Team CRC – Triple T.Q. in Las Vegas at the IIC!
** CRC WTF-1 sits 1-2 on the grid**
** CRC Gen-X10 SE World GT car qualifies 1-3-4-5**
|The CRC T.Q. crew. Maryland driver Mike Herald and NY native Brian Wynn were responsible for 50% of the pole positions in the pan car classes. Herald took his CRC XTI to the point in 1:12th stock. Wynn took his CRC WTF-1 Formula-1 car to the T.Q. position for the second straight year. Brian also was T.Q. in the World GT class.|
The International Indoor Champs in Las Vegas celebrated the 10th annual event in 2014. This year, 400 plus entries took to the new CRC Fasttrak racing carpet with 6 different pan car classes being offered. A new layout and a new track size greeted the racers for 2014.
In practice, the heats were timed for 3 consecutive fast laps to set the heat board to ensure that the drivers were grouped together in equal speeds. After the seeding rounds, CRC drivers took 4 top seeds of the 6 classes offered.
In qualifying, top seed Mike Herald and 3rd seed Andrew Knapp won 3 out of 4 rounds of qualifying. Both drivers used the CRC Xti Altered Ego car with CRC Pro Cut tires. With Herald, Knapp and Wiita at the wheel, CRC cars qualified 1-3-4 . In addition to setting fast time in round #1, Mike Herald took the Top Qualifying position with an even faster run in round #4. CRC Teammate Andrew Knapp took round #3. In summary, CRC dominated the 1/12th stock class; Top seed, T.Q. with 3 drivers qualified in the top 4.
Top seed and top qualifier Brian Wynn won 3 out of 4 rounds with his stock CRC Gen-X10 SE. Brian also used the super fast CRC #3705 “Rocket Fuel” 1s battery pack and and Black Art GT86 World GT body. The Gen-X10 SE took 4 of the top 5 qualifying positions with John Wiita (3rd), Brian Bodine (4th) and Mario Ficco (5th) joining Wynn in the top 5.
|Brian used the Black Art GT86 body (4180), CRC Rocket Fuel 1s lipo pack (3705) and the Gen-X10 SE (1801) chassis to take the Top Qualifying position and win 3 out of 4 rounds of qualifying.|
|The #1 and #2 F1 drivers, Mario Ficco (2) and Brian Wynn (T.Q) show off the CRC WTF-1 (1500) at the Meet-n-Greet gathering.|
With the CRC WTF-1 now being available to the public, many drivers are enjoying new success with the lightweight F1 rocket from CRC. At the IIC, the CRC WTF-1 was the dominant chassis in Formula 1 taking 1-2 on the grid. With defending champ Mario Ficco and 2013 T.Q. Brian Wynn winning every seeding round and every qualifying round. Again in 2014, Wynn took the Top Qualifying honors with a killer run in round #4 with defending champ Ficco setting the hot lap of the weekend in F1 in Round #4.
|Defending Champ Mario Ficco was quickest all week in F1. Just a couple minor mishaps in the A-main kept Ficco from repeating.|
The WTF-1 set the fast lap for every round and the main. Joining Wynn and Ficco in the A-main was new WTF-1 owners Mark Day and Fabio Evangelista. With Fabio qualified 4th and the Timezone Raceway owner, Mark Day in 7th, a total of 4 WTF-1 cars were qualified in the A-main. In summary, there were 7 rounds of timed running at the IIC for F1, the CRC WTF-1 in the hands of Wynn and Ficco won 6 of them and set fast time in all 7 rounds.
Up next, the Halloween Classic in Cleveland.