Serpent are reporting on the final, and title deciding round, of the South Swedish Indoor Championship (SSIC) that took place at the Malmö indoor track last weekend where the Serpent S400 of Team Serpent Sweden driver Niclas Nilsson enjoyed victory to become the overall Champion in Modified EP Touring. On the large but tight high traction track Nilsson was able to take TQ as well as setting some of the fastest lap times ever run on the Malmö track en route to the overall victory. Daniel Carlsson finished runner up with Rasmus Thulin completing the podium.
The weekend gone saw the best on road electric racers in America get together at the Hobby Town, Hobby Plex in Omaha, Nebraska for the ROAR Carpet Nationals. The blue ribboned classes were the TC and 1/12th mod classes but there was many more classes supported at the this event in both scales. In Touring Mod, it was Xray racers Paul LeMieux and Barry Baker that were the men to beat throughout the event, qualifying 1 and 2 and then going on to take the top steps of the podium with Paul winning from Barry and Mike Dumas finishing in 3rd spot. In the 1/12th scale it was another great race for Mike Dumas, the Speed Merchant racer was top qualifier and managed to win 2 of the 3 A-mains to take the win in front of Paul Ciccarello in 2nd with Josh Cyrul rounding out the top 3.
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Exotek Racing have made a limited release conversion for the HPI Micro RS4, the car that is said to have started the whole micro craze. This is the next step in the evolving EXO chassis, released thanks to HPI starting up the HPI Challenge races again in 2008. Cleaner and lighter layout for a more efficient performing chassis, it has been designed for use with LiPo cells and Mamba/Tekin brushless motor systems and is available in 140mm or 150mm wheel base. The EXO3 also has the most advanced and smoothest rear suspension to date on the MRS4 thanks to the VCS oil shock and 5 link swiveling rear pod.
The 1:12 German Nationals were held last weekend in Oldendorf, Germany and it was top Team Corally driver Marc Fischer that TQ’d and won the Modified National title with his SP12X. After coming home 2nd in leg 1 he took the win in the 2nd A-final by 5 seconds and in the 3rd A-final by 7 seconds to take the title ahead of Markus Mobers and Steven Weiss. In the stock class is was another Team Corally driver Jan Asmer that won the National title, beating TQ man Andre Efler to 2nd with Mike Niemann claiming 3rd.
Xray have a report from the Norwegian Indoor National Championships that were run last weekend for 1/10th Mod & 19T Touring and 1/12th scale at a venue in Stevneplassen, Skien. Modified qualifying saw Xray driver Helge Johannessen that claimed the top spot with 3 straight wins in the heats to line up in the A-main in front of Adrian Berntsen and Rune Karlsen. Helge got a clean start in all three finals with Adrian behind but his Xray team mate hit a curb in all three finals giving him the gap needed to take the Championship ahead of Adrian with Kyosho racer Rune Karlsen in 3rd. The 19T class was won by another Xray driver Anders Theodorsen ahead of TQ Markus Alvestad, racing a Kyosho, who came home 2nd and Kjell Gunnar Guttormsen in 3rd with a Tamiya.
The curtain has come down on the second round of the inaugural European Touring Series in Vejle, Denmark, and it was Jilles Groskamp and Nicolai Nielsen that leave Vejle in Denmark with the main silverware. The weekend produced plenty of thrilling race action but in the end it was those that set the pace in qualifying that ruled the finals. Groskamp overcame strong pressure from his Tamiya team mates in the finals to score an important victory over Marc Rheinard n 2nd and Viktor Wilck in 3rd. In the Pro Stock class it was TQ man Nicolai Nielsen that won the overall in front of Palle Hornum and an unfortunate Rasmus T. Callesen in 3rd.
Go to the ETS site for a full report from the finals day.
A Tamiya is guaranteed to start the second round of the Muchmore backed ETS in pole for tomorrow’s Modified A mains, but which driver it will be will not be decided until tomorrow morning’s final qualifier. As today’s action comes to a close it is Jilles Groskamp who holds the overnight TQ but victory in the final heat today for team-mate Marc Rheinard means the German has the chance to deny the Dutchman the No.1 starting position.
We are here at the 2nd round the Much More backed European Touring Seres that takes place this weekend in Vejle, Denmark and during a break in preperations we managed to sit down with one of the ETS organisers Scotty Ernst to talk about this exciting new series.