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The 1st Annual PRCR Invitational was held this past weekend in Portland, Oregon at Portland R/C Raceway. This is the home track for Kyosho America & Peak Racing Team Manager Joe Pillars. JP helped organize this event and would also race. The goal was to have the top drivers from each of the 3 major manufactures in attendance (Kyosho, Associated, Losi). This would become reality with Jared Tebo attending from Kyosho/Team Orion, Ryan Cavalieri attending from Team Associated/Team Orion and Dustin Evans attending for Team Losi/X-Celorin. The race would consist of over 100 entries after everything was calculated.
The race format consisted of 3-6 Minute Qualifiers using the Rocket Round format (single fastest run counts) on Saturday. Then Sunday the lower main bump-ups would be ran first, followed by Triple A-Mains for all classes. The top 7 drivers after qualifying would go straight to the A-Main with a 1 car bum-up from the lower mains.
In the Stock Short Course Class it was privateer Jaromy Smallwood who TQ’ed overall with his Kyosho Ultima SC. Jaromy went on to win the first 2 A-Mains to take home the Championship!
Overall Top 3 for Stock Short Course
- Jaromy Smallwood (TQ) Kyosho Ultima SC
- Lance Norton Kyosho Ultima SC
- Chris Nealeigh AE SC10
In the Modified Short Course Class it was Kyosho Driver Andy DiBrino who would TQ overall with his Kyosho Ultima SC. Andy went on to win A-Main #2 and A-Main #3 to take home the Championship!
Overall Top 3 for Modified Short Course
- Andy DiBrino (TQ) Kyosho Ultima SC
- Tim Weidemann Kyosho Ultima SC
- Nick Monti AE SC10
Both Jaromy and Andy used Jared Tebo’s Short Course Showdown Set-Up and their Kyosho Ultima SC’s with AKA Super Soft Wishbone Tires and all genuine Kyosho option parts!
Kyosho Option Parts Used Jaromy and Andy:
W5196V – Velvet Coated Front Shock Set
W5198V – Velvet Coated Rear Shock Set
W5198-70 – Rear Shock Springs #70
W5199-75 – Front Shock Springs #75
UMW601 – Rear Universal Set
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