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2016 EURO Contest Main Buggy Final

Watch the full length 45 minute final from last weekend’s EURO Contest in Italy featuring the likes of Marco Baruffolo, Alex Zanchettin, Davide Ongaro and Joseph Quagraine racing it out on the Barco Track!

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Haatanen & Valander win at Electric Buggy Nordic Champs

Electric Buggy Nordic Champs 2wd

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The Electric Buggy Nordic Championship was held in Vaasa on the 2011 WC track. Weather forecast was not looking good before weekend. Friday’s free practice was cancelled…On Saturday morning the track was flooded with water but track crew did amazing job drying the track. Controlled practice started in muddy conditions. The 2wd class was tricky for everyone in slippy conditions but Joona Haatanen took TQ and Joel Valander was starting second and Karri Salmela third. Joona won first two mains. After three finals Joona Haatanen was winner and Joel Valander came second.

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Christopher Krapp sweeps North German regionals Rd3

North German regionals Rd3 Krapp

See: Schumacher

Last weekend was held the round three of the North German regionals at the bumpy astroturf track in Celle near from Hanover. On his debut race for Schumacher, Christopher Krapp TQ’s all rounds of qualifying and wins all 3 legs of the A Final in 2wd. Here is what he had to say:

“Last Sunday on 19th June I travelled down to Celle for the qualification round for the German Nats in the Northern region. This was my first race offroad for nearly 1.5 years and also my first race for my new offroad sponsor Schumacher. We arrived pretty early on Sunday morning to get a few batteries in and get a feeling for the car. At this race I only attended the 2wd class, as I wanted to concentrate on only one car. I instantly had a good feel to the car and I was impressed how good the steering was and also how much forward traction I had.

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Danish Nationals Rd4 report

Danish Nationals Rd4 2wd

See: XRAY

Race report by Mike Gosvig:

The 4th round of Danish off-road nationals was held in Sommersted at a private ground track, it a super high bite track with a technical layout. The day before the race me and my teammate Christian Lassen tested a lot of setups for both the XB4 and XB2 and ended with really good cars! I made lap records in the 4wd on fastest lap and also a 15 lap run, so car was on pace! The XB2 I was on of 3 where made the same fastest lap time.

2wd:
 The car was super easy to drive but on race day the track was slower and with lower grip, I think because of the hotter conditions. I finished all qualys in 2nd place position, to start 2nd on the grid for the main. Frederik Hovgaard’s car look glued to the track compared to the other cars and he was also on TQ!

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Bali Fun Race report

Bali Fun Race podium

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Race report by Jason Nugroho:

The Bali Fun Race was held on 19th of June 2016 at WillSon Track, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Drivers from Jakarta, Surabaya, Batam, Kendari, Medan and Bali attended this event. The race format should be 4 rounds of 10 minutes qualifying times with 3 best rounds to count. Due to rain at qualifying rd 4, race director decided to count 2 best rounds of 3 qualifying. After 3 times qualification, I got TQ and I went to final A.

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AMS 7.0 support for Serpent drivers

ams serpent

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Serpent have announced that they will be present at the Alabama Manufacturer Shootout 7.0 in Alabama again with a strong team of Serpent drivers including Hanna, Easton and Ciccarello to provide service and support for all Serpent drivers.

Steven Hartson doubles at JRBL Electric Rd4

JBRLr4-4wd-podium

See: Team Associated

Round 4 of the JRBL Electric took place under the sunny skies of Huntington Beach at the OCRC Raceway, currently the home of the prestigious Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions. The field for the Modified 4wd class was heavily stacked by many top drivers from Southern California. Steven Hartson proved to be the one to beat by nearly laying down the only 15-lap run of the day; missing it by less than a second. Teammate Jake Mayo started on the number-three spot for the six-minute main event. At the sound of the tone, Hartson made a slight mistake and gave Jake Mayo the lead. Unfortunately for Mayo, Hartson took the lead back from him on lap five and checked out from the field. Mayo ended up in the third spot.

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Mascara & Ferrara Amsci Sicilian Champions

Amsci Sicilian f1

See: Global Hobbies Europe

The last Amsci Sicilian championship (regional) round took place at Medeo Park track near Messina, Sicily. In F2 class Damiano Cutullo takes the TQ and Daniel Schepis takes the TQ in F1 class. F1 drivers will race on wet track. This will cause some problems to find the right tyre choice for all drivers, since they have done qualify with higher temperature and dry track. Main final starts with Daniel Schepis on 1st place, followed by Dario Iemmulo. They stay very close until Dario Iemmulo runs out of fuel with his Sirio engine, and loose 2 mins to restart. Daniel Schepis wins the race, leading the field for all the remaining time and doing also best lap of the day.

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PPR 2016 report

PPR 2016 report drivers

This event is now in its 8th year ,where does the time go? The demand for entries far exceeded availability which has been great to see. The club decided some time ago that the format would never change thus giving maximum track time to anyone travelling over. Nearly 50% of the field this year where overseas visitors. We opted for a different tyre than we would normally use for 2016, small pin beta hurrican in medium soft compound. This type of tyre isnt normall used at our track and we kept the pattern under raps until the last minute so no local advantaged was gained. The track had been rolled and sugared and it would take a round or two for the line to come clean and allow the small pin tyre to work. Tyre wear this year wouldnt be a problem as these tyres last forever.

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Werks Racing Summer Series Rd4 report

Werks Racing Summer Series Rd4

Race report by Robson White:

Nice sunny start to qualifying on Sunday just gone, at the amazing astro track at Pendle. Five qualifying rounds and 22mins finals sure was in for a good today. Last two qualifies in and it started to rain and the rain still came for the finals making it a interesting race with TQ Man Dave Crompton sitting this one out to run the meeting it was all to play for in the main final, Local Man Gavin Uttley on pole. Race under way and Bay Racers man Wardy out in front, leading all the way until the last couple of laps, Gavin Uttley dropping out with electrical problems early on in the race, with 15 year old JC Racing supported driver Robson White chasing hard on Wardy till he made a mistake in the closing few minutes thus allowing Robbo to pull a comfortable lead… and take the win.