Chassis – Awesomatix A800X Motor – Muchmore 4.5T ESC – Muchmore Fleta Pro V2 Battery – Team Silverback 6400mAh Tires (handout) – Sweep Radio/Servo – Futaba/Awesomatix Body – Protoform LTC-R
Remarks – Australian racer Ryan Maker is the lead Awesomatix driver here in Bangkok using the latest A800X from Russian company Awesomatix. Making some changes to the standard car, he is using the old bellcrank steering system, which he says is smoother and looks after the tires better, as well as a stiffer rear brace from RC Maker. Running his setup close to what he uses back home, but with a thicker oil in the rear diff, with the traction coming down since practice his setup is now working a lot better.
Chassis – Yokomo BD8 Motor – Racing Performer 4.5T ESC – Yokomo BL4 Battery – Racing Performer 5000mAh Tires (handout) – Sweep Radio/Servo – Sanwa Body – Protoform LTC-R
Remarks – Newly signed Yokomo driver Christopher Krapp is using the latest BD8 from the Japanese company with a prototype motor mount that is longer than the previous version and which also connects to the servo mount using a tie rod. Arriving in Thailand with his base setup he has settled on a hybrid setup combing the best parts from team mates Ronald Volker and Meen Vejrak. The German’s only other change to the base car is a set of titanium screws.
Chassis: Associated B6 Motor: Muchmore Fleta ZX 7.5T ESC: Muchmore Fleta Pro Batteries: Muchmore Impact 5000mAh Radio/Servo: Sanwa/Savox Body: JConcepts S2 Tires (handout): JConcepts Dirt Webs / Spacebars Remarks – 3-time Reedy Race of Champions winner Ryan Cavalieri is using his ball diff equipped Team Associated B6D. Racing at OCRC Raceway, his home track, he is using his standard indoor setup and hasn’t changed anything on his 2wd since practice on Thursday. Equipped with a number of JConcepts option parts, such as the 3D printed gear cover and carbon battery plate, he is also using his own Ryan Cavalieri edition Savox servo.
Chassis: Kyosho Lazer ZX6.6 Motor: Orion VST2 Pro 6.5T ESC: Orion R10.1 Vortex Pro Batteries: Orion 4500mAh Radio/Servo: KO Propo Body: Kit body Tires (handout): Pro-Line Positron/Transistor Remarks – Jared Tebo is running the Kyosho Lazer ZX6.6 with the same setup he used at Speed RC for the JConcepts Indoor National finals in December. The car sports a number of JTPRC parts such as the front & rear shock towers, battery brace and chassis stiffener as well as the new top deck which replaces the 1/8th scale style braces that come standard on the car. The benefit of the new top deck is that the car doesn’t tweak under power and Jared has combined these new parts with an electronics configuration that sees the motor forward of the centre gear for a different motor rotation.
Chassis: Associated B64D Motor: Reedy Sonic 5.5T ESC: Reedy Blackbox 510R Batteries: Reedy Zappers 5400mAh Radio/Servo: Sanwa/Reedy Body: Kit body Tires (handout): Pro-Line Positron/Transistor Remarks – Reedy Factory driver Dustin Evans is using the all new Associated B64D which he only drove for the first time a week ago. The first time to ever run a shaft drive 4wd he says the car is awesome to drive but the team as a whole are looking for more steering out of the handout front tire. Having made some changes for this morning’s practice session they believe they have made big progress by removing the front sway bar and lightening the oil in the front shocks.