April 30, 2007

Hazlewood wins Rd2 BRCA Rally X Nats

Hazlewood wins Rd2 of BRCA Nats

Xray have a report on their site from the second round of the BRCA nationals for 1/8th off road, held last weekend at the EMORC astroturf track, which due to the tracks high grip nature, all cars present adopted a very stiff setup to prevent the car grip rolling. Qualifying was headed by Associated RC8 racer and round 1 winner Neil Cragg who qualified ahead of Team Magic driver David Crompton with Hobao racer Graham Alsop in 3rd. In the race it looked as though Cragg had it in the bag as he began to pull away from the battle behind him between Cromption, Alsop and Xray driver Hazlewood, but steering problems started to cause Cragg to slip up which dropped him down the order and left the lead fall to the chasing pack. The final was decided by pit stops with Crompton stopping later than Hazlewood, the Xray driver could snatch the lead on the final stop and win by a few seconds ahead of Crompton with Alsop in 3rd.

Read the full report here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


April 29, 2007

Martin Wolhuter wins ACT State Title

ACT State Title

Martin Wolhuter has won the buggy class at this years ACT State title after a very tense and closely fought battle at the end of the main final between the Hong Nor of Wolhuter and the Team Magic of Ari Bakla. The final four laps proved to be some of the most exciting with Ari Bakla and Wolhuter clearly trying to cut eachother out and resulting in some spectacular crunching jousts which could have easily cost them both the podium with a final time difference of only .7058 of a second between them but at the last lap Martin got the upper hand to snatch the victory and the first ACT State Titles 2007!

Read the full report here.

Source: Rube Dude [rubeduderc.com]


April 29, 2007

LRP Master race – Malaysia

LRP Master race - Malaysia

Xray are reporting on their site about the 2007 LRP Master race that was held 2 weekends ago in Malaysia. Attended by 65 racers they were greeted by high temperatures and a very nice track with technical spots everywhere and 2/3 and 5 jumps with good grip. David Lim, driving a Kyosho was the top qualifier and because of heavy rain on the finals day the qualifying results were used as the final standings, with meant Lim took the win.

Read the full race report here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


April 29, 2007

Alberto Picco wins Swiss EFRA GP

Alberto Picco wins Swiss EFRA GP

Italian Mugen racer Alberto Picco has won this weekends Swiss GP held at the huge Lostallo track. Having qualified in 4th position, Picco managed to win the 45 minute final by 1 lap ahead of German Kyosho driver Stefan Hanauer who, at the end of the final, was only 2 seconds ahead of fellow German driver Robert Pietsch racing the ever improving Shepherd Velox. The main final saw only 3 retirements, that of pole man Danielle Ielasi, Michael Salven and Francesco Tironi.

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April 29, 2007

Robert Batlle wins Rd2 of Spanish Nats

Robert Batlle wins Rd2 of Spanish Nats

This weekend saw the 2nd round of the 2007 Spanish 1/8th scale of road nationals take place near Barcelona. The race was TQ’d by Hobao racer Robert Battle who continued his top form into the race, taking the win ahead of Borja Hernandez in 2nd with Carlos Pineda in 3rd. The troubled Richi Gomez came home in 12th.

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April 28, 2007

Ielasi heads qualifying at Swiss GP

Lostallo track

This weekend sees the Swiss GP take place at the ultra fast and very large Lostallo track. This race is seen as a warm up for this years Euro A championships that take place this summer on the same track and so this event has attracted a lot of top names to the event to help fine tune their cars for this event. Qualifying took place today and it was Kyosho racer Danielle Ielasi that holds the top spot with another Kyosho racer Francesco Tironi in 2nd. Michael Salven, racing for Serpent, is next up in 3rd while Mugen racer Alberto Picco ends the day in 4th, the top 7 drivers covered by only 3 seconds.

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April 28, 2007

2007 ACT State Titles – Saturday

2007 ACT State Titles

Our partners Rube Dude have a report from Saturdays action at the 2007 ACT State Titles race. The days running has been severely affected by heavy rain which nearly caused the event to be cancelled and in the end caused a long delay in proceedings. After the first rounds of qualifying Martin Wolhuter continues his top form from Friday by claiming the overnight TQ with Zac Ryan close behind with 1 more round of qualifying to come on Sunday.

Read the full report here.

Source: Rube Dude [rubeduderc.com]


April 27, 2007

Hubert Honigl wins Rd1 Austrian Nats

Rd1 Austrian Nats

Xray are reporting on their site from the first round of the Austrian nationals held last weekend at MRC Eruhwirth. The event catered for both the expert and sport class with the expert class being dominated by NT1 driver Manuel Huber until a problem dropped him back to 2nd gifting Mugen driver Hubert Honigl the win, with Serpent driver Christian Scheidl in 3rd. In the sport class it was NT1 racer Martin Pittner that took the win ahead of Harald Hofer and Julian Schober in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]