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Date of the Event: 05.08.20122012 JBRL Series, Round 3
Race: 2012 JBRL Series, Round 3
Track: Rainman’s Hobby Shop & Raceway
Dates: May 5th, 2012
Race Reporter: Frank Root
TLR and JConcepts driver’s Frank Root was on hand at the 3rd round of the 2012 JBRL (Jimmy Babcock Racing League) Saturday at Rainman’s Hobby Shop & Raceway in Bakersfield, CA. The track had fantastic traction and a very fast layout. The entry count was very strong at 235, especially strong for the Bakersfield Round of the series which is traditionally the smallest.
2wd Modified Buggy – There were two 12 car heats of modified buggy and the qualifying action was intense. JConcepts driver Jimmy Barnett had a great round 1, and snuck out the TQ from Frank Root. Frank would charge back hard in round 2 with a fast, clean run to take a strong TQ by 5 seconds. When the tone went off, Root jumped out to a quick start to gap the field. About 2 minutes in, Frank had a slight interaction with traffic and surrendered the lead. Frank quickly got back on the wheel, and retook the lead with a clean pass over the backside double the very next lap. Hometown hero, Zach Rogers, moved into second place with a strong mid race charge. After regaining the lead, Frank pulled out to a comfortable lead and made it by for an extra lap to cruise home for the win with Zach Rogers finishing second. Both drivers ran JConcepts Orange V2 Bar Codes in the rear with Orange Bar Codes up front, with JC closed cell inserts in the rear.
Pro2 (Modified SC) – Frank’s Losi XXX-SCT equipped with the JConcepts Orange Bar Codes was untouchable all day. Frank would take the TQ in both rounds of qualifying, earning the overall TQ by 13 seconds! Frank started on form at the sound of the tone and quickly pulled out from the field, leaving the battle for 2nd place. The day belonged to Frank with a statement TQ and Win!