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Saturday Night Showdowns Series Winners (Fun Comp Series)

This is ONLY for the Weekly Fun Comps – Saturday Night Showdowns.
The Super Showdown Comps AND point series are unaffected.

This past Saturday we here at Super-G R/C Drift Arena concluded our weekly fun comp series a few months early. What started as a casual, informal competition among friends had turned into something a bit more serious. More serious than we were comfortable with, especially for a weekly, non-paid competition.

We would like to thank everyone who participated and supported us and the weekly fun comp series. We feel Saturdays would be better spent on open sessions. We will still host Fun Comps in the future, but for the time being we will be taking a break.

Congratulations to our winners, Hao Huang who missed the beginning of the series, but still managed to pull off the first place win with 114 points! Alan Benites with a extremely close second place with 113 points, and Tim Mulhmeyer with a comfortable third place with 103 points.

May 11, 2019 Saturday Night Showdowns (Round 11)

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Just coming off a NorCal trip and jumping right into the SuperShowdown the following weekend made for a little hectic return. At least this week we are back to our normal schedule with Saturday Night Showdowns kicking it off!

Just for fun we have made the Saturday Night Showdowns a point series. It’s all for fun and every participant receives points which will be used at the end of the year.

Points will be awarded as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
8 pts – Forth Place
7 pts – Fifth Place (Remainder of Top 8)
6 pts – Participation Points

Your winners – 1st Tim Mulhmeyer, 2nd Hao Huang, 3rd Albert Martinez
Jelani was on fire tonight! He’s on the 4th place sneak!

Points Earned – 5/11/19:
1st. 15 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer
2nd. 12 pts – Hao Huang
3rd. 10 pts – Albert Martinez
4th. 8 pts – Jelani Robinson
5th. 7 pts – Mark Santa Cruz
5th. 7 pts – Karlo Malabanan
5th. 7 pts – Jason Fordyce
5th. 7 pts – Kevin Motter
9th. 6 pts – Colin Chambers
9th. 6 pts – Ethan David
9th. 6 pts – Alan Benites
9th. 6 pts – Manny Campalans
9th. 6 pts – Joe Tam
9th. 6 pts – Sam Angulo
9th. 6 pts – Josh Espinoza

Point Standings – 5/11/19:
1st. – 117 pts – Hao Haung (12)
2nd. – 103 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (15)
3rd. – 98 pts – Alan Benites (6)
4th. – 69 pts – Aydin Angulo 
5th. – 65 pts – Mark Santa Cruz (7)
6th. – 65 pts – Josh Espinoza (6)
7th. – 63 pts – Manny Campalans (6)
8th. – 62 pts – Sam Angulo (6)
9th. – 60 pts – Joe Tam (6)
10th. – 51 pts – Colin Chambers (6)
11th. – 49 pts – Kevin Motter (7)
12th. – 46 pts – Ethan David (6)
13th. – 43 pts – Karlo Malabanan (7)
14th. – 37 pts – Nick Lepisto
15th. – 32 pts – Sam Taylor
16th. – 32 pts – Steve Fujita
17th. – 21 pts – Alfredo Chan III
18th. – 21 pts – Shilun Gu 
19th. – 20 pts – Jelani Robinson (8)
20th. – 19 pts – Mark Solnyshkin
21st. – 17 pts – Mikko Yang
22nd. – 12 pts – Andy Orozco
23rd. – 12 pts – Brian Kroells
24th. – 12 pts – Jose Aleman
25th. – 12 pts – 
Travon Yancy 
26th. – 10 pts – Albert Martinez (10)
27th. – 7 pts – Jason Fordyce (7)
28th. – 7 pts – Dennis Caroza
29th. – 7 pts – Tyler Hill
30th. – 7 pts – Jose Sanchez
31st. – 6 pts – Shaine Collins
32nd. – 6 pts – Jayson Ragasa
33rd. – 6 pts – Juan Duran
34th. – 6 pts – Jian Allen
35th. – 6 pts – AJ Caroza
36th. – 6 pts – Chris Lagasca
37th. – 6 pts – Dan Aguada
38th. – 6 pts – Rynne Degala
39th. – 6 pts – Erick Gonzalez
40th. – 6 pts – 
Danny Aguilar
41st. – 6 pts – 
Kris Steele
42nd. – 6 pts – 
Alex Dagondon

April 20, 2019 Saturday Night Showdowns (Round 10)

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This will be short and sweet since this is the weekend we took a trip to NorCal to join the rest of Super-G at CarNvl. Saturday Night Showdowns went on as planned, but I have nothing to reflect on since I was not present.

Just for fun we have made the Saturday Night Showdowns a point series. It’s all for fun and every participant receives points which will be used at the end of the year.

Points will be awarded as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
8 pts – Forth Place
7 pts – Fifth Place (Remainder of Top 8)
6 pts – Participation Points

The Winners of the Night – 1st Hao Huang, 2nd Alan Benites, 3rd Tim Mulhmeyer
4th Place Sneak and I have no comment. Ha!

Points Earned – 4/20/19:
1st. 15 pts – Hao Huang
2nd. 12 pts – Alan Benites
3rd. 10 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer
4th. 8 pts – Sam Angulo
5th. 7 pts – Josh Espinoza
5th. 7 pts – Aydin Angulo
5th. 7 pts – Kevin Motter
5th. 7 pts – Sam Taylor
9th. 6 pts – Colin Chambers

Point Standings – 4/20/19:
1st. – 95 pts – Hao Haung (15)
2nd. – 92 pts – Alan Benites (12)
3rd. – 88 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (10)
4th. – 69 pts – Aydin Angulo (7)
5th. – 59 pts – Josh Espinoza (7)
6th. – 58 pts – Mark Santa Cruz
7th. – 57 pts – Manny Campalans
8th. – 56 pts – Sam Angulo (8)
9th. – 54 pts – Joe Tam
10th. – 45 pts – Colin Chambers (6)
11th. – 42 pts – Kevin Motter (7)
12th. – 40 pts – Ethan David
13th. – 37 pts – Nick Lepisto
14th. – 36 pts – Karlo Malabanan
15th. – 32 pts – Steve Fujita
15th. – 32 pts – Sam Taylor (7)
17th. – 21 pts – Shilun Gu 
17th. – 21 pts – Alfredo Chan III
19th. – 19 pts – Mark Solnyshkin
20th. – 17 pts – Mikko Yang
21th. – 12 pts – Andy Orozco
21th. – 12 pts – Brian Kroells
21th. – 12 pts – Jose Aleman
21th. – 12 pts – Jelani Robinson 
21th. – 12 pts – 
Travon Yancy 
26th. – 7 pts – Tyler Hill
26th. – 7 pts – Dennis Caroza
26th. – 7 pts – Jose Sanchez
29th. – 6 pts – Shaine Collins
29th. – 6 pts – Jayson Ragasa
29th. – 6 pts – Juan Duran
29th. – 6 pts – Jian Allen
29th. – 6 pts – AJ Caroza
29th. – 6 pts – Chris Lagasca
29th. – 6 pts – Dan Aguada
29th. – 6 pts – Rynne Degala
29th. – 6 pts – Erick Gonzalez
29th. – 6 pts – 
Danny Aguilar
29th. – 6 pts – 
Kris Steele
29th. – 6 pts – 
Alex Dagondon
41st. – 0 pts



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April 13, 2019 Saturday Night Showdowns (Round 9)

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This past weekend was our first competition with the underpass of the Super-G Bridge that is presently under construction. Although we have been running this layout for the past month, the visual of the new prop seemed to make things a little different for everyone participating. This combined with our new Spec Tire, DS Racing – RWD FFFF Zero Mark II seemed to change it all up enough to give it a new spin.

Just for fun we have made the Saturday Night Showdowns a point series. It’s all for fun and every participant receives points which will be used at the end of the year.

Points will be awarded as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
8 pts – Forth Place
7 pts – Fifth Place (Remainder of Top 8)
6 pts – Participation Points

In recent months we (as well as others in the pits) have seen a rise in bothered competitors after they lose a battle. We have also noticed a decrease in the competitors interest/attention during the Driver’s Meetings. Coincidence? I don’t believe so. So this week I put into play rotating judges. Every week I will have new judges helping me out. Everyone thinks it’s easy, but I know everyone will be in for a surprise. In addition, it will help educate them on what the judges are looking for and in turn will make them better drivers. This week was Alan Benites as the guest judge and he did great!

The Finals – Ethan David (L) and Hao Huang (R)

New Spec Tire 2 weeks later:
The new Spec Tires, DS Racing – RWD FFFF Zero Mark II have proven to be a great move for Super-G! Details to come.

This weeks top four had come down to Ethan David vs. Hao Huang for 1st and 2nd Place, and Tim Mulhmeyer vs. Joe Tam for 3rd and 4th spot! First up was Tim vs. Joe. Joe was piloting the new Rhino-Max chassis since he’s been curious as to how it’s going to perform in a comp setting. The battles were tight as expected and really what we are accustom to seeing in the Top 4! Unfortunately on the last clip on Joe’s lead run, he got a little too excited and over-rotated. It wasn’t bad, but it was enough to give Tim the win and lock in 3rd spot!

The Winners, 1st – Hao Huang, 2nd – Ethan David, and 3rd – Tim Mulhmeyer

When we got to the Main Event, we had 2 competitors who are no strangers to that top podium spot, Ethan and Hao. We knew it was going to be a great battle and they didn’t disappoint! Both Ethan and Hao laid down some serious leads! Nothing to complain about, that’s for sure! It really all came down to the chases. Ethan gave a great chase! One that would normally be enough to take the win, but this was Hao’s night, and he pulled an insane chase out! Every transition was within a hair of Ethan’s bumper, and he matched angle and went deeper on all the clips! Hao took the Top Podium Spot and Ethan locked down 2nd place!!! Great driving to the both of them, and congratulations to Hao for taking home the win!

Joe being sneaky sneaky with 4th and the Rhino-Max

Points Earned – 4/13/19:
1st. 15 pts – Hao Huang
2nd. 12 pts – Ethan David
3rd. 10 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer
4th. 8 pts – Joe Tam
5th. 7 pts – Aydin Angulo
5th. 7 pts – Sam Angulo
5th. 7 pts – Sam Taylor
5th. 7 pts – Steve Fujita
9th. 6 pts – Alan Benites
9th. 6 pts – Karlo Malabanan
9th. 6 pts – Josh Espinoza

Point Standings – 4/13/19:
1st. – 80 pts – Hao Haung (15)
1st. – 80 pts – Alan Benites (6)
3rd. – 78 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (10)
4th. – 62 pts – Aydin Angulo (7)
5th. – 58 pts – Mark Santa Cruz
6th. – 57 pts – Manny Campalans
7th. – 54 pts – Joe Tam (8)
8th. – 52 pts – Josh Espinoza (6)
9th. – 48 pts – Sam Angulo (7)
10th. – 40 pts – Ethan David (12)
11th. – 39 pts – Colin Chambers
12th. – 37 pts – Nick Lepisto
13th. – 36 pts – Karlo Malabanan (6)
14th. – 35 pts – Kevin Motter 
15th. – 32 pts – Steve Fujita (7)
16th. – 25 pts – Sam Taylor (7)
17th. – 21 pts – Shilun Gu 
17th. – 21 pts – Alfredo Chan III
19th. – 19 pts – Mark Solnyshkin
20th. – 17 pts – Mikko Yang
21th. – 12 pts – Andy Orozco
21th. – 12 pts – Brian Kroells
21th. – 12 pts – Jose Aleman
21th. – 12 pts – Jelani Robinson 
21th. – 12 pts – 
Travon Yancy 
26th. – 7 pts – Tyler Hill
26th. – 7 pts – Dennis Caroza
26th. – 7 pts – Jose Sanchez
29th. – 6 pts – Shaine Collins
29th. – 6 pts – Jayson Ragasa
29th. – 6 pts – Juan Duran
29th. – 6 pts – Jian Allen
29th. – 6 pts – AJ Caroza
29th. – 6 pts – Chris Lagasca
29th. – 6 pts – Dan Aguada
29th. – 6 pts – Rynne Degala
29th. – 6 pts – Erick Gonzalez
29th. – 6 pts – 
Danny Aguilar
29th. – 6 pts – 
Kris Steele
29th. – 6 pts – 
Alex Dagondon
41st. – 0 pts



3/16/19 Saturday Night Showdowns (Week 6)

Now that we are back to our normal schedule again, it was time for another night of Saturday Night Showdowns! There were a few 1:1 motorsports events this past weekend so we anticipated the turnout to be a little low. Even a few of our team members weren’t able to make it since they were out doing the full scale thing. Surprisingly, the turn out was good as was the driving!

