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A 2013 Dirt Nitro Challenge report - 2/25/2013 by DJ
Reported by DJ Sandate - The 2013 Dirt Nitro Challenge is the race to look forward for the start of the year & I was looking to have some good runs on a very challenging track. The track however was even harder to get around than it looked & the wind, rain, hail, thunder & lightning came the track was going to feel alot different from last years race from a smooth high bite track to a patchy-bumpy high-bite surface. With Wed. practice washed out Thurs. E-buggy runs will be learning the track & trying to get around clean for some decent running's but that wasn't the case, E-buggy was my toughest class & my buggy & I were not working together as I made mistake after mistake around the track, E-bug would only think on how to keep my Nitro classes going in the right direction for Fri. The next day was up/down as my first rounds in 40+/Open were good with 10 lap runs but the next rounds I would roughed up & broken for DNF's, 3rd round was a 50/50 as I would do good in the first half of 40+ in qual but in the 2nd half go slower with mistakes trying to push to stay in the A-main but that didn't work out as I would TQ for B-main on Sun. & would have to race my way in. Open was another disappointing run as I suffered another break. This track was taking victims & I was on that list, so H-main for me in Open. Race day I was ready to move up in the Open & so I did with 2 bumps getting to the F-main but that was it as my tires were worn out & no time for a change as I did the marshaling then back to racing, I finished the F-main in 5th. 40+ would go good as I made it to the A-main & would start last for the show. The Sabre would get some good care by my teammates as they freshened up my buggy as I did my duties. As fresh set of tires & a good look over & finding a bent rear shock shaft was hurting my buggy from B-main & just making it in. When the Main came the buggy was feeling really good with the fixes I was ready to get into the race. But that ended quickly in the race as lap-2 I was up the 5th from all the crashes at the start only to make another mistake,end upside-down & get in a head on crash right off the line-drive jump, that ended my day. I got it repaired but only finished 13th I was a little bummed out but at least I got my picture with The Dirt Girls so I'll take that & look forward to next year.

Jaime Boquiren & TS2sc takes the Hitec Series - 2/2/13 by DJ
Reported by Jaime Boquiren - Jan 19th  2013, with one race left on the Hitec Winter Series held at CVRC in Chula Vista Ca. Jaime Boquiren has already clinched the Pro 2 championship on his OFNA TS2 Pro.  Heat 1 went very well, up to the first 4 laps, I was in the third position but was able to take the lead and set the fastest lap of 47.050 sec. being the only driver to score 7 laps. Heat 2, started in the first position and kept the lead throughout the whole race, wind picked up a bit but was no obstacle for the TS2 Pro, I could still make the mid-field triple everyone else was afraid to take in our class. Not only the TS2 was the only car to do 7 laps but broke my own previous fast lap with a 46.821 sec. lap.  Main event went very smooth until my sensor cable became detached and threw my timing off, that allowed fellow racer Travis Hughes to pass me on lap 8 of 9. When everything was set and done, I finished 0.9 sec. behind Travis for 2nd place which was more than enough to clinch the Hitec Winter Series Championship. My TS2 Pro proved to be a light yet solid platform capable of winning races in stock form.  I want to thank my  sponsors OFNA and DIII racing for all the support throughout the series.

Miguel Perez and X3 SABRE-e is the Hitec Series Winner - 2/2/13 by DJ
Reported by Miguel Perez - It was time to head back out to Chula Vista, Ca to the last race of the Hitec series hosted by CVRC race club.  My chance's for taking the overall win in E-Buggy was looking good I just needed to finish on the podium to secure the win. My OFNA X3 Sabre-E has been performing flawlessly coupled with the VP-Pro Super Soft Strikers made it even better. I found out that there was a slight track change so as soon as I got out there I had to get on the track for some practice. The changes that were made to the track actually were better than I anticipated and made my lap times even faster. The car settled in nicely and was feeling really stable on the track.

