Chassis – Tamiya TRF419X Motor – Racing Performer 4.5T ESC – Yokomo BL Pro 4 Battery – Racing Performer 5000mAh Tires (handout) – Sweep Radio/Servo – Futaba Body – Protoform LTC-R
Remarks – Former World Champion Atsushi Hara is running a Tamiya chassis for the first time here at the TITC, helping event organiser and local Tamiya distributor to showcase the TRF419X. Running basically a stock car but with Axon shocks, the car was good in practice but has since fallen off once the racing has started, the conditions at Infinity Addict unique only to this one time a year during this particular race. Looking to the final qualifier and the finals, the Japanese driver will play with shock setup to find some improvement.
Chassis – Xray X1 17 Motor – Hobbywing V10 21.5T ESC – Hobbywing SR10 Pro Battery – EZ Power 4900mAh Tires (handout) – Ride Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Savox Body – Kit
Remarks – Reigning multiple ETS Formula Champion Jan Rathiesky is running his Hobbywing powered Xray X1 17 here for the first time at the TITC. Making quite a lot of adjustments to cope with the high traction, he has made the front roll centre higher, switched to a softer front spring, changed to caster to 12 degree, used softer side tubes and mounted the servo directly to the chassis. Using the new handout Ride tire that will used for the ETS next week, he has also chosen Montech wings front and rear.
Remarks – Former TITC Champion Alexander Hagberg is running his Xray T4 17 with a number of option parts including the optional alu flex chassis, steel outdrives front & rear, graphite hubs, low friction white belts and aluminium steering arms. He is also some ceramic ball bearings from Avid and Hiro Seiko screws. Using a different setup to what they would normally run on asphalt, the setup they have arrived at is more of a traditional carpet setup being more stiff than usual for this surface. Alex is also making the debut with the new R32 speedo from ORCA, the only ESC on the market with a 32 bit CPU which gives a finer feel and more adjustability.
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.