April 9, 2019

Arie Manten wins at Dutch IC Track Nats Rd1

The Dutch NK 1/8th On-road Nationals kicked off at the fast and scrubby circuit in Rucphen at the MAC Banbrekers club. It was unclear whether some of the usual suspects would show up or not. John Ermen and team-bud Robbin Hertong went off to France which increased the chances of various drivers on an early season victory. Young Jesse Keller took up the challenge against some of the old dogs and proofed to be able the withstand the pressure with a nice pole. As the race unfolded one car after the other ran into a number of problems. While Jesse…

April 17, 2017

John Ermen wins at Belgium IC Track Nationals Rd1

The opening round of the Belgium Nitro On-road Nationals was held at the MAC De Baanbrekers club in Rucphen, The Netherlands. In the 1/8th class it was John Ermen who took the TQ after the qualifiers with Gunter van Staey and Robin D’hondt coming in second and third. For the 30-minute main final John Ermen (ARC) was able to conserve his qualifying performance, taking a dominant win some three laps in front of Capricorn driver Robin D’hondt while Augustin Mejor (Serpent) completed the top 3 result another two laps down. Image: John Ermen

June 29, 2015

Baggen & Sanza win at BeNeLux Nitro Challenge Rd2

The second round of the BeNeLux Nitro Challenge, a 3-race series for 1/8th and 1/10th nitro on-road cars, was held last weekend at the track of Model Race Genk. Overall a total of 41 drivers competed the 1-day race in very nice weather conditions and a friendly atmosphere. In the 1/8th class it was Tobias Hepp (Mugen) who took the pole position, ahead of first round winner John Ermen (ARC). The 45 minute finale was exciting to watch from start to finish. John took over the lead from Tobias at the start only to lose it after his car’s engine…

June 4, 2013

John Ermen wins Dutch on-road nationals Rd3

…lap qualification. The fastest was Robing d’Hondt followed by Gunther v. Steay, Sefan Cuypers and John Ermen. After two exciting semi finals it was Robin d’Hondt taking the pole position in the main final with John Ermen right behind him. All drivers had a clear start and raced a beautiful final. John made a small mistake some laps after the start and needed to be marshalled but he showed he knows his home track best and after a couple of sprint laps he took the win followed by Robin d’Hondt and RickV. Final result NK class 1. John Ermen –…

May 14, 2013

Vrielijnck makes it 2 from 2 in Dutch 1/8th Nationals

…Further on in the qualification ranking they were folowed by Steven Cuypers, John Ermen, Gunther v. Steay and Danny Leewis. After 2 very fast and thrilling semi finals the main final had RickV on pole. At the start of the main final RickV had a good start and was pulling away followed by John Ermen, Gunther v. Steay and Robin d’Hondt. Gunther had to retire after 20 minutes of the 30 minutes final promoting Robin to 3rd. 1. Rick Vrielijnck – 122L 30:03.178 2. John Ermen – 121L 30:06.880 3. Robin D’hondt – 121L 30:10.020 4. Arie Manten – 117L…

June 13, 2012

John Ermen wins Rd3 of Dutch Nationals

Last weekend the 3rd round of the Dutch 1/8 onroad nationals was held on the fast Baanbrekers track in Rucphen. Although the weather forecast predicted rain we had a beautiful day with only a few meaningless drops during the finals. After 3 very fast qualifying rounds it was Robin d’Hondt taking the pole followed by Rick Vrielijnck, Steven Cuypers and John Ermen. With the start of the final Robin had some troubles so Rick V took the lead followed by Steven and John. Sadly both Steven and Robin were taken out due a collision so Rick and John had some…

May 8, 2012

Rick V takes Rd2 in Dutch Nationals

…driven. The Sunday started dry but just before the start of the 1st heat it started to rain and did not stop until the main finals. In the NK class after a wet qualifying, where it was difficult to get the right tire, it was RickV taking the pole followed by John Ermen, Arie Manten and Michiel Renting. In the final it was dry but the track was still a bit slippery. At the start is was John Ermen taking the lead from RickV. After the first corner there was a collision taking out Steven Cuypers, Marcel Schouten and Arie…

July 12, 2011

Cuypers heads all Belgian podium at Dutch Nats Rd4

Last weekend was the 4th round of the Dutch 1/8 onroad nationals, this time on the 2011 1/10 EC-B track, the Baanbrekers in Rucphen. With good weather, a lot of rubber on the track from the EC-B and 45 drivers on the fastest track in Holland it promised to be a very good race and it didn’t disappoint. Steven Cuypers was in very good shape the whole weekend and showed that by taking the top spot after the 1st round of qualifying followed by John Ermen, Robin d’Hondt, Gunther v. Steay. Finally after 3 rounds it was Rick V taking…

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