April 26, 2007

Kelsall takes the 200mm win in Rd2

Kelsall takes the 200mm win in Rd2

Last weekend it was the turn of the 200mm boys to race at the Mendip track after the 1/8th scale racers had their turn 2 weeks previous. The race saw a close battle between Kyosho racer Ben Kelsall and this months Spanish EFRA GP winner Darren Johnson, racing for Team Magic. In qualifying it was Darren that claimed the pole position spot, 4 seconds in front of Kelsall with Mugen racer Gareth Bell in 3rd, with the top 16 positions covered by 1 lap. In the race it was again a battle between the top 2 with a mistake from Kelsall while passing a back marker allowing Darren into lead which he held until his car stalled at his final fuel stop which allowed Ben through for the win with Johnson 1 second back in 2nd and closing, while Steve Brown rounded off the top 3.

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April 26, 2007

Kimbrow & Thomas win Mugen Grand Prix

Mugen Grand Prix

Last weekend in Las Vegas Nevada, the Silver Bowl Raceway played host to the 2007 Mugen Grand Prix. As this race was seen as a warm up for the 1/8th scale ROAR Gas Nationals that will be held there later in the year, a lot of people entered the race to get some extra track time before the event. In the 1/8th scale class it was Kevin Jelich that TQ’d ahead of Mike Swauger and Chris Verano in 2nd and 3rd, while in the 60 minute A-main Swauger and Jelich both ran into trouble allowing Kyosho racer, and Paris Memorial race winner, Scott Kimbrow to take a clear win, 3 laps ahead of Garen Hagobian in 2nd and Chris Verano 2 laps further back in 3rd.

In the 1/10th scale class it was Ron Atomic that took the TQ spot ahead of Mike Swauger with Xray racer Barry Baker in 3rd. In the race, which saw Swauger not take the start, it was Mugen racer Brian Thomas that took the win ahead of Kyosho racer Jimmy Deprez 1 lap back in 2nd while OFNA racer Jeffrey Lin took the final podium step in 3rd.

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April 25, 2007

Sebastian Wartelle wins Rd1 of 2007 Belgian 200mm Nationals

Rd1 of 2007 Belgian 200mm Nationals

Last weekend saw the first round of the Belgian 200mm Nationals take place at the Roeselare track in Belgium, hosts of this years Euro B’s for 1/10th scale. The pace setter was French man Sebastian Wartelle driving for Kyosho who claimed pole position for the event ahead of Serpent driver Steven Cuypers in 2nd and Jerome Renaux in 3rd. In the race it was pretty much the same story with Wartelle, who also competes in the French Nationals, taking the win by a lap from Cuypers in 2nd, with Renaux finishing in 3rd 2 laps further back.

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April 24, 2007

Niki Duina wins Rd1 of Italian 200mm Nats

Niki Duina

Last weekend at the ultra fast Melzo track near Milan, Italy’s top drivers came together for the first round of the 2007 Italian 1/10th scale nationals. In qualifying it was Alberto Picco, driving a Mugen that took the top qualifying position ahead of Kyosho racer Danielle Ielasi in 2nd, while 3rd position went to another Kyosho racer, Francesco Tironi. In the 45 minute main final, it was Tironi that was the first retirement dropping out of his front running position after only 12 minutes which left pole man Picco and Xray racer Niki Duina (above left) to battle it out for the win. When Picco ran into some trouble, which dropped him back, Duina was able to take advantage by pulling out a large lead and go on to take the win by 3 laps ahead of Picco with a closing D’angelo finishing in 3rd position.

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April 24, 2007

Robert Pietsch dominates Rd1 German Region South Series

German Region South Series

Last weekend, the MAC Nürnberg hosted the first round of the German Region South Series at their track, the Nürnberg Zollhausring. The event was open to both 1/8th and 1/10th scale classes and in the 1/8th scale class it was Robert Pietsch, driving the new Shepherd Velox prototype, that took the pole position ahead of Kyosho racer Andreas Hammerl who qualified 2nd with Philip Eberle in 3rd. In the race it started well for Pietsch, but a coming together with a few back markers dropped him back to 5th which allowed Hammerl to take the lead, but the Shepherd racer was able to work his way back up to 1st to win by 2 laps at the flag. Andreas Hammerl finished 2nd with Serpent racer Michael Eisele in 3rd.

In the 1/10th scale class it was Thomas Günsel, driving the Xray NT1, that took the pole spot from team mates Robert Pietsch and Dirk Wischnewski, who qualified 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the race it was Robert Pietsch that could take the win after pole man Günsel ran into troubles which also allowed Wischnewski move up into 2nd at the end with Christoph Pietsch claiming the final podium spot in 3rd.

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April 23, 2007

Robert Raphael wins Rd1 Belgian Nats

Robert Raphael

We were contacted by the people from TT World Modellisme to give us the results from last weekends first round of the Belgian 1/8th Buggy nationals. The event was won by HoBao racer, and runner up at last months Belgian GP, Robert Raphael who won easily by 10 laps from 2nd placed Xray driver Nickel Cédric with 3rd position going to a Kyosho driver Soyeurt Gregory, who finished a further 4 laps back.

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April 23, 2007

Dario Vita wins German West Rd1

Dario Vita wins German West Rd1

A quick report from the German West off road qualification race that took place last weekend at the MFK Kürten track. The race was won by Mugen racer Dario Vita, of Vita Tuning, with another Mugen in 2nd driven by Marcel Guske, while a 3rd Mugen driven by Frank Derksen gave the MBX5R a complete lockout of the podium.

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April 23, 2007

Alex Laffranchi joins Xray

Alex Laffranchi joins XRAY

Our partners Neo Buggy are reporting that 1996 World Champion Alex Laffranchi (old photo) has left Crono to race for Xray. Alex already had his first race this weekend at a regional championships race in Italy in which he used the XRAY XB8 EC. Alex, who was a long time Thunder Tiger driver, only joined Crono at the start of the 2006 season and has left after just 1 year, he will however stay with OS engines for the 2007 season.

Source: Neo Buggy [neo-buggy.net] / Image: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]