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JConcepts Driver's Mike Gay & Andy Castellini Dominate the 24th Annual Eastern States Challenge.

This past weekend during the 24th annual Eastern States Challenge held by Family Hobbies Raceway in Vineland, NJ, JConcepts drivers Mike Gay and Andy Castellini swept all 5 electric classes.

2wd mod buggy saw Mike TQ with Andy less than 1 second behind with their JC equipped FT B4.1’s. Mike won the main with Andy unfortunately having to retire early. Green Groovy front tires combined with the Illuzion Scoopless body + 6.5” rear wing provided the perfect balance of steering/bite to be fast and consistent.

Mike’s TQ run in 4wd mod buggy set a new track record, and he backed it up by dominating the main with his FT B44, outfitted with the Scoopless B44 body and Double Dees that made the car seem to be on rails.

Andy TQ’ed/won mod truck in convincing fashion with his FT T4.1, and also was dialed with his mod FT SC10 outfitted with SC Subculture tires, finishing off a 1/10 electric podium sweep!

The following day saw Andy TQ electric 1/8 buggy, with Mike qualifying a close 2nd. Using a triple A-main format, Andy cruised to the win in the 10 minute A1 main. A2 saw Mike retaliate with an equally fast run, giving both drivers 1 win each. A3 was set to be a fast showdown between teammates, with Andy coming out on top, and Mike finishing 2nd, both running Blue Double Dee V2 tires with profiled inserts in their RC8Be buggies.

Family Hobbies Raceway is one of the oldest (and still thriving!) off-road tracks in the country, having run organized off-road races since 1982. It is also home to the 1st ever ROAR 1/10 Off-road Nationals.

JC products used:
Green Groovy 2wd front tires
Green Double Dee 1/10 buggy tires
And 1 1/10 buggy and truck tire inserts
Blue 1/8 buggy Double Dees V2
Blue Subculture SC tires
Profiled 1/8 buggy tire inserts
Illuzion scoopless B4 body
Illuzion scoopless B44 body
Illuzion high flow T4 body
Illuzion 1/8 buggy wing
6.5” rear buggy wing
Illuzion RC8E high flow body

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