It was time for racing to get under way and I was up. My 1st qualifier went well and I was able to manage pretty fast lap times and finish in the lead. The 2nd qualifier I had a few bobbles and could not recover so I just tried to keep my composure and finish. The mains were next and I really did not have to change anything on the car. The X3 Sabre-E and VP-Pro Strikers really worked well. I qualified 2nd in the main just behind Mike Lebanko from TLR. The race started and I was right behind the leader battling for the lead for almost half the race. I made one mistake and that's all it took for the leader to get away from me. I was able to squeeze out a 2nd place finish and place 1st overall for the series.


X3 Sabre Wins at Winternational - 2/2/13 by DJ
Reported by Chad Grana - I had to wait an extra week to try out my new OFNA X3 SABRE as the race got rained out last Saturday on the 26th for Revelation Raceway's Winter-nationals but the wait was worth it. There was a good turnout of over 100 racers and a lot of very fast guys on a fast track. My first round of qualifying didn’t go so well as I made mistakes and it kept me from getting in the A-main. The second round of qualifying was much better as I was able to get some clean track that got me in the A-final.The Main would be a long wait but I was ready and my X3 felt pretty good, I got a real clean start as I hugged the inside rail on the first turn to stay out of trouble and was able to move up a few positions after the corner. Me and the other top 5 drivers started to distance ourselves from the rest of the field. I was able to get around Fred Steel for the fourth spot and started closing in on the third spot. Eddie Ayala running second and wadded up the car and broke, that put me into the third spot now closing for the next position. The car was handling amazing as I brought the car in for my first pit stop. Lorenzo Rojas running in the second spot flamed out leaving the pits putting me into the second spot and I quickly passed Steve Harris moving into the top position. I had a half a lap on the field when I started to run into some lap traffic. With the cars handling ability I was able to negotiate around most of the cars with ease. After my second and last pit stop I started to make a few mistakes and got tangled up with a few lap cars bringing my lead down to only eight seconds. I was able to compose myself and start pulling away again and ended up taking the win. With having this car less than a month and this being the first race of the year I couldn’t of asked for anything more. I want to thank OFNA for giving me this opportunity to run for them in the 2013 year.
Chad keeps winning with his TS2sc Pro 2wd - 1/26/13 by davegm
Reported by Chad Bradley - For a while now I have been wanting to get over to IERC (Inland Empire R/C). So Saturday I loaded up my OFNA TS2 Pro and TS4 Pro Short Course trucks and headed down to San Bernardino Ca. This track is huge, Its been a long time since I have seen a permanent indoor track of this size and lap times were close to the 30 second range. IERC had a ton of entries for a regular Saturday club race, 115 to be exact. I entered in the Pro 2wd and Pro 4wd short course classes, got to IERC around 2 in the afternoon, racing started at 4pm. I got a couple practices in with both trucks and I felt pretty ready for my first night of racing at IERC.

Pro 2 Short Course
Round 1 of qualifying with my TS2 Pro SC truck, I ended up with the third fast time out of the two Pro 2 heats. For round two of qualifying I changed my shock pistons in both front and rear shocks as well as my rear shock position on the rear arm. The changes to the truck allowed the rear end to center up faster out of the corners and allowed me to get on the throttle sooner, the changes worked good for the second qualifying round and was able to set the TQ time in the class! I started on the pole for the 7 minute Pro2 main. I got off to a good start for the first few laps and was starting to gap myself from the rest of the field and then came the end of back strait (not sure why but I always seem to mess up at least once or twice good at the end of a strait a way, maybe I am too punched)! I was still able to hold on to the lead after turning in too soon on the back strait, but now second and third positions were right behind. A few laps later, I rear ended a lapper and my front bumper got tangled in with his rear bumper and lost the lead to Bisby. I ran in the second spot for most of the pro2 main and was able to get around the leader Bisby with 2 laps to go and eventually the win!

