Yokomo set early pace in Kissimmee

Yokomo set early pace in Kissimmee

Team Yokomo are setting the early pace at the Touring Car World Championship in Kissimmee, Florida, with Naoto Matsukura fastest over three consecutive laps from team-mate and pre-event favourite Ronald Volker. With four Yokomos in the Top 5, Atsushi Hara posting the fourth fastest time and Yannic Prumper 5th after 3 rounds of practice, it is Tamiya’s Marc Rheinard who is the closest challenger taking his new TRF419 to the 3rd fastest time. Defending Champion Jilles Groskamp managed the 9th fastest time.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Pablo Fernandez wins Spanish 2WD nats

Pablo Fernandez wins Spanish 2WD nats

Last weekend saw the running of the final round of the Spanish 1/10th 2WD Electric Off-Road National Series at the Rueda Loca track in Leon with four drivers still having the chance to win the championship. Saturday would see a day of practice, with two controlled rounds late in the day to seed the heats for the following day. With just 2WD running, Sunday would have five rounds of qualifying and triple finals for all.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rheinard new 1:12 World Champion

Rheinard new 1:12 World Champion

Marc Rheinard is the new 1:12 World Champion after a stunning recovery drive in the second A-Main of the Florida event saw him take the win and enter the history books as the first driver to hold both a 1:12 and Touring Car World title. Ending the 6-year reign of Naoto Matsukura, the 3-time Touring Car World Champion becomes only the 7th different winner of IFMAR’s longest running electric World Championship and with it brings 1:12 stalwart chassis manufacturer CRC their first World title.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Felix & Vilarinho grab Portuguese Nitro On-road titles

Felix & Vilarinho grab Portuguese Nitro On-road titles

The final round of the Portuguese Nitro On-road Championships was held last weekend. In the 1/8th class Jose Felix took the win in front of Nuno Duraes and Pedro Silva. The win also secured Jose the the overall title in this year’s championship. In the 1/10th 200mm class Franco Vilarinho brought home the day’s win and the overall title with Hugo Mendes and Carlos Manual rounding out the podium of the final round.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jon Hazlewood wraps up UK Truggy Championship

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On the back of the UK Buggy success, Jon Hazlewood continued the run of Championships for Agama/Nemo Racing by taking the BRCA National Truggy title. Coming into to the weekend, Jon was in a very strong Championship position needing only a decent result to ensure the Championship went his way. As it was Jon drove well within himself to place his truck 3rd on the day to secure his title. The race was won by Bullitt driver Graham Alsop making a 1 off appearance in the Truggy series this year after a close battle with another Agama driver, and BRCA Junior Buggy Champion Ollie Currie. Ollie has competed well at the Truggy races this year and this result would actually secure 2nd overall in the series for him, and would complete an Agama 1-2. 3rd overall in the series was another Bullitt/Beta man, Michael Lewis. Coming into the weekend, Michael was actually the only man who could deny Hazlewood the Championship, but a not so good round by his standards saw him fall to 3rd overall behind Ollie.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Daniel Brown takes Norcal Hobbies Sunday Race Series

Daniel Brown takes Norcal Hobbies Sunday Race Series

Norcal Hobbies recently wrapped up their Sunday Race Series. This series consisted of 5 race days with one track change in between and the best 4 results count. Daniel Brown completed the championship with an overall win in the 2WD Modified Buggy and Modified Truck class. Each Sunday race consisted of 2 qualifiers and double A-mains and Daniel was able to secure a perfect score and the series win in both of his classes leaving local talents such as Cody Hughey, Ryan Sagisi, Fabian Fernandez, Brian Gross, Charley Ross, and Sean Butler behind.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ogden wins as Whitenton
 takes 2nd at Southern Nats

Ogden wins as Whitenton
 takes 2nd at Southern Nats

This past weekend the 2014 U.S. Southern Nationals were held in West Monroe, Louisiana at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center on a flowing track that has a lot of elevation changes. In the Nitro Buggy main Cade Whitenton got a good start, moving up to 3rd in the first lap coming from 6th on the grid. Taylor Petersen and Jason Branham were out in front with Cade being about 3 seconds behind them when Jason ran into engine troubles and Cade was moved up to 2nd to settle behind Taylor just to find Petersen coming into the pit lane for his own engine troubles. This moved Whitenton up to 1st with a pretty good gap on 2nd place Cole Ogden.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Daniel Brown wins Mod Truck at Top Gun Challenge

Daniel Brown wins Mod Truck at Top Gun Challenge

This past weekend Norcal Hobbies in San Jose California wrapped up the 5th Annual Top Gun Race. This race attracts top drivers from Northern California, all attempting to earn the title of “Top Gun” of their respective class. Along with bragging rights, top drivers in each class earns themselves an authentic Fighter Jet Helmet. The program consisted of 4 rounds of qualifying and triple A-mains on Sunday. In the final round of qualifying Daniel Brown, who missed the first day of qualifying, secured the TQ in the Mod Truck class over Norcal local Brian Gross by 4 seconds. In A1 Daniel pulled a 5 second lead early on and was able to maintain the gap throughout. While Gross was running similar lap times he was not able to pull within striking distance. In A2 Daniel was able to pull a significant gap in the first few laps letting the rest of field battle it out for second.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

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