News of February, 2016

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC TOURINGCARS ROUND 4 Carpet 1

29.02.2016   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 4, Carpet 1

After Luxembourg race, serie travelled to Luxembourg. As we saw at Luxembourg`s race that winning from back of the grid was possible. German Benjamin Lehmann did unbeliavable race in earlier event, taking very deserved win starting from seventh grid. So, anything was possible, could he repeat that miracle also here.

QUALIFYING
As the qualifying started, familiar names were at the top. Hungarian talent Barnabas Toth took the TQ, with tiny 0.6 seconds margin to Swedish top driver Christian Holmström. Dana Bailes from USA was third and Britain`s Graham Raistrick fourth at qualy. Dana`s distance was 1.8 and Graham`s almost 1.9 seconds to winner. Swedish driver Andre Fossto, who drove fastest result at Luxembourg with 13.5 spec cars, was fifth at this round and his gap to Toth was 2.4seconds.
Our serieleader Willem Janse van Rensburg got sixth ... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 SC TRUCKS 13.5T SPEC ROUND 1 RC Exitement

26.02.2016   7 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC PRO race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 1 RC EXITEMENT

SC10 13.5 trucks started they season here from RC Exitement. Earlier in this track, modified class was drived and racewinner Martin Wollanka from Austria was setting the pace to others. He won the race with 10 seconds gap to Swedish Robert Hillman. Arthur Brule from France got the third podium place. But now it was time to solve who would be the hero of 13.5 class.

QUALIFYING
There was very familiar names at the top after qualy. Like we saw at STEAM POWERED race series event, Hillman, Rössler and Svoba were charging also this season start in here. Hillman from Sweden was fastest, but only 0.2seconds ahead of Austrian Thomas Rössler. Arturas Svoba from Lithuania came to third at qualifying.

RACE
From the tone these offroaders speed up and race was on. Rössler allmost losted this start at beginning, when he touched the pipe at... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:8 NITRO BUGGY SPEC ROUND 1 Silver Dollar 1

24.02.2016   10 comments   Category: Event publications

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)


2016 Season 1 and round 1, Silver Dollar 1

1:8 Nitro buggy spec season started from here, Silver Dollar 1 track. This track is amazing off-road track, it is located in Chico, Northern California. It has got serious jumps, very interesting infield, two ”table-top” corners and fast back straight.

QUALIFYING

This event interested many off-roaders, as there was overall 115 drivers who took part to this event. In PRO level TQ was drived by Hans Magne Berg from Norge. With 33.8 average, his gap to second place was 1.335 seconds. This second grid went also to Norge, drived by Danny Kwiatkowski. To third place got Tommaso Andreuccetti from Italy. His distance to TQ was 1.454 seconds. Swedish driver Jonas Dalensjö drived to fourth grid and Tony Dugan from USA got the fifth grid. Jonas lost 1.877 and Tony 7.28 seconds to Hans Magne.
By these times, expectations for great race was t... read more

STEAM POWERED RACE SERIES Hillman wins

24.02.2016   5 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

STEAM POWERED RACE SERIES, RC EXITEMENT 1

Race of Steam Powered series, Short Course 4wd class was held in here, RC Exitement 1 track.
This track is very technical to offroader, and its not any high speed race, when winner is solved at this track. Of course, speed must be there at the top, but mainly you`ve to beware to use shortest line in here.

QUALIFYING

As the qualifying was over, Swedish offroad talent Robert Hillman was at the top and took TQ with huge one lap distance to Austrian Thomas Rössler. Roberts fastest lap was 15.849 with an average 16.390. Instead Rössler`s fastest 16.219 and his average was 17.009. Italian Erik Bottosso got third spot for theb Final and his pace showed, that he was one second slower in average than our TQ.
After these results we could expect that it was going to be very easy win for Swedish driver, but he needed that run without mistakes. ... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 NITRO SEDANS ROUND 1 Brisbane

23.02.2016   0 comments   Category: Event publications

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Report by J-P Huhtala (VRC PRO race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 1, Brisbane

Nitro sedan season started from Brisbane track, home of the 2006 IFMAR Worlds 1:10 nitro sedans. Looking the event entry list, there were no doubts that this was going to be magnificent start for the season. As those guys like Rietveld, Wood, Raistrick, Berman, Calaprice and many others, who had joined this event, it was very exiting to wait this fight.

