Dominik Mayer takes victory in South German Rd1

Dominik Mayer takes victory in South German Rd1

The weekend of the 17th/18th of April saw the first race of the South German 2010 season raced at the fast Bamberg track. Among the 44 participants were the two young Velox drivers Dominik Mayer and Maximilian Vogl that already had some good results last year. In total 5 qualifying rounds were held, two on Saturday afternoon, the remaining three on Sunday morning. Dominik Mayer secured himself the pole-position for the 30min final with an impressive performance, racing only two of the five qualifying rounds. During his best run he broke the old track record by 0,05 sec. Also Maxi Vogl managed to secure a direct-qualifier spot for the final by having the 3rd best time, his best lap was also fast than the old track record.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pilotage Crankz hobby tools

Pilotage Crankz hobby tools

Russian company Pilotage have introduced their new line of Crankz hobby tools. The Crankz line of products have been designed fit the demanding needs of hobbyists everywhere providing an optimal balance of quality construction, comfort and cost. Crankz are lightweight, comfortable to use and made using the highest grade materials available. The screwdrivers feature a lightweight hollow aluminium handle with a rotatable hard plastic back and ultra hard interchangeable steel heads that have been precisely milled for proper fitting. Crankz scissors and pliers are made of rust resistant stainless steel and are sure to serve you for years to come without bending rusting or dulling. Regardless of the stresses applied, these tools remain soft on the hands as they feature ergonomically designed plastic and soft rubber handles.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mark Green wins BRCA 1/8th Rd1 in Mendip

Mark Green wins BRCA 1/8th Rd1 in Mendip

With an entry of 60 Drivers, this the first round of the Championship at the Mendip track in the west of England was going to be very competitive throughout the field and it is now not a given right that the usual Championship Contenders are guaranteed a place in the main final. To add to this, a strong contingent from Ireland arrived early Saturday morning to provide yet another obstacle to overcome.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fabio Ferrero wins at Mendoza State champs

Fabio Ferrero wins at Mendoza State champs

Two weekends ago, the Mendoza State championship was held in the city of Mendoza, Argentina. In the standard class Vito Lanzilota claimed the pole position in front of the two Shepherd drivers Fernando Ruiz and Fabio Ferrero in 2nd and 3rd position. At he start of the main final Fabio could pass Vito, but after 4 laps Vito could re take Fabio for the 1st position again. The race was very close all the time and Fabio putted a lot of pressure on Vito, which seemed to work because after 15 minutes Vito crashed his car and Fabio could cruise to the victory. Fernando Ruiz took seconed spot, 8 laps in front of Gustavo Ruggeri.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jared Tebo dominates Trackside Short Course Showdown

Jared Tebo dominates Trackside Short Course Showdown

The 1st Annual Short Course Showdown was held at Trackside Hobbies in Milwaukee, WI April 23-25. This event was directed and announced by World Famous Scotty Ernst. Representatives from all the major short course manufacturers were in attendance including Kyosho, Team Associated, Losi, HPI, and Traxxas. The total entries for the event reached an amazing 248, making this the largest short course race in the World.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blazej Orlowski wins Polish Buggy opener

Blazej Orlowski wins Polish Buggy opener

The first round of the Polish 1/8th scale buggy Championships got underway last weekend in Nowy Targ in the very south of the country. The 30 minute final was very hard on equipment and a lot of cars couldn’t make it to the finish line. It was Blazej Orlowski, driving an O.S. powered Tamiya 801X that emerged the winner, in front of Mugen driver Maciej Dzwigaj in 2nd and Tomasz Gadnicki driving a Kyosho in 3rd. The next round will take place in Dywity on the 15th-16th of May.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dirk Wischnewski wins French 1/10th EFRA GP

Dirk Wischnewski wins French 1/10th EFRA GP

Last Weekend the first Efra GP was held at the MAH Herrlisheim track in France. The track was open for free practise from Thursday till Friday, which was used by lot´s of Drivers. On Saturday morning we had 4 rounds of qualifications and two more on Sunday morning. After the qualifying it was current European Champion Dirk Wischnewski that took the pole position ahead of former World Champion Adrien Bertin, with Eric Dankel and Manuel Huber completing the direct qualifiers. From the Semi Finals Patrick Schäfer, Thomas Günsel, Oliver Mack, Bruyer Antony, Maxim Claes and Nicolas Bougnoteau bumped up into the main final.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Francesco Tironi wins Rd1 in Italy

Francesco Tironi wins Rd1 in Italy

Something we missed last week, but the 1st round of the Italian 1/10th scale 200mm Championships took place in Gubbio the weekend before last and in the expert class it was current World Champion Daniele Ielasi, with the new Velox V10, that took the pole position. In the race however, Mugen Sirio driver Francesco Tironi won the final by a lap, while in 2nd place was former European champion and Team magic driver Dario Balestri, with 3rd place going to NT1, Max power racer Guido Barbera. Good performance in F1 class for the F.V.S.S. driver Mattia Collavo with 3rd place after a good race.

Source: F.V.S.S. [fvssrc.com]

Monday, April 26, 2010

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