Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Preparing of New Year's Eve - Back Orders and Inventory

With 2014 nearly in the books, the new parts for 2015 have started to stream in to help drive excitement for the new year.  All of the possible back orders shipped today and most everyone will be lucky to receive their orders before the weekend.  The web store has also been fully updated with Awesomatix and Lunsford inventories.

Many A700 Evo II kits still remain on back order and every customer received notice of their existing back order in the last 24 hours.  Once kits are inbound a personal notification will be sent.

Happy Holidays.  Be Safe.  Cya at the track!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Arrival of 2015 Edition Parts and Limited Kit Availability

Just in today is a large series of new parts including the A700-D2-S, A700-C01AL-S2 and A700-MM2.  Back orders will be processed before stock is live online.  Even with pre-orders, these new parts will be available, in stock in the next 24 hours.

A700 Evo II kits still are in limited quantities but we continue to take back orders with expected delivery in 2-3 weeks after receipt of order. 

Please contact us with any questions.

Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 Edition Car Kits and Upgrade Parts

For the 2015 season Awesomatix is proud to announce four new kit options
  • A700 Evo II - Updated, Alloy Chassis Version of the A700 Evo - Pre-order available now
  • A700 Evo IIC - Updated, Carbon Chassis Version of the A700 Evo - Available in January
  • A700L2 - Updated, Carbon Chassis Version of the A700L - Available in January
  • A700EX2 - Updated, Carbon Chassis Version of the A700EX - Contact us if interested in this design
These four kits will be evolutions to the prior A700 Evo, A700L and A700EX designs, not revolutions!  The first major details on the cars were posted on RCTech this week.

2015 Design Evolutions

  • Rebuildable Dampers
  • New Floating Motor/Battery Mount
  • New Chassis Designs

A700 Evo II

A700 Evo II - Updated, Alloy Chassis Version of the A700 Evo - Pre-order available now

Detailed feature list of the A700 Evo II
  1. Floating Front Gearbox - A700-FFG1.1
  2. New Motor Mount - A700-MM2 - instead of AM03-1
  3. Four new rebuildable dampers - A700-D2 - instead of DL6 and DR6
  4. New Alloy Chassis - A700-C01AL-S2
  5. Latest Alloy Chassis Brace and FFG Tower - A700-AM33-5 and A700-AM49-3
  6. Floating Servo Mount - A700-AM24 - now included instead of AM07L/R
  7. Latest Diff - A700-GD2-S - included instead of GD1
  8. Latest Spool - A700-AT03M-S - included instead of AT03
  9. Short Steering Link - A700-ST21S - included instead of ST21
  10. Standard height ball studs - A700-AT21 - included just for lower arm mounts
  11. New C04M carbon arms (much stronger material)
  12. New Ball Studs included for upper camber links and all steering linkages - A700-ST24 and A700-ST24L - instead of AT21
  13. Open ended ball cups - A700-P13-4 - included instead of P13
  14. Various screw count changes

Upgrade Options for Existing Cars

You can upgrade your existing Awesomatix cars to the latest 2015 spec without buying a brand new kit -- unlike our competitors.  The simplest upgrade paths are for our 2nd and 3rd generation of cars - A700L, A700EXL, A700EX and A700 Evo.

Damper Upgrade

Awesomatix USA has all of the major parts needed to upgrade to the A700 Evo II Rebuildable Damper / Shock for an existing A700L, A700EX, A700EXL, or A700 Evo.  Requires AM17L and AM17R Damper Holders (included in every car except the first A700)

Pre-order now

Chassis Upgrade

The A700-C01AL-S2 Alloy Chassis

Building upon the already successful A700-C01AL-S design, this chassis is the narrowest design yet to minimize chassis drag on the racing surface and raise overall corner speed.  All of the major parts needed to upgrade to the A700 Evo II Alloy Chassis, including the A700-AM33-5 Chassis Brace, A700-AM49-3 FFG Tower and A700-P06-1 Droop Screw Inserts.

