Posted by: bobby363 | October 17, 2017

Drake & Ogden win at the California Cup

Dialed In Raceway played host to the California Cup and Cole Ogden was the top qualifier in Nitro Buggy while teammate Adam Drake TQ’d Nitro Truck and Electric Buggy. Adam went on to win the 30-minute Buggy final while Cole secured the top spot in Truck with the two having great battles in both finals. Elsewhere in Electric Buggy it was again Drake with the win from tone-to-tone.

Source: Mugen [mugenracing.com]

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Posted by: bobby363 | October 16, 2017

Joseph Quagraine wins JQ The Race 2017

The Banana RC Track of Batam, Riau Islands played host to the JQ The Race event his past weekend. A total of 24 drivers from Finland, Singapore, Jakarta, Bandung, Kendari, Medan as well local drivers attended the race that was held in mixed weather conditions. The weather was nice and hot in the morning but unfortunately after two qualifying rounds, a rain storm stopped the qualifying. Due to the heavy rain, that stayed for about three hours, the race director decided to take the best qualifier to determine the starting grid. JQRacing’s Joseph Quagraine took the TQ honours and he also came out on top after the 60-minute main final, taking the win from Stanley Wangsanegara 2nd and Jason Nugroho 3rd.

Final results:
1. Joseph Quagraine – JQRacing/Reds Racing
2. Stanley Wangsanegara – HB Racing/O.S.
3. Jason Nugroho – Xray/Novarossi
4. Asang Ho – Mugen/Reds Racing
5. Edianto – Kyosho/Reds Racing
6. Seng An – HB Racing/Novarossi
7. Ronnie – JQRacing/O.S.
8. Faisal Ali – JQRacing/Reds Racing
9. Menk Chua – Mugen/Reds Racing
10.Esmail – Xray/Reds Racing
11.Patrix – JQRacing/Alpha
12.Fadzil – JQRacing/Reds Racing

Thanks to Michael Nugroho for the report.

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Posted by: bobby363 | October 10, 2017

Gary Huang TQs & wins at HKRCSA race

The HKRCSA race was held at the Tom Racing Circuit in Hong Kong recently. Xray’s Gary Huang, who entered the race to prepare for the forthcoming Xiamen Grand Prix, took the overall 1/8th nitro class TQ after the rain-shortened qualifiers. In the main final Gary would lead from tone to tone to bring home the win from Capricorn driver Luk Chi Hung and Mugen’s Lai Hay.

1/8th nitro on-road final results:
1. Gary Huang – Xray
2. Luk Chi Hung – Capricorn
3. Lai Hay – Mugen
4. Senna – Xray
5. Choi Kam Man – Shepherd
6. Wong Wai Kei – Xray
7. Chan Chau Man – Shepherd
8. Galaxy Ming – Mugen
9. Hui Chin Ho – Serpent
10.Kwok Wai – Mugen

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Posted by: bobby363 | October 10, 2017

Bill Lykaris takes Greek national 1/10th 200mm title

Last weekend the fifth round of the Greek national on-road championship took place at the famous Fanatix Racing Track located in the north of Athens. In the 1/10th Nitro category Bill Lykaris (Shepherd) came out fastest, setting the pace all weekend and winning the race in front of John Sotiropoulos (Mugen) and Vaggelis Totomis (Capricorn) who completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively. With three wins and two runner-up spots Bill already took the national title before the last race and he will be crowned the national champion at the forthcoming final round.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

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Posted by: bobby363 | October 10, 2017

Ogden & Drake win at JBRL Nitro Series Rd7

Last weekend Palm Desert Raceway hosted round 7 of the JBRL Nitro Series on a fresh layout that was put in the week before by Joey Christensen from The Dirt. The turnout was 130 entries and Adam Drake was the top qualifier in Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truck, and Electric Buggy. However it was Cole Ogden with the win in the Nitro Buggy class while Drake was able to bring home the wins in Nitro Truck and E-Buggy. Elsewhere Robert Wickham won the 40+ Buggy class and Daniel Harms won Sportsman Truck.

