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Gonzalez, George M

OFNA WINS WORLDS WARM-UP

Kyosho’s Pre-Worlds winning streak was put to rest by OFNA. An OFNA Hyper 7 piloted by Mikael Palsson took the checkered flag at the Pre-Worlds in Sweden. Palsson put nine laps on Team Mugen driver Danny Vega, who finished in second place. Team OFNA driver Magnus Amilon grabbed third with his 9.5 buggy.

BARRY BAKER BEATS THE WORLD’S BEST

Team Associated/Reedy driver Barry Baker was virtually unstoppable at the 2003 Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions held at Tamiya USA’s beautiful Southern California facility. Baker piloted his Factory Team TC3 to an impressive win in the Invitational class by beating the best drivers from all over the world. This was Baker’s second Reedy Race win in a row (and his fourth overall), making him the undisputed king of the asphalt. Trinity/Team Losi driver David Spashett of Great Britain grabbed second, while Yokomo/Reedy driver Masami Hirosaka (Japan) rounded out the top three.

HODAPP TAKES SPEEDWORLD CUP

Team Losi/Peak driver Greg Hodapp TQed and won the fourth annual Speedworld Cup held at Speedworld in Roseville, CA. Hodapp’s Losi teammate and Team Trinity driver Matt Francis took second, with Team XRAY/Team Orion driver Andrew Swanson finishing in third.

FANTOM BREWS FOR BURCH

Fantom and 25-time national champion Ralph Burch Jr. have worked together to create a signature fuel for serious racers. The newly developed fuel contains a 10-percent-nitro lubricant that’s a 50:50 blend of the “finest synthetic and castor oils available.” Fantom says that the nitromethane used is so pure that no fuel-polluting igniters are necessary and claims that the fuel reduces running temperatures and greatly increases horsepower. Twenty- and 30-percent blends will be offered. For more info, contact Fantom Racing at (269) 649-9583; fantom-motors.com.

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