XRAY, Custom Works Win Big at Snowbirds

Ralph Burch delivered Team XRAY their first pro-class win in the U.S. by taking the Touring Pro Mod class at the Snowbird Nationals, and left-turn legend Frank Polimeda wheeled a prototype Custom Works car to take the Factory Mod win on the oval. These were just two of the 14 classes at the ‘Bird, which combines on-road and oval events in one non-stop week of practice, qualifying, and racing; for a complete list of classes and winners, click here. And stay tuned for Kenny’s wrap-up of the day-by-day action!

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Vray, Mugen, RB Concepts win the Worlds!

Frechman Guillaume Vray, driving an RB-powered Mugen MBX-5 Prospec has won the IFMAR World Championship! Details are few right now, but this victory breaks the longest winning stretch in the history of IFMAR competition by Kyosho of six straight wins. Mugen now claims its second victory in 1/8 off-road Worlds competition. American drivers Jeremy Kortz, Mark Pavidis and Chad Bradley finished 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively. Kortz finished on the same lap as the winner and second place finisher, but was in danger of going a lap down according to the time sheet. Pavidis finished two laps down but never crossed the stripe to complete what would have been his 103rd lap. Bradley and the next three drivers are all shown as completing 102 laps.

Congratulations to Guillaume Vray, Mugen Seiki, RB Concept, Futaba and Pro-Line for a hard-fought victory in the 2004 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championship.

Photos and information courtesy of frck.org, the official webisite of the 2004 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championship.

Other American drivers finished in the following positions:

• 14. Ryan Cavalieri
• 17. Jason Ashton
• 18. Jared Tebo
• 23. Kris Moore
• 26. Taylor James
• 32. Travis Amezcua
• 33. Greg Degani
• 42. Justin Wheeler
• 43. Bob Tillman
• 47. Joshua Wheeler
• 48. Adam Drake
• 50. Michael Sharwin
• 53. Paul Coleman
• 56. Richard Saxton
• 59. Bill Hagen
• 64. Marty Korn
• 67. Jay Halsey
• 70. Dean Sexton
• 76. Eugene Hickerson
• 88. Greg Waller
• 90. Travis Scrambling
• 97. Nick Angelides
• 101. Lance Norick
• 108. Kevin Sharp
• 132. Jeff Keeton
• 148. Brian Skinner


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Vray, Mugen, RB Concepts win the Worlds!

Frechman Guillaume Vray, driving an RB-powered Mugen MBX-5 Prospec has won the IFMAR World Championship! Details are few right now, but this victory breaks the longest winning stretch in the history of IFMAR competition by Kyosho of six straight wins. Mugen now claims its second victory in 1/8 off-road Worlds competition. American drivers Jeremy Kortz, Mark Pavidis and Chad Bradley finished 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively. Kortz finished on the same lap as the winner and second place finisher, but was in danger of going a lap down according to the time sheet. Pavidis finished two laps down but never crossed the stripe to complete what would have been his 103rd lap. Bradley and the next three drivers are all shown as completing 102 laps.

Congratulations to Guillaume Vray, Mugen Seiki, RB Concept, Futaba and Pro-Line for a hard-fought victory in the 2004 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championship.

Photos and information courtesy of frck.org, the official webisite of the 2004 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championship.

Other American drivers finished in the following positions:

• 14. Ryan Cavalieri
• 17. Jason Ashton
• 18. Jared Tebo
• 23. Kris Moore
• 26. Taylor James
• 32. Travis Amezcua
• 33. Greg Degani
• 42. Justin Wheeler
• 43. Bob Tillman
• 47. Joshua Wheeler
• 48. Adam Drake
• 50. Michael Sharwin
• 53. Paul Coleman
• 56. Richard Saxton
• 59. Bill Hagen
• 64. Marty Korn
• 67. Jay Halsey
• 70. Dean Sexton
• 76. Eugene Hickerson
• 88. Greg Waller
• 90. Travis Scrambling
• 97. Nick Angelides
• 101. Lance Norick
• 108. Kevin Sharp
• 132. Jeff Keeton
• 148. Brian Skinner


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Team Associated RC18T Spy Shots!!!

We uncovered a major secret during a routine visit with Team Associated recently. Tucked away in a partially opened cabinet, we couldn’t help but notice a suspicious little truck with a mini T4 body. Apparently someone left the cabinet open and before the engineers could wrestle us to the ground, we snapped off a couple of pictures it.

For more information and pictures, please visit the Radio Control Zone forums.They may not be the greatest shots, but you’re looking at a prototype of the A-Team’s new RC18T mini truck. Look closely and you’ll notice the aluminum propeller shaft running down the center of the chassis. Yes the truck is 4WD and it will also include oil-filled shocks, front and rear diffs and it’s compatible with the many wheels and tires designed for the Losi Mini-T. The chassis has room to install a six cell flat pack on the left side of the chassis and the motor, ESC, receiver and steering servo are mounted on the right.

According to Associated, an RC18T RTR is already in the works and they might even release a kit version. LRP is working on a special ESC and motor for the RTR version, but the truck is designed to use the current crop of motors, batteries and other micro electronics. Keep checking back, because we’ll have better shots of the RC18T soon.

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Full-size Traxxas Monster Truck!

540-cubic inches! Blown and alcohol-injected! Traxxas announced their entry into the real world of mega-horsepower, car-crushing monster trucks with a full-size Traxxas T-Maxx. The giant T-Maxx uses only the latest state-of-the-art chassis and suspension hardware, combined with an ear-splitting 1500+ horsepower engine. The Traxxas T-Maxx will be driven by 15-year veteran pro driver John Seasock of Sudden Impact fame. The Traxxas T-Maxx isn’t a poser or an amusement park ride. It’s the real deal that will compete in pro-level USHRA Monster Jam® competition against the Gravedigger®, Maximum Destruction*, and other top contenders.

Click Here for more information and feedback on this topic at the RC Zone Forum.

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XRAY reveals T2

It’s here, XRAY’s follow-up to the innovative T1 series. There’s way more new stuff going on than you’ll ever spot in this thumbnail, so be sure to Click Here for the full story and more pics.

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XRAY reveals T2

It’s here, XRAY’s follow-up to the innovative T1 series. There’s way more new stuff going on than you’ll ever spot in this thumbnail, so be sure to Click Here for the full story and more pics.

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JR Racing XS3 Synthesizing Radio System

No crystals! JR Racing’s new XS3 is available on 27 and 75mHz bands, with on-screen transmitter frequency adjustability. The included receiver uses a pair of dials with detents to set frequency (one dial on 27mHz model). For more info, click here, and check out the April issue of RCCA for a review!. Talk about here.

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