Source: Mugen [mugenracing.com]

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Posted by: bobby363 | October 10, 2017

Arena MTC1 carbon fibre chassis & top deck

Coming from Arena are a carbon fibre main chassis and top deck for the Mugen MTC1 touring car. Made from a material that uses a different weaving method the parts will make for different flex characteristics that are better suited for medium to high-bite traction conditions.

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Posted by: bobby363 | October 9, 2017

Andrew Hastings takes Rd8 of BRCA 1/8th Nats

Round 8 of the 1/8th onroad National championship saw drivers travel to the Wombwell circuit for the second time this year. For those arriving on the Saturday for practice we were treated to a great buffet, thanks to Nicola Wood and Claire Carr, in celebration of Kath and Phil Carrs’ 70th birthday, which also featured a cake in Team Carr colours. The previous week had seen some of the UK drivers competing in the Worlds in France and after speaking with Wayne Briggs it sounded like all of those involved really enjoyed the experience.

Around 45 drivers were competing across the two classes again and it was good to see a few drivers from the past making appearances. 1/8 Circuit is definitely a class that once you’ve had a go at it you will inevitably return to at some point because of the buzz the cars give you.

The weather for the weekend was mainly cloudy but the rain held off, apart from a couple of drops. In qualifying, the battle seemed to be between Tim Wood and Andy Hastings but David Spashett put in a great last round time to go second quickest behind Tim. Also making the A final were Richard Hicklin Serpent, Michael Walton BMT, Neal King, Jason Frost, Clive Connolly, John Carr and Andrew North took 10th . Franck Dambrine was competing in the nitro class for the first time this year and Giorgio Acanfora topped the B-final. It was good to see Baj Panasar also making an appearance after all the history he has racing in the class.

In the electric class, it was business as usual for Alex Thurston at the front in dominant fashion, not too far behind Pete Hasting qualified second, Craig Woods third and Dan Jones fourth. Serpent locked out 8 of the top ten places with only Pete Hastings (Shepherd) and Geraint Williams taking 10th (ARC) running other chassis. Phil Hague and James Ellice had good qualifying runs also to make the A-final and gave them the chance to mix it with the regular A-finalists.

Finals
Niall Cochran dominated the Nitro C-final from Patrice Ladeveze by three laps, with Robert Stevenson taking the final podium position. Sam Snell driving Mugen easily won the B-final with a number of drivers crashing out from the front grid positions. In the A-final an early incident dropped Andy Hastings to the back of the field but Andy was to make a great recovery. Michael Walton and Clive Connolly were out early on with mechanical issues with others following shortly after. The race began to become a race of attrition with Wood in control out front from Spashett. Wood seemed to have engine issues, allowing Spashett to gain and the recovering Hastings was also closing in. The last part of race witnessed a great battle between the top three and Hastings was able to pass both drivers with a clear pace advantage to take the win. Spashett took second and Wood third, meaning the title will be decided at the final round at Cotswold between Spashett and Wood.

In the electric class Simon Parish took the B-final win from Devandra Mahatme and pole sitter Vincent Menzies took third. It was great to see him back racing 1/8 Circuit. The A-final also was ran over two legs, Alex winning from Pete Hastings and Dan Jones moved up to third. Leg two saw the same result but with Pete much closer to Alex. Overall, Alex Thurston took the win from Pete Hastings and Dan Jones third. The final round of the championship is at Cotswold.

Nitro Results A-final
1. Andrew Hastings – Shepherd
2. David Spashett – ARC
3. Tim Wood – Serpent
4. Richard Hicklin – Serpent
5. Andrew North – ARC
6. Jason Frost – Capricorn
7. John Carr – Serpent
8. Neal King – Shepherd
9. Clive Connolly – ARC
10. Michael Walton – BMT

Electric Results A-final
1. Alex Thurston – Serpent
2. Pete Hastings – Shepherd
3. Dan Jones – Serpent
4. Craig Woods – Serpent
5. Jamie Paton – Serpent
6. Phil Hague – Serpent
7. James Ellice – Serpent
8. Geraint Williams – ARC
9. Paul Bellinger – Serpent
10. David Gerard – Serpent

Thanks to Michael Walton for the report.

