Sunday, August 1, 2021

Isaacs and Xavier win the 2021 ROAR Paved On-Road Nationals

The 2021 ROAR Paved On-Road Nationals just wrapped up and Awesomatix added three new National Championships thanks to Sam Isaacs winning Mod TC and Craig Xavier winning 17.5 TC and 21.5 TC.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Wins for Kemp Anderson, Eric Anderson, and Eric Jones at the 2021 Mile High Indoor Champs

The world returned to racing in 2021 and the race at 5280 Raceway Mile High Indoor Champs in Denver, Colorado helped North America close out the big race indoor carpet season  Not even 15+ inches of snow would keep the Awesomatix competitors from another great turn out spanning racers and team drivers looking to battle for the win!  

Modified 1/12th was won by the TQ holder Kemp Anderson in his Awesomatix A12 along with a Mon-Tech MT 21 body.  Max Kuenning took a close second in his XRay with Sean Guthrie in his Awesomatix A12 rounding out the top 3

Modified TC was won by Max Kuenning after starting 3rd on the grid.  Lex Tyler and Sean Guthrie finished 2nd & 3rd in their Awesomatix A800MMXA TC!  Special shout out to Kyle Klingforth (Awesomatix) and Andrew Ellis (XRay) for their tremendous battle for the win that unfortunately everyone was robbed from experiencing after an incident with a back marker during the race took them both out shortly after the 2 minute mark.  You guys are both winners in our eyes!  

21.5 Stock TC was an Awesomatix affair with Eric Anderson taking the TQ + Win by only a few seconds over Bill Sydor and Brad Johnson who battled to the wire for 2nd overall.  


USGT also highlighted the Awesomatix car popularity with Eric Jones taking the TQ and Win followed by Marc McGurren and Arvin Nano -- all racing an Awesomatix A800MMXA.

Congrats to Brad Johnson for a solid return to big race form with a pair of 3rds -- including 3rd in 17.5 TC behind Robbie Dodge and Drew Ellis.  

Another congrats to Kevin Van Ert for a solid 2nd place run in 17.5 1/12th with his Awesomatix A12.  Sadly Kevin had to run for his plane ride home and missed the podium pictures.  

Another successful race in the books!  Thanks again to everyone who supported the race at 5280 Raceway!  I know the team had fun and is looking forward to returning next year!












Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Awesomatix sweeps the 2021 ROAR On-Road Carpet Nationals!

The 2021 ROAR On-Road Carpet Nationals was hosted at Coastal RC Speedway in Chesapeake, VA.  The event featured 6 championship classes and 3 host provided classes.  The AwesomatixUSA team had great success in qualifying grabbing all 6 top qualifier positions within the 6 Championship Classes-

  • Sam Isaacs - Mod TC
  • Sam Isaacs - Mod 1/12 
  • Kemp Anderson - SuperStock TC
  • Donny Lia - SuperStock 1/12
  • Eric Anderson - Stock TC
  • Joe Trandell - Stock 1/12
Moving into the A-finals, 5 of the 6 races would be decided within just two of the three A-mains with the TQ taking the win!  The SuperStock 1/12th race would go into A3 to decide the winner - 2nd place qualifier, Ray Darroch, would end up taking the overall win with his Awesomatix A12.  

When it was all said and done Awesomatix would take 6 new National Champions!  Additionally we had many Top 3 podium position lock outs!

Our National Championship winners are-

  • Modified TC - Sam Isaacs
  • Modified 1/12 - Sam Isaacs
  • Super Stock TC - Kemp Anderson
  • Super Stock 1/12 - Ray Darroch
  • Stock TC - Eric Anderson
  • Stock 1/12 - Joe Trandell

In a track hosted USGT class, Manny Flores took the TQ & Win with his Awesomatix A800MMX


Thanks again to all of the Awesomatix racers who attended and to those who helped support the team and drivers!  

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Currency Markets Drive Awesomatix Price Increase

As of last week, Awesomatix announced its prices have been increased in response to changes within the global currency market.  As of today, AwesomatixUSA and our dealers should now all be using these new prices.  Pricing is updated at shop.awesomatixusa.com now to reflect the change.  

In 2020, Awesomatix just "ate" the price difference without impact on the end customer, but the price difference hit a point were this could no longer be ignored.  