We had a special visit from Tech1Drift and one of their own fought their way into the Top 8! It was Tyler Hill’s first comp and he did it with style.

Just for fun we have made the Saturday Night Showdowns a point series. It’s all for fun and every participant receives points which will be used at the end of the year.

Points will be awarded as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
8 pts – Forth Place
7 pts – Fifth Place (Remainder of Top 8)
6 pts – Participation Points

Judging for the evening was Manny Campalans and myself. Thanks Manny for stepping up and helping out.

The real story was the after session. It was non-stop trains 9-11 cars and everyone was on point! I kept wanting to stop to go live or get some video footage, but I ended up in front and was having just too much fun. I don’t think anyone wanted to stop. Ha!

The King of the Hill battles were awesome with a few first-timers making their debut here at Super-G! They did great and got to feel the pressure of competition. That’s what the Saturday Night Showdowns are all about, get used to competing and feeling comfortable, with really nothing at stake. Just come out and run with your friends!

The Top 4 came down to Mark Santa Cruz vs. Alan Benites for 3rd and 4th spots, and Ethan David vs. Manny Campalans for 1st and 2nd. Mark and Alan put on a good show with some really great driving. Both did what was needed to win, but Alan was able to put together a better overall chase and keep better proximity to lock down the win and 3rd spot on the podium!

First Place – Ethan David, Second Place – Manny Campalans, Third Place – Alan Benites

Then it was time for the Main Event, Ethan vs. Manny for that top spot and winner of the night! First to lead was Manny and as is expected, he pulled out a great lead! Deep in the clips with great angle. Ethan answered back with a great chase, matching angle, and tight proximity! The pressure was on and it was Ethan’s turn to lead. Both these guys were obviously feeling the pressure since they both did so well in the first run. Out of the gate Manny was all over Ethan’s bumper! That didn’t seem to shake Ethan and he threw down a great lead. This was an identical run to the first, THEN IT HAPPENED. On the transition from the second to the last clip to the last, Manny made a SLIGHT miscalculation putting him in position to impede Ethan’s transition and cause contact and throw Ethan’s line off. Ethan takes the win over Manny and takes home the win! Manny takes a hard fought 2nd place which is no easy feat against Super-G’s very own Ethan!

This weeks Top 8
Mark sneaking in at that 4th spot

Points Earned – 3/16/19:
1st. 15 pts – Ethan David
2nd. 12 pts – Manny Campalans
3rd. 10 pts – Alan Benites
4th. 8 pts – Mark Santa Cruz
5th. 7 pts – Tyler Hill
5th. 7 pts – Sam Angulo
5th. 7 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer
5th. 7 pts – Aydin Angulo
9th. 6 pts – Alfredo Chan III
9th. 6 pts – Jian Allen
9th. 6 pts – Joe Tam
9th. 6 pts – Brian Kroells
9th. 6 pts – Josh Espinoza
9th. 6 pts – Sam Taylor
9th. 6 pts – Karlo Malabanca

