Last weekend, Rd.3 Spain Nationals 1/8th EP Offroad wasl held at Serracines track.
Peter Hellawell reports:
Over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd June, Round 5 of the BRCA 1/10th IC National series took place at the Cotswold club. The track had been nicely prepared for our arrival with a new pit lane fence being one of the noticeable improvements. The weather forecast for the weekend was not looking great, with gloomy weather conditions and rain predicted for the weekend. There were 26 entries in the 200mm class which is the greatest of the season so far, 17 entries competed in the Sports GT class. On the Saturday practice session, defending champion Mark Green, Alex Thurston and Joe Kerry were all looking quick in the 200mm class. In Sports GT it was again Glyn Beal who was setting the pace early on with his Serpent team mates Adam Crossland and Richard Boult also fast, David Gerard was also mixing it with them.
Race report from Skanderborg Cup in Denmark.
The national championship calendar isnt showing much activity at the moment, so when a local club invited all drivers to participate in an open, non-championship race, I and my teammate Magnus Frandsen jumped at the opportunity to get some racing/testing done. It was a one day event with the emphasis on fun.
While my teammate has the track as his home track, I wasn’t so lucky. On top of that, we both attended the 4th round of the 1/10th electric nationals the day before, so practice was nearly non-existent, especially in my case.
Track conditions weren’t perfect, but the club did a fantastic job getting it to look like something that could actually be raced on.
With one round of practice scheduled for the day, it was all about learning the track. Unfortunately it had rained overnight and the track was very wet and muddy, so nearly everyone decided to skip practice. The club track crew did a fantastic job getting the track as race ready as possible before qualifying and by 10am, it was drivable.
Euro Contest 2013, June 21 to 23
The race was at Bacro in Italy.
David competed in 1:8 brushless and nitro, both with Serpent Cobra.
On Friday it was 4 practice heats and temperature was up to 40 degrees. We overheated the ESC and the motor so we had to buy a new slower engine at the place to be able to finish the qualifying and the finals. Next time we will be more prepared with cooling fans. We are more used to be in 20 degrees than 40 degrees. The track was very nice and all the Italians were really nice.
On Saturday it was 4 qualifying rounds and there was so much to do because that we drove in both brushless and nitro. In brushless qualified David fourth and in the nitro 18. Unfortunately, David had some allergy problems that made him sneeze and eyes ran. Not so easy to drive.
Our driver Tae Hee Lee went to the podium as 3rd and Hong Ryul Choi got 10th in sports final.
And Seung Woo Jeong got 4th in rookie final.
1. Hyun Ahn
2. Do Yeon Kim
3. Tea Hee Lee (Serpent Eryx)
10. Hong Ryul Choi (Serpent Eryx)
2. Myung Ho Kong
3. Bong Ki Min
4. Seung Woo Jeong (Serpent 411TE)
Nicola marrone took pole position after 3 qualifications, 2 position antonio di prisco and 3 andrea efficace( expert electric italian driver).
In the first final nicola have a problem while he was in first place at 20 seconds from the end of the race and is forced to retire, but he won the other 2 finals thus winning the victory, 2 position for antonio di prisco and 3 andrea efficace.
Car works good, and now start preparation for the last leg of ‘ets next July.
Bart Collins Continues to Roll.
After Sweeping Pro Buggy and Pro Truggy last week at the finals of the Force Series At Space Coast R/C. Bart Collins Continues his winning ways at the Saturdat Night Nats At Mills Pond R/C In Ft Lauderdale Florida. Heres What he had to say.
“My Serpent S811 2.0 has been on rails. I’ve found a setup that is so easy to drive, on any track condition , from Blue groove to dusty it just works. I would really like to thank Serpent America ,Desoto Racing ,and Maxy’s fuel and modified engines. Maxys Cinco motor is top of the food chain, with smooth power and a run time thats unmatched. Its a great combination.
After a decent qualifing position (5) in a field littered with top drivers in the area. We all got off to a clean start,and at the 7 1/2 minute mark when half the field pitted i took the lead , With the maxy Cinco motor going 10 Minutes it was very easy i was able to make my stop ,come out still in the lead and never look back. From there it was smooth sailing til the 15 Min mark when a diff started going sour, I was able to nurse it home for the win with a lap in hand . With 8 wins in my last 10 races i cant think of a better combo then My Serpent S811 and Maxys Motors and fuel.
I would also like to thank Speed Demon Hobbies And Tri County Hobbies for there support.”
Stay tuned everybody for more race reports from Mills Pond
Novarossi powered Serpents sweep the 2013 Byrons Challenge mains @ Leisure Hours in Joliet.
Morganti takes 8th Scale with 977
Serpent’s Morganti wins the sedan class with Serpent 747 and a full Serpent Cobra GT podium as well.
Well done guys !! Clean sweep.
Team Serpent USA