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Old 03-14-2008, 02:27 PM
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ROAR Carpet On-Road Nats Live Coverage

We've got our man Joel Navarro at Hobby Town USA Hobbyplex Raceway in Omaha, NE this weekend covering the ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals. Check back later on to read all about the race as it happens. Joel will have plenty of photos, comentary and possibly some video of the event. He's an ace photographer so you can expect awesome photos.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:50 AM
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Thursday, March 13th - 4:05pm
I just arrived in Omaha, NE to cover the 2008 ROAR On-Road Nationals being held at HobbyPlex/Hobbytown USA! This facility is first class all the way providing racers with a first class track and pit accommodations; not to mention a fully stocked hobby store. Yesterday and today were practice days to give the racers track time to dial in their rides. While I get myself situated, I'll get to work on bringing you the latest photos and video. Stay tuned!!
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:27 AM
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Welcome to HobbyPlex/Hobbytown!

Friday, March 14th - 9:14am
Good Morning from Omaha! Friday qualifying is about to begin after all the racers had two days of controlled practice to dial in their rides. As the groove gets run in more and more, the racing line is picking up a ton of traction and lap times are starting to drop dramatically!

First things first, lets get you introduced to HobbyPlex/Hobbytown, where the race is being held.

HobbyPlex/Hobbytown is a world class facility; I wish they had race tracks like this in Southern California!


The hobby shop is fully stocked and has every part you'll ever need should your car break.


Walk to the back of the hobby shop and look through the windows that reveal the track and pit area below.

Here are some birds eye view shots of the track!

There is plenty of room for the track and all the 350 racers competing in the Nats.



A view from the driver's stand.









Before qualifying started, ROAR officials had a driver's meeting to let the drivers know about the Qual Points scoring system (similar to the Reedy Race of Champions) and the rules for the weekend.


Racers were eager to see what race they were when the heats were posted.

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Old 03-15-2008, 11:42 AM
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Video Clips!!

Here's a video of the track that includes an In Car Camera clip!

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Here's a video of some of the Modified Sedan drivers practicing. Who do you think looks fastest???

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Old 03-15-2008, 12:32 PM
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My "organized" pit area.

I just wanted to show you my not so organized pit area. Everything you need to report from a major race! haha

1 - A badly beat up body from practice that doubled as a moving tripod.
2 - A "custom" car stand that consisted of a wood screw where our cars "hung out"
3 - A couple of chargers to charge car and flash batteries.
4 - Writing pad to take notes and my Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR.
5 - King sized soda (Vault)from BK.
6 - Doing the Dew...more soda (they call it pop out here) to keep me edgy.
7 - My HB Cyclone that dubbed as the In Car Camera car.
8 - A laptop tuned into www.rccaraction.com ...of course duh!
9 - A Airtronics M11.
10 - Pocket Wizard Multi-Max flash/camera radio slaves.

Its a chilly 31 degrees today...I miss San Diego weather already!

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Old 03-15-2008, 01:29 PM
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Day 1 of qualifying has come to an end!

Friday, March 14th - 8:01pm
After a long day of racing, the first day of qualifying has concluded and is in the books. The ROAR officials did an excellent job and ran a tight ship today to kept everything on time and organized so racing could finish at a decent hour.

After two rounds of qualifying, you can already see some clear front runners in the racing classes that are going to be hard to beat; and lap times are only going to get faster tomorrow!

Here are some of the top guns that are in attendance this weekend that are none the less, some of the best drivers in the world.

Corally's Mike Dumas


Corally's Jeff Dayger


Josh Cyrul


Serpent's Billy Easton


Chris Dosek


Corally's Mike Blackstock


Associated's Rick Hohwart, Corally's Chris Tosolini, XRAY's Ralph Burch


The Fabulous One, Barry Baker


Every racer had to pass through Tech before their car was put on the track.


This complex jig is used to check for roof and wing height, as well as width. Rick Hohwart's Mod car seen here is being checked to see if it falls with in specs.


Brushless motors were tech'ed for proper rotor width and wind count.


Racers had to leave their transmitter's in the radio impound on the driver's stand.


After your heat was ran, your car had to go into Post Tech where it was again checked to see if everything was legal on your vehicle.


RC Scoring Pro's Doug Haye is always at major races to make sure the scoring system is running smoothly.
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:11 PM
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Action Shots!

Here are some action shots from Friday's qualfying!


1/12th scale cars were making their way around the track like slot cars!


The track's "flappers" around the turns did a good job of keeping breakage down to a minimum; however, I cant say the same for other racers smashing into you!


When its your car versus the wall at the end of the straight...the wall always wins!


Barry Baker, sporting a different paint job, was fast in his qualifiers, but a non-counting transponder in his first qualifier and a couple bobbles in the second made him lose precious seconds. He's sitting with in striking distance in third overall in Mod Sedan after the first day of qualifying.


Every race I've seen Paul LeMieux race at, he always has a ritual of scrubbing in his own tires. It works! He's TQ in Mod Sedan after the first day of qualifying.


Paul LeMieux XRAY T2 '008 looked wicked fast in practice and qualifying. He's sitting on the Pole in Modified Sedan.


Chris Tosolini's Corally ride was on TQ pace, but traffic and a bobble made him lose three seconds.


Associated's Rick Hohwart negotiating the chicane before the back straight.


Paul LeMieux is TQ Mod Sedan, but he was struggling a bit in 1/12th scale mod as TQ Josh Cyrul is about to lap him with his CEFX machine.

Here are the Top 10 after the first day of qualifying.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:22 AM
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Another Video!


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Old 03-16-2008, 10:02 AM
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Saturday qualifying and New In the Pits.

Saturday, March 15th - 8:44pm
Ive only made my way through half the pits to spot cool new products I could tell you about, and this is what I've seen so far...

KO Propo EX1 UR (Ultra Response), and 2.4Ghz Spectrum Spread Module & Receiver.





KO's Robert Morris was on hand to show me KO's newest products. Here are some of the features Robert mentioned are improvements over the previous MARS radio,
- a faster CPU
- New menu layouts
- 4 Channels
- Adjustable mechanical throws on the trigger and steering wheel
- View live wheel/trigger movement on the LCD

KO also enters the 2.4Ghz market with their Spectrum Spread module and receiver. KO claims this system will have the same no lag response of a radio using frequency crystals. The receiver is tiny! It measures 28.1mm x 18.2mm x 10.8mm

FF R/C Concepts FF '07 1/12th Scale Pan Car



The front suspension arm brace helps keep the front end flex free to let the suspension do its work.


The back pod brace not only looks awesome, but its functional too. It keeps the motor pod stiff, protects the rear axle from impact, and there is no mistaking its an FF '07.



One of the unique features of this car is the "tuning fork"/t-bar assembly. The t-bar pivots freely side to side, while the tuning fork flexes instead. Moving the tweak screws forward or back is equivalent switching to a thinner or thicker t-bar. The tuning fork has four holes, but flipping it gives you a total of 8 possible tuning adjustments.


The front bumper piece is separate from the main chassis and attaches with three screws. This bumper system helps dissipate a crash impact more evenly so that the main chassis doesn't absorb it all and split the graphite.


The rear motor pod has plenty of room to fit any brushed or brushless motor. The holes for the rear axle bearing carriers are lower; FF R/C Concepts claims you can get approx 8mm right height even with just rims. This is helpful when you're trying to run the lowest profile foam tires and not have to worry about being lower than legal ride height.

Team Associated 12R5 Factory Team
You may have read the press release in the "Hot News" about the AE's newest 1/12th scale, the 12R5. If not click here to check it out.
Here is Bob Stellflue's 12R5, the designer of the the TC5 and the 12R5. Unfortunately the shipment of 12R5's got caught up in customs and didn't meet the "2 week prior to the event" ROAR rule and racers couldnt race it in the stock class.