Point Standings – 3/16/19:
1st – 61 pts – Alan Benites (10)
2nd – 55 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (7)
3rd. – 51 pts – Hao Haung (6)
4th. – 43 pts – Aydin Angulo (7)
5th. – 42 pts – Mark Santa Cruz (8)
6th. – 41 pts – Manny Campalans (12)
7th. – 40 pts – Joe Tam (6)
8th. – 35 pts – Sam Angulo (7)
9th. – 34 pts – Josh Espinoza (6)
10th. – 27 pts – Colin Chambers
11th. – 25 pts – Steve Fujita
12th. – 24 pts – Nick Lepisto
13th. – 21 pts – Ethan David (15)
14th. – 18 pts – Karlo Malabanca (6)
14th. – 18 pts – Kevin Motter 
15th. – 13 pts – Mark Solnyshkin
16th. – 12 pts – Sam Taylor (6)
16th. – 12 pts – Jelani Robinson 
16th. – 12 pts – 
Travon Yancy 
19th. – 10 pts – Mikko Yang
20th. – 7 pts – Tyler Hill (7)
20th. – 7 pts – Dennis Caroza
20th. – 7 pts – Jose Sanchez
23rd. – 6 pts – Alfredo Chan III (6)
23rd. – 6 pts – Jian Allen (6)
23rd. – 6 pts – Brian Kroells (6)
23rd. – 6 pts – AJ Caroza
23rd. – 6 pts – Chris Lagasca
23rd. – 6 pts – Dan Aguada
23rd. – 6 pts – Rynne Degala
23rd. – 6 pts – Erick Gonzalez
23rd. – 6 pts – Jose
23rd. – 6 pts – 
Danny Aguilar
23rd. – 6 pts – 
Kris Steele
23rd. – 6 pts – 
Alex Dagondon
23rd. – 6 pts – 
Shilun Gu 

2/9/19 Saturday Night Showdowns (Fun Comp Series)


Saturday, February 9, 2019:
Saturday Night Showdowns week 4
The Saturday Night Showdowns are always a blast, and this past weekend was no exception! I have to say even the after session this past weekend was off the hook! Trains were getting sick! I did 3 batteries non-stop cause it was too good! I hope this trend continues.

Since we were coming off our SuperShowdown weekend, the vibe was light and all about fun! Aydin Angulo was gunning for his second in a row.

Points will be awarded as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
8 pts – Forth Place
7 pts – Fifth Place (Remainder of Top 8)
6 pts – Participation Points

Judging for the evening was Colin Chambers, Kevin Motter, and myself. Thank you Colin and Kevin for taking the time to help judge!

We had 12 competitors this week. It was a bit slow, but people seemed to be showing up late.

Manny Campalans Purple/Green vs. Hao Huang Gold for 1st and 2nd

The Top 4 came down to Kevin Motter vs. Aydin Angulo for 3rd and 4th, and Manny Campalans vs. Hao Huang for 1st and 2nd! All 4 of these guys were ON FIRE ALL NIGHT! First up was Kevin and Aydin. Aydin puts down an amazing lead! Deep deep in the clips! Of course Kevin on the chase was answering back as deep as Aydin could dish out, with some insane proximity to boot! Then Kevin takes the lead and was so close to the barriers you would swear he’s doing some sort of magic trick to keep from actually making contact. Aydin was hot on his tail the entire run, but in the end it wasn’t enough. Both these drivers drove amazingly. At this level, smoothness and corrections were the focus, and Kevin took home the win and 3rd on the Podium!

Next up was Manny vs. Hao for 1st and 2nd spot! Out of the gate you could tell both these guys wanted it bad! Manny put down an amazing lead and Hao was right on him the entire run! We knew it was going to be a tough one to call with driving like this! Then Hao takes the lead and out of the gate Manny is on him! Through the first straight it was tight, but unfortunately Hao had a miscalculation on his entry to the sweeper causing him to have pretty severe contact with the barrier on the first clip. That was all she wrote, giving Manny the Top Podium Spot, and taking home 1st! Hao took home a well earned 2nd place!

1st Place – Manny Campalans, 2nd Place – Hao Huang, 3rd Place – Kevin Motter
Aydin gettin in on the 4th place sneak!

Points Earned – 2/9/19:
1st. 15 pts – Manny Campalans
2nd. 12 pts – Hao Huang
3rd. 10 pts – Kevin Motter
4th. 8 pts – Aydin Angulo
5th. 7 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer
5th. 7 pts – Alan Benites
5th. 7 pts – Colin Chambers
5th. 7 pts – Joe Tam
9th. 6 pts – Sam Angulo
9th. 6 pts – Josh Espinoza
9th. 6 pts – Jelani Robinson
9th. 6 pts – Steve Fujita

