The recent round of the Finnish FinTrack Tour saw Georgy Chmigal (Xray) walking away with the win in the TSM 10 class. Georgy took a hard-fought TQ after the qualifiers and after equally tight battles in the finals, he took the win from 2nd placed Henry Salmen (Xray) and Eetu Pesonen (Capricorn) 3rd.
Serpent have announced the signing of Norwegian 1/10th buggy frontrunner, Marius Kristensen to their team. The Norwegian National Champion will campaign the company’s SDX4 and SRX2MH buggies at events such as the EOS, the National Series, the National Championship as well as select Swedish races and the Euros.
The final round of the Spanish 1/8th IC Track National Championship was held at the Club Carsol track in Elche in the south of Valencia. Carlos Peracho Heras was the man to beat and he would take the pole position for the A-main event. Joining him was Adrián Santeiro who won the Super Pole race that was held under rainy conditions. The changing weather was also a key factor in the semi-finals with the right tyre choice being crucial to secure a ticket for the main event. For the sake of excitement all championship favourites, Sergio Montesinos, Rubén Olivares, Victor González and Guillermo Pérez, made their way into the main, so the championship would go down to the wire. From the tone Peracho Heras and Olivares Munoz separated from the field despite the two being in a wheel-to-wheel battle. The pit crew of Carlos showed some very swift work during the main and in the end he was able to walk away with the win in front of Vicente Eres Ramos. Further down the field it were Sergio Montesinos Ortega and Guillermo Pérez who had a long battle for 3rd position, and in the end the latter took the final podium spot by only a tenth of a second. For Sergio Ortega the 4th place was enough to be crowned new Spanish Champion 2017.
The Miniautodromo Jody Scheckter in Fiorano, Italy played host to the Trofeo Costruttori, the Constructors Trophy, recently. The race was also valid as UISP Euro Cup, and Andrea Pirani would dominate the GT class from tone to tone after also taking the TQ honours. Loris Luise finished the race in 2nd from Daniele Bulla 3rd.
For the first time in Super Cup history, the JConcepts Super Cup Championship Series was held outside of the Florida State line and ventured into Savannah, Georgia’s Phil Hurd Raceway. 3-time host to the US Offroad Nationals in 91, 92, and 95, Phil Hurd Raceway is a track well known for its rich history and this year is celebrating 30 years of operation. The track is massive resembling more of a 1/8th track than 1/10th. With room to spare, lap times were in the 31 second plus range making mistake free runs extremely difficult. With heavy rain falling on Friday, Saturday morning saw a slow start to the day as the track crew fought hard to get the track race ready. As the sun came out, the track was quickly drying and racing was underway just around 2pm. The flow of the track was great and the layout extremely fun with a Phil Hurd twist. By the mains, the grip was much higher allowing cars to put the power down and made for a great night of racing under the lights.
The Just For Fun Indoor Challenge was held in Vlimmeren, Belgium last weekend. In the Touring Stock 13.5T class it was Vincent Van Gansen (Xray) with the TQ from the Team Magic duo of Jari van de Wal and Pasquinel Neys. In the triple A-mains Vincent took convenient wins to grab the overall victory from Jari in 2nd. Pasquinel had to deal with some problems that included tyres and a ruined ball bearing but he still ended on the final podium spot while Mathias van Laere and Bart Acda rounded out the top 5 results.
The final round of this year’s Pro-Stock Series was hosted by Germany’s Minidrom Ettlingen track. During the year the series was held in several regional races with a single national final concluding the season. A total of 52 drivers signed in for the final round that was held in the best possible weather conditions and in the 1/8th Stock class, run with mandatory 5-port Novarossi or Picco engines as well as a control BrilliantRC body shell, it was Jürgen Bähr (Shepherd) who took the TQ honours from Peter Poldvere (Infinity) and young David Kröger (Shepherd), the latter being a regular podium finisher in the Western division in his maiden nitro season.
The 2017/18 season of the popular Silverstone Winter Series kicked off with another full entry at the Moulton College venue. With many of the UK’s top drivers in attendance the racing was fast and competitive. In the biggest class, 2WD Buggy, Greg Williams led home Danny McGee, after a couple of mistakes from pole man Ellis Stafford, and William Venables made it up to 3rd, from 9th on the grid. Lee Martin secured a dominant TQ and win in 4WD, from James Harrold and Connor Cocker while Richard Miller won the truck class from Daniel Gardner and Russell Lee.