Stay tuned!! More to come!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:54 AM
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Paul Lemieux scores TC Mod, Mike Dumas takes 1/12 win

TC MOD RESULTS
1. Paul Lemieux
2. Barry Baker
3. Mike Dumas
4. Kevin Hebert
5. Ralph Burch
6. Billy Easton
7. Chris Tosolini
8. Chris Mockerman
9. Chris Doseck
10. Rick Hohwart

1/12 MOD RESULTS
1. Mike Dumas
2. Paul Ciccarello
3. Josh Cyrul,
4. Paul LeMieux
5. Mike Blackstock
6. Chris Tosolini
7. Chris Doseck
8. Barry Baker
9. Jeff Dayger
10. Mitch Witteman

More to come from Joel, there's the pro winners!
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:28 PM
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Reedy Modifieds www.teamassociated.com

At major races where it is more common to see brushless motors, LiPo batteries are also becoming common place at sanctioned races. Here is Reedy's newest offering, the Reedy LiPo 5000mAh Pro.
Here are some specs...
- 20C
-7.4 volt
- Equalizer plug
- Non-Pro versions come with Tamiya Plug
- The Pro version leaves the plug choice up to you
- Street price approx $90

LRP www.teamassociated.com


Now available are LRP's 2nd generation of brushles motors, the Vector X11 Stock Spec. These motors have color-coded aluminum rings, laser engraving on the tear down, and black shaft and magnet, make identifying this motor and its turns easier than ever!These motors feature,

· Sintered Neodymium Magnet
· Can be operated with sensor and sensorless speed controls
· New stack for more torque
· New low resistance design
· Hand wound
· New oversized low friction ball bearings
· X-11 teardown, dismountable, timeable
· Low resistance multiplayer PCB
· New solder tabs, easy and safe installation
· Sensored technology
· Standard 540 size and weight
· Complies with ROAR rules
- Available in 17.5, 13.5, 10.5 winds
- Street price approx $75

Corally/Specialized RC International www.corallyusa.com
Corally's Team Manager and Owner, Rob Micheal was at the Nats and showed me some of his latest offerings,
RDX Phi Carpet Chassis

- 3mm thick High Grade Graphite
- Inset servo and lead mounts to help keep CG as low as possible
- Inset motor section for the updated BL bulkhead
- wider width at the front and rear to reduce torsional flex
- Street price approx $100
SP12X Carpet Chassis

- 3mm thick High Grade Graphite
- Longer design increases wheel back with out compromising stiffness
- Street price approx $50
Brushless Motor Bulkhead

- Insets BL motor mountain position 2.5mm towards the center of the chassis
for better weight distribution.
- allows a large range of possible gear ratios
Rear Axle Bearing Carriers and shims

- Bearing carriers are machined aluminum and allow 1/2mm increment adjustment. Works with any Corally pan car. $20/Pair.
- Axle shims are aluminum and help you fine tune rear width. Works with any Corally pan car. Include assorted widths. $10
Shock Bladders


- The "Hard" and "Medium" firmnesses help you fine tune shock rebound.

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Old 03-17-2008, 10:05 PM
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bet it takes LONGER to "tech" the cars then to race them.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:36 PM
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Tech was actually really smooth. We set up a very large area for tech and we had some great help as well.

Thanks to Car Action for providing the best coverage of the weekend.

Joel is the best.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:40 PM
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Hacker Brushless Motors www.hackerbrushless.com
Here's a look at Hacker's new E40 Series brushless motors.

- ROAR Approved
- Available in 17.5, 15.5, 13.5, 11.5, 10.5, 9.5, 7.5, 6.5, 5.5, 4.5 & 3.5 winds
- Available now
- Several E40 BL motors were finalist in this years A-main

Team Losi www.losi.com


Team Losi driver Matt Howard was running a soon to be released Losi Xcelorin BL ESC. Included with the speedo is a PC interface tuning program to help you fine tune your ESC. Possible adjustments using the interface program are...
- LiPo Cut-off
- Choose to have reverse or brake
- throttle limit (tone it down for a beginner driver)
- Motor timing
- Initial acceleration
- Braking percent
- drag brake
- Crystals or Spectrum Spread
- Infinite throttle/brake curve adjustment
- Regularly Update the Interface program with firmware updates from Losi
- Street price approx $175
- Available at the end of April

TOP Racing USA www.topracingusa.com
Josh Cyrul just inked a deal with TOP (Tokyo Optional Parts) to run their Scythe touring sedan. Just released for the Scythe is the Carpet Pro Flex top plate and bulkheads. Cyrul's car seen here with th CPF kit installed.




