First time we heard the name Masami Hirosaka and lots to to come.
I remember Joel Johnson was driving a Kyosho Ultima with trinity motor and Masami was driving a Schumacher Cat XLS. Cliff Lett was racing self in those days after he left R&D Yamaha. Also "Jamming" Jay Halsey was running a RC10.
I remember the esc's we were running in those days: 50hz with the weight of an avarage motor today!
First attempt of the Kyosho Optima Mid at the worlds. Mike Reedy was THE motorman, other names were Trinity, AYK (do they still excist?), Kyosho (most popular in 4wd A finale), Schumacher, Yokomo (chaindriven 4wd car) and the RC10 was the most popular car in 2WD.
Motors were revving 30-32000 rpm at top those for 16turns with red 1200scr's cells.
Time has flying by if you see the modern cars in both on & offroad racing. I have still a Sanwa 3channel transmitter left for backup and it is more than 15yrs old and still working great!