Jukka Steenari Wins IFMAR 4WD World Champ Title! MAY 2002

Team Losi/Team Orion driver Jukka Steenari was successfully defended his World Championship title with a convincing victory in Pretoria, South Africa, home of the 2002 IFMAR Off-Road World Championships. No word yet on whether Jukka was running the standard Double-X4 chassis or the Triple-XS-style single-belt buggies the team was experimenting with—stay tuned for more details.

Unofficial Final Results:
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1. Jukka Steenari /Finland—Losi/Team Orion
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2. Matt Francis /USA—Losi/Trinity
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3. Greg Hodapp /USA—Losi/Peak
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4. Travis Amezcua /USA—Losi/Peak
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5. Dave Montgomery /USA—Losi/Team Orion
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6. Mark Pavidis /USA—Durango/Reedy
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7. Peter Pinisch /Austria—Losi/Reedy
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8. Neil Cragg /Great Britain—Schumacher/Reedy
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9. Todd Hodge /USA—Losi/Trinity
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10. Craig Drescher /Great Britain—Schumacher/Reedy

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If Only Your Drivers’ Stand Looked like This!

Everyone’s favorite RCX girl, “Miss Becky” (in the red shorts) sent us these shots of assorted Import Revolution hotties doing a little racing with the help of the Team Losi guys (that’s Todd Hodge in the middle). They vied for two awards: “Overall Best Driver,” which was won by Cathy Shim (in the blue tank top) and “Looked Hottest While Racing,” which went to Natasha Yi (next to Todd on the left). Look for more action like this at RCX!

Second Image: Cherie Roberts, Tila Nguyen, and Natasha Yi

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EXCLUSIVE! Kyosho Mini Inferno

Kyosho’s been a big name in minis since the Mini-Z, and now Big K is ready to launch a major new mini machine: the Mini Inferno. It’s comparable in size to 1/18 scale cars, and runs on six alkaline cells or up to eight of 2/3A-size rechargeable cells. It’s big 380-size motor outclasses the typical 280-size motor found in most other minis, and it’s full of features.

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XRAY takes on 1/8 scale off-road with new XB8 design

XRAY’s upcoming XB8 1/8 scale buggy is not only XRAY’s first nitro-powered car, but the company’s first off-road car as well. Like the XRAY ‘luxury’ cars that came before it, the big buggy will top of the line all the way, ‘and will feature the best of the best – exclusive aluminum and graphite all around the car, special Hudy Spring Steel drive train parts, and other top-quality components’. XRAY is keeping quiet on tech details and has released only this teaser image, but we’re working hard to get more specs and info. Stay tuned…
Check out www.teamxray.com.

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Trinity Mini Spyder 1/18 4WD truck

The mini market has another new player—Trinity’s new “Itsy Bitsy Spyder” (yes, that is in fact it’s real name). This new 1/18 4WD off-road truck comes 100 percent assembled from the factory; has a shaft drive system; front and rear gear diffs; ball bearings in the gearboxes; high performance “Mini” size motor; fully proportional ESC with reverse; high-torque/high-speed steering servo; full size AM radio; it’s available in six different 27MHz frequencies with six different body colors; has low-profile off-road tires (with foam inserts) mounted on chrome dish wheels. The truck comes completely ready-to-run—all that’s left is to install AA batteries (four for the truck) and go! The little Spyder retails for just $199 and is expected to sell for only about $120 on the street. For more information, please visit the Team Trinity website.

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Trinity Mini Spyder 1/18 4WD truck

The mini market has another new player—Trinity’s new “Itsy Bitsy Spyder” (yes, that is in fact it’s real name). This new 1/18 4WD off-road truck comes 100 percent assembled from the factory; has a shaft drive system; front and rear gear diffs; ball bearings in the gearboxes; high performance “Mini” size motor; fully proportional ESC with reverse; high-torque/high-speed steering servo; full size AM radio; it’s available in six different 27MHz frequencies with six different body colors; has low-profile off-road tires (with foam inserts) mounted on chrome dish wheels. The truck comes completely ready-to-run—all that’s left is to install AA batteries (four for the truck) and go! The little Spyder retails for just $199 and is expected to sell for only about $120 on the street. For more information, please visit the Team Trinity website.

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Corally Wins ROAR Carpet On-Road Nats

Team Corally’s Chris Tosolini gives a victory salute (and a great plug for Airtronics) after winning Touring Mod at the ROAR Carpet Nats, held at West Haven CT’s Hobby Chamber. The event also saw victories for Team Trinity/XRAY’s Mike Dumas in 19T Touring, and the first-ever win for a brushless system at a ROAR nats as Team Associated’s Jon Orr won 1/12 Mod using an LRP Sphere and Reedy NEO-1 brushless combo.

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Corally Wins ROAR Carpet On-Road Nats

Team Corally’s Chris Tosolini gives a victory salute (and a great plug for Airtronics) after winning Touring Mod at the ROAR Carpet Nats, held at West Haven CT’s Hobby Chamber. The event also saw victories for Team Trinity/XRAY’s Mike Dumas in 19T Touring, and the first-ever win for a brushless system at a ROAR nats as Team Associated’s Jon Orr won 1/12 Mod using an LRP Sphere and Reedy NEO-1 brushless combo.

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