Last weekend, ETS Rd2 took place at the beautiful facility of the MAV Aigen-Schlägl in Austria. A well-known track from many ENS races in the past, and this time the electric elite of the ETS stopped in Austria to crown six race winners in the different racing classes at the Euro Touring Series. The weather was challenging, as the temperatures reached values above 30 degree Celsius every day. As always at the ETS, the race included 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for everybody. In the Matrix Modified class we saw spectacular racing with top speeds up to 120 km/h on the straightway. After the four rounds of qualifying, it was Yokomo`s Christopher Krapp starting from the very important pole position into the finals. Right behind Krapp, Axon driver Akio Sobue and Mugen Seiki`s Ronald Völker took second and third on the grid while Awesomatix driver Marc Rheinard and his teammate Lucas Urbain lined up fourth and fifth.
The second round of the 1/10 EP Touring Greek Nationals was held in FRT (Fanatix Racing Track) located in Athens, Greece. As it had rained the night before, racers faced a drying track with the traction coming up on the later stages of the event. In the Modified class, it was Filippos Isaakidis (Mugen) who adapted the best on the ever-changing track conditions and was able to take pole position winning Q1, Q4 and Q5 in front of Andreas Koutras (Mugen) who won Q2 and Q3 showing good speed while Dimitris Ioannidis (Awesomatix) would start P3 on the grid with a lack of pace on all the qualifying runs.
The third round of Speed King Tour 2022 was held at New Next Rush Circuit in Chiba prefecture recently. The track was built near to Narita international airport which means easy to visit for not only domestic racers but also overseas entrants. The race catered to three different electric touring car classes, TC0 class cars using modified motor, TC1 with boosted stock motor and only GForce ESC and motor can be used in the TC2 class. In the TC0 class, Yugo Nagashima took TQ with his brand-new Serpent X20’23 and past electric touring car national champion Souta Goto driving the new Yokomo BD11 got second. Infinity driver Jin Sawada was third. Kazuma Murai became top qualifier in the TC1 class and Yoshiharu Tanaka took TQ in TC2.
MonacoRC are happy to announce another Race of Champions event. This event will be held at the beautiful Club Automodellistico 5 Colli in Gubbio, Italy during the weekend of August 13-14. The event will be the perfect opportunity for final preparations for the upcoming IFMAR World Championships, which is to be held in September. MonacoRC’s 2nd ever Race of Champions will be run with the official IFMAR controlled tire and additive from Hot Race, to try and simulate the conditions of the WC event. They are welcoming drivers in the categories of TC stock and modified, as well as Formula. More info at the below link soon.
Round 8th of the FSEARA Series took place at South Regional Raceway / 941 RC Raceway recently. This is a special track especially it’s only open once a year for the existence of the FSEARA race. Owner Rich Font prepared the track early Friday to allow a usable track for the event. The bad weather forecast did scare away a lot of the racers, but in the end, the Sunday event was perfect without a single drop of rain in sight. The highlight of the battle for the weekend was for sure in 17.5 TC. The Parsons family was on fire this weekend, being the youngest brother, Jarrett Parsons was in charge of one of the most competitive classes this weekend. Driving Cory Parsons’s old T4 2021, he was able to TQ with the only 28 lap run.
AC speedway in Busan, South Korea held their Invitational race race last weekend. The asphalt track was well prepared with sugar water to offer consistent grip for racers. Three classes were run, Modified, 13.5T Boosted and 13.5T Nonboost. The race consisted of 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for the A finalist on this amazing track. In the Modified class, Yokomo’s factory driver Nicholas Lee from Singapore would take 3 out of 4 rounds in qualifying, earning him the TQ spot ahead of Ahn Jung Hyun (AC speedway owner) and Kang Jung Mug. In the finals, Ahn showed great composure to take the win with his BD11 ahead of Kwon Chanu (BD11) and Nicholas lee, who suffered with technical issues will, rounding out the podium.
Season #15 of the Euro Touring Series kicked off this past weekend with AMCA Apeldoorn in the Netherlands playing host to Rd1 of the series. The race saw 198 entries in six classes and the event started with a free practice day on Thursday. A solid weather forecast for the weekend made all drivers looking forward for great ETS racing action. As always at the ETS, the race included 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for everybody on the amazing racetrack in Apeldoorn. During the weekend, the forecast for Sunday was changing and showing the possibility of rain on the radar. The ETS crew changed the schedule and raced two complete rounds of finals on Saturday, and only one on Sunday and it paid off with all races in dry conditions.
The second round of Speed King Tour 2022 was held at TM circuit Wakayama outdoor tarmac track recently. The race catered to hree different electric touring car classes, TC0 class cars using modified motor, TC1 with boosted stock motor and only GForce ESC and motor can be used in the TC2 class. Tire manufacturer Rush became main sponsor for Speed King tour from this event and supplied hand-out tires for all classes. Kazushige Tomita is not only TM circuit track manager but also top class driver in Japan took TQ in the TC0 class with his brand new Tamiya TRF420X. Masayuki Kawada took TQ in TC1 and Hidekazu Fujino became top qualifier in the TC2 class. The TC2 class A final race was chaotic but Hidekazu made top finish from pole position with Makoto Ando in second and Shigehiro Odawara tsking the final place on the podium. Masayuki won the TC1 class with TRF420X and Masaaki Honda took second while Atsushi Yamaguchi finished 3rd. Kazushige Tomita was unbeatable on his track. He finished first and his disciple Takara Sano was second. Takara also drove TRF420X. Rush Infinity driver Jin Sawada finished third only 0.4 seconds behind Takara. Next round of the Speed King Tour will take place at the New Next Rush Circuit in Chiba prefecture on 19th of June.