Monday, December 13, 2021

Lia, Xavier, Hanulec, Ladenburg, Isaacs, Trandell, and Nano win at 2021 Winter Warrior Race at 180 Raceway

180 Raceway sponsored by Awesomatix USA located in Middle River, Maryland hosted their annual Winter Warrior Race this past weekend.  180 Raceway is the epicenter of ROAR Region 2 carpet racing and has help grow and hone the talent of countless ROAR National Champions and other large race winners, especially in 190mm TC racing.

This year's event had its largest ever attendance and featured fantastic prizes to race winners -- a Sword!  4 classes were chosen for having triple A-mains -- 13.5 1/12, 21.5 TC, GT12 and VTA. Thankfully Awesomatix drivers have a great local presence at 180 Raceway plus we had drivers who drove and flew in from both near and far.  In total Awesomatix cars won 7 classes!  Just imagine what could of happened if we made an F1 car too!!

13.5 1/12th

The 10 car A-main was an all Awesomatix A12 affair.  The three A-mains had great battles for the race wins from Donny Lia, John Dickson and Sam Issacs.  Donny would take A1 and A2 for the win!

  1. DONNIE LIA [Awesomatix] + TQ
  2. JOHN DICKSON [Awesomaitx]
  3. SAM ISAACS [Awesomatix]
  4. JOE TRANDELL [Awesomatix]
  5. KEMP ANDERSON [Awesomatix]
  6. FABIO EVANGELISTA [Awesomatix]
  7. SHAWN RAYFIELD [Awesomatix]
  8. MIKE HANULEC [Awesomatix]
  9. MANNY FLORES [Awesomatix]
  10. CRAIG XAVIER [Awesomatix]

21.5 TC


The competition if 21.5 TC was legendary.  John Dickson [Awesomatix] would shock all of the fast locals by taking the TQ in the 4th round!  Awesomaitx USA's Craig Xavier would use his track knowledge win A1 & A2 with John and Eric Anderson competing a podium sweep for Awesomatix after triple A-mains!!

  1. CRAIG XAVIER [Awesomatix]
  2. JOHN DICKSON [Awesomatix] + TQ
  3. ERIC ANDERSON [Awesomatix]
  4. ROBBIE DODGE
  5. MIKE GEE
  6. MANNY FLORES [Awesomatix]
  7. BRAD JOHNSON [Awesomatix]
  8. CLAYTON YOUNG [Awesomatix]
  9. JEFF ROWLAND [Awesomatix]
  10. ANDREW ELLIS

GT12


GT12 was raced with foam spec tires and a handout Motiv motor from a prior Stock Wars event.  Awesomatix USA's Mike Hanulec would take the TQ and break out into the lead in both A1 and A2 to take the win!
  1. MIKE HANULEC [Awesomatix] + TQ
  2. BRIAN WYNN
  3. JAKE BURDEN
  4. CASEY YOUNG
  5. MARIO FICCO
  6. MIKE GOIR
  7. AL SODANO [Awesomatix]
  8. PERRY CASWELL
  9. TOM KEISER
  10. MARK TIAMSON

VTA


Popular class filled with 180 Raceway locals, Omar Ladenburg was able to take the event TQ and after two second places to take the overall win of the event by winning A3.  

  1. OMAR LADENBURG [Awesomatix] + TQ
  2. CHRIS BERTOTTI [Awesomatix]
  3. SHAUN SPANGLER [Awesomatix]
  4. MIKE HERALD
  5. MARK TIAMSON [Awesomatix]
  6. JESSE CASTRO
  7. MIKE KLING
  8. GREG HALSTEAD [Awesomatix]
  9. GLEN SHREVE
  10. BRANDON JONES


Mod TC


In a smaller yet competitive field, Awesomatix USA's Sam Isaacs would TQ over teammate Kemp Anderson and Robbie Dodge.  Qualifying order would hold in the A-main.

  1. SAM ISAACS [Awesomatix] + TQ
  2. KEMP ANDERSON [Awesomatix]
  3. ROBBIE DODGE
  4. ANDREW ELLIS
  5. ENZO ALBERTONI [Awesomatix]
  6. JEFF ROWLAND [Awesomatix]

17.5 1/12th


17.5 1/12th had a lighter turnout that usual, but the cream still rose to the top.  Awesomatix USA's Joe Trandell took TQ honors over teammate Clayton Young.  In the A-main, Awesomatix USA's Shawn Rayfield was the big mover from 4th to 2nd overall.  

  1. JOE TRANDELL [Awesomatix] + TQ
  2. SHAWN RAYFIELD [Awesomatix]
  3. CLAYTON YOUNG [Awesomatix]
  4. MIKE HANULEC [Awesomatix]
  5. FABIO EVANGELISTA
  6. ADAM VINK

USGT


Team Awesomatix USA would sweep the top 3 spots in qualifying with Manny Flores, Arvin Nano and Al Sodano.  In the main Arvin would win over Manny.  

  1. ARVIN NANO [Awesomatix]
  2. MANNY FLORES [Awesomatix] + TQ
  3. TOM KEISER
  4. CHAY BLOUNT
  5. JAKE BURDEN [Awesomatix]
  6. MARK TIAMSON [Awesomatix]
  7. DANNY JENKINS
  8. AL SODANO [Awesomatix]
  9. JUAN AMADOR [Awesomatix]
  10. ALBIN MELENDEZ

Race Results