14.02.2016 15 comments
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
11.02.2016 15 comments
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
22.02.2012 1 comment
Well over 200 racers from all corners of the world gathered last week to race the NOTORIOUS virtual Winternats 2012 sponsored by RCTECH. With a 45 minute final, the unforgiving metal barriers of Ft. Myers promised an extremely exciting race... Here are the results:
WINTERNATS 1:10 NITRO
1 Frank Hättich (Germany) 209 Laps 45:10.642
2 Kevin Pignotti (Italy) 204 Laps 45:10.402 +5 laps
3 Mario Spiniello (Italy) 203 Laps 45:12.520 +6 laps
4 Mustafa ALP (Turkey) 202 Laps 45:11.724 +7 laps
5 Paul Patto (Australia) 197 Laps 45:09.010 +12 laps
6 Francis Wathlet (Belgium) 196 Laps 45:03.270 +13 laps
7 Ingo Graf (Austria) 194 Laps 45:10.100 +15 laps
8 Zsolt Kálnay (Hungary) 132 Laps 30:14.658
9 Eric Brawley (United Kingdom) 130 Laps 30:06.900
10 Barnabás Tóth (Hungary) 130 Laps 30:07.444
WINTERNATS 1:8 NITRO
1 Kevin Pignotti (Italy)... read more