2015 JConcepts Indoor Summer Nats – Seeding

2015 JConcepts Indoor Summer Nats – Seeding

Team Associated/JConcepts’ Spencer Rivkin proved to be unstoppable during the seeding round as the young Arizona native has taken top honors in all four modified classes at the JConcepts Summer Indoor Nats. Having only 3 minutes to put in his fastest three consecutive laps, Rivkin was first able to top seeding in the Modified Short Course class with a combined 46.45 seconds followed by Jason Moberly with a 47.55. AE/JConcepts’ John Walentia would finish 3rd with a 48.41 to set up the qualifying order for Saturday’s qualifying rounds.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Belgian SCT Cup Rd3 – Report

Belgian SCT Cup Rd3 – Report

Round 3 of the Belgian SCT Cup was hosted by the TT Sprimont club on their recently modified track and under a new club management. The weather forecast with a temperature of 36°C scared some of the brave drivers but some cooling came from a massive rain shower in the final Pro2 main. In qualifying Nicolas Evens (TLR) took TQs in the opening two qualifiers ahead of Laurent Halluin (Team Associated). As Nicolas skipped the third and final qualifier Julien Andre (Team Associated) was able to grab the final TQ and with it the 2 spot on the grid. Haulin Laurent put his truck 3rd after the qualifiers.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Track Focus – 2015 JConcepts Indoor Summer Nats

Track Focus – 2015 JConcepts Indoor Summer Nats

The 2015 JConcepts Summer Indoor Nationals series has once again made its way to the world famous Outback Raceway with racers dialling their cars during the Friday controlled practice session here in Chico, California. With entries reaching the 260 range, the battle for Summer Indoor National Championship will be a battle to remember. With this race weekend coinciding with E-Buggy Nats in Pennsylvania, a few of the sports’ superstars are unfortunately not in attendance, however this opens the doors for a new champion hungry to make a name for themselves. Making the trip are some of AE’s top young guns like round 2 race winner Michael Schoettler, Tommy Hinz, Spencer Rivkin, Nathan Bernal, and Eric Albano. Also making their way from the Pacific Northwest is Kyosho/JConcepts’ Tanner Day and Ryan Matesa. With “local” power also in full force, the 2015 Chico Summer Nationals is destined to be a special race in the JConcepts calendar.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Boots is Top Qualifier at 35th Euros

Boots is Top Qualifier at 35th Euros

Elliott Boots is Top Qualifier at the 35th running of the 1:8 Offroad European Championships in Italy. The former World Championship Top Qualifier secured his first Euros TQ when he posted the second fastest time in the final qualifier ahead of defending champion David Ronnefalk – the only driver who could deny him the honour. With different drivers taking the opening four qualifiers, Robert Batlle would be the only driver to top the times twice when he set the fastest 5-minute time around the Ongaroring in the fifth & final qualifier. That result would promote the former champion to second in the final ranking ahead of Ronnefalk with young Davide Ongaro best of the many local talents, ending up fourth. With all 12 drivers for the 45-minute final having to progress from the Semis, the Top 16 direct Semi qualifiers includes the last 5 champions who have reigned over the class for the past 9-years setting the stage for some tough racing in Sacile tomorrow.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Zanchettin TQ’s penultimate Euros qualifier

Zanchettin TQ’s penultimate Euros qualifier

Alex Zanchettin has TQ’d the fourth & penultimate round of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad European Championships in Sacile.  On an increasingly difficult Ongaroring track, conditions catching out both David Ronnefalk and Robert Batlle, the Team Losi Racing driver set the pace from Kyosho’s Elliott Boots. Behind them, qualifying having so far produced a different driver at the top of the time sheets each round, Serpent’s Joern Neumann would enjoy his best qualifier to complete the Top 3.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Carsten Keller fully LRP’d

Carsten Keller fully LRP'd

German 1/8th off-road front runner Carsten Keller is set to use all-LRP and Sanwa equipment in his rides from now on. The former 1/8th E-Buggy German Champion and EFRA Euros finalist will use LRP’s nitro off-road engines, exhausts, as well as brushless electronics, batteries and chargers form now on along a Sanwa radio system to take control of everything. This is what Carsten has to say about the deal:

LRP is offering a very professional support. Especially team manager Andy Krämer is extremely helpful at the races and this is where I first used LRP’s ZZ.21C Ceramic Spec.2. The engine satisfied me in any aspect and especially with his very good and reliable performance.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Batlle tops Q3, Boots holds overnight TQ

Batlle tops Q3, Boots holds overnight TQ

The first day of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad European Championships produced TQ runs from three different drivers with Robert Batlle the latest driver to top the time sheets around the Ongaroring.  Running the fastest 5-minute time of the day, the Mugen driver topped Q3 from Elliott Boots and defending champion David Ronnefalk both having topped the earlier rounds.  Fastest in the opening qualifier it is Boots who leaves the track holding the provisional overnight TQ with the remaining two rounds of qualifying scheduled for tomorrow.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ronnefalk sets pace in Q2

Ronnefalk sets pace in Q2

Despite getting spun around by a backmarker, David Ronnefalk set the pace in the second round of qualifying at the European Championships in Italy.  Such was the defending champions pace, even with losing 3-seconds as a consequence of the contact the HB driver still topped the round by over a second from newly crowned Euro B Champion Riccardo Berton.  After struggling in Q1,  a better set-up would help Xray’s Martin Bayer to complete the Top 3 just ahead of Davide Ongaro.  Having topped the opening qualifier, late mistakes while on a potential TQ run would leave Elliott Boots sixth fastest just behind Robert Batlle who also made mistakes.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

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