TS2 Pro Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
TS2sc
2nd


Bisby
K10
3rd

Bill Cook
SC10

Chad wins with his TS4sc Pro 4wd - 1/26/13 by davegm
Reported by Chad Bradley - Pro 4 Short Course:  This was first time that I ran the Ofna TS4 Short Course truck indoors. I haven't got to completely finalize a setup yet with the truck, however the setup that I have been using at home at Hot Rod Raceway felt pretty good indoors, only having to drop the shock oil down 5wt front and rear. I got off to a good start in qualifying in the Pro 4 class and was able to set the TQ in both rounds of qualifying. The Pro 4 main was set for 7 minutes, I got off to a good start and pretty much lead wire to wire to take the win. The beginning of the main, I drove pretty much like I did in qualifying (trying to down side jumps and take smooth tight lines). Later in the main I started to push the truck hard to see how much it would take, I was brutal on it and I am happy to say that the TS4 is a strong truck (be sure to watch the Pro 4 main video). Cant wait to go back to IERC to do some more racing!

TS4 Pro Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
TS2sc
2nd


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3rd

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Chad wins with his TS2sc Pro 2wd - 1/20/13 by davegm
Reported by Chad Bradley - Sunday afternoon some friends and I cruised down to SCVRC to race on the new layout. The new track is really fun and flowing. One of the classes I entered in was the Expert Modified 2wd Short Course class, driving my Ofna TS2sc Pro. Qualifying went good, the first round of qualifying my truck was a little loose and I felt that I wanted to try some different setups so I changed the rear shock position for the second round. Round 2 went much better, I was able to get the TQ for the class which put me on the pole for the main event. For the main, some locals were saying that slicks had been working really good, so I had a set made up from a JBRL race a year ago (PL suburbs dremeled down). The slicks worked good around most of the track, the only exception was the end of the back strait and the lower right 180 turn at the bottom of drivers stand. In the main I was able to get out to a good start and didn't make too mistakes early on and took home the win.

TS2 Pro Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
TS2sc
2nd


Todd
SC10
3rd

Matt DDE210

New TS4sc Pro4 is shipping - 11/26/12 by davegm
New 1/10 Off-Road SC Pro4 Roller Short Course TS4sc Pro4 Roller, p/n #14310!
X3 Sabre-E wins at Lake Havasu R/C - 1/12/13 by DJ
Reported by DJ Sandate - My daughter and I needed to get out somewhere with scenic views & calm waters so what better place to go than to the state-line of Lake Havasu where they have Havasu Rc Raceway, it's just south of the London Bridge so why not do some racing & enjoy the fresh cold air. It is such a nice place to run & for spectators to watch some action as you hear the sounds of  boats & birds going South, the track was just recently redone & is made to accommodate multiple classes for racing from 1/10 buggy to 1/8th. The front jumps can go from a double-double for the SC's & 1/10th buggies to a launching quad section for the 1/8th rollers. Like always I bring both of my Sabres to run & both were good, I just needed to feel the track out to get better lap after lap. Both Sabres felt a little different in handling but with tires changes and couple of spring changes to the Nitro they almost had the same feel. My Sabre-E did the first runs for qualifying & did ok I just needed to settle down as for some reason my electric felt more like an on/off switch to throttle so I manged to start 3rd for the main & of course collecting pipes didn't help either in pushing for a better spot in the main. The main however would be a slow start as my buggy in warm-up was still feeling off/on for throttle so when the race started my car just cogged so bad at the tone they everyone just flew past me & finally rolled away so I had some time to makeup. The leader had a sizable lead so I thought the most I can get up to would be 2nd but glad for me that drivers all around me were amped up & were just making mistakes & giving me reason to get past them & fall into 2nd. 2 minutes were left & I thought the same thing I'll finish 2nd with the leader with a half lap lead, but all of a sudden he dumped his buggy in a bad place & it took a lot of time for him & me to catch up to race him. Another mistake by the leader as I raced close to him & I was by for the lead, he tried to make it back to me but the quad got him as he came up short & I kept the lead and the win. The Nitro Sabre was feeling good for the Main but in warm-up the quad I think got me as I flat landed hard & in the next turn the engine just made a horrible noise & stopped so no racing the main for me as the crankshaft broke in my Jammin engine, I was feeling good about the race & WHAM!! done for the day. But in all it was a spectacular weekend with friends & family. Thank you Tom & Brian for letting us shack with guys at your cool pad & seeing my cousins I haven't  seen in ages. I know that we will be heading out there more often to enjoy some more racing.  And we as a company are looking russian reality  dom2 online
Chad keeps winning with his TS2sc Pro 2wd - 12/4/12 by davegm
Reported by Chad Bradley - Hot Rod Hobbies held its first club race on the all new off road track Friday night (this was the actual off road track back in the 90's) . The first club race was a great success with 101 entries entered in, despite the blistering cold weather. I entered in the Pro 2 SC class (modified short course), with OFNA's TS2sc Pro 2wd short course truck. The new track (built by Levi and Rob Jackson from Thunder Alley Raceway) was very fun and flowing, considering its a brand new track with all new dirt, traction was good in practice and qualifying. The cold weather played a role on traction for the main, but how well the TS2sc handles, combined with the ultra soft Proline M4 rubber, traction was not a huge issue in the main. I was able get the top qualifying time in the Pro2 class in both rounds of qualifying with Lyle Spangler (SC10) and DJ Silva (Kyosho) setting the next fastest times. I got to start on the pole for the 5 minute main, the first lap was ok (not perfect). Lyle and myself got onto the front strait ending the first lap and he must have lost traction and from then on out I was not challenged for lead the rest of the way. After getting some space between myself and second position, I just made sure to limit my mistakes, keep the truck strait and avoid traffic. I have been very pleased at how well my Novak and Protek powered Ofna TS2sc Pro has been performing since getting it going, having a lot of fun driving it.

