We asked Jordan Isergin about his experiences at the recent Of Road NSW titles and here is what he had to say!
ARC: Jordan, welcome to Aussie RC News and thankyou for taking the time to answer some questions for us.
ARC: You competed at the recent NSW 2017 State Titles for Electric 1:10 off road, were you excited in the leadup to the race?
JI: I always get excited about racing at these large events because I get to drive with some of the best competitors from around Australia, but I also found this race very nerve racking as it was my first State Title in the Modified class.
ARC: Talk us through how your weekend went, I understand you had some electrical gremlins during practice?
JI: The weekend started off with practice day on Friday which was going well until my 4wd buggy had some electrical issues which we couldn’t fix on the day so my Team Associated team mates helped out lending me a motor and esc to get me through the weekend.
JI: Saturday was 2wd day which I competed in the modified class against 29 other racers. I ended up finishing 19th overall which I was quite happy with as I am finding the 2wd modified buggy harder to adjust to than the 4wd.
JI: On Sunday I competed in the 4wd modified buggy class. I was really excited to make it into the top 10 after the second qualifier (Re Grade) out of 30 competitors. I ended up just missing out of the a-main, qualifying 13th and finished up 14th overall.
ARC: Is it tough racing against drivers that are generally much older than you, or is that part of the challenge and/or fun?
ARC: Tell us about your vehicles and how you set them up for racing at Castle Hill?
JI: I have used Team Associated buggies since I started racing and find them really good. I didn’t change to much of the set up as my cars felt good on the practice day.
ARC: Which is your favourite class of vehicle to race in general, and why?
JI: I really enjoy driving my 4WD modified buggy because of the speed and the way you can push the car to the max.
ARC: I am sure you have some sponsors to thank after the weekend of racing. how did their products perform?
Scott from Traction RC has been a huge help to me with my Team Associated buggies and parts, Team Powers electrics and JConcepts tyres and just recently started using the 720SPIN set up gauges which are great for setting the buggies up.
ARC: So going back a bit, how old were you when you started racing, and what got you interested?
I started racing when I was 8 years old and I have been doing it for 5 years, I got into this hobby when my dad took my brother and I down to the Keilor RC Off Road Car Club and we got really excited seeing the cars doing big jumps.
ARC: Thankyou for taking the time to speak with us Jordan, I expect we will see more of you in coming years. Good luck for your racing in the future.
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