Irish Nationals finale – report


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The last of the Irish Nationals took place the past weekend but wet weather spoiled the fun. A number of round have been run in the year but Monaghan has been subject to unfortunate weather conditions consistently. The second round here was rained off mid way and unfortunately the rerun was also. Most of the guys where sad as the track team had made the place more comfortable and consistent, the track would have made for a great race final.

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Batlle takes unprecedented 11th consecutive Spanish national title


In a display of true greatness, Robert Batlle confirmed his status as one of the sport’s absolute greatest drivers, not only has the Spaniard featured in more 1/8 Buggy World finals than anyone else, but this weekend he took his 11th consecutive Spanish national title at the rain-affected last round nats in Montjuic overlooking Barcelona and it’s famous Olympic venues.

The final of the nats proved a battle of brothers, with Dani & Robert (Batlle) vs Oscar & Bryan (Baldo) at least early on before rising star Juan Carlos Canas took over the first position, only for Robert to resume and take the final victory, ensuring a Mugen, Ultimate, Procircuit, Nitrolux 1,2. With Joan Espasa driving for Agama taking 3rd.

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Serpent welcome back Jeffrey Halsema


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Serpent have announced that Dutch driver Jeffrey Halsema is back in the Team Serpent to race in 1/8 scale buggy with the Cobra SRX8. Jeffrey will race in Padova, Italy in November and for 2017 in the West-Mid part of Germany as well as the Benelux Buggy Cup. For 2017 also the Euros A and B are scheduled.

Radio Impound Podcast: Special guest David Ronnefalk


The Radio Impound Podcast team of Gotti Jr and Jason Ruona are joined by special guest and newly crowned 1/8 Buggy World Champion David Ronnefalk. The trio discuss how he got into the sport, his career so far and victory in Vegas.

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Griffin Hanna wins Scaretacular race


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This past weekend was held the Scaretacular race at Cape Fear Raceway in Holly Springs, North Carolina with about 90 race entries total. The race format was 3 rounds of qualifying and 20 min nitro mains. In the nitro main, the talent was stacked with East Coast local racers such as Blake Pickett, Evan Vail, Austin Woodyard, Colby Bush and old school racer Brandon Melton were on hand to take part in the Scaretacular. In the qualification rounds Griffin Hanna took the overall TQ. In the main final, Hanna would lead the pack around and would swap positions with Blake Pickett but with a small mistake, Hanna was able to regain the lead and take the win. Pickett finished in second and Colby Bush in third.

Hu Wei Ping teams up with Sweep


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Sweep Racing have announced the signing of Hu Wei Ping to their team. The 9-times Chinese 1/8 Nitro Buggy National Champion and also 2016 China National Champion took the title by using Sweep Defender tyres. For now and the next season Hu Wei Ping will use all Sweep’s tyres and accessories.

SHRCCC welcome Lee Martin


The SHRCCC are very pleased to announce that multi-championship winning Lee Martin is now a member of the Surrey & Hants Radio Control Car Club (SHRCCC) committee.

“Lee will feature regularly at the club as a racer and will be on offer to assist club members with help and advice. This has been a natural development from his ever popular training events. Lee will also be using his wealth of knowledge to design our track layouts and working with the team here to improve our already great facilities. Please join us all in welcoming Lee to the club, or even better, come down for a race and do it in person.” – Richard Hamme

Haatanen & Siltanen win Winter Jumps Rd1

The most popular Finnish RC off road series Winter Jumps started last weekend in Vaasa. Vaasa RC Club has organized many classy international races during the years (like 1:10 off road Worlds 2011) so all the racers knew that the race will be organized perfectly once again. Most of the indoor tracks are nowadays carpet tracks but this season there are also 2 championship races that will be driven on slippery tracks; Vaasa track is one of them.

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