QUALIFYING

In qualify, we saw interesting end. As so many propably thought that multiple Worldchampion, Netherlands Jeffrey Rietveld, would show to others, how this is doned in here. But things were going totally different, because Britains superdriver Simon Wood had came here very furios style. He was like Swiss watch and was setting the pace to others. His pace was so good that he won this qualify with huge, almost 5seconds gap to Jeffrey Rietveld. Third grid went to German Benjamin Lehmann and Britains Graham Raistrick was in fourth spot. Joshua Berma... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC 13.5T SPEC ROUND 3 Luxembourg

22.02.2016   10 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 3, Luxembourg

Wellcome to Luxembourg, this event is third race of 2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC 13.5 SPEC series.
This raceserie continue`s here at Luxembourg, earlier race at Atsugi, where Bailes and Rensburg were setting the pace, was very exiting. It was so close call, that the winner was resolved at last corner where Rensburg got better outcoming line and drived to win. Gap between Rensburg and Bailes was only 0.13seconds at finishline. Third podium place went to Germany`s Benjamin Lehmann, with 2.5seconds distance to winner. So, expectations are high in here, as those three fastest from Atsugi, are also here at Luxembourg. WELLCOME!

QUALIFYING
At qualifying round, for our joy, we could see that few new guys were on fire. In early stage of qualy, Finlands Jukka-Pekka Huhtala was setting the pace to other drivers and pace was good.
When German Stef... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 ELECTRIC BUGGY SPEC ROUND 2

21.02.2016   3 comments   Category: Event publications

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Race Report by Larry Blair (VRC Pro Race Reporter and Pro Racer)

Round 2 for the spec e-buggy class was held at Silver Dollar 3 and the fast guys showed up once again to compete for the points lead. With the level of talent that lined up for these mains it was anybody's guess who would come out on top, but some familiar names keep on rising up to the front of the pack. After a total of 164 entries were finished qualifying, the mains were set and ready to go.


The pro A main started off with a battle to the start line between Dan Phillion, Robert Hillaman, Sandro Cabreira, and Jerome djay Delcourt. When these pros crossed the start/finish line on lap 1, Hillman was in the lead by 0.3 sec, Cabreira is in 2nd, and Delcourt is running 3rd. Delcourt makes a move on lap 2 to get around Cabreira and is only 0.8 sec behind Hillman. Lap 3 comes and Delcourt made an even stronger push and is only 0.1 sec behind the leader, your top 3 are Hillman, D... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:12 SPORTSCARS 10.5T ROUND 3 Carpet 4 Volker

21.02.2016   5 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)


2016 Season 1 and round 3, Carpet 4 Volker


This one is the third race of the SEASON 2016 1:12 SPORTSCARS 10.5T. This race was held at this magnificent track Carpet 4 Volker. Track is designed by German supertalent Ronald Volker and the track is good mixing of fast driving but its also very technical.
There was no miracles happend in here, when this venue started. Looking the entry list to this venue, series leader Graham Raistrick from Britain was here, also Dana Bailes from USA had informed to this race. Dana`s season had started also very fantastic style and he`s is at second spot at series overall scoreboard. Dana`s and Graham`s gap in overall, is only two points.
Carson Yeung from Hong Kong is holding third position after two races, Bangkok and Orlando.

QUALIFYING

At qualifying Dana Bailes was showing the pace to everyone, but even Dana didnt got his run for free... read more

Event report for: 2016 1:8 NITRO NASCAR TRUCKS ROUND 1

20.02.2016   8 comments   Category: Event publications

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Bruno Eliazord, VRC PRO Reporter & Pro Driver.

READY, STEADY, GO for the new season of 1/8 nascar truck ! We are pleased to welcome you here at Cincinnati for the first round.

