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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Calandra Racing Concepts wins in Dallas!

Calandra Racing Concepts wins in Dallas!
CRC's Max Kuenning does it again! Snowbirds in February and ROAR Nationals in March!
Fresh off his victory at the 2012 Snowbirds, Max Kuenning does it again, this time in 1:12th scale. Max used the CRC Gen-Xi (#3203) to power his way to a convincing win at the ROAR Nationals in Dallas.

At the 2012 ROAR Nationals, the 1:12th 17.5 class turned into a "who's who's" of R/C drivers with many top drivers jumping in the 17.5 division. In the "Triple-A" main format, CRC driver Max Kuenning took the first 2 mains to wrap up his National Championship in convincing fashion. The young man from New Mexico used a plethora of CRC goodies to power his way to his 2nd National Championship. For the body, Max chose the Black Art R8C (#4167) as this shell is known as the leader in steering with great stability. For power, Max used the CRC 6300 lipo pack (#3702) for the highest power with long term voltage to ensure he had no fade during the run. Kuenning used Pro Cut tires from CRC with magenta compound front tires complementing the pink compound rears. Joining Max in the A-main were CRC teammates Randy Grosse from North Dakota and the Tennessee tornado, Robert Dirla also using the full CRC race package.

2012 ROAR National Champion
The CRC race package-your one-stop shop for a
ROAR National Championship;

CRC Gen Xi car

CRC Pro Cut tires

CRC 1s Lipo pack

Hobbywing 1s controller from CRC

Black Art R8C body from CRC

In the 17.5 class, the Top Qualifier was the On-point front man and owner, Paul Cicarrello with Max a close second in qualifying. In the finals, the 2 drivers swapped positions with Max taking the ROAR National Championship. While the top 2 used a different chassis, they both chose the same power package; the Hobbywing 120a 1s speed control (#7002) and the CRC 6300 lipo pack (#3702). With the Hobbywing selling to the public at under $130 dollars, it proves that a ROAR National winning product can be acquired at an affordable price.

Hobbywing ESC and CRC lipos power the top 2
where power means the most, 17.5 Blinky 1:12th scale
Two different drivers and chassis, same power package;
Hobbywing ESC and CRC lipos!
Paul's CRC lipo received the legendary battery boost from the
mad scientist Tony Carruba at Powerpush Batteries.

Congratulations to all the racers with a special thanks to the crew at Mike's Hobby Shop in Dallas and the ROAR RMT. Kudos to Max for his second ROAR National Championship.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Hayato Ishioka - Top Qualifier at Yatabe Arena!

Hayato Ishioka - Top Qualifier at Yatabe Arena!
...Out qualifies the current World Champ at his home track!

Team CRC Japan's team principle, Kimihiko Yano, wrote to us to let us know how Team CRC Japan did at Round 1 of the JMRCA Kanto 1/12 Electric On-road GrandPrix. The following is his report:

JMRCA Kanto 1/12 Electric On-road GrandPrix - Round 1 report
The Kanto region of JMRCA(Japan) began the event of 12th EP Racing this year. The Kanto region is capital Tokyo in Japan and an area in the circumference. There are a lot of facilities such as worldwide famous YATABE Arena in this area. This event is done seven times a year, and the driver who acquires the most points obtains the honor of the overall victory.
Recently, the popularity of 12th racing has risen in Japan. Because a lot of brands CRC, Laje, On Point Racing, V-Dezign, YOKOMO, KAWADA, KYOSHO, and TAMIYA all sell product in Japan.
This is event report for round1.
Round1 events was done at Yatabe arena on February 12. Yokomo's Yatabe Arena is the world's largest R/C facility. The IFMAR world championship event was held here many times in the past.
CRC Fasttrak-HD Racing Carpet was introduced into onroad track.
50 drivers in total participated in 17.5T stock class and the Mod class.
Two young CRC drivers attained good results in 12th mod class. Hayato Ishioka acquired TQ from Yokomo's Matsukura by four seconds with the fast result in the final round of qualifying. And, he placed fourth in the final.
TQ run(Hayato drove CRC Gen-Xi)
Yokomo Matsukura qualify run(2nd)
Toshiki Kunitomo who is another CRC driver was also FAST. He was 4th place qualifier and 2nd place in the final.
As a result of final, Yokomo's Matsukura won the championship. CRC's Toshiki placed second, and Yokomo's Kato got third place.
(from left to right) - 2nd: Kunitomo, 1st: Matsukura, 3rd: Kato
Mod class Final movie
17.5T Stock class Final movie

Thank You to Kimihiko Yano and Team CRC Japan for the excellent results!
Posted on Wednesday, March 21 @ 15:49:09 CDT by john