The African Cup event was held in Pretoria, South Africa this past weekend. In the highly competitive 13.5 Touring Class, it was Harold van Eeden who set the pace in qualifying. When it came time for the finals, Harold would drop back in the field allowing Marius Stols to take over. Stols would lead his XRAY teammates Warrick Atmore and Willie Noordman to victory, and XRAY 1-2-3 sweep!
World class drivers are not necessarily just the fastest guys on the track. World class drivers are the guys in the pits who carry a positive attitude, always lend a helping hand, and are working to share and enjoy the R/C hobby (no matter how fast or slow they are). We will be the first to tell you there are drivers well capable of winning a World Championship with their speed, but we wouldn’t consider them “World Class” with their less than pleasant off track attitude. Pro-Line has put together a very cool “How To Be World Class” checklist, which is an source for racers of all skill levels what truly want to be world class R/C racers! Read more…
This past weekend hosted the 2014 Nordic Championships. The competition was stacked with racers from multiple countries chasing the title. Kyosho team driver, David Ronnefalk, set the time to beat in qualifying by taking the overall TQ. The Nordics final was set to be a grueling 60-minute race, and Ronnefalk had his work cut out for him. The Swedish sensation had no troubles as he dominated the field, setting fast lap and taking the win over Andreas Edvinsson and Christoffer Svensson.
Team Durango Ireland race star, Aaron Vance, recently concluded a fast-paced weekend of 1/8 scale buggy racing at the Irish Nationals. Aaron is no stranger to highly competitive racing over on the Emerald Isle, and he was really excited to pilot his DEX408v2 to an overall first place finish in the popular E-Buggy racing class. Taking three of the four qualifying rounds, Aaron gave no reason for his chasing fellow racers to think he could be unsettled, powering his DEX408v2 home in the ‘A’ Main final. Aaron did not make a single mistake to complete a faultless run for the overall victory!
Source: Team Durango
The Minnesota State Championships have been held in Starbuck, Minnesota for 18 years. The facility provides a covered track, camping, and a venue for some of the best competition in the region. The 2014 race held by Joe Zaier Jr. and Jay Campbell was one of the best events yet. Team Associated was well represented at this year’s race. In the 2WD Modified class, Team Associated’s Kraig Krueger used his RC10B5M to hold off a surging Neil Feneis to secure his third consecutive state title. In the Modified Truck class it was Neil Feneis and his RC10T4.2 who narrowly grabbed the win from last year’s State Champion Marshall Skare. Having already secured a state title in touring car earlier this year, Dan Hamann used his SC10.2 to add a short course title to his resume.
Source: Team Associated
For Round 3 of the Irish National Offroad Championship, drivers descended on the small town of Crossbarry, Ireland. JQ Products driver Bradley Baird took a solid TQ in qualifying with Gary Baird and Barkley Abernathy 2nd and 3rd. The track began to fall apart as the finals got under way, and racers faced a grueling course ahead of them. Bradley Baird stay smooth and led the field to victory while Alan Scroggie took home second ahead of the hard charging Barkley Abernathy in 3rd.