We had 13.5T brushless touring car class race, and tamiya Jonson motor open chassis F1 class race at Jp raceway on Sept.29. TQ for TC class was Mr. Mikey, He showed us his very fast and stable driving with his new car yokomo BD7. 2nd Jerome, 3rd Ralph. For F1 class, TQ was secured by formar TITC stock touring car class champion Joseph, 2nd Leo, 3rd Tutoy.
A interview for T.C. class T.Q. driver Mikey
Congratulations Mikey, Can you tell me what was your secret of your fastness?
Mikey: Thank you, Well its because of my New very fast car BD7 and all combination together Orca ESC and Orca battery. Oh it was just Box set up of BD7 I forgot to tell you. There was no secret at all. I started to use this car just yesterday.
Really? so sound like your will be more faster If you have more set up with your new BD7, aren't you?
Mikey: Maybe yes. But I already very happy with this box setting. My box set up of BD7 is fast and It has so much forgiven for my on power driving style. I think If I replace ordinary plastic parts to hop-up carbon parts will be more better.
by the way, you already had many trophies for 2nd and 3rd, aren't you? Would you take champion this time? Im sorry If Im giving you kind of pressure, haha.
Well yes! I have many of 2nd and 3rd trophies as you know. I'd want to take a number one trophy in my hand this time, but of course I don't know that I can do, or not. haha. Please you wish my luck.
A interview for F1 class T.Q. driver Joseph
Congratulations Joseph, You made a comfortable T.Q. with your fast driving and your nice chassis. What kit did you use and how was it?
Joseph: Thank you taka. We(Joseph and his mechanic father ken) used Tamiya F104WGP chassis. This car was very good. I like handling of this chassis very much today.
Also my jonson motor and battery was gave me good torque and power both. I was so happy with my car. thanks for my dad. He made my car very fast.
Your fastest Lap was 0.3s faster then 2nd qualifier Leo. You must be confident for winning for yourself, don't you?
I hope so taka. but, Leo is fast driver I can't have any comfortable yet. I just do my best race.
last question, I'd felt your car much more stable then your last F1 racing event. what did you changed of part of your car?
Actually taka, I only changed my driving style to more careful driving. My priority is not a fastest lap now. My new target of driving style is, no mistake.
We used a new qualifying style for F1 class in this Mighty gripper cup. It was the "super lap qualifying". About during 1990s Real F1 was using this super lap qualifying style as you remember. An Advantage of this super lap qualifying is, every one has own clear laps, I guess. We gave only 3 laps for each racers this time. And this different style of qualifying is going to give an other style of an adrenaline rush for all F1 class racers. Even some of experienced racers had a hand shaking on it according they said. Hope this well be famous in our F1 racing some day. Specially for my dear Manila RC F1 organizer Joel and his players.
Here is the super laps qualifying videos of some racers.
(I was supposed to take all players video. but unfortunately my camera memory already full)
Can you imagine that? You have to make your best Lap in-front of every one's attention!
This was making all racers so excited!
13.5 brushless open touring car
Winner : Jerome tamiya 416
2nd : Mikey yokomo BD7
3rd : Ralph tamiya 417X
4th : Tutoy
5th : Jason
6th : Jon
7th : Jerom span
8th : Tim
10th : Arec
other results will be up-date soon
We are happy to have new young champion in philippines! Jerome ling is growing to one of them fastest Rc car racer of philippines now. He smashed all old fast drivers this day. Congratulations! 2nd winner was manila orca distributor Mighty with his new BD7. He was not able to keep his TQ position in This race. But everyone think he did great with his brand-new car without testing. We wait to see him to get a champion trophy in his hand to the next race. 3rd winner was Ralph From tamya lil's hobby. He showed us way his fast drive how did he get 1st asia champion in the kyosho-cup. Its so aggressive drive but with-out car sliding. Now I know Ralph and JP driving style are come from same great origin. But he is so kind and Every one in manila knew this thing, He don't bump any other car in front of him. This thing gave feeling safe and comfortable to any person who is running ahead of Ralph. Thats why even he was giving so much pressure to Jerome, It was not able to reach to Jerome's heart. And even Jerome has strong Heart racer in manila too.