Point Standings – 2/9/19:
1st. – 41 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (7)
2nd. – 39 pts – Alan Benites (7)
3rd. – 36 pts – Aydin Angulo (8)
4th. – 30 pts – Hao Haung (12)
5th. – 28 pts – Joe Tam (7)
6th. – 27 pts – Mark Santa Cruz
7th. – 22 pts – Josh Espinoza (6)
7th. – 22 pts – Sam Angulo (6)
9th. – 21 pts – Manny Campalans (15)
10th. – 20 pts – Colin Chambers (7)
11th. – 19 pts – Steve Fujita (6)
12th. – 18 pts – Kevin Motter (10)
12th. – 18 pts – Nick Lepisto
14th. – 13 pts – Mark Solnyshkin
15th. – 12 pts – Jelani Robinson (6)
15th. – 12 pts – 
Travon Yancy
15th . – 12 pts – 
Karlo Malabanca
18th. – 7 pts – Jose Sanchez
19th. – 6 pts – 
Danny Aguilar
19th. – 6 pts – 
Kris Steele
19th. – 6 pts – 
Alex Dagondon
19th. – 6 pts – 
Ethan David
19th. – 6 pts – 
Shilun Gu

1/19/19 Saturday Night Showdowns (Fun Comp Series)


Saturday, January 19, 2019:
Saturday Night Showdowns week 2
It looks like we are back to our regular scheduled program for the Saturday Night Showdowns! As always, it was a great time here at Super-G R/C Drift Arena. Even though we were missing a few of our regulars, it was still a decent group ready to bang doors and get their fun comp action on!

Alan Benites was coming in looking for his second win of the season, while it seemed everyone else was determined to not allow that.

Points will be awarded as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
8 pts – Forth Place
7 pts – Fifth Place (Remainder of Top 8)
6 pts – Participation Points

Judging for the evening was Manny Campalans and yours truly. It’s always a plus when we can get more people involved in judging. You would be surprised how much you learn as far as what the judges are looking for, as well as gaining respect for the job the judges are doing for you. Great job Manny! Thanks for stepping up!

We had 18 competitors, so you know it was going to be good! Everyone battled King of the Hill style for qualifying. We then moved right into the Tsuiso Battles for Top 8. It came down to Mark Santa Cruz vs Hao Huang for 3rd and 4th spot. Hao managed to hold tighter proximity on his chase run when compared to Mark, giving him the win and securing the 3rd spot on the podium. Then it was Nick Lepisto vs Tim Mulhmeyer for 1st and 2nd! Nick has been really putting down some serious runs this season and Tim is no stranger to taking the top spot on the podium, so everyone anticipated a fierce battle! As expected, both drivers delivered! In the end, Tim was able to go deeper in 2 of the 4 clips locking down the win and the number one spot for the night! Nick took home a well deserved second!


Tim Mulhmeyer – 1st / Nick Lepisto – 2nd / Hao Huang- 3rd
(Sorry Nick, I took 2 just incase. What are the chances)

Congratulations to our winners of the Saturday Night Showdowns week 2! Can’t wait to get it on next Saturday!!! See you then!


Mark Santa Cruz sneaking in on the Podium for 4th place!

Points Earned – 1/19/19:
1st. 15 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer
2nd. 12 pts – Nick Lepisto
3rd. 10 pts – Hao Huang
4th. 8 pts – Mark Santa Cruz
5th. 7 pts – Alan Benites
5th. 7 pts – Joe Tam
5th. 7 pts – Aydin Angulo
5th. 7 pts – Jose Sanchez
9th. 6 pts – Mark Solnyshkin
9th. 6 pts – Jelani Robinson
9th. 6 pts – Danny Aguilar
9th. 6 pts – Andy Orozco
9th. 6 pts – Sam Taylor
9th. 6 pts – Travon Yancy
9th. 6 pts – Kris Steele
9th. 6 pts – Josh Espinoza
9th. 6 pts – Sam Angulo
9th. 6 pts – Manny Campalans

 