The CPF kit includes a stiffer top plate that gives you the option to use aluminum stand offs to keep flex to a minimum. The new top plate also doesn't bolt over the upper halves of the bulkheads; this makes differential removal a breeze. The new lower bulkhead pieces are now two left and right pieces instead of being one piece connected together. Josh easily captured the overall Super Stock win with this new TOP ride. Approx street price for the CPF kit is $80.

Team Novak www.teamnovak.com
Whats an 1/8th scale buggy doing at the On-Road Nats?? Bob Novak brought along a AE RC8 with a Novak BL conversion kit installed in it, so why not snap some pics of it?

These BL Conversion kits offer...
- Better Performance. Novak sensored-brushless motors provide extraordinary throttle response and controllability, and better acceleration and low-end feel. This translates to better control on bumpy courses and makes clearing jumps easier. Brushless motors also operate consistently in varying weather conditions, so you don’t have to be a tuning expert.
- Lower Center of Gravity. Electric conversion provides a lower center of gravity for more agile and nimble handling.
- Less Maintenance. Brushless systems are virtually maintenance-free. No engines to tune or rebuild and no spilled nitro fuel to clean up, so more time can be spent racing or bashing.
- Cleaner Environment. Brushless motors are far cleaner to run than nitro-powered vehicles and are healthier for indoor racing.
- Quieter. Brushless-powered cars are quieter than nitro-powered vehicles and will allow 1/8-scale buggies to run where noise restrictions are imposed.
- Plug and Play. With a brushless-powered system, just turn on the switch and go. No engines to start, tune or warm up.

They're currently available for the following vehicles...
# Associated® RC8™ (#5010): To convert the Team Associated RC-8 Buggy
# CEN® Matrix™ (#5011): To convert the CEN Matrix C-1 Buggy
# Hot Bodies® Lightning™ (#5012): To convert the Hot Bodies Lightning2 Evo Pro Buggy
# Kyosho® Inferno™ (#5013): To convert the Kyosho Inferno 777, 777 SP-1, SP-2 and SP-2WC Buggies
# Mugen® MBX5™ (#5014): To convert the Mugen MBX5 and MBX5R Buggies
# OFNA® 9.5™/Ultra™ (#5015): To convert the OFNA 9.5 Series Buggies (ViolatorTM, RavengerTM and Jammin X1TM) and the OFNA Ultra Series Buggies (MBXTM, CompTM and LX1TM)
# OFNA® Hyper 8™ (#5016): To convert the OFNA Hyper 8 and Hyper 8.5 Buggies
# OFNA® Hyper 7™ (#5017): To convert the OFNA Hyper 7 Buggies
# X-Ray® XB8™ (#5018): To convert the X-Ray XB8 TQ and XB8 EC Buggies
# Losi® 8ight™ (#5019): To convert the Losi 8ight Buggy

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Old 03-18-2008, 12:15 AM
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Saturday coming to an end!


The final qualifiers re-sort put racers with the same ability level and lap times together. The 13.5-turn rubber class racers here would theoretically be the A-main finalist.


Racing in the 13.5-turn rubber class can be just as hard as racing in the modified class due to the fact that every racer's speed is so closely matched.

It takes an immense amount of preparation and practice time to do well in race of this caliber. If you think top racers have their own mechanics, think again; they all work on their own cars.

XRAY's Ralph Burch.


Team Associated's Bob Stellflue.


XRAY's Barry Baker and Paul LeMieux.


TOP's Josh Cyrul gives us the black thumbs up as he works on his car.


Team Associated's Rick Hohwart.


Team Associated's Keven Hebert.


Corally's Chris Tosolini.


Trinity's Jim Dieter works his magic on the team's motors and batteries.



Bob Novak and Steve Weiss were on hand to provide any support for Novak products.

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Old 03-18-2008, 12:47 PM
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Long hours at the track and time zone changes definitely take their toll.


1/12th scale Mod drivers put on their game faces before the start of the final qualifier.


Cyrul and Tosolini were fast all weekend, unfortunately bobbles, traffic, and pile ups kept them out of contention.


1/12th Scale TQ and overall winner, Speed Merchants Mike Dumas, prepares to put Chris Tosolini down a lap.


