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Over 270 drivers attended the 2017 JConcepts Turf Nationals hosted by the RC Madness track in Enfield, Connecticut. In 2WD 17.5 Buggy it was local fast guy Anthony Mazzara who took the overall TQ from Jeff Statkicwicz and Tekin factory driver Matt Olson. In the final Matt would take immediate advantage of his RS PRo BE Spec R combination and triple on over Jeff taking a the second spot. A few laps later Matt would line up Anthony and pull the trigger with the same move tripling into the inside line to take the lead, there was no defending the pass.

Out front Matt would run clean fast lines while making sure his B6 was as wide as possible. Anthony had more corner speed for sure but Olson had enough power to pull away in straight sections while keeping it clean enough in the corners to keep the position. The 3 would nose to tail around for the next 4 minutes keeping it tight and clean, a great race to watch for sure. Anthony looking for any opportunity would throw the dice on the last lap in the last 180 turn collecting Olson and allowing Jeff to catch back up, a super corner marhsall would free to the two cars racing to the line, Olson taking the win. Matt says:

“I had so much confidence in the triple during the opening few laps I figured I could get the passes and get out front. As long as I could stay clean and mistake free, it was my race to lose.”

Matt would also race the 4wd 13.5 Buggy class which is becoming one of the most popular classes in the US to date. Matt with his Tekin powered Team Associated B64 would TQ the class in dominating fashion and take the win tone to tone without any pressure from the field.