Last weekend saw the final round of the BRCA Outdoor Formula National Championship at the open and flowing Halifax circuit. After a dry practice day on the Saturday, rain overnight ensured a slippery start to qualifying with drivers having to adapt their cars to the wet but drying conditions throughout the four qualifying rounds. With the already crowned Championship winner Luke Lee taking pole position it was the hard charging duo of Stephen Lander and James Wright that lined up second and third respectively.
The sixth and final round of the Dutch Electric On-road Championship held at the Raco2000 track in Utrecht not only saw the title decision in the Touring Stock class but also the running of the 1/10th Formula class. Following Saturday’s practice the triple qualifiers would be held on Sunday and they saw Jitse Miedema taking the TQ from Daan Schuuring and Martijn van der Heijden (all Xray). In the finals Jitse made a clean sweep to take the overall win from Martijn and Daan who swapped places compared to their qualifying results, having Martijn coming in second from third placed Daan.
The first round of the Worksop Series took place this past weekend with a huge entry of 153 drivers across the two classes of Buggy 2WD and 4WD. There was huge demand to try and get a race entry for this event, one of the biggest race series currently in the UK. As always round by round qualifying was the racing format, with the best two results from four rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position. In 2WD Craig Collinson was trying to help his Championship get off to the best start by being on pole position for the A-final and he would come out fastest in the main too, taking the win from Richard Lowe and Greg Williams.
Round six of the Jimmy Babcock Racing League was held at Channel Islands R/C in Santa Barbara, California. The forthcoming IFMAR Worlds made for an illustrious entry field with drivers trying to put finishing touches on their worlds packages. In the Expert Buggy class Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri took the win from AE teammate, Spencer Rivkin while Japan’s Atsushi Hara (Kyosho) completed the podium result in third.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia played host to round five of the Malaysia National League. Saturday was qualifying day, with five 10-minute long races on the schedule, drivers had to deal with a very dusty track under incredibly hot and humid weather conditions. In the Pro Buggy class Danny K would TQ three of the five rounds to take the overall TQ but it was 6-times national champion, David Lim who would start into the A-main from the pole position followed by Boy Witsarut and Danny K. In the 60-minute long Pro A-main, Boy then managed to lap the entire field on the 20-minute mark, finishing up three laps ahead of the second-place driver, Kenny Chin. Didier Perin would obtain the final podium spot with TQ, Danny K had to settle for a sixth place overall after an incident with a marshal that stopped his engine.
The 2016 EP Queensland State Titles were held at the world class Brendale facility last weekend. In Touring Modified Simon Nicholson TQ’d followed closely by Nathan Reese in second and Lionel Saunders in third. Simon took full advantage of TQ position and got off to an early start to take a comfortable A1 and A2, Nathan having plenty of pace to stay out of trouble behind, but not enough to challenge Simon for the victory while Lionel Saunders rounded out the top 3 for an all-Yokomo podium. In the Stock class it was Keith Mackrill (Yokomo) who brought home the win.
Xray have announced the Xray Racing Series Greece for the Winter season of 2016/17. Held at the Athens-based Fanatix Racing Track the 9-race series will kick off on the 2nd of October with the final round taking place on the 19th of February. Categories run will be Touring Modified, Touring Stock 17.5T, Formula, 1/12th pan car and also 1/10th 200mm Nitro. More information and all dates can be found here and here.
The opening round of the Florida State Electric Auto Racers Association racing series was held at 386 RC Raceway with over 60 entries. Held in several electric on-road classes the event would see Raymond Darroch TQing the 17.5T Pro Stock A-main from second placed Dave Vera and third placed Austin Wolfe.