February 28, 2013

VRC Pro column – February 2013

…zone. First Virtual Snowbird Nationals Just 4 seconds difference in top qualifying between the real Snowbirds (Hagberg) and the virtual Snowbirds (Chris Stack from Australia). This was on a track that was released on the same day the qualifying in Orlando started. It is proof of how exact the virtual tracks are and realistic the performance of the virtual cars is. Stack didn’t go on to win the A-Main but had to leave the honours to Italian Kevin Pignotti who has developed himself into a super fast indoor racer. Kevin won by just 1.6 seconds over Chris. Barnebas Toth from…

February 8, 2013

Donny Lia wins 13.5 Pro Stock @ Snowbirds

SpeedMerchant team driver Donny Lia brought home the hardware in 1/12th 13.5 Pro Stock at this year’€™s Snowbird Nationals held in sunny Orlando Florida. The unique 24-hour format race features Road Course and Oval broken up into 12-hour intervals and has attendance of up to 500 race entries every year. Due to work commitments, Donny wasn’€™t able to fly down to the race until Wednesday evening, missing all of the organized road course practice. Using the race qualifiers for gathering your set-up information is never ideal, but sometimes it’€™s your only option. Donny’€™s Rev.7 was quickly on pace and his…

February 7, 2013

Marc Fischer wins big at Snowbirds

Serpent team driver Marc Fischer from Germany has won the 1/12th modified class at the recent Snowbird Nationals race. Marc took TQ in front of Xray’s Paul Lemieux and AE’s Keven Hebert and was able building a 4.5 second gap in the A final handing him the win in this class. He also pulled the fastest 1/12th lap with his Thunder Power powered S120 LTX car and also finished second overall in 1/10th Mod TC making him the 2013 On-Road Snowbirds Champion. Source: Serpent [serpent.com]…

February 7, 2013

Brian Wynn wins World GT @ ’13 Snowbirds

At the 2013 Snowbird Nationals, the World GT class was well attended with a large number of competitors and teams entering the event. Going into the final round, CRC’s own Brian Wynn would find himself at the bottom of the A-main and needing a good run in the final round to stay in the show. In that final round, a good run would be an understatement as Wynn took his very stock Gen-X 10LE to the top of the A-main with a TQ run, from zero to hero in just 5 minutes. Brian was joined in the A-main by early…

February 5, 2013

Alexander Hagberg wins 2013 Snowbirds

The Snowbird Nationals can be regarded as one of the biggest RC races in the world with 400+ entries in multiple classes, including the US oval classes. All are run in a 6 days long event which is held in Orlando, Florida. Racers gather from all over the world at this big event. Notable names from the European and US racing scene were present this year. Just like last year, Alexander Hagberg decided to join the race with T4 and X12 platforms, hoping for strong results in both Modified categories. Xray were represented in all categories, where the US drivers…

March 7, 2012

On-Point WGT 10 conversion kit

After a lot of requests, On-Point Racing finally decided to break into the growing World GT market. Based on AE R5 parts, they have now introduced the brand new On-Point WGT 10 conversion kit. This kit is based on the knowledge gained with the On-Point OPC12 kit, which recently had major success at the Snowbird Nationals, by taking TQ and the win in the 1/12th 13.5 class. The kit includes centered battery, forward shock for more consistency, damper tubes for smoother dampening and wider rear posts to have more body stability. Source: On Point Racing [onpointracing.com]…

February 11, 2012

Max Kuenning wins World GT @ 2012 Snowbirds

CRC’s Max Kuenning has won the World GT class at the recent 2012 Snowbird Nationals. The CRC Gen-X10 LE driver took an early lead in the final with his mostly stock car that was only equipped with the long upper front arm and mount as optional parts. Joining Max on the podium was CRC pilot, Jari Taskila in 3rd with a total of six contestants using CRC chassis in the A Main. Source: CRC [teamcrc.com]…

February 10, 2012

Paul Lemieux wins 1/12th Mod at Snowbirds

The Snowbird Nationals were held at the Worldgate Resort in Orlando, Florida last week. The race was highly competitive with a large international presence, North America, Europe, and Japan all represented. Paul Lemieux piloted his Thunderpowered Xray X12 into the winner’s circle with upstart company Gravity RC’s new line of tires. Paul used “G-12” tires to connect his vehicle to the racing surface. Paul went on to set TQ in the last round of Qualifying, then led the final from tone to tone over the world class field of drivers to give the Xray chassis its first major title. Paul…

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