Team CRC Japan Wins Big!
CRC’s Hayato Ishioka T.Q.s and wins the
2013 Asian Onroad Championships
Held at the world famous Yatabe Arena.
The final round of the Asian Onroad Championship took place at the historic Yatabe Arena. Yatabe is known as one of the most historic venues in all of RC racing. The event was run on the big road course track that features CRC Fastrak Racing Carpet. In attendance, World Champions Andy Moore, Naoto Matsukura and Meen Vejrak as well a plethora of fast racers from 12 different countries.
In 1/12th scale modified, all eyes were on 3-time World Champion Naoto Matsukura, the young Yokomo ace is always blistering fast, especially at home on Yatabe’s track. However, it was the young Team CRC Japan driver, Hayato Ishioka, who stole the show taking the TQ spot, winning every qualifier, despite some transponder problems.
From his pole position in the first A final (A1), Hayato had a disastrous start as he was hit on the first lap; the crash sending him from 1st to last. Showing great poise like a seasoned veteran, he methodically worked his way back through the field and in the closing laps, was able to retake the lead to the cheers of the crowd and earn a hard fought win in A1. Final number #2 (A2) was a fight also but not as dramatic as A1 and some perfect driving from Hayato earned him a solid win in A2. The 1-1 finish allowed him to sit out A3 and gave him his first major Modified 1/12th scale win. Simply an impressive, solid run from the young racer.
Hayato used his CRC Altered Ego 1/12th car, CRC Pro Cut tires and our Rocket Fuel 1s pack. Congratulations to Hayato and Team CRC Japan led by Mr. Kimihiko Yano.
Tools of a Champion, Hayato was unbeatable!
2013 U.S. Indoor Championship – Cleveland, OH
CRC Triple T.Q. and win!
Knapp and Firsching on top again.
The 2013 version of the U.S. Indoor Championship marked the 34th Annual running, this event held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The central location of the event has consistently attracted racers from all the northern hot spots of indoor carpet racing. With strong club racing programs in neighboring states, all forced indoors due to inclement weather, the Ohio location has proven a hub of great indoor carpet road racing. This year, the event had around 220 entries.
CRC Triple T.Q. – Knapp takes 2 T.Q.s, Firscing takes the WGT.
Andrew Knapp (left) and Tom Firsching display their T.Q. and winning awards. Andrew was T.Q. in 17.5
In addition, the duo would finish 1-2 in 1/12th 17.5 class with Knapp winning and Firsching keeping him
1/12th scale 17.5
In this class, with the conservative 17.5 blinky horsepower, corner speed is a premium. A recipe perfect for the CRC Xti. At the Champs, Andrew Knapp would put his Trinity powered Xti on pole position. In the A-main, CRC Xti pilot Tom Firsching would sneak up from his 3rd qualifying spot to challenge Andrew. For the entire 8 minute run, Tom shadowed Andrew, never dropping more than 10 feet behind. At the end, Andrew held tough mistake free with Tom breathing down his neck. Joining the CRC duo in the A-main were CRC teammates Wayne Gerber, Mark Calandra and John Tortorice. A cool 50% of the A-main with CRC cars and tires. Also, the CRC drivers used the affordable and available CRC 1s Rocket Fuel battery pack.
Flying high with the Xti – Knapp and Firsching 1-2!
CRC tires in the 1-2 spot. Andrew has the Transverse conversion
The World GT class at the Champs had a very strong turnout. These cars are super easy to race weekly. They use spec tires that are durable and basically provide too much traction. Also, large full bodies and a bumper protect the chassis from race damage. Combine that with a blinky 13.5 power package and these cars are fun and affordable to race.
The new CRC Gen-X 10SE has been on a strong run taking top results all season long. Tom Firsching built a Gen-X 10SE and put a couple battery packs on it before heading to the 2013 US Indoor Champs. Tom mounted the now “must have” Black Art GT86 body on the car and took an impressive Top Qualifying position. CRC teammate Wayne Gerber put his SE in the 2nd qualifying position. Again, 50% of the field was CRC cars with teammates Brian Wynn, Lee Harpe and Frank Calandra joining the 1-2 duo in the A-main. Firsching used the CRC #3705 1s Rocket Fuel pack to rocket his way to a T.Q. with CRC World GT tires providing the grip.
2013 World GT Top Qualifier
|The most affordable and winning chassis in WGT racing, the|
CRC Gen-X 10SE. CRC #2300 and 2302 World GT tires
provided the traction.
CRC tyres dominating the UK Racing scene!
Olly Jefferies sweeps both classes in Tamworth, undefeated in modified this season with CRC Pro Cut tyres.
CRC’s Mick Farrell puts his Xti on the podium.
UK Nationals update – Podium at Tamworth
David Spashett, Olly Jefferies and Mick Farrell. Olly switched to
CRC tyres for the 2013-14 season and has been undefeated ever
since. Also using CRC tyres, Mick Farrell put his Xti Altered Ego
car in 3rd position at the recent Tamworth National.