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Old 09-28-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
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Famous in the R/C community for the Silver State Nitro Challenge, Boulder City Raceway, located just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, was selected to host the 2006 ROAR Gas Truck Nationals. In the previous 10 years Team Associated vehicles have won every National Championship in the Gas Truck division, headlined by the Factory Team RC10GT.

Using the information gathered over a decade of dominance, Team Associated engineers developed a new, highly anticipated replacement for the GT: the Factory Team GT2. The ROAR Gas Truck Nationals was chosen as the debut event for the worthy successor of the most highly decorated R/C truck ever made.

Leading up to the race, top team drivers Jared Tebo, Ryan Maifield and Ryan Cavalieri tested the GT2 in various conditions preparing for the National Championship. With the assistance of the lead project engineer Kurt Wenger, these three drivers were able to establish a starting setup for the team to use at the Nationals. The team strove to achieve a setup that was not only consistent throughout long main events, but also in shorter qualifying sessions. This hard work paid off as Ryan Cavalieri was able to place his GT2 in the #1 qualifying position.

As the main event started, Cavalieri checked out early. An early tangle between teammates Tebo and Maifield shuffled them to the back of the pack. As Cavalieri exited the pits from his second pit stop with a comfortable lead, his truck flamed out and the TQ was forced to retire from the event less than 20 minutes in.

While Cavalieri was in the pits, Associated/Reedy driver Ryan Maifield found his way to the lead position. Ryan had recovered from his poor start and was laying down the fastest laps of the event. Like Cavalieri before him, Maifield checked out from the field establishing at times a 15-second lead. Shortly after refueling for his 4th pit stop, an electrical failure took Maifield out of contention for the win and forced his retirement as well.

With the poise and determination of a 4x National Champion, Jared Tebo recovered from his last place start to find himself in the lead of the 45-minute main with less than 10 minutes to go. As he came in for his last scheduled fueling, his pit crew shouted words of encouragement and split times to second place. A late splash-n-go insured a full fuel tank, and with less than 2 minutes remaining, Tebo cruised around the track buffered by ¾ of a lap lead on his way to his third straight Gas Truck National Championship and the first for the RC10GT2.

Four GT2s placed in the top ten! Congratulations to all the Team Associated drivers who made the A Main showcasing the new GT2. Look for the team to continue testing and racing the brand new GT2 at the Reedy Truck Race in late October.

The Factory Team GT2 offers more punch and durability due to the all-new 4.09:1 ratio transmission. Power enters the gearbox through a more efficient dual-disc slipper clutch that lays the power down and helps save the drive-train during hard landings. The GT2’s new 2-shoe clutch is adjustable with optional springs that will transfer the power down to the ground in all track conditions. The GT2’s large diameter clutch fits SG type crankshafts and includes larger, more reliable heavy-duty ball bearings. A free-floating disc brake on the top shaft insures smooth, fade-free brakes during long A-mains. The drag brake is conveniently adjusted by turning the included thumb wheel.

The GT2 chassis is composed of a hard-anodized 6061 aluminum chassis plate with a molded front kick-up and a modular radio tray. The "dual-deck" layout provides the optimum front-to-rear chassis stiffness, allowing the race-proven suspension to keep the GT2 hooked up. The GT2’s radio tray features a sealed receiver box to protect electronics from fuel splashes and is easily removed for quick clean up. The newly designed fuel tank has a large lever for easy access and the quickest fuel stops. Floating fuel tank mounts reduce vibration and minimize the shock from hard landings. The GT2 also sports a sealed battery box, which keeps the receiver battery safe and secure.

All new suspension geometry makes the GT2 the best-handling gas truck ever. The new suspension components are optimized for maximum durability and long-lasting performance. The front and rear suspension mounts interlock to the chassis to keep the suspension geometry consistent and durable. Rebuildable CVA drive shafts, full ball bearings, molded front and rear shock towers, and a ball bearing dual bell-crank steering system with adjustable servo saver complete the package.


* 4:09:1 ratio gear box
* Hi-Torque 2-Shoe clutch
* Posi-Lock Quick-Change System
* Hard anodized 6061 aluminum chassis with molded kickup
* Blue aluminum front bulkhead
* Blue aluminum hinge pin brace
* Blue tuned muffler and manifold
* Rear suspension mounts are keyed to the chassis for maximum strength and consistent settings
* Easy-to-remove radio tray
* Sealed receiver box with embossed AE logo
* New easy-to-open 82cc fuel tank for fast pit stops
* New a-arm design and material for maximum durability
* New heavy-duty steering blocks
* Molded front and rear shock towers
* Dual bellcrank steering with adjustable servo saver
* Vertical ball stud adjustment on both front and rear upper link
* New rod ends with aluminum pivot balls

Pictorial tour of the Factory Team GT2 kit
Factory Team parts in the Factory Team GT2 kit

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Old 09-28-2006, 12:37 PM   #2
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Position Name Vehicle Engine Fuel
1 Jared Tebo GT2 O’Donnell O’Donnell
2 Adam Drake TL Trinity Trinity
3 Mike Truhe TL Trinity Trinity
4 Marty Korn GT2 Orion Werks
5 Travis Amezcua TL Sirio Losi
6 Richard Saxton GT2 O.S. O’Donnell
7 Phillip Atondo TL Orion Losi
8 JR Mitch GT2 O.S. Sidewinder
9 Clint Wachter TL ? Trinity
10 Jesse Robbers TL Trinity Trinity
11 Ryan Maifield GT2 O.S. O’Donnell
12 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) GT2 Orion Sidewinder

Jared Tebo's Set-Up

Ryan Cavalieri's Set-Up
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