The 2014 CRCRC Winter Mid-West Championships were held this past weekend at The Ohio R/C Factory in Jeffersonville, Ohio. With frigid temperatures and snow hitting hard a few days before the event, it was unclear how the turnout at this years event would be. Once again, the Mid-West showed their dedication to R/C Racing as over 450 entries were counted making it one of the biggest races in CRCRC's history!
Wednesday, January 8th: Open Practice from 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, January 9th: Controlled Practice from 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday, January 10th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, January 11th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, January 12th: Lower Main Bump-Ups followed by Triple A-Main Events
In the Modified Truck Class it was all Kyosho's Jared Tebo who dominated qualifying by TQ'ing rounds #2, #3, and #4 to take the overall TQ. Also making the A-Main for Kyosho was Jason Jakubczyk starting 6th, Kyosho America Team Manager Joe Pillars starting 7th, and Andrew Parente bumping up from the B-Main!
In A-Main #1, Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri battled it out for the entire 6-minutes. The race would come down to the last lap where Cavalieri would just edge out Tebo for the Win by less than a 1/2 second.
Tebo would then bounce back nicely and take convincing Wins in A-Mains #2 & #3 while being the only driver to get by for the extra 16th lap! Tebo was then crowned the 2014 CRCRC Winter Mid-West Modified Truck Champion!
Modified Truck Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
1. Jared Tebo (TQ) Kyosho RT6
2. Ryan Cavalieri AE
3. Brandon Marsh AE
4. Jason Jakubczyk Kyosho RT6
5. Damian Lamy AE
6. Aydin Horne AE
7. Joe Pillars Kyosho RT6
8. Greg Niklas AE
9. Mike Gay AE
10. Andrew Parente Kyosho RT6
Winning Equipment Used By Jared Tebo:
30069B Kyosho RT6 Race Kit
ORI65102 Team Orion R10 Pro ESC
ORI28258 Team Orion VST2 Pro 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI14048 Team Orion Carbon Pro 5500mah 90C Saddle Pack Li-Po Battery
ORI30187 Team Orion Advantage Touch Pro AC/DC Charger
Congrats also goes out to Kyosho Team Drivers:
*Luke Richards for finishing 3rd overall and landing on the podium in 2wd Modified Short Course!
* Mitchel Gardner for finishing 4th overall in 4wd Modified Buggy and 11th overall in 2wd Modified Buggy!
* Jason Jakubczyk for finishing 4th overall in both Modified Truck and 2wd Modified Short Course!
* Dustin Richards for putting in an impressive B-Main run to bump into the A-Main for 2wd Modified Buggy and finishing 10th overall!
Thanks JP for the race report!