November 7, 2006

Simo Ahoniemi wins the Team Orion Cup

2006 Team Orion Cup podium

Last weekend saw the Team Orion Cup run in the town of Zillisheim in France. This annual international race was won by Finnish racer Simo Ahoniemi driving his Corally RDX prototype. Second place, and also driving Corally RDX prototype was Marc Fischer from Germany with the final place on the podium going to another German racer racer Toni Rheinard racing the Kyosho Stallion.

You can view the final results sheet here.

Source: Petit RC [petitrc.com]


November 5, 2006

Xray lead the Carioca Championship

Xray Brazil Rd 2 top 3

Xray have a brief report on their site concerning the recent Brazilian electric Carioca Championship that they are now leading after winning rounds 1 and 2.

Braz Spinato of XRAY TEAM BRASIL won all the heats and won round 2 of the Carioca Championship, and is now leading the championship with 8 points ahead the 2nd place driver Sylvio Padinha (also from XRAY TEAM BRASIL). In 3rd place is Khelmo Freitas of XRAY TEAM BRASIL, too.

Read the full report here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com] 


November 5, 2006

Keisuke Fukuda is Japanese 1/8th National Champion

2006 Japanese Nationals Podium

1/10th scale World Champion Keisuke Fukuda has won the 2006 Japanese 1/8th Scale National Championships. Starting his Mugen/Ninja from 2nd on the grid Keisuke managed to take the win by a full lap ahead of Takaaki Shimo to claim his first 1/8th National title. Second placed Shimo for Kyosho had a 4 lap advantage over the third place racer 由留木一也 after the 45 minute final. Pole position man Tadahiko Sahashi had problems in the race, as did Tanaka who went out after 15 minutes.

You can view the final results here and you can view some more pictures here (day 1), here (day 2) and here (finals).

Image: Hokusei [www12.ocn.ne.jp/~hokusei]


November 4, 2006

Paolo Morganti wins the US Open Fuel Sedan Champs

Kissimmee factory Podium

Paolo Morganti (old pic once more), driving a Serpent 720, has won the US Open Fuel Sedan Championships held this weekend at the Kissimmee track in Florida. With the results taken from three 20 minute main finals of which the best 2 counted, consistency was the order of the day. Pole position man Paolo had trouble in his first round, after some mechanical problem, fought back in the second and third rounds to take 2 wins. Michael Salven who had won the 1st round managed a 2nd in the second round and another 2nd in the final round to take 2nd overall, whilst Chris Tosolini who also had problems in the 1st round fought back with a 3rd place finish in the second round and an unfortunate 3rd position in the third round, after flaming out whilst close to Paolo in 2nd position, to take third overall at the event.

Check out the final mains results here (PDF).

Results from Live RC [liverc.com] Image: Pdub [pdubracing.com]


November 4, 2006

CRC dominate 1/12th at the Halloween Classic

Mike Blackstock and Todd Hodge

Something that seemed to slip our radar, mainly due to my lack of knowledge with regards 1/12th scale, is the fact that the all new CRC (Calandra Racing Concepts) Carpet Knife Generation X kicked ass at the Halloween Classic in Cleveland. While we only brought you the Touring modified results, it seemed that the real racing at this event was happening in the comeback class, 1/12th. Mark Smyka TQ’d and won in the 19T class, whilst in modified it was Mike Blackstock who took the TQ and the win.

Head on over to CRC for the full report.


November 3, 2006

Tanaka heads qualifying at Japanese Nats

Masao Tanaka

After 2 rounds of qualifying for the 1/8th scale Japanese Nationals being held at the Hokusei Circuit in Japan, Masao Tanaka heads the leaderboard. The Kawahara driver, and Worlds finalist, is in 1st position just ahead of current Japanese national champion and Worlds finalist, Takaaki Shimo. In the next two spots are the Sahashi brothers with younger Tadahiko in 3rd, the Japanese 1/10th national champion just ahead of his brother Sukenari. World 1/10th scale champion Keisuke Fukuda is just outside the top 4 in fifth position with the top 6 racers doing 17 lap runs on this 340 meter long track.

Qualifying continues tomorrow and we will bring you the news as we get it.

Image: Kawahara [kawahara-racing.co.jp]


November 3, 2006

2006 Halloween Classic, Cleveland

Halloween Classic

Robert over at RC50.com has posted the results, pictures and even some videos on his site of last weekends Halloween Classic held at ‘The Gate’ in Cleveland. This was a very big race with both 1/10th Sedan and 1/12th classes being run and over 260+ competitors. In the premier event, the Touring car modified, it was Bobby Flack who took the win ahead of Barry Baker with Paul Lemieux in third, making it a 1-2-3 for the Xray T2007.

You can view all the results list here.
You can view the event images here.

Source: RC50 [rc50.com]


November 2, 2006

Alex Hagberg wins Nordic Championships

Nodic Championships

Top Swedish Xray racer Alex Hagberg has won the recent Nordic Championships event held in a large sports hall in Sarpsborg, Norway. The event was well attended with top racers from Sweden and Norway and Alex has his report up on the Xray site.

The third and deciding final was coming up. It was really tense as the drivers got together for the third main. The start went smoothly, and it was really close, during the second lap, I hit a dot and soon Helge took the lead in front of Niclas. The two got together so I could pass. I had the lead and started to pull away for the Nordic Championship win.

Read the full race report from Alex here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]