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X Factory drivers Mike Wilder, Chris Cristo, and Brian Kinwald took home lots of hardware from the J Concepts North East Championship race held at R/C Excitement in Fitchburg, Mass. the weekend of Sept 17 – 19.
Cristo absolutely dominated the 13.5 buggy and truck classes, TQing and winning each by a lap or more with his X – 6 Squared and X – 60. In stock short course, Cristo again TQed and won, this time with his SCX – 60.
Wilder, who qualified 3rd in mod truck, battled back and forth for most of the race with several other trucks, taking a slim lead with two laps to go and holding on for the win in his X – 60. Mike also qualified and finished 3rd in pro mod short course.
Brian Kinwald qualified fourth in mod buggy and through 8-min A main methodically worked his way to the front, finally taking over first place with just a few laps to go. On the second-to-last corner, the second place buggy ran into the back of Brian’s X – 6 Squared, and the ensuing crash allowed the third place car through for the win, with Brian finishing third.
In pro mod short course, Brian qualified second with his SCX – 60 and finished there, making it X Factory 2 & 3.
“We are very proud of the entire Family and Team results from this race,” said Team Manager Paul Sinclair. “It was gratifying to see how many X Factory cars were fast here. The top four qualifiers in stock truck were X – 60s – how cool is that? It was great working with the Family on set-ups and driving tips all weekend.”
Cristo photo by Russell Pead.