I was able to spent thursday and friday at the Nationals. They were 2 of the most enjoyable days I’ve ever spent at any kind of an RC race.
The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was exciting - as was the practice and qualifying. ROAR was doing a great job as far as running a smooth show.
One of the best parts of my trip was the opportunity to see a lot of racers/friends that I don’t get to see too often. Had a chance to spent some time with three of the coolest guys to have ever held a radio – Steve Rossi, Ted Flack and Dave Berry. Even had a chance to hang out with Ted Hammer and his friends at the ARCA race on Friday night. My trip to Toledo was aaaaaall goooood!
CONGRATULATIONS to Ralph Burch Jr for his awesome TQ in 1/8th and also to Mike Swauger for his overall WIN.
Mike: nice way to back up that WORLDS runner-up finish!
CONGRATULATIONS also to Paul Lemieux for his TQ and WIN in Touring Car as well as Eli Ezrow’s TQ and WIN in Masters!
Thanks to all competitors who used Protoform Race Bodies. It was a very gratifying experience to be there. I was amazed at how fast those cars were going through the sweeper at the end of the main straight. I was walking around the place with a goofy looking perma-grin.
Had a lot of guys at the Nat’s asked me “will there ever be a new 200mm sedan body release from Pf?
” Ya, I know – that Stratus 3.1 is getting pretty long in the tooth. (but somehow it's still being used to win races all over the world)
No worries though, a new “R5-N” will be released in 3 to 4 weeks. I’m expecting it to be a pretty serious step forward in appearance and performance.
Hope you’re all having a great Labour Day Holiday!
Dale Epp - Protoform