Patrick Hofer returned to Hohenems, Austria the weekend of July 6-7 to defend his Summerchamps title against a strong field of competitors from Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. The well-organized event featured a flowing track layout with a blue-groove surface. The perfect track was accompanied by good food prepared by the friendly kitchen crew. Patrick once again raced his Reedy-powered B4.2 and B44.2 buggies, which were well-suited to the track conditions. Early on, the track surface was slick but continued to gain traction throughout qualifying and into the finals.
Able to adapt to the changing conditions, Patrick went on to win both classes from the pole position and keep his Summerchamps titles for another year.