The third leg of the Short Course Showdown series stopped at West Coast R/C Raceway in La Mirada, CA, this past weekend, just a few miles from many of the top manufacturers in the world. Team Associated sent out Steven Hartson, Brian Kinwald, Clint Wachter, Jonny Wachter, Sean Cochran, and Team Manager Brent Thielke to represent and compete for the titles. With other top pros from multiple companies in attendance, the event was stacked with a deep level of talent.
In the Pro 2 category, Team Associated’s Brian Kinwald (fresh off his ROAR Nationals podium) put his SC10 on the front row inside starting position. Smooth and clean driving from the Dirtinator saw him check out from the field as his teammate and Reedy/LRP driver Steven Hartson worked his way in to second. At the line, Kinwald was the clear winner with Hartson a few seconds clear of third place and standing on the second step of the podium.
In Pro 4, Hartson had been stalking the top spot all through qualifying, but just missed out on a front row start. A clean first few laps saw him pacing the leader until a mistake by the leader left Hartson out front. With his SC10 4×4, Hartson drove a clean seven minutes and secured the top step of the podium with his Reedy #628 battery, LRP SXX TC V2 speed control and LRP X-12 6.5-turn motor.
The final stop of the Short Course Showdown series takes place at Mike’s Hobbies in Dallas, TX. With over 100 entries already filled in just the Pro 4 class, the event is shaking up to be a good one. Look for Brian Kinwald and others to be in attendance representing Team Associated with their Factory Team SC10 and SC10 4×4.
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