The RC Pro National Series South division kicked off its season this past weekend at the all new facility of 439 Raceway in Belton, TX, just north of Austin. 439 Raceway has put in a ton of work to get its facilities into top notch condition with features such as an enlarged track, new dirt, covered pitting area, cleaning station, on site hobby shop, on site shower, and RV hook ups for anyone choosing to bring their motormansion. In attendance from the XRAY/RCAMERICA crew was I (Jason Branham), Josh Glancy, Cade Whitenton, Nick and Ethan Lefebvre, and Andrew Clark.
Practice started out with slick, dusty conditions and since this was the first time I had been to this track I was not sure how the track would change. After a few hours of practice a groove line began to appear and traction started to get better and better. In the groove you had great traction but if you ventured anywhere outside of the racing line then you lost all traction and it seemed like it took you a day to get back on track. The surface looked like it was going to hold up for a fast paced track surface so this was a good sign to begin qualifying on Saturday. Read more here.