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April 30, 2016

Cavalieri wins A2

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Having caused a pile up at the start of A1, Ryan Cavalieri had no such problems in A2 with the Associated driver taking victory over Lee Martin and Joern Neumann.  Starting second behind team-mate Neil Cragg, Cavalieri took advantage of a bobble by the Top Qualifier on the third lap to go to the front and despite a sterling effort by Lee Martin he held the lead to the finish for a comfortable win.  Unfortunately for Cragg his race would end prematurely as he encountered steering problems on lap 6 which left his car undriveable, it afterwards found that the splines on his servo had twisted.

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April 30, 2016

Haatanen keeps AE reign going with A1 win at Nurburgring

Haatanen keeps AE reign going with A1 win at Nurburgring

Joona Haatanen took somewhat of a surprise win in the first 2WD A-Main at the Euro Offroad Series heading home champion Lee Martin in a race that was turned on its head at the second corner.  Having dominated qualifying topping all four rounds, Team Associated filled the first three spots on the grid but just after the start the number 2 B6 of Ryan Cavalieri would get in to the rear wing of Top Qualifier Neil Cragg causing a pile-up that seemed to build on the buggy of 3rd place starter Spencer Rivkin.  Lee Martin and Haatanen would come off best from the pile up and subsequent chaos at the first double that promoted Rivkin back to third.  Leading for a lap, that same double would then catch out Martin, allowing Haatanen in a lead he would keep despite intense pressure in the closing laps to take a popular win, Martin in turn fending off pressure of Rivkin.  Behind the Top 3, a frustrated Cragg would manage to recover to fourth.

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April 30, 2016

Cragg claims first EOS TQ on B6 debut

Cragg claims for EOS TQ on B6 debut

Neil Cragg has claimed Team Associated’s first ever TQ of the Euro Offroad Series marking a successful debut for the the American manufacturer’s all new B6 buggy which will fill the first 3 spots on the A-Main grid at the Nurburgring.  Posting his third TQ of the event in the fourth & final round of 2WD qualifying at the EOS season finale, making it a clean sweep for the B6, Cragg will start ahead of team-mates Ryan Cavalieri and Spencer Rivkin.  Reigning Champion Lee Martin would be the best of the rest finding himself in the Associated sandwich with his Yokomo set to start 4th ahead of the B6 of young Finnish star Joona Haatanen.  Top Qualifier when the season opener took place last September at the iconic 1:1 scale race circuit, Xray’s Bruno Coelho will start the very evenly matched field from 6th on the grid.

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April 30, 2016

Another TQ run for Cragg in Q3

Another TQ run for Cragg in Q3

Neil Cragg has posted a second TQ run at the Nurburgring repeating the Associated 1-2 achieved in the opening qualifier when he also finished ahead of Spencer Rivkin.  The fastest of the qualifiers to be run, Cragg would outpace his team-mate by over 6/10ths of a second with a much improved Joern Neumann completing the Top 3.  Having TQ’d the second qualifier, Ryan Cavalieri would managed only a P6 behind EOS Champion Lee Martin and Xray’s Martin Wollanka.  Wollanka’s team-mate Bruno Coelho who was second in Q2, would get a DNF as he broke half way through the qualifier.

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April 30, 2016

Cavalieri takes Q2 at the Nurburgring

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Ryan Cavalieri has taken the second round of 2WD qualifying at the EOS season finale at the Nurburgring.  The Associated star would be the only driver to manage 16-laps, topping the times from Bruno Coelho, Lee Martin and Q1 pace setter Neil Cragg.  Having impressed in the opening qualifier, Spencer Rivkin was setting the early pace in Q2 until just after the 1-minute mark when he spectacularly took the front left off his new B6 on the straight away.

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April 30, 2016

Cragg heads B6 1-2 in opening EOS qualifier

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Neil Cragg led a 1-2 for Team Associated and their new B6 in the opening qualifier at the season finale of the Euro Offroad Series at the Nurburgring. Only his second EOS outing, the British driver outpaced his team-mate Spencer Rivkin by just 0.240 of a second with Ryan Cavalieri making it a very encouraging start for the new car as he posted a P4 run.  Leading the challenge to the AE team, who would get 5 cars in to the Top 10, qualifying top seed Lee Martin would take his Yokomo to third almost a full second off his fellow countryman Cragg.

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April 29, 2016

CSO 1/8th GT & Buggy 4.5mm aluminium wheel adapters

CSO 1/8th GT & Buggy 4.5mm aluminium wheel adapters

Coming from CSO are 4.5mm offset aluminium wheel adapters for 1/8th GT and off-road cars. The specific width of the adapters can greatly improve the cornering ability of GT cars, making for less understeering and thus faster corner speeds. The parts are machined from high-quality aluminium, they come laser-etched and in black, orange or blue colour.

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April 29, 2016

Rheinard top 4WD seed as final practice proves slower

Rheinard top 4WD seed as final practice proves slower

Marc Rheinard is the top seed for 4WD qualifying at the EOS in Germany after slower track conditions saw the top 6 drivers after the first timed practice remain unchanged.  While Lee Martin topped the times for the round ahead of Bruno Coelho, the highest placed driver to improve his time would be Michal Orlowski but the Schumacher driver remained 5th.  The biggest position change within the Top 10 came from Serpent’s Joern Nuemann who moved up from 9th to 7th fastest.

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