Tamiya Racer Rewards
The Tamiya Racing Factory (TRF) has a long history of championship winning vehicles with great drivers behind them. With less than a year of racing under its belt, our new TRF201 buggy has already taken the 2010 2WD Off-road European Championship. In addition, Tamiya also won the 2010 4WD Off-road European Championship with the TRF511. With much fanfare among off-road racers, the TRF502X was recently introduced with 2011 in its sights.
Lee Martin to Race TRF801X
Tamiya America, inc. is proud to announce its newest member of the 1/8th off-road team. World class off-road ace Lee Martin, has joined in a partnership with Tamiya America, Inc. to pilot the TRF801X at the upcoming IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road world championship being held at Pattaya, Thailand on November 7-14, 2010 as well as other major events around the globe. Lee, a well known driver from Great Britain, has already achieved great success piloting Tamiya’s newly released 1/10 TRF201 2WD buggy and the TRF511 4WD buggy. Sweeping the recent 2010 Euros by firmly establishing the TQ position in qualifying and winning both the 2WD and 4WD classes, expect to see a lot of Lee stateside as he pilots Tamiya’s state of the art R/C platforms in the coming months and into next year.
A quote from Lee Martin:
“After much success with my Tamiya 1/10th vehicles, I cannot wait to begin racing for Tamiya America, Inc. in 1/8th scale as well. The TRF801X shows great promise and I’m really looking forward to getting behind the wheel and hopefully achieve some great results at the coming World Championship and future races! I would like to thank David Jun and Tamiya America, Inc. for this opportunity and also thank Horizon UK and David Spashett for the help throughout the year until my move to the Tamiya Team.”
Tamiya Dominates the 2010 Off Road Euros
Lee Martin dominated the 2wd and 4wd classes winning TQ in both, as well as the 1st and 2nd legs to secure victory in both classes. In 2wd, Martin drove his 201x to victory in Leg 1 after a close battle with Hupo Honigl and Paul Bradby. Mistkes by all 3 drivers kept them close throughout the race. Martin made no such mistakes in Leg 2, and quickly pulled away from the field to wrap up his overall victory in the Euros.
Lee took the Leg 2 of the A final in Austria to go along with his win in the opening leg to win the 4WD title in the same manner as his win earlier this week in 2WD. In a damp rain-effected meeting, Lee Martin won the only two qualifiers that managed to run to completion to TQ the event. Only Jorn Neumann was able to challenge Lee Martin in both legs 1 & 2 of the A final but wasn't able to make a pass or be as consistent - making errors that cost him time.
2010 Canadian RC Pro Nationals
Ryan Flips for R/C Pro Rd #3
Ryan travels to RC Pro Rd #3:
HOT. Yup, that about sums it up! I have never felt such heat in my life. 103* with about as much humidity as possible. Yea, HOT.
Luckily it was also very fun and a great time! I first want to thank Corey Guidry for helping me to attend the race and putting on a great show! I also want to thank Barb and Martin Harrison for opening up their home to a strange... Read More