August 27, 2007

Atsushi Hara wins KMRCA Nationals

Atsushi Hara wins KMRCA Nationals

Last weekend saw the Korean Electric touring car Nationals run at the tight and twisty GF Raceway track and the event attracted some International drivers who joined the large amount of locals to battle for the National title. In the Modified class qualifying, it was former World Champion and Hot Bodies racer Atsushi Hara from Japan that took the top qualifying spot ahead of Serpent S400 pairing of Nam Sangjoon and Dutch racer Niels Koenekoop in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the race it was again Hara that proved his top billing by easily taking the event win ahead of Koenekoop in 2nd, who managed to leap frog his team mate Nam who finished in 3rd giving the new S400 its first International podium result.

Full results to follow.

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August 26, 2007

Nougier wins Euro 40+, Beal 235mm

Eric Nougier wins Euro 40+ title

This weekend has seen the European 1/8th scale Championships for drivers aged 40 and over, run at the AMC Hildesheim track in Germany, alongside the European 1/10th 235mm Championship. In the 1/8th scale class qualifying it was French Kyosho driver Eric Nougier that took the pole position from Serpent driver Karl Heinz Meister in 2nd, while in the 235mm class it was Belgian racer Eric D’hondt that claimed the top qualifying spot ahead of current European title holder Alain Levy in 2nd. The 1/8th scale race saw an easy win for the French driver, after Meister claimed the lead after 10 minutes and then immediately went out with a rear belt failure allowing Nougier back in front and able to pull out a 2 lap cushion ahead of eventual 2nd placed finisher Christoph Pietsch with Austrian driver Peter Grandinger claiming 3rd spot at the end of the 45 minute race. In the 235mm final a problem for pole man D’hondt saw him sidelined after only 7 minutes which made it easier for Glyn Beal from the UK to work his way to the front where he eventually finished, despite the German racer Jens Stark in 2nd keeping him honest for the entire race, local driver Thomas Plöger rounded out the podium in 3rd.

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August 26, 2007

Richard Keur wins Rd4 of Dutch 200mm Nationals

Rd4 of Dutch 200mm Nationals

This weekend saw the 4th round of the Dutch 200mm Nationals take place at the world famous MACH track in Heemstede, just outside Amsterdam. The weather was sunny and dry and the event was open to the main NK class, as well as the 200mm Nomac class and the Promo class for 1/8th scale. In qualifying it was European Championship runner up Jilles Groskamp, racing for Xray, that took the pole position by a huge 6 seconds ahead of 2nd placed Remy Moller racing for Serpent while 3rd qualifier was Kyosho racer Daan Jacobs and 4th spot, and final direct qualifer, went to championship leader Maarten van Lierop. In the race it was Mugen driver Richard Keur, who drove a steady race from 5th on the grid to take the win, after Groskamp had some engine troubles that dropped him down the order to an eventual 6th. Daan Jacobs worked his way up 2nd spot by the finish, followed 1 lap further back by Van Lierop who has secured his championship lead even further with a solid 3rd position.

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August 25, 2007

Hoppe wins North German Regionals Rd2

Hoppe wins North German Regionals Rd2

The 2nd round of the 1/8th scale North German regional qualifiers was held last weekend at the AMC Hildesheim track, host of this weekends European 40+ Championships. With 25 drivers present in the class, most racers were at the track on the Saturday for setup work, track practice and the first qualifying runs. Kyosho racer Lars Hoppe, winner of the stock class at the 2006 DHI cup, set a new track record in his run but transponder problems at the event meant that the result didnt count and qualifying would be taken from the Sunday only, were Jürgen Stark took the pole position in front of Lars Hoppe in 2nd and Jens Stark in 3rd. In the race Hoppe could take the lead from the very start and pull out a 2 lap advantage to take the win after 30 minutes, coming home in front of Sepent driver Jan Asmer in 2nd and Mugen racer Konstantin Saritsaklis in 3rd.