As they're becoming ROAR legal, get used to seeing brushless motors and LiPo batteries at major races.


The crowd gathered around the track when the Mod guys took the drivers stand.




Race Director, Stephen Webster, made the trek from Dallas and did an excellent job running a smooth race all weekend.




Alex "Fro Boy" Sturgeon jumped on the mic to help out with the announcing; he also helped prepare HobbyPlex for the ROAR Nats.


Hobby store customers would watch in awe from the hobby shop to the track below.


7 year old Brock Witmer was the youngest competitor at the Nats. Seen here either staring down his competition, or giving the "let me win, I'm only 7" look.


Donny Lia sits on the pole in the 1/12th Scale Stock C-main.

Here are the Top 10 after the second and final day of qualifying.

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Old 03-18-2008, 01:14 PM
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Sunday Mains!

A1 - 1/12th Scale Modified
TQ - Mike Dumas Speed Merchant
Winner - Mike Dumas

This race was a close one! Speed Merchant's Mike Dumas jumped out to the early lead and started to check out. Meanwhile further back, the battle for second turned into a freight train. CEFX's Josh Cyrul would be the one to make the charge to come after Dumas. Laying down faster lap times, Cyrul had a few bobbles that kept him from making a move on Dumas. Dumas took the A1 win, Cyrul second, and Paul Ciccarello third.


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A1 - Touring Modified
TQ - Paul LeMieux XRAY
Winner - Paul LeMieux

XRAY's Paul LeMieux would take the lead from the sound of the tone to try to run away with it. Not going down with out a fight, teammate Barry Baker would make LeMieux work for the win. A similar battle was brewing for the third spot with Corally teammates Chris Tosolini and Mike Dumas; Dumas would win that battle(2:40 minutes into the video clip thru 3:50). LeMieux would take the A1 win, and Baker would take second.


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A2 - 1/12th Scale Modified

Winner - Paul Ciccarello CRC

At the tone, disaster in the first turn for Mike Dumas when there was a huge pile up knocking him to the back of the pack. Capitalizing from this mishap would be CRC's Paul Ciccarello giving it everything he's got to keep that lead. Proving why he was TQ, Dumas would come from the back of the pack to make a would be come back. Unfortunately time would run out and Ciccarello would take the A2 win. Dumas would take second, and Cyrul would round out the top three.


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A2 - Touring Modified
Winner Paul LeMieux XRAY

It was no surprise to see Paul LeMieux take the early lead. It was close for a few laps as Baker again challenged Paul. Chris Tosolini was in the mix right behind Baker, but midway through the main, his car broke and he had to pull it off the track. LeMieux would cruise in for the A2 win and taking the overall win in the Modified Sedan Class. Barry Baker would take second and XRAY's Ralph Burch would take third place.


Click here to play the video!

Im still processing all the photos and videos I shot on Sunday. Stay tuned for...
- video of the triple a-mains in Mod sedan and 1/12th scale.
- photos of Paul LeMieux's XRAY T2 '008, and Mike Dumas's Speed Merchant Rev5.
- Video interviews with LeMieux and Dumas.
- Photos of the top 3 in all the classes.
- Final RC Scoring Pro A-main results.

Check back regularly to view the newest stuff!

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Old 03-19-2008, 02:42 PM
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>>>Small Correction. Winner of the A2 1/12th scale modified, Paul Ciccarello was driving a Corally SP12X, not a CRC. Ciccarello has been with Corally since last months Snowbirds<<<

A3 - 1/12th Scale Modified
Winner - Mike Dumas Speed Merchant

With no clear winner after two of the three triple A-mains, it would come down to the third main throw down. Jumping out once again to the early lead would be Dumas followed in tow by Paul Ciccarello. Midway through the 8-minute main, Ciccarello would make the pass for the lead and there would be a couple lead changes. Waiting for them to make a mistake, Josh Cyrul ran patiently in the third position. Dumas would eventually regain the lead to take the A3 win, and the overall win. Cyrul would also make the pass on Ciccarello to take second and Ciccarello settled for third.


