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RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Cavalieri Joins Associated

Cavalieri Joins Associated

Longtime Losi racer and podium regular Ryan Cavalieri will be making the switch to the A-Team for the remainder of the 05’ season. Pudge will run both gas and electric cars for Associated, but no change-ups are planned in the power department: he's sticking with Trinity motors and batteries and Sirio engines. Ryan's racing schedule should be booked pretty solid, as he is also running an Inferno 777 for Kyosho. Associated, Trinity, Sirio, Kyosho...that’s a lot of T-shirts to pack.

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East Coast Crew Rocks 1/18 Nats

East Coast Crew Rocks 1/18 Nats

The first-ever 1/18th Scale Truck Nationals was held this weekend at RC Madness in Enfield CT. Eric Desrosiers (the guy with the flourescent light stuck in his head) took home first place in the 4WD Stock and 4WD Mod classes with his Associated RC18T, while Mark Smyka (far left) dominated 2WD Stock and 2WD Mod with his Losi Mini-T. Other winners of the weekend included Rich Johnson (SMC 1/10 Stadium Truck), Zack Barry (Novice), Jeff Wineholt (Castle Creations 4WD brushless), Tim Mohr (Castle Creations 2WD Brushless and DuraTrax Mini Monster), and Neil Dickey (Race Prep E-Maxx). Good racin’ guys, and a big thanks to RC Madness’ Chris Marcy and Team Associated for putting the race together.

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Easton now backed by Trinity, Losi, Novak

Easton now backed by Trinity, Losi, Novak

Billy Easton bounced around a bit after leaving Team Associated, but it looks like the reigning IFMAR electric off-road World Champ now has finally put down some real roots. Billy just signed with juggernauts Team Losi and Team Trinity, and will equip his cars with Novak electronic gear to race both on-road and off-road classes in 2005.
Associated announces RC18B!

Associated announces RC18B!

Just when you thought the mini scene couldn't get any hotter, BAM, the A-Team goes buggy! Get the full story here and give your feedback. Now if only they'd build a 1/10 four wheeler...
East Coast Crew Rocks 1/18 Nats

East Coast Crew Rocks 1/18 Nats

The first-ever 1/18th Scale Truck Nationals was held this weekend at RC Madness in Enfield CT. Eric Desrosiers (the guy with the flourescent light stuck in his head) took home first place in the 4WD Stock and 4WD Mod classes with his Associated RC18T, while Mark Smyka (far left) dominated 2WD Stock and 2WD Mod with his Losi Mini-T. Other winners of the weekend included Rich Johnson (SMC 1/10 Stadium Truck), Zack Barry (Novice), Jeff Wineholt (Castle Creations 4WD brushless), Tim Mohr (Castle Creations 2WD Brushless and DuraTrax Mini Monster), and Neil Dickey (Race Prep E-Maxx). Good racin’ guys, and a big thanks to RC Madness’ Chris Marcy and Team Associated for putting the race together.

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Ryan flying at Losi Champs

Ryan flying at Losi Champs

The 4th annual Team Losi Off-Road Championships was hosted by the Minnreg RC Club in Tampa FL, but it may may as well have been called Cavalieriville. Ryan dominated the event by TQing and winning all the Factory electric classes with his Trinity-powered Associated rides. Cavalieri's Sirio-equipped RC10GT was the truck to beat in the Factory Nitro Truck class, but he gave up the win to Team Losi's Adam Drake after Adam exploited his Triple-XNT’s quick-change wheel feature to move into the lead with fresh rubber as Ryan’s GT slowed due to worn tires.

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RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Cav takes two at Pro-Line Maxx Challenge

Cav takes two at Pro-Line Maxx Challenge

Over 200 racers attended the 2006 Pro-Line Nitro Maxx Challenge and the competition was fierce in all 5 racing classes. Team Associated/Kyosho factory driver Ryan Cavalieri finished first in both the 1/10 Gas Truck and 1/8 Buggy classes, but they achievement didn’t come easy; he snuck past OFNA/Jammin driver Chad Bradley on the last lap of the Buggy A-main and finished on the same lap as Cody King in Gas Truck. Bradley TQ’d the Outlaw Class and his teammate Taylor James scored the first place finish. Mike Battaile won the Small Block class with his Traxxas Revo and Kenny Johnson came out on top of the Big Block class with his Associated Monster GT. See more pics and talk about it here.
Ryan Cavaleri wins IFMAR title for Losi

Ryan Cavaleri wins IFMAR title for Losi

Team Losi Triple-X Graphite Plus buggies
dominate A-Main
It's official: Team Losi's Ryan Cavalieri is the new IFMAR 4WD World Champion! With wins in the first and third A-Mains, Cavalieri sewed up another 4WD title for the Losi guys. Top Qualifier Brian Kinwald finished second, and Mike Truhe rolled into third. All three drove Team Losi Triple-X4 Graphite Plus buggies, as did six of the other Main-makers. Associated's Billy Easton was the only driver not wheeling a Losi (he ran Yokomo's new MR4-BC Special to finish 8th overall). Click here for results courtesy of Team Losi, and click here more info at the Team Losi site! Click here to read how A-Main 3 went down!
Results! ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nats

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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Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout: Cavalieri doubles, Maifield and Truhe score in 2WD and 4WD

Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout: Cavalieri doubles, Maifield and Truhe score in 2WD and 4WD

Jimmy Babcock’s popular Shootout was the scene of yet another victory for RC’s new vanguard of off-road talent. Team Trinity/Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri won both Gas Truck and Modified Truck with his Factory Team GT and T4 trucks, while Ryan Maifield won Modified 2WD with his Reedy-powered B4. In four-wheel, Team Trinity/Losi’s Mike Truhe wheeled a Triple-X4 to the podium’s top step.Click here for discussion at the Zone.
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Factory Modified 2WD
1 Ryan Maifield Associated B4
2 Jared Tebo Associated B4
3 Billy Easton Losi BK2
4 Mike Truhe Losi BK2
5 Travis Amezcua Losi BK2

Factory Modified 4WD
1 Mike Truhe Losi Triple-X4
2 Ryan Cavalieri J-Concepts BJ4
3 Dave Montgomery J-Concepts BJ4
4 Greg Hodapp X-5
5 Billy Fischer Losi Triple-X4

Factory Modified Truck
1 Ryan Cavalieri Associated FT T4
2 Jared Tebo Associated FT T4
3 Dave Montgomery Associated FT T4
4 Ryan Maifield Associated FT T4
5 Travis Amezcua Losi MF2

Factory Gas Truck
1 Ryan Cavalieri Associated FT GT
2 Jared Tebo Associated FT GT
3 Marty Korn Associated FT GT
4 Philip Atondo Losi AD2
5 Joe Pillars Associated FT GT
Ryan Cavaleri wins IFMAR title for Losi

Ryan Cavaleri wins IFMAR title for Losi

Team Losi Triple-X Graphite Plus buggies
dominate A-Main
It's official: Team Losi's Ryan Cavalieri is the new IFMAR 4WD World Champion! With wins in the first and third A-Mains, Cavalieri sewed up another 4WD title for the Losi guys. Top Qualifier Brian Kinwald finished second, and Mike Truhe rolled into third. All three drove Team Losi Triple-X4 Graphite Plus buggies, as did six of the other Main-makers. Associated's Billy Easton was the only driver not wheeling a Losi (he ran Yokomo's new MR4-BC Special to finish 8th overall). Click here for results courtesy of Team Losi, and click here more info at the Team Losi site! Click here to read how A-Main 3 went down!
Pro racers Scott Hughes and Jared Tebo take home $1000 at RCX

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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