The Nascar Truck class is very popular on VRC, for many reasons. Firstable, it's well known in the USA as the third division of the Nascar Series. There's a lot of action in the races. And you know what ? It's exactly the same on VRC PRO : a lot of fun, thanks to a fast car with few aerodynamic, so the driving is sometime loose, and always at the limit of grip.
This serie is also famous on VRC PRO, because you've got four rounds to do your run : the free practice, the qualifying, the bump up, and the main final. You've understood : you've got the opportunity to drive a lot, and time enough to learn the track if it's a new one for you.
The last reason is that all the classes, club, sport, pro, are mixed, so it's now or never if you are a club driver to challenge sport or pro drivers.

Let's see now what happened du... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC TOURINGCARS ROUND 3 Luxembourg Lehmann`s miracle

15.02.2016   15 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 3, Luxembourg

As this serie had start they season from Carpet 3 and Atsugi 2, it was time these gladiators to gather here in Luxembourg track. It was time resolve who would be the master of this magnificent Luxembourg circuit. This track features the new extension right after the famous and spectacular cork-screw corner at the end of the front straight. The cork screw been extended with an extremely sloped and banked extension wich makes this track even more challenging than it allready was.


QUALIFYING

Expectation and also hopes were high for good qualification, as there was so many top drivers in participant list. Raistrick, Lehmann, Brule, Kalfoglou, Bailes, Vey and Rensburg were those names who had done magnificent results earlier races at season. Maybe highest expectations was at Barnabas Toth`s side. This 17years old Italian supertalent had in... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 SPORTSCARS ROUND 2

14.02.2016   15 comments   Category: Event publications

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Bruno Eliazord. VRC PRO Reporter & Pro Class Racer.

Few days after the thrilling 1:8 Sportscars Spec round 2, we come back here at Fort Myers Raceway, for the second round of the 1:8 Sportscars Championship. Remember, during the Spec round we have seen a spectacular fight in sport class between the American experienced driver Robert Yelle, and the french driver Jacques Blanchin, and in pro class between the « Superman » Jeffrey Rietveld and the young french driver Kevin Rasquin. Will it be the same this time in 1:8 sportscars ?

We were also waiting for some pilots that had animated the first round at Boss Speed, like Miquel Hereijqers, Simon Wood, in Pro Class, or Luke Allam in Sport Class, and Johann Jury in Club Class who won last time, but actually, they did not take part of this round.

Fortunately for the show, other great drivers are here today, like in Pro Class, Joshua Berman, Massimo Alliprandi, Alex Guillot, Nuno Correia for exemple. In Sport Class, Klaus Koewenig, who has made a hop... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 ELECTRIC BUGGY SPEC ROUND 1

14.02.2016   5 comments   Category: Event publications

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Race Report by Larry Blair (VRC Pro Race Reporter)


It is unbelievable at the amount of talent that makes laps on these tracks in VRC Pro, we truly have the best racers in the world competing on this game folks. The best tracks that were ever raced on are all in this game and its awesome that we as a race community have the opportunity to be able to compete worldwide.


With that being said, lets cover race 1 Pro A main


The 2016 1/8 Spec E-buggy season kicked off at Buenos Aires with some of the top drivers in the game in attendance to put their name in the mix to be crowned season 1 champion. The competition was tough throughout the field and in the end the distance between everyone was close enough that it could have been anyone's race. the top 2 guys finished with 14 laps while the remainder finished with 13, but Warren Jones would really prove to be dominate in this one.


At the buzzer Robert hillman got the jump and went to t... read more

STEAM POWERED RACE SERIES 1:10 TOURINGCARS Collegno / Brule wins

11.02.2016   6 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

STEAM POWERED race series 1:10 TOURINGCARS

Collegno

After Carpet1 race, it was time to STEAM POWERED race series to travel Collegno, Italy.
This track hosted the IFMAR 1:10 on-road Worlds in 2006 The track well known that its very technical and demanding, just what you can expect from world class track.
Finnish driver Viljami Kutvonen, who wonned that earlier race at Carpet 1, was also at participants list. Also driver from Greece, Bill Lykaris was at the entrylist. This 19years old talent drove very fantastic at WORLDS 2015 in Sydney track. He came to second place in 1:10 nitro on-road spec class, when title went to Netherlands multiple worldchampion Jeffrey Rietveld by 11 seconds.

