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D. Newland
10-23-2014, 12:36 PM
We are pleased to announce the 11th annual Winter Warmups race in Scottsdale, Az on February 20th-22nd, 2015.

Our Title Sponsor again this year is none other than Steven @ OffshoreElectrics! Thank you very much for your support!

Our race CD duties will return to Lenny Blake as he graciously kept his annual Jamaica trip off of our weekend.

Location: McKellips Pond in Scottsdale, Az. Near 7900 E McKellips Rd.

Sign up on rcracingevents.com after November 1st. Ok to pay race fees on race day.

Class schedule:


Friday:

Open water until 1:00, then 3 rounds of:

P Offshore sponsored by Bubblegum Racing
P-Ltd Mono sponsored by Lenny @ Rumracing Products (http://www.rumracingproducts.com/)
P-Sport Hydro sponsored by Tom @ AmpeaterRacing (http://www.ampeaterracing.com/)
P-Limited Hydro sponsored by Lightz Products


Saturday/Sunday:

3 rounds each day of


P-Limited Offshore sponsored by Rayzerdesigns
P-Limited Catamaran sponsored by Larry @ HOBBYACTION.NET (http://hobbyaction.net/)
P-Ltd OPC
LSH sponsored by Bob Zola @ MojoRacing Products (http://www.mojoracingproducts.com/)
1/10th Vintage sponsored by Ted McKay
Q Sport Hydro sponsored by Joe Scarpino @ JRS Innovations (http://jrsinnovations.com/)
1/10th Modern sponsored by So Cal Scale Thunderboat Assoc (http://www.namba.com/content/showdistrict.asp?District=19&Contact=28)
P Mono Larry @ HOBBYACTION.NET (http://hobbyaction.net/)


Concours Award sponsored by Lightz Products
High Points Award
Heater Award


We are graciously accepting Class Sponsorships for $50.

Raffle items presented by:

OSE! (http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/)
Mojo Racing Products (http://www.mojoracingproducts.com/)
Larry @ HOBBYACTION.NET (http://hobbyaction.net/)
Rayzerdesigns

Our race is an excellent way to tune your setups as we focus our schedule to hit on the most popular classes in FE.

Hotel information:

Motels: Best Western-Papago Inn 7017 E McDowell Rd. Scottsdale, Az (480)994-0692
Motel 6 1612 N Scottsdale Rd Tempe, Az (480)945-9506
Best Western Inn of Tempe 670 N Scottsdale Rd Tempe, Az (480)784-2233

Fee: $20 for first class, $10 for each additional class

If you have any questions, or wish to sign up, post here!

Thank you for your consideration.

madmikepags
10-26-2014, 11:08 PM
I am IN!!!! what NO Q CLASSES???? come on add a Q class!!!!!!!

madmikepags
10-26-2014, 11:09 PM
Q Offshore?? or q cat and mono combined!!!

D. Newland
10-27-2014, 12:16 PM
We should, as a few of us have Q builds going on for the '15 Nat's. But, the pond just can't hold them. Glad to hear you're in!

madmikepags
10-27-2014, 12:48 PM
q offshore?? pretty much the same as P offshore??? no??

D. Newland
10-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Pretty much, but not quite. I'm not comfortable with the (limited) space we have to run Q boats.

T.S.Davis
10-27-2014, 10:11 PM
My P mono is way faster than a Q offshore. Just say'n.

rayzerdesigns
10-27-2014, 10:59 PM
Is it February yet

madmikepags
10-28-2014, 11:45 AM
we run T boats on a course smaller than that???

madmikepags
10-28-2014, 11:51 AM
yes and Terrys P mono is REDICULOUS!!! I think its actually illegal to run in 37 states!!!! fortunately Az and Mi are not on that list!!!

madmikepags
10-28-2014, 11:53 AM
and I'm not talking Q hydro or Q sport just little old Q offshore????????????? OK I'm really only breaking your balls Dave don't really wanna ship another boat anyway.

T.S.Davis
10-28-2014, 02:54 PM
yes and Terrys P mono is REDICULOUS!!!

