Tony Knauth wins the 4x4 SC- 3/3/11 by davegm
Reported by OCR - Short Course 4x4: Knauth's HoBao Hyper10sc straight onto the pace in this awesome class of racing, setting a 37 sec lap on a very rain ravaged surface, Marc Christianson Hyper10sc with 42 sec lap finishing in second Gary Clark Hyper10sc with a 44 sec lap home in third, Danny White Hong Nor SCRT10, Beau Harris Hong Nor SCRT10 fourth and fifth.
1/8th Nitro Buggy: Phillip Ciccone, takes the first round win of the year ahead of some tough competition, Tony Knauth driving HoBao Hyper 9 2.0, chasing him from the start to finish in second, with Sergio Manalvo taking the number 3.
FEBRUARY... A MONTH OF CLUB RACING by davegm
Reported by Robin Nelson - February was a month of club racing at my local track, The Hobby Connection in Easley, SC. I ran both 4x4 Short Course Truck and 1/8th scale buggy. The weather has alternated from temperatures in the 30's to the high 70's this month so I had a wide range of conditions to race in and prepare for the upcoming Psycho Nitro Blast in March. This area has had a surge of new drivers in the 1/8th scale class, but the Short Course racers are still the majority of the 60 to 75 drivers each week. I've won both Short Course and1/8th scale classes this month to keep OFNA Hypers at the top of the podium. I've enjoyed this month at home since the bigger races out of this area area bout to begin. Happy Birthday to Levi! He celebrated his 10th birthday at the race track. I really enjoyed the cake and Levi loved the new truck body painted by his dad. Thanks for letting me eat half of your cake, Levi!
Kortz takes TQ at Nitro Challenge - 2/27/11 by davegm
Reported by Not Kortz - The Dirt Nitro Challenge is always one of the biggest events of the year and 2011 was no exception. In the Elect Short Course 4x4 class, Jeremy Kortz ended up TQ after Thursday's qualifiers. Saturday was main event day for truck racing and Jeremy Kortz was positioned out front TQ'ing the popular Short Course 4x4 class. When the main event sounded, Jeremy shot out in the lead and led for the first 2 laps. Casey Peck took advantage of a small mistake by Kortz and took the lead. Casey was on fire during the mains and took the win followed by a hard charging Jeremy Kortz in 2nd and Kevin Gahan in 3rd.
Hot Rod Hobbies on Satuday night with Hypers - 2/9/11 by DJ
Reported by DJ - It was the dynamic duo again (James and myself) heading back out to Hot Rod Hobbies to have some good racing with the Hyper cars. I brought my Hyper TT and Hyper 9-2.0 and James testing out his new Tim Bump edition chassis. My Hyper 2.0 would be hard to get a hold of as I was having glitching problems through the race program and the main and would have to call it quits early in the main because the glitching only got worse. My Hyper TT however was good from practice to racing the only hiccup in my TT was my fan breaking and not have a spare on hand so I would run minus a fan on my Novak Havoc Pro SC. The TT took it's paces as it would TQ in Sc Unlimited and go on to finish it off with a win in the class without failing or over heating. I would run hard in the race to pull away from teammate Will Eikenberry to get a lap on him during the race, I pushed hard over the ski-jump to make fast laps over and over. The TT took the beating as it continued to land on the flat over the S-section of the track to make those good laps, Hyper TT got a lot of looks from the little truggy as it continues to impress. James was able to grab the TQ in his class in the second round and put down a clean run in the quals but in the main it was a different story as he was taking out by a truggy and causing his servo to overextend locking up the servo and ending his night, don't worry James your car looks good the win is just around the corner. Oh and I also forgot to mention as we were heading over to Hot Rod's my Mitsubishi ESC (Alternator) in my Mazda truck took a dumped while we were cursing up the 5fwy at Dodger's stadium. I would like to thank Mr.Pat Grossaint (James dad) for helping us out and getting us back on the road and making it to HR.
King Kung's still getting Double Wins! - 2/14/11 by davegm
Reported by Randy Kung - West Coast R/C Raceway: 1st Annual Honor Guard Fundraiser Race In the 4WD Short course division, Randy Kung ran his Hyper 10SC. In the first round of qualifying, Randy also started from the back and was unable to set the early TQ. However, In the second round of qualifying, Randy was able to beat the TQ time by 12 seconds with a 13/5:03. In the mains, randy started from the pole and led for the first three laps. He made a bobble right before the whoop section which dropped him to second. However, the leader bobbled a few laps later, which allowed Randy to inherit the lead and take the win with a 13:/5:04.
|Pos. || ||Driver ||4x4 SC|
|1st/TQ || ||Randy Kung ||Hyper 10sc|
|2nd || ||Brian Sullivan ||SCRT 10|
|3rd || ||David Jenson ||SCRT 10|
Reported by Jason Kung - West Coast R/C Raceway: In the Expert 1-8th scale division, Jason Kung would run his Hyper 9E. In the first round of qualifying, since it was the first race, the track was a little wet. He also started from the last position. Thus, he was unable to set the early TQ. However, in the second round of qualifying, Jason started in front with a grooved track. He was able to set the new TQ with a 14/5:11. As the main events came, Jason started from the pole and led the whole race, taking the win and also beat his TQ time by 5 seconds.
