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Old 11-17-2013, 10:21 AM
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Congratulations Sean,

Awesome job Mr. Tamiya F1 World Champion. John C. is right, has a very nice ring to it. Look forward to pics of the winning driver and car later. You will have a very, very happy trip home.

BTW - did you visit the Gundam museum ?

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Hey Sean, congratulations on your win! It’s nice to see an F1 champion from the USA.

So when will you be teaching the clinic at Tamiya?
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:05 PM
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Well Done, Sean!!!

from my exprience in 98, i would vouch for the fact that this is NOT an easy accomplishment....

You've brought the highest amount of credit to yourself, and at the same time, you have honored the US Tamiya F1 Class.... Great Job!!!

Which F104 version did you use, or TRF 101?



Fred: How did everyone else do? how about some pics or videos....


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Lee Passehl looked to be 4th.
He seemed to be in 3rd grid position, his last race I saw, he was taken out on the 1st turn. Seemed like a "easy" podium for him if it was not for the take-outs and slow marshaling.

Congrats to Sean on the Win!
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Originally Posted by Doc
Well Done, Sean!!!

from my exprience in 98, i would vouch for the fact that this is NOT an easy accomplishment....

You've brought the highest amount of credit to yourself, and at the same time, you have honored the US Tamiya F1 Class.... Great Job!!!

Which F104 version did you use, or TRF 101?



Fred: How did everyone else do? how about some pics or videos....


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Lee Finished 4th, Bensi finished 6th in the B and Solomon won the B. Sean also used a F104 WGP with a standard F104 front end. The TQ ran a TRF 101. There were quite a few different chassis in the mix. I saw V2'S, X-1's and of course a couple of WGP's.

I'm typing up a full post event recap and I'll have video and pics on our website shortly. There is a lot to cover and say that will help everyone going next year.

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by FMW

... I'm typing up a full post event recap and I'll have video and pics on our website shortly. There is a lot to cover and say that will help everyone going next year.

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-- thanks Fred... i know for sure -- all us F1 types can't wait to see it!


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Old 11-21-2013, 11:38 AM
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Congrats to the winners! My sons and I are huge F1 fans both RC and full size. Since we are opening an 18,000 sq foot RC entertainment facility in New York City, F1 will be a class that we will be promoting Big Time. The on road track will be about 6,000 ft 125'X48'. We want to host some Tamiya races as well as many others. I am anxious to see some videos.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:52 PM
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Hi guys!

Here is my two A main races from the Tamiya World Championship.

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

A main 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8RYJ0VNcoQ

A main 2

Ended up 4th overall after qualifying 3rd. Two healthy servings of "takeout" from the Swiss driver in both mains kept me from challenging for the lead. Car was really good. We've got a great setup for next year's TCS Nat's GT1 driver. Learned tons of good stuff that will help Team Tamiya USA next year!

Sean "Senna" Wu laid it down in the 2nd A Main for the overall victory in F1. When we asked Sean if he had made any changes to his car for the 2nd main he said "yeah, I put the Senna helmet my driver" LOL!! Sean...YOU'RE THE MAN!!

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Originally Posted by Leester
Hi guys!

Here is my two A main races from the Tamiya World Championship.

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

A main 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8RYJ0VNcoQ

A main 2
Thanks for the videos Lee great job bud. Sorry for the bad luck all I can say our TCS GT3 guys are much cleaner drivers than their experts.

You did great, just concentrate on the real Worlds
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Quick Question
Does anyone know if the TCS Licenses we had to file for the past season will still be valid for the 2014 season or do we have to refile?
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Here is a video of Sean Wu's Second A main to win the Championship. It's a little shaky and I marshall a few cars but i get the rest of the race and I get Sean's interview on the stand. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfhItxvEIZA
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Amazing... what an accomplishment. First US win in the bag. It will only get better from here on. Congrats to you Sean!

Great win too Lee and thanks for the vidz.

To all participants, great representation.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:54 AM
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hey thanks, Lee!

do you know, were they using kit tamiya tires?

looked like they were all tip-toeing around the track with minimal grip at the rear. --hey, remember? sorta like the first few runs on scotty's carpet track in winter the day after an off-road race!!

good on Sean!! ...he drove a nearly flawless race under the highest pressure.

must've been a heckuva party that nite, eh?

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Here is the video of winning my final qualifier in my heat that I won.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvYMq-gb9Xw
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Originally Posted by Doc


hey thanks, Lee!

do you know, were they using kit tamiya tires?

looked like they were all tip-toeing around the track with minimal grip at the rear. --hey, remember? sorta like the first few runs on scotty's carpet track in winter the day after an off-road race!!

good on Sean!! ...he drove a nearly flawless race under the highest pressure.

must've been a heckuva party that nite, eh?

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As all four Team USA drivers were practicing at TQ Raceway, Sean and I had a few chats about the Japan F1 rules, chassis's and set-ups. In F1, they had to run the Tamiya foam tires. You assembled them in tech, put them on the car, and took them back off the car in post tech, put them in a bag and left them in tech. You could not cut down, round off or sauce the tires.

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