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Old 10-01-2015, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by fantomdude View Post
TLR has been secretly working on a new 22 2.0 EURO spec buggy and practicing on their secret astro track in the back corner of the horizon Cal. warhouse and Mayfield will double WC
It would be nice if TLR returned to the IFMAR podium. But I have not heard of anyone practicing on carpet (unless in secret), and I don't know if they were even at the warm-ups? With only Maifield, Phend, and Evans it could be wishful thinking.
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My money is on Lee Martin in both classes. My Australian pick is Chris Sturdy.
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Andrew Smolnik with that Hobby Pro USA buggy will be very fast. The new prs1 v3.

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Old 10-01-2015, 05:37 PM
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The best part of the worlds will be listening to all of the "it's not real offroad" whining.
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I wonder if the AE guys will have the B54 prototypes?
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:13 PM
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Lee Martin.
Very strong driver (check latest EOS finals) with very strong stamina and hungry for Worlds title (do you remember what's happened during 2014 1/8 Worlds?)

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Lee Martin is my pic . I am looking forward to what Cavalieri throws down .
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Looking at some of the videos of the Yatabe Arena...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjzU9xektp0



I think most of the US favored drivers will be out of their element on this one, then again anything can happen. it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
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Originally Posted by Mudcat981 View Post
It would be nice if TLR returned to the IFMAR podium. But I have not heard of anyone practicing on carpet (unless in secret), and I don't know if they were even at the warm-ups? With only Maifield, Phend, and Evans it could be wishful thinking.
Maifield was at the warmup he didn't race just tested. It is wishful thinking but you never know.
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Originally Posted by BLKXJ96 View Post
Looking at some of the videos of the Yatabe Arena...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjzU9xektp0



I think most of the US favored drivers will be out of their element on this one, then again anything can happen. it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Definitely a great facility but off road worlds on turf really . I have no interest in it what so ever . How about having the sedan worlds on dirt lol .
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jag5508 View Post
Definitely a great facility but off road worlds on turf really . I have no interest in it what so ever . How about having the sedan worlds on dirt lol .
It's funny, but us Brits have said much the same thing about it being in dirt all these years

In 2wd, I think Lee Martin will do well, or Rienhard.

4wd is more open, unless Masakura walks it like the warm up.

As a long time Losi fan, I'd like to see them do well, but after running the 22-4 last year & finding it to be by far the worse car I've ever had, they better have changed a lot just to make the top 20.
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Originally Posted by fantomdude View Post
TLR has been secretly working on a new 22 2.0 EURO spec buggy and practicing on their secret astro track in the back corner of the horizon Cal. warhouse and Mayfield will double WC
My same sentiments. TLR side has been real quiet lately, and I suspect there will be a nice surprise this weekend. Unless of course TLR has no interest in winning on turf and would just concentrate on the US and dirt market (which isn't a bad idea cause turf layouts do not interest me one bit. I tried it and don't like it much). Most of the jumps have no flow or rhythm. They like to jump to a flat landing whereas most dirt tracks have nice flowy jump sections with receivers. The high consistent traction of turf makes for very close racing though (like touring car), which is exciting to both watch and race.

Anyway, I'll like to see Maifield podium 2wd at least, unfortunately, I don't think any of the US drivers would come in 1st.
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Originally Posted by John Myall View Post
It's funny, but us Brits have said much the same thing about it being in dirt all these years

In 2wd, I think Lee Martin will do well, or Rienhard.

4wd is more open, unless Masakura walks it like the warm up.
Suppose its the Oval racing thing, really don't get it at all, and why its so big state side.

At least the surface will be the same for all and it will be won by the guy who has the best car/talent....

Lee Martin for me! (as he is british!)
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It does not matter what surface the race is held on, the true professionals will always be at the top. The Change in track surface just makes for great racing!

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Yokomo developed their cars on that track so their team will be a fav to win there
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