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The JConcepts Team made the trip to Richmond Virginia for the 2018 Solid Axle Showdown put on by the Team at Showtime RC Motorsports.
Showtime RC Motorsports was started by brothers Rafael and Marlon Cox who have been monster truck and RC enthusiast for over 20yrs. The event took place at SCOR, the Sports Center of Richmond, which is a huge indoor/outdoor recreation facility and had a very unique surface for this years event. The indoor turf track had a mixture of small beads that allowed the surface to give a little making it a somewhat slick surface for the trucks.
We also spent some time talking to Matthew Hall, he had several great Monster Truck builds with him but the two that stood out were his Bear Foot truck and his Rolling Vengeance themed Monster Truck. Freestyle RC built an amazing chassis based on Fred Shafer's 1991 Bear Foot. Matthew also had a custom 3D printed body made based on the 1987 film Rolling Vengeance. A truck originally built by famed Monster Truck builder, Mike Welch.
The JConcepts Team had a great showing, dominating all of the Monster Truck classes. The Renegades and Firestorm Tires were tough to beat all weekend long.
JConcepts Team Driver Russ Bryant would take the overall win in the Open class with Teammate Matt Stoltz finishing second. In the 2.2 class we had Sonny Santucci taking the overall win with his Dad, Ronnie taking second and Russ Bryant finishing third.
Our next MT event will be up in Beaver PA for the JConcepts Monster Cross. Visit https://www.facebook.com/JCMonsterCross/ for more details.
In this edition of the JConcepts VLog, Jason and Fred discuss the recent Monster Truck events they attended in March.
Fred was out in Las Vegas for the Monster Jam World Finals which also hosted the RC Monster Jam World Finals during the Pit Party on Friday and Saturday. Fred competed with two trucks, a Monster Mutant Soda replica with a brand new soon to be released body, the 2008 Ford F-150. Fred also had a classic Grave Digger themed truck running the JConcepts 1951 Grandma Ford panel truck body.
Jason attend the Toughest Monster Truck Tour in Louisiana that featured Bigfoot and Snakebite plus many more popular Monster Trucks.
Our next MT event we will be attending will be in Richmond VA. The Solid Axle Showdown takes place Apri 14-15, 2018 and includes, show n shine, racing, and freestyle competition. Games, prizes, enthusiast clubs and Solid Axle vendors from all over. Anyone is welcome to attend. Sports Center of Richmond - 1385 Overbook Rd. Richmond, VA 23220. Stop by and say hello.
On this episode of the JConcepts VLog, Jason sits down with Ryan Maifield and Spencer Rivkin during their visit to the east coast for the ROAR Nationals warm-up race happening this weekend at Southside Raceway in Lake City, FL.
Ryan and Spencer discuss the new Kosmo and Stalker 1/8th tires along with their recent results at the Dirt Nitro Challenge and Desert Classic. Ryan and Spencer also talk about their upcoming events in the NW jumping from outdoor Nitro to indoor Carpet.
From the mind of Dennis Anderson, the wild and wooly King Sling was born. The ultimate Mega Truck, born in Poplar Branch, North Carolina, has a wild side, combining the brute power and durability of a monster truck with the madness of a mud racer. King Sling is a beast, and JConcepts has worked together with designers and builders to replicate this body shell to fit on a host of popular chassis including the Axial SMT10.
The slate was once again wiped clean and the form started to take shape in the computer to fit and finish on a selection of vehicles. A lot of hand dressing took place to ensure the details were correct on the shell itself, not to mention the iconic wing shape and rear scoop treatment. Fred “Freestyle” Reep sat shotgun on this project reviewing the style, shape and decal creation to ultimately please the man, the myth the legend, Dennis Anderson.
Jason and Paul discuss a few recent events the JConcepts Team attended on the East Coast. From On Road to 1/8 Scale Off Road, the JConcepts Racing Team has been dominating the podium at these local and regional events.
From the mind of Dennis Anderson, the wild and wooly King Sling was born. The ultimate Mega Truck, born in Poplar Branch, North Carolina has a wild side, combining the brute power and durability of a monster truck with the madness of a mud racer. King Sling is a beast, and JConcepts has worked together with designers and builders to replicate this body shell to fit on a host of popular chassis including the Axial SMT10.
Creation history –
The JConcepts team met on location to photograph, measure and sketch up the 1:1 King Sling. Experienced industry insiders sat to discuss the project and lay plans to fit and finish the popular body to several popular chassis sets on the market. Computer drawings were completed during the summer of 2017 and from there, professionals at JConcepts took the necessary hand finishing time to pin-point focus sections of the creation. Wing, scoop and final fitment were complete during the late summer and decals designs finished and put into production. Test samples were produced and the first working prototype hit the dirt during the late stages of 2017. Professional painting, photography and press release were created to go along with the product. King Sling the video is in the pipeline, stay tuned to JConcepts Inc on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for the final cut.
Dress for success –
The final vehicle is shown using the JConcepts (#3155) Fling King tires and (#3179) Dragon wheels. The 2.6” wheel diameter and matching tire is the perfect compliment for any mud run, dirt track or grass field conditions.
Available Mid December 2017
More details available soon - JConcepts.net