Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions – Announcement

Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions – Announcement

The 2016 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions will continue for the third consecutive year at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA from January 21-24, 2016. With two years of hosting the Reedy Race under its belt, OCRC continues to be the “Home of the Reedy Race” and the event is more popular than ever. With over 500 lottery entrants last year, the response was overwhelming an in the Invitational Class, Ryan Maifield took a very popular win while Aussie Kyle McBride won the 4WD Open class and OCRC local, Kevin Motter, got the win in 2WD Open. All three racers will be back to compete in the Invitational class to become the 22nd name etched on the Mike Reedy Heritage Trophy. Entries for the 2016 edition open at noon, PST on September 1, 2015 exclusively on rcsignup.com and close October 18, 2015 at midnight, PST. As in previous years, the event features its traditional 2WD Open and 4WD Open classes and the combined 2WD/4WD Invitational format and more information is available here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Marc Fischer is German ISTC Champion

Marc Fischer is German ISTC Champion

The German electric onroad Nationals were held last weekend at AMC Hamm. The event started dry but rain on Sunday made things difficult for everyone come finals day. In qualifying it was Tamiya star Marc Rheinard who took to the TQ spot in front of Yokomo driver Yannic Prumper in 2nd and Serpent’s Marc Fischer in 3rd. Come the finals and only Fischer, Prumper and Krapp had a new set of tires left over which would prove beneficial in the very wet conditions. In A1 it was Yannic that took the win from Fischer in 2nd, Fischer would win by 7 seconds in A2 to set up a 3 way battle for the overall win in A3. The deciding main would see the two main title protagonists Prumper and Fischer pull a gap on the field and when the Serpent driver made a pass for the lead he made it stick and would pull a 5 second gap by the finish. Marc Fischer is German National Champion with Christopher Krapp in 2nd and Ronald Volker talking 3rd.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bell wins 2015 Vancouver Summer Challenge

Bell wins 2015 Vancouver Summer Challenge

The annual Vancouver Summer Challenge was held last weekend at RRR Raceway in beautiful Vancouver Canada. Racers from around Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest USA congregated at the RRR Raceway in Vancouver for two days of racing action. The track is built on airport grounds in a large flat parking lot which allowed ample room for the 200’ straightaway. The infield featured an intricate layout with some very tight 180 degree corners. Finding the correct transmission package was tricky on this track.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Jason Nugroho wins Independence day race

Jason Nugroho wins Independence day race

Held to mark the 70th year of Indonesian Independence, the Independence day race was held last weekend at the Batam track, Batam Island, Indonesia close to Singapore and Malaysia via ferry. A total of 52 racers attended the event from Singapore, Malaysia, Jakarta, Palembang, Tanjung Pinang, Pekanbaru, Medan and Batam. The race format was 3 rounds of 7 minutes with the 2 best rounds to count. After 3 rounds it was Xray driver Jason Nugroho that too the Top Qualifier spot. In the 60 minute A-final it was a clean start for the pole man and he was able to maintain his lead throughout the race to win from the Kyosho pairing of John Agus and Ben Panic.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, August 17, 2015

Essex Summer Series 2015 – Race Report

Essex Summer Series 2015 – Race Report

The Essex Summer Series event returned for the second year, and took place this weekend once again at the Adur circuit on the south coast of the UK. Organised by the well-known EWS team, the event attracted 100 entries from around Great Britain, added to by the attendance of Alan Bickerstaff from Northern Ireland, Nicolai Lindegaard from Denmark and Martin Hofer from Germany.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

D’hondt & De Baeker win Rd3 of Belgian Nats

D'hondt & De Baeker win Rd3 of Belgian Nats

The third round of the Belgian 1/8th and 1/10th onroad gas championships took place in Roeselare last weekend in very nice weather conditions. In 1/8th scale it was again Robin D’Hondt (BMT) who convincingly took TQ, being the only driver of the 17 present in the class able to put 22 laps on the board. He was followed by 3 MRCL-drivers, Hugues Yerna, Yves Zoma and Augustin Mejor with qualification times within 0,5 sec of each other. Robin dominated the 30 minute final and found no competition for first place. Behind him an exciting battle took place for the other 2 podium places, in this the pit stop performance played a key role for the end results. After many position switches Nico Vandewynckel came in 2nd, a few seconds in front of Yaramishan Alexy in 3rd and a strong driving Hugeus Yerna in 4th.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

2015 SiKCross – Announcement

2015 SiKCross - Announcement

Announcing the first annual SiKCross brought to you by SiK Track Designs from October 24th to 25th. Hosted at Pro-line’s test facility located in Banning, Ca. Levi Jackson is promising to bring supercross to RC with a brand new event, totally different than any other format in Rc. Practice, seeding, qualifying supercross style with side by side, heads up racing. There will $1,000 up for grabs if a driver is SiK enough to win both Pro Buggy and Truck and there will also be a ton of prizes from their event sponsors. More information can be found here.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Zhichao Li & Yibo Zhang take Chinese Youth Nationals

Zhichao Li & Yibo Zhang take Chinese Youth Nationals

As reported previously the Chinese Youth National Race took place recently at the Feiteng R/C circuit in Guangzhou, China, with more than 300 youth class participants from all over the country. In the 1/10 EP Touring Car U18 (under 18 year-old) Class, HB Racing locked out the podium. In qualifying it was ZhiChao Li from Hangzhou that took the TQ. The final started cleanly but that lasted until the third lap when there was a lot of position changes. The battle for the first place was very intense between Zhichao Li and Wenchang Xie who had climbed all the way up from 7th. At the end Zhichao Li brought home the win driving the HB Pro5, 1 lap ahead of Wenchang Xie in 2nd also driving a Pro5 with Siqi Li in 3rd driving a TCX. In the 1/10th EP Buggy U12 Class, Yibo Zhang was the Champion ahead of HB drivers Chang Yuan and Rui Shen who had a close race and finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

View the U12 buggy podium here

Friday, August 14, 2015

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