Portland, Oregon recently played host to the ROAR 2004 Paved On-road Electric Nationals. The event took place in the Holiday Inn parking lot. The track was wide open with plenty of room for passing. In the end, Atsushi Hara with his Orion powered HPI Pro 4 took TQ and top honors in Touring Car Mod class, and won 1/12-scale Mod as well. Alex Lopez driving a Trinity-powered XRAY won Touring Car Stock. Paul Wynn, piloting a Reedy powered Schumacher Mi2 sedan, took top honors in the 19-turn class. Congratulations to all of the winners in all of the classes. Complete coverage of this event will appear in Car Action Magazine soon.
In the spirit of advancing the sport of R/C, Hitec USA proudly announces the 2nd. Field and Track Improvement Fund Awards. Ten, $1000 cash prizes are up for grabs, and will be awarded to the ten most deserving R/C clubs and organizations that apply. Click here.
Team Losi drivers made history at the 2002 IFMAR Off-Road World Championships taking the top qualifying position and finishing first and second in both the 2WD and 4WD classes. This years event, held in Pretoria, South Africa, marks the first time a single RC car manufacturer has won and TQd every class at the most prestigious off-road event in the world. Matt Francis and his Trinity-powered Team Losi Triple-X4 prototype and Triple-X buggies took the top qualifying positions in both 4WD and 2WD, and Matt went on to win the 2WD class with teamate Brian Kinwald in tow. Jukka Steenari, the 2000 IFMAR 4WD champ and Team Losis newest engineer, repeated as the 4WD World Champion using Orion power. Matt was a close second in a race that saw Team Losi cars finish 1-2-3-4-5-7-9, and overall, more A-Main finalists at the Worlds used Team Losi cars than all other manufactures combined.
Congratulations to Team Losi, and stay tuned for reports from the IFMAR On-Road Worlds soon!
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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