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Posted by: bobby363 | September 29, 2017

Greiner tops seeding at ENS Italy

Dominic Greiner looks to be having no issue picking up where he left off in the Euro Nitro Series, with 1:10 class returnee topping seeding at the season finale in Italy.  The Serpent driver, whose last ENS outing in 1:10 was at the same venue 12-months ago when he took the TQ and victory, set the fastest 3-consecutive laps in the second of the two controlled practices.  As in free practice Bruno Coelho, who was quickest after CP1, was his closest rival with Alessio Mazzeo completing the Top 3.  Returning to racing after a 5-month break, Italian David Loppini made it three Xrays in the Top 6, seeding P4 ahead of WRC’s Toni Gruber and Mugen’s Dirk Wischnewski.

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Posted by: bobby363 | September 29, 2017

Greiner tops seeding at ENS Italy

Dominic Greiner looks to be having no issue picking up where he left off in the Euro Nitro Series, with 1:10 class returnee topping seeding at the season finale in Italy.  The Serpent driver, whose last ENS outing in 1:10 was at the same venue 12-months ago when he took the TQ and victory, set the fastest 3-consecutive laps in the second of the two controlled practices.  As in free practice Bruno Coelho, who was quickest after CP1, was his closest rival with Alessio Mazzeo completing the Top 3.  Returning to racing after a 5-month break, Italian David Loppini made it three Xrays in the Top 6, seeding P4 ahead of WRC’s Toni Gruber and Mugen’s Dirk Wischnewski.

Having struggled with his car in the first controlled practice, ending up second fastest between Coelho and Mazzeo, Greiner said, ‘we changed completely the set-up between rounds.  In the first one it was not easy to drive so we went back to a set-up from yesterday and went harder in the shock oil.  With this it was stable and easy to drive.  The only thing that could have been better was the engine tuning. It was a bit too rich but overall I am happy, we are good now for qualifying tomorrow’.

‘We still need to work a little in the car’ was how Coelho reacted to finishing up second fastest.  The Championship leader adding, ‘it is missing steering off power but we found a problem afterwards so that should fix this and improve the corner speed’.  Chasing his first ENS title to complete the E triple crown having already become ETS and EOS Champion, the Portuguese driver wasn’t happy with his registered time which was 2/10ths off Greiner’s pace, saying ‘I didn’t get three good laps because I was always making mistakes but with better steering I think tomorrow will be better’.

With the track proving quicker for CP2, Mazzeo would end up 3rd with his opening time after an early mistake in the second run left him with a chunked rear right tyre causing his car to be loose in the rear.  The Italian said, ‘The car is very good once the tyre is not broken and it is very consistent so we are looking good for qualifying’.

Loppini was pleased with his P4 seeding saying having not raced for 5 months his main focus so far was on getting back the feeling for driving.  Having made the final of the ENS Season Finale on all three previous occasions, the 23-year-old said his car is now good after they did a lot of work with the rear diff to find a good solution to giving him a safe but fast car.  Looking to further fine tune his 2017 NT1, he will switch from the traditional front anti-roll bar to the blade set-up for the first qualifier as well as change to a harder clutch spring to get more initial punch from his engine.

‘Now it works better’, was European Champion Gruber’s reaction after seeding.  The German said changing to a softer rear diff had made his car more stable contributing to a better overall balance. Focusing now on improving the steering, he will adjust the top chassis flex, move the chassis weight from the front to the rear position as well as make a caster change.

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Posted by: bobby363 | September 29, 2017

Salemi leads the way in practice at ENS finale

Mirko Salemi was a somewhat surprise name at the top of the time sheets at the end of free practice.  The Mugen driver set the fastest 5-consecutive laps over first time track visitor Naoto Matsukura with reigning champion Simon Kurzbuch completing the Top 3.  With the main focus in Fiorano, Italy, on the title battle between Kurzbuch and Bruno Coelho, the latter would only post the 16th fastest time.  The Xray driver said, ‘yesterday was very good but today is not going as well.  We changed a lot on the car to try go faster but we need to back to our previous set-up. I think once we do it will be ok’.  Making his first appearance since being crowned World Champion in France, a very under the weather Dario Balestri would end up only 8th quickest.

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