Steven Hartson TQs and wins JConcepts Stock Nats with LRP power!

Powered by LRP Flow WorksTeam speedo and LRP X20 StockSpec 17.5T motor, Steven Hartson dominates the event by TQing and winning both the Expert Stock Buggy and Truck classes!

The OC/RC Raceway in Huntington Beach, Southern California, hosted the JConcepts Stock Nationals. This unique event is an unofficial national race, but that doesn't stop it from attracting some of the best racers in the country. With names like Cavalieri, Hartson, Castellano, Numedhal and other regular A-Main finalists, the competition was sure to be tough. With all the competitors using 17.5 turn motors and "blinky" speed control settings, a premium would be placed on momentum, corner speed, and squeezing every ounce of performance from the electronics package.  
From the start of the first round of qualifying, Team Associated's Steven Hartson and his combination of a LRP Flow WorksTeam speed control and LRP X20 17.5T motor at its race premiere in the US were the clear-cut favourite. Taking the TQ quite easily in both 2WD Buggy and Truck, the OC/RC local was on a mission to dominate the field.  
Unfortunately, a rough start to the main events saw Hartson finish 3rd in A1 of Truck to teammates Jake Thayer and Kevin Motter. A solid recovery from Hartson with wins in A2 and A3 allowed him to secure the overall Truck title.
The most highly contested class of the event was Expert Stock Buggy. With Hartson starting on pole in a field that included 4x World Champion Ryan Cavalieri, reigning R.O.A.R. Stock Buggy National Champion Kevin Motter, R.O.A.R. National Finalists Matt Castellano, Cody Turner, and Kody Numedhal, the competition was stacked. Making the most out of his #1 grid spot, Hartson quickly gapped the field in A1 and A2 as teammate Ryan Cavalieri worked his way into second. Cavalieri was able to match Hartson's fast laps, but the consistency and error-free mains from Hartson were just too much to overcome. When all the mains were calculated, it was Hartson finishing in the first position with Cavalieri in second and Motter in third.   
The LRP Flow WorksTeam speed control stayed in the flush of victory by ruling another high-class race event. Also LRP’s new X20 StockSpec 17.5T motor impressed everybody at its first ever race in the US. In addition, Steven also trusted in the high-end LRP Pulsar Touch Competition charger.  
Congratulations also from the other shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Steven!    
Steven Hartson’s Stock Nationals LRP Setup
Buggy: Associated RC10B4.2 Factory Team
LRP Flow WorksTeam: Software v3.3 – Settings 6-3-5-0-0-0
LRP X20 17.5T: Timing 30° Upside Down – Gearing 33/72  
Truck: Associated RC10T4.2 Factory Team
LRP Flow WorksTeam: Software v3.3 – Settings 6-3-5-0-0-0
LRP X20 17.5T: Timing 30° Upside Down – Gearing 28/78     
Text and podium pictures courtesy of Team Associated.