Last weekend MAC Vlijmen in the Netherlands hosts the event “Race real dirt!”. A three-day event with first a day open practice followed by a day of 2wd 1/10th buggy’s and a day of 4wd 1/10th buggy’s. As the event name suggests it was driven on dirt! The track crew did an amazing job by laying down an awesome clay track. The layout was a good mix of fast and tight corners and jumps, what made good and close racing possible!

Saturday there was a possibility for free practice to get the right setup and get feel to the track. During the day the track grooved up, so the grip was right on point for the actual race! On Sunday the 2wd buggy’s where driving. After 4 rounds of qualifying Wesley van Helmond from the Netherlands took care of the TQ spot by taking 3 of 4 rounds, followed by Bruno Heremans from Belgium and Paul Dijkstra also from the Netherlands.

During the first final, it was immediately clear that the battle for the win would be between Wesley and Bruno. Although Bruno took over the lead a couple of times during the finals, it was Wesley finishing first all three finals taking the highest podium spot. Bruno took second place. Best of the rest was Tom van Drunen, who was able to squeeze himself between Wesley and Bruno in the last final securing the third spot.
2WD results:

  1. Wesley van Helmond – Schumacher

  2. Bruno Heremans – Xfactory

  3. Tom van Drunen – Team Associated
  4. Paul Dijkstra – ORB Racing

  5. Dominique van Helmond – Schumacher

  6. Wouter Zwijnenburg – Yokomo

  7. Patrick Lievens – TLR

  8. Richard van Osch – Team Associated

  9. Koen Middelkoop – Schumacher
  10. Ronald Joostema – Team Associated

On Monday the 4wd buggy’s went into action. Here it was Wesley van Helmond again with his Schumacher topping the ranking list. Bart van Echelpoel from Belgium was able to qualify second followed by Patrick Lievens.

During the finals it was Wesley who pulled away immediately and never looked back. Behind him there was a battle for position two. Bart was able to keep of the drivers behind him to secure the second podium spot. The battle for the last podium spot however was more exiting! Three divers where able to finish third and forth. This meant they equal in points, and there best final would be leading. It was Patrick Lievens who was fastest and took the third spot.

4WD results:

  1. Wesley van Helmond – Schumacher

  2. Bart van Echelpoel – Serpent

  3. Patrick Lievens – TLR

  4. Dominique van Helmond – Schumacher

  5. Michael Somerwil – TLR
  6. Kristof van Echelpoel – Schumacher

  7. Mark van Dreumel – Team Associated

  8. Hans Smits – Schumacher

  9. Davy Hesen – Durango

  10. Koen Middelkoop – Schumacher