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Craig Drescher wins at DRCC Winter series Rd5

Drescher DRCC Winter series Rd5

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A fantastic turn out of drivers attended the  5th and last round of the 2015 Dudley RCC Winter Series. There was a great turn out with a total 78 drivers making up 12 heats of qualifying. The club again put on a well laid out fast flowing track on full carpet. The 1/10th 2wd class would see a few super star drivers turning up to race and this would be a hotly contested top 10. The super star legend Craig Drescher made an appearance and showed he still had some skills and putting his Team Associated B5M on pole. In finals, Craig went on to win both legs of the final out right and show he is still able to run a clean race or two at the front with a few young guys chasing and a few older ones. There was a rumour the chocolate was a bigger incentive to win than the trophy!

A Final 2wd Results:

  1. Craig Drescher
  2. Ashley Owen
  3. Mick Butler
  4. Russel Lee
  5. Ade Malkin
  6. Ryan Lucas
  7. Ian Littley
  8. Keith Robertson
  9. Jason Green
  10. Neil Duncombe

Martin & Cragg win the BWOC

podium BWOC 2wd

See: BRCA

The British Winter Open Championship (BWOC) is a great opening event to the forthcoming yearlong season.  A good measure one could say to how the new rides and the teams are doing.  This year held at the Silverstone buggy club running on their famous Blue Astroturf.

In 2wd, qualifying rounds will be very intense between Lee Martin and Neil Cragg. Every time we think that seems impossible to go faster, they manage to increase the pace. Incredible stuff with Lee having 3 round TQ’s and Neil having 2 round TQs and now with identical times in one round. Well of course it has to go down to the next best time of the zero score. Lee Martin would take the TQ as his next ‘zero’ was a faster time. The finals 
will be very tight, like qualifying. In the 
Leg 1 A Main, Neil will take the win after a superb overtaking on Lee. The Leg 2 A Main was a similar race to the 1st Leg. Neil put pressure on Lee in the same spot and was trying for a couple of laps to do the same move but Lee was aware of it and was defending that inside line. Lee defends but Neil decided to overtake Lee round the outside, the long way round and somehow managed to make it stick. The Associated man came home to take leg 2 and the win of the meeting and become the 2016 British Winter Open Champion. Lee Martin was the first to congratulate Neil not only on his win but on some amazing driving. Last leg Lee drove the perfect race from tone to tone with Neil just 0.25 sec behind him.

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Collin Weatherholt wins at 2016 Midwest RC Tour Rd1

podium Midwest RC Tour Rd1

See: Triton

Last weekend the first round of the 2016 Midwest RC Tour was held at the Jcp-rc raceway indoor track in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event had 178 entries and drivers from all over the US showed up to compete in the race. Collin goes on to say how well the Triton powered L5 engine in his TLR 8ight 4.0 had the combination of superb power and runtime to help take him to his victory. Triton Teammate Brandon Hogan using the Triton L4  took the 3rd place spot.

FX support at The DIRT

v_FX Support The Dirt 02 2016

See: FX Engines

FX factory team Juraj Hudy and Martin Bayer will be available to provide FX support at the upcoming DIRT Nitro Challenge on 19-21 February 2016 in Phoenix,  Arizona. Come and find some tips and tricks how to tune your engine from FX chief-designer Juraj Hudy and one of the current best off-road drivers Martin Bayer.

Nico Risser wins 2016 EIR

podium EIR

See: XRAY

The EIR, Euro Indoor Race was held on the ” Black Country Arena ” track in Charleroi, Belgium. This was the first race for Nico Risser with the XB8E and he learned a lot during the friday practice. its XRAY buggy was better run after run and on Sunday Nico was able to win all finals and take the overall win in the 1/8 scale.

Final results:

  1. Nico Risser – XRAY XB8E
  2. Cedric Nickel Kyosho
  3. Johan Catilina TeamC t8ev3
  4. Julian André Tekno Eb48
  5. Brian Delhaye TeamC
  6. Nick Vrankks TeamC
  7. Kristof Dehert – XRAY XB8E
  8. Raphael Janssen TeamC
  9. Davide Faraci – XRAY XB8E
  10. Pilou Caprasse Kyosho

Yaniv Sivan wins Israeli league Rd6

podium Israeli league Rd6

Last weekend the 6 round of the Israeli league in memory of Omer London took place at the Nir Moshe racing track. After 3 qualifications rounds Yaniv Sivan took the TQ overall, Omer Assayag is second and Tal Siles is third. The 40 min race started with Yaniv Sivan in pole position, but he made 2 mistake at the early laps. Omer Assayag took the lead both changed positions after the 5 min mark Yaniv Sivan took the first position and started to open a gap on the rest of the field. Meanwhile an amazing battle for second and third were held between Tal Siles, Ofer Avitan and Aviv Mimon. At the 30 min Tal Siles manages to take the second position in front of Ofer Avitan. the positions don’t change until the end. Yaniv Sivan won the race, Tal Siles passed the finishing line in second behind him 0.13 sec and Ofer Avian  finished in third.

Electric Buggy 40+ Race 2016 returns

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Motorsport club of Vaasa s organizing an international Electric Buggy race for 40+ drivers in Vaasa, Finland. The event is scheduled for  19-21.8.2016. The concept was to provide a high quality racing event with a relaxed atmosphere and to offer something new compared to the usual airport-track-hotel experience. The concept will see few changes for this year and the biggest change will be the race format. Both the 2WD class and the 4WD class will be held as two day events. Friday is the official practice day, Saturday is for qualifying and Sunday for finals. Evening programs has a big role in the event and some changes will be seen. The complete program will be announced in due time and of course we have reserved couple of surprises for the participants. Event information is available on the website at http://40.vaasanua.net which includes links to entry list and registration.

2016 Montpellier GP: Day 3 Finals

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Under the Hood: Darren Bloomfield

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Darren Bloomfield (UK)

Chassis: Agama A215
Engine: Bullitt B-220
Fuel: Piranha
Tyres: Beta SS Cubez
Radio & Servos: Ko Propo
Body & Wing: Stock & Beta lexan wing
Event: 2016 Montpellier GP, France
Note: #forJonny

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2016 Montpellier GP: Day 1 Practice

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