Lee & Phua win at Singapore National GP Series Rd3

Lee & Phua win at Singapore National GP Series Rd3

Round 3 of the Singapore National GP Series was held with racers from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia in attendance. In the 1/8th on-road class Nelson Lee grabbed the TQ with the only 26 laps run in the qualifiers while in the highly competitive 1/8th GT class Pason Phua came out fastest. The 1/8th class final then saw Nelson opening a 2-lap gap in the early stages but an incident exiting the pits after a fuel stop resulted in a crash and a flameout. Fortunately he was able to restart and reenter the race in 2nd, a lap down on the leader but a great race allowed him to take the lead back and to win the main in the progress. Elsewhere in the 1/8th GT class final TQ Pason Phua took the win after being in the lead most of the time.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mibosport Cup 2014/2015 Rd5 – Report

Mibosport Cup 2014/2015 Rd5 – Report

Round 5 and the grand finale of the 2014/15 Mibosport Cup was held this past weekend with a total of 180 entries that split into 83 on-road and 97 off-road entries. The premier Touring Car Modified class saw a fight between Kuba Šimurda and Jiří Vyšín with the two also dominating the previous round 4. In qualifying Kuba took the TQ ahead of Jiří with Mario Sowka sitting in 3rd spot. In the first two A-mains, Kuba Šimurda and Jiří Vyšín both scored a win with Mario being the only driver who could catch up with the two front runners. Kuba was then leading A-main 3 and did not allow Jiří to overtake him so Kuba took the overall win with Jiří Vyšín coming in 2nd ahead of Mario Sowka.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Jilles Groskamp confirmed at HB-HPI Racing

Jilles Groskamp confirmed at HB-HPI Racing

Team HB have announced that 2012 IFMAR World Champion Jilles Groskamp will be joining their on-road racing team. The former Tamiya star has been a top competitor on the world stage since the early 2000’s, after beginning his rise up the European rankings in the mid-1990’s. With many wins and podium appearances around the world, Jilles is a master of electric car setup and fast driving, and he’s also been racing nitro on-road at the highest levels for the past few years, including winning the 2013 1/8th Track IC European Champion crown. Jilles had this to say:

I’m extremely happy with the opportunity that HB-HPI Racing has given me to join their team. I would like to thank Tatsuro Watanabe and Hiro Kasuya for making this happen. I have been following Team HB’s nitro and electric car improvements over the last few years and I have no doubt that they have some of the best cars on the market. My goal is to work close together with all the team drivers to improve all the cars even more, and also help customers with their HB rides in the best possible way. I would like to thank Shepherd for their great support over the years and wish them the very best in the future!

Jilles brings with him a wealth of race experience and will be working closely with Andy, Teemu, JJ, Freddy and the entire HB factory and R&D team will help continue to develop and improve HB racing cars for more race wins and championships, not just for themselves but for all HB racers.

Source: HB [hpiracing.com]

Sunday, March 15, 2015

2015 Speed King Tour Rd2 – Report

2015 Speed King Tour Rd2 – Report

The second round of the 2015 Speed King Tour was held at the World Jam Racing indoor tarmac track in the Gunma prefecture. Run in Touring Car Modified and Stock classes the event, as usual, attracted both local talent as well as nationally and internationally experienced drivers. In the Modified class 2014 “Speed King” and winner of the opening round, Akio Sobue (Tamiya), started the qualifying taking TQ in round 1 but come the second qualifier VBC driver Yugo Nagashima scored the fastest time only to see Akio striking back in the third qualifier to take the overall TQ.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Jordan Chong wins at Sabah Borneo off-road race

Jordan Chong wins at Sabah Borneo off-road race

The Sabah Borneo nitro off-road race was the first ever race held on the newly built facility and it attracted 22 drivers in total. The start of the 45 minute Nitro Buggy A-main saw Jo Wong and Jordan Chong climbing up the field until Jo ran into trouble that allowed Jordan to catch his teammate. Jordan than was able to cruise to the win with Jo Wong in 2nd place while Salman Siran, who took the TQ after the qualifiers, came in 3rd to complete the podium.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

JConcepts Challenge Rd5 – Report

JConcepts Challenge Rd5 – Report

The 5th round of the Norwegian JConcepts Challenge was held at Mustit RC with the track being run in its normal fashion this time. Saturday started out with 4WD Buggy and 4WD Short Course with Daniel Kobbevik sitting on TQ in both classes. Daniel then went on to win the first two Short Course A-mains to take the overall win early. The race then was on for the runner-up spot with Dag Andre Karlstad ultimately grabbing the 2nd spot from Robert Stormyrbakken in 3rd.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Mobers and Rettke take German 1/12th titles

Mobers and Rettke take German 1/12th titles

Markus Mobers and Jan Rettke have captured the 2015 German 1/12th scale titles. The international German Championships were held at the “Eifel-Ring”, the indoor track of the hosting MAC Adenau club, very close to the Nuerburgring. Like the famous “Nordschleife”, the 111 metre long “Eifel-Ring” is well-known for its interesting and challenging layout where driving ability is more important than the material used. Record-breaking 70 entries were received for the open championship which often attracted only some 40 entries over the past years. Among these entries were also racers from France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Poland.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Adam Drake joins AMain.com & ProTek R/C race team

Adam Drake joins AMain.com & ProTek R/C racing team

Multiple ROAR National Champion Adam Drake has joined the AMain.com and ProTek R/C racing team. A consummate professional and ambassador for the sport of R/C racing, Adam will primarily run ProTek R/C’s extensive line of products and accessories including the ‘Supreme Power’ 100C LiPos, SureStart Starter Box, Universal Radio case, TruTemp Temp gun, Super Hauler bags and dozens of other nitro accessories. AMain.com CEO and Co-Founder Kendall Bennett explains:

He is great guy and fierce competitor, just the type of person we look for to represent AMain.com. I have no doubt that he’ll have a positive impact promoting our brands. And we’re committed to do whatever we can to help his racing career.

Source: AMain [amain.com]

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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