Calandra Racing Concepts is happy to report a great new addition to the European race team, Finnish racing star, Simo Ahoniemi. The 2004 European Champ will use the full CRC race package; CRC Gen-XL 1:12th car, Pro Cut tires and Maxxcell Lipo battery pack. This season, Simo will attend the 2011 Euro’s in France as well as competing in the Finnish Nationals and other large events. Good luck to the new CRC Ace pilot. After a few practice sessions, Simo reports;
I have done my first test with CRC car and first impression is very good. Compared to the past, I have lots of rear traction. In the past, I have to be always very carefully not to steer too much into to corner. With CRC I can go much faster to the corners without loosing rear grip. I am very satisfied about the car performance. I can see lot of potential!
In his very first event running CRC, Simo dominated the first round of the Finnish Nationals with a T.Q. and wins in all 3 A-finals. Taking second at the event was Simo’s good friend and countryman, Teemu Saarinen. They dominated qualifying and the finals with a 1-2 effort over a very talented field. Joining the top 2 in the A-final was another CRC driver, Tony Raikas.