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Race:from 12.11.2016 [09:00] to 20.11.2016 [08:00]
Class:1:8 Nitro buggy
Track:Silver Dollar 3 AMain
Direction:  Reverse R
Series:2016 SEASON 3 1:8 NITRO BUGGIES
Rankings:  1:8 nitro buggies, Overall off-road combined
Points:Level 2 ABC (1 - 120) with DNS* factor 75%
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2016 SEASON 3 1:8 NITRO BUGGY ROUND 6 Silver Dollar 3


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VRC PRO 2016 SEASON 3 1:8 NITRO BUGGY ROUND 6, Silver Dollar 3

This was season closer of 1:8 Nitro Buggy series. Sixth round was helded here in Silver Dollar 3 track, and it was driven in reversed direction.
American Warren Jones was setting the fastest pace during the qualifying. Warren`s average 30.833 was something enormous, when we saw that second place driver Jonas Larsson from Sweden, was almost 13 seconds behind him. But that wasnt bad run by Jonas, but that 31.731 average wasnt good enough to challenge Jones of the lead.
Third fastest, Britains Michael Lightfoot, had 16 seconds to TQ. Lightfoot`s run was stable, with just under 32 seconds average. Behind Lightfoot, only with 0.3 seconds distance was Mikael Yrjänäinen from Finland.
Another Finish driver, Ari Koski was in fifth and third Finn, Markku Honkanen in sixth place. Hong Kong`s Carson Yeung was also carried his season, and was in seventh position, when qualy ended. It was looking promising for the final. So close those guys were from third place Lightfoot to Yeung in seventh grid. These five drivers were all inside 3.2 seconds.
Ok, behind Yeung was those two hungry Swedish drivers, Dalensjö and Hillman. They had 20 seconds gap to TQ but only 4 seconds gap to third grid driver Lightfoot. And it was well known that these Swedish drivers would be in ”hunting mode” for the final. Last but not least, in tenth position, heading for A-main, was Italian Tommaso Andreuccetti. He had also great run at qualy, but like many others, he didnt survived this with clean run. He got mistake in lap eleven and this took almost 3seconds of extra time.

When A-main grid was arranged, we witnessed total driver lost and this wasnt good for this sport. Not knowing the reasons for this "driverlost" but there was only four drivers at the grid. Yrjänäinen, Koski, Honkanen and Yeung were those gladiators who were going solve this A-main. But there was enough pace to give us a good entertainment, as we knowed how talented dirvers these four is. Honkanen was in ”third” grid, this TeamDurango WC finalist was propably playing hide and seek during the qualy. In his last lap of qualy, he got 11 seconds of extra, but was it purpose or what, we would find out in this 30 minutes race.

WC finalist, Finnish Markku Honkanen was at his own level.

Honkanen truly show his cards when this race started, immediatly from first lap he got the lead and leaded this pack whole 30minutes. He totally crushed others with his pace and consistency. Average 30.352 was something special, no doubt that. In this 30 minutes of racing, he left second place driver, Ari Koski, over two laps behind. But bad wasnt Ari`s run either, even he had seven mistakes during his run. Despite these mistakes, he was three 10th`s faster in 30 minutes race than he was in 7 minutes of qualifying. Great run Ari!

Ari Koski drove steady run, this guaranteed his second place.

Third place was driven also driver from Finland, Yrjänäinen had good battle against Yeung. They swapped the places during the final, but in the end, Yeung had to settle to fourth place, 8 sconds behind Yrjänäinen.
All in all, very enjoyable see, Worldclass pace from Honkanen and looking forward to see how this 38 years old Finnish Offroader will handle Las Vegas track in Worlds2016.

Yrjänäinen and Yeung had great battle of third podium place.

In SPORT level Michael Olsljung from Sweden and Brit Gavin Uttley had great, intence final. They swapped position whole final and this was great race. Finally, who crossed the finishline in first, was Olsljung, but only 1.5 seocnds before Uttley. Third podium was driven by Mattias Norén from Sweden. Norén`s gap to Olsljung was 11 seconds.

At CLUB level Swedish Lennart Sahlman gave the knock-out to others. When he crossed the finishline, he was two laps ahead of Lala Lu from Taiwan. Australian B Howard crossed the line in third place, he was three behind the winner.