Accept I sent it home with Junior. It's okay though. I got another one.

madmikepags
10-28-2014, 03:22 PM
Lol!!!!!

rayzerdesigns
10-30-2014, 04:40 PM
stop hijacking our thread mke and terry..lolol..just kidding..looking fwd to seeing you guys

T.S.Davis
10-30-2014, 05:38 PM
Hey guys, would it be the end of the world if my wife came out too? I would have to bring my son no matter what. He's a better driver than me...........maybe I should just send him.

PatrickM
10-30-2014, 06:07 PM
Hey guys, would it be the end of the world if my wife came out too?Wives are welcome.... except for mine.....

D. Newland
10-30-2014, 06:56 PM
Ty certainly has no problem going up against adults, but tell him my boys will be running P-Ltd Offshore this year. They don't have a problem with the adults, either.

PatrickM
11-16-2014, 08:03 PM
RCRacingEvents.com is accepting entries for Winter Warmups 11...........

rayzerdesigns
12-27-2014, 08:34 PM
Signed up..might have to add lsh or opc

D. Newland
01-02-2015, 06:31 PM
I'm going to contradict earlier posts here...

We've got a few coming from Colorado and Q Sport Hydro is their nectar. Since they've got the Nat's in 2015 and a few of us here in Az have Q Sports on the build table to do battle with them in August, we're going to add it to the WW schedule. It's against my better judgment due to our pond size...consider yourself warned if you sign up!

Thank you Joe Scarpino (http://jrsinnovations.com/) for picking up the class sponsorship! I think a Whip 40 stand from you for the winner would be cool..!

rayzerdesigns
01-05-2015, 01:28 AM
hey if anyone is coming from out of town..i have a spare room in house..let me know

mojoracer
01-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Plane ticket in hand, Mojo Racing is now committed to attend WW XI! Looking forward to meeting the Arizona racers...

D. Newland
01-05-2015, 01:13 PM
Nice, Bob, and thanks to MojoRacingProducts (http://www.mojoracingproducts.com/) for picking up the LSH sponsorship!

D. Newland
01-05-2015, 06:54 PM
...and supporting our raffle!

D. Newland
01-08-2015, 05:00 PM
Thanks to Larry @ Hobbyaction.net (http://hobbyaction.net/) for sponsoring 2 classes and supporting our raffle! He's a local hobby shop owner that has some nice multi-rotor equipment, as well as some stuff for us boating fanatics.

rayzerdesigns
01-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Larry Tom...

rayzerdesigns
01-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Or Asian chef as we like to call him

D. Newland
01-14-2015, 12:37 PM
Thanks to Ray, SCSTA and Lenny Blake for stepping up with class sponsorships, and Ray has added a very nice raffle item as well!

Shooter
01-15-2015, 10:13 PM
Plane ticket in hand, Mojo Racing is now committed to attend WW XI! Looking forward to meeting the Arizona racers...

Nice!!!!

madmikepags
01-20-2015, 05:00 PM
all right guys now a couple of u Mi guys should bring a Q-Sport?????

madmikepags
01-20-2015, 05:17 PM
Hey Pete are you coming????

Shooter
01-20-2015, 10:18 PM
Nope. I wish!!!

mojoracer
01-25-2015, 07:46 PM
https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/1454695_818765961516024_3947287545559610752_n.jpg? oh=bda17d075a948de17012e07649509c7c&oe=5555FB0B

Found a nice sturdy Nissan muffler box at work. 40" Q sport, P limited mono, P mono, P limited hydro and a P limited cat! Packed and ready for AZ! Rudders and fins removed, everything test fired up and in working order. WW11 is going to be fun!

rayzerdesigns
01-25-2015, 08:15 PM
gonna be a great time..weather was 79 today

D. Newland
01-26-2015, 06:50 PM
Holy crap. Whitehead signed up. You better not be yankin' my chain, Kevin!

TheShaughnessy
01-27-2015, 11:40 PM
Top fuel drag boats same weekend in Parker. Hmmmmm

tjcast
01-28-2015, 01:27 AM
So Bob is packed and ready to go.