TS2 Pro Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
TS2sc
2nd


Garrett Bueche
SC10
3rd

Blake MichelleSC10

Chad keeps winning with his TS2sc Pro 2wd - 12/31/12 by davegm
Reported by Chad Bradley - This was the first time that I got to do some racing at Santa Clarita Valley R/C Indoor Raceway (previously know as One-Eleven Raceway). The amount of entries was very good for SCVRC's Sunday club race with 9 full heats of electric off road classes. I entered in the Expert 2wd Short Course class, driving Ofna's new TS2sc Pro Roller. This was also the first time I got to run the TS2 indoors, with a setup that I have been using at Hot Rod Hobbies, I am happy to say that the truck worked very well without much indoor testing. Tires were the only thing I changed from Hot Rod's to SCVRC I prefer PL M3 Holeshot front, M4 Holeshots rear for H.R.H. and PL MC Suburbs front and rear for SCVRC. The race program is your standard club format for most tracks, 2 rounds of qualifying (ifmar starts) and a single 8 minute main event. I was able to get the TQ in round 1 and was able to better my overall time in round 2, local fast guy Jake Mayo was very close behind in time so I had to be careful to limit my mistakes in qualifying and the main. I got to start on the pole for the main, I got a good start with Jake just behind, unfortunately for him he got caught up with a back marker in the beginning minutes of the main after that I just made sure I took good lines and tried to run a flawless race. I was able to get the win with the TS2sc, Jake Mayo running the SC10 finished 2nd and Todd running the DEsc 3rd. The truck has been real good, I am still learning the setup on it but I am happy to say its been very good every time I get the chance to run it. Next up Jan 4 2013 Hot Rods all new electric off road track.

