March 27, 2017

Joona Haatanen doubles at Winter Jumps series

The penultimate round of the Finnish Winter Jumps electric off-road series was held at the Estonian city of Tallinn this past weekend. Team Associated’s Joona Haatanen showed another impressive performance, setting the pace right from the start with only Joel Valander and Karri Salmela being able to challenge Joona. The young man would set the TQ in both the 2WD and 4WD buggy classes and he also came out on top after the A-mains, taking the win from Team Associated teammate, Karri Salmela in 2WD while Max Mört (PR Racing) had to settle for third. In the 4WD class the podium was completed by Joel Valander (Xray) in second and Karri Salmela (Team Associated) third.

2WD final results:
1. Joona Haatanen – Team Associated
2. Karri Salmela – Team Associated
3. Max Mört – PR Racing
4. Joel Valander – Xray
5. Pekko Iivonen – Schumacher
6. Touko Silpola – Schumacher
7. August Poutiainen – Team Durango
8. Joonas Hyvärinen – Xray
9. Hans Hannus – Schumacher
10.Karl Kasekamp – Schumacher

4WD final results:
1. Joona Haatanen – Team Associated
2. Joel Valander – Xray
3. Karri Salmela – Team Associated
4. Pekko Iivonen – Schumacher
5. Max Mört – PR Racing
6. Mikael Yrjänäinen – Xray
7. Hendrik Lainemäe – Xray
8. August Poutiainen – Team Durango
9. Joonas Hyvärinen – Xray
10.Antti Silvennoinen – Team Associated

The final round of the series will be held at the Helsinki Model Expo on the 22nd and 23rd of April.

Many thanks to Matti Eskelinen for the report.


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