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posted: 09.09.2007GSHobby Nitro Jam
Event: GSHobby Nitro Jam
Location: Bartow, Florida
Dates: Sept. 8-9, 2007
GSHobby Nitro Jam: With right at 100 entries the 1st Annual gshobby.com Nitro Jam presented by JR Mitch (Sept 8 & 9) was a success at the 555 Raceway in Bartow, FL. People began showing up to practice on Thursday and Friday for non-stop track time.
Saturday qualifying went well, the track was a little bumpy, but everyone seemed to adapt to the changing track conditions. After qualifying everyone stuck around to watch the freestyle competition. Gas truck, 1/8 scales and monster trucks battled it out, however Jeremy Myers showed everyone how it was done and took the title of the gshobby.com Nitro Jam Freestyle Champion. Congrats Jeremy!
Sunday was mains day and our own Bryon Shumate, owner of gshobby.com, bumped from the D Main to the A Main in 1/8 scale. Unfortunately the A-Main 1/8 scale event was cut short due to a massive rain storm.
Thanks to all of the racers that help make the race a success. It was nice to see a lot of new faces attend the race and we hope to see more new faces as the sport continues to grow in FL. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations which helped create a successful raffle and most importantly over $300 to the Armed Forces Foundation. Also a special thanks to Mike Boylan from RCTVlive.com for live trackside coverage on Saturday. You can check out some of the footage at http://rctvlive.com/archives/RCTV@NitroJam.wmv
Congratulations to all of the winners!
- 1/10th gas truck - Tim Smith
- 1/8th truck - Randy Deppen
- Monster - Dante Villanneva
- 1/8th buggy - Michael Jones