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 Posted: Dec-06-2011 05:21PM
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Ummm yeah.... Gonzalo who?? Why don't you interview somebody that really matters in the RC industry? Like Paul Lemieux, Atsushi Hara, Oscar Jansen, or mabye local heroes Mini Mod Albano or even Kevin Jelich. These people have made a difference in RC racing internationally and locally.

 

 

 "I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so."

 

 

 "I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so."

 Posted: Dec-06-2011 10:35AM
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 Austen, Look me up.




 


 Posted: Dec-06-2011 07:43AM
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Who wants to help a newb to on-road this Saturday/Sunday for sedan?would like help with minor set up.I have a xray t3 2011.ill be there Saturday running off-road and will have my sedan with me to test.thanks in advance.its set up for mod,but can go to 17.5 if I suck.hahaha

 Posted: Dec-05-2011 12:34PM
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That's a good idea Ryan. I think I will do that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted: Dec-05-2011 11:40AM
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Jesse- you're doing an awesome job with promoting NorCal. I look forward to reading the interviews and race reports. You should start your own thread with all the interviews so that it don't get lost in the current thread in a couple of days.

 Posted: Dec-05-2011 10:48AM
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Badboy..2011
Bring a new racer to the track! Help grow RC in Northern California!


URL: for a hot time see www.gonsalvocortes.com

Badboy.
 Posted: Dec-05-2011 09:29AM
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Ha ha yea that was my idea for him to lay down. I wanted a not so serious look to the photo. If people are getting a chuckle out of that pic, then I did my jobSmile 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted: Dec-05-2011 08:42AM
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 Jesse is hot for Gonzalo !



 




 


 Posted: Dec-04-2011 10:02PM
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Wow!  An outstanding interview Jesse.

This is yet another talent you should explore.

Only 15 months...Geeze!

Bill 

 

 

Who will be the next Matt Francis...?

I support on-road/off-road racing in Reno, Nevada

 Posted: Dec-04-2011 08:41PM
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Nice interview and "body" gonzalo ! Who's idea was it to lay on the grass? Lol

 Posted: Dec-04-2011 08:35PM
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Good job Cortez!  I'm glad I dont have to race against you.  Im also glad to see you get some recognition for all your hard work.

 

 

 

I may be dumb but I'm not stupid!  Norcal Hobbies Rocks!

 Posted: Dec-04-2011 07:38PM
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I caught up with one of Northern California's most up and coming driver's this weekend. He is  known as a Team Associated die hard. A Touring Car specialist, but also has some game in Off road. Doing this interview, I was actually shocked when he told me how long he has been racing. For somebody to be racing for only a little over a year, how has he become so good, so quick? I personally took notice to him early in 2011 when he was constantly the last guy to leave the facility, putting in pack after pack for practice as the sun would set and the track would only be lit by neighboring house lights from next door. With his sights set on the 2012 Reedy Race of Champions (hosted by Nor Cal Hobbies) competing in the Open Mod division, Gonzalo Cortes will be one of the top contenders in that class and a possible threat to win the title, so I thought it was important to get some background info on this young talent.

 

 

 

Age?
26       

Where are you from/hometown?

Fairfield Ca   

What do you do for a living?
I work at Hertz Equipment Rental

How did you get started in RC?
Playing with my little cousin    

What was you're first RC car?
Traxxas Slash 4x4

How many years have you been racing?
1 year and 3 months

Favorite RC vehicle to race?
TC MOD and 4X4 SC

What driver do you look up to, who inspires you the most?
H/B driver  Atsushi Hara

What is your all time favorite Nor Cal layout?
Off road nationals layout

What are your goals for 2012?
Do good at the Reedy race And ROAR On Road nationals

What driver do you think is you're rival, closest competition?

All the Mod TC drivers        

What is you're favorite tire, go to tire?
For TC Sorex 36 and Solaris. For Offroad  AKA Enduros

What do you contribute you're success in On road with such little experience to?
Racing at Nor Cal Hobbies because there is a lot of competition

What's the best track you ever at raced so far in you're career?
Nor Cal Hobbies the place to race

If you could choose any girl in the world to bring to the track with you, who would it be?

ADRIAN LEMEN

Out side of RC, what do you spend your time doing? Any other hobby or interest?

Play soccer, Hanging out with friends and family   


Recent podiums?
1st place at  Castle Classic, 3rd place at X-Ray Challenge     

Special thanks/ shout outs?

I want to thank Nor Cal for the support they have gave me, and my girlfriend for letting me race all the time.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted: Dec-03-2011 08:02PM
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bill, thank you, i will get them from nor-cal then, i didnt know they had the parts

rich



Just a slow retired cop hating on everyone in his way.


Just a slow retired cop hating on everyone in his way.

 Posted: Dec-03-2011 06:39PM
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Rich, 

Nor-Cal should have them in stock on the 11th. 

Bill

 

Who will be the next Matt Francis...?

I support on-road/off-road racing in Reno, Nevada

 Posted: Dec-03-2011 08:28AM
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Bring a Toy for whatever race day you participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted: Dec-02-2011 10:35PM
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Kevin, for what race day do you want us to bring a toy?

 

 

 

I may be dumb but I'm not stupid!  Norcal Hobbies Rocks!

 Posted: Dec-02-2011 08:51AM
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 R8 cop car
 




 


 Posted: Dec-02-2011 07:32AM
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The Carpet series and toys for tots are coupled together for next week. Lets make those kids have a great christmas and bring those onroad cars out. Bring a toy and your first entry is free.

 

 

norcal-hobbies.com / Team Associated / Tekin USA / Protek/  Airtronics/Protoform/Top Notch Paints Mini Mod

 

http://tracks.amainhobbies.com/ Team Associated / Tekin USA / Protek/  Airtronics/Protoform/Top Notch Paints Mini Mod /

 Posted: Dec-02-2011 01:16AM
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still bill, did the new servo mounting parts come in yet? i will be there on the 11th th. could you same a set for me? rich


Just a slow retired cop hating on everyone in his way.


Just a slow retired cop hating on everyone in his way.

 Posted: Dec-01-2011 06:49PM
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Jesse,

Thank you for your announcing last night.  Even for those corners when I was blowing my lines...badly.  LOL

And who the heck is that guy named Yoder?  He shouldn't be so fast this quick.  Call him Yoda!

Bill

 

Who will be the next Matt Francis...?

I support on-road/off-road racing in Reno, Nevada

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