Anders Mikkelsen takes Norwegian Nitro Series title


The season started in late May at Oslo Modellbilklubb, the largest track for the season, so it was made for some high speed driving. In the end, Anders Mikkelsen took the TQ and win in front of André Røine and Brede Isaksen.

The second round was held at Lorenskog Modellbilklubb, a more technical track. During the A-main, there was three very small showers of rain that made the track very slippery, but all drivers made it thru the difficult conditions. After changing positions several times, Mikkelsen again got the TQ and win, this time also in front of André Roine with Hans Nikolaisen climbing up onto third spot on the podium.

The third round was held at Valdres Modellbilklubb. This track is a one of a kind with 3,5 meters height difference that makes it an extreme challenge for the cars and engines. This was also the warm-up for the Nationals to be held later in the summer. Anders Mikkelsen and Christian Hovden fought really hard for the TQ, with only 0,001s split before Mikkelsens last qualifier. Mikkelsen made it in the end, and got his third consecutive TQ at his home track. As always, there was lots of action during the A-main, but after 45 minutes, Mikkelsen got his third win in a row, followed by Hans Nikolaisen and Brede Isaksen.

Finally it was time for the Norwegian Championships, the only 2-day race for the season. One of Norways best drivers in electro touring, Nikolai Haaheim, had got his hands on a used Shepherd Velox V10 and took the TQ. Unfortunately, he suffered a servo failure and had to stop early in the A-main. The final was a hard race between Christian Hovden and Espen Myhre. Espen Myhre was in the lead until the last corner when he spun out and Christian could get the inside line and win with 0,5s. Coming out of retirement, Petter Sølvberg really showed that he still has it and got the third place.

The last round of the series was hosted by Lorenskog Modellbilklubb. This was the second time the series was there during the season, but this time everyone has driven much on this track and the lap times would be lower than the first time. This round was to be dominated by another driver returning to the class after some years of absence. Georg Ellingsen got the both the TQ and win with nobody matching his speed this day. Also with Georg on the podium was Trygve Bull Freng and Christian Hovden both with their respective Shepherd V10 cars.

After the points was updated, the total for the Norwegian Nitro Series showed the following result:

  1. Anders Mikkelsen – Shepherd Velox V10
  2. André Roine
  3. Hans Nikolaisen