Me I'm bringing 4 boats,

-3 untested :doh:,

-2 of which are not painted yet :Sinking:

-and 1 of which I still need to assemble :help:!!

This is going to be fun :frusty: !! LOL

D. Newland
01-28-2015, 11:07 AM
Thanks to Tom @ AmpeaterRacing (http://www.ampeaterracing.com/) for sponsoring P-Sport Hydro.

For those shipping boxes, send them to:

David Newland State Farm
3233 W Peoria Ave Ste 116
Phoenix, Az 85029.

If you can, shoot for a delivery date between Mon-Fri, and before Thursday, Feb 19th. That is the day I will deliver your boxes to the hotel.

Open water Friday @ 9:00 until 1:00. Racing starts @ 1:00 on Friday.

Table, chair, EZ up and power will be provided for those flying in.

Looking forward to it, guys!

D. Newland
02-03-2015, 11:30 AM
We've got a terrific sign up this year! In fact, more racers and boats this year than ever before. If you haven't signed up, please do so.

rcracingevents sign up link (http://www.rcracingevents.com/cgi-bin/rcrev.pl) . Some classes will go 3 heats/round. I don't think we've seen that before...

T.S.Davis
02-03-2015, 12:09 PM
Oh owe it hurts.......sorry I can't get there this year Dave.

Glad the race is still going to be successful without some of us.

RandyatBBY
02-03-2015, 01:01 PM
I will not make it either possibly next year. good luck all!

madmikepags
02-03-2015, 05:13 PM
Anyone got a P-lim cat I can borrow????? feel like racing that class but don't wanna pack another boat?

D. Newland
02-03-2015, 05:25 PM
I actually need to drop it because I need the motor/ESC for my kids boat.

You bring the motor/ESC/RX and you can run mine.

madmikepags
02-03-2015, 05:39 PM
how bout I sent you the stuff and you drop it in there so we're not doin it at the lake the day of the race?

madmikepags
02-03-2015, 05:39 PM
what are u runnin in them? 1800 or 2030???

D. Newland
02-03-2015, 05:45 PM
2030. No problem. The boat is otherwise race ready.

Oh, you'll need cells, too. Either a pair of 2S 5000's, or a pair of 4S 3700's (which is what I run in it... but those also have to go in my kids boat.

rayzerdesigns
02-03-2015, 09:06 PM
this is gonna be epic

madmikepags
02-04-2015, 02:31 AM
sweeeeet!!!!!!!!!!

madmikepags
02-04-2015, 12:15 PM
Hey Dave, Bubblegum racing will sponsor P-Offshore.

D. Newland
02-04-2015, 03:22 PM
Thank you!

rayzerdesigns
02-12-2015, 01:35 PM
no rain no wind please..come on mother nature

Quietlee
02-12-2015, 02:22 PM
Boats packed and shipped. Now comes that week of "what did I forget?"

Kitchen sink comes to mind considering all the stuff I already packed.

madmikepags
02-12-2015, 04:57 PM
My Daughter Ava will be joining us!!!! Watch out guys she can drive!!!!

madmikepags
02-12-2015, 05:02 PM
the lightest I've ever packed for a travel race!!!!

D. Newland
02-12-2015, 05:05 PM
10 Day forecast looks perfect. 26 drivers signed up, and I still know a few that haven't yet!

Flyguy55
02-17-2015, 01:26 AM
10th Scale Vintage
10th Scale Modern
Dick Roberts

madmikepags
02-17-2015, 04:22 PM
OK boats are finally packed up and sent woooooo hooooo nothing like waiting for the last minute.

madmikepags
02-17-2015, 05:50 PM
Nobody chatting????? no one psyched for this race!!!!! WTF is going on!!!!!?????

mojoracer
02-18-2015, 09:38 AM
Mojo fleet box and batteries arrived safely in Phoenix last night! Now it's time to drag the rest of my stuff on an airplane.

