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.
The results are in from the Reedy International Touring Car race in the United Kingdom. Losi/Trinity driver David Spashett found himself sitting on the top of the heap after 5 exciting rounds of qualifying. Associated/Reedy drivers Chris Grainger and Craig Drescher sat behind him. Spashett recently made the switch back to Losi and was driving the Prototype Triple-XS. Photo courtesty of RCRacenews.co.uk
Congratulations to Craig, Associated, Reedy, LRP for their exciting victory!
The Top 10 qualifying positions were as follows(courtesy of CMLdistribution.com)
David Spashett (Losi/Trinity/LRP) Chris Grainger (Associated/Reedy/Novak) Craig Drescher (Associated/Reedy/LRP) Ryan Coxhall (Losi/Trinity/LRP) Andrew Moore (Losi/Trinity/LRP) Barry Baker (Yokomo/Reedy/LRP) Marc Neale (Associated/Reedy/Novak) Mike Blackstock (Associated/Reedy/Novak) Jonas Anderson (HPI) Wayne Lander (X-Ray/Peak/Keyance)
The final result after a triple A-main format are:
1. Craig Drescher 2. David Spashett 3. Jonas Andersen 4. Ryan Coxall 5. Barry Baker 6. Mike Blackstock 7. Andrew Moore 8. Marc Neale 9. Chris Grainger 10. Wayne Lander
What better way to give HPI’s Baja 5B a kickoff than a trip to Mexico for an off-road adventure with Wide Open Baja? Click here for a teaser, and look for the full story of HPI’s party on the peninsula in the March issue!
And you thought he just drove touring cars. Marc wheeled a CRC Carpet Knife with Orion GP3700 cells and good ol’ brushed-motor power (Orion V2 Revolution) to take the win. Click Here for more info and feedback at the Radio Control Zone.
This guy is officially on fire. Marc held off Atsushi Hara and Andy Moore with his Orion-powered Tamiya 415MS, and joined the powerful pair in post-race celebration as teammates: all three wheel for Team Orion. Click Here to talk about it.