Monday, October 26, 2020

Young, Rayfield and Reilly win at 2020 Halloween Classic

COVID-19 couldn't stop the 2020 Halloween Classic from bringing some of the fastest drivers to NORCAR The Gate in Brunswick, Ohio this past weekend.  With a limited number of people and classes being offered the race offered a refreshing re-look at the popular long standing event that offered nice 45m-1h breaks between rounds with open practice and having the Saturday qualifying ending around 6pm instead of 1am like in past years events.  The 5 classes on offer still had super tight battles for both pole position and who would make the A-main event.  Due to COVID-19 only the top 6 drivers would participate in the A-main.  

Awesomatix drivers would wind up take 3 TQs and 4 Wins in the 5 classes.  Congratulations to 
  • Clayton Young for double touring car wins
  • Shawn Rayfield for the first production A12 win
  • James Reilly for the TQ & Win in USGT
Extra special thanks to the entire team for working so closely together throughout the weekend!!


USGT
TQ - James Reilly
1st - James Reilly / Awesomatix
2nd - Kevin Nestor / Awesomatix
3rd - Max Buca / Awesomatix

Can-Am Stock 1/12th
1/12 Stock
TQ- Michael Hanulec
1st- Shawn Rayfield / Awesomatix
2nd- Michel Hanulec / Awesomatix
3rd- Zach Schuttenberg / CRC

Stock TC
TQ- Clayton Young
1st- Clayton Young / Awesomatix
2nd- Marc Livermore / XRay
3rd- Billy Sydor / Awesomatix

Superstock 1/12
TQ- Max Kuenning
1st- Max Kuenning / XRay
2nd- Fabio Evangelista / XRay
3rd- John Dickson / Awesomatix

Superstock TC
TQ- Marc Livermore
1st- Clayton Young / Awesomatix
2nd- Max Kuenning / XRay
3rd- Marc Livermore / XRay

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Super Stock TC B-main winner - Hobby Bobby!


Friday, September 25, 2020

Awesomatix A12 Gearing Considerations for Stock 17.5 and GT12 21.5 Racing

The innovative Awesomatix A12 platform, with the inline design and inner and outer chassis frames, introduces some new constraints to traditional 1/12th scale racers -- gear selection.  The A12 has already proven itself in both Super Stock 13.5 and Modified 1/12th scale racing, but until recently it hasn't been even tested with slower / higher wind motor combos.  

Just like many of you, we race 1/12th scale too, so we know that people will be surprised about the need for different sized spur gears.  So read up and learn about our new 1/12th platform!!


Design Considerations



The “No tweak pod” concept offers a smaller range of motor fore and aft adjustment than we traditionally find within a 1/12th scale car.  The pod offers two axle positions, and these positions offer different quantities of "gear count".  Between the prototype A12 and the production A12 the amount of gear choices has been greatly increased.  

All of the following calculations are based upon a 36mm diameter 540 motor.  Motors with a smaller diameter, like the Team Scream Low Rider series can support even a wider range of gears.
  • Short wheelbase: 112T to 120T of gear count
  • Long wheelbase: 112T to 125T of gear count (aka, +5 teeth)

What is Gear Count?

Simply put - the sum of 64 pitch spur + pinion teeth should be in the range of

  • 112 to 120 for short wheelbase
  • 112 to 125 for long wheelbase

Simple Gear Charts

The following is a simple roll-out calculation based upon a 40.0mm rear tire size.  This tire size is often a great starting point for spec racing, but is by no means the smallest tire that can be run on the platform.  

Our roll-out targets for motors were:
  • 17.5 - 95mm
  • 21.5 - 102mm
The areas shared in the salmon color signify gear that is supported when running a long rear wheelbase in the A12.



We decided to make a small run of 63mm spur gears for one reason only.  It would allow the gearing math to IDENTICALLY match the 72/56 gearing that is recommended in Can-Am RC Series 1/12th Stock.  Running a 63/49 is identical to 72/56.  

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Listed under the A12 Optional Parts section of shop.awesomatixusa.com we've partnered with TeamEAM to get some RW Racing Spurs available today.  Look for more options in the upcoming weeks and months!

Stay Safe ... See everyone real soon!




Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Awesomatix A12 1/12th Scale Electronic On-Road Car

Awesomatix, known for their advanced and revolutionary design of 10 th scale RC electric touring cars, is excited to enter a new class, 12 th scale RC electric on-road, with the A12 pan car.  

A low center of gravity is a critical element in racing performance for any class, and this is further exemplified by the A12 pan car on an entirely new level. Much like the Awesomatix A800MMX touring car, the A12 far surpasses all existing 12 th scales by providing a much lower center of gravity.


