News of January, 2018


30.01.2018   2 comments   Category: Site news

The ranking calculations have been updated.

For the established classes the ranking is now calculated based on 12 of your 16 last results (was 8 of 12 before).

The overall electric and nitro on- and off-road rankings have been adjusted to 18 of 24 (was 12 of 16) and the Overall onroad and overall onroad is now 24 of 32.

The Overall Combined ranking is 30 of 40 best results.

2 New rankings have been added, for the 1:8 RallyX Spec Weekly and for the 1:8 nitro buggy Weekly, both start with 8 of 12 results. When enough results are in these 2 rankings will be adjusted to 12 of 16 as well.

Obviously adjusting the rankings can change the current rankings slightly.


05.01.2018   15 comments   Category: Site news

The Nascar trucks series will be raced over 12 rounds, your best 8 results count for the Series championships
Each event will have 4 rounds of 1 week, echa round starts on Saturday and finishes on Friday
The events are scheduled with 4 weeks intervals
The Nascar truck series are a mix of oval and on-road courses.

1:8 nitro Nascar trucks
Round 1: Lostallo Oval
Round 2: Fort Myers
Round 3: Sao Paulo
Round 4: Osaka Oval
Round 5: Kissimmee long
Round 6: Speedway Short
Round 7: Oslo
Round 8: Melzo Oval
Round 9: Osaka 2
Round 10: Sao Paulo Oval
Round 11: Boss Speed Tokyo
Round 12: Keitune Oval **WC**

1:10 nitro Nascar trucks
Round 1: Bamberg
Round 2: Osaka Oval
Round 3: Collegno
Round 4: Sao Paulo Oval
Round 5: Kyosho 2
Round 6: Messina
Round 7: Keitune Oval
Round 8: Fiorano Italy
Round 9: Lostallo Oval
Round 10: Osaka 1
Round 11: Keitune **WC**
Round 12: Melzo Oval

1:10 electric Nascar trucks
Round 1: Orlando Oval
Round 2: Bangkok... read more


05.01.2018   16 comments   Category: Site news

2018 Season 1 will be raced over 8 rounds of which your best 6 results will be counted for the Series championship 
All events will have a qualifying round and a Finals round, and will be raced in 3 classes, Club, Sport and Pro
The events are scheduled with 3 weeks intervals
Qualifying will be Saturday till Wednesday - finals will be Wednesday till Sunday
Modified classes will be raced with forced rostrum view - spec classes will be raced with free choice of view
Per class 1 event of the series will be designated as the official World Championship (**WC**) for that class
World Championship events will be rewarded with extra points for the Series and for the rankings


1:8 nitro buggy modified
Round 1: Silver Dollar 2
Round 2: Rhein-Main
Round 3: NEO13
Round 4: Pattaya
Round 5: Psycho 13 **WC**
Round 6: C-Netic
Round 7: Silver Dollar 3
Round 8: Las Vegas

1:8 E buggy spec
Round 1: Psycho 12
Round 2: Fear Farm
Round 3: Montpellier
Rou... read more


04.01.2018   8 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


Report by Kevin Bacon

2017 marks 40 years since the first ever IFMAR World Championship. In 1977, Butch Kroells drove a Team Associated RC100 to the first ever official IFMAR RC World Championship; 1/8 Nitro Sportscars. Thus, it seems only fitting, that the final event of the 2017 VRC On-Road Nitro Worlds, be the 1/8 Nitro Sportscar class. RC racing has evolved over the years, and VRC has played its part in the evolution. In the early years, both racing and knowledge sharing was limited to the handful of racers at your local club. Eventually, the internet allowed racers from around the globe to communicate their various setup/driving tricks and tips. However, it was VRC that brought our hobby instant global racing competition. So, it only seems appropriate, that we celebrate 40 years of world championship racing, by closing out the 2017 VRC Worlds with the same class that started it all… 1/8 Nitro Sportscars.


