Coelho on pole at German ETS

Coelho on pole at German ETS

Bruno Coelho will line up on pole position for Round 2 of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Germany tomorrow, the Xray driver heading a 1-2 in qualifying for the Slovakian manufacturer.  Taking the opening two qualifiers Coelho claimed his first carpet TQ ahead of Alexander Hagberg, the 2014 event winner topping the final qualifier in Muelheim-Kaerlich.  The only driver who could deny Coelho the overall TQ, having topped the penultimate round when both Xray drivers had issues, Marc Rheinard would only manage a P5. With a TQ to count however the championship leader importantly secures third on the grid ahead of reigning champion Ronald Volker.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ratheisky TQs Formula at ETS, Masami to start 5th

Ratheisky TQs Formula at ETS, Masami to start 5th

Reigning 3-time Formula Champion Jan Ratheisky has secured his second overall TQ of Season #9 of the Euro Touring Series.  Topping three of the four qualifiers at the second round of the championship in Germany, the Round 1 winner will start on pole position ahead of Q1 pace setter, the Serpent of David Ehrbar with Xray team-mate Francesco Martini lining up third.  Attracting a record 120 entries, a big coup for the class was the entry of 14-time World Champion Masami Hirosaka who having come out of retirement to make his ETS debut will start 5th in the A-Main.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Streit TQs Pro Stock at ETS Germany

Streit TQs Pro Stock at ETS Germany

Tony Streit is Top Qualifier in the Xray Pro Stock class at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Germany.  In his second season with Awesomatix, the German claimed his second ETS pole position start when he backed up his Q3 topping run with the fastest TQ of the day in the fourth & final qualifier to deny Xray’s Jan Ratheisky, who took Q1 & 2, on the tie breaker.  Behind them, Dane Mike Gosvig will line-up third ahead of Norwegian ARC driver Johannessen who pushed Streit hard in the final qualifier.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Rheinard takes Q3 as Xray reign self destructs

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Marc Rheinard took a somewhat surprise TQ in the penultimate round of qualifying at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Germany. Having struggled with sixth in the opening two qualifiers, the Tamiya took a close run TQ over his arch rival Ronald Volker but only after the Xray reign self destructed when Bruno Coelho rolled while poised to secure the overall TQ and then Alexander Hagberg crashed as a result of a rear belt failure.  In the end Rheinard would snatch the TQ by 0.182 of second, with Akio Sobue completing the Top 3.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Coelho again in Q2

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The second round of qualifying at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Germany was a repeat of Q1 as Xray again topped the time sheets with Bruno Coelho fastest ahead of team-mate Alexander Hagberg. Behind the Xrays it was Yokomo who provided the greatest challenge with Yannic Prumper completing the Top 3 ahead of reigning Champion Ronald Volker.  For championship leader and 2015 event winner Marc Rheinard, the round would again only net a P6 with the German needing to turn things around for the final two qualifiers.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

SMJ BD7 foam bumper for Protoform LTC-R body

SMJ BD7 foam bumper for Protoform LTC-R body

Speedmaster Japan have introduced a specially shaped foam bumper for the Yokomo BD7 touring car. The bumper is shaped to perfectly match the popular Protoform LTC-R as it supports the front of the body without the need to add foam strips as it is needed when running the body in a very forward-mounted position. Beside the BD7 the bumper will also fit SWorkz’ forthcoming CX11 touring car.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

2016 JConcepts Winter INS – Seeding results

2016 JConcepts Winter INS – Seeding results

This past Friday marked the first day of the 2016 JConcepts Indoor National Series and the action is already heating up from early morning practice to the final stages of the day, the 3 minute seeding rounds. Since 2009, the JConcepts Winter INS has become a classic race in St. Louis, Missouri and with the entry count nearing 300 and 34 full heats, this year’s race will be even more competitive than ever. Controlled practice was held from 8am till about 5pm allowing racers to dial in their cars and tires before the evening’s seeding round that will sort the field using each driver’s best 3 consecutive fastest laps in 3 minutes.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

STRC Slash limited edition black alloy parts

STRC Slash limited edition black alloy parts

ST Racing Concepts have expanded their range of exclusive limited edition black anodised Slash 2WD and 4×4 option parts. Available as a very limited production run are now also CNC-machined aluminium skid plates, steering bellcranks, hub carriers, A-arms and the motor mount.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

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