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Old 06-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default R/C Racers doing real life racing

Anyone you know involved in r/c racing that also is involved in drag racing, or other types of real life racing? Post away and if you can provide some video clips/links it would be real cool.

Just wanted to share a couple videos of our local racer Alfonso Irwing, who races electric TC mod down here in South Florida. He's been doing real drag racing for over 25 yrs and builds his own cars and ports his own motors and had quite a reputation in Venezuela till he moved to the states in 2002. Now he does TC racing to at least be able to race, but he's always itching to get behind the wheel of a dragster.

Its cool to see one of our own racing at that in real life. Pretty cool stuff...especially for you T/A lovers His car is the Camaro, known as the "Pesadilla", which means: "Nightmare"

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziv-7o-vD0E

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRu3u6RiZAg

And here's a vid of Roberto Irwing, Alfonso's younger brother:

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stt-r...eature=related

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go alfonso ... acere, the tc5's were too much for him though !!!
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go alfonso ... acere, the tc5's were too much for him though !!!
THat's pretty cool videos...Alfonso's Camaro is bad A$$!!! they had him show up for those events an he actually had to wait for people so they dont get so embarrased...he then pulls 9 sec to shock them a bit...lol

maybe there's some down here as well that know a thing or two about real drag racing.
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Donnie Lia... 12th scale stock national champ and owner of 360 Speedway in Long Island, NY. Here is some amazing video...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5c9l-EmQ8Lo

Gotta love that finish.
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Smile camaro

I race at superior most of the time in the t/a class or 13.5 touring. I also drag race an 81 camaro in super gas in nhra div.2 and bracket race in super pro at speedworld dragway in orlando. The fastest I've been in it is 8.07 @ 169mph. I don't have video's to upload but here is a pic of it.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:07 AM   #6
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Donnie Lia... 12th scale stock national champ and owner of 360 Speedway in Long Island, NY. Here is some amazing video...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5c9l-EmQ8Lo

Gotta love that finish.
Thanks for the link...really cool finish.
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I race at superior most of the time in the t/a class or 13.5 touring. I also drag race an 81 camaro in super gas in nhra div.2 and bracket race in super pro at speedworld dragway in orlando. The fastest I've been in it is 8.07 @ 169mph. I don't have video's to upload but here is a pic of it.
Wow..that's a machine right there...8 sec

Mind sharing what's under that hood?
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How about Lewis Hamilton aged 7?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/c...&bbram=1&asb=1
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Looks the same today. Hasnt changed a bit...

Cool video. Gotta get him to try driving some electric mod w/ Andy Moore
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Here I am racing last year.



Surgery has side lined me from real racing so as soon as I heal up enough I will race the toy cars
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All the guys listed below have raced either at my local track or on the FDOS series in the last year.

Mike Martin, of SlickZero R/C products, 2nd season in asphalt short track oval.
John Chance, up to Late Model experience on asphalt
David Davis, currently running dirt late models
Troy Robinson, 2007 RC PRO D/O Champ & 2007 FDOS Champ, Alternates between asphalt open wheel mod and late model.
David Slaviak, last i knew was running asphalt sprints
Matt Stegeman, was running asphalt sprints but don't think he's driving this year
Dwight Ryals, street or pure stock down in auburndale
Troy Pirez Sr, drag racing
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Wow..that's a machine right there...8 sec

Mind sharing what's under that hood?
Its a Pat Musi 540, JW powerglide tranny. Its about 925hp.
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Mark Anton and I've been racing RallyX and involved in the California Rally Series (they run both stage rally and rallyx). Info is in my siggy.
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i wish i was racing lemans prototypes. racing rc cars is super fun but runnin around a protoype is da freakin bomb ... drag racing is awesome too, maybe they should have right turn drag racing jejejejeje good job with this thread yohan, keep up the awesome work so you can be a moderator lil3j check us out at wilsonmanifolds.com i know you wont be dissapointed with our work its top quality. actually anybody who races should check us out !!!
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