| ||Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:52:34 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Just got into Joliet, IL about 45 minutes ago. Long day of practice tomorrow, keep checking back to this site for updates, images, videos, and more!
| ||Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:07:57 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
We are running open practice right now, but the ROAR controlled practice will start up fairly soon. Team Associated is sponsoring a lunch at 1:30pm today for all paid entires, and it’s noon here so guys are trying to fight off the hunger so they can score a free lunch.
| ||Thursday, August 19, 2010 1:30:09 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Just finished up my free lunch, thanks AE! Heats have been posted and controlled practice will start soon.
| ||Thursday, August 19, 2010 3:31:46 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Had some bad luck and smoked my Novak Kinetic in my only practice run today in stock SCT, but Charlie Suangka with Novak Electronics is on site providing support and is fixing me up with a new system ASAP. Now that’s what I call customer service!
| ||Thursday, August 19, 2010 5:57:05 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
We are getting close to the end of the day. I probably should start gluing my tires now for tech inspections.
| ||Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:03:24 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Practice day is over and in the books. Qualifiers start tomorrow, so check back here for more updates throughout the day.
| ||Friday, August 20, 2010 11:04:52 AM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
We had a quick driver’s meeting and a group photo and round 1 of qualifying was underway. This year’s race has 143 drivers and a total of 305 entries which is up from last year. I’ll be posting exclusive interviews about new products, new product shots, race videos, and much more today so keep checking back to this site.
| ||Friday, August 20, 2010 4:25:54 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
There are some new products and vehicles here at the Nationals.
Panther is debuting a new 1/10 foam this weekend. The new foam is white in color and is softer than the current gray foam.
I noticed in the pits that Jared Tebo has a new paint scheme for his various rides. All 3 of his mod vehicles use a different base color now, red, white, and blue.
Ryan Cavalieri is running his Team Associated Factory Team T4.1 and B4.1 this weekend, and both rides are powered by LRP’s new SXX TC Spec V2 line of speedos. This is his 1st time running them and they are working good for him so far.
JConcepts has a Punisher body for the Team Associated B4, and Ryan Maifield is using the body this weekend. They also have closed cell inserts for 1/10 2wd truck/buggy, 1/10 4wd Buggy (front), and short course trucks. The short course foam is blue and the others are black in color. I’m also told that at this time there are no plans to make a front foam for 1/10 2WD buggy.X-Factory is in full force running their short course SCX – 60 conversion kit. They now offer this kit with a replica of the Kevin Probst’s #9 E3 Spark Plugs Lucas Oil Pro-2 short course truck, and they even brought along one of his full scale rigs to park next to the track. Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Kevin later this weekend.Pro-Line is using some new short course tires this weekend. The Bow Fighter and Sniper tires are new to their short course line, and Team Driver Travis Amezcua has been having good success with them thus far.Speaking of Travis, he is a factory pilot for TQ Racing who has a strong team showing this weekend. Check out my interview with Travis for more of their new short course ride.
| ||Saturday, August 21, 2010 9:08:20 AM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
The rain overnight is delaying the start of qualifying today. The RMT just announced that we will run a short practice then start racing around 10am
| ||Saturday, August 21, 2010 4:35:40 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
We are done with round 3 and have started round 4 of qualifying. It looks like we will be finishing around 9pm if all goes well. Also 2WD Mod buggy will be running under the lights which will be interesting since they haven’t had to do that in the previous rounds. Jared Tebo is using a while paint scheme for his Kyosho RB5, maybe that will be the hot ticket? Dustin Evans is having a good weekend for Mod 2WD Truck. He has finished 1st, 2nd, and 1st again after 3 rounds of qualifying.TQ Racing Team Manager John LoGiudice gave me the inside scoop on some upcoming product updates. Soon their 2WD/4WD buggy and 2WD Truck/Short Course kits will all feature big bore shocks. Their team drivers are using them this weekend and they have reported that they are great for soaking up the holes that have developed in the track surface at times. He also told me that they will be offering their pro roller kits soon. The kits will come with a ton of aluminum goodies, but they will also include both plastic and graphite parts so you can fine tune your vehicle to track conditions. Finally, he said their RTR offerings will include both a brushless motor and 2.4ghz radio system very soon.Kevin Probst from Probst Motorsports attended the races today. His actual full size short course truck has been on display since this event started, and X-Factory has a couple drivers running the replica truck too. Look for pictures and an interview with Kevin later on this site.
| ||Saturday, August 21, 2010 6:42:54 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Dustin Evans is you overall TQ for Mod 2WD Truck with TQ runs in qualifier 1 and 3, and Ryan Maifield is your overall TQ for the 1st ever Mod Short Course Truck with TQ runs in rounds 3 and 4.