Point Standings – 1/12/19:
1st. 27 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (15)
2nd. 22 pts – Alan Benites (7)
3rd. 16 pts – Josh Espinoza (6)
4th. 15 pts – Mark Santa Cruz (8)
5th. 14 pts – Joe Tam (7)
6th. 13 pts – Andy Orozco (6)
6th. 13 pts – Aydin Angulo (7)
8th. 12 pts – Nick Lepisto (12)
8th. 12 pts – Sam Angulo (6)
10th. 10 pts – Hao Haung (10)
11th. 8 pts – Kevin Motter
12th. 7 pts – Steve Fujita
12th. 7 pts – Jose Sanchez (7)
13th. – 6 pts – Mark Solnyshkin (6)
13th. – 6 pts – Jelani Robinson (6)
13th. – 6 pts – Danny Aguilar (6)
13th. – 6 pts – Travon Yancy (6)
13th. – 6 pts – Kris Steele (6)
13th. – 6 pts – Manny Campalans (6)
13th. – 6 pts – Colin Chambers
13th. – 6 pts – Alex Dagondon
13th. – 6 pts – Ethan David
13th . – 6 pts – Karlo Malabanca

1/12/19 Saturday Night Showdowns (Fun Comp Series)


Saturday, January 12, 2019:
Tonight was the first SNS of 2019. 2018 was exciting, but 2019 is looking to be even better. New people, new chassis, new season, it’s going to be exciting!

RawFew Driver Kevin Motter ended the official 2018 Season with 11 back to back wins, and Mikko Yang of Team D-Style was coming in with the last 3 back to back wins with 2 unofficial fun comps and the first SuperShowdown Round 1. We were anticipating a POSSIBLE continuation of either of these winning streaks. Consecutive wins are consecutive wins. Did either of them pull this off?

Since this was the first Saturday Night Showdowns of the season, I will give a rundown of the point system. Since it’s all for fun, the points are for fun too. Many were asking if we could do something like this just so they know how they are doing in the group. We have changed the point system a bit since we announced the series.

Points will be awarded as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
8 pts – Forth Place
7 pts – Fifth Place (Remainder of Top 8)
6 pts – Participation Points

This particular Saturday was cold and raining, but that didn’t scare the die-hards off! Everyone came through to start off the year the right way! The mood was light and everyone was having a great time. The fun was definitely in the Fun Comp! There were a few of us testing / shaking down new chassis. It made for an interesting night!

A special thanks going out to Colin Chambers and Kevin Motter for stepping up and judging along side of myself for a pretty solid judge rotation.

As we worked our way up though the top 8, it came down to Kevin Motter vs. Josh Espinoza for 3rd and 4th spots. Josh was on it this weekend and was definitely going to make Kevin work for it.  It seemed Kevin knew this, so on his lead run, he threw down some seriously deep lines. Unfortunately for Kevin, he tried to drag a wall a little too close and ended up making contact resulting in a good bounce! The crowd went silent. On the following run, Josh was on the lead, Kevin chasing. Josh without much effort, was able to navigate the course smoothly, locking him in for a solid 3 place on the podium!

Then it came down to Alan Benites vs. Tim Mulhmeyer for that top spot. First Alan was on the lead and Tim chasing. Alan gave Tim a good dose of that RMX speed, obviously making Tim work to maintain proximity. Both the lead and chase were solid! This brought us to the final run of the night with Tim leading and Alan chasing. Tim did Tim, running an amazingly deep line throughout the first 7/8 of the course. Alan was hot on Tim’s door the entire time, showing  he had what it takes to keep the pressure on. Then on the last clip it happened. Tim knowing he needed to do something to give him that little edge, he decided to go deep in the last clip. Unfortunately his exhaust caught the rail and gave him a good jolt. This was all Alan needed to secure the top spot on the podium! Tim took a very respectable 2nd place for the night!


Alan Beniites – 1st / Tim Mulheyer – 2nd / Josh Espinoza – 3rd

Congratulations to our winners of the Saturday Night Showdowns week 1! Can’t wait to get it on next Saturday!!! See you then!

Point Standings – 1/12/19:
1st. 15 pts – Alan Benites
2nd. 12 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer
3rd. 10 pts – Josh Espinoza
4th. 8 pts – Kevin Motter
5th. 7 pts – Andy Orozco
5th. 7 pts – Joe Tam
5th. 7 pts – Mark Santa Cruz
5th. 7 pts – Steve Fujita
9th. 6 pts – Sam Taylor
9th. 6 pts – Colin Chambers
9th. 6 pts – Alex Dagondon
9th. 6 pts – Ethan David
9th. 6 pts – Sam Angulo
9th. 6 pts – Karlo Malabanca
9th. 6 pts – Aydin Angulo