Qualif... read more


04.01.2018   3 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


PRO class

When the flag drops, the bullshit stops... That's what Jimmy had in mind setting off for the 20 minute 'King of Ovals' decider in 1:8 nitro Nascar trucks at the Melzo oval. Who dares to challenge the Oval King? Anrea Giordano did by winning the 1:10 nitro Nascar trucks 2 weeks earlier. But enough is enough Jimmy thought. Winning 1:10 electric Nascar trucks made it 1-1 in the Flack-Giordano battle for supremacy on the ovals, 1:8 would decide. And what a fight they put up. Flack hammered down 7.4 and 7.5 lap after lap, but Giordano followed. Half way there was less than a second between the 2, nothing decided. The second half of the A-Main Giordano lost a second in lap 116 and wasn't able to recover that time in the remaining 40 laps, finishing 3.8 seconds behind the now undisputed Oval King: Jimmy Flack. Graham Raistrick drove a great race to finish 3rd, his slowest lap was just 0.3 shy from his fastes lap...!

Don't take oval racing lightly. OK, it's just left turn only, but to drive lap... read more


04.01.2018   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


PRO class

Young Marc de Zwart from Austria has added a 2nd title to his 2017 Worlds campaign. After winning Pro class in 1:8 electric buggies the week before, the 16 year old Austrian now clinched the title in 1:8 nitro buggies modified Pro class. The 60 minute long A-Main final was a thriller act between de Zwart, Jones and Larsson who finished in that order with less than 10 seconds between them. It was Jonas Larsson from Sweden who led most of the race with de Zwart and Jones within seconds all the time. Until 2/3rd of the race... Larsson cam in for his scheduled pitstop but missed the pitlane entrance, got blocked, had to call for the turn marshal and was then placed back on the front straight. The Swede had to turn his car around, drive back to the pit entry and could finally refuel. In total it cost him 10 seconds, exactly the amount of time that would have put him on top at the end of the race... De Zwart and Jones already had collected their share of bad fortune in lap 42 and lap 53 costing ... read more


04.01.2018   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available


PRO class

Reece Hodges from the UK has won his very first World Championship title in Pro class. Qualifying 3rd he had to battle it out with Jhonny Hernandez from Spain and Michitaka Yanagisawa from Japan. The lead tossed several times and despite a few small errors Reece managed to clinch the title with just 0.6 seconds on the hard charging Hernandez and 0.8 on Yanagisawa who set the fastest lap in this A-Main final with 13.744. The big absentee was of course pole-sitter Mathias Nedrebø who couldn't free himself up for the main finals.

1.Reece HodgesGB2205:11.6323
2.Jhonny HernandezES2205:12.2862
3.Michitaka YanagisawaJP2205:12.4924
4.Xavier DepardeFR2105:04.6065
5.Carson YeungHK2105:07.0347
6.Patrick BaderCH2105:07.9428
7.Gary CrowellUS2105:07.9649
8.Nuno LourencoPT2105:09.09810
9.Mathias NedrebøNODNF
10.Dana BailesUSDNF

SPORT class

Dimitrios Ioannidis from Greece led the A-Main almost from start to finish... read more


03.01.2018   17 comments   Category: Site news


The 2017 VRC Worlds is over, 2018 Season 1 is about to start.

We have more and more classes and as a result of that we have seen a significant drop in participation in the Series events, and especially in the participation in the Main finals. Our assumption is that the event schedule is probably too crowded.

We are therefore considering a major change in the event calendar. The basic idea is to split up the series in similar categories and spread them over 2 seasons.

For example:
Season 1: 1:8 nitro buggies Mod and 1:8 electric buggies Spec
Season 2: 1:8 nitro buggies Spec and 1:8 electric buggies Mod

We can do the same with Short Course Trucks and RallyX, 1:10 electric ISTC and 1:12 electric Sportscars, and between 1:8 nitro Sportscars, nitro GT3 and 1:10 nitro sedans.

This new schedule means that you would still get to race all the classes in 1 season, but spread over Spec and Modifie... read more

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