|Pos. || ||Driver ||E-Buggy |
|1st/TQ || ||Jason Kung ||Hyper 9e|
|2nd || ||Brian Sullivan ||VE8|
|3rd || ||Greg McGlothin ||8e|
Dj wins with Hyper TT and Hyper 9e at Hot Rod Hobbies by DJ
Reported by Dj - Last Saturday James & I headed out to Hot Rod Hobbies to try out the cross over track, with a fast high speed sweeper corner, triples & quad jumps the track looked like a lot of fun. With a quick stop over the famous Serrento's Deli in Culver City for some killer Pastrami's we food coma-ed over to the track ready for some action. As soon as we got to the track James was locked & loaded with a battery in his Hyper 9e & practicing laps. I was ready to whoop out the Hyper TT on stock tires & see how it felt with outdoor conditions. My TT was stuck to the track & every turn you could hear the tires screeching which made a fun time.James also was having fun on the track with his 9e & we were set to race for the afternoon. Qualifying was a little harsh in electric buggy as my buggy was loose on my tire choice and not looking over my buggy when needed but in my Hyper TT it went to TQ in Unlimited SC. James got the better qualifying time in buggy so he started 2nd, I started 5th but the race was a little hectic as I was barreled into last into the first corner from cars behind me. It took some time to get clear of drivers to get into second & try to catch James who was leading by 11 sec. But with some bobbles from James(I think he heard his name too much and he started to glitch) I got closer to him. He caught up to back markers fast and they were racing for positions as James was lapping but they did not want to give up their spots and ended up tagging James to put him upside down and for me to take over top spot and grab the win. For James the back marker hit took him out of the race for the DNF and finish toward the back "DARN!!"
My Hyper TT was ready to take it all for Unlimited SC as my TT was even faster as the evening set & the track was at it's best. I made one turnover in the race but the rest of the race was destroyed by the TT as I continued to lap drivers over and over in the 7 min race.
Gaige Hererra wins with Hyper TT against SC's in Pro4 at OCRC - 1/31/11 by DJ
Reported by Gaige Hererra - I was racing the Hyper TT at OCRC Sunday night Racing and the first qualifier Ryan Dunford got the TQ with a 14 5:07 and I finished second, second qualifier I managed to get in the lead and take the TQ with a 15 5:10 a whole lap faster. On the start I got spun out so I had to play catch up.. I caught Ryan with 3 minutes to go and made a clean pass on the inside to get the lead and pulled away to get the lead and finish with a 15 5:03...
|| 4x4 racer|
|| Gaige Herrera
|| Hyper TT|
|| Ryan Dunford
|| Losi SCe |
|| Losi SC|
CRCRC MIDWEST NITRO CHAMPS 2011 by DJ
Brian Bourland - The race weekend started off
with a snow storm Thursday that brought 4-5 inches to the
area. Traveling through the icy conditions was tough at times
but I arrived at the track later that evening. It was just in
time to setup and checkout the last few minutes of open practice. Friday
consisted of 2 rounds of controlled practice. That was
followed by one round of 5 min. heats to seed the qualifiers for
Saturday using your best 3 consecutive laps.
Saturday qualifying started off a little slow for
me. After the dust had settled by the end of the day, I was
sitting 12 overall in the electric 1/8 buggy class. In the B
main I was able to come out with a Win and take the 1 bump spot to the A
final. The A main started off like a freight train and I got a
good start. A little bobble in the infield section a few laps
later after feeling some pressure, quickly dropped me back thru the
field. With time left on the clock I put my head down and
tried to make up as many positions as possible. With the super
stiff competition in this one, I knew it would be tough. By
the end of the main I was in the 8 position, and that is where I would
finish. Through it all my OFNA Hyper 9e was flawless and so fun to
drive. Thanks to OFNA for making such awesome
Tiago takes his SCRT10 for the win - 1/8/11 by davegm
Reported by Sammi
Wu - Last weekend 8/9th of January
the 1º Race of "Troféu Margem Sul Indoor 2011" was held in Montijo
Indoor track in Portugal.
driver Tiago Parreira TQ'd and won the Short Course 4WD class!
"I was really happy with awesome performance and reliability
of Hong Nor SCRT10!" says Tiago.
|Pos. ||Driver ||Short Course
||Tiago Parreira ||HN SCRT 10sc
|2nd ||António Salvador
||HN SCRT 10sc |
OFNA Dirt Oval takes 1,2,3 - 1/8/11 by davegm
Reported by Robin
Nelson - January 8, 2011, better known
as the weekend snow was dumped on the South, The Nitro Barn in
Cherryville, NC sponsored The 3rd Annual Ice Breaker race. I showed up
as one of 70 racers ready to race at the heated indoor dirt oval track. I
was prepared to race in Open Late Model, but no one else showed up for
this class. I borrowed an engine from Randy Delapp so that I could enter
the Limited Late Model class. After tuning the engine, I TQ’d the class
and started out running great in the main. Unfortunately, in the middle
of the A Main, I hit lapped traffic and got in a tangle. My car didn’t
make out so well and my day ended early. The racing was great any way
after the Christmas and New Year hiatus. The top three in Limited Late
Model is as follows:
|Pos. ||Driver ||Car |
Blanton ||OFNA Dirt Oval |
Edwards ||OFNA Dirt Oval |
Chambers ||OFNA Dirt Oval
Hyper 10sc pilot Gaige wins at OCRC - 1/9/11 by DJ
Gaige Herrera a team driver for OFNA took his
Hyper 10sc and drove to victory in the 4wd Pro sc class. Gaige started
2nd for the main with good runs, for the main though it was a tough
start as he would roll it after couple of turns at the start of the race
and be at the back of the field but managed to tear through the field
to play catch-up with the leader. The leader also dealing with some
tight traffic slowed his pace for Gaige to fall back in closing range.
With time going down Gaige was making attack to get to the lead but had a
couple of bobbles to open a little but traffic was still keeping him in
the game as the leader was pushing but put it to the edge a little too
much causing a bad roll over for Gaige to make the pass onto the
straight with one lap to go and to take the win. Gaige got the killer
win for the final night of the racing at OCRC"
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