QUALIFYING

Qualifying showed that nothing had changed and anything miracles didn’t happened when these drivers decided the starting order to final. Bill pace was well known before ru... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 SPORTSCARS SPEC ROUND 2

11.02.2016   15 comments   Category: Event publications

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Report by Bruno Eliazord. VRC PRO Reporter & Pro Class Racer.

Hi everybody, we are here at Fort Myers Raceway in Florida, where the sun is shinning, the surfers are riding the waves, and girls are so beautiful.
More seriously, it was the second round of the 1:8 nitro sportscars spec championship, where 61 racers came, representing 16 nations, which make each VRC race a real world event !
The track is very fast, but with sharp turns, and a difficult part in front of the rostrum, where you have to turn early before the corner if you want to be fast without touching the unforgiving metal barriers. In real life the club organize the Winternats, and in 2008 the Roar 1/10th scale fuel on-road.

Now let's have a look at the qualifications :

Club class : on 13 drivers, « Mugen MRX 5 » from Germany is first with 32 laps / 7.01.854. Carl Huxford from United Kingdom is second with 31 laps / 7.00.742, and Jodie Grein from USA is 3rd with 29 laps / 7.21.866.The seven other drivers of the t... read more

STEAM POWERED RACE SERIES 1:10 TOURINGCARS Carpet1 Kutvonen from pole to win

10.02.2016   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

STEAM POWERED race series 1:10 TOURINGCARS

Carpet 1

QUALIFYING

Finnish driver Viljami Kutvonen continued showing his fantastic driving skills, at Carpet1 race. This race was part of the STEAM POWERED race series.
Earlier he had wonned Netherlands multiple World Champion Jeffrey Rietveld in touring car race, what was held at Carpet 3 track. In here, Carpet 1, he didn’t give no mercy to anyone at qualifying. His gap to second place was almost 7 seconds, drived by Bill Caley from USA. In earlier races we got chance to witness Caleys pace at those races, we could expect that this US driver will come hard for the final. Graham Raistrick from Britain, got third grid from this qualifying and his gap to the leader was almost 8 seconds.

FINAL

From the tone, Caley started very strong. He pushed really hard and was giving good pressure for Kutvonen. He was at lead 3 laps after start and then Kutvonen got pass. Average time between... read more

STEAM POWERED RACE SERIES 1:10 TOURINGCARS HEEMSTEDE 1 FERRANDO SHOW

10.02.2016   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 3 available

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Report by J-P Huhtala (VRC race reporter)


STEAM POWERED race series 1:10 TOURINGCARS

HEEMSTEDE 1


QUALIFYING

Javi and Carlos Ferrando from Spain was showing great pace at Heemstede 1 track, this race was part of the STEAM POWERED race series. These two Spanish drivers pace was so good, that anyone couldn’t answer that ones. Gap between these two talents were only 0.3 seconds after qualifying. Finnish driver Viljami Kutvonen took the third grid, but it was over four seconds difference to the leader. OK, we could expect that guys from the back would get better since final would started.
Wood, Kalfoglou, Kirchefer, Caley, Raistrick, Nedrebo and Barranco were those chasers at back. Tough names.



FINAL

As the final started, atmosphere was totally collapsed when we witnessed a truly great driver lost.
Only five drivers participated to the final. And the final was two mans show. Javi and Carlos showed magnificent... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 ELECTRIC BUGGY ROUND 2

10.02.2016   10 comments   Category: Event publications

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Race report by Larry Blair (VRC Pro Race Reporter)


The 2016 Pro E-Buggy series made its 2nd stop at the beautiful facility at Silver dollar 3 and just as the facility is beautiful so was the lineup for the pro A main. Lots of big names would qualify for the final and racing all throughout the field would be very intense, especially between 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. 1st through 5th finished with 22 laps while 6th through 9th finished with 21. In the end the top 3 would only finish 7 seconds apart. The points battle has begun for the season title!


