Ohio, USA Rinderknecht & Phend win at the 2022 CRCRC janvier 13, 2022 by Chris Laisser un commentaire For the last 35 years, the RC racing world has kicked off the new year with the CRCRC MidWest championships at the Ohio RC Factory. Located in Jeffersonville Ohio, racers from all over the country flock to this event to see where they stack up in the 1:10 scale realm. The Ohio RC Factory has been run by long-time owner Curt Schlichter. With nearly 350 entries the competition was stiff, but everyone was eager to prove themselves out on the track. This was a 5-day event with two days of practice, seeding, 4 rounds of qualifying, and triple A-Mains. For tires, the go-to choice was the new (coming soon)JConcepts Smoothie 2s slick tires in silver! However, some drivers did decide to go the traditional route and use sanded-down silver Ellipses! As for foams, drivers seemed to have different opinions about whether they liked the traditional grey dirt-tech foams or the hard RM2 foams. Another option to add to the mix was the new inner sidewall support adaptor. It seemed like it was most preferred to use these alongside the harder RM2 foams. The TQ went to Tom Rinderknecht (TLR/R1 Wurks/JConcepts) in 2WD Mod Buggy and 17.5 2WD Buggy, Dakotah Phend (TLR/O.S.Engines/Trinity/JConcepts) took the TQ in 4WD Mod Buggy and Modified stadium truck while Doug Lariviere (Team Associated/Team Powers/1up Racing/JConcepts) set he TQ in 3.5 4WD Buggy. Tom Rinderknecht led the way after taking the overall TQ in the first 2WD Modified Buggy final. Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated/Hobbywing/JConcepts) started 3rd and held his line waiting to make a move on Dreighton Stoub (Team Associated/Fantom Racing/AKA) who was in 2nd. Dreighton rolled it over on the back left turn, and Spencer got by into 2nd. Tom and Spencer were able to take 1 and 2 in A1. Tom’s car was dialed in with a 3.7-second lead and a 98.9% consistency rate. In A2, Dreighton was aggressive right off the start looking to get by Tom. Tom held strong. That top group cruised until about lap 10 when Dreighton got by Tom after getting caught on the pipe. On the last lap, Tom was all over Dreighton’s bumper looking for a way to lock up an early win. 10 seconds to go Tom squeezed through the gap between Dreighton and the pipe on that back left turn and took the overall win!! A3 would determine who would take the final podium position. Dreighton, Spencer, and Aydin Horne (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line Racing) followed closely throughout the race. Each of the top 3 took the lead at one point but ultimately by lap 10 Dreighton would take over the lead for a final win. Spencer would finish 2nd and Lee Setser (Team Associated/O.S.Engines/Reedy/JConcepts) from 10th on the grid would finish 3rd. A1 of 4WD Modified buggy was relatively uneventful. Dakotah, Aydin, and Spencer all held their starting positions for the entire 5-minute main. A2 however, was a different story. Dakota would beautifully lead the entire race for the early overall win. The remaining top 3 positions would be a battle to the end. Less than a minute into the race Aydin would get caught on the pipe in that dreaded back left-hand corner, a 5 car pile-up would quickly change the game. Tyler Jones (Tekno RC/Ultimate Racing/Trinity/JConcepts) would capitalize on it and move into 2nd place which he held to the finish. 3rd place was a battle between Cole Tollard (Team Associated/Reedy/JConcepts), Lee, Aydin, and Spencer. Ultimately, in the final 3 laps, Spencer was able to take 3rd for the round. A3 would round out the podium. Aydin and Spencer who started 1st and 2nd would finish just the same. It was once again the battle for 3rd that everyone was clawing for. Dustin Evans hung on to it for the first 7 laps, but after a mistake, Tyler took over. Tyler trying to hang on, but little did he know Lee from 8th on the grid was creeping up behind him. Lee was able to grab that 3 spot. Overall, the final two podium positions were solidified for Aydin and Spencer. Spencer took the win in Modified stadium truck from Chase Lemieux (XRAY/AKA) and Aydin in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Source: JConcepts PartagezTweetezEnregistrer0 PartagesAbout ChrisFounder of circusrc.com, journalist & photographer in the RC world for several years, Chris is passionate about RC, racing and technique. Whether in France or in the world, he is trying to bring high-quality information and photos for enthusiasts... and make you want to join the world of RC!