Race Report by Colin Parsfield Round 5 of the BRCA East of England Regional series headed to the Herts electric track for what was an important meeting for many different reasons. The 2wd title was still very much in the balance as was the rostrum positions, but mainly the 4wd third place was between six drivers.
The track is 100% astro with some man made features. From the line you head into an open left sweep up onto the mini table top, a sharp 90 degrees left and drop down the ramp, hard around to the right then a left right as you head up the hill. Once at the summit you have a hairpin left before heading fast down the hill, over a ramp into a 90 degree left, over another ramp into a double right hander, before facing the main feature, the mountain. You hit the first small flowing jump land and then head up the face of the mountain trying to land on the down ramp, if you overshoot this you often landed with a thud on the flat. A right turn starts to send you back up to the hill but just before the rise a quick flick chicane with a jump just on the apex required accuracy rather than speed through here. To end the lap you had a series of hairpins and double chicanes leading you back onto the main straight. As the day worn on the sand came up which in turn lead to some rooster tails as the cars laid the power down. Another good job by the Herts crew, and with some big plans over the next year the venue will continue to improve.
This past weekend hosted Round 3 of the Swedish 1/10 National Cup Series. The event was held in the small village of Viskafors, hosted by Boras MRK. The track provided racers with a very high speed and big air weekend of racing. In the 4wd Buggy division, it was Niclas Mansson who made his way to the top step of the podium for the day, with Alexander Landen finishing second, and Michael Kronostrom third. While Mansson would take the win for the day, the overall 4wd Buggy Swedish Cup crown went to little Miss Malin Karlsen! Mansson would put his AE buggy second overall for the series, with Landen third.
This past weekend hosted the North West Nitro Race in the UK. The race was held just outside Blackpool on a track made up of grass and dirt. XRAY’s Ashlee Owen would dominate the event by taking TQ and the overall win. Behind him was fellow XRAY driver Richard Greenough in second, and the Agama of Lewis Rushton in third.
The 2015 ACT State Titles race was held in Australia recently, in which 120 Entries was the limit, and every position was filled. A wet track on the first two days meant setups were changing a lot. Qualifying saw XRAY’s Ari Bakla taking 3 out of 4 rounds in the E-Buggy class, earning him the overall TQ. The E-Buggy finals consisted of three 10-minute races, which would turn into an all out brawl between Bakla and the SWORKz of Josh Pain.
The 2015 1/8 Offroad Norwegian Championship was hosted by OMBK at their great RC facility in Oslo. 40 of Norway’s best experienced drivers showed up to fight for the title, and it was destined to be an exciting weekend! After the 45 minutes long final on a challenging track, It was Lars Erik Mo with his REDS powered Hot Bodies D815, who secured his second national title In front of Bjørn Ivar Haug (TQ) and Rune Karlsen.
Race Report by: AKA
Coming off of an impressive 4-win sweep at ROAR Nationals, Ryan Cavalieri is keeping his winning streak alive at the Surf City Classic hosted by his home track, OCRC Raceway. Cavalieri contested three classes with his AKA equipped 2wd and 4wd buggies, and 2wd short course truck. He made quick work of the SC field by TQ’ing all four rounds of qualifying and walking away in the 10-minute main on SC Typo front and Chain Link rear tires in clay compound, supported by Black Closed-Cell Wide SC inserts. Stock SC was dominated by AKA driver and OCRC local, Jason Dias. Dias took the TQ after qualifying and walked away from the field in a tone to tone win. Jason was on Clay SC Typo tires, Red inserts, and Cyclone SC wheels.
Cavalieri would start 2nd on the grid in the lengthy 4wd modified buggy main with rival, Ryan Maifield, on the pole. After a typical epic battle of the Ryan’s, Cavalieri would come out on top on Clay EVO Typo front and Chain Link rear tires with Red EVO inserts all around. 2wd modified buggy was another Ryan-Ryan battle but after a few costly mistakes, Cav would have to settle for a respectable 2nd place finish. His 2wd buggy was hooked up on Clay EVO Pinstripe front and Chain Link rear tires with Red Closed-Cell Inserts. Congrats to the entire AKA team on a great performance at the Surf City Classic!
Entries for the 22nd running of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions are now open through October 18, 2015 exclusively on RCSignup.com.
In order to provide the best racing experience, new for 2016, the Open class is a single registration that includes an entry into both the 2WD Open and 4WD Open buggy classes. This is done to streamline the event and to assist with organization.
The Malaysian Regional Championship (MRC) Central Region Rd 2 was held on Malaysia’s Independence Day. This is the second of a 3 series race for the central region where the top drivers from 4 other regions will do battle at the end of year grand final race.
The race started off to a sunny day with current national front runners Daniel Law (2nd / Sworkz / S-Power / T-Pro ) & Kenny Chin (3rd / Mugen / Ninja / Sweep / O’Donnel ) leading the pack. However, Current MRC Rd 1 Champion, Kelvin Yong (Xray / FX Engines / Proline / Maxima) had other ideas as he reeled off some fast consistent laps to TQ all 3 heats. In the A Main Finals, the in form Yong raced over the dusty & bumpy track to win his second MRC title. A notable mention is 10 year old Adam Fikri, who bumped his way from the D Main Finals to the A Main Finals, finishing 7th overall and collecting the Truggy Title as well. MRC Rd 3 is schedule for 17-18/Oct with the Grand Finals in November.
See: Intech Racing
This past weekend held a hot and dusty race weekend in Morges, Switzerland. Heading into the event, Intech Racing driver Marcel Gmunder looked to be a favorite to win. In the 1/4 final, Marcel would suffer differential damage, but with quick pit work would return to the track to not only advance to the final, but win by one lap! In the final it was a good race between TLR’s Daniel Favre and Gmunder. Favre would take the win with Gmunder second, and Huber Jean Marc third.