2018 Wicked Weekend and Cystic Fibrosis Donation Presentation!
Updated: Dec 24, 2018
This past weekend was the Wicked Weekend event held an hour north of Atlanta, Georgia. This year 534 entries were in attendance and a fast and racey layout was there for us to enjoy. The format was a standard 3 qualifiers and the main events. During this event though, there was a very special 20 minute presentation that I was blessed to be a part of. I will get to that story here shortly.
Practice was good and everything felt pretty fast. Because of the high speed sweepers and the rising grip levels as the track got drier, I decided to go up in diff fluids to make my cars easier to drive. I would choose to run AKA Super soft or super soft long wear tires when the track had more moisture, and as the grip came up as it got drier, I would switch to Soft long wear double downs or catapults.
We did one qualifier on Friday afternoon, and two more on Saturday. Things in qualifying couldn’t have gone much better. Running my Tekno NB48.4, EB48.4, and NT48.3 I was able to TQ each and every run going 9 for 9 and truly completing a perfect Saturday.
You see a special presentation was done between qualifier 2 and 3 on Saturday, and I was blessed to be the representative giver. So here’s the full story as to how it all transpired. About a month and a half ago I was contacted through EBay about my LutzRC Pro Build #1that was done in January of ‘17 with all proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. The mans name is Brett, and along with his wife Mindy, they have a 9 year old son named Caden with the condition. They have had a couple Traxxas vehicles, but never a race vehicle, and they had just found a track semi close to themselves in Tennessee. Brett wanted to know if it was possible to get a race buggy and support the CF foundation at the same time. My goal from that time was to make the car free for them, but I didn’t tell them that.
As I went through the process of contacting my sponsors for support on this project Tekno and Tekin jumped on board right away. Tekno donated the EB48.4 buggy and Tekin donated the new Gen 3, 1900 Motor as well as RX8 Gen 3 speed control. Brett contacted my painter Diggity Paints, and he donated his paint work skills to paint them a Make A Wish body like the Tommy Johnson driven NHRA Funny Car as Caden is also a Make-A-Wish Child. The other equipment I purchased through my business LutzRC, a total which amounted to just under $500. The car was equipped also with a ProTek RC 6500 4S LiPo Battery, a Futaba 4PL radio with R304SB receiver.
Damon at Diggity Paints absolutely nailed this paint job!