Xray have a report on their site from Soeren Boy Holst who writes about the 4th round of the Pilegaards Cup in Denmark. Soeren managed to claim the TQ spot in the modified class and then went on to win the race ahead of Michael Priest and Nikolaj Hviid who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively
The first final was perfect. Michael was close in the beginning, but made some mistakes and so I made a gap. The car was still fine, but the tyres felt a little looser this time. Michaelâ€™s car broke down, and so did Nikolaj Hviid, so it was Kim Lindegaard who would take 2nd place with his T2â€™007, and his son Nicolai in third, also with a T2â€™007.
You can read the full report and get the top 3 from the other classes here.
This week sees the 2007 ROAR Carpet On-road Nats run at Josh Cyruls indoor track, the CEFX Raceway, in Toledo Ohio with the race catering for 1/10th sedan and 1/12th scale, with 3 categories for each scale. With the entry expected to be around 230+ entries, the racing will begin on Wednesday with open practice on the completely new track layout that you can see above. We will hope to bring you reports from the race at the end of each race day but in the meantime if you want more information, here are some useful links.
Mike Wiseman has proven himself the man to beat in the first round of the South African Nationals held last weekend at the East London track. In the 200mm class Mike TQ’d the event with his Serpent 720 and then went on to win the final by 4 laps and then managed to repeat the feat in 1/8th scale, with his Serpent 960, TQ’ing and winning the final by 5 seconds. In the 235mm class Mike White with his Serpent 835 TQ’d and won the event.
We obtained this spyshot of the latest, as yet to be released, CRF exhaust pipe which has been developed for use with Team Orion Wasp CRF .12 engine and it is one of the first fruits of the partnership between Adrien Bertin and his new employer Team Orion. This exhaust is supposed to give, whats already a very quick engine even more punch, especially in the bottom end, and we were also told that this pipe was used by Adrien in combination with the Wasp CRF .12 at the Melzo track in Italy to hit a top speed of 107 kmh, while his previous fastest speed, with Sirio, was only 103kmh, which is quite a big difference. We hope to bring you more information when this exhaust is released in the near future.
LRP have announced some new additions to their 2007 Factory team that will run with their products in the coming season. All champions in varying classes, Martin Hudy is the first new addition, this years Snowbirds 19T rubber winner, Martin has been improving year on year and will be a good addition to the team. Other driver include Thomas Gunsel, who has been tearing up the tracks in the lower ranks, current French National Champion Cyril N’Diaye who recently signed to Xray as well as 1/12th scale specialist Alexander Stocker and 5th scale champ Markus Feldmann.
Today saw the running of the 1st round of the Spanish National championships for 200mm held in Gijon. The race was won by 3rd placed qualifier Javier Hidalgo, driving a Serpent 720, who managed to pull out a lap on Kyosho racer Luis Cayetano who finished 2nd while a lap further back in 3rd place was Jose Casas who gained the final podium spot driving a Serpent 710. This race was the first national event for the Xray NT1 with the new car gaining 3 spots in the main final with Carlos Peracho bringing the car home the highest in 5th.
Xray are reporting on last weekends round of the Fintrack indoor series that took place on the Ylistaro track. Racing was very close in the modified class with the gap between 1st and 10th only 5 seconds and between Juho (1st) and Teemu (2nd) the gap was only 0.2 sec. Associated racer Levanen went on to win the modified class followed by Xray racer Teemu Leino in 2nd and Corally racer Simo Ahoniemi in 3rd. In Pro Stock it was Xray racer Janne Valtanen that took the win followed by team mate Jukka-Pekka Huhtala in 2nd and Ari Lappi in 3rd.
We were asked by the organisers of this months EFRA GP in Norway to give the event a mention on the site, so here it is. The event will take place in Sarpsborg, Norway on the 17th – 18th of March, so if you have nothing in your racing calendar in 2 weeks time and fancy a trip to Norway, this race is for you. The event will cater for EFRA classes 1/10 touring and 1/12th track as well as hosting a non EFRA support class for super stock touring.
You can find out all the information for the event here.
UPDATE: This Event has been canceled due to lack of entries. Read more here.