Kaufmann & Hettrich win at South German TC champs

The 3rd round of the South German Electric Touring Car Championship took place in Marbach near Stuttgart on a small and highly demanding track. In the Modified class Marco Kaufmann was the dominant driver as he took all qualifying rounds, which handed him the overall TQ for the finals. He then made maximum use of his pole position by winning A1 and A2 for an early overall victory. The 3rd A-final was won by Marco’s teammate Tim Wahl in front of Marco Buhmann. This also gave the overall top 3 result that saw Marco Kaufmann in front of Tim Wahl and Marco Buhmann.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Takayuki Kohno wins at 2014 Speed King Tour Rd5

Takayuki Kohno wins 2014 Speed King Tour Rd5

After the cancellation of the 4th round due to heavy rain the 5th round of 2014 Speed King Tour took place at high speed outdoor track of the Green Park Speedway in the Saitama prefecture. The track is quite new and designed for 1/8th nitro cars and it also suits modern modified electric touring cars well, with speed of over 100km/h reached on the straight. After three qualifying rounds 2013 “Speed King” Yugo Nagashima took TQ with his Yokomo BD7 2014. Current series leader Akio Sobue (TRF) was second and another TRF driver, Takayuki Kohno became 3rd qualifier.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nicholas Lee wins at East Coast Park race

Nicholas Lee wins at East Coast Park race

The recent East Coast Park race in Singapore saw local driver Dhilon Tay (Xray) taking the TQ honours after the 1/10th 200mm class qualifying. In the 40 minute final Nicholas Lee (Xray) soon took over the lead and never looked back to take the win some 4 laps ahead of local veteran Harry (Xray) and Indonesian star Dimas (Xray). TQ Dhilon Tay completed the top 4 result.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ROAR to ban 1/8th style 1/10th buggy tyres

2_ROAR bans 1/8th style 1/10th buggy tyres

U.S. RC car governing body ROAR have announced the ban of the latest breed of 1/10th buggy wheels and tyres such as AKA’s Evo and Pro-Line’s VTR range for ROAR sanctioned events in 2014. It is understood that said wheels and tyres, that adapt the tyre bead design of 1/8th buggy wheels, do not meet with the wheel and tyre dimensions allowed by the ROAR as the AKA Evo and Pro-Line VTR are in fact 2.4 inch offerings while the ROAR and virtually every other governing body only allows 2.2 inch wheels and tyres. Even the use of so called adapter kits are disallowed as they are seen as (illegal) modification to the wheel. The current ban so far only affects 2014 events and there is a chance that the new style wheels and tyres will be allowed to use from 2015 on.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bruno Coelho takes Portuguese TC championship

Bruno Coelho takes Portuguese TC championship

This weekend was the 4th round of the Portuguese national touring car championship. The meeting was run at the Torres Novas track with the same layout as the 2013 Euros. With Saturday being the practice day everyone focussed on the Sunday that started out wet. On the drying track Bruno Coelho excelled and he took 3 out of the 4 qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ for the finals.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BRCA 1/8 Circuit National Championship Rd5 – Report

BRCA 1/8 Circuit National Championship Rd5 – Report

The 5th round of the BRCA 1/8th Circuit 2014 National Championship was held at the Halifax circuit in West Yorkshire. The weather was set to be the best of the year so far and this made for close racing. This track and its associated facilities is one of the best in the country and successfully hosted the A European Champs in 2013. Also it was the start weekend of the “Tour de France” so making it to the track was extra difficult due to local roads being closed. With all the championship contenders present apart from Branson who is only racing at major events this year, the competition at the top would be close. From practice times on Saturday, it was clear that consistency would be key with all the top drivers running fastest times within 0.1 seconds of each other.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Austrian electric on-road nationals Rd3 – Report

Austrian electric on-road nationals Rd3 – Report

The 3rd round of the Austrian electric on-road nationals was run at the 1. MRC Wiener Neustadt track in Lower Austria. Overall 42 racers participated in the three classes of TC Modified, TC Stock and Formula 1. In TC Modified Dominik Vogl and his Yokomo BD7 been unbeatable all weekend. Dominik settled for TQ after the qualifiers in front of Martin Szunyogh (VBC), who is regaining his old strength after a longer break while Jakob Zündel (Yokomo) completed the top 3. In the A-mains Dominik was unbeatable up front and winning A-main one and two handed him an early overall victory. The runner-up spot saw a tight fight between Martin and Jakob with the better end for Jakob after winning the third A-main.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fredriksson successful at Finnish on-road series Rd3

Fredriksson successful at Finnish on-road series Rd3

Team Shepherd Finland driver Henry Fredriksson has won the 3rd round of the Finnish 1/8 on-road nitro series in Helsinki. Henry Fredriksson and his Shepherd team mate Tony Raikas were battling through the race rounds for the fastest result but unfortunately bad luck and a DNF for Tony made the final race very easy for Henry.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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