TS2 Pro Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
TS2sc
2nd

Jake Mayo
SC10
3rd

Todd
DE10sc

Miguel and X3 Sabre Electric grab the #2 spot at the Hitec Point Series - 12/29/12 by DJ
Reported by Miguel Perez - Headed out to Chula Vista RC Club on Saturday(12-29-13) who was hosting the Hitec Series Race. The track a fast pace track with lots of speed stretches and reach for it jumps is big and full of fun, a clay based track that is well maintained provides an good amount grip.It was round 2 and I signed up for the 1/8 E-Buggy class. I went over my X3 Sabre E from top to bottom so I was hoping to have a good showing at this race. Well the race got under way with our 1st qualifier. The car felt good but was a little too aggressive with steering and had a little over-steer but I still managed to finish 2nd. I went back to the pits and checked the ride height, Toe and camber. I lowered the car a little to 27mm front and 28mm rear. Toe was set to 1 degree out and camber set to -1 front -2 rear. I went out for the 2nd qualifier and the car was much better and easier to drive. I managed another 2nd place finish which guaranteed me 2nd position in the main.

Well it was time for the mains and I was feeling confident with my chances to finish on the podium. The race got off to a good start I was right behind the leader Losi Driver Robert Wickham. I ended up making a few mistakes letting the leader get a few seconds ahead of me but I was sitting very comfortably in 2nd place and a good stretch from 3rd. Our lap times were about the same throughout the rest of the race so I could not make up the difference and ended up in 2nd place. All in all I was very happy with my X3 Sabre E.

The car really performs well and is very easy to drive. Next race will be round 3 for the Hitec Point Race in two weeks and I will be there again to duke it out again with my Sabres.

Chad wins with his TS4sc Pro 4wd - 11/3/12 by davegm
Reported by Chad Bradley - Home Town Series Round 1, Back on October 28 the Home Town Series held its first race of the four race series at Hot Rod Hobbies. This was one also one of the first few times I got to drive Ofna's new TS4sc 4wd short course truck. I set the truck up exactly like factory setup said, I played with ride hight and shock oil for the hot conditions that day (finding that with the option big bores, springs and pistons that 45wt front and 35wt rear worked good). The track was dry and had plenty of traction, my TS4 truck was very easy to drive and extremely stable for the day, with Proline MX Suburbs. The truck can be easily under weight, so I ran the option brass weight behind the batter (it improved the handling as well on the wet tracks). I was able to set the TQ in both rounds of qualifying with Mike Allen and Garret Buchey rounding out the top three. The truck was handling very good, I got into the lead early on and went pretty much unchallenged all the way through to the win. Mike and Garrett finished strong and placed in the same order as they did in qualifying. Cant wait to do some racing with the Ofna TS4sc!

TS4sc Pro Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
TS4sc
2nd


Mike Allen
410
3rd

Garret BucheySC10

New NEXX 8T Truggy RTR Nitro 2.4Ghz & .32 Eng. is SHIPPING! by davegm
New 1/8 Off-Road Nitro NEXX 8T Truggy RTR with 2.4Ghz radio system and super strong .32 OFNA/Force engine NEXX 8T RTR , p/n #34951!...
New TS2sc PRO Press Release - 10/11/12 by davegm
New 1/10 Off-Road SC Pro Roller Short Course TS2sc Pro Roller, p/n #14308!
OFNA Swap Meet is open for 2013! by davegm
SWAP MEET!
For next few months, OFNA is opening up its doors and letting customers buying parts and accessories at discount pricing.

Come one, come all from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Thursday!

