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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:51 AM

The game has now changed...
 
Ralph Thorne Racing proudly presents 'The Renegade,' our newest and fastest 1/24 GTP body we are manufacturing in-house. Appropriately named, The Renegade breaks all of the rules. It's lower, wider, longer, and just flat-out faster. You will find it is loosely based on the 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype that you currently see competing in the IMSA racing series. It features a unique recessed body pin area and front wheel sticker location that makes the front wheels easy to align on both sides. This body truly blends a modern and realistic race car appearance with superior race-winning on track performance. It creates big time downforce without adding rear drag, allowing you to decrease your laps times and turn more laps, plain and simple. We were absolutely blown away during testing and we know you will be, too.
 
Once again this is an original copyrighted design from Ralph Thorne Racing with all rights reserved. We don't backpour or copy any other manufacturer's designs.
 
Compared to our Warrior body, the Renegade is a little longer, wider, and creates much more downforce.
 
They are available in .005" and .007" thick Lexan. Each body comes with a window mask and a pair of front wheel stickers. Please note that we start from .005" and .007" material, so it will be thinner on the sides. As always we strive for quality pulls with even side thickness. The new body also features a cut line to assist in body trimming.
 
Retail price is $6.95 each plus shipping, if ordered direct HERE. Raceway pricing is available and bodies are on the way to ERI now.
 
If you purchase five or more bodies direct at full retail, an extra body will be included with your order as a thank-you!
 
Please note the bodies will only come in retail packaging when purchased by a raceway or if specifically requested on direct orders.
 
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#2 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:30 AM

Congrats to Nick Brantley for picking up the GTP win at Staunton Miniature Speedway & Hobbies using our Renegade GTP body.

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

The Renegade has been putting in some work recently. Most notably by picking up the win in the fierce GTP class at the recent FNRS race at Tri State Raceway.

 

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Dave Gardiner also piloted the Renegade to back to back wins the last two weeks at Marks Model World in a field where 7 of 8 cars were RTR bodies.

 

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Congrats to Bud Greene as well for picking up a win at The Dungeon in Alabama, also using a Renegade.

 

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Down South Donny Caron has been a regular podium finisher contending for wins and had this to say, "Thank you this Renegade body you build is hands down the best body I have ever ran".


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:45 AM

MMW wins were by DAVE Gardiner.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:00 PM

Nice looking Body, looks like its going fast standing still.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

A big congrats to Cap Henry for winning the recent OCC race using a Renegade GTP body. Cap was TQ with a new track record also.

 

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Cap won, while Willy Custer finished 2nd with a Renegade, and Bud Bartos finished 4th with a Warrior.

 

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Thanks to all who used RTR bodies!



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:56 PM

Body worked great, Ralph!


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:48 AM

It was another big weekend for the Renegade, this time down in Florida at the FNRS race.

 

13 of the 16 cars in the field chose the Renegade as their body of choice.

 

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The entire A-Main was made of Renegades.

 

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Terry Tawney piloted his Renegade to a TQ.

 

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Winner Jason Burnside and the top 3 overall finishers ran Renegades.

 

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It also won the top three spots in concours with Teddy Hoots as your winner.

 

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#9 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

Congratulations to Jimmy Johnson and Don Gunn for using a RTR Renegade to win the GTP Enduro at the Slot Car Cave in SC. Six or the seven teams used RTR bodies.

 

I also want to give a shout-out to to Bud Bartos and Dan Halfhill for their winner and runner-up finishes at Haven Raceway and Hobbies using a RTR Renegade.

 

Ralph Middaugh won the race at Mark's Model World where every car used RTR bodies. Greg Fox picked up the win with a Renegade in the previous week there also.

 

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:39 AM

For those of us who spend more time in contact with the walls, is there any chance you'll be making these in .010 any time soon?


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#11 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 03:18 PM

I'm considering it, but I have no timeline as to when it might happen, if I do decide to offer .010".



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

Regardless, I bought some of the .07s that you're currently offering. Sharp-looking bodies that should perform well on the track. I'm hoping to give one its first tryout tomorrow evening.

 

If you decide to go with the .010, I think I know some folks who would be interested.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:42 PM

The photos don't do these bodies justice. They are very crisply molded and good looking.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:35 PM

Congrats to Eric Shirey for a dominating performance with his RTR Renegade body at last weekend's OCC race at Northeast Slotcar Raceway. Eric broke the track qualifying record, fast race lap record and the record for most laps turned in a race.

 

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Jim Verga and Dan Ebert rounded out the podium, also using Renegades.

 

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Also all 6 A-Main racer's used Renegades.

 

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In Durham, North Carolina Nick Brantley and Russ Martin used Renegades to finish 1st and 2nd in the Flexi Showdown Race.

 

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:00 PM

Chuck Gambo took the GTP win, at C/R, on Sunday, using the Renegade.
 
Chuck ran 3.778 - 3.944, across all 8 lanes, for the dominating 9 lap victory.

 

Chuck also ran fast lap on all 8 lanes.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for the info Mike, and congrats to Chuck!



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:27 AM

The customers spoke, and we listened.

 

All of our bodies will now be offered in .010" lexan as well. Retail price is $7.95, they include window masks and front wheel stickers.

 

Full discounts to the distributor and raceway. ERI should have these in stock soon.

 

They up online now here http://ralphthornera...odies_c_27.html


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:37 AM

Good move Ralph.

 

 I honestly think the ultra thin bodies are bad for the hobby. Not saying they don't race well or anything like that but the durability and the feel when picking the car up are IMO bad for the hobby.


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

Thanks for listening, Ralph. I'm sure the serious racers like the .007s for the speed, but some of us need the extra thickness to ensure we can hit the wall now and then.

 

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

Congrats to winner Donny Caron and the other podium finisher's for using our Warrior GTP body last weekend at Fast Eddie's!

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

Congrats to Ralph Middaugh and Bud Bartos for parking their RTR Renegades in victory circle over the weekend.

 

Ralph won and set a new track record at MMW on Saturday, then re-set it again on Sunday.

 

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Bud won at Haven Raceway and Hobby in Ohio.

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:53 PM

Ralph, is RTR only making GTP bodies, or are they also working on an F1's too?


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:12 PM

Sorry Bill, no F1 bodies in the near future.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:22 AM

Over the weekend Frank Ulbrik used his RTR Renegade to TQ the GTP class race at Pro Slot Raceway. He also won the FNRS Michigan state championship!

 

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Also a big thanks to Russ Martin for winning the MSSRA race at Adrenaline Speedway in North Carolina with his RTR Renegade!

 

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:55 PM

Congrats to Walker McAnulty for winning last weekends TSRA race with a RTR Renegade. Second place finisher Anthony Brown also used a Renegade.

 

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

Ralph,

 

I just picked up 2 Renegade bodies this last Tuesday. 

 

I will be using them next race day. Just looking them over I would give them two thumbs up. Very nice bodies.

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:33 PM

Ralph,

Can't wait to get my bodys from ya :)
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

It was a huge weekend for RTR bodies at the OCC race, hosted my Mark's Model World, as 22 of 28 cars in the field were equipped with RTR bodies!

 

Congrats to Greg Meyer on his TQ effort in strong field.

 

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Congrats to the winner Greg Meyer, and podium finishers Ralph Middaugh and Eric Shirey. A big thanks to all who used our bodies!

 

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I also want to give a shout out to Russ Martin for his podium finish in the MSSRA series using a Renegade also.

 

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