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2017 SEASON 2 1:8 NITRO BUGGY ROUND 2 Fear Farm

17.08.2017   1 comment   Video: 1 available

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2017 SEASON 2 1:8 NITRO BUGGIES ROUND 2 Fear Farm

PRO level

Fear Farm was hosting second race of nitrobuggy series. PRO level driver, talented youngster from USA, Tom Rinderknecht was setting the pace at qualifying. This 15 years old American`s average was 34.696, and this was something special. After him there was three Finnish offroaders, Ilari Lamminsivu and two Worldchampions from last year. Tommi Vacklin and Markku Honkanen. Lamminsivu was standing at second place, over 5 seconds behind Rinderknecht. Vacklin in third place, 0.2 seconds behind Lamminsivu.
Honkanen who won this class World title in last years Worlds, was over 9 seconds away from TQ pace, at fourth place. But as we have witnessed this in some tracks, Honkanen is planning his starting grid allready at qualy round and at least in race we could see his true pace. Now at qualifying round, Markku`s ave... read more

2017 SEASON 2 1:10 NITRO SEDANS SPEC ROUND 2 Halifax

15.08.2017   2 comments   Video: 1 available

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2017 SEASON 2 1:10 NITRO SEDANS SPEC ROUND 2 Halifax

PRO level

Round 2 of 1:10 nitro sedans spec serie was raced at Halifax circuit. PRO level, UK`s Graham Raistrick was fastest, taking the pole with 1.8 gap before second fastest, Italian Massimiliano Tanturri. Nuno Lourenco from Portugal took third grid, he was 3 seconds behind pole winner.
Slovenian Izidor Tratnik was fourth fastest, only one second slower than Lourenco at third grid.
So, by these results it was expected the mainfinal to be very exiting.

As the main grid was arranged, TQ driver Raistrick was missing. But we had great drivers at the grid, Tanturri with consistent run would be favourite to take this one. After few laps Tratnik who had started from fourth grid, showed some great pace. Slovenian was hitting almost consistently under 19s laps and nobody couldnt answer this. With this pace, win was g... read more

2017 SEASON 2 1:10 SC TRUCKS ROUND 2 Silver Dollar 3

14.08.2017   4 comments   Video: 1 available

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2017 SEASON 2 1:10 SC TRUCKS ROUND 2 Silver Dollar 3

PRO level

We had great entertainment when 2017 season 2, SC trucks moved their serie to Silver Dollar 3.
At PRO level Carson Yeung from Hong Kong, Team USA Marshall Kirkholm and Spaniard Alejandro Prieto were in mainroles when winner was solved. Prieto had gained third grid from qualifying and took the lightning start for the main. He got the lead but was unfortunent, when he jumped wrongly under the rostroom jumps and dropped to third. From this point Yeung was toughest and took the lead. He led this pack for the first two minutes and pace and rhytm was looking promising. Was he too careful, but after two minutes he lost his pace a little and Kirkholm got the lead. Rest of the final Kirkholm was very consistent, even Yeung and Prieto was pressuring really close, Marshall kept his head down and his nerves were steal... read more

STEAM POWERED RACE SERIES 1:10 TOURINGCARS Carpet 1

02.08.2017   4 comments   Video: 1 available

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STEAM POWERED RACE SERIES 2017 1:10 ELECTRIC TC CARPET 1


PRO

Michitaka Yanagisawa from Japan took the pole with tiny 0.6 seconds margin before French Xavier Deparde. Xavier was not an easy opponent, in 2017 SEASON 1 he won the titles in both classes, modified and spec.
Another Japan driver, Taro Matsuoka was third, he had over 4 seconds gap to Yanagisawa. Hungarian Balint Rezes was fourth and Bill Caley from USA fifth fastest.

As the main started, Yanagisawa took the lead. Him and Deparde were really intence fight, pace was really same and there was no room for mistakes. Yanagisawa led this pack 12 laps when Deparde went to the lead. Now it was time Deparde hold his rhytm and try to stay in first place.
But Yanagisawa`s last remaining four laps were stronger than Deparde`s and by these he managed to overtake Xavier. Yanagisawa crossed the line 0.45 seconds a... read more

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