Vik claims 4WD TQ at JConcepts Indoor Nats

Vik claims 4WD TQ at JConcepts Indoor Nats

RC America team driver Tyler Vik is the Top Qualifier for 4WD Buggy at the JConcepts Spring Indoor Nationals at Tacoma R/C Racway.  The San Francisco driver claimed the honour with his third TQ run of the day but  felt he didn’t deserve to top the Q3 saying the only reason he got it was because his rivals crashed more. Running old tyres he said this was a bad decision in terms of his front tyres which were too worn. Running AKA Deja Vu on the rear of his Xray XB4 he said for tomorrow he will run a fresh set of Pin Stripes.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Smith ends Schoettler’s qualifying reign

Smith

Luke Smith ended Michael Schoettler’s domination of qualifying at the JConcepts Spring Indoor Nationals at Tacoma R/C Raceway, the Associated driver TQ’ing the penultimate round of qualifying by 1.685 seconds from the Q1 & 2 pace setter.  Kyosho driver Ryan Matesa made it an all local Top 3 with Team Associated’s Brent Thielke the best of the visitors with the 5th fastest time.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Another TQ run for Schoettler

Another TQ run for Schoettler

Michael Schoettler put in another flawless drive at his home track to TQ the second round of 2WD Buggy qualifying at the JConcepts Spring Indoor Nationals.  Having topped Q1, this time round the 18-year-old’s took the qualifier by an even larger 6.2-second advantage from Steven Hartson.  The Top 3 for the second of the four scheduled qualifiers at Tacoma R/C Raceway was completed by another quick local as Kyosho driver Ryan Matesa laid down his first 20-lap run ahead of TLR’s JR Mitch.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Vik TQ’s opening Tacoma 4WD qualifier

Vik TQ's opening Tacoma 4WD qualifier

RC America team driver Tyler Vik has TQ’d the opening round of 4WD Buggy Qualifying at the JConcepts Spring Indoor Nationals, his Xray outpacing World Champion Steven Hartson by 3-seconds around the Tacoma R/C Racway track.  Local racer JC Johnson made it three different manufacturers at the top of the time sheets as he posted the 3rd fastest time, his TLR22-4 just 6/10ths off Hartson’s time.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Schoettler tops 1st JConcepts qualifier

Schoettler tops 1st JConcepts qualifier

Having topped timed practice yesterday at the JConcepts Spring Indoor Nationals in Washington State, local ace Michael Schoettler backed it up with a TQ run in the opening round of 2WD Buggy qualifying at Tacoma RC Raceway.  The Associated driver dominated the round running a time almost 5-seconds quicker than fellow local Luke Smith.  Winner of the opening race of the series in St.Louis Tanner Denney was the best of the visitors the Associated team driver opening qualifying with 3rd for the round.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Murfdogg Physco SC truck kit

Murfdogg Physco SC truck kit

U.S. company Murfdogg introduce the Physco SC truck kit. Especially designed for the use on high-bite tracks such as sugared clay and astro turf, the truck features a mid motor layout with a 4-gear transmission and a centre biased weight distribution. The kit is made from 3mm and 3.5mm quasi-isometric carbon fibre sheets including the chassis plate, chassis stiffeners, front shock tower, rear shock tower, battery locators, battery hold down strap, transmission brace/camber plate, an rear body mount brace. Other parts include silicone nitride diff balls, VTS slipper assembly, full ceramic ball bearings, Pro-Line and DE Racing wheels as well as a Pro-Line Evo racing body.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

MRRC Raceway 2nd Annual Super Challenge – Report

MRRC Raceway 2nd Annual Super Challenge – Report

The 2014 Nitro Season began this past weekend on Long Island, NY at MRRC Raceway for the 2nd annual MRRC Super Challenge. Over 140 entries from NY, NJ, CT, PA, MA and even Canada made the trip to run on the newly built Joey “The Dirt” Christensen layout. Round one of Nitro Buggy qualifying would go to Mugen’s Jerome Treignier from Quebec Canada followed by Associated’s Gunnar Rieck & TLR’s Jay Bless. Round Two would see TLR’s Anthony Mazzara reset the TQ with team mate Stephen Plackis less than 2 seconds behind.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

2014 ROAR Electric Carpet Regionals – Report

2014 ROAR Electric Carpet Regionals – Report

TQ RC Racing hosted the ROAR Region 12 regional championships with 60 competitors raced in 7 different rubber and foam tire classes at the indoor carpet track in Southern California. In Modified Sedan taking the win after a race long battle was top qualifier Fred Hubbard just a few seconds ahead of second place Peter Chuu with newcomer to the class Kyle Goodwine rounding out the top three.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Drivers get accustomed to Tacoma RC Raceway

Drivers get accustomed to Tacoma RC Raceway

Playing host to its first ever JConcepts Indoor National Series race and being the first time for all of the series’ front running drivers to visit Scott Brown’s Tacoma RC Raceway in Washington State, drivers have used the day to get accustomed to the track. Having run a day of open practice, drivers have had plenty of opportunity to get in a lot of track time but it won’t be until this evening’s single round of controlled practice that will determine the seeding of the heats for tomorrow’s qualifying that we will get an indication of drivers true form.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Team Associated B5 & B5M flat sensor wires

Team Associated B5 & B5M flat sensor wires

Team Associated introduce new flat sensor wires in two dimensions ideal for the B5 and B5M buggy. Coming as 125mm “B5″ and 175mm “B5M” variant the wires make for a very clean wiring job with five additional wires from 70mm to 270mm being also available.

Source: Team Associated [rc10.com]

Friday, April 11, 2014

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