The 25th Annual CRCRC Winter Mid-West Championships were held January 12th-15th at The Ohio R/C Factory in Jeffersonville, OH. This is known as the first big race of the new year. Racers from as far east as New Jersey and as far west as California made the trip for this great annual event. Team Orion would have their All-Star cast of drivers in attendance which included: Current 2wd & 4wd World Champion Ryan Cavalieri, Current Truck and 4wd ROAR National Champion Jared Tebo, Mike Truhe, Shaun Dunlap, Matt Castellano and Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars. On Friday and Saturday the qualifiers were set for a length of 5-minutes. Each drivers two best points would count towards their overall qualifying position. Then on Sunday, Triple A-Mains would be ran for 7-minutes to decide the Champions in each class
The 2011 ROAR Region 11 Electric Off-Road Championships were held at Dave’s R/C Raceway in Hubbard, OR this past weekend. Drivers from across the North-West made the trip out for this event and the final entry count reached 135. The race schedule saw the open practice on Friday with three Rounds of five minute qualifiers for each class on Saturday, a final five minute qualifying run on Sunday followed by six minute lower main bump ups, and six minute Triple A-Mains. Each driver’s two best rounds out of four would count toward their overall qualifying order. Then the top eight drivers would go straight into the A-Main, with two cars would bump from the lower main into the A-Main for a ten car field.
The innaugral “European Short Course Masters” took place last weekend at the MC Welden track near Munich, Germany. A total of four classes were on the cards with “Pro2” 2WD SC and “Pro4” 4WD SC being the main classes along with 2WD “RTR” SC and 1/8th 4WD SC also featuring. The track is a mix of surfaces with the majority of the track being split between dirt or astroturf. Saturday’s qualifying was dominated by Team Durango’s Hupo Hönigl followed by Martin Achter (Team Durango DESC410R), Jörn Neumann DESC410R (Team Durango DESC410R), Robert Hart (Team Associated SC10 4×4) and US superstar Ryan Maifield (Team Associated SC10 4×4). Come the finals Hupo, Martin and Jörn swapped places with the better end for Jörn winning the first ever European Short Course Masters ahead of team mate Hupo and Martin. Austria’s Gerd Pfeiffer claimed fourth place from Robert Hart who finished 5th at the end. The 2WD class was dominated by Hubert Hönigl followed by Jörn Neumann and Ryan Mayfield (all Team Associated SC10).