This years Kyosho Masters race, held in Nagano, is over and at the end it was former World Champion Yuichi Kanai who won the Pro event, ahead of fellow Japanese driver Atsushi Kawamoto with Raul Peris Eugenio of Spain rounding out the top 3. Of course the racing at this type of event in itself isn’t so important, but good for building team moral as well as building a few egos and settling some inter team rivalry.
The Reedy Truck Race of Champions is finished and it was a close race in the Electric mod truck class with Jared Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri tied for points after the 3 finals so the title had to be decided by shortest overall times, and so Tebo won, in a repeat of the 1-2 at the recent US 4wd buggy Nats.
In the Gas truck class it was Ryan Mayfield who won ahead of the ever present Tebo.
This weekend saw the 2nd running of the RB Meeting race, organised by the local importer RB Italia, at the Pista di Capua in Italy. All racers had to run with RB motors and as expected, French racer, RB employee and European Champion Yannick Aigoin took the victory ahead of Samuele Lenzi with fellow Italian Gerardo De Lucia in 3rd.
I wanted to report on this earlier but decided i should leave it for a quieter day. Well that day has come. This video is a TV advertisement from the guys at the RC Pro Series over in the US. It will be shown on Regional TV and it promotes the upcoming Nitro Off Road finals that are being held at the Rockford Metro Arena in Illinois on November 6th – 12th (altough the video says 9th to 11th?).
The TV ads start on October 23rd on WIFR 23 on the Morning Show, during the Letterman Show and during According to Jim. WIFR will be doing a Monster Truck giveaway from Losi as well as tickets to the event. Myself and one of the Team Losi guys will be on the Morning Show monday November 6th to talk about the event and show off some cars.
This is one well promoted event as they also have a radio advertising campaign in place, leading up to event.
One of our readers alerted us to the forum thread on rctech.net that shows that some confusion seems to have surrounded the hosting of the 2007 1/8th scale IFMAR World Championships. Originally allocated to Argentina, a member of the South African event hosting committee posted on the forum back in September telling people that the TRAP facility in South Africa had been granted the event after original hosts Argentina had fallen through.
As both countries fall under FAMAR (South America, Africa) they claimed that they had been given verbal confirmation of the hosting change and even with no written confirmation from IFMAR they went ahead promoting the event and placed notification on their website. This notification was retracted last week and an statement issued after the situation was cleared up by IFMAR and it was reconfirmed that Argentina, as normal, would host the 2007 blue ribboned event.
You can read the forum thread here, and check out the very nice TRAP facility here.
It appears that the US Open Fuel Sedan Championships, being held at the Kissimmee track in Florida at the start of November, will be quite the competitive race. With a lot of top names in the entry list already and high traction guaranteed thanks to new sealer having been laid down on the track recently, we are assured of some quality action.
Top drivers already entered include:
– Josh Cyrul
– Chris Tosolini
– Joel Johnson
– Scotty Gray
– Michael Salven
– Paolo Morganti
The well connected team over at Neo-Buggy.net have this event totally covered so best leave it to them to explain how it panned out:
The 1/8 Buggy class was the most competitive and largest class with almost 90 entries. Gary Guest took home TQ honours by posting the fastest overall time of the event and then when on to take the win, piloting his Jammin X1-CR FTE across the line first.
1. TQ Gary Guest â€“ Jammin / Picco
2. Marcus Anzivino â€“ Kyosho / Nova Rossi
3. Rick McCrery – Jammin / Picco