This past weekend in Chico, CA A-Main Hobbies and The Dirt Racing put on the Labor Day Shootout and the last round of the US Pro Cup. For the US Pro Cup it came down to Ryan Lutz and Josh Wheeler to compete for the title and a $5,000 price. Qualifying started Saturday morning with great weather and the track looking good. In the Truggy class Josh ended up 3rd the first round with Ryan Lutz getting the TQ and Phillip Atondo with 2nd. The second and third round had Wheeler getting the TQ in both rounds which gave him the overall TQ for the Truggy class.
The new Solaris Magic Formula C traction compound for rubber tyres is specially designed for the use on dirty, low grip tracks in low to medium temperatures. When used on a hard compound tyre it is also good for the use in high temperature/high traction conditions. Its special formula prevents excessive tyre degradation while increasing tyre performance and lifetime at the same time. Anti-static ingredients make the tyre more resistant to dirt and debris allowing the tyre to come to life earlier in the race. The tyre sauce is also good for the use on indoor carpet tracks and it only recently proved its performance during the EFRA touring car European Championships when Bruno Coelho took the vice championship using Magic Formula C additive.
The BRCA 2WD and 4WD national off-road F2, Veteran and Junior championships were held this weekend at the large and well prepared track at Boughton Raceway. The Junior and Veteran classes were split into age groups of U13, U16, V40 and V50. Qualifying the 2WD F2 class would be a battle between Jonathon Brown and Andy Jones. Andy Jones took three rounds of qualifying giving him TQ with Jonathon taking the 2nd spot, Nick Oliver taking 3rd and Tristram Neal taking 4th.
Serpent’s newly signed Micha Widmeier has won the 2014 German 1/8th nitro buggy junior title at last weekend’s Munich round of the championship. After coming in 5th a week ago at the first race in Landhut and finishing 18th during the second and final round in Munich last weekend, Micha ended up on a combined 8th place in the overall championship. This result handed him the title as the best junior in the 2014 national championship.
SWorkz have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming 1/8th nitro truggy kit, the S350T. The vehicle will come with a range of option parts from stock for improved strength, performance and a high value. More information are available soon.
Xray announce the Xray Challenge Hungary for the weekend of the 7th of September. The race will be held at the World-famous Hungaroring track and sees the running of modified and stock 1/10th electric touring car classes as well 1/10th 200mm nitro, 1/8th nitro and 1/5th large scale racing. More information about the race and registration can be found here.
The annual Swedish nitro on-road championships took place at the Staffanstorp Raceway close to Malmö in the South of Sweden. Drivers came from all over Sweden and also some guest drivers from Denmark and Norway made the trip to compete with the best Swedish drivers. Saturday morning started with a dry track despite some rain on Friday evening, but during practice and in the first round of qualifying the rain came back. At the end only the final round of qualifiers would count as a dry round for all drivers.
This year’s Baltic Championships were held at the Peleka-Cuka track with some of the best racers from the Baltic states in attendance. The 1/8th nitro buggy final was highly affected by the weather conditions that changed massively throughout the whole weekend. In the beginning the race was lead by pole position holder Hendrik Lainemae followed by Taurius Sinkevicius. With the rain coming and going, Rainer Ressar, who fall back early in the race, made the best out of the difficult conditions as he climbed up the field to take the 2nd spot in the closing stages of the final despite a broken wheel due to contact with a concrete track marker. A few laps later 1st place driver Hendirk made an error causing a flameout, handing Rainer the lead. At the end he won the race a lap ahead of Taurius Sinkevicius and Martin Steins, who rounded out the podium in 3rd.