Bullwink
02-18-2015, 10:17 AM
I am so psyched for this. Can't wait to welcome everyone coming from Siberia to our 80 degree weather! Hopefully someone will be able to video tape these races because there will be some epic action! 16 entries in LSH. 13 in PLtd Cat. (I still need to finish building mine!).

Paggs - So great your daughter is coming although it may be considered contributing to the delinquency of a minor. :laugh:

Quietlee
02-18-2015, 11:12 AM
Siberia? Might be warmer there. 6 below this morning with windchills at -25. Might get to 11 above tomorrow, but by the time it does I should be nearing Phoenix.
Playing with boats on "soft" water will be a bonus. I'm more excited to not having to look out the window and see bent icicles.
128197

rayzerdesigns
02-19-2015, 12:15 AM
its almost time..

rayzerdesigns
02-19-2015, 10:59 AM
1 day!!!

madmikepags
02-19-2015, 03:30 PM
on my way to the airport!!!

D. Newland
02-19-2015, 06:44 PM
Simonson arrived from Minnesota. No kidding, a 93 degree differential between Minneapolis and Phoenix. He's already sunburned.

D. Newland
02-19-2015, 06:45 PM
Pags already gets the PITA award! Fortunately, he'll make up for it with his credit card and a steak house on Friday night.

T.S.Davis
02-19-2015, 07:44 PM
Go back to the Italian grotto in Scottsdale. Nice people and stellar food.

It's only going to be -14 tonight here. Ugh.

Doug Smock
02-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Good luck this weekend fellas!!

D.

T.S.Davis
02-19-2015, 10:39 PM
Dave, try not to bleed on anyone this year.

rayzerdesigns
02-20-2015, 01:13 AM
Go back to the Italian grotto in Scottsdale. Nice people and stellar food.

It's only going to be -14 tonight here. Ugh.

ur gonna miss out terry

rayzerdesigns
02-20-2015, 03:57 AM
Pags has arrived

D. Newland
02-23-2015, 01:57 PM
If you were going to pick 3 days this winter to come to Az from just about any other region, this was the weekend to do it. High 70's to low 80's all 3 days, and just enough overcast to knock down the sun/glare. Hardly a breeze all 3 days. We ended up with 24 racers throwing boats in the water, with another 3-4 local guys there for support. Unfortunately, health issues with family kept Dick Roberts and Gary Rose from attending this year. I hope all is well back home, guys. We even had a conflicting Nitro event happen in L.A. over the weekend that held back a racer or two as well. I say this as we used to struggle to get in the high teens for attendance, and there were just a few small variables that kept us from dang near hitting 30 this year.

Sean and Terry Cordova, Joe Scarpino, Dave Santisteven (a name easier to type than pronounce! sorry for the butchering, D), and Robert Holland made it out from Colorado, Lee Simonson from Minnesota, Bob Zola and Tom Castellani from Michigan, and Mike and Ava Paganelli from New York.

Lenny Blake handled the CD duties all 3 days this year, which was very helpful as we typically had to scramble on Friday. Also, his wife LeAnne, with help from Tracy Osborne and Natalie Holland handled the BBQ Saturday and Sunday. As always, Pat handled the sign ups, heat sheets and scoring.

We held Open Water on Friday until 1:00, then punched out 3 rounds of P Offshore, P-Ltd Hydro, P-Sport Hydro and P-Ltd Mono. A few of us local guys, who have been racing all winter, held home-field advantage, so to speak. But, with this group of racers, it didn't last very long...

P-Ltd Hydro: Pags' little Buaas rigger is just a thing of beauty on the water. Unfortunately, he was plagued with a hiccup or two due to that boat being at the bottom of a lake for 6 months a while back.

P-Ltd Mono: Hat's off to Ray Presnall for doing very well with a brand new Cyberstorm build, and also to Ava Paganelli for doing what she does best. Tuning out her Dad and driving the boat as she knows how to do!

For the weekend, we run 3 rounds each day of the same classes. LSH, P Mono, P-Ltd Offshore, OPC, Vintage and Modern 1/10th Scale, P-Ltd Cat and a late addition of Q-Sport Hydro.

