The last round of the Norwegian EP Buggy Nationals was held at the Hverven Raceway in Oslo on astro turf. The track was rebuilt for this race, so everybody came to a new track and nobody had home track feeling. This part of the year is naturally with slippery on the morning with more grip during the day, and a little less grip in afternoon. There was only a little free practice in morning, and then right into reseeding, to get it as fair as it could be for this championship. Daniel Kobbevik (XRAY) was way faster but another driver, Eirik Andreassen (Yokomo) stood out from the rest with a really good pace and was second fastest on lap times. After reseeding it was D.Kobbevik that topped all those rounds, and he doing the same in the qualifying rounds were he won all four rounds giving him the overall TQ. E.Andreassen and Mathias Fink (Team Associated) rounded out the top 3.

In the finals D.Kobbevik just took off and left the rest off the field, and made sure nobody could get close. After lapping the field it was just to get the car to the finish line, and secure the win. It was pretty much same in all three finals were D.Kobbevik took the win in all of them. The fight was about the second and third places. In the first final E.Andreassen had good control and took easily the second place. In the second main, E.Andreassen and M.Fink was fighting close from the start to the end. M.Fink was in second for a while until E.Andreassen overtook him. Unfortunately E.Andreassen will be stuck with another car, and M.Fink will manage to overtake him on inside. Then it was difficult for E.Andreassen to get back in second, but he will almost succeed. In the third main the fight was again for the second and third place between both drivers. M.Fink was trying to get by several times, but E.Andreassen did no mistakes and kept the second place to finish line.

2WD Buggy final results:

  1. Daniel Kobbevik Team XRAY Hobbywing EZpower
  2. Eirik Andreassen Team Yokomo Racing Performance RP
  3. Mathias Fink Team Associated Hobbywing LRP
  4. Nikolay Håheim Schumacher Muchmoore LRP
  5. Øystein Døler Team Associated Hobbywing LRP
  6. Roy Gemble Schumacher
  7. Vincent Ruger Team Associated Muchmoore
  8. Thorbjørn Døler Team XRAY LRP LRP
  9. Arne Peder Flesvik Team Yokomo Racing Performanse RP
  10. Jostein Helland Team Associated Absima Orion

Team Associated driver Andreas Sandgrind won the B Main and Dan Terje Bjørnflaten (Serpent) won C Main.

2WD Buggy overall top 3:

  1. Daniel Kobbevik Team XRAY Hobbywing EZpower
  2. Øystein Døler Team Associated Hobbywing LRP
  3. Thorbjørn Døler Team XRAY LRP LRP

In 4wd D.Kobbevik really showed his pace and after the reseeding he was close to 6 seconds faster than the driver in second on three consecutive laps. D.Kobbevik took the TQ in all 4 rounds meaning the overall TQ. Again E.Andreassen was in second and M.Fink in third. After the qualis was done the top 3 was again the same as in 2wd with D.Kobbevik starting from pole in front of E.Andreassen and M.Fink. First final was won easily by D.Kobbevik from M.Fink and Øystein Døler (Team Associated). In the second final D.Kobbevik won with almost same margin again, but this time Roy Gemble (Schumacher) took second place and E.Andreassen took the third. In the last A-main, D.Kobbevik took again the victory from E.Andreassen in second and Dan Terje Bjørnflåten (Serpent) in third. It was so many drivers on different points, but it ended with D.Kobbevik winning from E.Andreassen in second and M.Fink in third.

4WD Buggy final results:

  1. Daniel Kobbevik Team XRAY Hobbywing EZpower
  2. Eirik Andreassen YOKOMO Racing Performance RP
  3. Mathias Fink Team Associated Hobbywing LRP
  4. Øystein Døler Team Associated Hobbywing LRP
  5. Roy Gemble Schumacher
  6. Dan Terje Bjørnflåten Serpent Hobbywing EZpower
  7. Torbjørn Døler Team XRAY Hobbywing LRP
  8. Vincent Rüger Team XRAY Hobbywing EZpower
  9. Arne Peder flesvik YOKOMO Racing Performance RP
  10. Nikolay Håheim Schumacher Muchmoore LRP

XRAY driver Adrian Søgnestad won the B-main while his team mate Sveinung Nå won the C-main.

4WD Buggy overall top 3:

  1. Daniel Kobbevik XRAY/Hobbywing/EZpower
  2. Øystein Døler TeamAssociated/Hobbywing/LRP
  3. Torbjørn Døler XRAY/LRP/LRP

Thanks to Magne Kobbevik for the report.