February 17, 2017

Chassis Focus – Christopher Krapp

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.

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January 22, 2017

Chassis Focus – Ryan Cavalieri

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.

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January 21, 2017

Chassis Focus – Jared Tebo

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.

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January 21, 2017

Chassis Focus – Dustin Evans

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.

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January 21, 2017

Chassis Focus – Ryan Maifield

Chassis: Yokomo YZ-4 Proto
Motor: Orion VST2 Pro Lightweight 5.5T
ESC: Orion R10.1 Vortex Pro
Batteries: Orion 4000mAh
Radio/Servo: Sanwa/MKS
Body: JConcepts S2
Tires (handout): Pro-Line Positron/Transistor
Remarks – Ryan Maifield is making his Yokomo debut at the Reedy Race of Champions in Huntington Beach. Having only tested the car for 2 days prior to this event he is using a prototype version of the YZ-4, which features a new shortened chassis plate, centrally mounted steering servo and larger outer belt pullies. In terms of set-up he is working with his team mates to find the perfect balance for the car between hard to drive and fast and has changed the front spring, rear swaybar and rear shock position.

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