Uwe De Zwart would put on a dominate performance from start to finish. He wasn't challenged much at all and when he did see a challenge, he overcame it with ease. Lap after lap the 14 year old phenom was able to distance himself and pull off super fast lap times and take the first place podium at the buzzer! He would post 22 laps with a fast lap on lap 6 of 31.194 with a race average of 32.260 and a t... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:12 SPORTSCARS ROUND 2 Orlando Indoor

09.02.2016   9 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 2, Orlando Indoor


After start round from Bangkok, it was time these drivers to gather to Orlando. This track is located at Snowbird Hot Rod Hotel in Orlando. Few drivers who joined that season start, were missing. Also first round winner Billy Caley wasn’t at participants list. But like we have used to it, we got enough top drivers to give us a thrilling race. Bailes, Hasegawa, Raistrick, Yeung were few of those to watch.

QUALIFYING

Qualifying showed also magnificent speed but also, unfortunately many mistakes, also from these top drivers. Hasegawa took TQ only 0.19seconds gap to Raistrick. Hasegawa made one bigger mistake and it took about 3seconds away from his result. What was amazing, also this Britains laprobot Raistrick also collapsed to one mistake, this happened at lap before the last lap. Grahams mistake took 3seconds, so pace was pretty mu... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 SPORTSCARS SPEC ROUND 1

09.02.2016   9 comments   Category: Event publications

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Bruno Eliazord. VRC PRO Reporter & Pro Class Racer.

WELCOME here in Boss Speed (reverse mode), for the first round of the 1:8 nitro sportscars spec championship season 2016, where many things happened !
The track is located in Tokyo, and has already organized big events in real life, like the 2014 JMRCA All Japan Championship 1/10th GP Open Class. The layout is small, technical, and you need to be very precise in your driving if you want to be fast.

No time to loose, let's talk about the qualifications, where 99 racers came from all over the world, representing not less than 18 nations. The Spec class is famous on VRC PRO, because it's a good way to make the first steps in this driving simulator. Drivers had 7 minutes to show their skills, with a pit stop, knowing that the entry of the pit lane was tricky, because of the two tires made for slowing down the speed of the cars. A bad pit stop, and you loose everything.

In club class, on 19 drivers, Carl Huxford from Unired Kingdom took the f... read more

2015 VRC WORLDS 1:10 SC TRUCKS: NICOLAS LORIOT TAKES TITLE

08.02.2016   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Young Frenchman Nicolas Loriot has won his first VRC World title after already locking in a 2nd place in Spec class. Victory didn't come easy though. After a terrific start Nicolas jumped away from the field but a few small mistakes brought Peter Knight from the UK right back on his tail. During the 8 minute final Nicolas and Peter tossed places several times and with just 10 seconds on the clockit looked like Peter was going to seal a well deserved win but it wasn't to be. With just 4 corners to go Peter touched a corner marker which threw him of his line. Nicolas who was within striking distance immediately took advantage of the situation, dove inside and took the lead once more. Peter missed out on lap 27 so that was the end of his quest to become VRC World Champion.

The fight for the remaining podium place was fierce as well. On the finish line just 1.6 seconds separated nbr. 3 till 7 with Sports class racer Erik Bottosso from Italy taking 3rd amidst a strong field of Pro racers.

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2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC 13.5T SPEC ROUND 2 Atsugi 2

08.02.2016   6 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 2, Atsugi 2

Here we are, at Atsugi 2. This race continues 13.5 spec touring Season1, wich started from Carpet 3 track. French Steve Favrelle and Finnish Viljami Kutvonen, who wonned that first race at Carpet3,
wasn’t at participants list. So this venue was all open, of course looking the entrylist and drivers, hopes were high for exiting race. At qualifying fastest speed held Dana Bailes from USA, second place went to Willem Janse van Rensburg from South Africa. Willems gap to Dana, was only 0.3 seconds. Also with very tiny gap to the leader, third qualifier was Benjamin Lehmann from Germany, loosing only 0.6 seconds to the TQ. So expects were really high, if everybody could hold they speed at finals, it was going to be very close battle.


