The Timewarp RC/Lake in the Hills 5th Annual Spring Smack Down was recently held with over 150 entries. Tyler Busch would walk away with the win in Stock Buggy while Tom Gwinn and Chris Gilliland made up the top 3 result.
The Florida-based West Coast Challenge recently had their opening round with about 100 entries for the race. In the 4WD Buggy A-main Jason Breiner (Team Associated) came out fastest from runner-up, Ben Pinover and 3rd placed Ryan Petitt (both Xray).
The FastRace Trophy was held this past weekend at the Ospy Team track in Gussago, Northern Italy. In the F1 category the main final was won by young Mattia Polito with Luca Puerari coming in 2nd some three laps down. Leonardo Valente took the TQ but had to settle for 3rd overall as he fell victim of bad luck at the start of the final.
The fifth round of this year’s Israeli League E-Buggy series was held at the Rishpon racing track near Tel Aviv. After three rounds of qualifying Yaniv Sivan took the TQ honours and thus the pole position for the triple A-mains. At the start of A1 Yaniv made a small mistake that saw him drop to 6th while Yaniv Levy, coming from the 2 spot on the grid, took over the lead followed by Amit Bublil. In the closing stages and after a big recovery, Yaniv Sivan was able to close the gap on Levy to take the lead and eventually coming in 1st in the opening A-main. A2 was pretty much a done deal for the TQ holder as Levy ran into tyre issues but was able to hold onto 2nd place while up front Yaniv Sivan would score another win and with it the overall victory.
Leisure Hours Raceway hosted the 4th Annual Factory Tracks Invitational in Will County, Illinois this past weekend. While in its fourth year running, each year has crowned a new champion from FTR’s Aydin, Austin, and Allen Horne having all won the overall 2WD/4WD combined championship. The FTR Invitational uses the all out, racing format of the Reedy Race of Champions with points decided by five runs in 2WD and five runs in 4WD allowing for one drop in each class. Running alongside the FTR Invitational was the 2017 JConcepts Shootout, which consisted of the more standard four rounds of qualifying and single A-Main format to decide the winner.
The second round of the French Electric On-road Nationals was held in Lentilly near Lyon with 76 drivers signing in for the four classes of Touring Modified, Touring 10.5T, Touring 13.5T and Formula. In the premier Touring Modified class it was Alexandre Duchet who took the TQ in front of Loic Jasmin and Remi Callens. After the finals the top spots mixed up a bit with Loic taking the day’s win from Alexandre and Remi.
The Carisma DTMxGQ Cup was held this past weekend at the ACO track in Hong Kong. Cloudy and unpredictable weather was predicted for race day but this did not held the drivers from getting the most out of their mandatory Carisma M40S RTR cars that had to be run with realistic DTM bodyshells, bone-stock Carisma 3000kv brushless systems and GQ hand out tyres. At the end only one A-main was to be held due to heavy rain in the afternoon and it was TQ holder Edward that brought home the win from Dick Wong 2nd and Stick King 3rd.
Round 1 of the ESBRC series was held in Shrewsbury and in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was Ash Owen who secured himself the overall TQ after winning two of the three qualifying rounds. In the final Ash made a good start but would make a few too many mistakes before the first pit stop. This allowed Nicky Davies to take the win from Ash in 2nd and Kyle Boon 3rd.