I would run Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy as usual. The layout was pretty straight forward with a couple of critical timing jumps. Qualifying was really close but as the 2nd round of qualifying came around the sun broke thru and the track started changing drastically. I ended up qualifying 3rd in both classes but I was super confident in my cars going into the Mains.
Up first would be A1 of the double A-Mains for E-Buggy. The start wasn’t that great even though I got right into 2nd, had a little trouble finding my rhythm early on but a costly mistake by the leader got me into the lead and after a few laps I was able to stretch out a good lead and cruise on to the win. A2 would be a much better start and I was able to grab the lead on lap 2.I crashed on the 4th or 5th lap and that put 2nd and 3rd all over me but they would tangle and
I again stretched out a big lead and cruised on to take the overall Win in E-Buggy!
After a short 10-minute break we were up in Nitro Buggy. Warm up was good and I was ready! My Nitro Buggy was just fantastic all weekend and that would continue in the Main Event.
I again took the lead on Lap 2 and would go on to win the Main by almost 2 laps on 2nd place.
N.C.S.O.S Round 1, Silver Dollar Raceway, Chico, CA, 5-9-15
It was that time of year again, the second annual Northern California Southern Oregon Series. This would be the first round of a three round 1:8 points series covering Silver Dollar Raceway, Crown Raceway and my home track Rattlesnake Raceway. The fastest drivers throughout Northern California and Oregon would be in attendance!
This weekend was the 2nd annual Dirt LoneStar Challenge hosted by Thornhill Racing Circuit. The event was scheduled to be from Thursday through Sunday with 4 rounds of qualifying, followed by the mains on Sunday. Due to the inclement weather on Friday night as well as the forecast for Sunday, the decision was made to finish off the program on Saturday and eventually the program was cut down to 2 qualifiers and double mains for electric.
Going into this event, the plan was to run 40+ Nitro Buggy and 40+ Nitro Truggy. This would allow me to help out Tekno team drivers who were running the Expert and Pro classes where needed. However, during practice on Thursday, the engine in my NB48 locked up and I switched to run 40+ Electric Buggy instead, as I had my EB48.2 with me as well. Read the rest of this entry »
This race was held about an hour from my house at a track in Toowomba. The track was a smooth/small flowing track and had some nice technical sections.
We went up Saturday for practice as this was my first time at this track, to get a feel for Tires and compounds and to make sure my gear was on point.
We ended up trying a bunch of different treads and settled on Bow-Ties in X3 to start for the next day.
Qualyfing the next day was a little unlucky for me I had some traffic issues in Q1 and brake problems in Q2 but the car, engine (Mito 4) were all running amazingly.
The track eventually started to create a groove and we only had 2 qualifiers and straight into the finals so I had to make a decision on what Tire I would choose. It was quite a cold temperature by the time the final came around so I chose to run an X4 Blockade. Read the rest of this entry »
This past weekend hosted the first Omer London Cup, a memorial event for the talented young Israeli driver Omer London who passed away 3 months ago. The event was held at Ein Vered racing track near Natanya, Israel. The Cup was organized by Omer London’s family, Asi Bitton, Guy Eskenazi, Meir Abukasis, and many more. More than 45 drivers gathered to participate in the special event, divided among 1:8 Nitro and Electric Buggy classes.
After qualifying it was Yaniv Sivan who held the TQ position in the Nitro Buggy class, while Omer Assayag sat on top the field in the Electric Buggy class.
The 40-minute Nitro Buggy final saw Yaniv Sivan take a clean victory from start to finish with a strong battle behind him for second and third.