| ||Saturday, August 21, 2010 7:51:38 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Jared Tebo has TQed 4WD Mod Buggy with a TQ run in the 1st and 4th qualifier.
| ||Saturday, August 21, 2010 9:22:13 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Jared Tebo is also your 2WD Mod Buggy TQ for tomorrow’s AAA mains.
|Sunday, August 22, 2010 8:20:25 AM by Anonymous|
Looks like a fun track!
|Sunday, August 22, 2010 8:25:42 AM by Anonymous|
Good luck to everyone today!
| ||Sunday, August 22, 2010 10:11:06 AM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Quick update. Jared Tebo wins A1 of 2WD Mod Truck and Buggy. Ryan Cavalieri wins A1 of 4WD Mod Buggy. Ryan Maifield wins A1 of Mod Short Course Truck.
| ||Sunday, August 22, 2010 2:27:45 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
Jared Tebo is your 2010 2WD Mod Truck champion. Check out my interview with him.We need to run the A3 mains still to decide the champ for 4WD Mod Buggy, Mod Short Course Truck, and 2WD Mod Buggy.
| ||Sunday, August 22, 2010 6:52:45 PM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan|
We are officially done here at the Nationals. Ryan Maifield wins Mod Short Course Truck, Ryan Cavalieri wins Mod 4WD Buggy, and Mike Truhe wins the Mod 2WD Buggy.
|Monday, August 23, 2010 9:54:37 AM by Anonymous|
|Monday, August 23, 2010 11:13:46 AM by Tenkuro|
Wassup Chilly! What were the surprises at the Nationals?
|Monday, August 23, 2010 12:32:52 PM by Anonymous|
Great coverage Chilly – appreaciate the work!!!
|Monday, August 23, 2010 12:33:58 PM by |
Trevor – great stuff, enjoyed the pics and video – thanks alot!!Nick/TQ Racing
|Monday, August 23, 2010 7:40:07 PM by Anonymous|
Chilly, Great job on the Video’s and Pictures at the 2010 ROAR Nats. You got alot of great shots and info
|Tuesday, August 24, 2010 8:11:52 PM by Anonymous|
I heard a “newbie” to the nationals won A main in stock buggy. Believe he has never even raced a national event before but won the first 2 “A” mains. That would make a great story. His name is Kenny Ferris.
| ||Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:44:55 AM by Trevor “Chilly” Duncan5. Luke Richards|
6. Aydin Horne
7. Al Eilts Jr.
8. Nicholas Maksymowski
9. Alex Eklund
10. Dean Mathews
2WD Stock Buggy
1. Kenny Ferris
2. Zachary Rogers
3. Trevor Nault
4. Brian Sullivan
5. Luke Richards
6. Brad Shearer
7. Gary OBrien
8. Dave Neustrom
9. John Wiita
10. Bill Koch
2WD Stock Short Course
1. Cory Crosley
2. Mike Ziolkowski
3. Gary OBrien
4. Walt Gorczowski
5. Bill Koch
6. Edward Hawkins
7. Lendel Smith
8. Jon Toussaint
9. Ryan Pratl
10. Nicholas Maksymowski
4WD Open Short Course Truck Demo
1. Brian Sullivan
2. Jeff Fisher
3. Ray Kindstrom
4. Jason Hills
5. Jon Toussaint
6. Alex Eklund
7. Mark Valeo
8. Chris Cairns
9. Chris Kovachevich
10. David Drabek
11. Patrick Davis
4WD Open Buggy
1. Ryan Cavalieri
2. Ryan Maifield
3. Jared Tebo
4. Dakotah Phend
5. Dustin Evans
6. Mike Truhe
7. Matt Chambers
8. Jesse Robbers
9. Billy Fischer
10. Frank Root
2WD Open Truck
1. Jared Tebo
2. Mike Truhe
3. Ryan Cavalieri
4. Dustin Evans
5. Billy Fischer
6. Matt Chambers
7. Dakotah Phend
8. Ty Tessmann
9. Frank Root
10. Steven Hartson
2WD Open Short Course Truck
1. Ryan Maifield
2. Travis Amezcua
3. Brian Kinwald
4. Jesse Robbers
5. Chad Due
6. Mark Pavidis
7. Joe Pillars
8. Brad Shearer
9. Aaron Alexander
10. Justin Driemeier
2WD Open Buggy
1. Mike Truhe
2. Jared Tebo
3. Ryan Cavalieri
4. Ryan Maifield
5. Matt Chambers
6. Billy Fischer
7. Dustin Evans
8. Mark Pavidis
9. Jesse Robbers
10. Travis Amezcua
2WD Sportsman Truck1. Trevor Nault2. Gary OBrien3. Austin Horne4. Luke Radloff