Posts tagged with Joel Valander

Haatanen & Valander win at Finnish Nats Rd1

See: XRAY The first round of Finnish 1/10 Buggy National Championship was held at Vaasa, Finland. The track and also the weather were awesome whole weekend. In the 2wd class, Joona Haatanen (Team Associated) was fast and consistent as expected. After a couple of close runs in qualifying, Haatanen got the TQ spot. Finals were […]

Joel Valander takes Finnish Nats title

See: XRAY This year Finnish 1/10 Electric nationals had 5 rounds whose 4 rounds counted. Only one round was held on astroturf track and the others on clay and dirt tracks. XRAY’s Joel Valander scored 1,2,2,2 in both classes and that was enough to take the 4WD title.

Joel Valander doubles at Finnish Summer Nats Rd1

See: XRAY 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 […]

Winter Jumps Series Rd3 report

Finnish indoor Championship Series Winter Jumps continued last weekend in Taipalsaari with the 3rd race out of 6 races this season. The layout of the carpet track was quite technical with many tricky corners and jumps and as Karri Salmela and Joona Haatanen could not participate this race, it was almost too easy for multiple […]

Joel Valander doubles at Winter Jumps Rd2

See: EuroRC Winter Jumps Round #2 was held by Fullspeed RC at capital of Finland, Helsinki. Race was held from Saturday to Sunday. Track surface was familiar EOS carpet. In 2wd level was pretty high with many top drivers from Finland and over 60 entries. Samppa Orhanen was TQ after three rounds of qualifying, Joel Valander was […]

Joel Valander claims his first 4wd national title

See: EuroRC Third round of Finnish 1/10 Electric Offroad Nationals were held at Oulu. Unfortunately rain made a lot of delays to schedule but luckily drivers were able to race on Saturday evening and whole day on Sunday. 2wd class was really difficult on damp conditions. Karri Salmela got the TQ followed by Ari-Pekka Kyykkä and […]

Haatanen & Valander win at Electric Buggy Nordic Champs

See: XRAY 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 […]

Joel Valander doubles at Finnish Nats Rd1

See: XRAY First round of Finnish 1/10 off-road Nationals were held at Hyvinkää in Finland. Weather was pretty warm and sunny, and that made the track pretty dusty. In 2wd Joel Valander took the TQ with two first places. Joona Haatanen was starting second followed by Karri Salmela in third. Finals were thrilling between top three […]