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A3 Touring Modified
Winner - Mike Dumas Corally

For the last main of Mod Sedan, Paul LeMieux had already won the first two mains, so he opted to sit the last main out. Barry Baker had two 2nd place finishes, so he had a strong hold on the 2nd overall finish. With third place up for grabs, there were a few racers that could take it. At the tone, 2nd qualifier would be put hard into the wall in the first turn would break 3 laps later. Three other cars would wreck out of the race. Coming out of all the mess, Dumas would capture the lead and held it until the end for the A3 win, and 3rd place overall podium finish. Associated's Keven Hebert would finish second with his TC5, and Serpent's Billy Easton would round out the top three with his S400.


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Old 03-19-2008, 03:46 PM
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Winner's Rides!

Mike Dumas's Speed Merchant Rev5


A Protoform Speed 12 tops off Mike's Rev5.


The recently released Speed Merchant Rev5 has been doing really well at major races.








Here is a list of Mike's running gear...
- Chassis - Speed Merchant Rev5
- Body - Protoform Speed 12
- Radio - JR Z1 (using frequency crystals)
- Servo - JR 3650
- Battery - Trinity IB4600
- ESC - LRP Sphere Competition
- Motor - Trinity DUO 4.5-turn Brushless
- Gearing - 64 Pitch, Spur 100, Pinion 22
- Wheel/tires - Jaco Prism, Double Pink Rears/Double Purple Fronts

Paul LeMieux's XRAY T2 '008


A Protoform DNA tops off LeMieux's XRAY.


Paul LeMieux has been winning a lot of major races with his T2 '008.










Here is a list of Paul's running gear...
- Chassis - XRAY T2 '008
- Body - Protoform DNA
- Radio - Futaba 3PK Super FASST 2.4Ghz
- Servo - Futaba 9351
- Battery - Trinity IB4600
- ESC - LRP Sphere TC Spec
- Motor - Trinity DUO 4.0-turn Brushless
- Gearing - 64 Pitch, 116 spur, 22 Pinion
- Tires - Jaco Prism, Magenta Rears/Magenta Fronts
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:47 PM
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Interviews with the Modified Class Winners!!

2008 ROAR 1/12th Scale Modified National Champion, Speed Merchant's Mike Dumas!


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2008 ROAR Touring Modified National Champion, XRAY's Paul LeMieux!

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Old 03-19-2008, 05:50 PM
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Podium finishers!

Trophy girls Sydney and Becca


1/12th Scale Modified

L-R - Paul Ciccarello, Mike Dumas, Josh Cyrul

1/12th Scale Stock

L-R Brian Wynn, Brian Jucha, Mark Smyka

1/12th Scale Super Stock

L-R Mike Dumas, Ray Darroch, Paul Ciccarello

Touring 13.5 Rubber

L-R Brian Shanton, Josh Hohnstein, E.J. Evans (not shown)

Touring Modified

L-R Barry Baker, Paul LeMieux, Mike Dumas

Touring Stock

L-R Brad Johnson, Travis Schreven, Eli Ezrow

Touring Super Stock

L-R Ray Darroch, Josh Cyrul, Andrew Ellis

Here are the final RC Scoring Pro Triple A-Main standings.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:33 PM
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Conclusion :)



That about wraps it up for my only coverage of the 2008 ROAR On-Road Nationals! A special thanks to HobbyPlex/Hobbytown for providing an awesome atmosphere for the racers and insane racing action! Good job to race director Stephen Webster for making everything run smoothly all weekend. It all wouldnt have been possible without the sponsors, Main- Spectrum and CRC; Associate - Team Associated, Trinity, Orion, Novak, Molzer/Mowery, XRAY, Parma/PSE, Corally, Schumacher, Darkside Motorsports, and TOP. Congrats to all the newly crowned ROAR National Champions! Thanks to everyone for tuning in to the race coverage, and we'll see you next time! - Joel Navarro

P.S.- Please feel free to comment on the coverage, or if you have any questions, or maybe suggestions on what you would like to see covered more.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:05 PM
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This is by far the best coverage I've seen in a long time. Everyone here at the plex is very grateful for your attendance!

I'm picking up a subscription tomorrow!
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:41 PM
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Best on-line coverage of a Carpet Nats yet. Thanks.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:27 PM
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Awesome job! Great photo's too!!!
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