LSH: Hats off to Ray, again, for having a fresh build sweep the field with the best running Phil Thomas I've seen. He and I were tied with 5 heat wins going into the final heat, where we were finally scheduled in the same heat. He got the start on me and never looked back. But, it was his 4th round that really showed what Ray can do with that boat. He found himself with a penalty lap, and had to chase down the field if he wanted the heat win. With a dead boat in lane 2-3 on turn 1, he threaded it 4 times to make up time on Osborne, who was in the lead, but taking it safely around the dead boat. Ray nailed the lane each time and drag raced Osborne to the line and nosed him out.

P-Ltd Offshore continues to impress with how much concentration it takes to run clean laps. Though local racer Pete Wijatyk to the class win, Ava showed her stuff by pulling a solid 2nd place.

OPC showed a lot of promise, but most really struggled in getting finishes. We were mostly running 6 boat heats. Fortunately, all of us got our act together for the final heat, having a true OPC shoot out with all boats in contention, and finishing! It left us not wanting it to end...Pete Wijatyk had the consistency for the class win.

The Vintage and Modern classes were down a few contestants, but that didn't keep those that were running from having a sporty time! Ted McKay cleaned up both classes.

P-Ltd Cat, hands down, had the best boats and the best competition. Every heat, too. We had a good mix of Mean Machines and RTR's, with the best running RTR going to Chuck Murray and his Lucas Oil Cat. He has that so dialed that it's really a point-and-shoot boat. However, the best in class goes to Pags, with a perfect 6 heat win for the class win, running some schmuck's loaner boat to boot!

P Mono had some good running boats. Pags found the mud bottom in 1 heat, with a dramatic reverse pop-out-of-the-water report during heat 4. Unfortunately it stayed on it's lid. Congratulations to Kerry Winkle for 6 consistent finishes for a second place overall.

Q Sport Hydro drew 6 entrants. With the size of our pond and knowing that a few of us had new builds we wanted to shake out, we decided to just run 3 and 3 heats until 1 boat dropped out. Well, all the boats were running right up until the 6th heat, even with Pags blowing out his transom in heat 5. The final heat had a spectacular crash involving Zola and...either Cordova or Scarpino. I'll nail that down, but there is a photo of it, about 4 milliseconds after impact. Congratulations to Pags for having a SWEET running Q Sport boat, which is also the National Champ boat as well. What a sight to see that thing fly around the course.

We'll have a more detailed report of the finishing order as we gather the data.

The FE contingent of the Scottsdale Model Boaters continues to grow and get stronger. Pat and I are "Passing the Torch" to Alan Grossman and the other members of the club from here on out. After the Colorado Nationals this summer, I'm stepping down from the hobby.

Pat, Pete Boyle and I started this race tradition back in 2005 with a complete understanding that our event would focus on those things racers enjoy in an event. Good vibes. We succeeded each and every year and greatly appreciate all of you that have supported our event. All told, we've had racers from Washington, Oregon, Colorado, California, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, and even France feel what we have at our events.

The WW tradition will continue..

D. Newland
02-23-2015, 02:02 PM
double

rayzerdesigns
02-23-2015, 02:39 PM
Thx for the hype david..I was shaking like a leaf after that heat race..then nervous as heck having to race you for the win..This seriously was a great weekend..those that have a chance to make it out..don't hesitate..looking forward to Michigan cup in june..and of course nats in august

T.S.Davis
02-23-2015, 03:47 PM
Colorado Nationals this summer, I'm stepping down from the hobby.

Thought we wouldn't notice this didn't ya? This is not a happy piece of data for me to consume.

D. Newland
02-23-2015, 04:26 PM
I know. I didn't want to wet-blanket this thread as it really needs to be focused on the weekend we just had. I did make that announcement back in Oct @ our club race, and I did so @ this event as well. It's out there...and I'm a big deal...so....

RayR
02-23-2015, 04:31 PM
Thought we wouldn't notice this didn't ya? This is not a happy piece of data for me to consume.

+1, not happy about this news at all

Todd Fleury
02-23-2015, 05:09 PM
Was not expecting that from you Dave.

