EFRA (European governing body) have released their list of A list drivers for 1/10th IC Track for 2007. This list basically shows who is not allowed to compete at the first ‘B’ licensed European Championships for 1/10th scale taking place in Roeselare, Belgium next year. This ‘B’ championship was added to the calendar due to the huge popularity of the class and the fact that previous European Championships have been oversubscribed. The ‘A’ Europeans for 1/10th scale are held in Madrid, Spain in 2007.
It appears that the US Open Fuel Sedan Championships, being held at the Kissimmee track in Florida at the start of November, will be quite the competitive race. With a lot of top names in the entry list already and high traction guaranteed thanks to new sealer having been laid down on the track recently, we are assured of some quality action.
Top drivers already entered include:
– Josh Cyrul
– Chris Tosolini
– Joel Johnson
– Scotty Gray
– Michael Salven
– Paolo Morganti
The well connected team over at Neo-Buggy.net have this event totally covered so best leave it to them to explain how it panned out:
The 1/8 Buggy class was the most competitive and largest class with almost 90 entries. Gary Guest took home TQ honours by posting the fastest overall time of the event and then when on to take the win, piloting his Jammin X1-CR FTE across the line first.
1. TQ Gary Guest â€“ Jammin / Picco
2. Marcus Anzivino â€“ Kyosho / Nova Rossi
3. Rick McCrery – Jammin / Picco
The FVRC (French Federation) have presented the 2006 Electric off road champions with their winners trophy’s. In the 2wd modified class it was Arnaud Collet who took home the title, in 4wd modified class Vincent Heligoin won and finally in the truck class it was Alain Canova who emerged victorious at the end of the season.
Round by round results and final overall championship standings can be found on the site of the FVRC, here.
Another report from Serpent, this time announcing their victory in the Swiss 1/8th Expert championship, winning with Markus Geisendorf. Traugott SchÃ¤r took the win in the 1/10th scale class, with Beat WÃ¤lti taking the runner up spot in the 1/8th Amateur class.
Traugott SchÃ¤r secured the 1:10 title last month with his Mega ZX-12 DSII powered 720 and not to be outdone experienced international racer Markus Geisendorf followed this up by winning the 1:8 crown driving a 960.Â Markus also used Mega engines during his successful campaign.
Bergonzoni have shown the first pics of their new R1 1/8th scale buggy on their website. Masters of all things in the off road world, Buggy-Sport.info are claiming that “..the dust caps, hides something new”. Lets see if they are right, you canÂ check it out for yourself in the following pictures.
Xray are carrying a report on their site from their team driver Jon Hazlewood that outlines in detail his super busy and successful 2006 off road race season. Its a good read that outlines the ups and downs of a top RC racer.
The world’s was a good event for me. I managed to qualify into the semi’s. I won my side and made it into the main final. | was very happy to achieve this. Unfortunately my motor eat half the track and stopped working, ending my final. I was still very pleased with the result. Making the main at a Worlds is so hard.
Nicolas Decamps has won the Belgian off road gas Nationals at the last round of the championship in Bouffioux with 4th position in the race enough to give him the title.Â 2nd in the championship went to Guy de WerdÂ who could only manage fifth in the race with thirdÂ in the championship going to Raphael Robert whoÂ took a fine 2nd positionÂ in the final race.
View the full event gallery here.
Full results from the final round can be found here.
Final Belgian ChampionshipÂ standings can be found here.