From tone, drivers speed up and final was started. Dana and Willem were at front and competing very close each other. Si... read more

2016 1:10 ELECTRIC NASCAR TRUCKS ROUND 1 Halifax

08.02.2016   3 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 1, Halifax


1:10 electric nascartruck modified started they season from Halifax. Timed practice showed that Finnish talent Viljami Kutvonen had came to participate this season start. He did fantastic result at timed practice and it was well known that he would be even faster at next rounds. At this point his lead was almost three seconds to Huhtala.
At qualifying, French Maxime Favrelle had also joined, and it was magnificent to see and wonder how this event would go, so nice Maxime drove. Kutvonen was only 1.5secomds faster than Favrelle at qualifying. Viljami got that fantastic 18laps result.
Coming to the bump-up and end of it, Kutvonen and Favrelle was gone, and did not participate to the bump-up. This was a pitty, so magnificent driving they had showed and of course it would have been nice to see how good battle they would had.
After those supermans decid... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:10 SC TRUCKS ROUND 2

07.02.2016   1 comment   Category: Event publications

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Race Report by Larry Blair (VRC Pro Race Reporter)

Race number 2 of the pro short course series was held at vrc bash pit short and with a lot of returning drivers in the A main the points standings is now in play! All of these drivers displayed speed and patience with every lap and made very few mistakes to boot. In the end, speed and power would be the difference.

Robert Hillman was the man to beat in this race but nobody could catch him! He started out the race by pulling out to a huge lead and it lasted the whole race. Every lap was a pure demonstration of speed and what you can do with it when your a good driver. Robert finished 1st on the podium and posted 36 laps with a fast lap of 11.1 and a race average of 11.6 with a top speed of 44.1 km/h / 27.4 mph.

Manuel Büssing had to fight tooth and nail to secure 2nd spot on the podium. He displayed what it takes when the going get... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:10 SC TRUCKS ROUND 1

07.02.2016   0 comments   Category: Event publications

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Race Report by Larry Blair (VRC Pro Race Reporter)

The pro short course series kicked off at R/C Excitement 1 and with a heavy field posted for our first race these drivers did not disappoint the fans. 1st and 2nd place finished with 28 laps while 2nd place through 6th would finish with 26 laps. All of these drivers in the A main put on a fantastic show.


Martin Wollanka brought his skills to the drivers stand and by lap 7 he was already encountering traffic. He was able to maximize his speed out of every corner and showed how throttle control is so important to hitting these super fast lap times. When it was all said and done he ended up 1st on the podium posting 28 laps with a fast lap of 14.6 and a race average of 15.0 and a top speed of 50.1 km/h / 31.1 mph.

Robert Hillman would put up a great challenge for the lead early on and made a very consistent run throughout the race ... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 NITRO BUGGY ROUND 2

06.02.2016   4 comments   Category: Event publications

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Report by Larry Blair (vrc pro race reporter)

Race #2 of the pro nitro buggy series was held at Psycho nitro Blast 5 and with an almost all new field in the A main, we find ourselves with a new winner and an early contender as the overall points leader on the season.

Marcin Maliński made his debut on the season with an incredible run posting a fast lap of a 38.7 with a total race average of 39.8. He stretched out his lead from the beginning of the race and was never challenged. Malinski made very few mistakes but when he did, he recoverd fast and got back in the groove and never really lost much time. At the end of the race he built a lead that would let him finish 1st on the podium by a 17.7 sec lead over 2nd place.

