Extra long race report this week featuring wins from both week 13 and 14! Winning streak continues strong not only in USA but also Internationally in Australia, Bolivia, Dubai and UK with team drivers: Steve Dows, Ken Rand, Josh Glancy, RJ Hart, Joe Tramontana, Rudy Khoubbieh, Jorge Chacon, Alejandro Alvarez, Mitchell Steer, Carlo De Marco and Steve Alcock all winning the races they attended! Report from each race follows:
Binona Championship Series 6 (Dubai, UAE), report by Rudy Khoubbieh:
TQ/1st: Rudy Khoubbieh
2nd: Khaled Abdulaziz
3rd: Joey Ariston
St. Patty’s race (US), report by Steve Downs:
All of my cars were decent but my pro4 excelled as usual! Laying dow the fastest overall lap in all 3 rounds. Unable to convert that to a good starting position. I started fourth in the main and was able to
seize the lead about 1/4 into the race and cruise until the tone.”
1st: Steve Downs
2nd: Von Shook
3rd: Kieth Porter
Bolivian National Championship Rnd 1 (BO), report by Jorge Chacon:
1st: Jorge Chacon
2nd: Rodrigo Santa Cruz
3rd: Fabian Egüez
Night Race, Clayton, North Carolina (US), report by Ken Rand
I would end up TQ in both ebuggy and etruggy. Got off to a clean start in ebuggy but would make a few bobbles at a couple minutes into the race which would let Matt Shain by. I picked myself up and charged hard to take the lead with a minute to go. Etruggyunfortunately got rained out for the A main but I would win that class as well as they went by qualifying position.”
“Racing for Lyla” Race (AUS), report by Mitchell Steer:
Round one in Nitro was a rough start with my NB48.3 needing some setup changes. Changed diff oils for round 2 making the car easier to drive and dropping a second per lap placing third overall. Round 3 was much the same with a few errors but the car felt dialed and I finished 2nd for the round and overall grid position of 3 in the A-Final. Had a good start and held my position of 3rd. Had the pace over 2nd place but couldn’t find a way around until about the 10 minute mark. Starting chasing down 1st place who was Aaron Stringer (#2 in Australia), closing the gap with 5 minutes to go. Aaron had a tire issue enabling me to take the win by 0.6 seconds. Once I sorted my setup I couldn’t fault the car – was great to bring it to the podium.”
1st: Mitchell Steer
2nd: Aaron Stringer
3rd: Tyson Meyers
Ice Breaker Race (US), report by Josh Glancy:
TQ/1st: Josh Glancy
2nd: Noah Dickerson
3rd: Tyler Hooks
TQ/1st: Josh Glancy
2nd: Wade Moore
3rd: Mike Battaile
NDOR Winter Series (UK), report by Daniel Austin:
On the day, once again, Steve Alcock won the the truggy class with his Tekno ET48.3 with another superb performance.
In Ebuggy, Mike Lightfoot took the victory with Neil Bent coming home 2nd just 1 second behing Mike after the 18minute final and Rich Metcalfe coming home 3rd making it a Tekno 1,2,3,4 and 5!
Carlo De Marco ran the NB48.3 in the Nitro class qualifying 2nd behind Dave Bailey with a 1st and 2nd in qualifying and managed to take 2nd in the final too.
With the meeting finished, all attention focused on the overall championships in each class.
In the electric Truggy championship, it was a Tekno podium sweep with Steve Alcock winning the Championship ahead of James Phelps in 2nd and Martin Connolly taking the 3rd podium spot.
In the E Buggy championship, another Tekno podium sweep with Carlo DeMarco taking the overall championship, Daniel Austin in 2nd and Mike Lightfoot taking the 3rd podium spot after his victory today pushed him up the overall standings.
Thanks to NDOR for putting on a superb series and thanks to all the Tekno drivers for such fantastic results.”
Overall Championship Results:
Michigan Indoor R/C Open (US), report by RJ Hart:
TQ/1st: RJ Hart
2nd: Mike Chek
3rd: Mike Lopes
Santa Cruz de la Sierra (BO), report by Alejandro Alvarez:
Mains were 7 minutes long for E-Buggy and E-Truggy and 20 minutes for Nitro Buggy.”
Big Apple Best of The Best (US), report by Joe Tramontana:
“I decided to arrive early and club race Friday and practice Saturday to get a feel for the track. Sunday came around for the 1st annual Big Apple Best of The Best. It was a 1 day event with good competition in the 23 heats and 16 mains”