August 9, 2022

Inaugural ‘1up OC Throwdown’ – Report

This past weekend was an inaugural event for 1up Racing at Cal Raceway in Orange County CA called the OC “Throwdown”. It gathered racers from up and down California and San Diego reaching a mere 120 entries.  This was an open tire event for TC which enabled racers to choose best tire choice.  The racing format was open and controlled practice on Friday, Saturday with early morning seeding followed by three qualifiers.  The TQ was determined by a qual points system.  Sunday was triple mains.

In the modified division, on Saturday, it was Team Mugen driver young phenom Jacob Cruz who set the Top Seed for qualifying with an impressive 3 Lap time result. Leading up to Q1, it was Team Awesomatix driver Lex Tyler who took 0 points using Team Powers 36V2 tires with Cruz in 2nd using Team Solaris 36J tires and Team Associated driver Kyle Klingforth in 3rd using Team Solaris 36V2 tires.

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August 8, 2022

Kilic brothers 1-2 at German Buggy Nationals

The 1:8 Nitro Buggy German Nationals saw a dominant performance from the Kilic brothers over the weekend with the older of the two, Burak, taking the title from Berkan.  Travelling to the northeastern part of the country to championship hosts Modellclub Schwedt, the Mugen team drivers stamped their authority on the event taking all five qualifiers.  Managing 3 TQ runs it was Berkan who came out as Top Qualifier from Burak with Sworkz’ Joern Nuemann best of the rest in third.  In the final it was Burak who would take the win for the popular brothers 1-2 finish with an impressive drive from Max Hesse netting him a podium finish.  Forced to miss the first two days of the events, the Sworkz driver started last of the 64 entries before clocking up 5 finals en route to a well earned podium ahead of Marcel Kruger and Neumann.

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August 3, 2022

FSEARA Final Round – Report

Mother Nature in Florida this year meant the finale of the Florida State Electric Auto Racing Association (FSEARA) onroad series concluded with three rounds of racing. A strong 80 entries travelled to the final round at Coral Spring RC Club with Saturday’s practice filled with plenty of laps and tons of traction until an afternoon rainout. On Sunday, the weather looked bad once again, however Chris Crowder on the mic kept the program running smoothly and 2 rounds of qualifying rounds and the mains were able to beat the weather.

The highlight battle of the weekend was 17.5 TC. With points leader Dave staying out of this race, the local track addict Furman Walker running his Awesomatix was able to dominate in qualifier. The only driver to run 27 laps in this class, it was so fast, he would have landed himself 3rd overall in Mod.

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August 1, 2022

Greiner retains European title after 2 year wait

Forced to wait two extra years due to the pandemic, 2019 1:10 200mm European Champion Dominic Greiner was able to successfully defend his title over the weekend with victory ahead of arch rival Dario Balestri.  Returning to the Gubbio circuit in Italy, the venue of his 2016 World Championship victory, retaining his European title comes as a huge boost for the German given 2022 is a World Championship year (Red RC will be travelling to Thailand to bring you extensive coverage from title battle).

After a successful & lengthy stint at Serpent, Greiner had switched to Patrizio Rossi’s Capricorn squad for the 2020 season but just as the world was forced into shut down due to Covid.  Having to wait so long to make his first major championship appearance for the Italian manufacturer, Greiner kicked off the 16th running of the EFRA European Championship with p4 in practice as Balestri set the pace for Infinity from up & coming Xray star Filippo Domanin and Dutch veteran Jilles Groskamp.

It wasn’t long however before Greiner hit the front to take the opening qualifier.  With some mistakes in Q2, Balestri going on to take that qualifier, he was back on top in Q3 & 4 to secure the overall Top Qualifier honours.  With 2 time EC champion Balestri booking his spot directly in the main 45-minute final by taking the Super Pole, he would be Greiner’s main challenger.  After initially applying pressure before making an early tyre stop, this would give Greiner an advantage he wouldn’t relinquish.  Posting the fastest lap of the final, he would win by over 10 seconds from the Italian.  Capricorn would enjoy a podium double with Thilo Diekman claiming third ahead of the Infinity of Carmine Raiola.

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February 26, 2013

Shortcourse Showdown Tour Rd1 – Report

Shortcourse Showdown Tour Rd1 – Report

Tacoma R/C Raceway hosted the first race of the yearly Shortcourse Showdown Tour presented by Scotty Ernst. The venue is run by racer Scott Brown, so he knows how to host and put on a good show. The track is a hard clay surface with plenty of traction to allow close and consistent racing. Qualifying saw Team Associated vehicles rise to the top in the Stock SC, Stock SCB, Mod SC, and Mod 4WD SC classes. All qualifying results were extremely close and hinted at some great battles developing for the mains. Stock Short Course had TQ and Associated driver Dave Duncan out to an early lead in his Factory Team SC10. Zane Courtway followed closely in second with his Factory Team SC10. Zane took the point while the lead tandem was negotiating lap traffic. Dave kept on chipping away at Zane’s lead until 2 minutes remaining when Zane had his own issues with lap traffic. Dave took over the lead and never let it go. Team Associated SC10’s finished first and third on the podium, with Dave taking the win and Zane third.

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February 22, 2013

Duncan, Due & Olsen win at Motorama 2013

Frigid Pennsylvania temperatures weren’t enough to stop the competition from heating up at the 2013 Motorama located in Harrisburg, PA. Temperatures rose quickly inside the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex with two R/C tracks and a record setting 740+ race entries, racers were amped up and ready to lay down some laps. JConcepts Driver Dave Duncan edged out ahead of the competition by only 0.8 of a second taking the TQ spot in Stock Short Course Buggy. Duncan took advantage of the ever important pole position by checking out and not looking back taking the A Main Stock Short Course Buggy win.

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January 17, 2013

Matt Olson wins 4×4 SC at CRCRC Winter Champs

The final day of the 2013 CRCRC Winter Mid West Championships, is…the finals. With the continued record breaking warm temperatures keeping the humidity in the building at the Ohio RC Factory, and the soil remained moist. Traction is not an issue, but getting steering is because of the amount of rear grip. Barcodes in Gold are the go-to tire for the JConcepts drivers in buggy, and Pressure Points are the tire in SCT.

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November 30, 2012

Darren Lord wins GCRC Raceway Series

GCRC Raceway, a purpose built indoor clay 1/10th race track in Australia would host a 13 round race series. Panther team driver Darren Lord took the series by storm in the 4WD Pro SC division. Eleven TQs and twelve 1st place finishes secured Darren the hard fought title.

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