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August 2, 2017

Southern Summer Payout Series Rd4 – Report

The fourth and final round of the Southern Summer Payout Series was held at Thornhill Racing Circuit. The series travelled across the three states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. With Thornhill having a new turf track, after weather destroyed the previous covered clay track, the challenge would be how to handle the extreme rise in grip from the previous events. To this added an extremely high temperature, making the day a challenge for man and machine. The podium in the 2WD Stock class went to Austin Jeffries from Daniel Grobe and Jordan Born and in the overall points series it was again Austin who took the winning honours from Daniel while Steve DeArmon completed the overall top 3 result.

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August 2, 2017

Ronnefalk tops first seeding round in Sweden

David Ronnefalk has topped the first of the two rounds of seeding practice at the 1:8 Offroad European Championships in Sweden.  The HB Racing driver would become the first driver to run a sub 2-minute time for their fastest 3-consecutive laps around the Gröndal Ring track with yesterday’s Free Practice pace setter Elliott Boots his closest challenger. Improving on his sudden finding of speed in yesterday’s final practice, Juan Carlos Canas would complete the Top 3. With some of yesterday’s pace setters struggling this morning, Darren Bloomfield 12th and Yannick Aigoin 9th fastest, P4 would come from João Figueiredo followed by fellow Portuguese driver Carlos Durães with Italian youngsters Riccardo Berton and David Ongaro 6th and 7th respectively.

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August 2, 2017

Wataru Takashiro TQs & wins Nitro Shock Race

The recent Nitro Shock Race was held at the RC Land 23 track, home of this year’s JMRCA All-Japan Nationals. Kyosho’s Wataru Takashiro would take the overall TQ after the qualifiers and he also came out fastest in the 30-minute main final. Yusuke Sugiura came in a close 2nd while Kazuya Tanaka in 3rd rounded out the all-Kyosho podium.

Source: Reds Racing [reds-racing.com]


August 2, 2017

Schumacher BTCC Rd5 – Report

This past weekend was the fifth round of the Schumacher BTCC series, this time at the very fast circuit of Halifax. As always the track was in great condition, also the weather was mainly dry throughout the day. The format was four rounds of qualifying on round by round and this was then followed by double finals for everyone. Modified would see Olly Jefferies line up at the front for this class and after the finals he would also coming in 1st from Chris Grainger 2nd and Zak Smith 3rd.

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August 2, 2017

Futaba/OS Engines Nitro Challenge – Report

The 11th Annual Futaba/OS Engines Nitro Challenge was hosted by St. Louis Dirt Burners in Missouri. The concept of the race is that it allows the locals to experience an awesome racing event while adding a terrific chance to meet some of the industry pros to learn from the legends. This year’s aces was Futaba’s Ryan Lutz and OS Speed’s Adam Drake; definitely two iconic legends of the industry. The layout is always a lot of fun at Dirt Burners and this year’s layout was smooth and flowy with an added dose of speed making a terrific and challenging track for all racers and skill levels. The weekend started off wet, but the track crew did a fantastic job and got everything rolling smooth.

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August 2, 2017

Carlos Peracho wins at Spanish IC Track Nats Rd3

This past weekend the third round of the Spanish Nitro On-road National Championship was held at the Asociación de Getafe de radiocontrol club in Madrid. The race saw high temperatures and high traction and during Saturday’s qualifying and in the 1/8th class there was a great fight for the pole position that was decided in the final round with Carlos Peracho Heras ultimately coming out on top, setting a new track record in the process. The race for the win in the main final was then on between Carlos and Guillermo. Both were on different strategies with Carlos opting for two tyre stops while Guillermo only did a single pit stop for tyres. The battle went on until engine trouble hit Guillermo, allowing Carlos to win the race in front of Alberto Alonso in 2nd and Sergio Montesinos 3rd, making it an all-Shepherd podium. Elsewhere in the 40+ final Miguel Delgado (Shepherd) took the winning honours.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


August 1, 2017

Boots fastest on Day 1 of Euros

Elliott Boots is fastest at the end of the opening day of the 1:8 Offroad European Championships in Sweden.  The Kyosho driver eventually beat David Ronnefalk’s FP2 time in the fourth & final practice with the European and the World Champion separated by a little more than 4/10ths of a second over their fastest 3-consecutive laps.  Making it an all European Champions Top 3, Darren Bloomfield would close the day with an improved time to remain third quickest. Knocking almost 3-seconds off his time, young Spanish talent Juan Carlos Canas Carrasco would be one of the key improvers in FP4 with his time putting him fourth fastest ahead of Yannick Aigoin and Robert Batlle who both failed to better their FP3 times.

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August 1, 2017

Bloomfield fastest from Boots in FP3, Ronnefalk remains quickest

Darren Bloomfield was quickest in the latest round of practice at the European Championships in Sweden, the Agama driver topping the times for FP3 from reigning champion Elliott Boots.  While improving on his time from the opening practice, the British driver finding over 2-seconds, he couldn’t better David Ronnefalk’s pace from the second round which still stands as the fastest 3-consecutive laps of the Gröndal Ring track.  The first time we got an official time for Boots as he ran without a transponder in the first two, the Kyosho driver ran almost an identical time with a 2:01.630 compared to Bloomfield’s 2:01.613.  Behind the two Brits, Xray’s Yannick Aigoin would set the the fourth fastest time overall ahead of Robert Battle.  Portuguese driver João Figueiredo had a good FP3 run to complete the Top 6 with one round of free practice remaining that will bring Day 1’s proceedings to a close.

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