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August 25, 2007

US Open Fuel Sedan Champs

US Open Fuel Sedan Champs

We have another announcement from our partners at the RC Pro Series, this time its to tell you that Kissimmee Raceway will host the 2nd Annual Kyosho US Fuel Sedan Championships, an event sanctioned by RC Pro, on the 26th to 28th of October. This event is open to all 200mm sedan racers and membership of RC Pro is not required.

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August 23, 2007

Grainger wins Rd6 of BRCA Mod Nats

Grainger wins Rd6 of BRCA Mod Nats

While the 19T guys were getting wet in Stafford, the Modified and 27T Stock racers were getting wet at their National, as the 6th round of the BRCA Championships took place at the Barham track in the south east of the country. In qualifying there was only one dry round and in this round it was Yokomo racer Chris Grainger that took the TQ ahead of Hot Bodies driver Olly Jefferies in 2nd. In the first leg of the finals it was Jefferies that got the jump on Grainger at the start and went on the win with Chris in 2nd and young HB driver Elliot Harper bringing it home in 3rd. In the 2nd final it was Grainger that got the good start and when Jefferies fell down the order he could could pull out half a lap to take the win from Corally driver Glen Doman in 2nd with Elliot once again in 3rd. Chris Grainger took the overall round win, and with it clinched the 2007 Modified National title, Doman ended up 2nd on the day with Harper in 3rd.

In the 27T Stock class it was Adrian Bidewell that took the TQ from Glen Westwood in 2nd and Lee Price in 3rd, while in the finals Glen could take both final leg wins for the overall victory with Rob West coming home in 2nd and Bidwell in 3rd.

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August 23, 2007

Jonathan Dronfield wins BRCA 19T Rd6

Jonathan Dronfield wins BRCA 19T Rd6

The 6th and penultimate round of the 2007 BRCA 19T Touring car Nationals took place at the weekend under wet conditions at the Stafford track in the mid West of England. In the slippy qualifying it was newly crowned champion Chris Kerwell, driving for Corally, that claimed the TQ spot ahead of Jonathan Dronfield in 2nd for Schumacher with Corally driver Steve Lissamore in 3rd. In the first leg of the A-main it was a tight battle at the front with Dronfield being gifted the lead after a mistake for Christopher Delves allowed him into the lead. Kerswell caught up to the Mi3 driver but couldnt get passed and so Dronfield took the leg 1 win. In the 2nd leg there was more action with Kerswell and Dronfield both falling down the order in seperate incidents and both having to recover. Christopher Delves took the leg win ahead of Xray driver Adam Hughes in 2nd with a recovering Dronfield back up into 3rd, which was enough to secure the overall win from Kerswell in 2nd and Delves in 3rd.

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August 21, 2007

Mike Wiseman takes Rd3 of SA Nats

South African Championships round 3

Serpent have a report online from the 3rd round of the South African 1/8th and 1/10th scale Nationals held at the very large Durban track recently. In qualifying it was Mike Wiseman all the way, taking the TQ with his Serpent 720 and 960 respectively continuing his dominant form from the first 2 rounds of the National series. In the 1/10th scale race it was a great dice between Mike Wiseman and Travis Carlyle, as they fought for the win with Wiseman eventually coming out on top. Finishing 2nd, Carlyle now leads the Championship with one round to go while another local youngster, Shaun White, rounded off the podium in 3rd. The 1/8th scale was fought out at a furious pace with four drivers contesting the lead, with Mike Wiseman, Hein Kotze, Jacques Liebenberg and Wayne Joelson never more than a few seconds apart. At the 20-minute mark, Kotze and Joelson came in to change tyres, which saw them lose time on Wiseman and Liebenberg who opted to run the full distance on one set. Liebenberg eventually dropped back a bit, giving Wiseman the win by over a lap at the end of the 45 minute final from Joelson in 2nd and Liebenberg 3rd.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]