The 1st Annual Toys for Tots Race was held last weekend at Portland R/C Raceway. PRCR is the newest electric off-road facility in the North-West that opened their doors only 1 short month ago. Top drivers from Washington and Oregon came to support this great cause and helped raise a lot of gifts for underprivileged children. At the end of the 1-day event, over 80 gifts were donated by the racers.
In the 2wd Modified Buggy Class it was Kyosho America/Team Orion/Peak Racing Team Manager Joe Pillars who set the overall TQ with his Team Orion powered Kyosho RB5-SP. In the main event Pillars and Kyosho/Orion teammate Shaun Dunlap quickly pulled way from the field and had good battle for the first half of the race. Pillars never made a mistake and went on to take the win by over half a lap. Dunlap would finish in 2nd with Kyosho driver Roger Seim in 3rd. This making it a Kyosho 1,2,3 sweep in the 2wd Modified Class! Kyosho also had 7 out of the top 10 cars in the A-Main!
2wd Modified Overall Top 3
1. Joe Pillars (TQ) – Kyosho RB5-SP
2. Shaun Dunlap – Kyosho RB5-SP
3. Roger Seim – Kyosho RB5-SP
In the Modified Truck Class it was Kyosho’s Shaun Dunlap who set the overall TQ with his Team Orion powered Kyosho RT5. In the main event Dunlap and Pillars once again quickly pulled away from the field. With 2-minutes left in the race, a pile up on the straight took Pillars out of the race and Dunlap cruised home for the win. Four Season’s locals Mike Brown would finish 2nd and Chris Gould would finish 3rd both using Kyosho RT5’s. This would also make it a Kyosho 1,2,3 sweep in the Modified Truck Class! Kyosho also had 6 out of the top 10 trucks in the A-Main!
Truck Modified Overall Top 3
1. Shaun Dunlap (TQ) – Kyosho RT5
2. Mike Brown – Kyosho RT5
3. Chris Gould – Kyosho RT5
In the 4wd Modified Class it was Kyosho’s Roger Seim who set the overall TQ with his Team Orion powered Kyosho Lazer ZX5-FS. At the start of the main, Roger set a fast pace that couldn’t be matched. Roger would end up taking the win by over a lap and completing the sweep for Kyosho for all 3 Modified Classes! Kyosho also had half the field in the 4wd Modified Class!
4wd Modified Overall Top 3
1. Roger Seim (TQ) – Kyosho Lazer ZX5-FS
2. Terry Reed – Associated B44
3. Monty Houston – Kyosho Lazer ZX5-FS