PatrickM
02-23-2015, 09:53 PM
There are many personal reasons for Dave's decision to step aside. Though it's not one of the major reasons, personally, I had been wondering how long he was going to put up with the crap thrown out by some of the arrogant idiots involved in FE...
Thanks for all you have done, Dave!

Doug Smock
02-23-2015, 10:44 PM
Sounds like it was a great race. Congrats fellas!

Working at the national level has it's price no doubt. Some folks forget that at the end of the day we are grown men playing with toy boats.

Dave I hope at some point you can get back to racing.

Thanks for all of your hard work!
Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.

D.

Bullwink
02-23-2015, 11:47 PM
This was the most awesome 3 days of racing I have ever participated in. Thanks out to all of the out-of-towners that flew in from the cold (or drove as in the guys from Colorado). I can't believe Bob Zola of Mojo Racing shipped 9 boats from Michigan and ended up winning a couple of classes. I have trouble keeping up with 4 classes.

And of course, special thanks to Dave Newland for putting on such a spectacular event for the past 11 years!

ron1950
02-24-2015, 11:16 AM
hope someone got a few vids of the racing....its been crappy weather even in Mississippi with ice and snow ...I need a boat fix

D. Newland
02-24-2015, 12:09 PM
We had quite a bit of footage shot this past weekend. It's with various people, so in time we'll get it on the site. Steve has a special forum for sponsored race photos/vid's. Keep checking in.

I need to elaborate a bit on Pag's P-Ltd Cat sweep. He did borrow some schmuck's boat, but the hull tuning and prop selection/tuning as the heats went on were perfection. However, his sweep did cost him that prop, as it's now a permanent item on said schmucks boat.

Zola's determination makes him a very good competitor. We were swapping paint in P Mono, and both of us had a pretty big grin at the end of it. Though, mine was bigger as I was happier with the end result.

Pete's plan to practice very...very little the past 12 months paid off for him, too. Last year he practiced more, but had a rather dismal WW performance. This year he really had a great event and it was nice to see the smile on his face after the event.

Thanks to Tom for picking up the dinner tab for about 14 of us on Friday night, and then Pags did the same thing on Saturday! What a group of guys.

As for my decision. I don't know if it's complicated and deep, or rather simple. With that said, my kids are Sophomores in High School and the next 2 1/2 years they're in the household I will be putting more time (and money I guess) into their wakeboarding. FE is something we do together to a point, but there isn't enough family draw to make it "our thing" so to speak. Their passion is behind the Mastercraft and I want to focus more in that direction for a while.

Todd Fleury
02-24-2015, 12:54 PM
Congratulations to everyone this past weekend. Dave, I can understand where you are coming from, and hope to see you back in the hobby sometime in the future.

madmikepags
02-24-2015, 01:03 PM
This was a spectacular event put on by Dave and the Scottsdale Model boaters. There was great racing, great people, and a couple of great nights out. This is only my second year at this event but it seems like ive been coming forever. The first day started with me trying to get my stuff all unpacked and boats on the water, since I havent seen my boats since the Nats in Mi much less put a boat on the water. My daughter Ava hadn't run a boat since the Nats either. The boats hit the water and actually were pretty good to my surprise!!!. The highlight of day for me was Tying Ava for 2nd place in P limited Mono, and in the final heat me and Ray had a great race, he passed me for the win and to take the overall win for the class, Great Job Ray!!!Sat and Sunday was some great fun, The Q boats were crazy fast and so much fun. Ava again took her boat to a Podium finish in P limited offshore and really drove great, also on sunday Ava drove her LSH to 3 2nd place finishes behind Dave Ray and Jim. Dave Loaned me his P-lim Cat for the weekend and it was one of the best boats I have ever driven in a P-lim class. There was some fierce compettition and I was lucky enough to get all 1st place finishes.
I want to Thank Dave for putting on a great event, we all will miss him while he,s gone from this hobby. I would also like to thank Ray for taking me and My daughter in for the weekend, he was a most gracious host, really taking care of us driving us loading and unloading the truck with all my crap and just being a great guy, Thanks so Much Ray!!! The Friends I've made in this hobby I hope will be life long buddies and I hold these friendships dear.
Last but not least I was so proud of my daughter Ava, not just with the way she drove but with the way she conducted herself all weekend. Being around Mostly grown men all weekend and really having a great time with all the guys. She got all her homework done and went right to school from the airport mon morning after the redeye flight. Shes the BEST!!!!

