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Cliff Lett

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Date of Birth September 18, 1957
Age 65 years, 3 months, 2 days
Place of Birth Long Beach
Country United States
Profession Athlete
Horoscope Capricorn

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Cliff Lett is a famous Athlete, born on September 18, 1957 in United States. As of December 2022, Cliff Lett’s net worth is $5 Million. Shortly after his mother died of cancer, Lett gave up racing and was a mechanic for Yamaha’s amateur and semi-pro riders. He became Ricky Johnson’s personal mechanic in 1983, when Johnson negotiated a contract enabling Lett to work with him; their partnership ended after the 1985 season when Johnson moved to Honda. Lett then helped develop engines and suspensions; in his last year with Yamaha, he worked in research and development of YZ motorcycles.

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Cliff Lett Biography

Clifton Bradley Lett (born September 18, 1957) is an American retired radio-controlled racer and the current president of Associated Electrics, where he began his R/C career in 1985. A former motorcross mechanic for Yamaha (particularly for Ricky Johnson), he won seven ROAR National Championships, three NORRCA National Championships and the 1991 IFMAR World Championship and was one of the foremost drivers of the 1980s. Lett, known as “the Buggymaster”, helped refine the Associated RC10 and other models in the range. He was the first driver to exceed 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) with a radio-controlled car, recorded by Guinness World Records at 111 miles per hour (179 km/h) in 2001. At the 1991 International Federation of Model Auto Racing (IFMAR) world championships, Team Associated had built a series of new RC10s for the 2WD class weeks before and had little time to prepare. After a poor practice performance with two practice days left, Lett split the team into groups of three and four; one group focused on front-end development, a second on rear-end development and a third on tires. The arrangement succeeded, and Masami Hirosaka won his second IFMAR 2WD world championship..

Lett entered the radio-controlled hobby with a gasoline-powered airplane, bringing it on tour and flying as time permitted. His first radio-controlled car was a Associated RC12E. During Lett’s travels, he raced the car in parking lots until rider Johnny O’Mara destroyed it by driving it under a moving car. In November 1984, after watching an off-road race on a business trip, he bought a Cox Tomahawk at Hobby Shack and won his first race. When Lett became a mechanic, he worked away from home on weekends and in the office during the week; racing became less frequent until 1986, when he began working in research and development.

Lead designer Lett attempted a new record on January 13, 2001, aiming to exceed 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) over a two way pass with the help of Team Associated, promoter Dan Moynihan and Irwindale Speedway. He used a modified TC3 and a RC10L3O, the latter adapted to accommodate an Aveox sensorless brushless motor designed for aircraft and fed by 24 sub-C NiCad batteries. The body was a 1/10 version of a Nissan P35 by Protoform, modified to reduce drag. Further modification was made over five days to prevent the body from deforming at speed, adding a wing from a 1/10 buggy for increased downforce and straightaway stability.

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Lett was the first driver to exceed 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) with a radio-controlled car, according to Guinness World Records. He held the record until it was broken by Nic Case in 2006 at 134.4 miles per hour (216.3 km/h), and in 2014 Case was the first to reach 200 miles per hour (320 km/h).

Cliff Lett Net Worth

Cliff is one of the richest Athlete & listed on most popular Athlete. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Cliff Lett's net worth $5 Million.

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With Joel Johnson, Gil Losi, Jr. and Jay Halsey, Lett is considered by Radio Control Car Action’s Steve Pond as one of the 1980s’ star drivers and he was cited as an inspiration by Ricky Johnson. In Radio Control Car Action’s annual top-10 poll, Lett was listed twice (in 1989 and 1993) on its Best R/C Drivers list.

Lett was the first driver to exceed 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) with a radio-controlled car, according to Guinness World Records. He held the record until it was broken by Nic Case in 2006 at 134.4 miles per hour (216.3 km/h), and in 2014 Case was the first to reach 200 miles per hour (320 km/h).

Before Lett’s attempt, the fastest recorded time—59 miles per hour (95 km/h)—was set by Audi Sports in Finland. By 2001, George M. Gonzalez of Radio Control Car Action claimed that a car with a .21 (3.5cc) glow-plug engine was capable of that speed. That year Steve Pond reached 101 miles per hour (163 km/h) with his HPI Super Nitro RS4, as recorded for Radio Control Nitro magazine with a radar gun. R/C drag-racing champion Chris Collins reportedly reached 112.7 miles per hour (181.4 km/h) at the Northstar Dragway in Minnesota, and record-breaking speeds were reached in organized events at the Olympic Velodrome at California State University; however, none were certified and the Finnish record stood.

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