The finals for CTS2 was again held at Speedworld Raceway in Roseville, California. Some of the biggest names in the Touring Car world came to attend this series like Paul Lemieux, JJ Wang, Drew Ellis and David Jun. In practice and qualifying, Team Xray driver JJ Wang showed a dominant pace even with his first ever visit to SWR. But with some bad luck, he was unable to finish both qualifiers. Xray driver Paul Lemieux qualified 6th behind EJ Evans in 5th while Team Associated driver David Jun qualified 4th. Series points leader Rick Hohwart (Team Associated) qualified top 3 behind local favourite, Awesomatix driver Brandon Clements and 2nd qualifier, Yokomo driver Eric Albano with the top 5 guys being all within one second apart.
The third round of the East Touring Series was held at East RC Speedway in Jakarta, Indonesia. Sunny weather attracted a good amount of racers and it was Bowie Ginting who earned the TQ spot in the Touring Modified class in front of Christian Mamesah and Teddy Syach. At the end of the triple A-main finals the top 3 order would remain the same with Bowie snatching the overall after coming out on top in the first two A-mains as Christian and Teddy completed the podium result in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The 4th round of the Jakarta Regional Buggy Championship was held at the Graha Raya track, Serpong, West Java last weekend. A total of 40 drivers attended this event and the race format originally saw three rounds of 10-minutes qualifying with the best two to count but due to rain during the third and final qualifying round the race director decided to count all fully run rounds. This meant Adrian Wicaksono (Mugen/Reds Racing) took the TQ honours when two rounds here completed but in the final he unfortunately got into traffic and only finished in 3rd while up front Jason Nugroho (Xray/Novarossi) took the first place followed by Rama Tribudiman (Team Associated/O.S.) in 2nd.
Coming from LMR is their new hybrid shock stand and parts tray. The tool is made of machined carbon fibre and black anodised aluminium and it combines an upper shock stand with a lower parts tray, making shock building and maintenance a breeze. The stand is easily disassembled for storage and transpiration and available now.
Round 1 of the German Nitro Buggy Nationals was held at the Ober Mörlen track this past weekend. Rain on Friday and Saturday was followed by a perfect day of racing on Sunday that was dominated by SWorkz’s Micha Widmaier who would take the win by almost a lap from Kyosho’s Aaron Münster 2nd and Alex Schmitt (HB Racing) 3rd. The second and final round of the championship will be held in two weeks time up north in Hamburg.
Last weekend’s 2017 ROAR 1/10th Electric Off-road Nationals saw Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri taking the TQ in the 2WD Modified SCT class. Alex Kosciuszek and Spencer Rivkin (both Team Associated) came in 2nd and 3rd respectively and after the triple A-mains the top 3 would remain the same, with Ryan leading an AE top 3 with Alex and Spencer coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. TLR’s Dakotah Phend would be the best of the rest, matching his qualifying performance with a 4th place overall.
Swansea And District Model Car Club held round 4 of the BRCA Rally Cross Nationals this past weekend. Kyosho’s Elliott Boots took the overall TQ on Saturday courtesy of three round TQs. Despite being late for his semi-final Elliott was able to win his semi with nine seconds over the leader and the main final then was again highlighted by some issues for Elliott with the fuel tank causing inconsistent fuel pressure at times. Nevertheless the Kyosho driver was able to bring home the win, scoring valuable points for the championship. Infinity’s Lee Martin came in 2nd from TLR’s Michael Lewis in 3rd. Going into the final round next month Lee Martin now leads the championship by just one point from Elliott Boots.
The fifth and penultimate round of the RC Lemans Series was held at the MRC Düren track this past weekend. Practice on Saturday was wet in the morning and evening and this meant the start of the qualifiers on Sunday was postponed by an hour to make sure the track was fully dried. With the sun coming out both the temperatures and traction became higher, pleasing the drivers. In the LMP1 Modified class title favourites Timo Schad and Tim Altmann – with two wins each – as well as Tobias Weist, who also may have a shot at the title, made the trip to Düren while in LMP2 Stock, title favourite Andy Dick, winner of the past three rounds, did not made the trip to round five.