News of June, 2015

2015 SEASON 2 SERIES CALENDAR PUBLISHED

26.06.2015   22 comments   Category: Site news

We have published the racing calendar for Season 2 which starts on July 11.

2015 SEASON 2 SERIES

Between the end of Season 1 and the start of Season 2 there will be 1 week pause to allow for the skill level adjustments based on Season 1 race results. Racers can then set their new racer class before the start of the new season. You can always opt for a higher racer class than what your skill level indicates, i.e. when your skill rating indicates Club you may opt to race in Sport or even Pro if you feel confident and comfortable with that.

SKILL LEVEL SYSTEM REVISED
We have revised the skill level system to make it more transparent and fair. Currently it is based on your relative performance measured against other racers who have the same skill level. If you did better you would gain some points, if you did worse you would loose some poins. This suystem looked at all events indiscriminate of racing class.

The new system will measure and adjust... read more

DAVID RONNEFALK VRC OFF-ROAD CONSULTANT

18.06.2015   5 comments   Category: Site news   Video: 1 available

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We are proud to announce that multiple European off-road champion David Ronnefalk from Sweden has joined VRC Pro as our official off-road consultant. The Team Hot Bodies works driver will be helping the VRC Pro team to further improve the quality of the off-road experience. David has been a VRC Pro member since September 2011 and uses VRC Pro especially durring the long and dark Swedish winter season. After having finished his high school he is now turning full time pro, meaning all he will do from now on is racing the 1:8 and 1:10 HB buggies in races around the world. Virtual Racing Industries is supporting David in his quest to achieve the highest possible goal, winning a World Championship title.

Be sure to check out the video. We will also be broadcasting this video on LiveRC as a commercial during their live coverage of the 2015 ROAR Fuel Offroad Nationals at Silver Dollar.

MAJOR UPDATE COMING

18.06.2015   49 comments   Category: Site news

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Today we will release a major structural update, this will include updated software and content. The release of the new Silver Dollar 2015 Nats track had to wait for this update and will be included.

With the new update we have added support for 2WD and 4WD cars (this was missing in the basic structure) allowing us to have 4WD and 2WD short course trucks or buggies for example. We are working on a 2WD short course truck at the moment and are aiming to have it available for the new season starting in July. No promisses yet. 2WD and 4WD electric buggies are not yet planned.

Another significant feature of this update is a new class definition for tracks. We are now able to set class restrictions per track, for example nitro buggies or short course tucks can also run on on-road tracks, but on-road cars can't run on off-road or rally tracks. Yes, rally is another new class we are working on and which required us to have these new restrictions. So after this update you can run your buggy or sc truck on almost... read more

JUNE 18 RELEASE OF 2015 ROAR NATS SILVER DOLLAR RACEWAY

16.06.2015   19 comments   Category: Site news   Video: 1 available

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In an unprecedented 2-week effort, VRC Pro is able to release the track for the 2015 ROAR Fuel Off-road Nationals on the same day the actual event starts on the real Silver Dollar track.

As sanctioned by ROAR, nor the real Nats track and the virtual Nats track should be available for practice prior to the start of this prestigious off-road event. Paul King (besides Cody King’s dad also member of the ROAR executive committee) has now approved the VRC Pro 2015 Nats track to be released on June 18th, the same day the official practice rounds start at Silver Dollar in Chico California.

VRC Pro will run the Virtual ROAR Nats starting on June 18th until June 21st, simultaneously with the real ROAR event. TRACK IS FREE FOR THE DURATION OF THE VIRTUAL ROAR NATS!!!!

On June 18 the new track will automatically become available for VRC Pro members who have an all-inclusive license, the track is also available from the VRC Pro e-shop.

FIRST VICTORY DAVID BARCENA IN 2015 SEASON 1

09.06.2015   0 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Spains David Barcena has scored a well deserved victory at the inaugural race at the new Psycho Nitro Blast VI track. Starting from position 5 he worked his way to the front quickly, also helped by a bad start of hot favoriteand series leader Marcin Malinski who found himself back in dead last position at the end of lap 1... Barcena and Honkanen battled it out for most part of the race, but Malinski fought back hard and managed to take the lead again, only to loose it as a result of a badly executed last fuel stop. Watch the video to see how this close race unfolded, commented by our Mike Garisson.


A-Main final PRO class
1. David Barcena ES 27 20:03.163
2. Markku Honkanen FI 27 20:03.954
3. Marcin Maliński PL 27 20:08.557
4. Martin Wollanka AT 27 20:10.983
5. Fredrik Boden SE 27 20:26.986
6. Yolan De Weerd BE 27 20:29.037
7. James Le Pavoux GB 27 20:33.160
8. Matthew Stacey CA 27 20:33.280
9. Tobias Isaks... read more

CANDY PICKS UP WIN AT SILVER DOLLAR (ROUND 8)

02.06.2015   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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UK's Javan Candy, and avid 'gamer' racer has taken a great win at Silver Dollar 2 (2013 WC lay-out) over dominating and Series 1 leader Marcin Malinski. Matthew Stacey from Canada fought off a very well deserved 3rd over Frederik Boden from Sweden.

Malinski made a big error at the start of the race and repeated this 2x at about the same spot but managed to grab the lead over Candy after some 8 minutes of racing. It was then between Marcin and Javan almost till the end of the 20 minute race but a bad pitstop of Malinski handed the race to Candy. He well deserved win over an almost unbeatable Malinski! Make sure to watch the video to see the battle unfold.

Result A-Main final PRO:
1 Javan Candy GB 40 20:03.654
2 Marcin Maliński PL 40 20:12.260
3 Matthew Stacey CA 40 20:26.394
4 Fredrik Boden SE 39 20:00.731
5 Robert Hillman SE 39 20:10.331
6 Claus Didriksen NO 39 20:18.040
7 Keith Lewis US 39 20:21.229
8 Björn Engma... read more

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