Vanvelmen & Beunis en route to Benelux Truggy titles

Vanvelmen & Beunis en route to Benelux Truggy titles

With only two races to go Kurt Vanvlemen (Mugen/O.S.) in the Masters class and Bas Beunis (Mugen/O.S.) in the Hobby category are on their way to snatch the overall 2014 Benelux Truggy Championships in their respective classes. The runner-up spots are currently also taken by Mugen drivers with Bjorn Nagels in the Masters class and Jos Borgdorff in the Hobby category.

Source: Mugen [mugen.eu]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Belgian/Netherlands off-road champs Rd5 – Report

Belgian/Netherlands off-road champs Rd5 – Report

The 5th round of the combined Belgian and Netherlands 1/10th off-road championship was held at the astro turf track of Arendonck in Belgium. The sunny weekend made for a record outcome of 53 2WD and 40 4WD entries. Nicolas Risser (Team C) took 3 qualification rounds in front of Wesley Van Helmond (TLR) with Bryan Van Rijnberk (Xray) coming in 3rd. The triple looked like they would battle for the win as they already opened quite a gap to the following drivers. In the 2WD finals Nicolas was challenged by Wesley but at the end Nico took the overall win.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Darren Bloomfield takes UK 8th buggy national Rd3

Darren Bloomfield takes UK 8th buggy national Rd3

The 3rd round of the BRCA National series took place at the Kent track just outside Maidstone over the weekend. The weather was very hot and humid on Saturday which made it pretty hard work for all the drivers as they got used to the excellent but very technical track layout that had been set down. In response to the track breaking it up at some races recently, the club had added oil to the dirt mix in many areas, and this held the dirt together well providing a contrast in surfaces between the smooth pile desertions and the loose dusty ones.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Maxima Fuel sign Malin Karlsen

Maxima Fuel sign Malin Karlsen

Maxima announce the signing of young talent Malin Karlsen. The 9-years old and super-fast girl from Norway will use Maxima fuel for the remainder of the 2014 season and beyond. Malin has the following to say about her latest sponsorship deal:

The 2014 Nordic 1/8 Off-road Championship was the first meeting running the fuel of my newest sponsor MAXIMA Fuel. I want to thank Sascha Baumann at Chiratech Europe Gmbh for this opportunity and for believing in me. I look forward to be running the Maxima Dirt series fuel in my FX Engines powered Xray XB8 for the reminder of the 2014 season and the upcoming 2015 season.

Source: Chiratech Europe [chiratech-europe.com]

Monday, July 28, 2014

Marius Stols wins 13.5T class at Africa Cup

Marius Stols wins 13.5T class at Africa Cup

The African cup event was held in Pretoria, South Africa this past weekend. This event was a mixture of gas and electric racing with Harold van Eeden being the top qualifier in the 13.5T class. After some close racing each of the drivers on the podium won one of the 3 finals. In the end it was Marius Stols taking the win from Warrick Atmore and Willie Noordman finishing in 3rd, all three driving Xray cars.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, July 28, 2014

Chris Grainger takes final BTCC round & championship

Chris Grainger takes final BTCC round & championship

The final round of the BTCC took place this last weekend at the awesomely fast Mendip Raceway in Western Super Mare. The circuit looked in fine fettle as a new enthusiastic committee have spent a lot of time getting it looking in great shape and it was awesome to be blessed with glorious sunshine all weekend.  Almost a full complement of national level drivers took part, with a little eye on the final BRCA nationals in two weeks’ time.  With the sun shining it was decided to run round by round qualifying with the best 2 from 4 qualifiers to count and 1 final.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Alex Zanchettin wins Italian 1/8th off-road nationals

Alex Zanchettin wins Italian 1/8th off-road nationals

The 4th and final round of this year’s Italian 1/8th off-road nationals took place at the “Ongaroring” in Sacile in Northern Italy. The free practice sessions of the F1 category had young Davide Ongaro (Mugen) clocking the fastest times followed by Alex Zanchettin (TLR) and Riccardo Berton. Marco Baruffolo (RB) and Riccardo Rabitti (Radiosistemi) completed the top 5.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Dario Balestri crowned 1/8th European A champion

Dario Balestri crowned 1/8th European A champion

The 2014 1/8th Nitro On-road European Championships A were held at the Stöhr Ring in Kirchberg, Austria. The event was affected by the weather from time to time and to overcome any rain related issues the 45 minute final was started over an hour earlier than planned, with 2011 World Champion and double European Champion Robert Pietsch (Mugen) starting from pole position into the final.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

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