29.03.2017 1 comment Category: Event publications
James Le Pavoux of Great Britain won the recent 1.8 Electric Buggy race at Silver Dollar. Le Pavoux was the only driver to complete 20 laps in this action packed final. Sweden’s young gun Jonas Larsson was the top qualifier, but Larsson clipped a corner during the zero lap of the final and needed to be marshalled. The mishap cost Larsson about 5 or 6 seconds and dropped him to dead last before he even completed a lap. Thus, Larsson was in catch up mode throughout the final. Larsson used fast laps to slowly but surely overtake the rest of the field. However, despite his best efforts, it wasn’t enough to catch up with the smooth and consistent laps posted by Le Pavoux. While Larsson posted more sub 30 second laps (5 to Le Pavoux’s 2), Le Pavoux’s final was mistake free and his slowest lap was still a very quick 30.900 seconds. Le Pavoux finished with 20 laps in 10:27.306; Larson took second with 19 laps in 10:03.223.
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22.03.2017 3 comments Category: Event publications Video: 1 available
Report by VRC race reporting
2017 SEASON 1 1:10 SC TRUCKS 13.5T ROUND 4 Bash Pit long
Fourth round of Short Course 13.5 serie was raced at Bash Pit long track.
It wasnt any suprise as we saw Swedish offroader Robert Hillman at top of the list. This 38 years old driver was on fire and showed incredible pace during whole event. At qualifying and semifinal Arturas Svoba was closest to challenge Hillman but even he had many seconds to catch up. Hillman drove magnificent final, and despite four bigger mistakes, he won this race with enormouss one lap distance before Australian Mark Clews.
Clews runned very good final, he started from third grid and got to second place.
Lithuanian Arturas Svoba was third in this final. He started from second grid but he had six bigger mistakes and these allowed Clews to get second place.
Hillman was at own level
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14.03.2017 10 comments Category: Site news Video: 2 available
A new addition to our rally track collection: Rally X2. With the 2 big ramps this new track offers some serious challenges to the avid r/c rally racer. The track features 4 hairpins which invite you to make perfect drifts and power slides to gain time on the competition. To get them right you need to practice, practice, practice... Round 4 of the 2017 Season Series for Rally X is starting May 18th...
The new Rally X2 track is immediately available for all members with an all-inclusive license. Free2Play members can obtain the new track with vEuros which can be purchased in the the VRC e-shop.
14.03.2017 33 comments Category: Site news
We are still more than 3 months away from Season 2, but it's time to start discussing race formats and schedules for Season 2 based on the experiences so far with Season 1. Participation in some of the classes is down which calls for some serious re-thinking of the whole event structure.
I am thinking of some radical changes to create more focus on events and certain classes.
One of the problems we are facing is class dilution. We offer so many classes now that participation is spread thin over all these classes, resulting in fewer and fewer participants per event. Just like what has happened in real r/c over the past 20-30 years. Of course we must try to get participation up by getting new members into VRC and get them racing. But we could also look at reducing the number of classes we are racing each season.
Season 1: nitro buggies - sc truck - 1:10 nitro sedans - 1:12 electric sportscars
Season 2: electric buggies - rally X - 1:8 nitro sportscars - 1:10 electric to... read more