Saxton Gets Back to His Roots with a Win at GRRS #3

Saxton Gets Back to His Roots with a Win at GRRS #3

The Grass Roots Racing Series is a local series among the four major tracks in the “lower Desert Cities” of California. With a focus on up-and-coming racers, the series provides a great place for pros to mingle with newcomers to the sport. Team Associated/Reedy’s Richard “The King” Saxton headed out to Thunder Alley for round 3 of the series with his Reedy-powered RC8.2 to compete against World Champion Cody King. As qualifying got underway, Saxton found himself just a few seconds off the pace of the Expert Gas Buggy TQ time of the World Champ and felt confident heading in to the main event. As the tone sounded, a bad jump from Saxton found him with a terrible start and relegated to the back of the pack. Drawing on his years of experience, Saxton remained calm and put together laps as Cody King checked out. As the race neared an end, Saxton had worked his way back up in to second place and within striking distance of King. A mechanical failure form King’s vehicle found Saxton inheriting the lead and taking the win, proving that a bad start doesn’t always dictate a poor...
Cavalieri & Team Orion Win Modified Truck at 26th Annual Cactus Classic!

Cavalieri & Team Orion Win Modified Truck at 26th Annual Cactus Classic!

The 26th Annual Cactus Classic was held March 22nd – 25th at HobbyTown USA in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The Cactus is one of the most sucessful and longest running races in the United States. Every year this event draws in the best drivers from around the country and also world wide. This years entries reached over 400, once again proving this is one of the biggest races of the year! Race Schedule: Wednesday, March 21st – Open Practice Thursday, March 22nd – 2 Rounds of Controlled Practice Friday, March 23rd – 2 Rounds of Qualifying Saturday, March 24th – 2 Rounds of Qualifying Sunday, March 25th – Triple A-Main Events For qualifying at this years Cactus Classic, the points system would be used by taking each drivers 2 best points out of 4. The A-Mains would consist of a 10 car field. Then to determine the Champion in each of the Modified Classes, 6-Minute Triple A-Main Events were ran. Modified Truck Ryan Cavalieri went on to take the overall TQ for the Modified Truck class with his Team Orion powered AE T4.1! Cavalieri would then take full advantage of his TQ position and lead every lap of both A-Main #1 and A-Main #2 to take the Modified Truck Championship! Team Orion had 6 out of 10 drivers in the A-Main! Modified Truck Top 10 Overall Driver                               ESC                     Motor                  Battery 1. Ryan Cavalieri (TQ)         LRP               Team Orion     Team Orion 2. Ryan Maifield                     LRP...
Barry Pettit wins the Amain-Dialed Offroad Champs!

Barry Pettit wins the Amain-Dialed Offroad Champs!

“We attended the A-Main Hobbies/Dailed Inc. Offroad Championship race in Shreveport, Louisiana this past weekend. After the 13 hour trip we arrived to a flat, rain soaked area that was once a track and the chance of racing looked slim. But have no fear, the infamous Joey from THE DIRT was on hand and in command of some heavy equipment. By 10PM that night there was a race track and practice was beginning. Qualifying began on Saturday and the toughest challenge quickly became the track. The sun dried the surface to a moon crater cracked look and what appeared to be an easy layout was truly a mind teaser. In the Electric classes we had no issues and TQ’ed the e-truggy class and started 3rd in the e-buggy class, which was the largest 1/8 class at the event! Our cars were dialed for the mains and we pulled the win in both the e-truggy and e-buggy class. The Tekin powered Mugens were handling and absorbing the bumps like no other, and the JConcept tires laid down the power to the difficult surface.” Barry...
New LRP Competition 20A Power Supply!

New LRP Competition 20A Power Supply!

The new LRP Competition 20A Power Supply has been designed completely from scratch. LRP’s new power supply now contains two 12V power output connectors for easy connection of multiple 12V devices such as charger, lights, and other pit accessories. The output power of 20 amps at 13.8 volts makes the new LRP Power Supply a perfect fit for a power-hungry day at the track. Another top feature is the separate USB charging output. The included USB port is great for MP3 devices and mobile phones. The LRP Power Supply is designed to be used worldwide with an input voltage range of 110V to 230V and is securely incased in a blue-anodized aluminum housing. 20A / 13.8V Output Power — High power output to simultaneously use multiple chargers. Dual Output Sockets — Two individual output sockets for 4mm standard connectors. USB Charge Output — 5V / 1A USB charge output for electronic devices like phones and MP3 players. Compact and Lightweight Design — Only 154 x 102 x 53mm World Wide Operation — Adjustable input voltage. 110V and 230V Universal Input Cords — Includes two input power cords, US/Japan and European...
Seven Titles for Team Associated at the 26th Pro-Line Cactus Classic

Seven Titles for Team Associated at the 26th Pro-Line Cactus Classic

The Pro-Line Cactus Classic is the premier outdoor electric off-road race in the country. With a rich heritage, and new owners in 2012, the Cactus Classic lives on in its 26th run. Now owned and operated by HobbyTown USA, the SRS facility combined sections of previous layouts to form a flowing and challenging course for the best drivers in the world to compete on. In qualifying, it was the duo of Team Associated drivers, affectionately known as “the Ryan and Ryan show,” who set the pace. In 4WD Modified and 2WD Short Course Modified, Ryan Maifield and his Reedy Sonic-powered Factory Team B44.1 and Factory Team SC10 earned the top-qualifying spot, while in Truck Modified it was Ryan Cavalieri and his Factory Team T4.1 who started on pole. Joining them in the A Mains for Team Associated were Steven Hartson (2WD and 4WD), Brian Kinwald (2WD and Truck), Chad Due (4WD and 2WD SCT), Kody Numedahl (2WD SCT and 4WD SCT), Max Flurer (2WD SCT and 4WD SCT), Brent Thielke (2WD and Truck), and Kai Goff (Truck). When the triple A-Main events rolled around on Sunday morning, it was clear to see that both Ryan and Ryan were ready to compete for the titles. Not wasting any time, Cavalieri came out swinging, taking the A1 victories in 2WD Buggy, Truck Modified, and 4WD Modified, while Maifield KO’d in 2WD Short Course. A2 had the same results in Truck Modified, with Cavalieri claiming the title for Team Associated while Maifield took home the championship in 2WD Short Course. However, in 2WD and 4WD Modified there were different winners, setting the...