Burch & Strack win at Great Lake Challenge

Burch & Strack win at Great Lake Challenge

The 2014 Great Lake Challenge in Toledo, Ohio had a nice turnout of 130 entries between four classes. The 1/8th final was very exciting for the first half of the race. Paulo Morganti was leading with Ralph Burch in second only one second behind. Ralph came in for his tire change around the 23 minute mark and the stop went fairly smooth. A few laps later Paolo came in for his tire stop and would never make it back on the track. After Paolo went out, Ralph was never challenged again and was able to just cruise around and take the 1/8th final.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Viktor Wilk wins rain affected Swedish nationals

Viktor Wilk wins at rain affected Swedish nationals

The Swedish on-road nationals were held at the Staffanstorps HS track in rainy weather conditions like they affected many European races during the weekend. Qualifying saw Jonas Andersson taking the TQ honours from Alexander Hagberg and Viktor Wilck.  The opening A-main then had Viktor Wilck walking away with the win from Alexander Hagberg. Pole-sitter Jonas Andersson came in 3rd.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

De Nardis wins Stock class at South Australian titles

De Nardis wins Stock class at South Australian titles

Tom De Nardis brought home the touring car Stock class win at the 2014 South Australian titles. After taking TQ the Awesomatix driver secured himself the overall win early by winning the first and second A-main, allowing him to sit out A3. Brad Portelli came in 2nd while Scottie Cameron completed the top 3 result.

Source: Awesomatix [awesomatix.com]

Monday, September 1, 2014

Daniel Thiele takes German 1/10th 200mm nitro title

Daniel Thiele takes German 1/10th 200mm nitro title

The 2014 German championships in the 1/10th 200mm nitro class were held last weekend at the Türkheim track in Southern Germany. Saturday saw dry qualifying sessions with Dominic Greiner taking TQ in front of reigning European champion Robert Pietsch and Dionys Stadler. The wet finals on Sunday meant drivers would have to carefully prep their cars in order to make the most out of the tricky conditions. At the end it was Serpent’s Daniel Thiele who took the win and the 2014 title in front of the Shepherd duo of Patrick Schäfer and Dirk Wischnewski.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Monday, September 1, 2014

Martin Bayer wins German 1/8 nitro buggy nationals

Martin Bayer wins German 1/8 nitro buggy nationals

The 2nd round of this year’s German 1/8 nitro buggy national championships took place at the RC Modellbaufreude club in Freising near the Munich airport. After winning the opening round one week ago Martin Bayer again was the man to beat this past weekend. The Xray driver won three out of the five qualifiers to take the overall TQ for the finals. Team Durango’s Jörn Neumann came in second while Kyosho driver Carsten Keller completed the top 3 result.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Lee Martin takes Kent round of the SRS 2014

Lee Martin takes Kent round of the SRS 2014

The 4th round of this year’s Southern Regional Series took place last weekend at the KMRC track in Kent. Mugen’s Lee Martin was in control of things and ultimately took the win in the Nitro Buggy class ahead of Elliott Boots (Kyosho) and Tony Truman (Agama). Jon Hazlewood and Taro Cradock rounded out the top 5 result.

Image: Lee Martin

Monday, September 1, 2014

Naoto Matsukura takes 2014 Japanese TC title

Naoto Matsukura takes 2014 Japanese TC title

The JMRCA Japanese Touring Car nationals were held this weekend at the small and tight Beetops track near Nishiwaki close to Osaka. Qualifying in the Super Expert class would be a two way battle between Yokomo team mates Naoto Matsukura and newly crowned European Champion Ronald Volker with the pair sharing the top spot in the first 5 of 6 qualifiers, with the deciding 6th and last qualifying run going to another Yokomo driver Hayato Matsuzaki. After 6 runs it would be reigning champion Matsukura on the top spot just ahead of Volker in 2nd and Matsuzaki in 3rd with Tamiya star Akio Sobue completing the top 4. In the finals it was a dominant show by Naoto who would win all 3 A-main finals, albeit by very close margin in all 3 races, to take his third TC title in succession ahead of Volker in 2nd, with Hayato taking 3rd followed by Oyaizu Masayuki in 4th for a clean sweep by the Yokomo team.

Image: Kenji Hosada

Sunday, August 31, 2014

2015 Reedy Race of Champions – Announcement

2014 Reedy Race of Champions - Announcement

The Reedy Race have announced that the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions will return to OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA January 22-25, 2015. 2014 was the first year that the Reedy Race was held at OCRC Raceway and the response was extremely positive, not only from the racers, but from spectators, event sponsors, industry representatives, and the media. The results saw Ryan Cavalieri crowned Invitational champion for the third time and for the second consecutive year. In the 2WD Open class, J.P. Richards claimed the title while Spencer Rivkin took the 4WD Open class. Both of these racers will join Cavalieri and the World’s best to compete for the 2015 Invitational title. Entries for the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road race of Champions open at noon, PST on September 1, 2014 exclusively on www.rcsignup.com and close October 19, 2014 at midnight, PST. As in previous years, the event features its traditional 2WD Open and 4WD Open classes and the combined Invitational 2WD/4WD format.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

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