madmikepags
02-24-2015, 01:04 PM
This was a spectacular event put on by Dave and the Scottsdale Model boaters. There was great racing, great people, and a couple of great nights out. This is only my second year at this event but it seems like ive been coming forever. The first day started with me trying to get my stuff all unpacked and boats on the water, since I havent seen my boats since the Nats in Mi much less put a boat on the water. My daughter Ava hadn't run a boat since the Nats either. The boats hit the water and actually were pretty good to my surprise!!!. The highlight of day for me was Tying Ava for 2nd place in P limited Mono, and in the final heat me and Ray had a great race, he passed me for the win and to take the overall win for the class, Great Job Ray!!!Sat and Sunday was some great fun, The Q boats were crazy fast and so much fun. Ava again took her boat to a Podium finish in P limited offshore and really drove great, also on sunday Ava drove her LSH to 3 2nd place finishes behind Dave Ray and Jim. Dave Loaned me his P-lim Cat for the weekend and it was one of the best boats I have ever driven in a P-lim class. There was some fierce compettition and I was lucky enough to get all 1st place finishes.
I want to Thank Dave for putting on a great event, we all will miss him while he,s gone from this hobby. I would also like to thank Ray for taking me and My daughter in for the weekend, he was a most gracious host, really taking care of us driving us loading and unloading the truck with all my crap and just being a great guy, Thanks so Much Ray!!! The Friends I've made in this hobby I hope will be life long buddies and I hold these friendships dear.
Last but not least I was so proud of my daughter Ava, not just with the way she drove but with the way she conducted herself all weekend. Being around Mostly grown men all weekend and really having a great time with all the guys. She got all her homework done and went right to school from the airport mon morning after the redeye flight. Shes the BEST!!!!

rayzerdesigns
02-24-2015, 08:38 PM
anytime mikey...and ava...hpe you didn't forget to freshen up before school..lol..and keeping y0ur dad from blowing down the walls with his snoring sunday eve...lol..this seriously was the best event I have ever attended..and I have been in the rc hobby ofr over 25 years..and if I have any say in it..next year will be even better..

rayzerdesigns
02-24-2015, 08:39 PM
as for you david...you know my feelings on your leaving..but understand..you are the reason why im doing this

Jeff
02-25-2015, 07:28 AM
Sounds like another great WW race.

Dave, enjoy your retirement. You can always come back out of it.

Quietlee
02-26-2015, 11:31 AM
Still trying to decide what I liked best about the weekend.
I think this was my 5th trip down there and each time has been a blast. The results of the races are secondary to me. Getting together at the pond for some racing in the sunshine with a great group is all I really need.
I think the real "Heater" for this and every WW race is Dave Newland. He's got great support from his local club, but all the time, energy, and effort Dave has put into these races over the years has been extraordinary. You're gonna be missed while you're out.

Lee

stonerracing
02-26-2015, 07:03 PM
Dave,

Sorry to hear that you are stepping away. However, I totally understand. I did it a few years ago and it was a much needed break. I just had to stop doing the West Texas Shootout for Autism because I was dealing with major burnout from it. So now it's back to building boats and attending events that I want. Anyway, it was great seeing you and the rest of the guys.

I took a few pictures on Friday and wanted to share them with you guys... Check them out here:
http://riogranderacers.smugmug.com/Photographs/2015-Photos/Power-Boat/Out-of-Town-Races/2015-Winter-Warm-Ups-FE-Race/


Hope you enjoy! Take care and see you around buddy...

