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2003 US Indoor Championships

INTRODUCTION >>> Billed as "The Super Bowl of R/C," the U.S. Indoor Championships grows larger and larger every year, attracting top professional drivers from around the world to come and test their skills against the best of the best. Featuring highly technical track layouts, no-nonsense race directing, and day-to-night racing, the Indoor Champs offer everything that the serious racer could ever hope for.

Taking place November 26th throughh the 30th at the Holiday Inn in Independence, Ohio, the 2003 Indoor Champs continues this tradition for the 24th straight year. The track layout manages to be both incredibly technical and quite fast, with a smooth run-line that rewards the agressive driver. The 2003 Winter carpet racing season is truly underway, with the Indoor Champs also being the second leg of the 2003-2004 U.S. Triple Crown series.

RACE COVERAGE >>> As always, R/C Tech is proud to bring you news, results, pictures and more from the race, on a round-by-round basis as it is taking place. With this much action going on for 5 straight days, it promises to be an exciting event. Be sure to check out our official 2003 U.S. Indoor Championships discussion thread in the forums.


RACE SCHEDULE >>> For the first time in its history, this year's race features an extra practice session on Wednesday evening, whereas in previous years it was just a registration day. The rest of the schedule remains very similar to years past, with approximate times added:

Wednesday, November 26th: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: 
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM: 

Registration
Controlled Practice Round

Thursday, November 27th: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: 
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM: 
9:00 PM - 4:00 AM: 

Controlled Practice Round
Controlled Practice Round
Controlled Practice Round

Friday, November 28th: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM: 
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM: 

Qualifying, Round 1
Qualifying, Round 2

Saturday, November 29th: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM: 
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM: 

Qualifying, Round 3
Qualifying, Round 4

Sunday, November 30th: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM: 

All Mains


Final Results

Stock Touring A Main

 1. (2) Alex Lopez           25/5:12.01
 2. (3) Bobby Flack          24/5:01.91
 3. (4) Ray Darroch          24/5:02.80
 4. (7) Wayne Vince          24/5:03.84
 5. (5) Martin Crisp         24/5:06.23
 6. (6) Paul Ciccarello      24/5:08.22
 7. (8) Robert Love          24/5:08.57
 8. (0) Aaron Bomia          23/5:01.08
 9. (1) Dan Miles            13/2:41.26
10. (9) Chuck Lonergan        0/0:00.00

Masters Touring A Main

 1. (2) Bob Vanwagner        24/5:03.94
 2. (1) Eli Ezrow            24/5:04.98
 3. (3) Tom Esposito         24/5:05.72
 4. (4) David Morrow         24/5:12.66
 5. (8) Bob Schoenau         23/5:01.26
 6. (6) Junior Norton        23/5:02.78
 7. (9) Mike Marshall        23/5:06.71
 8. (0) Skip Starkey         23/5:07.27
 9. (5) Bill Jeric           23/5:08.80
10. (7) Steve Lafara         10/2:16.51

Modified Touring A Main

 1. (1) Mike Blackstock       27/5:02.30
 2. (3) Atsushi Hara          27/5:03.57
 3. (5) Paul Lemieux          27/5:09.77
 4. (4) Brian Kinwald         27/5:10.79
 5. (6) David Spashett        27/5:10.83
 6. (9) Josh Cyrul            27/5:15.72
 7. (7) Mike Dumas            27/5:17.04
 8. (0) Billy Easton          26/5:00.56
 9. (2) Barry Baker           23/4:19.92
10. (8) Chris Tosolini         2/0:27.42

Stock 1/12th Scale A Main

 1. (5) Vicky Blackstock     40/8:06.19
 2. (6) Jeff Dayger          40/8:08.45
 3. (1) Mo Denton            40/8:12.51
 4. (3) Mark Smyka           40/8:12.59
 5. (8) Scott Smither        39/8:08.84
 6. (2) Wayne Vince          39/8:11.34
 7. (0) Mark Calandra        39/8:12.65
 8. (7) Mike Dunnigan        38/8:13.28
 9. (9) Richard Chang        37/8:13.53
10. (4) Alex Lopez            4/0:55.00

Masters 1/12th Scale A Main

 1. (1) Frank Calandra, Jr.  39/8:02.98
 2. (3) Bob Vanwagner        39/8:10.78
 3. (2) Tom Esposito         39/8:12.22
 4. (0) Bob Schoenau         38/8:04.19
 5. (9) Eli Ezrow            38/8:05.69
 6. (8) Ron Ferguson         38/8:07.51
 7. (5) Chuck Lonergan       38/8:08.62
 8. (6) Junior Norton        38/8:09.53
 9. (4) Bud Bartos           37/8:04.56
10. (7) Skip Starkey          0/0:00.00

Modified 1/12th Scale A Main

 1. (1) Jon Orr               44/8:09.23
 2. (2) David Spashett        44/8:09.27
 3. (3) Barry Baker           44/8:12.46
 4. (6) Chris Tosolini        43/8:00.56
 5. (8) Mike Dumas            43/8:00.72
 6. (9) Michael Lufaso        43/8:12.06
 7. (4) Chris Doseck          43/8:12.80
 8. (0) Ryan Cavalieri        42/8:01.40
 9. (5) Mike Blackstock       29/5:38.68
10. (7) Brian Kinwald         11/2:19.44

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