April 11, 2007

Teddy Syach wins Pre-FEMCA race

Teddy Syach wins Pre-FEMCA race

Serpent are reporting on their site about last weekends Pre FEMCA championship race that was held at Jakartas Twin Circuit facility. The event was seen as the warm up event for the FEMCA Championships which take place on this track later in the year, and at this event it was Serpent driver Teddy Syatch that was the man to beat TQ’ing both classes along with recording the fastest lap of the weekend for both classes too. Unfortunately organisers were forced to cancel the A Mains due to heavy rain with the result being declared on the outcome of the qualifying heats which meant Teddy won both classes with 2nd place in 1/10th going to Peter Widjaja and Ryan Chandra in 3rd. In the 1/8th scale class, behind Teddy, it was Fayakhun TKI in 2nd and Arya Rido in 3rd.

Click here for the full results and some more pictures.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

April 11, 2007

Bartolozzi & Reade take the 2007 NSW State titles

NSW State titles

Last weekend saw the New South Wales State championships take place at the Moore Bank Raceway in Sydney, as made famous by the 2001 1/8th scale World Championships. The race played host to 1/10th touring Pro, touring Pullstart and 1/8th scale and was event was meant to be completed on Sunday, but due to rain on that day the finals were run on the Monday rain day, ensuring a fair race for everyone. In the 1/8th scale class it was Kyosho racer Rick Bartolozzi that took the top qualifier spot and in the race lead from start to finish to take the State title with Wayne Walker finishing a close 2nd on the same lap while Peter Jovanovic came home in 3rd, 4 laps behind the leading pair.

In 1/10th toruing Pro it was Peter Jovanovic that took the pole position for the final but in the race it was Chris Reade that lead the race all the way, right up until it was stopped just short of the full distance due of rain which ensured Reade took the win, while Worlds podium finisher Jovanovic, who was closing before the race was stopped, finished in 2nd, only 8 seconds behind with Darren Campbell coming home in 3rd, 2 laps down. In the Pullstart class it was Joe Patane that took the win, after early race leader Ray Zarb ran into problems, with John Bates and Blake Young claiming the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively.

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April 10, 2007

Pro Line Indoor Challenge – Full report

Joern Neumann

While we may have given you a brief report of what went on at the Pro Line Indoor Nitro Challenge last weekend, nothing beats actually being there and absolutely nothing beats an oOple report. Jimmy and Vicky, the dynamic duo, were at it again last weekend and as well as reporting on the event in full on a day by day basis they have loads of interviews with some really top racers such as Neumann, Maifield, Hughes, Cree and more, and of course as its oOple the photos are always top notch. The image gallery from the event is now online so be sure to check them out also.

Read the oOple report here.

Image: oOple [oople.com]

April 10, 2007

Mark Green wins Rd1 of UK 1/8th Nats

Mark Green

Last weekend saw the first round of the UK 1/8th scale Nationals take place at the Mendip track in the mid west of England. Mark Green, winner of the Pre Worlds in Argentina and round 1 of the UK 200mm Nationals, carried forward his top form to this race to take the TQ at this event ahead of fellow Serpent racer Richard Hicklin, with Dave Dixon in 3rd. In the race itself it was Mark once again that took the win, followed home by Mugen racer Gareth Bell in 2nd, 3 laps down with Andrew North completing the podium in 3rd, a further 2 laps down on Bell.

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April 9, 2007

Joern Neumann wins the 2007 Pro Line Indoor Challenge

2007 Pro Line Indoor Challenge

German Thunder Tiger racer Joern Neumann has won the Pro Line Indoor Challenge race after a strong race in 2nd position, which became the first position after then leader Scott Hughes had a mechanical failure just near the end of the race dropping him down the field and allowing Neumann take the lead. Second position went to Portugese Kyosho racer Miguel Matias with US racer Greg Dagani, driving a HoBao buggy in 3rd. Scott Hughes eventually finished 4th while pole position sitter Ryan Maifield had a difficult race finishing 5 laps down in 8th position and didnt finish the event.

In the truggy class it was a bit of an upset as Kyosho racer Linus Thern from Sweden took the win despite a late chase by HoBao racer Graham Alsop who finished only 3 seconds down on Thern after a mistake in the closing stages, Xray driver Lee Taylor came home in 3rd. Pole position man Scott Hughes was out after 21 minutes having broken a lower wishbone coming out of the pitlane while 2nd placed qualifier Joern Neumann had his engine stop before the start of the race, dropping him down the order.

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April 9, 2007

John Ermen wins Rd1 Dutch Nationals

John Ermen wins Rd1 Dutch Nationals

Last weekend saw the opening round of the 2007 Dutch Nationals take place at the very fast Rucphen track in the south west of the country. The event played host to the 2 Dutch National 1/8th scale classes, the NK class for the top guys and the Nomac class for slightly slower drivers or newcomers. In the NK class it was local driver and Serpent racer John Ermen that took the win ahead of another local driver and top international, Rick Vrielijnck racing for Mugen in what was a blisteringly quick event, with lap times 7 tenths of a second a lap faster than last year. In third position was Kyosho factory racer, Ilia van Gastel from Belgium, who having not received his Team Orion .21 motors in time ran the qualifying with Picco IDM motors and the main final with a Sirio.

In the Nomac class it was young Miguel Hereijgers that took the class win driving a Serpent 960, with Motonica racer and Red RC sponsor, Michel Nijman from The-Border in 2nd spot while 3rd place went to Mugen racer Arie Mante.

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April 9, 2007

AWJ Nitro Challenge 2007 – Video


Our Australian friends, Rube Dude, have sent us this video from the recent AWJ Nitro Challenge that shows some truggy action from Race 1, Heat 2. This is where Ari Bakla broke the track record the first time and then came back the next day and broke that again. Check it out above.

Source: RubeDude [rubeduderc.com]

April 8, 2007

Proline Indoor Challenge – Qualifying

Proline Indoor Challenge - Qualifying

Qualifying is over for this years Proline Indoor Challenge, held at the Harper Adams agricultural college in the UK. The Team Associated RC8 which proved very competitive following timed practice yesterday has gone on to take the overall TQ at the event, in the hand of top US off roader Ryan Maifield. Equal in score with Mugen racer Scott Hughes, Ryan took the TQ thanks to an extra dropped 2nd place to break the difference of 2 wins and a second each. That leaves Hughes in 2nd position with another RC8 of current World 2wd Champion Neil Cragg in 3rd just in front of yet another RC8, this time belonging to US racer Richard Saxton.

In the truggy class it is Mugen racer Scott Hughes that takes the top spot for tomorrow with young German racer Joern Neumann, also driving Mugen in the truggy class, in 2nd spot with HoBao racer Graham Alsop taking the 3rd qualifying spot in front of Linus Thern driving a Kyosho.

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