Last weekend saw former European Champion Massimo ‘Max’ Fantini win the ‘Trofeo dei Campioni’ race held at the Mini Autodromo RME Cassino, Italy. The event was attended by 130 racers in 2 classes and in 1/8th scale saw Serpent driver Fantini win in a lights to flag battle ahead of Kyosho racer Danielle Ielasi, Mimmo Calce finished in 3rd. In 1/10th scale it was Raiola Carmine that took the win ahead of Spiniello Mario in 2nd with Sicorello Angelo rounding off the podium in 3rd
Check out the full report (in Italian), results and photos here.
Serpent have a report on their site on Kyle Branson, the Serpent Driver Development programs youngest driver. The 13 year old seems to have had a busy and successful season traveling the world and racing.
His first venture onto foreign asphalt was the Dutch 1:10 GP at Heemstede as preparation for the European Championships. This preparartion would stand to Kyle as he successfully defended his European Junior crown in the difficult wet conditions. From there it was on to Australia no less for the 2006 IFMAR 1:10 World Championships in Brisbane.
As you know Keisuke Fukuda, driving a Ninja powered Mugen, won the recent 1/8th scale Japanese Nationals held at the Hokusei circuit in Japan. We’ve all seen the pictures, the results and reports, now watch the videos.
Those of you who have been following Red RC will notice a distinct lack of fifth scale cars on this site. Now its not that i think only lesser skilled humans race them or something, because we know a certain Mr. Collari is a big fan, but i just never understood the attraction, the sound is all wrong and the speed isn’t all that. So today, as it is a sloooow news day, i am posting images of the Contrast Neo Mark 2, the latest and greatest in lawn mower fifth scale racing technology.
Jokes aside, this thing does looks pretty sweet and sports some nice looking features from the Spanish company Contrast, so if your into the bigger things in life, check out the full picture set here.
This weekend sees the 27th running of one of the RC worlds most famous and long running races, the US Indoor Champs. Held in Cleveland every Thanksgiving weekend, this years event sees over 500 racers literally take over the Holiday Inn in Independance, Ohio for a hectic weekend of racing. As in previous years, this 2006 event has attracted the whos who of US electric racing as well as some internationals stars too (view heat listing here). Red RC will post end of day summaries throughout the weekend, but if you want to follow it lap by lap you can check out LiveRC.com (click Cleveland US indoor championships) when the event begins.
You can also view the event webcam here and up to date images here and hopefully here.
LRP are reporting on their site on the success of their products in Russia and particularly the 2006 Russian Outdoor Championships that was won by 3 time National Champion Ivan Laptev. Ivan, using with a brushless LRP motor, has captured his third consecutive outdoor title on the back of having just taken the Indoor National title as well.
As in most other world-wide countries the racers in Russia are free to choose between a brushless or brushed power source. For sure, Ivan trusted in the LRP Brushless Technology and did not give any chance to his opponents. In a total domination, Ivan won all qualification runs, all three A-mains and also set the fastest lap time!
OK, i know this race took place over 3 weeks ago but it was an important race and the event report only just showed up on the Novarossi website. The Trofeo Novarossi is an annual event and a celebration of all things Novarossi and even all the factory staff are bused to the event to join in on the festivities. This year it took place at the Gubbio track in Italy and as it turned out Novarossi’s returning prodigal son Lamberto Collari won the event ahead of Euro B champion Andrea Cristiani and Worlds finalist Walter Salemi in third position.
You can view all the results and more pictures from the event here.
Last weekend the RC Pro Series had their final gas on road race at the Gulf Coast Raceway, a race that was TQ’d by Paris Memorial winner Scott Kimbrow but won by Dave Campbell. This result didn’t affect the final outcome of the championship however which ended with Mugen racer Jeremy Cupps taking the National title ahead of fellow Mugen racer Terry Brown with Kyosho team racer Scott Kimbrow ending his campaign in third.
The event also played host to the Expert Sedan Nationals that was TQ’d and won by Ron Atomic (best super hero name ever) who also claimed the overall national title too.