Tamiya USA, Aliso Viejo, CA: Team Associated's Craig Drescher was the Invitational Class winner at the 2005 Reedy Race, which also marked the Factory Team TC4's competition debut... Jilles Groskamp took second with his XRAY T1FK, and Hot Bodies' Atsushi Hara wheeled the new Cyclone in for third. Meanwhile, in Open Mod, Josh Numan set the top qualifying time with his Team Losi JRX-S and lead a 1-2 finish with fellow Team Losi JRX-S driver Mike Truhe.
Venom is putting the finishing touches on an all-new micro monster machine, the Mini Giant. The 4WD, ready-to-run truck features a 3-link/solid-axle suspension, gear diffs, polycarbonate body, and a unique "non-polarity" battery system--you can install the batteries in any direction! Click over to Venom Racing at www.venom-racing.com for details, more pictures, and downloadable video of the Mini Giant in action.
What better way to give HPI's Baja 5B a kickoff than a trip to Mexico for an off-road adventure with Wide Open Baja? Click here for a teaser, and look for the full story of HPI's party on the peninsula in the March issue!
Our own West Coast Editor Jason Sams just did a spot on "Attack of the Show," the G4 channel's tech-savvy magazine-style program. Along with pre-taped trackside action, Jay showed off his Kyosho Inferno 777 and drove his Mini Inferno for a live spot in the studio. Click the link to see the vid and talk about it! Jason on G4
That's right, Trinity 1/18 scale truck will be the first brushless-powered RTR mini. The new Cobalt B mini-motor provides the power, and a Castle Creations Mamba speed control will be standard. Click Here for more info and feedback at the Radio Control Zone.
Josh Cyrul was on a roll in Cleveland over the Thanksgiving holiday at the U.S. Indoor Champs. Cyrul won the highly anticipated Mod Sedan class for Team XRAY after getting around TQ and Team Losi driver Paul Lemieux at the start of the race. Cyrul never looked back although he was pursued by the eager Losi driver to the very end. Joshs winning streak continued during the 1/12 Mod class and easily won the race even though several other drivers including TQ Mike Blackstock were in the hunt.