Last weekend took place the first round of the JConcepts Supercup at the very first astro-turf track ever in the state of Florida. Formerly a dirt track that held the 2015 ROAR off-road electric nationals, Beachline Raceway in Cocoa Beach, Florida only a couple weeks before the event made a switch to a more Euro style astro turf. With 215 entries for the race it was sure to be exciting.
The series features several national level A-main finalists from all different classes. The track was incredibly challenging as it was all or nothing in terms of throttle and braking. The jumps were also quite difficult as they were positioned directly at corner exits or entry, so it was a challenge in every lap to get the car to slow down enough to square up properly for the jumps.
In Modified Truck, XRAY teammates Landen Lewis and Leon McIntosh battled for TQ. Lewis took round 1 and McIntosh would take round 2 with the fastest time to take the overall. In the main event one of the jumps would bite me early on and let Lewis out to a sizable lead. Multiple times during the race McIntosh closed the gap down only to make another bobble. At the final buzzer Lewis would take the win with less than a second from McIntosh. Chad Eubanks would take the last step on the podium.