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July 25, 2016

BRCA 1/10th IC Nationals Rd6 – Report

BRCA 1/10th IC Nationals Rd6 – Report

Round 6 of the BRCA 1/10th IC Nationals was held last weekend at the Cotswold track situated on Kemble Airfield. Although the sun was out in force on Saturday, Sunday was to be a more overcast affair and a total of 42 drivers took part in the three classes of 1/10th 200mm, 1/10th Sports GT and 1/8th GT. In the 200mm class, Joe Kerry would take the TQ by almost breaking the track record. Mark Green and Alex Thurston would qualify second and third with Kai Grainger and Matthew Cook completing the top half of the grid.

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July 25, 2016

Tanner Denney doubles at Dash for Cash race

Tanner Denney doubles at Dash for Cash race

The Dash for Cash race was held at Dialed In RC Raceway over the weekend. TLR’s Tanner Denney made a clean sweep in Pro Buggy and E-Buggy to walk away with a double win after also taking the TQ position in both classes. In E-Buggy Tanner was sidelined by Mugen’s Adam Drake with whom he was tie on points after the double A-mains but the tie-breaker handed Tanner the overall win while Adam had to settle for second. In third Anthony Westergaard (Tekno) completed the podium result. In Pro Buggy two runner-up spots would hand Mugen’s Adam Drake the runner-up from Team Durango’s Travis Amezcua in third. Elsewhere in 1/8th Nitro Truggy it was again Tanner to take the top qualifier position. Following a win in A1 Denney suffered a mechanical issue in A2 with the 10th place in the leg led him drop to fourth overall. Up front Adam Drake grabbed the winning honours, coming from the 3 spot, in front of Carlos Arredondo and Tyler Brown.

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July 25, 2016

Hagberg & Viljami end season with 2nd podium

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With new champion Bruno Coelho already wrapping up the win in A2, the final A-Main encounter of the 2015/16 Yokomo Euro Touring Series Season at the Hudy Arena would see Alexander Hagberg and Viljami Kutvonen cap of their seasons with a second podium finish.   Leading away the field in A3, former race winner Hagberg would take a straight forward win to secure his first asphalt podium finish having last finished on the podium indoors at Round 2 in Germany.  Having only secured his first ETS podium finish at Round 4 in Italy, Viljami was made to work a little harder for 3rd overall in Slovakia with Ronald Volker shadowing his every move before an attempted pass by Luxembourg race winner Jilles Groskamp tapped both drivers into a spin.  This left Viljami to take an easy second with Yannic Prümper completing the Top 3 – a position that was to secure the VBC Racing driver 4th overall, his best result of the season.  An intense battle for 4th in the leg would see Marc Rheinard punt Volker into the grass coming out of the second last corner.  Crossing the line-up fourth as Volker’s Yokomo sat on the grass, the Taimya driver was later given a time penalty to put him behind Volker who was classified 8th.

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July 25, 2016

Coelho caps off ETS title victory with 3rd win

Coelho caps off ETS title victory with 3rd win

Having clinched the Yokomo Euro Touring Series title yesterday when he claimed his third TQ of the season, Bruno Coelho today capped off his title winning campaign with a third win.  Winning one of the most static A-Mains in the ETS’ 51 race history yesterday, not one position change taking place over the 5-minutes, Coelho again headed an Xray 1-2 to wrap up an early win at the Hudy Arena in Slovakia.   While up front the race was a repeat of A1, after initially looking like another 10 car procession the race came to life as Ronald Volker tagged Viljami Kutvonen as the pack backed up behind the Awesomatix driver.  Surviving the tag to maintain third the Finn would later spin out at the end of the straight, him reporting afterwards he felt he got a bad set of tyres highlighting his 7th place starting team-mate Freddy Sudhoff being 4/10th a lap faster than him.  While Volker, who said his car was ‘amazing’ would recover two of the positions lost after his contact with Viljami, an attempt to pass to Marc Rheinard for third ‘didn’t work out’ dropping the outgoing champion to P6.  A much improved Rheinard would hold on to third followed by Yannic Prumper and the Serpent of 9th place starter Viktor Wilck.

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July 25, 2016

Tim Jansen wins Formula class at 2016 Benelux Race

Tim Jansen wins Formula class at Benelux Race

This past weekend the 2016 Benelux Race was held at the MAC de Baanbrekers club in Rucphen, NL. The event saw the running of several electric on-road classes and in Formula 21.5T blinky, run on Ride tyres, Steve managed to take the TQ in the first three rounds of the qualifying while Patrick was on a solid P2 with three runner-up sports. In the final qualifier, run on Sunday morning, Patrick and Steve both opted not to start, allowing Tim Jansen to take the final qualifier and with it the 3 spot on the starting grid.

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July 25, 2016

JR Mitch doubles at ROAR Region 4 Championships

JR Mitch doubles at ROAR Region 4 Championships

Superior Hobbies Beachline Raceway was the host of this year’s ROAR Region 4 1/10th electric off-road championships. The large turnout and hot weather made for three long hot days of exciting R/C racing. Practice on Friday saw drivers from all over Florida and even a few from Georgia arrive to do battle for the coveted regional titles. Saturday started early with two hours of open practice starting at 7 am followed by three rounds of qualifying. Sunday was another early start with two hours of open practice before the start of the triple A-mains. In 2WD Mod buggy JR Mitch would start 2nd on the grid. JR put in a great run to win A1, but in A2 JR would retire early with a mechanical issue setting things up for an interesting A3. In A3 JR would capitalise on an early mistake and take over the lead, there he was able to hang on to clench the 2WD Mod title. In 4WD Mod Buggy JR Mitch would show in the mains why he was the top qualifier taking the win in A1 and A2 to take his second title of the weekend.

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July 25, 2016

Maifield doubles at ROAR 1/8 EP Off-road & SCT Nats

Maifield doubles at ROAR 1/8 EP Off-road & SCT Nats

The 2016 ROAR 1/8 Electric Buggy/Truggy and 1/10 4×4 Modified Short Course National Championships were held this past weekend at Stateline R/C on the Michigan/Indiana border. In 1/8 E-Buggy TLR’s Ryan Maifield steered his buggy to the overall TQ in the class thanks to three round TQ’s while in 1/8 E-Truggy Ryan had to fend off attacks from TLR team mate Dakotah Phend who took Q2 but overall Ryan would take a second TQ that weekend thanks to also coming out fastest in Q4. In 1/10 4×4 Modified Short Course Ryan cemented his will to make it a triple by again taking the overall TQ and the pole position for the triple A-mains. With bad weather in the forecast for Sunday, ROAR made the decision to run the opening A-mains and some of the lower mains on Saturday which turned out to be a wise choice as indeed rain kicked in on Sunday, washing away any chances for more track time.

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