August 17, 2017

Coelho & Kurzbuch ready to resume title battle on all new Aigen surface

…The Euro Nitro Series enters into the second half of the season this weekend as Aigen in Austria hosts Round 3 of the championship with the main focus of the weekend set to be on the 1:8 title battle between reigning champion Simon Kurzbuch and a surprise 1:8 contender Bruno Coelho. Located high in the Austrian mountains near the German border, this is Aigen’s fourth year on the ENS calendar and since last year’s visit when a new pit area greeted competitors, MAV Aigen have not let up on their commitment to providing racers with a top class…

August 16, 2017

Corona Shepherd Cup Rd3 – Report

…The third round of the Corona Shepherd Cup was hosted by the Hong Kong based TRC track. A total of 63 racers from Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong attended the event that was held in extremely hot weather conditions. In the 1/10th Nitro Open class Luk Chi Hung took the TQ, closely followed by Chau-man Chan in 2nd. In the main final the battle went on till the third round of pit stops with both drivers being on the same fuel strategy. When Luk Chi-hung ran into some problems with his car, Chau-man took over the lead….

August 15, 2017

1up Racing Premium pit mat

…Coming from Randy Caster’s 1up Racing brand is the all-new Premium pit mat. With its unique circle pattern and parts trays debossed right into the surface, the mat has looks with functionality to match. Only 3mm thick, the mat rolls up tight taking up less space in the bag and it is made from an ultra dense rubber/pvc material for extremely long life. The pit mat measures 121x61cm and it can easily be cut to fit smaller pit spaces. Source: 1up Racing [1upracing.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It…

July 31, 2017

Chris Brame wins at SWCS Race Rd5

…on the hot and slick track while TQ Jeff Whiting (Serpent/Novarossi) ran into issues at about the seven-minute mark. The heat also got to Richard “Pit” Racer’s (IGT8/Picco) clutch and quickly fell off the pace as well. Ultimately and behind Chris it was Darrell Byrd (Serpent/Novarossi) with the runner-up spot while Keith Byrd (Serpent/Picco) rounded out the top 3 result. Top 5 results: 1. Chris Brame – IGT8/Novarossi/Sweep 2. Darrell Byrd – Serpent/Novarossi/Sweep 3. Keith Byrd – Serpent/Picco/Sweep 4. Graham Blackman – IGT8/RX/Sweep 5. Pit Racer – IGT8/Picco/Sweep Thanks to Christopher Brame for the report. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It…

July 25, 2017

Swiss McBest Cup Rd5 & Rd6 – Report

…Round 5 and 6 of the Swiss McBest Cup were recently held in Herblingen. Run with “hand-out” engines and fuel the qualification format is also special as the 7-minute qualifiers have a mandatory pit stop. Round 5, run on Saturday saw Xray’s Martin Wenger coming out on top in the 1/8th class from Shepherd racer Stefan Graber 2nd and Nick Zünd 3rd. 1/8th final results: 1. Martin Wenger – Xray 2. Stefan Graber – Shepherd 3. Nick Zünd – n/a 4. Daniel Braunschweiler – ARC 5. Hansjürg Baracchi – Serpent 6. Michele Cona – Xray 7. Beat Heiniger…

July 21, 2017

BRCA 1/8th IC Track Nationals Rd5 – Report

…a big crash on the straight further on down the order, taking out three drivers. Meanwhile, up front the battle raged with Mark Green hitting mechanical issues early on, leaving David Spashett and Tim Wood to battle for the win. In the end, Tim took a narrow victory of under half a second even after some eventful pit stops for Serpent from David Spashett. Neal King recovered from a bad start to the race to come through to third place. Nitro final results: 1. Tim Wood – Serpent/XRD FT/Elite/Protoform/Contact 2. David Spashett – ARC/Picco/Maxima/Blitz/Hot Race 3. Neal King – Shepherd/Murnan…

July 17, 2017

Schäfer wins 200mm class at Swiss IC Track Nationals Rd4

…The recent round 4 of the Swiss Nitro On-road National Championship was held in Langenthal. While Simon Kurzbuch took the win in the 1/8th class it was Xray’s Michael Schäfer who TQ’d and won the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring category. The TO secured Michael the pole position for the A-main and saved him from having to attend the wet semifinals. At the start of the 30-minute A-main Michael was closely followed by teammate Traugott Schär but a flawless pace and a fast working pit crew kept him on top of things and so he was able to walk…

July 10, 2017

Kurzbuch claims ENS win despite ‘far from perfect’ final

…a damaged exhaust that left him down on power. Coelho looked like he might once again beat the Swiss driver but bad communications between the Xray driver and his pit crew cost him the win as he ran out of fuel. There was also drama for Balestri as he made a late fuel stop but hit another car in pitlane resulting in him losing steering, the Infinity driver somehow limping the car to the finish line with a lot of trips onto the grass. Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin…

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