A 12th Scale the Awesomatix Way



The Awesomatix A12 features a completely new design compared to any previous 12th scale car on the market.  The A12 does not have a standard lower deck / chassis and lower pod plate, but rather is composed of two parts that work in tandem and are connected with ball joints. The outer frame of these two suspension components contributes to the spring action of the car as it functions like a large spring.  The inner frame contains the front end, servo, receiver, esc and battery.  A hydraulic damper is built between these two parts of the frame, providing easily adjustable dampening and rear axle movement. The end result is a suspension and pivot movement that is similar to conventional 12th scale cars but has proven to be far more durable and tweak free.
Additionally, the alloy side braces on the outer spring frame offer several possibilities to play with rate of the “rear suspension” by simply moving and adjusting a set screw. The stiffness of the chassis can be adjusted very quickly for a variety of track conditions.
The A12 follows the Awesomatix tradition of innovation by using specially designed hydraulic rotary dampeners instead of traditional oil piston shocks.  The A12 rear rotary damper unit is very compact in size and mounted at the lowest possible point on the chassis. Inside of the damper case are two rotary damper “vanes” that work independently to ensure smooth and efficient dampening, which can be adjusted by different viscosity silicon oil. This carefully designed damper provides the required ratio between both the longitudinal and side dampening needed to excel on any track condition. This rear damper is easily removable, too, as just two screws allow for the “quick release” of the entire unit. 

Front End Design

The 7075 T6 aluminum front hubs on the A12 have created a highly adjustable front end design. This kingpin design enables the use of different viscosity oil, grease, and o-rings within the front hubs along with traditional coil-over springs to ensure optimal performance on any racing surface.
Setting the front end camber is quite simple and is done by turning the kingpin post. Predetermined holes in the front carbon suspension plate line up with predrilled holes in the kingpin post which together determine camber angle.  This allows camber to be changed in 0.25 degree increments, from 0.75 to 1.75 degrees.
The A12s stiff front bumper design matches the shape of the front carbon suspension plate and is cut at an angle to match the front-end shape of most commonly used body shells. Unlike most 12th scale kit bumpers, no hand fitment is required and the bumper’s stiffness helps prevent damage in the case of a crash.   

The Inner Frame 

The design concept of the car supports an inline battery and centralized electronics placement. The servo is mounted to the front end cross plate. Multiple sizes and shapes of servos can be used, up until a maximum dimension of 35mm x 30mm x 15mm.  The ESC, receiver, servo and transponder are located in front of the battery.  The rear rotary dampener is positioned under the battery at the back of the Inner Frame. The inner frame connects to the outer frame with 2 ball joints at the front end that allow it to pivot, and small hooks on each side of the damper vane connect it to the rear pod assembly to provide the ideal dampening level.

The carbon side wings offer two possibilities for both side spring placement and rear body posts position.  The side spring positions offered on the car allow for variable side roll stiffness depending on the conditions.  Depending on the body shell used and its mounting position, the narrow or wider holes may be more suitable to ensure no deformation of the body shell at high speeds. 

Rear end design

Another Awesomatix innovation is an ultra-lightweight spring steel-alloy composite spool axle which uses a center nut to quickly change the spur gear. The total weight of this fully-metal spool unit is less than the most competitors’ carbon spools but with far greater total strength and torsional rigidity. 
The very light, solid circular aluminum rear beam provides exceptional rigidity and a tweak-free operation for the rear pod. This rear beam can be set in a short or long wheelbase position, and shims used under this beam set the desired ride height.

Special Features of the A12 Pan Car Kit

- 7075-T6 2mm Aluminum Outer Spring Frame
- 7075-T6 2mm Aluminum Inner Frame
- Lowest center of gravity design
- “No tweak pod” concept
- Rotary damper unit in rear
- Next Level Front End design
- 7075-T6 Aluminum Front Hubs
- Quick and easy adjustability of setup change
- Rigid Frame design
- Carbon Front Suspension plate
- Ultra Lightweight Spool Axle
- Stiff and properly shaped Foam Bumper

INFO 

- Radio,  Receiver, Transmitter, ESC, Servo, Servo saver, Motor, Fan, Pinion, Spur Gear, Lipo, Body shell and Tires are not included in the kit. They are only used for the presentation of the fully equipped car. 
- Due to our policy of continuous product development, the exact specifications of the kit may vary.
Awesomatix does reserve all rights to change any specifications without prior notice. All rights reserved.