Monday, October 11, 2021

Isaacs, Lia, Anderson, Flores and Schneese win at the 2021 Mon-Tech NYGP

The 2021 Mon-Tech New York Grand Prix (NYGP) at 360v2 took place October 7th to 11th 2021. Donny Lia and the team at 360v2 put on a fantastic and well run event over the past 4 days. Team Awesomatix is happy to walk away with 5 wins from the event - Modified TC, Modified 1/12th, Stock TC, USGT and GT12-R.  Congrats to all of the winners!  Cannot wait for next years event.


Modified Touring Car

Sam Isaacs and Kemp Anderson representing Awesomatix USA team in the Mod TC field.  The Mod TC race was mostly settled in qualifying with Sam taking the TQ and Kemp starting 5th.  

A-main finishing order-
  1. Sam Isaacs [Awesomatix]
  2. Chris Adams
  3. Keven Hebert
  4. Michael Gee
  5. Kemp Anderson [Awesoamtix]
  6. Andrew Ellis
  7. Max Kuenning
  8. Guner Mehmet
  9. Michael Pabon
  10. Jorge Rodriguez [Awesomatix]

Modified 1/12th

At this year's event 6.5T motors with open ESC was tried.  The Awesomatix A12 was the most popular car in the field with 7 of 10 racers running the car.  The A-main event had a dramatic finish with Donny Lia [Awesomatix] taking the win after grabbing the lead with just two laps togo in the main.  Sam Isaacs and Kemp Anderson also ran strong within the 5 car freight train up front.  

A-main finishing order-
  1. Donny Lia [Awesomatix]
  2. Keven Hebert
  3. Sam Isaacs [Awesomatix]
  4. Max Kuenning
  5. Kemp Anderson [Awesomatix]
  6. Andrew Knapp
  7. Joel Johnson [Awesomatix]
  8. Michael Hanulec [Awesomatix]
  9. John Themelis [Awesomatix]
  10. Joie Trandell [Awesomatix]

Stock Touring Car

Stock TC featured a Hobbywing JustStock motor that helped make the field very tight.  Eric Anderson [Awesomatix] took the TQ off his first round run.  In the A-main we had 7x A800MMXA cars battling for the win.  Craig Xavier [Awesomatix] was able to make a pass to move into 2nd place while Eric cruised to the win!

A-main finishing order-
    1. Eric Anderson [Awesomatix]
    2. Craig Xavier [Awesomatix]
    3. Robbie Dodge
    4. Clayton Young [Awesomatix]
    5. Manny Flores [Awesomatix]
    6. Jeff Rowland [Awesomatix]
    7. Jamie Corrado [Awesomatix]
    8. Marc McGurren [Awesomatix]
    9. Joe Wright
    10. Aja Archibald


    Coming off his Southern USVTA Nationals win, Manny Flores [Awesomatix] continued to lead the field in qualifying for USGT.  With half of the A-main featuring the A800MMXA cars we had a big chance at the win.

    A-main finishing order-
      1. Manny Flores [Awesomatix]
      2. Thomas Keiser
      3. Albin Melendez
      4. Michael Pabon
      5. Marc McGurren [Awesomatix]
      6. Aja Archibald
      7. Juan Amador [Awesomatix]
      8. Al Sodano [Awesomatix]
      9. Victor Kao
      10. Tommy Vutong [Awesomatix]


      GT12 this year featured SJT rubber tires.  Miles Schneese [Awesomatix] was able to take TQ and run away with the win in the A-main.

      A-main finishing order-
          1. Miles Schneese [Awesomatix]
          2. Mark Calandra
          3. George Fabbiani
          4. Lazaro Lopez
          5. Al Sodano [Awesomatix]
          6. Latif Michail
          7. Ralph Morella
          8. Carlos Pagan
          9. Charles Schaumburg [Awesomatix]
          10. James Riccitelli

          Super Stock Touring Car

          In Super Stock we had the car count advantage but couldn't convert that into a A-main win.  Awesomatix drivers ran strong finishing 3rd to 7th

          A-main finishing order-
          1. Robbie Dodge
          2. Drew Ellis
          3. Craig Xavier [Awesomatix]
          4. Jeff Rowland [Awesomatix]
          5. Jamie Corrado [Awesomatix]
          6. Melvin Aulston [Awesomatix]
          7. Clayton Young [Awesomatix]
          8. Michael Gee
          9. Chay Blount
          10. Diatta Collymore

          Stock 1/12th

          In Stock 1/12th we had some rough starts from Trandell, Hanulec and Schneese in the A-main and were unable to challenge for the win.  Trandell rallied back to grab 3rd spot on the podium.

          A-main finishing order-
            1. Jeff Dayger
            2. Andrew Knapp
            3. Joe Trandell [Awesomatix]
            4. Clayton Young [Awesomatix]
            5. Mark Calandra
            6. Michael Hanulec [Awesomatix]
            7. Dan Pawling
            8. Latif Michail
            9. Miles Schneese [Awesomatix]

            Super Stock 1/12th

            In Super Stock 1/12th we again saw a rough first lap with Themelis and Corrado getting caught up at the start.  Eric ran strong from 9th to nearly get on the podium.  

            A-main finishing order-
              1. Jeff Dayger
              2. Andrew Knapp
              3. John Dickson
              4. Eric Anderson [Awesomatix]
              5. Max Kuenning
              6. Jamie Corrado [Awesomatix]
              7. John Themelis [Awesomatix]
              8. Michael Hanulec [Awesomatix]
              9. Joe Trandell [Awesomatix]
              10. Joel Johnson