News of January, 2019

WOLLANKA MAKES IT 3 FOR THE 2018 VRC WORLDS: 1:8 ELECTRIC BUGGY

30.01.2019   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Multiple champion Martin Wollanka has scored a 3rd victory at the 2018 VRC Worlds, bringing his total to 15, by far the most successful racer in VRC history. He claimed victory at Psycho Nitro Blast 2013 with the 1:8 electric buggy after a close battle with US ace Tom Rinderknecht and Marcel Krüger from Germany. Justin Coral missed out on a podium place by just 0.85, Andrew Bucar by 0.9 of a second, yes the racing was extremely tight.

For sure you should watch the video with professional commentary by Mike Garrison.

Pro class:

1.Martin WollankaAT1810:02.963
2.Tom RinderknechtUS1810:05.554
3.Marcel KrügerDE1810:07.075
4.Justin CoralUS1810:07.932
5.Andrew BucarCA1810:07.974
6.William DillonUS1810:09.994
7.Fab VettorelloCA1810:13.900
8.Robert HillmanSE1810:18.526
9.Marshall KirkholmUS1810:19.754
10.Andy GarciaUA1810:22.87


Sport class:
1.|Jürgen Butzbach|AT|18|10:24.995
2.|Jonathan Coral|US|18|10:33.557
3.|Christian... read more

JUSTIN COREL CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION 1:8 NITRO BUGGIES SPEC

29.01.2019   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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US racer Justin Corel has claimed victory at the 2018 VRC Worlds 1:8 nitro buggies spec class, at the demanding Psycho Nitro Blast 2013 track in the USA. The 45 minute A-Main final was a tough battke between Corel and Hillman with Hillman only giving in just before the flag dropped. Must see video!

Pro class

1.Justin CoralUS5945:46.074
2.Robert HillmanSE5845:12.109
3.William DillonUS5845:20.395
4.Tommaso AndreuccettiIT5845:41.151
5.Luca IottiIT5845:45.435
6.Joel LeeUS5845:45.703
7.Frosty StClairUS5745:17.891
8.Ely RojasUS5745:40.586
9.Olivier MeunierFDNF
10.Tony DUGANUSDNF


Sport class
1.|Seb LAMBERT|FR|56|45:22.411
2.|Stephen Halliday|AU|55|45:09.008
3.|Ryan Greening|US|55|45:16.672
4.|Starodub Sergiy|UA|55|45:21.900
5.|Shon Harding|US|55|45:39.877
6.|Stefan Spacil|AT|54|45:35.417
7.|Sylvain PELHATE|FR|54|45:38.154
8.|Francisco Fernandez|ES|54|45:46.800
9.|JEREMIE GAUTIER|FR|53|45:11.634
10.|Dalibor Roháč|CZ|53... read more

WOLLANKA DOES IT AGAIN, ANOTHER WORLD TITLE

29.01.2019   3 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Martin Wollanka keeps adding World Chamionship titles to his crown, this time he reigned at the Messina Dirt track in Italy with the 1:10 SC trucks. It didn't come easy this time, the track lents itself for very close racing and that's exactly what happened. It was only at the last par of the race where he could create a 1 second gap with Hillman and Crowel.

Watch the video, exciting race with professional commentary by Mike Garrison.

Pro class:

1.Martin WollankaAT2308:19.831
2.Robert HillmanSE2308:21.085
3.Gary CrowellUS2308:21.922
4.Olivier MeunierDE2208:02.282
5.Jukka-Pekka HuhtalaFI2208:02.606
6.Sandro CabreiraBR2208:03.894
7.Arturas SvobaLT2208:08.586
8.Matthias SteiningerAT2208:09.814
9.Tommaso AndreuccettiIT2208:11.500
10.Thomas FischerAT2208:11.714


Sport class:
1.|Wolfgang Buresch|AT|22|08:12.940
2.|Manuel Weber|US|22|08:14.449
3.|Jozsef Valent|HU|22|08:17.837
4.|JEREMIE GAUTIER|FR|22|08:19.366
5.|Steph... read more

Race Video added

28.01.2019   3 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Video with commentary by Mike Garrison added

Event report for: 2018 VRC WORLDS 1:10 ELECTRIC TOURINGSCARS 13.5T

25.01.2019   3 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Epic 3-way battle between Hamak, Gayson and Berman, up until the very last corner. Hamak returning form a 5 year absence in VRC in great form!

