balance, and solid tire wear.
Cody Turner was on point in qualifying. Cody would TQ each of the first 3 rounds, to set the fastest time going into the last chance qualifier. Frank Root would briefly challenge Cody’s TQ, but was unable to capture it. The mains were all Frank Root’s though. Starting 5th on the grid, Frank fell back in A1 to 10th, but charged hard throughout the 8 minute main, and worked back into 4th with 2 minutes to go. With all 4 trucks on the same straight, the battle had begun, and Frank was able to get the lead and hold on during the final moments. A2 saw Cody lead from Pole, and Frank making moves the first couple laps to get into 2nd behind Cody. Cody and Frank had a brief battle, but a bobble from Cody gave Frank the lead for good. Frank would cruise home to the A2 win, the overall win in Pro2, and claim his 3rd Nor-Cal Championship title belt.
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