Chico, Ca, May 20th, 2013 – The dust has settled, and only the rubber that produced the optimum racing line remains at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway. With hundreds of racers competing in the Inaugural Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge thousands of laps were put in by racers who ran on the new surface, and said it was one of the best they’d ever competed on. Racers were also stoked with the 16 features world-renown track builder, Joey Christensen, utilized to create one epic 1/8-scale layout. The track took center stage during the weekend’s race, but when it was all said and done two of A Main Hobbies’ rising stars, Austin Blair and Dylan Rodriguez stole the show. Blair and Rodriguez wrapped up the coveted pro classes proving that the two of them are quickly approaching “elite speed” and becoming contenders at every race they attend.
16-year-old Blair top-qualified Pro Buggy, Pro 4WD Short Course Truck and went onto win all of the three classes he competed in: Pro Buggy, Pro 4WD Short Course Truck, and Pro eBuggy. In Pro Buggy, Blair lapped all the way up to third place and was the only pro driver to consistently drop 37-second lap times. He was simply on another level at the Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge.
A Main’s Dylan Rodriguez has also been showing off a newfound speed that has other pros taking notice when he steps up to the rail of any driver’s stand. Rodriquez took TQ honors in 1/8-scale Pro Truck and easily took the win after battling early with Kyosho’s Sean Gafney. Rodriguez backed up his Pro Truck win with a solid second place finish in Pro Buggy.
A Main Hobbies’ CEO Kendall Bennett was one of the busiest racers at the Off-Road Challenge racing for two and a half hours in four different “A” mains. Bennett started first on the grid for both 40+ classes, which he went onto to win. He also ran alongside the pros in both 45-minute Pro Buggy and Pro Truck “A” mains.
A Main Hobbies would like to thank title sponsors Team Associated, Pro-Line Racing, Tekno RC, and Byron Fuels.
SDRCR Off-Road Challenge Winners
Pro 1/8-scale Buggy
1) Austin Blair
2) Dylan Rodriguez
3) Philip Atondo
Pro 1/8-scale Truck
1) Dylan Rodriguez
2) Steven Hartson
3) Curtis Door
1) Austin Blair
2) Richard Saxton
3) Lou Figueria
1) Randy Pike
2) Kameron Kerndt
3) Ethan Hanna
Pro 4WD SCT
1) Austin Blair
2) Loui Figueria
3) Josh O’Connell
About A Main Hobbies
A Main Hobbies is a leading Internet retailer of radio-controlled cars, trucks, helicopters and airplanes. Founded in early 2004, A Main Hobbies has rapidly become one of the largest Internet retailers in the country. A Main Hobbies prides itself on having the products customers need, when they need it, and providing first class customer service and product support. A Main Hobbies is a division of Good Time Hobbies, Inc., a privately held California Corporation. The company's Web address is http://www.amain.com.
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