A-Main Pro class:

1.Zdenek HamakCZ2305:02.388
2.Ben GaysonGB2305:03.092
3.Joshua BermanUS2305:03.224
4.Xavier DepardeFR2305:06.474
5.Gary CrowellUS2305:08.324
6.Tommaso AndreuccettiIT2305:08.684
7.Olivier MeunierDE2305:10.524
8.Jozsef ValentHU2205:02.332
9.VALENTIN PEUZIATFRDNF
10.Manuel GremlicaATDNF

MARTIN WOLLANKA ADDS 1:12 TITLE TO HIS CROWN

17.01.2019   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

Another outstanding performance by multiple VRC World Champion Martin Wollanka from Austria, winning the 2018 VRC Worlds 1:12 modified at Bangkok Long. He has won world titles now in all VRC Pro classes! Watch the video to see Graham Raistrick snatch 3rd place away from Hasegawa in the closing seconds of this 8 minute final!

2018 VRC PRO WORLDS WRAP UP AND HISTORY

14.01.2019   5 comments   Category: Site news

by Kevin Bacon


The 2018 VRC PRO World Championships season concluded on December 31, 2018. The 2018 Worlds brought the crowning of several new champions and additional crowns for to some of VRC’s previous champions. VRC ace, Martin Wollanka (AT), added to his World Championship total. Wollanka won three events in December including 1/8 Electric Buggies Mod, 1/10 Short Course Trucks Mod, and 1/12 Sportscar Mod pushing his overall count of VRC PRO World Championship titles to an incredible 15!

Joshua Berman (US) also took home three of the coveted winged World Championship Golden Cups in December. Berman claimed the title in 1/10 Nitro On-Road Mod, 1/10 Nitro NASCAR Trucks Mod, and the brand new 1/8 Nitro GT3 Mod class. The three wins increased Berman’s overall VRC PRO World Championship count to 11!

In addition, five brand new champions were crowned in December of 2018. The list of new VRC PRO World Champions includes:

1. Zdenek... read more

Event report for: 2018 VRC WORLDS 1:8 NITRO GT3

05.01.2019   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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BERMAN WINS FIRST EVER 1/8 NITRO GT3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The 1/8 Nitro GT3 Modified chassis was released just in time for the 2018 World Championship. As such, this was the first ever race for the class. Last year VRC Pro introduced the 1/8 Nitro GT3 Spec class just before the 2017 World Championships but (as with any spec class) setup and tuning options are limited. This year’s introduction of the modified class opened up all access to all settings and provided a more powerful modified engine. The result: faster cars and faster lap times. By way of example, the 1/8 Nitro GT3 Spec World Championship was held a Bamberg in April of 2018, fast laps for Spec class were 15.2 – 15.3 with straightaway speeds of 105km/h. Whereas fast laps for the Modified were 14.9 – 15.0 with straightaway speeds of 110km/h. In fact, in Modified class the three Pro Level podium finishers completed the grueling 45-minute final with an average lap time (excluding pitstops) of 15.2-15.3 seconds.

Th... read more

TONY DUGAN TAKES 2018 WORLDS TITLE RALLY-X SPEC

04.01.2019   5 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Tony Dugan from the US has claimed victory at the 2018 VRC Worlds for 1:8 electric Rally-X Spec class at the new VRC Dirt 2 track. This must have been one of the closest contested finals evenr in VRC history. It was Ely Rojas who led most of the 10 minute final but he was challended by Dugan, Yeung and Berman who were always within striking distance, most of the final within a second. Rojas took very tight lines in the switch back hairpins using the dirt edge, and got away 34 of his 35 laps, but in lap 29 he took the hairpin too tight and rolled the car. That gave the other 3 a break of 2 seconds and despite some very fast laps he was not able to close the gap anymore with the 3 front runners. The race was now between Dugan, Yeung and Berman. Dugan increased the pace and was able to cross the finish line first to earn a well deserved VRC Worlds title.


PRO CLASS A-MAIN

1|Tony DUGAN|US|35|10:03.849
2|Carson Yeung|HK|35|10:04.838
3|Joshua Berman|US|35|10:05.926
4|Ely Rojas|US||35|10:08.9... read more

VRC USB ADAPTOR OUT OF STOCK

03.01.2019   13 comments   Category: Site news

As reported some time ago, we have encountered some very serious problems with the Chinese manufacturer of our VRC USB adaptor. After nearly 10 years of supplying this device to us, they rejected our last orders issued September of last year. Some essential components like the microprocessor are no longer available. This has caused us to immediately start searching for alternative sources based on a new design.

We have already slowed down the sales of the USB adaptor 2 months ago, and are now almost completely out of stock. We expect first deliveries of the new adaptor not before April of this year. Very likely the new adaptor will be at a completely different price point as well.

We are aware of the seriousness of this problem, the USB adaptor is essential to the realistic r/c experience we offer with the VRC sim, but we rely on third parties to supply this product to us.

For now we have stopped the sale of just the USB adaptor completely, the adaptor is only available in combination with the 3-m... read more

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