We first saw these vehicles run in prototype form at Traxxas HQ back when we broke the Revo 3.3 and T-Maxx 3.3 story. Our advice to Traxxas at the time? “Build ‘em!” Traxxas pulled the trigger, and here they are in all their official press release glory: the Jato 3.3 and Nitro 4-Tec 3.3. More pics and info here.
Team Kyosho factory driver Josh Cyrul used his TQ spot on the grid to charge out in front at the start of the 60 minute Open Class A-main. Cyrul immediately developed a rhythm and left his competitors in his smoke. Cyrul lead the entire race and crossed the line with a cushy 3 lap lead. His teammates Walter Diaz and Joel Figues finished in second and third respectively. All three drivers were piloting Kyosho V1 Triple-R WC sedans. Team Serpent’s Chris Tosolini wheeled his brand new 720 into the winners circle after battling with Mugen drivers Mike Swauger and Darin Ishitani for the entire 60 minutes. The three drivers swapped positions throughout the race and finished on the same lap. Ishitani took second and Swauger claimed third. Look for full online coverage soon!
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“This ‘Cross-Over’ concept incorporates the simplicity of a buggy drivetrain with the size, suspension, durability, and ease of operation found in Team Losi monster trucks,” says Team Losi. It definitely looks cool. What say you? Click Here for more info and feedback at the Radio Control Zone.
…and with a little controversy too! Nic showed up with two cars, a LiPo/brushless converted Nitro TC3 that went over 130mph, and a Custom Works 2WD dirt-oval car (also LiPo/BL) that made the record run. Talk about it here!.
Ralph Burch TQ’ed and won the hotly-contested modified touring class at the Novak US Touring Car Championships held at Trackside Hobbies in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Burch and XRAY teammate Mike Dumas were both driving new XRAY T1 Factory cars equipped with a few “in-development” prototype parts. New Epic 9-turn Cobalt modified motors using the Trinity XXX Silver brushes were reportedly used for power in both cars with Burch sporting SMC and Dumas running EPIC batteries. A straw poll of those who attended the race showed that XRAY cars were very popular for a significant portion of the field, including many privateers. There was also a common theme in the comments about the big horsepower of the EPIC Cobalt motors used to power the top two cars – more than a few racers in attendance said these new motors were the class of the field.