OFNA TS2 win at the 14th Annual Toy 4 Tots Race at Cal Raceway by DJ
Reported by DJ Sandate - The end of the year is coming soon and all the TFT races have been the ones to go to in helping kids in need of happy cheer. My teammate Mario got me going with him to the 14th Annual TFT Race being held at Cal Raceway in Orange Ca. Being that there was a Gearbox box class which had 4wd and 2wd SC trucks and I was having such a good time running the new OFNA TS2sc on Sat. at OCRC, I wanted to run some more so why not put it on an On-Road track with some jumps and high bite cornering and see what it can do. To my surprise the TS2 drove really good and had some good corner handling on the on-road track, a lot of two tire up and saving it action as traction was really high in the mains. On road guys were also getting some traction roll action but in Gearbox it was keeping all four wheels down and making it over the ever-moving plastic splitter jumps. It was fun and funny when you didn't get it right off the jump and do a cork-screw off of a jump down the straight it seemed like we went faster on the straight when were on our lids but in all just plain fun. After the mayhem of qualifying 2nd thinking we were going to line up 2x2 that wasn't the case as it was all lined up and shooting for the straight shot to the jump, just got waded up right at the start and managed to save it getting to the jump and breaking through in mid pack and I managed to pass clean as the TS2 corned well and got to 1st place when he drove deep into a corner and traction rolled into a corner giving it to me and I kept pulling away as I kept it on all 4 wheels and dodging the traffic and traction rolling SC's. I took home the trophy and some good laughs, thanks Mario for having go to the race with you and thanks to Charlie Barnes for hosting his TFT I had a cupcake overload. 
Chad keeps winning with his TS2sc Pro 2wd - 11/5/12 by davegm
Reported by Chad Bradley -  We had a great turnout Tuesday night at Hot Rod Hobbies with 10 full heats and an A and B mains for the Expert 2wd SC class. This was the third time I got to race the new Ofna TS2sc truck and I wanted to get it setup with the option gear differential. I started the night off with 5000wt diff oil and noticed I needed a little more strait line line traction because of the power of the Novak 7.5 motor so I bumped the oil up to 7000wt, which helped accelerating out of the turns. Had I of had less power and used a 10.5 or a 17.5 motor I would think the 5000wt oil in the diff would of been perfect. I was able to set the TQ in both rounds of qualifying and was able to lead the main from start to finish with the TS2sc. The truck has been great, extremely fun to drive and so far seems to be very durable.

TS2 Pro Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
TS2sc
2nd

Adam Drag
AE SC10
3rd

Mike Maniscalchi
AE SC10

Toy 4 Tots race at Palm Desert Raceay and Miguel Perez takes #2 on the podium - 12/2/12 by DJ
Reported by Miguel Perez - Palm Desert Raceway in So. Cal was hosting the 2012 Toys for Tot race this past weekend.  There was an excellent turnout with 16 heats considering a few of the top drivers from So. Cal were attending the Worlds.  I was signed up to race the 40+ Nitro buggy class and 1/8 scale buggy electric class. The track was well laid out. There were both technical sections and a stretched drop off into a long back straight to really get the cars wound up to top speed.  My 1st qualifier in 40+ nitro went very well with my X3 Sabre.  The car was dialed and I finished 3rd right behind Barry Baker from A-main and Mike Lebanko of TLR. There were 2 full heats of 1/8 scale electric buggy and I was able to finish 5th in my 1st qualifier and 4th in my 2nd with the X3 Sabre E. Both cars were dialed which made me feel very confident going into the mains. I was able to qualify 3rd in 40+ nitro buggy and 8th in E-buggy.

  It was time for the E-buggy main and I got out to a clean start. I was able to stay on the lead lap with most of the front runners. I was actually doing battle with D.J for a while until some unfortunate bad luck plagued his car and took him out of the race. I had a few bobbles but pretty much ran a clean race and finished 6th. Now came the 40+ nitro main and I was feeling pretty confident with my chances of finishing in the top 3 and being on the podium. I had a bad start getting hit from behind and spinning my buggy around right into a pile up. I was able to compose myself and see that Barry Baker also had something happen to him and by the 2nd lap I was right behind him battling for 1st place. At the mid-point of the race I could not keep up with Barry but was sitting comfortably in 2nd place. I was able to hold on and put my X3 sabre on the podium in 2nd place. I could not ask for a better day of racing as both of my X3 Sabre’s performed very well with no issues. I really just want to thank D.J. and the whole OFNA team for making me part of the team and giving me the knowledge to consistently improve my skills.

Good job there Miguel you can only get faster with your X3's
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