Pre-order now

Motor Mount Upgrade

The A700-MM2 Motor Mount

This new floating motor mount offers different flexibility settings to adjust overall flexibility.  Motor Mount 2 requires A700-C01AL-S or A700-C01AL-S2 chassis (not included).

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mike Gee, Bill Sydor and Manny Flores TQ & Win at 2014 US Indoor Champs!

This past weekend was the 35th running of the US Indoor Champs, held this year at the Holiday Inn in Cleveland, Ohio. This year saw over 200 entries, and 31 heats overall. 17.5 was the biggest touring class with 40 entries, with the USVTA, USGT, 13.5, and Mod classes also offered for TC's. This years track was very tricky combining a tight layout with high traction, soft spec tires and a bumpy subfloor, making perfect setups at a premium.

17.5 proved to be the toughest of all TC mains to make with all drivers completing 36 laps except the TQ, Awesomatix USA Driver Mike Gee being the only person to run 37 laps. Awesomatix USA Driver Bill Sydor would qualify 2nd, in addition to Manny Flores, Brian Wynn, and Dave Johnson making the show, for a total of 5 Awesomatix cars in the main, the most of any brand!  In the main, Mike would open up a gap and not look back, cruising to the win. There was chaos in the pack though, and in the end Sydor had to retire, but Johnson would navigate his way up to a podium spot in 3rd.

17.5 TC Finishing Order-
1. Mike Gee [Awesomatix]
2. Cody Woods
3. Dave Johnson [Awesomatix]
4. Damon Converse
5. Brian Wynn [Awesomatix]
6. Manny Flores [Awesomatix]
7. Chris Vogan
8. Mike Herald Jr.
9. Danny Jenkins
10. Bill Sydor [Awesomatix]

In 13.5 TC Bill Sydor would take the TQ and win the main easily after fending off an opening lap challenge

13.5 TC Finishing Order-
1. Bill Sydor [Awesomatix]
2. Daniel Mills
3. Chad Stowe
4. Alex Fournier
5. Adam Russell
6. Steve Laliberte
7. Alexandre Chryssikos

Mod TC saw Mike Gee and Awesomatix USA Driver Josh Cyrul qualify 3rd and 4th respectively, behind the Canadian duo of Andrew Hardman (Yokomo) and Keven Hebert (Associated).

Mod TC Finishing Order-
1. Andrew Hardman
2. Keven Hebert
3. Michael Gee [Awesomatix]
4. Josh Cyrul [Awesomatix]
5. Paul Ciccarello
6. Cody Woods
7. Mike Wise
8. Chad Stowe
9. Daniel Cook
10. Will Jossens

In the USGT class, Awesomatix USA Driver Brian Wynn set the early qualifying pace, but in rounds 3 and 4 Manny Flores stepped up to take TQ. In the main, Manny got off to a clean start and opened up a lead he would not relinquish. A few mistakes at the end by Manny made it interesting the last few laps, but in the end Manny held on with Brian finishing second, securing an Awesomatix 1-2.

USGT Finishing Order-
1. Manny Flores [Awesomatix]
2. Brian Wynn [Awesomatix]
3. Chris Vogan
4. Eric Schneeweis
5. Steve Schuttenberg
6. Bill Eisenhard
7. Ken Pepe
8. Robert Brandow
9. Jerry Birchfield [Awesomatix]
10. Grant Galloway

Overall it was a great weekend for Awesomatix USA with 3 TQs, 3 Wins and a podium in Mod TC. With Gee's win in 17.5, Awesomatix has swept 17.5 TC at the "Big 4" races for 2014 (ROAR Carpet Nats & International Indoor Championships - Kyle Klingforth, Snowbirds - Larry Fairtrace), not an easy feat! Special thanks to Awesomatix customers, team drivers, and the US Indoor Champs crew for putting on a great race, we will be back next year!