The real race was between 2nd 3rd and 4th. These guys were going back and forth the whole race and really matching each others line and lap times. But in the end consistency ... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:12 SPORTSCARS 10.5T ROUND 2 Orlando Indoor

05.02.2016   4 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 2, Orlando Indoor

After start of the season from Bangkok, racers traveled to Orlando. This technical track is located at the Snowbird Hot Rod hotel in Orlandao. Many drivers who raced at season start at Bangkok had passed this race, reason we do not know but there was enough gladiators to give us a good race. At qualifying it looked that its going to be two mans deal, who would take the TQ. Bailes once again was on fire, Raistrick with 4seconds difference at second place. Danas average lap was 10.4, Graham`s one 10th slower. Third place went to Hong Kongs Carson Yeung, he was one lap down from leader.



Before the final, it totally was waited that also final would be two mans deal, of course if both would manage to drive without mistakes. From start of the tone Bailes started his consistent running, lap... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 SPORTSCARS ROUND 1

05.02.2016   11 comments   Category: Event publications

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Bruno Eliazord. VRC PRO Reporter & Pro Class Racer.

Here we go here in Boss Speed (reverse mode), for the start of the 1:8 nitro sportscars championship season 2016 !

The track is located in Tokyo, and has already organized big events in real life, like the 2014 JMRCA All Japan Championship 1/10th GP Open Class. The layout is small, technical, and you need to be very precise in your driving if you want to be fast.

Now, let's talk about the qualifications. 83 racers took part of the race, representing 16 nations. Drivers had 7 minutes to put their best laps, with a pit stop, knowing that the entry of the pit lane was tricky, because of the two tires made for slowing down the speed of the cars. A bad pit stop, and you loose everything.

In club class, on 21 drivers, Antti Sivenoinnen from Finland took the first spot with 25 laps /7.03.26. Johann Jury from Austria took the 2nd spot with 24 laps/7.01.316, and Karl Huxford from United Kingdom took the 3rd spot with 24 laps/7.05... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:12 SPORTSCARS ROUND 1 Bangkok RCS Long

04.02.2016   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 1, Bangkok RCS Long

After qualifying was ended, expectations of upcoming very tight race was true. Bailes, Raistrick, Kutvonen and Caley were those four drivers who stand out from the result list. These drivers were inside six seconds. And also it was very true that, anyone in this group could take this race. As we saw in the race, anything could happend. In some point also Hasegawa showed magnificent racing and speed against these top qualifiers.

Start was very intence, Bailes, Raistrick and Kutvonen took lightning start and fight was on. Coming to second turn Viljami made pit too hungry cut to the corner and drobbed to last position.
Bailes and Raistrick were leading the final, Hasegawa had third place. After first lap Kutvonen had gained his place already to 5th, and was chasing Hasegawa and Caley who was now at third place.
Racing was furios. At lap four... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:12 SPORTSCARS 10.5T ROUND 1 Bangkok RCS Long

04.02.2016   6 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 1, Bangkok RCS Long


1:12 Sportcars 10.5 season started from Bangkok RCS Long. Bailes, Kutvonen, Raistrick were those names at top after qualifying. Danas pace was in shape, he left Finnish Viljami Kutvonen almost 3seconds behind. Britains Graham Raistrick was third over five seconds behind Dana.
Fourth, who qualified with same amount of laps was Carson Yeung from Hong Kong.
By this qualifying we could expect decent battle to final, to be honest expectation of winner was at Danas side.



But what happened, during the final we could see that, maybe Danas concentration wasn’t good enough or something else was wrong because this US supertalent made tiny mistakes first half of final. Start was very stable, those three at front were competing very close each other. Kutvonen was chasing Dana very close range, Raistrick waiting those mistakes from these two. At lap four, first co... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 NITRO BUGGY ROUND 1

03.02.2016   3 comments   Category: Event publications

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Report by Larry Blair (VRC Race Reporter)

Season 1 of the 2016 1/8 Nitro Pro Buggy class kicked off at Silver Dollar and this race would prove to be a struggle for some of the best drivers in the world. From the beginning of the race when Uwe De Zwart had the start that we all dread, the big crash at the start or on lap 1 when Martin Wollanka lost control and went from 1st to 3rd in the blink of an eye. Things seemed as if they were going to be tough for this first race of the season. But when it was all said and done Martin Wollanka proved once again why he is one of the top racers in the world by securing the victory and taking that early season points lead.

