#004: Race Rewind — 2019 Palmetto Classic

The 2019 Palmetto Classic was a blast as usual! I finally was able to bring home a palm tree trophy!

Beach RC does an amazing job prepping the track and making racers feel welcome. I was really looking forward to this race as it was the first laps on my two new cars! The TLR 22 5.0 DC and 22 5.0 SR. It was also the final race for the 17.5 Trinity Monster Max motors which have been so dominant.

I took a different approach to this event than usual. Since I was starting out with new cars I built them to the box setup and really wanted to feel them out. I also prepped my tire foams 3 different ways to learn more about adjusting tires for the demands of the track.

I go into more detail in the episode and will continue to share these experiences as I go. I love these trophy events, they bring out the best competition and the racing is so good! I truly believe racing these events as often as you can is one of the surest ways to improve your skills.

My Sponsors

TLR | Trinity | JConcepts | Hobbywing

My Setups

TLR 22 5.0 | Hobbywing XR10 PRO

Thanks for Listening! Share your thoughts in the comments!

Show Notes

[2:40] Tire Foam Preparation

[3:30] ESC (Speed Control) Settings

[6:10] Practice day

[8:00] Go time! My setup changes

[11:00] What changing the rear camber link did for me

[12:00] My thoughts on stiffizel wheels

[12:40] Jconcepts Wheels

[13:10] Talking about the new TLR 22 5.0 Shocks

[15:00] Liquid Wrench vs. FDJ Motorsports Dew?

[16:20] My go to tire routine for Beach RC

[18:00] Qualifying

[18:10] Thoughts on the track layout

[19:50] I call that Doyle luck

[20:55] Running stock and mod buggy in the same weekend

[21:40] Breaking down the main events

[24:20] Confidence is key!

People Mentioned

  • Ben Warner
  • Brent Densford
  • Ryan Millington


Jconcepts V cut foam close up
Jconcepts V-cut Tire Foam
Jconcepts V cut foam
2019 Beach RC Palmetto Classic Layout
2019 Palmetto Classic Layout
2019 Beach RC Palmetto Classic Trophies
2019 Palmetto Classic Trophies!
Doyle pit area
My Pit Area
Jconcepts tools
Jconepts Tools!
Jconcepts money bags
JConcepts Bags
TLR 22 5.0 Buggy
Finally I get a Palm Tree Trophy!
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