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 final national event spanned two days from August 26th to 27th at Tamiya America’s 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. Duy Khuong took the winning honours in GT-1, securing himself a ticket to Japan with Mat Allen and Solomon Figues Jr. coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Mark Santa Ines in GT-2 will join Duy in Japan thanks to his class win ahead of Kevin Smith 2nd and Kevin Cole 3rd.
The final driver to make the trip to the World Championships is M-Chassis champion, Chris Widado who took the title from David Bird and Kevin Niino. The champions in the additional classes are: Bruce Hickman (Formula), Jacob Cruz (GT Novice Spec), Orlando Sherman (FWD), Bruce Hickman (GT Pro Spec) and Edgar Fiallos (Euro-Truck).
The complete event coverage with photos and detailed results can be found here.