HIT 130 series report

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Winter season is slowly disappearing and the winter part of HIT series as well. Hard to believe still, but this time it was really the last competition in season 2016/2017. We had a couple of interesting names on the list. Magnus Vässmar did not hesitate to visit Czech race from very distant Sweden. Also Zdenko Kunak and Oliver Havranek, Kuba Simurda or Matej Sulc deserve mentioning.  All those guys started in Modified class what ensured a nice watch during final heats. The same we could have said about Stock class. Oliver Havranek would have been hunted again by Martin Kratochvil and Karel Kratochvil. On the other hand, LeMans class should have been dominated by well experienced Roman Krejci. Clear story was also expected in Formula division with Lukas Hoch on the top of current ranking list.

So let´s move to the race itself. Practice kicked off in early morning. Particularly at 6:30 AM to make all the guys have enough laps done. As HIT 130 was supposed to be a warm-up for incoming Czech nationals, track was quite similar to the one used on mentioned event. Martin Babovsky – head track designer built a shape considered by drivers as a tricky one. The result appeared in separations between drivers, which were much bigger than usually.

Formula: Lukas Hoch´s domination continued even in the last race of winter season in Holesov. Separation between first and second driver was huge. At least there was a nice fight for the second spot between Petr Novotny and Simon Horak. At the end Simon could enjoy the runner-up position locking Peter behind his back.

  1. Lukas Hoch
  2. Simon Horak – XRAY X1
  3. Petr Novotny – XRAY X1
  4. Svetlin Douhlevski – XRAY X1
  5. Martin Janicek – XRAY X1
  6. Ales Horak – XRAY X1
  7. Dusan Bayer – XRAY X1
  8. Ladislav Holasek
  9. Jakub Vicha
  10. Leos Bulva

Stock: Slower 4WD class served very nice battles to spectators around. Oliver Havranek, holding TQ from qualification was able manage Ludvik Kurecka behind. This must have been pretty exhausting thanks to all attacks from Ludvik. Behind the first couple fight for the third spot could raise up. Karel Kratochvil protected it successfully in front of his son Martin. Fifth place went to Tono Sloboda.

  1. Oliver Havranek – XRAY T4
  2. Ludvik Kurecka
  3. Karel Kratochvil – XRAY T4
  4. Martin Kratochvil – XRAY T4
  5. Tono Sloboda
  6. Marketa Vitamvasova – XRAY T4
  7. David Mestan – XRAY T4
  8. Simon Horak – XRAY T4
  9. Matej Babovsky – XRAY T4
  10. Jakub Dalecky – XRAY T4

Modified: Nor Modified class wanted to be ashamed by making people bored. Drivers took that seriously and A final was an eye catching experience. Zdenko Kunak brought his new Awesomatix for the first time in Holesov. Knowing almost nothing about new car he just put the carpet setup on and hit the track. However it was enough to reach TQ obviously. Magnus Vässmar put his car on the second spot and Oliver Havranek started behind them. After the starting tone Magnus tried hard, but Zdenko was confident with new chassis. He maintained his position and won the race. Magnus came for second position and Oliver Havranek exploited situation in the third run and moved in front of Kuba Simurda on the third spot.

  1. Zdenko Kunak
  2. Magnus Vässmar
  3. Oliver Havranek – XRAY T4
  4. Kuba Simurda – XRAY T4
  5. Matej Sulc
  6. Ladislav Lebanek – XRAY T4
  7. Ludvik Kurecka – XRAY T4
  8. Michal Vitamvas – XRAY T4
  9. Radek Voda – XRAY T4
  10. Martin Babovsky st. – XRAY T4

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