The BIG Hamburg club held their 35 years anniversary race this past weekend at their large outdoor dirt track. Classes run were 1/8th Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy and the race attracted some of the country’s fastest off-road racers to compete under perfect weather and track conditions. In the Nitro class and at the start of the 40-minutes main final it was Burak Kilic (Agama) who lead the field from Maik Wiesweg (Mugen) and Berkan Kilic (Agama). The latter ran into trouble later and scored a DNF, making way for Jan Sievert (Mugen). This would then also be the top 3 result at the end of the 40 minutes.
For the third round of this year’s French 1/10th Electric Buggy National Championship racers travelled to the Bonneville dirt track last weekend. In the 4WD Modified Buggy class Xray’s Armand Lantheaume took the overall TQ and he also won the opening two A-main events for the overall as HB Racing’s Thomas Musso came in 2nd and Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski rounded out the top 3 results. Over in the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski with the win after the triple A-mains. TLR’s Renaud Savoya came in 2nd from young Team Associated driver, Clement Boda in 3rd.
The opening round of the Danish 1/8th Off-road Nationals was held at the Skanderborg RC club last weekend. On Saturday the Nitro Truggy and E-Buggy classes would be run and it was Pelle Culmsee who grabbed the TQs in both categories. In Nitro Truggy Pelle had a bit of a troublesome A-main as he got taken out by another driver, nevertheless he was able to win the main in style and in front of Daniel Bubel and Daniel Rose.
Round 3 of the German Hessencup was held at the MSC Ober-Mörlen club last weekend. In the Expert Buggy class it was Carsten Keller with a dominant overall TQ from Lennart Wissel. In the 30-minute main final it was again Carsten who set the pace as he would bring home the win with a 2-laps margin from Tim Kunz 2nd and Lennart Wissel 3rd.
The opening round of the NRW Cup was held in Kürten, Germany this past weekend. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was SWorkz driver, Jan Nickels with the win from Mugen’s Rene van Schaijk on the runner-up spot. Xray’s Sander van Genechten would round out the top 3 result.
Source: MW RC Cars [mwrccars.at] | Image: Sander van Genechten
The warm-up race for the 2018 EFRA Electric Touring Car European Championship was held at the 1. MRC Wiener Neustadt track in Vienna, Austria last weekend. In the premier Touring Modified class, that attracted a total of 17 entries, it was Infinity’s Dominic Vogl with the overall TQ after coming out fastest in two of the four qualifiers. Xray’s Oliver Havranek and Alessio Menicucci, who won a qualifier each, came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In Touring 13.5T Stock Oliver made a near clean sweep, winning three qualifying rounds as Awesomatix’s Max Mächler, with one round TQ, came in 2nd.
The Team James Cup was held this past weekend at the SportsSeoul GRC Track in Kimpo, Korea. The race was attracted by top international drivers as well as local talents but bad weather limited the amount of practice before the event, however things turned to the better on Saturday that was all sunshine. The day started off with three free practice rounds followed by one controlled practice round and three qualifiers with the nice day of racing ending under the floodlights. In the first qualifier, it was Alexander Hagberg who would take the TQ after swapping the lead with Nicholas Lee a couple of times, but the later made a mistake in the final corner. EC Kim would finish 2nd for the round with Lee coming in 3rd, not able to complete his final lap. Hagberg would again TQ in the second qualifier by 0.9s ahead of Lee, with another top local Korean driver, Ahn, coming in 3rd. The last qualifier would be ran under the floodlights. Hagberg would again go out on new tires to secure the overall TQ ahead of Lee on used tires and EC Kim in 3rd with new tires.
This past weekend saw Rd1 of the Irish National Off-road Series kick off at the popular Badmcc race track. Bradley Baird took his JQ Racing buggies to a double TQ and victory in both Nitro and Electric classes. Alan Scroggie (HB Racing) and Paul Myles (Kyosho) would round out the Nitro podium as David Telford in 2nd and Andrew Rennick clinching 3rd, completed a JQ Racing podium sweep in the E-Buggy class.