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July 8, 2016

Boots caps of Euros quali with 3rd TQ run

Boots caps of Euros quali with 3rd TQ run

Although he secured the Top Qualifier honours in the penultimate round, Elliott Boots capped off qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad European Championships in style with a 3rd TQ run in the final round.  The defending champion would further improve on his best time over the 5-minutes to top the round from David Ronnefalk, the Swede ending up third overall which means he will line-up right behind the Brit in Semi-A. Rounding out qualifying with the third quickest time, which would end as one off his dropped rounds, Darren Bloomfield secures pole for the Semi-B ahead of Q1 TQer Davide Ongaro, the young Italian completing qualifying at RC Redovan with a P5. Two drivers to end qualifying with their best performances of the five rounds would be Martin Wollanka and Joern Nuemann claiming a P3 and P6 respectively.

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July 8, 2016

BRCA 1/8 Electric On-road National Rd5 – Report

BRCA 1/8 Electric On-road National Rd5 – Report

The fifth round of the BRCA National series took place at the Cotswold Model Car Club, returning to this track for the second time this season. Run alongside the Nitro classes, the race would see nice weather and as the 1/8 electric drivers are now figuring out their electronics packages, they’re edging closer and closer to the ultimate pace of the .21 engine nitro cars, all though it is clear to see that the electric cars have huge amounts of torque, the 4S battery limit is making the cars a little slower down the main straight. New comer Alex Thurston was setting the pace and it was looking somewhat ominous for the drivers behind him as he had such a pace advantage. Sunday morning headed into the qualifying which was dry and most drivers managed to get good clean runs in every round. After four rounds of qualifying the Electric A-final would line up as follows:

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July 8, 2016

Champion Boots Top Qualifier in Spain

Champion Boots Top Qualifier in Spain

Reigning champion Elliott Boots is Top Qualifier at the 1:8 Offroad European Championships, the Kyosho driver claiming the honour early with a second TQ run in the penultimate round of qualifying in Spain.  Opening the second day of qualifying with his fastest time around the huge RC Redovan track, Boots would top the times ahead of fellow Brit Darren Bloomfield who was just 2/10ths off the Q4 pace.  Winner of the second round of qualifying, Davide Ongaro would complete the Top 3 ahead of yesterday’s other TQ driver David Ronnefalk, a bad tyre choice ending the Swede’s chances of overall TQ honours.

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July 7, 2016

Ronnefalk comes good in Q3

Ronnefalk comes good in Q3

David Ronnefalk finally came good in the third round of qualifying at the 1:8 Euros in Spain to become the third different driver to post a TQ run in Redovan.  The championship’s last back to back champion, the HB Racing driver concluded the first day of qualifying with the overall fastest time finishing 4/10ths of second up on Darren Bloomfield.  Taking the opening qualifier and second in Q2, Elliott Boots would complete the Top 3, the reigning champion holding the overnight TQ ahead of tomorrow’s final two qualifiers.  Taking the TQ in the second qualifier, Davide Ongaro would back up his P1 run with fifth just behind Mugen team-mate Robert Batlle with Byran Baldo completing the Top 6.

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July 7, 2016

Ryan Maifield confirmed for Dragon Stone Champs

Ryan Maifield confirmed for Dragon Stone Champs

Multi-time IFMAR Worlds TQ, finalist, and US National Champion, Ryan Maifield has been confirmed and will be attending the inaugural 2016 Dragon Stone Asian Nitro Buggy Championship race located in the Longshi Park in Liaoyang City, China. Arguably the fastest man on the planet and also a huge fan favorite known for his ‘hold nothing back’ driving style, Ryan is a great addition to this major international 1/8th Nitro Buggy event in China. With Ryan’s long history of incredible accomplishments and his world class talent, racing equipment, and racing program, unquestionably making this a world class event uniquely different from others. More information about the Dragon Stone Asian Buggy Championship are available here.


July 7, 2016

Ongaro TQ’s 2nd Euros qualifier

Ongaro TQ's 2nd Euros qualifier

Young Italian talent Davide Ongaro has TQ’d the second round of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad Euros.  After a disappointing opening qualifier, the Mugen driver put in an impressive run setting a new fastest time around the Redovan RC track to top the times ahead of Q1 pace setter Elliott Boots.  Running in the same heat as Boots, Ongaro would improve on his own pace a massive 11-seconds ending up 8/10th quicker than the reigning champion. Behind them Robert Batlle would post the third fastest time with an almost identical time to his Q1 pace with Davide Ronnefalk again completing the Top 4 in Spain.

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July 7, 2016

Swiss Racing Cup Rd5 & Rd6 – Report

Swiss Racing Cup Rd5 & Rd6 – Report

Round five and round six of the Swiss Racing Cup were recently held at the Sitterdorf track. In the 1/10th 200mm class, Patrick Fankhauser (Xray) qualified on the 4 spot during Saturday’s round five, but winning the semifinals allowed him to grab the pole position for the A-main that then saw Patrick being under pressure of TQ holder Philipp Buehler (Xray). Positions swapped due to a small mistake by Patrick but swift refuelling by his dad got him back into the lead that he would hold onto until the end to take the day’s win from Philipp Buehler with Michael Schäfer (Xray) completing the top 3 result.

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July 7, 2016

BRCA 1/8 Circuit Nationals Rd5 – Report

BRCA 1/8 Circuit Nationals Rd5 – Report

The fifth round of the BRCA National series took place last weekend at the Cotswold Model Car Club, returning to this track for the second time this season. For the first time in quite some time the weather at Cotswold was to remain warm and dry for the weekend ahead. During Saturday’s practice the grip was quite low in the morning with some drivers struggling to get a reference point for setup, but the track came good by around midday and allowed the drivers to start working on their car setup. Mark Green was setting the pace with the usual pack of drivers closely edging towards his pace. Sunday morning headed into the qualifying which was dry and most drivers managed to get good clean runs in every round. After four rounds of qualifying the Nitro A-final saw Mark Green taking the pole position from Tim Wood and Andy Hastings.

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