The 2nd Annual CML Halloween Masters was hosted at the BCL indoor track at Louvre, Paris this past weekend. With over 220 entries across 6 different classes CML are proud to announce it was a huge success and will become a regular feature on the 1/10th off-road calendar. In the premier 2WD Modified class it was Craig Drescher who surprised the field and hit the ground running with a flourish. His Reedy-powered B5M topped practice, every qualifying round and all 3 mains. It was a flash back of the 90’s for Drescher who was in superb form. Even Drescher said he was “astounded” to be so competitive after 13 months off the sticks. The final then saw Craig continuing to excel with his 3-gear transmission equipped mid motor AE buggy as he left Nicolas Risser (Team C) and Elliott Boots (Kyosho) behind in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
In 4WD Modified it was 1/8th specialist Elliot Boots (Kyosho) who took the overall TQ and win after some stiff competition from Crolla (Xray) and Risser (Team C). Elliot came out victorious after a flush of brilliance in leg 3 to take the overall win. Looking comfortable and in control the UK front runner had a great weekend.
Topping off a fantastic weekend Drescher then went on to rewind the clock and win the RC10 Classic Class from 3rd on the grid with his Original RC10 Worlds Edition prepared meticulously by Cedric Devillers. TQ was taken by Julian Ferrandis who eventually finished 2nd behind Drescher and 3rd was Arnaud Ledun. Lapping just 1.1 seconds a lap slower than the B5M is amazing considering the developments that have taken place over the last 20 years.
In the 2WD 13.5T Stock class it was a titanic battle and fantastic race between the top 3 youngsters. All these guys deserve a big pat on the back for such a great battle and they put on the best show of the weekend. At the end Steve Favrelle took the winning honours from 2nd placed Clement Boda and Mathieux Chaffardon who rounded out the podium. Last but not least in the Short Course class Stephane Deroch came out successful from Philippe Hautecoeur and Cyril Sausset.