Pennsylvania, USA 2019 JConcepts Monster Cross report mars 14, 2019 by Chris Leave a Comment Last weekend, drivers from 9 different states descended upon TR Speedway in Trafford, PA for the 2nd annual JConcepts Monster Cross event. This unique style of racing combines a traditional off-road RC racing format with the rough and tumble action of monster and mega trucks. Steep ramps, crush cars, and a monster hill climb mountain was all a part of the challenging track design that put these unique machines in wheel-to-wheel racing action. Drivers completed two rounds of qualifying heats on Saturday followed by the main events on Sunday. The largest class of the weekend, Stage 3/Modified Clod Buster, shaped up to be extremely competitive through the qualifying rounds. During an exciting main event, top qualifier Matt Stoltz and early leader Stephen Hopkins would both suffer mechanical failure as Maryland driver Sonny Santucci would go on to take the win. Stoltz and Hopkins would recover, however, with Stoltz taking the win in the JConcepts Stage 4 class and Hopkins taking the title in Open Modified, which pits Clod Buster-based trucks and shaft-drive trucks against each other in the final main of the weekend. Other notables include Glenn Miller taking the 2wd Tuff Truck win after bumping from the B-Main, an exciting Stage 2 Retro A-Main battle between Matt Stoltz and Dan Wyatt, and JConcepts driver Ethan Saunders taking a commanding victory in the Stage 3/Modified Shaft Drive A-Main. Open Modified A Main Stephen Hopkins Sonny Santucci Ethan Saunders Mega Truck A Main Sonny Santucci Ethan Saunders Jayden Doyle 4wd Tuff Truck A Main Jayden Doyle Chris Warnick Daniel Clark Stage 4 Monster Truck A Main Matt Stoltz Tim Robertson Ethan Saunders 2.2 Shaft Drive A Main Sonny Santucci Ethan Saunders James Linnenbaugh Stage 3 Clod Buster A Main Sonny Santucci Dan Wyatt Tad Goad Stage 2 Monster Truck A Main Matt Stoltz Dan Wyatt Tad Goad Stage 3 Shaft Drive A Main Ethan Saunders Jayden Doyle Charlie Buckland Novice A Main Nick Yuhas Todd Savolta Chrissy Warnick About JConcepts: JConcepts is a Florida-based R/C design and manufacturing company. Owner and president, Jason Ruona, has been involved with Radio Control cars since the 1980’s. Early beginnings include building and driving such vehicles as the Tamiya Clod Buster, the Team Losi JRX-T and Associated RC10 and RC10T. The 1990’s were spent as a Team Associated travel team driver racing at events all around the world. Now, decades later, Ruona is proudly selling quality bodies, tires, wheels and accessories to R/C racers around the world. Ruona debuted the first body in the Illuzion line of race bodies at the 2003 IFMAR World Championship in Clearwater, FL, and placed in the A-Main with his RC10B4 fitted with an Illuzion body. Also in 2003, Ruona and Brad Reelfs designed and built the BJ4, the company’s first 4 wheel drive electric car for the IFMAR World Championship in Clearwater. Ruona finished 13th overall in 4wd with this new car. Initially, intended only as a prototype for the World Championships the BJ4 was never intended as a production car. However, as hype surrounding this prototype developed, it became apparent that the BJ4 had to become a production reality. A preorder list was created on the JConcepts website and the anticipation began. Partagez10TweetezEnregistrer10 PartagesAbout ChrisFounder of circusrc.com, journalist & photographer in the RC world for several years, Chris is passionate about RC, racing and technique. Whether in France or in the world, he is trying to bring high-quality information and photos for enthusiasts... and make you want to join the world of RC!