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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.
ROAR Mod Nats: Truhe 2WD, Tebo Truck, Hodapp steals 4WD with X-5

ROAR Mod Nats: Truhe 2WD, Tebo Truck, Hodapp steals 4WD with X-5

RC Madness, Enfield, CT: The ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals is a wrap! Mike Truhe won the first two A-Mains to score the 2WD title for Trinity/Team Losi, while Associated/Checkpoint's Jared Tebo took the win in Truck. In 4WD, Greg Hodapp stole the win from TQ Ryan Maifield and wheeled his Peak-powered X-5 conversion (it's basically a single-belt Double-X4) into the winner's circle. Talk about it here.
Peak Racing Powers Pavidis

Peak Racing Powers Pavidis

Longtime Associated driver Mark Pavidis made news when he announced he would run exclusively for Team Kyosho earlier this year, and now he's made a power switch as well. For 2005, Mark will be running Peak Racing Vantage modified motors and PowerFlo Voltage Enhanced batteries in all his electric Kyosho machines, and Blitz 1400 receiver packs in his nitro rides. Looks like Mark also scored a sweet sweatshirt and hat outta the deal too.
RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | No Predators for Associated! APRIL 2002

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.
Worlds Warm-Up: Cavalieri 2WD, Hara 4WD

Worlds Warm-Up: Cavalieri 2WD, Hara 4WD

Colegno, Italy: Ryan Cavalieri and his Trinity-powered B4 were a winning combo at the Worlds warm-up, where Cav took the 2WD trophy after winning all three Mains. He didn't TQ though: on-road hero Atsushi Hara had that honor with his Orion-powered B4. In 4WD, Hara wheeled Durango to TQ and win each of the three Mains. Talk about it at the RC Zone.

2WD RESULTS
TQ: Atsushi Hara
WINNER: Ryan Cavalieri: Associated B4/Trinity
2. Masami Hirosaka: Associated B4/Reedy
3. Dave Montgomery: Associated B4/Reedy
4. Atsushi Hara: associated B4/Orion
5. Travis Amezcua: Team Losi Triple-X KE2/Trinity

4WD RESULTS
TQ: Atsushi Hara
WINNER: Atsushi Hara: Durango/Orion
2. Travis Amezcua: Team Losi/Trinity
3. Gregg Hodapp: X5/Peak
4. Masami Hirosaka: Yokomo proto/Reedy
5. Jukka Steenari: Team Losi/Trinity
Peak Racing Powers Pavidis

Peak Racing Powers Pavidis

Longtime Associated driver Mark Pavidis made news when he announced he would run exclusively for Team Kyosho earlier this year, and now he's made a power switch as well. For 2005, Mark will be running Peak Racing Vantage modified motors and PowerFlo Voltage Enhanced batteries in all his electric Kyosho machines, and Blitz 1400 receiver packs in his nitro rides. Looks like Mark also scored a sweet sweatshirt and hat outta the deal too.
No Predators for Associated! APRIL 2002

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.
Worlds Warm-Up: Cavalieri 2WD, Hara 4WD

Worlds Warm-Up: Cavalieri 2WD, Hara 4WD

Colegno, Italy: Ryan Cavalieri and his Trinity-powered B4 were a winning combo at the Worlds warm-up, where Cav took the 2WD trophy after winning all three Mains. He didn't TQ though: on-road hero Atsushi Hara had that honor with his Orion-powered B4. In 4WD, Hara wheeled Durango to TQ and win each of the three Mains. Talk about it at the RC Zone.

2WD RESULTS
TQ: Atsushi Hara
WINNER: Ryan Cavalieri: Associated B4/Trinity
2. Masami Hirosaka: Associated B4/Reedy
3. Dave Montgomery: Associated B4/Reedy
4. Atsushi Hara: associated B4/Orion
5. Travis Amezcua: Team Losi Triple-X KE2/Trinity

4WD RESULTS
TQ: Atsushi Hara
WINNER: Atsushi Hara: Durango/Orion
2. Travis Amezcua: Team Losi/Trinity
3. Gregg Hodapp: X5/Peak
4. Masami Hirosaka: Yokomo proto/Reedy
5. Jukka Steenari: Team Losi/Trinity
Peak Racing Powers Pavidis

Peak Racing Powers Pavidis

Longtime Associated driver Mark Pavidis made news when he announced he would run exclusively for Team Kyosho earlier this year, and now he's made a power switch as well. For 2005, Mark will be running Peak Racing Vantage modified motors and PowerFlo Voltage Enhanced batteries in all his electric Kyosho machines, and Blitz 1400 receiver packs in his nitro rides. Looks like Mark also scored a sweet sweatshirt and hat outta the deal too.
Corally Wins ROAR Carpet On-Road Nats

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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