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Joona Haatanen doubles at Finnish Nats Rd3

See: Joona Haatanen RC (Facebook)

Third round of Finnish Nationals was held at the Joensuu astro turf track over the weekend. In 2wd and 4wd classes it was Joona Haatanen (Team Associated) who took the overall TQ and the win. Karri Salmela (Team Associated) finished in second in both classes while Konsta Saarinen (XRAY) rounded out the top 3 in 4wd.

4wd podium here

Elliott Boots takes BRCA Nitro Buggy title


Last weekend was held the fourth round of the BRCA Rally X championship at Pembrey. The round was unfortunately cancelled due to the bad weather after three rounds done in really difficult conditions. Elliott Boots (Kyosho) was able to take the overall TQ by winning all qualifying rounds, giving him the win and also another UK title, his fourth. Neil Cragg (Team Associated) took the overall runner-up spot and Lee Martin (Infinity) the third.

HNMC SRS Rd5 report

Source: HNMC SRS

With the Euros on the fifth round of the HNMC SRS would be a real club racing round and 76 drivers were ready to race. HNMC work never stops and a revised track layout was run for this round. Qualification would be tight in Nitro Buggy and Taro Cradock (Kyosho) took the overall TQ from Kevin Brunsden (SWORKz) by one point on count back. E-buggy was dominated by George Miller (SWORKz) with Darren Hayden-Ball (Team Associated) taking the TQ in the Truggy class.

In the Nitro Buggy final it was Brunsden who took the win from Jon Hazlewood (Agama) in second and Cradock in third. Miller was able to take the win in the E-buggy class from Ross Nicholson and Scott Follington (Agama). In the Truggy final Allan Bridgeman (Agama) brought home the win in front of Brinley Tourle in second and Hayden-Ball in third.

More podiums here

Top 25 Rankings following 2018 Euros

See: Top 25 RC

Bruno Coelho takes the surprise win at the 2018 European Championships, However it was Davide Ongaro who was the star of the event by dominating qualifying and overcoming a failure in the semi to finish 2nd overall. With Ongaro’s TQ and 2nd place he takes over the coveted title of the #1 ranked driver in the world! Current world champion David Ronnefalk as well as Robert Batlle both dropped after this event due to some great finishes falling outside their “most recent results” However they are both staged to make a jump up the rankings with their next event.

Under the Hood: Jörn Neumann

Jörn Neumann – Germany 

  • Chassis: SWORKz S35-3
  • Engine: Maxima
  • Fuel: Maxima
  • Tyres: Pro-Line
  • Radio & Servos: Highest servos
  • Event: 2018 Euro, Portugal


Under the Hood: Elliott Boots

Elliott Boots, 23 – UK

  • Chassis: Kyosho MP9 TKI4
  • Engine:REDS WR7 Diamond 2.0
  • Fuel: Byron Fuel
  • Tyres: Pro-Line
  • Radio & Servos: Sanwa
  • Body & Wing: Stock 
  • Weight: N/A
  • Event: 2018 Euro A, Portugal


Under the Hood: Robert Batlle

  • Chassis: Mugen Seiki MBX8
  • Engine: Ninja JX21 B-04
  • Fuel: Corally Fuel
  • Tyres: Hot Race Tyres
  • Radio & Servos: Ko Propo & Highest D1000
  • Body & wing: Stock
  • Event: 2018 Euro A, Portugal

Come Drive with Us – 1/10 Worlds

Cory Drachenberg has posted another brilliant production in his Come Drive with Us series – this time from the 2017 1/10 Worlds in Xiamen, China, including a tribute to the much-missed Dallas.