Chris Tosolini drove his SMC-powered, Fantom-motor Yokomo into the 1/10 Sedan Modified winner's circle at the ROAR On-Road Carpet Nationals. Chris TQ'd the class, ripping up Ripon Speedways Ozite with a blistering 24/5:11.45 run, but only won one of the triple A-Mains (Trinity's Paul Lemieux and Associated's Mike Dumas won the other rounds). But it's all about the points, and Tos had 'em.
Trinity's Josh Cyrul was the big winner in 1/12 Mod, besting Barry Baker and Mike Blackstock. Josh went into the Mains as top-qualifier with 41/8:07.73, and sat out the third main after winning the first two.
In the Nats other classes, Travis Schreven won Stock Touring, TJ Bradley took down the win in 1/12 4-cell stock with SMC power, and David Lee won the 1/12 Masters race, also with SMC cells.
Matt Higgins got his crawl on at the USRCCA (United States Radio Control Crawler Association) Nats in beautiful Moab, Utah for your viewing pleasure in RC Car Action. Look for full coverage in the mag, click here for a taste!
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.
Tamiya and Team Losi scored big wins at the 5th annual Pro-Line Maxx Challenge. Jimmy Jacobson and David Jun lead the TRF squad to a one-two win in Small Block with their Pro-Line fortified TNXs, while Losi's Adam Drake rousted the Big Block guys with his LST. In the Outlaw class, Mugen scored with a MRS-5T truggy wheeled by Boby Tillman. In the non-monster classes, Associated's Jared Tebo smoked the 2WD Truck guys and Mugen's Bobby Tillman took home another trophy by winning the Buggy class.
Frechman Guillaume Vray, driving an RB-powered Mugen MBX-5 Prospec has won the IFMAR World Championship! Details are few right now, but this victory breaks the longest winning stretch in the history of IFMAR competition by Kyosho of six straight wins. Mugen now claims its second victory in 1/8 off-road Worlds competition. American drivers Jeremy Kortz, Mark Pavidis and Chad Bradley finished 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively. Kortz finished on the same lap as the winner and second place finisher, but was in danger of going a lap down according to the time sheet. Pavidis finished two laps down but never crossed the stripe to complete what would have been his 103rd lap. Bradley and the next three drivers are all shown as completing 102 laps.
Congratulations to Guillaume Vray, Mugen Seiki, RB Concept, Futaba and Pro-Line for a hard-fought victory in the 2004 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championship.
Photos and information courtesy of frck.org, the official webisite of the 2004 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championship.
Other American drivers finished in the following positions:
14. Ryan Cavalieri 17. Jason Ashton 18. Jared Tebo 23. Kris Moore 26. Taylor James 32. Travis Amezcua 33. Greg Degani 42. Justin Wheeler 43. Bob Tillman 47. Joshua Wheeler 48. Adam Drake 50. Michael Sharwin 53. Paul Coleman 56. Richard Saxton 59. Bill Hagen 64. Marty Korn 67. Jay Halsey 70. Dean Sexton 76. Eugene Hickerson 88. Greg Waller 90. Travis Scrambling 97. Nick Angelides 101. Lance Norick 108. Kevin Sharp 132. Jeff Keeton 148. Brian Skinner
Tamiya factory driver David Jun was crowned the XMODS Racing League National Champ in Atlanta on Sept. 19, 2004. He competed against many other regional winners to win a super-modified 2004 Acura NSX valued at over $120,000. Congratulations!
Team Associated driver Jared Tebo took the win in the 2WD Mod class at the Pro-Line/RC Car Action Cactus Classic in Scottsdale, AZ, which proves the well-known nitro specialist is an equally talented electric racer. Team Trinity's Ryan Cavalieri won Mod Truck, while Ryan Mayfield finished first in 4WD with his J-Concepts buggy. What do these three drivers have in common? Theyre all 19 years old or younger.
Tamiya shocker! Big T is set to release the Terra Crusher, an all-new nitro monster truck that features an electric-start .18 engine, full independent suspension, 8 shocks, and a 2-speed reversing transmission! We'll have a First Look in "the March issue of Radio Control Car Action complete with exclusive first-drive impressions, but these pictures and specs will have to tide you over until then! Visit Tamiya for more details!
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Length: 560mm Width: 440mm Height: 285mm Wheelbase: 360mm Weight: 5,700 grams Wheel: 87mm x 76mm 5-Spoke w/Chrome plated Tire Size: 176mm/100mm Toe-in Rear: Adjustable Chassis Front Skid: 8 Degrees Engine: .18ci (approx. 3cc) w/ Blue Anodized Head Gear Ratio: FWD 1st 29.67:1 FWD 2nd 20.40:1 RWD 1st 29.67:1 RWD 2nd 20.40:1 Gear Module: 0.8mm pitch for Spur gear and Pinion gear 1.0mm pitch for other gears Chassis: 2.5mm thickness, stamped plate, duralumin Body: Pre-painted and Stickered Polycarbonate Body
Fuel Capacity: 150cc Transmission: 2 Speed Forward and on-the-fly Reverse Suspension: Double wishbone suspension for Front and Rear Damper: Plastic-body, Oil-damper w/ Blue colored Drive Shaft: Plastic Universal shaft for Front and Rear Center Propeller Shaft: Plastic propeller shaft w/ metal universal joint Ball Bearing: Full ball bearings (32pcs.) including 2 one-way bearings Muffler: Resin Muffler w/ Aluminum manifold Brake: Ventilated double disk brake Starter: Battery starter with starter unit Radio: 2-channel transmitter "ADSPEC SPORTS GP" Mechanics: R/C mechanics sealed in mechanical box Servo Unit: High torque steering servo included (torque 9kg/cm) Cooling Fan: Equipped with cooling fan
One of the hottest events at RCX is the SuperCross race. This year, Pro-Lines Scott Hughes and his Mugen machine took the win and $500 on Saturday in the 1/8-scale buggy class. On Sunday, Team Associateds Jared Tebo earned his share of the $1000 purse by putting his RC10GT ahead of the competition.
Prior to our latest dyno test, the most powerful small-block engine we've tested was high-strung .12 competition engine. At 1.6 horsepower, this engine put out more power than any small block of any displacement - until now.
In a recent dyno test for an upcoming issue of RC Nitro magazine, the new OS .18 TZ rear-exhaust engine cranked out a record setting 2.28 bhp at 30,500 rpm. It shatters the 2hp barrier for small-block engines well before anyone else had a chance to get close, making more horsepower than four very prominent big-block engines we've previously tested. The TZ also set a new high mark for torque, measuring an amazing 83.1 oz.-in. at 25,850 rpm.
The new TZ is a ground-up design that features a 5-port configuration with a turbo head and crank. An all-new 3-needle 11K carb features a big 6.5mm venturi for better breathing. For more information on the .18 TZ and other engines, visit the O.S. Engines website. To discuss this new engine at the RC Zone, home of the best RC forums in the world, Click Here.
Longtime Mugen off-road ace Chad Bradley will be joining Adam Drake on the Jammin' squad and running the Jammin X1-CR and CRT for the remainder of the '05 season and on into '06. "I have known Chad a longtime and he is a great person and driver, so we are stoked to have him on the team," says team captain and Jammin' namesake Jay Halsey. Chad's a top five regular in 1/8-scale off-road and Unlimited Monster Truck, so expect results.