Here is touring car class race videos coming soon
TC H3 (full of 5 minutes)
Winner : Joseph Tamiya F104WGP(wide)
2nd : Tutoy Tamiya F104WGP (wide)
3rd : Leo tamiya F103 ( wide )
4th : Chito Tamiya F104WGP(wide)
5th : Jason Tamiya F104W (wide)
6th : Allan Tamiya F103 (wide)
7th : Alfonso Tamiya F104pro (narrow)
8th : Ted Tamiya F104pro (narrow)
Winner : Jomile Tamiya F104Pro (narrow)
2nd : Arnold Tamiya F103LM (wide)
3rd : Capt. Rains 3racing FGX (narrow)
4th : Ike 3racing FGX (narrow)
5th : Teddy HB F10 (narrow)
6th : Carlos tamiya F104pro (narrow)
7th : Bomet HB F10 (narrow)
In A-main, Former TITC stock TC class champion Joseph got first F1 class champion of Mighty gripper cup! He took 1st position on Heat 1 and Heat 2 first, Then He just give support to his team-mate driver Tutoy to get 2nd in over all. And it worked well to make Tutoy 2nd in over All this race.
Because of it, Very fast Manila RC F1 driver Leo had a two enemies on the 3rd heat, sorry. Tutoy got 1st on the 3rd heat and he've get 2nd over all in his hand.
In B-main, 2012 tamiya asia cup F1 class over all 2nd winner driver Jomile got Here B-main with his humiliated. I cant imagine how it was Hurt for him because He was 2011 tamiya asia cup FF03 class champion too. But during race He have get back his fast driving just like other A-main drivers. He took heat 1 and 2 easily and course he got B-main champion. 2nd winner was surprised. It was oldskul arnold, He just come back from long time away of his RC hobby. Last winner in B-main was goes to by Capt. Rains's hand. I guess He must be an idol of all FGX guys in manila. He is the only person who made FGX had a trophy in manila by his good driving.
Here is F1 class race videos coming soon.
F1 Heat 3 B-main
Thank you very much for all manila racers! Next Mighty gripper cup will come back in Jpraceway on Nov 2012 with some power up. Please look forward it!
We couldn't see his smile during racing time.
I know his problem was his old tires...
Ted, alphonso, Tim,
thank you very much for making our event happy!!
Ted changed his car to tamiya F104Pro.
A former kyosho asia champion Ralph.
He was looking like fastest in my eyes on that day.
But Even He used his handsome face to Goddess,
She kissed to more younger racer on that day.
Manila heavy weight F1 players!
Carlos, Ike, Jason
2010tamiya asia champion and fastest RC touring car racer
JP's car was getting ready... but He couldn't make to join this race..
Came back to RC bobby after his 2 years rest finally.
But his power supply doesn't like to work.
I saw so much of spider net in side his power supply!!
New racers from Team action hobby!
F10 and F104 narrow F1 battle are nice to see!
F1 B-main 3rd winner Rains!
He is fastest RC F1 racer of FGX in manila.
Rains said Ike is truth 3rd winner.
F1 B-main 2nd winner Arnold!!
Old my friend sill strong!
F1 B-main champion Jomile!!!
Of course he did.
I guess he was no able to get use to the Super lap qualifying this time.
F1 A-main 3rd winner Leo!
Finally He showed us his little smile.
He just need a new tires on his car.
He tire was too old. I saw many holes on his tires.
F1 A-main 2nd winner Tutoy!!
Most RC addicted racer in manila!
F1 A-main champion Joseph!!!
He was so fast in F1. Strong Joseph came back to Racing!
We wish him to come back for Touring car very much.
Touring car 3rd winner Ralph!
He was the one who make us excited to watch TC car class.
You need only better starting grid for yourself.
Thank you Ralph!
Let put our old man's as in-front young guys some more years together with me!
Touring car 2nd winner Mikey!!
Uncrowned top racer in manila.
Any time he is ready to be champion with his fastness already.
Touring car champion Jerome!!!
He was very stable, fast, and strongest on this day!
I guess he is growing to a great racer now.
He is still using A old 416X Wow!
And He swept every other older racers by his old chassis!
Its a great thing!
Thank you very much for all my dear friends, JP, Arnold, Action hobby, Lils hobby shop, and pitshop!!
Lets make our hobby more exciting together with The mighty gripper!!
RC is own bobby of each person. A race event is our sport. and it's a SHOW for spectators.
Let's Keep it Clean and make it more!!