Chad Due Wins Chi-Town Shootout

Leisure Hours Raceway hosted a combined 340 entries at the 2012 Chi-Town Shootout. Factory drivers and skilled privateers from all over the country descended upon the Joliet, IL facility to battle it out for a class win.


In 4WD Modified Buggy, JConcepts/Associated driver Chad Due took the overall TQ. In the main, Chad had a slight bobble a couple laps into the race and that allowed JC/AE teammate Steven Hartson to get by.  Steven used brilliant driving and calm, consistent laps to take the win by small 2-second margin.

Reedy factory driver Chad Due did not fare as well as expected in 2WD Modified Buggy qualifying. For some, fifth on the grid means a slim chance for a podium finish. But not for Chad! Patience and a never-say-die attitude allowed Chad and his Sonic-powered B4.1 to steadily move through the pack. Once in second, Due pressured the leader into a mistake and never looked back to take the prestigious class win.

Unlike in 2WD, Chad was the man to beat in 4WD Modified Buggy qualifying and started up front for the 6-minute main event. Unfortunately for him, a slight bobble early on allowed teammate Steven Hartson through to the lead, which he never relinquished. Due followed Hartson in second, making it 1-2 for Reedy LiPo power.

Products Used:
ASC627  Reedy 60C 5200mAh 7.4V SP LiPo
ASC306  Reedy 60C 4000mAh 7.4V Shorty LiPo
ASC945  Reedy Sonic 540 8.5 (2WD)
ASC947  Reedy Sonic 540 6.5 (4WD)


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