The CAR Genova ASD club will play host to the LRP Master Italy race on the 2nd and 3rd of June. The race is divided into to days with Saturday being devoted to practice and the LRP Blast Truck evening race while Sunday will qualifying and the finals. Classes run are Touring 13.5T EFRA, Touring 13.5T LRP fix timing, 21.5T Formula and LRP Blast truck. For more information feel free to email the CAR Genova ASD club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a very wet weekend at the season opener, the drivers of the BRCA Clubman’s Series arrived on the Saturday for Practice day at Adur and the weather was perfect, with temperatures of 20ºC+ and the forecast for the following race day was even better so no wet cars required for this weekend. Every driver in all of the three classes was looking forward to getting some track time on the new Sweep control tyres for all classes. The Adur crew had put a lot of work in over the last year. All of their time and effort paid off and it has made the facility even better with a new corner position for race control and scrutineering, new fencing and a re-leveling of the walkway surface.
This weekend (11-13 May), the Yokomo Euro Touring Series will return to Andernach in Germany, the track having last hosted the championship seven years ago. The fourth & final round of the inaugural ETS season, with the 2008 victory going to Atsushi Hara, the event was famed for it’s party atmosphere due to Andernach being the hometown of 4-time World Champion Marc Rheinard and ETS organisers Uwe Rheinard. After four years of being the season finale, the ETS expanding to 5 races in the second season and to its current six rounds in Season #3, the track was dropped from the calendar. On that last visit, the race would see Ronald Volker claim the first of his record 5 consecutive ETS titles. Rheinard won the race but second was enough for Volker to wrap up the overall championship. Following the unfortunate news of the closure of the Mulhouse track in France, Andernach was a late addition to the Season #11 calendar with another of the town’s famed names of RC racing Tonisport putting all hands on deck to prepare the track for its ETS return.
The recent RTS Carpet Cross race saw Tommy Hinz making a clean sweep in both the 2WD and 4WD Buggy classes. The race was held on a small and tight track and following the practice rounds on Saturday the opening two qualifiers were held on Saturday evening. Tommy would TQ the two rounds in both 2WD and 4WD and also also came out fastest on O3 and Q4 of 2WD and 4WD Buggy on Sunday. Luck was on his side in both 8-minute A-mains and he got through traffic on the small track without any major hiccups and ended up with the win in both classes. In 2WD Carl Engleman and Jared Bardin would complete the podium while Ian Maize and Jeff Statkiewicz rounded out the 4WD top 3.
The Maiorca track recently played host to the 2nd round of the Portuguese IC Track Nationals. In the premier 1/8th Nitro class it was Shepherd’s Jose Areias with the TQ, however after the A-main it was Vasco Sousa (Shepherd) with the win thanks to staying on a single set of tyres as Alexandre Pereira came in 2nd. Over in the 1/10th 200mm class it was Shepherd’s Fabio Ramos with the TQ and win from young Xray driver Tomas Andrade in 2nd and Nuno Duraes (Mugen) 3rd.
The 2018 NSW State Championships were hosted by the NSWRCRCC Inc at the John Grant International Raceway. In 1/10th Nitro it was Jeff Hamon that would take the TQ, Andrew Bardetta in 2nd, David Chen 3rd and up and coming young racer Brayden Stanley in 4th taking the last automatic qualifying position for the A-final. They were joined in the final by Alex Koussas, Tim Moylan, Dustin Fletcher, George Karozis, Michael Rumiz and John Germanos who bumped up from the 2 semi finals.
The first round of the Austrian 1/10 Off-road Nationals was held at the SMRC Vienna track which was known for its very loose dirt surface, however the club converted the track to a super nice but bumpy Astro turf track. Xray’s Hupo Hönigl made a clean sweep in the tricky high speed and high grip conditions, winning every single practice, qualifying and final run to take the wins in both the 2WD and 4WD Mod Buggy classes. Team Associated’s Peter Pinisch came in 2nd in 2WD from Lucas Grainer (Yokomo) 3rd while in 4WD the podium was rounded out by Yokomo’s Thomas Pumpler and AE’s Peter Pinisch.
At this week’s 2018 Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan industry icon Tamiya have several new cars on show. Already officially announced for this Summer is the TRF103 competition formula pan car kit that features a full carbon fibre double deck chassis, carbon and aluminium front suspension as well as link or T-bar rear suspension elements. Coming later this year is another body shell variant of the popular TT-02 entry-level chassis with the Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Yaris WRC. Also coming soon are several option parts for the Dancing Rider trikes such as chrome-plated plastics, on-road and off-road tyres, as well as chrome body shells and also a RTR variant.