News of December, 2017

Event report for: 2017 VRC WORLDS 1:8 NITRO BUGGIES SPEC

08.12.2017   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


Lot takes PRO, Carcia SPORTS and Dillon CLUB

PRO level
The featured A-Main (check out the video) is Pro class which showed some exciting competition between Lot, Jones and Wollanka. Lot was super consistent the whole 30 minute final, 1 small error in lap 39 cost him just 1 second! Jones and Wollanka chased him down lap after lap but simply lost more time in their charge to catch up with Lot. Wollanka's error in lap 27 cost him 5 seconds and 2nd place to Jones. Wollanka stretched his pitstops to the max and could therefore take the lead in lap 37 but a late splash and dash in lap 40 put him back in 3rd. There were just 2 sub-40 seconds laps, and they were squeezed out by Jordan Lot in lap 42 and 43, a true World Champion!

1.|Jordan Lot|FR|44|30:17.634
2.|Warren Jones|US|44|30:21.392
3.|Martin Wollanka|AT|44|30:24.372
4.|Gaetan ANGER|FR|44|30:38.289
5.|Ely Rojas|US|43|30:19.626
6.|Robert Hillman|SE|43|30:23.663
7.|Erwan Poulin|FR|43|30:33.123
8.|Andrea Giordano|IT|43|30:33.7... read more

Event report for: 2017 VRC WORLDS 1:12 ELECTRIC SPORTSCARS 10.5T

08.12.2017   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


Bailes, Saputra and Zimmermann divide the titles in 1:12 105T


This time we start with the closest A-Main in 1:12 10.5T Spec, which was Club level (see video). The 8 minute A-Main was between Zimmermann, Condes and Lavrentyev all the way, tossing top positions all the time. In the middle of the race it looked like Condes was running away with it having led most of it. But Lavrentyev was pressing hard with Zimmermann in the waiting seat to grab the cvhance when it would come. Lavrentyev started making small mistakes, in fact 3 times he hit the corner marker at the beginning of the back straight throwing him out of contention. Towards the end, with Condos leading, Zimmermann put more pressure on him and managed to take the lead 4 laps before the end, and didn't give it away.

CLUB class

1.|Henrik Zimmermann|DE|32|08:07.286
2.|Luis Condes|ES|32|08:07.422
3.|Denis Lavrentyev|RU|32|08:10.988
4.|Bryan Thomson|GB|31|08:04.836
5.|Jason Platt|US|31|08:14.374
6.|Fred Bondonn... read more

Event report for: 2017 VRC WORLDS 1:8 NITRO SPORTSCARS SPEC

08.12.2017   7 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


Report by Kevin Bacon

The 1/8 Nitro On-Road Spec VRC World Championship was a war of the “Beasts”. “Monster” Martin Wollanka (AT) and “Juggernaut” Joshua Berman (US) clashed in Cincinnati.


Qualifying opened up with several racers posting 15 lap runs. However, Kevin Bacon (US) was the first to break two barriers; 16 laps and sub 20 second laps. Bacon’s run of 16 laps in 5:15.210 set the pace initially with an average lap of 19.7 seconds. The Juggernaut was the first “Beast” to post a qualifying run. Berman’s initial run of 16 laps in 5:14.386 surpassed Bacon and put Berman into the TQ position. Berman’s run remained the top qualifying run until the “Monster” arrived. Wollanka posted a run of 16 laps in 5:12.154 with an average lap of 19.509 seconds. Berman responded with several runs of 16 laps in 5:12, but none faster than the Monster. Then, in his final qualifier, the Juggernaut went for ... read more


07.12.2017   3 comments   Category: Site news


A new oval track has been added to the VRC oval track selection: MELZO OVAL
The track is 186m long and features a tight Turn 1 and a very wide and fast sweeper Turn 2.

The track is released especially for the 2017 VRC Worlds and will host 3 Oval Worlds, starting with the 1:10 nitro Nascar trucks on Saturday Dec. 9, the 1:10 electric Nascar trucks on Dec. 16 and the 1:8 nitro Nascar trucks on Dec. 23.

All 3 events will use the bump-up system with the top-2 after qulifying going straight to the Super final, and from semi finals 1-2-3-4 the first 2 from each semi final will go to the Super final. The top-200 after qualifying will all race in the semi finals but only those in the first 4 semi finals will have a shot at the Super final. All semi finalsts can still move up to the B-Main! The top-100 after the semi finals will proceed to the 3rd round Main finals.

The 2017 VRC Oval Worlds events will be raced in Club, Sports and Pro racer clas... read more


01.12.2017   8 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


Report by Kevin Bacon

The 2017 VRC Nitro On-Road World Championships got underway with the first event, the 1/10 Nitro On-Road Spec Class. There were 110 racers from all over the globe who competed in the year-end finale, all hoping to obtain the coveted crown of VRC World Champion. Cincinnati 2003 was racetrack location. One mistake could cost racers seconds on the large, high-speed Cincinnati racecourse. As such, clean, consistent laps, with tight lines were essential in every round of the competition.

Pro level

“Juggernaut” Joshua Berman of the United States, who took home the 1/10 Nitro Spec crown in 2016, looked to make a repeat performance in 2017. However, this year’s competition was tight for the Juggernaut. Berman kept his composure in qualifying and claimed the top qualifying (‘TQ’) position with a run of 13 laps 5:06.738. Finland’s Jukka-Pekka Huhtala (‘Jupe’) was hot on Berman’s heels with a qualifying... read more


01.12.2017   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


Gaetan Anger from France has added a third title to his 2017 VRC Worlds campaign by winning 1:10 short course spec class at the new track Buggyland Fuencarral, Spain.

He has already won RallyX Spec in Pro class, and 1:10 nitro sedans spec in Sport class. This victory came after another hard fought battle, this time with Joan Espasa from Spain, and Tom Rinderknecht from the US, these 3 making up the Pro class podium. The first 6 cars finished within 9 seconds after 10 minutes of intense racing. Espasa had a sloppy start loosing 2 valuable seconds in the 2 opening laps, and managed to catch up the leader in lap 8. The battle stayed close till lap 13 where a small mistake lost him a second on the leader. Rinderwalt had to fight hard for 3rd place with Jordan Lot from France, finishing just 2/10 ahead fo the Frenchman.

Anger again displayed great form, with all his laps in the 42 seconds, like clockwork! A well deserved Worlds title, congrats!

PRO Class

1|Gaetan ANGER|FR|14|10:1... read more


01.12.2017   4 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available



In an eventful 10 minute final, French Geatan Anger has won the 2017 title RallyX Spec in Pro class after a fierce battle with hot favorite and TQ Ely Rojas. Rojas took an early lead closely followed by Anger and Hillman until he smacked the car into a pylon in the second chicane in lap 9. Rojas charged hard to get back to the front. He took back the lead in lap 18 and looked poised to take the title but 2 laps before the end he misjudged the big jump on the backstraight, tumbled over several times, spun out again and had to let Anger and also Hillman by who were waiting for that one mistake.

PRO Class:

1Gaetan ANGERFR2410:06.517
2Robert HillmanSE2410:07.528
3Ely RojasUS2410:09.106
4Daan HalingBE2410:09.800
5Hijrah SaputraID2410:14.897
6Carson YeungHK2410:18.106
7Gary CrowellUS2410:18.368
8Izidor TratnikSI2410:18.600
9Balint RezesHU2410:24.397
10Marshall KirkholmUS2310:05.754

SPORTS... read more

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