A-main PRO

1Markku HonkanenFI5830:10.663
2Ari KoskiFI5630:24.211
3Mikael YrjanainenFI5430:06.486
4Carson YeungHK5430:14.269
5Warren JonesUSDNS
6Jonas LarssonSEDNS
7Michael LightfootGBDNF
8Jonas DalensjöSEDNS
9Robert HillmanSEDNS
10Tommaso AndreuccettiITDNF

A-main SPORT

1Michael OlsljungSE5230:23.052
2Gavin UttleyGB5230:24.532
3Mattias NorénSE5230:34.075
5Jeremy WrigleyUS5130:17.897
6Max Hamun Ahmadi ZenouzDE5030:00.637
7Gavin PowellGB5030:01.000
8Tyler MackenzieCA4730:16.865
9David Camino benitoESDNS
10Stephan WesterhoffNLDNS

A-main CLUB

1Lennart SahlmanSE5330:32.395
2Lala LuTW5130:17.123
3B HowardAU5030:34.692
4Jonathan WolfeGB4830:17.683
5Kenneth DennisonUS4630:35.343
6Brad BowmanUS4530:18.166
7Juan Luis BermejoES4430:09.060
8Lasse BakDKDNS
9Heinz MüllerATDNS
10Felix HarshUSDNS


SO, this was 1:8 Nitro Buggy season closer. Big CONGRATULATIONS to Italian Tommaso Andreuccetti of his win at PRO level. This was close call for Tommaso, as Swedish driver Robert Hillman was fighting to the very end, but finally Hillman had to settle to second place, 6 points behind Andreuccetti. Third place went Carson Yeung, 24 points from the winner.

In SPORT level, season win went to Kristian Lohse from Australia, with 453 points. Jeremy Wrigley from USA was in second and Alessandro Turini from Cuba in third place. Wrigley had 428 and Turini 406 points.

In CLUB level B Howard from Australia and Swedish Lennart Sahlman got equal points at the end of the season. Howard`s better fifth race result, solved this season win for him. Third place went to Brad Bowman from USA.

VRC PRO CONRATULATES Tommaso Andreuccetti, Kristan Lohse and B Howard!!


PRO level

1Tommaso Andreuccetti450
2Robert Hillman444
3Carson Yeung426
4Brad Thorn417
5Andrea Giordano403
6Jonas Larsson383
7Peter Haaima379
8Klas Norman365
9Ari Koski348
10Billy Yeung333

SPORT level

1Kristian Lohse453
2Jeremy Wrigley428
3Alessandro Turini406
4Frank Wagner380
5marshall kirkholm377
6Tyler Mackenzie370
7Mattias Norén363
8Kyle Boon351
9Gavin Powell350
10Maurizio Mazzocchi312

CLUB level

1B Howard474
2Lennart Sahlman474
3Brad Bowman441
4Kenneth Dennison429
5Mario Callejo399
6Heinz Müller357
7Steinar Ovlien351
8Pablo Izquierdo Lopez335
9Karl heinz Johann320
10Madyoyo Man319


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Pages: 1 | 2 (Total posts: 11)
23.11.2016 [05:40]
Yes... But it was like this before.
This schedule was like it has been when I started playing this game.

That schedule you mentioned. Stopped Monday morning in Europe and Sunday night in USA if I remember it correctly.
That gave advantage to you Americans.
Europeans did their results Sunday night.
And there was still 8-10 hours time for americans to finish. Europeans can't stretch their practice time to the last minute because we were going to work, school etc when it was still running.

With this schedule it ends on weekend no matter where you live.
Best compromise.
23.11.2016 [01:22]
Markku, the schedules changed last season to give racers all weekend to run their finals. But this season the Nitro buggy classes were messed up and finish one day early (whereas other classes run through all day Sunday).
This wasn't the reason I didn't run (I was sick) but maybe caught some others out. Still, it was the last race of the season so they should've known by now...
22.11.2016 [20:50]
Posted by: Warren Jones (US) on 22.11.2016 1:22:34 (UTC)
yes, the nitro buggy schedule has been messed up all season. probably caught some of the other guys out too.

This last race was scheduled same as it was two years ago.
And just how it should always be.
This way it ends in weekend, no matter where you live.

This race was scheduled to close sunday 10am Finnish time.
So for me there was good time for us make our final run at saturday evening or sunday morning.
So there was good time for me to do some kinda messed up result at saturday night... And then wake up sunday morning... Drink coffee and look if i need to do my second attempt.

This is how it has been almost every event i have ever raced at this game.
22.11.2016 [17:39]
Very good!!! Congratulations!
I'm happy to, to finish in top 10 ( as a pro lol )

Posted by: Tommaso Andreuccetti (IT) on 22.11.2016 11:22:17 (UTC)
Who win this Series?


Edited by author: 22.11.2016 17:39:56 GMT
22.11.2016 [15:29]
Posted by: Tommaso Andreuccetti (IT) on 22.11.2016 11:22:17 (UTC)
Who win this Series?


Congrats to you on the series win Tommaso.
22.11.2016 [11:22]
Who win this Series?

22.11.2016 [05:48]
Thanks Carson!

Dont be sorry Robert, this happens others too. That just probaply costed you series win? You drove great season, no doubt it.
Good luck for the Worlds!

Edited by author: 22.11.2016 5:49:46 GMT
22.11.2016 [01:22]
yes, the nitro buggy schedule has been messed up all season. probably caught some of the other guys out too.
21.11.2016 [13:10]
I completely missed the final, I thought it would end a day later than it actually did. And when I discovered my misstake it was allready too late. Same thing happened in the 1:10 SC.
21.11.2016 [12:53]
Another great report Jupe!



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