The 2017 TCS Finals concluded at Tamiya America’s racing facility in Aliso Viejo, California after 13 regional races that ran across the country. The 2017 TCS season kicked off in January in Fresno, California and ended in August in Jackson, New Jersey! Other regional state race locations included, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Connecticut, and Washington.
The finale national event spanned two days from August 26-27 at Tamiya America’s amazing R&D race track in Aliso Viejo, California. This year’s final celebrates 23 years of on-road Tamiya R/C car racing. There are eight new class champions, three of which will be representing the USA at the Tamiya World Championships in November; an event during the Tamiya Fair held in Shizuoka-City, Japan. The three class-champions that will be moving on to the Tamiya World Championships are: Duy Khuong (GT-1), Mark Santa Ines (GT-2) and Chris Widado (M-Chassis). The champions in the additional classes are: Bruce Hickman (F-1), Jacob Cruz (GT Novice Spec), Orlando Sherman (FWD), Bruce Hickman (GT Pro Spec) and Edgar Fiallos (Euro-Truck). Congratulations to all the winners and good luck in Japan!
The Tamiya Championship Series is a radio-controlled car racing competition that is organized by Tamiya America, Inc. with the regional support of participating hobby retailers throughout the USA. Rules and Regulations have been developed to promote fair competition with the exclusive use of Tamiya branded R/C car and accessory products designed for the enthusiastic racing hobbyist in mind.
For complete event coverage with photos and detailed results make sure to visit the Tamiya TCS page:
Congrats to Mark Santa Ines (GT-2), Duy Khuong (GT-1), and Chris Widado (M-Chassis). You’re going to Japan!
F1 class winners Bruce Hickman (1), Craig Hammon (2) and Garen Hagobian (3)
SpecNovice winners Jacob Cruz (1), Jason Shin (2), Maco Laroya (3)
GT ProSpec winners Bruce Hickman (1), Tyree Phillips (2), Erik Wippler (3)
M-Chassis winners Chris Widado (1), David Bird (2), Kevin Niino (3)
GT2 winners Marc A. Santa Ines (1), Kevin Smith (2), Kevin Cole (3)
GT-1 winners Duy Khuong (1), Mat Allen (2), Solomon Figues Jr. (3)
FWD winners Orlando Sherman (1), Kevin Cole (2), Justin Morgan (3)
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