Martin Wollanka has always been a top level driver throughout vrc pro racings history and with this win he adds another win to his legacy. With the level of competition in this seasons class we are gonna find out who can stand up and give Martin a challenge, on to round 2!

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2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC 13.5T SPEC ROUND 1 Carpet 3

03.02.2016   10 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 1, Carpet 3


1:10 ISTC 13.5 SPEC, Season 1 started from VRC Carpet 3 track. Earlier in this track, modified class started they season. Also in this spec class, miliar names were at the top. Finnish factory driver Viljami Kutvonen who wonned that modified race, was also scary fast with these spec cars.
At qualifying Kutvonen and French Steve Favrelle competed with very tiny differences of TQ.
At the end, TQ went to Kutvonen but only half second faster than Favrelle. Britains gentleman Graham Raistrick was also on the fly, only 1.5seconds behind Kutvonen.
When race started, Kutvonen made little mistake at second corner and Favrelle got the lead. But after few laps driven, Kutvonen got his lead back and battle was ready. Lap by lap these two laprobots continue fighting at lead, until at 10th lap once again at curve compination 2-3, Kutvonen made little mistake ... read more

Event report for: 2016 SEASON 1 1:8 ELECTRIC BUGGY ROUND 1

02.02.2016   8 comments   Category: Event publications

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Report by Larry Blair (VRC race reporter)

Round 1 of the 2016 1/8 E-Buggy season kicked off at Buenos Aires in what looks to be one of the most competitive classes to date. All the racers in the pro A main showed tremendous skill and patience and driving at a very competitive race pace. The top 4 drivers were only separated by 10.64 seconds at the end of the race and 5th place through 9th were separated by around 12 seconds. 1st through 4th finished with 17 laps and 5th through 9th finished with 16 laps. Needless to say the Pro A main was close and intense!


Dan Phillion stole the show in the end with consistent lines and excellent throttle control to hit each apex close and score the first victory of the season. Lap after lap Dan was clicking off 41 second laps with few mistakes and trying to hold off stiff competition from Johannes Lamprecht and Kuba Luczak. Dan M... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC TOURINGCARS ROUND 1 Carpet 3

02.02.2016   5 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 1, Carpet 3

1:10 ISTC MODIFIED, Season 1 started from VRC Carpet 3 track. Race was runned in reversed direction. Expectations were high for this start, as we looked the participants list. For example multiple VRC Worldchampion 2015, Netherlands Jeffrey Rietveld was at the lists.
In qualfying we saw how tight this race was going to be. Jeffrey tooked the TQ only by 0.146 seconds away from Finnish supertalent Viljami Kutvonen. Others were close, Graham Raistrick(3rd),Benjamin Lehmann(4th) and Willem Janse van Rensburg(5th) were about 4seconds from the leader. So...we could only wait start of the final.
When the tone horns and cars speed up, Kutvonen and Rietveld took there place at the lead. At lap 2, Jeffrey made little too hungry cut at corner before backstraight and Viljami ran away little.
Margins were very tiny, race was close all the time between these two supermans. Allmost the whole 5 minutes, they battled those ... read more

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC TOURINGCARS ROUND 2 Atsugi 2

02.02.2016   4 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 2, Atsugi 2

Season 1 second race was raced at Kyosho works track, Atsugi 2 in Japan.
We saw very tight battle of podium places. This Pro final was fun to watch, as drivers paces were so close each other. French Arthur Brule started from the pole, where he was appointed after very tight qualifying, winning Swedish Andre Fossto only 0.248 margin. Third grid went to Kevin Rasguin from France, losing to the leader about 3 seconds.
When the final started, there was little drama. South African Willem Janse van Rensburg missed the tone at the start, losing 2seconds and this mistake dropped his position to the last.
Also Australian Chris Kalfoglou had some issues at start, maybe he was pit nervous and his car moved a little pit before the tone, but this movement did not give him any penalty. Finally he got very good start for the final. He gained his place to third at... read more

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