Jay Stone
NAMBA #57

mojoracer
02-26-2015, 07:07 PM
I would like to send a big thank you to the Scottsdale area model boaters club members. Winter Warm Up 11 was a quality event! Nice facilities, people,great competition, food, and fantastic weather. No false advertising here folks. Definitely warmed my negative zero Michigan bones, and a great pre season round of boat racing! Thanks Lenny for your fine work as the race CD. Also a big thank you to the ladies who cooked up a fine lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

I want to send my gratitude out to Chuck and Anne Murray for putting me up (and putting up with me). These folks welcomed me into there beautiful home. Made me feel like part of the family. Some fine dining too! Chuck received all my boats and equipment deliveries and provided me workspace to get ready. He is also helping with the return of the Mojo fleet too.

It was great meeting and racing with some of my battery customers from Arizona. Made some new boat racing friends. Met some of the district 20 Colorado crew who are hosting the 2015 NAMBA FE Nationals in August. Looking forward to travelling out to their to race in August!

The 1st couple of heats Friday were tough, but after a round I started to shake the rust off. Had fun racing and chasing after that Newland guy all weekend. My boats are fast but the nut behind the wheel still needs some work! Ava Paganelli is getting really good, she drove great at the 2014 NAMBA Nationals. This young lady picked it right back up in Arizona too. Good job Ava! 42 heats of racing over 3 days just flew by. Spent Sunday night on an airplane and was back to work at 6 am Monday morning. That negative 3 degrees really woke me up when I got to my car. Hectic gig but I just love racing toy boats! Big fun!

tjcast
02-26-2015, 11:00 PM
I want to send out a big GREAT JOB on the WW11. Great people (those running the event and those form out of town), Great racing ( one of these years I will bring boats that are tuned ), and Great weather!! Just the break those of us from out of town needed from the weather.

I will be putting this event on my calender for 2016.

Dave you will be missed, but I hope to see you at least hanging out at the WW12

T.S.Davis
02-27-2015, 10:18 AM
Dave you will be missed, but I hope to see you at least hanging out at the WW12

Hey, maybe a guest CD for a day? That would be very cool.

D. Newland
02-27-2015, 04:52 PM
Friday Results:

P Offshore

1) David Newland 38 1/4 laps
2) Mike Paganelli 23 1/2 laps
3) Bob Zola 20 1/4 laps


P-Ltd Mono

1) Ray Presnall 1025 pts
2) Ava Paganelli 1000 pts
3) Mike Paganelli 1000 pts


P Sport Hydro

1) David Newland 1200 pts
2) Tom Castellani 900 pts
3) Ted McKay 419 pts



P-Ltd Hydro

1) David Newland 1100 pts
2) Pete Wijatyk 1000 pts
3) Bob Zola 825 pts


Sat/Sun Results:

P-Ltd Offshore:

1) Pete Wijatyk 69 laps
2) Ava Paganelli 61 3/4 laps
3) Lee Simonson 61 1/4 laps


P-Ltd Catamaran

1) Mike Paganelli 2400 pts
2) Jim Osborne 1800 pts
3) Pete Wijatyk 1750 pts


LSH

1) Ray Presnall 2400 pts
2) David Newland 2300 pts
3) Bob Zola 1794 pts


P-Ltd OPC

1) Pete Wijatyk
2) Team Osborne (Jim Osborne/Robert Holland)
3) Sean Cordova


P Mono

1) David Newland 2025 pts
2) Kerry Winkle 1327 pts
3) Jim Osborne 1250 pts


1/10th Vintage Scale

1) Ted McKay 2200 pts
2) Matt Davis 1500 pts
3) Chuck Murray 1450 pts


1/10th Modern Scale

1) Ted McKay 2300 pts
2) Tom Castellani 1450 pts
3) Ray Presnall 725 pts


Q Sport Hydro

1) Mike Paganelli 1925 pts
2) Bob Zola 1725 pts
3) David Newland 1550 pts

dan06
03-02-2015, 12:03 AM
Guys, here are the Pltd-Cat onboard videos, enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-Goepe0qgwSEb1mYxozLb9k0ccWOIPg_

Adrien.

rayzerdesigns
03-02-2015, 04:42 PM
always great adrian