April 1, 2007

Yaniv Sivan wins Rd4 of Israeli League

Yaniv Sivan wins Rd4 of Israeli League

Yaniv Sivan has once again shown that he is the man to beat in the Israeli League as round 4 of the series took place at the Hot Wheels racing club this weekend. The main event was a tough race for round 3 winner Yaniv, with the Kyosho driver having a race long battle with Golan Levy and Idan Kizel which ended when Yaniv was eventually able to take the lead and shortly after Idan had to retire due to an engine problem. This meant that Yaniv could cruise to the win, finishing ahead of 2nd place Xray racer Yosi Steren with Nir Sivan finishing in 3rd with another Kyosho.

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April 1, 2007

Jerome Sartel wins EFRA GP Belgium

Jerome Sartel wins EFRA GP Belgium

French Crono racer and pole position holder Jerome Sartel has won the EFRA GP being run by the BBTTC near Bouffioulx, in Belgium this weekend. Sartel was on the pace all weekend, topping practice and qualifying times and in the race was unstoppable, setting the fastest lap on his way to winning the event by 2 laps. Runner up at the event was Raphael Robert, the Belgian driver finishing in 2nd spot, 1 lap up on eventual 3rd place racer Stephane Deroch of France.

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March 31, 2007

EFRA GP Belgium – Qualifying

EFRA GP Belgium

This weekend sees another EFRA sanctioned event, this time for 1/8th scale buggy, and it is being run by the BBTTC near Bouffioulx, in Belgium. The event has attracted an entry of 48 drivers from around Europe and on the difficult track it was French Crono driver, Jerome Sartel, who has claimed the top qualifying spot for tomorrows main event. The second qualifying spot went to Christoffer Svennson from Sweden, driving for Kyosho, with another French driver, Stephane Deroch, qualifying in 3rd.

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March 31, 2007

South American Championships – Video

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Yesterday we wrote about the South American Championships that were held near Santiago Chile last weekend that was won by Argentinian Mugen driver Adrian Castro, and today we have some videos from that hour long A-main race. These videos have been produced and uploaded by Pato Concha, who himself finished 3rd in the A-final, and they have been split into 5 videos from the main final with the first part showing above and the other 4 parts showing below.

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March 30, 2007

South American Championships, Chile

South American Championships, Chile

Last weekend saw the biggest off road race in Chile for this year when the country played host to the 2007 South American Championships at a track in Santiago. The race saw competitors from Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina and even some drivers from the United States, Canada and Germany, and so National pride was as important in this race as the individual result. In the end the race was won by Argentinian Mugen driver Adrian Castro with 2nd place going to Venezuelan, and pole position man, Daniel Ferreira driving a Jammin buggy, Patricio Concha from Chile rounded off the podium in 3rd also running a Jammin buggy.

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March 30, 2007

EFRA 1/8th GP Lostallo, Switzerland

Lostallo, Switzerland

We have been asked to announce the upcoming EFRA 1/8th scale GP at the Lostallo circuit in Switzerland, so here it is. The event takes place on the 27th – 29th of April at one of the Worlds largest and fastest tracks in the scenic Swiss mountains and what is significant about this event is that it will be seen as a warm up race for this years EFRA 1/8th scale European Championships that take place on the same track later in the year.

If you are interested in racing at this event, you can see the event invitation here (PDF) and the race entry form is here.


March 28, 2007

Homestead Miami International Fuel Challenge

Homestead Miami International Fuel Challenge

Last weekend saw the RC Pro Series come to Miami Speedway for the International Fuel Challenge, held on the same weekend as the IRL race on the full size oval track. Racing on a temporary circuit, with huge tire wear, the competitors raced to a triple A-main format to determine the race winner. In the 1/10th scale sedan class it was top electric racer Paul LeMieux that claimed the pole position and then proceeded to win all of the 10 minute long triple A-main finals to take a dominant win for Xray. Barry Baker backed up the Xray NT1s performance by taking 2nd with Ralph Burch coming home in 3rd complete a total podium lock out for the Slovakian manufacturer.

In the 1/8th scale class it was a battle between Chris Tosolini and Joe Sumasky who swapped 1st and 2nds, but the 2 wins of Tosolini meant the Kyosho racer came out on top despite a more consistent run by Sumasky with Franco Ragusa rounding off the podium, finishing in 3rd.
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March 27, 2007

Slovenian 2007 National Off-road Champs

Slovenian 2007 National Off-road Champs

Our friends in Slovenia have asked us to mention their upcoming 2007 National Championship for Off-road that starts at the beginning of May. The championship will cater for 1/8th buggy, truggy and 1/5th, 1/6th buggy with the first race being held at a track near the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. The series will consist of 4 rounds with the 1st round taking place on the 6th of May in Ljubljana, the 2nd round on the 3rd of June in Jesenice, the 3rd round in Maribor on the 30th of September and the 4th and final round will take place at an, as yet, undecided venue on the 28th of October. We will be bringing you results from each of these National rounds as we get them.

RC Racing in Slovenia seems to be growing strongly on a National level, and is also being recognised on an international level as this year Slovenia will host the European B Championships for 1/8th gas in Tolmin on the 25th – 27th of May.

Source: Skalec Racing Team [users.triera.net/kiselrob]