*** SpeedMerchant Rev.7 TQ's & Wins the Japanese Nationals ***

We just got some great news from RC Champ House, our Japanese distributer. SpeedMerchant driver Naoki Watanabe Top Qualified and Won the JMRCA Japanese 1/12th scale Nationals held at the famed Yatabe Arena.

We shipped out the new Rev.7 just days before the race, so Takahiro (RC Champ House) and Watanabe had very little prep time to get his car together and race ready.

Turns out, they did a great job.

Watanabe TQ'd EVERY round of Qualifying, and Won the 1st & 2nd A-Mains allowing him to sit out the 3rd.

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Naoki ran a pretty standard set-up on his Rev.7, including the new machined Old School front suspension. The only "optional" parts on the car are the Carbon Fiber Side Links, Aluminum Front Braces, and our ultra cool Team Tamale Rear Pod Set.

A HUGE congratulations goes out to Takahiro & Watanabe! Great job guys!

Below is the finishing order of the race.

17.5 Overall Results - JMRCA Japanese 1/12th scale Nationals

1. Naoki Watanabe - TQ / SpeedMerchant - Rev.7 Sport
2. Kazuma Murai / Corally
3. Gou Matsumoto / Associated
4. Kouji Iizuka / Yokomo
5. Kouji Yokoyama / Kawada
6. Yuichi Iida / Yokomo
7. Hideyuki Matsushima / Associated
8. Atsushi Takeshita / ?
9. Kazunori Watanabe / Yokomo
10.Kunihiro Fujii / Corally