Racing News

Tom Robin sweeps “Big Race”


This past weekend took place the third round of the French championship called “Big Race” at the CAV track in Viglain. The Big Race hosted Elite drivers and National drivers at the same race for the first time in France. The race was dominated by Team Associated’s Tom Robin who took the overall TQ and the win in the 45 minute main final after a great fight with TLR driver Reno Savoya. The Shark in second and Yannick Aigoin with its XB8’17 in third rounded out the top 3. In National it was Corentin Precoma who took the win in front of Thomas Masse in second and Anthony Bruyer in third. 

Final results & National podium here

Ty Tessmann sweeps Rocky Mountain Meltdown Race


Last weekend was held the Rocky Mountain Meltdown Race at the RC Gears club of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. XRAY’s Ty Tessmann took the TQ in all 3 rounds of nitro buggy and started on pole for the main where he was able to go on and take the win in front of  Team Associated drivers Eric Hardy and Peter Tozser in second and third respectively.

Juan Carlos Canas wins Spanish Nats Rd2

Source: Juan Carlos Canas Carrasco (Facebook) 

This past weekend was held the second round of the Spanish National Championship at the Circuito CARTT Fuencarral in Madrid. Mugen’s Juan Carlos Canas would sweep the race by TQing the qualifying rounds and winning the 45 minute final in front of former World champion Robert Batlle in second and Bryan Baldo in third. 

Final results here

Joe Bornhorst doubles at Battle of the Sikest


This past weekend was held the battle of the Sikest in Piedmont, South Carolina. Despite the crazy rain conditions that involved muddy conditions Tekno driver Joe Bornhorst was able to took the overall TQ in both nitro buggy and E-buggy. The nitro buggy final was a triple 15-minute mains separated by 5-minute breaks. In A1 after a good early battle with Evan Vail, Joe got a comfortable lead and kept it clean for the A1 victory. At the beginning of A2, Joe got out to a clean start with Mugen’s Cole Ogden right on its bumper. Both drivers a really good battle until about the 10-minute mark when Cole had an unfortunate issue allowing Joe to cruise to the win and lock up the overall win for the class. In E-buggy Joe took the win in front of XRAY’s Brennan Schimmel in second and ‘Lil’ Donnie Ward in third.

E-buggy podium here

David Ronnefalk sweeps Swedish Cup Rd1

Source: David Ronnefalk (facebook)

This past weekend was held the first round of the Swedish Cup. HB Racing driver David Ronnefalk took the overall TQ by winning 4 out of 5 qualifying rounds. In the semi David lost the shock pin on the very first lap having to coast around for two laps before his dad Pierre could pull in to repair. In spite of this, David was able to take the four position. David started 7th on the grid in the A-main and he was able to get out in front after the first pit stop. Then David pulled away throughout the whole main to win by almost 2,5 lap in front of Jessica Pålsson in second and Niclas Brunsberg in third.

Carsten Keller sweeps German Nats warm up

See: Mugen Seiki Europe

This past weekend was held the warm up of the German Nationals at the MSC Ober-Mörlen track in Obermoerlen. Mugen Seiki‘s Carsten Keller would sweep the race in nitro buggy and E-buggy by TQing and winning in both classes. Carsten’s teammates Jan Sievert and Sebastian Winterstein completed the podium in Nitro Buggy.

E-buggy podium here

Joel Valander doubles at Finnish Summer Nats Rd1


Finnish National season started at Hyvinkää. As usual in Finland Saturday was 2wd and Sunday was 4wd day. Weather was fantastic whole weekend. Hyvinkää track is pretty old, bumpy and dusty, but still most of people really like the layout. Track is pretty big also and got some highspeed sections. Saturday morning two rounds of controlled practice in little damp conditions but for the first qualifier track dried out.

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Hwang Sunyoung doubles at 2017 DCRC championship

See: Serpent

Banwol Raceway hosted the 2017 DCRC championship over the weekend with the event having over 130 entries. The race was held in Ansan, South Korea and was organised by the well know Kyosho driver Dani Choi. HB Racing’s Hwang Sunyoung would sweep the race by TQing and wining in both Pro Buggy and E-Buggy classes. Serpent driver Jeon Hanyoung finished in second and his teammate Shin Dongcheol in third in Pro Buggy while in E-Buggy it was Jeon Hanyoung who took the second position and Jin Sunghyun the third.

E-buggy podium here