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Chris Cristo Takes The Win at Vintage Off-Road Nationals with ION Tires!


Event: Vintage Off-Road Nationals
Location: Wolcott Hobby, Waterbury, CT
Dates: September 6-7 2014


This past weekend I attended the Vintage Off-Road Nationals at Wolcott Hobby & Raceway in Waterbury CT.  The Vintage Nationals is one of my favorite races that I look forward to every year as it’s always fun to race old school vehicles at a well run race with great people. Oh, and they have a huge raffle with lots of prizes.

The Wolcott Hobby crew put together a fresh layout for the event that was fun to race on while being vintage car friendly with no big air jumps. The fresh layout stayed wet all weekend which left a lot of racers struggling with the low bite.

There were about 80 entries total with racers coming in from all over the US, including multi-time world and national champion Brain Kinwald. I entered the 2WD Buggy class with my original RC10 Worlds car and the stadium truck class with my RC10T.

After 4 rounds I managed to qualify 3rd in stadium truck and 2nd in 2WD Buggy, right behind Brian Kinwald.

During the stadium truck A-Main I was able to take the lead about half way through the 8-minute Main and finish first.


In the 2WD Buggy Main I got tangled up with lap traffic and that dropped me from 2nd to 5th.  I battled with the 4th place car until the last turn of the last lap where I was able to sneak inside and make a pass to finish 4th.


On my 2WD Buggy I used M4 2.2″ Electrons front and rear and on stadium truck I used M4 IONS front & rear.

Chris Cristo