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2017 SEASON 1 1:8 SPORTSCARS ROUND 8status: FINISHED

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Race:from 10.06.2017 [10:00] to 19.06.2017 [09:30]
Class:1:8 Nitro on-road
Track:Heemstede 1
Direction:  Reverse R
Series:2017 SEASON 1 - 1:8 NITRO SPORTSCARS
Rankings:  1:8 nitro sportscars modified, Overall nitro on-road, Overall on-road combined
Points:Level 2 ABC (1 - 120) with DNS* factor 75%
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The 278 m long Heemstede track was designed by Pieter Bervoets and built in 1982. The Model Auto Club Heemstede, one of the biggest clubs in Europe with 350 member, has hosted several major European and World events on this track. Italian Lamberto Collari won his first of 9 IFMAR World Championships on this track. The track was completely resurfaced in 2004, at the same time several infield curbes were flattened making the track very fast. The tricky part is the end of the back straight. Get this corner right and the following SS's are easy, get it wrong and you lose half a second or more. Website: http://www.mach.nl
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2017 SEASON 1 1:8 SPORTSCARS ROUND 8 Heemstede 1

21.06.2017

Report by J-P.Huhtala

2017 SEASON 1 1:8 SPORTCARS ROUND 8 Heemstede 1

PRO level

Heemstede was hosting last race of 1:8 sportcars series in 2017 SEASON 1.
American super talent, double World Champion Joshua Berman dominated PRO level race. He was fastest in every round and won this race with style and showed how champ drives.
Irish driver Austin Elliot was the closest behind Berman in qualifying and practice. But It was a bit dull because Elliot wasnt at the grid when main final started.
Another American, Kevin Bacon was third in semifinal and started from third grid. Kevin had the pace, but he was totally out of rhytm. He made several mistakes during his run and these gave him huge 30 seconds extra. Portugese Nuno Lourenco got third place and was one lap behind Bacon when race ended. Nuno started from fourth grid, so he secured his position when Elliot retreated from the race.


Joshua Berman, PRO level SEASON 1 CHAMPION

SPORT level

SPORT level race was exiting. We saw great run by Thailands Rudolf Aigner. "Rudy" had found something special for the final. He started from the fourth grid, and with 14.9 average he totally crushed others.
American Steve Pitts who earned pole from semi, was second in this race. With average 15.3, he was one lap behind when race ended. Third in this race was Australian driver Steve Young. Like Pitts was one lap behind winner, Young was also one lap behind Pitts. So, differences were really clear in this level.


Rudolf Aigner(orange) found great pace for the final

CLUB level

Like Berman in PRO level, American Gary Crowell did the same in CLUB level. If Berman crushed others, Crowell totally hammered his fellow competitors. With 14.6 average, nobody couldnt challenge that. Another American, Manuel Weber came second, over 50 seconds behind Crowell. Japanese driver Isla Pesca was third.


Gary Crowell, SPORT level SEASON 1 Champion

FINAL RESULTS

A-main PRO

11 →1Joshua BermanUS8520:01.576
23 →2Kevin BaconUS8320:09.872
34 →3Nuno LourencoPT8220:05.942
45 →4Izidor TratnikSI8020:07.096
58 →5Alvaro CuestaES8020:09.198
67 →6Pierre DumuscCH8020:09.742
76 →7Mugen Mrx-5BE7820:00.416
89 →8Raimondo MagliuloIT7720:00.144
910 →9Marco MognolCH7720:10.856
102 →10Austin ElliottIEDNS


A-main SPORT

14 →1Rudolf AignerTH7820:01.952
21 →2Steve PittsUS7720:05.848
32 →3Steve YoungAU7620:07.404
46 →4Gary SundmanUS7520:02.938
55 →5Laurent EdetFR7520:06.730
67 →6Yuriy MeshkovRU7320:04.374
710 →7Karl heinz JohannDE6720:08.820
83 →8Olivier GurdebekeBEDNF
98 →9Hans Guenther HeitschDEDNS
109 →10Mike BridgesCADNS


A-main CLUB

11 →1Gary CrowellUS8120:06.186
22 →2Manuel WeberUS7820:15.102
33 →3isla pescaJP7720:07.840
45 →4Johann JuryAT7320:09.842
54 →5palm outlawzTH7320:13.758
66 →6Giulio GhiraldoIT7220:13.110
77 →7Yann PecoutFR6820:06.320
88 →8PHILLIP HARRISUS6320:07.966
99 →9Christos KatsigiannisGR6220:14.746
1010 →10Benoit PlourdeCA5820:04.742


FINAL RESULTS OF VRC PRO SEASON 1, 1:8 SPORTCARS

PRO level

1Joshua Berman720
2Kevin Bacon696
3Austin Elliott666
4Graham Raistrick666
5Pierre Dumusc595
6Mugen Mrx-5586
7Nuno Lourenco583
8Alvaro Cuesta544
9Marco Mognol530
10Sven Dellebeke504


SPORT level

1Gene Sears699
2Rudolf Aigner687
3Olivier Gurdebeke648
4Laurent Edet633
5Gary Sundman598
6Hans Guenther Heitsch570
7Yuriy Meshkov537
8Maxime Vincent531
9Tony DELMASTRO514
10Mike Bridges507


CLUB level

1Gary Crowell717
2Manuel Weber702
3Johann Jury669
4Yann Pecout639
5Dorian Marcel627
6Christos Katsigiannis569
7Benoit Plourde520
8Curtis Damm508
9isla pesca447
10Brammy Hansen393


CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSHUA BERMAN, GENE SEARS AND GARY CROWELL!!

THEY ARE VRC PRO 2017, SEASON 1 CHAMPIONS!!!

Comments

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(Total posts: 6)
29.06.2017 [23:25]
Sorry i couldn't make this one guys.
I was away for this one but looking forward to season 2.
Well done to josh , Kevin , Rudolf , Steve , Gary and Manuel.
Also great report Jupe Keep up the good work.

Edited by author: 29.6.2017 22:26:00 GMT
26.06.2017 [23:50]
Thanks Jupe, you are right. I could not find a rhythm for this event. But even so, Joshua is just a "Juggernaut" and even if I had a clean run, I wouldn't have been able to catch him.
25.06.2017 [10:37]
Thanks Kevin, you had great race, even you havent got good rhytm.
22.06.2017 [18:12]
Nice report and video Jupe!
22.06.2017 [11:43]
Thanks Rudolf! You had great race, from fourth to top of the podium!
22.06.2017 [10:28]
Hi Jup,
great report. Thanks a lot for the efforts you did.
Cheers
Rudolf Aigner

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