On the 16th October 2016 took place a competition at the Indoor circuit IBR of Padova. During the Saturday tests we used the HOLE SHOT M4 and we noted that the machines had a good trim. Sunday the circuit grip was change and we choose the SUBURBS X4 on both machines (nitro and brushless), this choice allow me to arrive at the 1st place with the brushless and at the 5th place of the NITRO F1. Many thanks to PRO-LINE for the excellent products.
Last weekend there was the last race of the UISP Italian championship. When we arrived, on the Saturday, we opt to use the Blockade X3 with both machines, finishing the qualifications on the 6th place with nitro and 2nd with brushless. Sunday morning during the final with the brushless, the choose of the Blockade X3 allowed me to do a fantastic race, winning the second place and with this victory I win the ITALIAN BRUSHLESS CHAMPIONSHIP. In the afternoon there was the nitro finals. During the race started a persistent rain and despite that the track was very wet I reach the 100% from my machine thanks to a wonderful grip. I arrived on the 3rd place, after the technical stop for much rain. I win also in this category BUGGY NITRO F1 the 2nd PLACE OF THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP.
26-27-28 August, amazing weekend in the Alseno Circuit during the Italian Job. Friday we ran with the BLOCKADE X3 and the time laps were excellent. during the Saturday the temperature of the circuit was very high and we chosen the BLOCKADE X2 that allow me to have the best 3 consecutive laps of my category.
In the final we decided to use the BLOCKADE X2 and i conquered the 3rd position.
Last weekend in the Barcoff circuit in Reggio Emilia, there was the last race of the Italian Championship. Saturday, during the qualifications we decided to use the FUGITIVE X3 and we noticed that there was our choise for all the race, this allow me to be on the 6th place, only few seconds from the first. Saturday there was the finals, the temperature was too high, we decided to use the FUGITIVE X1, and did some upgrade to the setup of the machine, finishing at the 3rd place in the final.
Last weekend 6th/7th August we was at the 3rd meeting of the Italian Championship, categories 1:8 Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy.
From Saturday looking on the circuit, our choose for both categories was to use the BLOCKADE X3 that allowed me to run very fast despite the dust on the track.
On Sunday the circuit had a lot of grip so we use the HOLE SHOT X3 that helped me to do good qualifications. At the end, I was at the 3rd place in the E-Buggy and with the Nitro in the 6th position, because I had a little accident so I couldn’t contend for the first positions.
Riccardo Pasquetto Last Sunday (2016, 19th june) there was the Bittycontest, famous European race Nitro 1:8. From the Friday we noticed big difficulties to choose the tyres, because the circuit was too erosive.
Saturday we opted for the FUGITIVE X3, very fast and with a big stability. Sunday, during the semifinal, we have chosen the BLOCKADE X3 that gave me the opportunity to obtain the semifinal.
During the final race our choose was BLOCKADE X3 that allowed us to run very fast and leave the group and fight until the end for the first place. I closed the race at the 3rd place.
During the morning’s qualifications we decided for the Fugitive X3 and for the half part our choose was quite right.
In the afternoon I choose to use the Blockade X3 in both machines that allowed me to run very fast and constant and at the end to gain in the two classes the podium – the 1st place in F1 with TLR 4.0 Nitro and the 3rd place with the TLR 4.0 E-Buggy.
Up on Tool Tuesday is part of the “Better Edge” system from PROTOform. This neat little tool offers the best solution for sanding the edge of your Lexan shells to keep them from tearing and have the best possible line. Add additional strips of hook and loop fastener’d sanding pads and you set for a long time in you favorite hobby! Sure, you can grab a 2×4 and staple some sandpaper to it…..but….. that’s not cool!
Here’s where I got it and some info from PROTOform:
Welcome to LiveRC’s weekly column, “Talk-It-Up Tuesday!” Here we spend a little time talking with industry icons including racers, manufacturers, team managers, developers, promoters, and everyone in between! Sit back, relax, and go behind the scenes as we interview them all!
I started racing RC cars just a couple of years after PROTOform began producing Lexan Bodies for RC cars, and by that time they were already a household name among hobbyists. Oval racing was huge in that era, and then Touring Car racing exploded – at that time, scale appearance was still just as important as performance. PROTOform became an overwhelming force almost overnight, a pattern of domination that continues to this day. With few exceptions, it’s not uncommon to see the entire A-Main at even the largest international races topped exclusively by PROTOform.
Even though PROTOform’s founder, Dale Epp, lived in Canada, I had the opportunity to meet him a couple of times over the years – but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I learned Dale had a son, Eric, that was my age. That’s because last year, Eric and his family moved to California to work for his father’s business, which had long since become a subsidiary of one of the largest aftermarket accessory brands in the industry, and now I had a new buddy at the track with whom to discuss two of our favorite non-RC hobbies – baseball and beer. This week’s Talk It Up Tuesday is an opportunity for Eric to tell his story: