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Date of the Event: 04.14.2009JConcepts Sweeps Pro Buggy and Truggy in NC!
Event: 2009 North Carolina Championship Series
Classes: 1/8th Buggy, 1/8th Truck
Race Reporter: Brandon Melton
Round 1 of the NC Championship Series kicked off this weekend at WCRC in Wilkesboro, NC. Strong storms came through on Friday night and delayed practice and the start of the race. The track crew did a fantastic job getting the track race-able, and all three qualifiers were able to take place!!
Pro Buggy saw a great battle with the top three drivers all fighting for the top spot with less than 2 minutes to go in the main. This battle saw Barry Pettit leading late, with Alex Birmingham (TQ) and Chris Pace in hot pursuit. Each driver led during the closing laps, but at the finish it was Chris Pace During the early heats while the track was soft and loamy, Pace preferred Crowbars in blue compound, and for the mains, the Double Dee's proved to be the winning edge needed.
1st- Chris Pace AE/Reedy/JConcepts
2nd- Barry Pettit
3rd- Alex Birmingham
Greg Smith was the man of the night in the truggy class, taking the win in convincing fashion. Greg's tire of choice were Goose Bumps in blue compound, and Greg commented that he was able to run the same set of tires throughout practice, 3 qualifiers and the main event without any loss in performance or wear.
1st- Greg Smith Losi/Ninja/JConcepts
2nd- Joey Edwards
3rd- Steve EfirdThe JConcepts team is off to a great start for the '09 series, and look for more great results at future races proving that JConcepts is at the forefront of tire development and performance.