Results! ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nats

The ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals just wrapped at Gears R/C in Harlingen, Texas. This was the first time monster trucks were officially recognized as a class. Jay Halsey took top honors in the monster truck class driving a prototype Jammin’ Truggy powered by a big block.
Jason Ashton pulled out to an early lead driving a Mugen MSR X5-T, but suffered mechanical troubles that would take him out of contention.
Jared Tebo took the top spot in the 1/10 stadium truck class driving a Team Associated RC10GT. Word has it that Tebo’s truck was fitted with custom quick-change rear hubs, which allowed a rear tire change half way through the race. Tebo reportedly had a large lead, lost a critical screw in the suspension, was brought into the pits to have a new screw installed, and still made it back on the track in first place.
Team Kyosho’s Mark Pavidis and Trinity/Kyosho driver Ryan Cavalieri battled for almost the entire 1/8 buggy A-main. With just two laps to go, Cavalieri jumped over the top of Pavidis for the lead and the eventual win.

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Pro racers Scott Hughes and Jared Tebo take home $1000 at RCX

One of the hottest events at RCX is the SuperCross race. This year, Pro-Line’s Scott Hughes and his Mugen machine took the win and $500 on Saturday in the 1/8-scale buggy class. On Sunday, Team Associated’s Jared Tebo earned his share of the $1000 purse by putting his RC10GT ahead of the competition.

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Pro racers Scott Hughes and Jared Tebo take home $1000 at RCX

One of the hottest events at RCX is the SuperCross race. This year, Pro-Line’s Scott Hughes and his Mugen machine took the win and $500 on Saturday in the 1/8-scale buggy class. On Sunday, Team Associated’s Jared Tebo earned his share of the $1000 purse by putting his RC10GT ahead of the competition.

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Teemu Reigns Supremo

Schumacher’s Teemu Leino returned to pro RC racing with a convincing win against some of Europe’s best drivers at the Nordic Touring Car Championship. Teemu qualified fourth with a prototype Schumacher MI2 tourer, and went on to win the event in the triple A-Mains. Welcome back Teemu—and when do we get to see that Schumacher M12 up close?

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No Predators for Associated! APRIL 2002

Team Associated recently announced their drivers would run Tenth Technology Predators in the 4WD class at the IFMAR off-road worlds, but has since scrapped plans to run the iconoclastic British machines (although Craig Drescher may be an exception). According to Associated, Tenth Tech simply could not provide the cars soon enough for the Team drivers to build and dial them in. So what will the A-Team’s 4WD pilots be running in Africa? Whatever they want! Billy Easton and Mark Pavidis will race TC3-derived buggies hand-built with German conversion parts, but don’t look for a production Associated 4-wheeler to come of it; the company strongly asserts there are no plans to build a 4WD buggy.

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No Predators for Associated! APRIL 2002

Team Associated recently announced their drivers would run Tenth Technology Predators in the 4WD class at the IFMAR off-road worlds, but has since scrapped plans to run the iconoclastic British machines (although Craig Drescher may be an exception). According to Associated, Tenth Tech simply could not provide the cars soon enough for the Team drivers to build and dial them in. So what will the A-Team’s 4WD pilots be running in Africa? Whatever they want! Billy Easton and Mark Pavidis will race TC3-derived buggies hand-built with German conversion parts, but don’t look for a production Associated 4-wheeler to come of it; the company strongly asserts there are no plans to build a 4WD buggy.

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On-Road Upset!

Tamiya earned its first-ever World Championship title thanks to Thailand’s fast (and unpronounceable) Surikarn Chaidajsuriya, who drove his Reedy-powered TRF 414M II to third, second, and first-place finishes in the three A-Mains to win the title(which makes a staggering 24 IFMAR Worlds victories for Reedy power). Barry Baker, Billy Easton and Chris Tosolini were the Americans in the show, which saw Barry TQ with his TC3. He could have won it all, but Barry damaged his car in a crash during the final laps of the third Main.

In 1/12 scale, Masami Hirosaka proved he still has the World Champ mojo by TQing the class and winning the first two A-Mains. This earned Masami the right to sit out the third Main as the rest of the field battled for the lower podium steps.

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Trinity Reflex touring car to debut at Reedy Race MAY 2001

We know for certain that Trinity is currently developing electric and nitro touring platforms to be dubbed the Reflex T and Reflex NT. Jim Dieter, Trinity’s motor man, accomplished designer, and skilled racer in his own right, is said to be the primary architect of the project (you may remember Trinity used the Reflex name for a Jim Dieter-designed dirt oval car back in the day). It’s rumored that ace driver Josh Cyrul will race a test mule at the upcoming Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions. When we get more information on the cars’ details, we’ll be sure to let you know, but in the meantime Trinity has confirmed that the nitro-powered Reflex will be the first to hit the shelves.

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