February 27, 2007

Ari Heinonen wins Valkeakoski Challenge

Ari Heinonen

As we reported recently, Werks had signed their first European driver Ari Heinonen and in his first race for his new sponsor, the Valkeakoski Challenge in Finland last weekend, Ari won both the truggy and buggy classes. The HoBao driver easly won the 45 minute buggy final by over 3 laps from team mate Markku Honkanen who in turn was 2 laps ahead of 3rd place finisher Arto Heinonen. And it was a similar story in the Truggy final where Ari once again won from the pole position spot to win by a lap from Arto Heinonen and Jiri Jokinen, the Cen and HongNor drivers finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Click here to see the top 10 results in both classes…

Buggy Final results:
1. Heinonen Ari 81L 45m11.958 [Hobao/Werks]
2. Honkanen Markku 78L 45m10.524 [Hobao/OS]
3. Heinonen Arto 76L 45m31.126 [CEN/Novarossi?]
4. Kauttu Miikka 74L 45m32.316 [?/?]
5. Parjanen Jani 73L 45m09.731 [Losi/Mega]
6. Lehtojärvi Jethro 71L 45m20.403 [Losi/OS]
7. Kokkonen Jarno 68L 45m05.357 [Kyosho/RB]
8. Valkeinen Mikael 63L 45m16.073 [?/?]
9. Björkman Tomi 52L 38m08.593 [Hobao/CMB]
10. Mertsola Aki 9L 5m33.502 [Hobao/CMB]

Truggy Final results:
1. Heinonen Ari 77L 44m07.416 [Hobao/Werks]
2. Heinonen Arto 76L 45m03.558 [Cen/Novarossi]
3. Jokinen Jiri 73L 45m06.433 [HN/Werks]
4. Hellström Jerry 71L 45m17.017 [GS/Axe]
5. Vuojolahti Jani 69L 45m35.827 [HongNor/SH]
6. Ala-Villilä Mika 66L 45m22.909 [HongNor/SH]
7. Mäkinen Mikko 44L 30m10.798 [?/?]
8. Kallio Markus 31L 34m44.090 [Kyosho/RB]
9. Jokinen Jesse 28L 45m11.806 [HongNor/SH]
10. Rinne Mika 24L 33m11.462 3[Kyosho/RB?]
11. Sartesuo Juha 14L 7m40.193 [Kyosho/RB]

Source: RC10 [rc10.fi]


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