Team Associated's TC3 - World's Fastest Touring Car at 70.67mph!
February 21, 1999
Event Name: NORCCA annual Oktoberfest
Event Location: Cal State Dominguez Hills Velodrome, Dominguez Hills, CA
Cal State Dominguez Hills Velodrome, Dominguez Hills, California
On October 24, 1999, at NORCCA's annual Oktoberfest oval race, Daryl Silva's Team Associated shaft-drive TC3 made R/C touring car history with a 70.67 mph lap of the 1300-foot Cal State Dominguez Hills Velodrome. This is the fastest speed over officially recorded for a 1:10 4WD electric touring car.
Prepared by Duane Silva, Daryl's brother and oval racing teammate, the TC3 Team Kit was essentially stock, with the addition of a custom-made zero-degree toe-in rear arm mount, and extra-heavy springs all around. The TC3 was powered by ten Reedy 2000 Zappers cells and a Reedy Tri-Sonic 11 Double drag motor built by Mike Reedy with Cobalt magnets.
The tires were over-the-counter Pro-Line Jaco capped touring car tires. An LRP V6 electronic speed control was also used, with the addition of a small receiver pack
Congratulations to Daryl and Duane on setting this new world record, officially establishing the TC3 as the World's Fastest Touring Car!