Sunter International Speedway played host to round two of the Indonesian 1/8th GT National Championship over the weekend. A cloudy sky and a wet track made for special conditions at first but the track would dry up after the second round of qualifiers and it would stay dry throughout the event. Fayakhun Andriadi would take the overall TQ, about a second in front of Christian Mamesah and Chopin Yusuf who took the front row at the start of the 30-minute main final. On the tone Bowie Ginting jumped into 2nd place, coming from the 8 spot after a disastrous qualifying and Chopin would lead the way until Bowie got past him in lap five. The humid weather made engine setup crucial and several drivers suffered flameouts and in the end Bowie would hold the upper hand, taking the win from Christian and Rusman.
Ielasi Tuned have announced the return of Dutch top driver, Joey Sorber, to their factory team. Joey will use the company’s latest Nitro.21-9WCE on-road engine in the upcoming season at national and international races while also giving track-side technical support to Ielasi Tuned customers.
The 2017 edition of the Euro Indoor Race was held in Belgium this past weekend. In the 4WD Buggy class Xray’s Nico Risser took the TQ and he would also come out on top after the triple A-mains that were a pretty entertaining affair with three different winners. Ultimately Nico would bring home the win in front of Xray team mate, Eric Michiels and Team C’s Tom Maquel.
Round five of the Estonian Onroad Racing Series was held at Saue HOBIzone. In the 17.5T Touring class it was a smooth sailing for Risto Haug who made pretty much a clean sweep to take the day’s win from Henri Nurmela in second and Marko Roolaid in third.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Awesomatix A800X touring car are three titanium ball end sets. The full set includes eight 5mm and 16 4.8mm ball ends all of which are made of high-quality 64-grade titanium material for a low weight and exceptional rigidity. Also available are four-piece sets of 5mm and 4.8mm ball ends to partially outfit the car.
Bittydesign in collaboration with the Swedish MK-Eskil club have announced the Nordic Contest and EFRA European Championship A warm-up race. The event will be in Eskilstuna, Sweden from May 12th to 14th in the two classes of 1/8th Nitro Buggy and 1/8th E-Buggy. The race is open to all racers and more information is available on the official event website here.
Last weekend saw round 5 of the BRCA LMP12 national series take place at the Swifts Raceway in the north of England. This round of the series saw Schumacher strengthen their team with touring car racer Elliott Harper and buggy driver and GT12 World Champion, Michal Orlowski. Taking on the very strong Schumacher team would be the Roche team of David Spashett, Adam Catchpole and Ollie Payne, and Yokomo’s lone factory representative, Mark Stiles. Over the two days there were three classes, with all drivers competing in 13.5 fixed timing class on Saturday, and drivers split between 6.5 fixed timing Modified on Saturday, and 13.5 Sports Modified on Sunday. On Saturday the tight and twisty track saw incredibly close racing across the field. In the end it came down to a last round battle for pole position between Harper, Catchpole, Spashett and Orlowski. A clean run from Elliott Harper saw his Eclipse line up on pole by less than a tenth of a second from David Spashett’s Roche.
Coming from JConcepts are several new option parts for the B6 and B64 series of off-road buggies. First up are short and long Fin-series titanium shock stand-offs. Designed to replace the standard parts and featuring a lightweight design with built-in threads for easier shock angle adjustments, the 7mm hex based design allows adjustment with the most popular wrench in the R/C arsenal but also tapers down featuring the Fin treatment found on the JConcepts turnbuckles. The stand-offs are available in short and long variants for the front and rear of the B6 and B64 buggies and each 2-piece set includes two 3x8mm BHCS to secure the stand-offs to the shock tower. The standard 3mm locknut is used to finalise the assembly and secure the shock into position. The Delrin shock stand-off bushings are also available separately as a 4-piece set.