CHICAGO, IL – Steve “Mongo” McMichael, former Super bowl Champion and Chicago Bears’ defensive tackle, will take a Time-Out this Saturday to share his big passion for small-scaled life in the fast lane. On Saturday, October 24, McMichael, a remote control car enthusiast, will be signing autographs and spending time with patrons of the iHobby Expo, the largest trade venue for hobby products in the nation. Known to sports enthusiasts as the starting defensive lineman on the 1985 Bears’ Super Bowl Championship Team, McMichael has been a long-time participant in the hobby industry and has become a role model for hobbyists who like to build their own models of cars, trains, planes, and boats. When Steve McMichael isn’t currently coaching the Chicago Slaughters, this six-foot-two, 270-pound former professional wrestler and NFL hero can be seen driving his over-sized RC car throughout his house and yard. Steve “Mongo” McMichael will be available for onsite interviews.
- WHO: Steve McMichael
- WHAT: iHobby Expo
- WHEN: Saturday, October 24th - 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
- WHERE: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Des Plaines, IL
“The Punisher body by JConcepts for the Hot Bodies D8T is the meanest, nastiest thing out for 1/8th truck racing. Throw everything you know out the window, the Punisher separates itself from the rest of the bodies on the market with it’s distinctive styling. Beginning with the newly re-designed grill and headlight treatment, the Punisher stares you down like a trained fighter. The hood and cab treatment are amongst the lowest in class giving the Punisher top notch performance. The bed area represents the latest offering for 1/8th truck racing featuring a super low profile design for increased engine cooling, air flow and escape. The Punisher body style is the choice of current and defending ROAR National Champion Ryan Maifield.
- Original JConcepts – Punisher styling
- Low profile inspired body, cab and window design
- Below engine head designed bed for increased engine cooling, air flow and escape
- Clear heavy-duty polycarbonate with protective film
- Window masks and detailed decal sheet
- 2009 ROAR National Champion design”
[Source - jconcepts.net]
Yeah Racing has released their new aluminium motor mount / heat sink set for the Tamiya M05 & M05 PRO, details can be round below -
- Great upgrade for the standard plastic parts or to replace broken parts
- Less flexing than standard parts
- Made of high quality aluminum
- Long lasting & durable
- Make your car looks stunning
- Easy to fit, straight forward replacement
Further details can be found here.
OCR reports – “Knauth driving an RB powered Hyper 9 takes out the 2009 OCR Nitro Champs Series, ahead of Shaun Rawlings running a Force powered XB8 EC, narrowly holding out Sergio Manalvo – MBX6 – OS, second and third outright seperated by only 1 point after close to 600 laps of hard racing. The Junior and Sport Buggy drivers battled all the way to the final race of the series to determine who would be on the podium, in the end though it was Henry Bui – 808 – RB with a very close win over Tom Jones – 808 – RB, with Luke D’Arnay taking the final series podium position. Dean Baker – Caster Fusion came from behind to snatch the number 1 spot from Henri Raafs – Hyper 8.5 – RB with Rory O’Connor taking third with his OS powered Thunder Tiger.” Read More… [Source - ocrraceway.com]
“Join the HPI team in Derby, England, next month for a charity race that will feature a full grid of Formula Ten cars in what promises to be a fantastic demonstration race to promote the upcoming Formula Ten Challenge series! We are starting off with a few demonstration races. After these rules will be finalized and the 2010 HPI Formula Ten Challenge series announced. THE CHALLENGE IS COMING BACK! That’s right, the HPI Challenge is on its way back! The new HPI Formula Ten car will feature in its own HPI Formula Ten Challenge. We are starting off with a few demonstrations races. After these rules will be finalized and the 2010 HPI Formula Ten Challenge series announced.” Find Out More… [Source - hpi-europe.com]
“XRAY would like to welcome Top International 8th scale driver Jon Hazlewood back to the team. RC Disco & the UK XRAY / HUDY team welcomed Jon Hazlewood back at the end of the 2009 season – with all aims on a strong push for XRAY in the UK and International events for 2010 and beyond. Jon has signed to run the XRAY alongside our other recent signing Reece Sawyer and the rest of the UK XRAY Team. With multiple UK, European and World A Final results behind him, Jon brings great experience and speed to the team. With the continued development of the fantastic 808 buggy and some excellent recent testing we are looking forward to great results and racing in the future. Jon will be running the Xray 808 Buggy & Hudy tools, with his other sponsors RC Disco, KO Propo, Proline, Byron, Savox, and SMD giving him great equipment to keep him at the top of his game.. It seems Jon just can’t be separated from his XRAY for too long…. Welcome back Jon!!” [Source - RC Disco]