Last weekend the first north German outdoor race took place in Burgdorf.
The very nice astroturf track and the facilities welcomed the drivers with sunny weather, but a very cold and gusty eastern wind. As in previous years, the races hosted by the DMC (Deutscher Minicar Club) complain about less and less drivers every season. You have to attend these races if you would like to participate at the German national championships later this year.
Most drivers utilized the Saturday for practicing. On Sunday at 09:30 am the first of the three qualifiers started. At DMC races the qualifiers run over 7 minutes. My XB2 was easy to drive, but I had trouble with my transponder. Two laps were missing after each run. In the last qualifier we changed the transponder. The race management added two rounds in each run, but they used a slow time, so after qualifying I was on position 8. Due to the little number of drivers they decided to run the finals with seven cars. I started on pole of the B-Main. I had a drop out in the first B-Main, but was able to win the second and third run.
In 4WD I was able to manage 3rd after qualifying – my XB4 was smashing. As always Sebastian Honscha was a class of its own. I fighted for the second place with Christoph and was a little bit faster at the end. In Monster Truck Modified I was the only driver … I had to run one qualifier only to get all the points for the ranking. A good start into the outdoor season for me! A big thank you to the Burgdorf club members. The organisation was excellent as always.
1.    Sebastian Honscha
2.    John Zuber, XRAY XB4
3.    Christoph Thiele
4.    Stephan Eberding, XRAY XB4
5.    Lukas Hinsch
6.    Markus Blonn
7.    Olaf Stein, XRAY XB4
8.    Glenn Queisser

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The final round of the 2016/2017 PROTOform WCICS went down in Calgary, Alberta.
RC America / XRAY Canadian team drivers Luke Pittman, Blake Bell, Korgae Scales, Frank Bortolazzo, Earl Towson and Jim Chapman were looking to make an impact. Being the final round of the series it was also time to crown series champions with strong finishes from XRAY including a Championship Sweep in 12th Scale Stock with the X12 taking 1st, 2ndand 3rd!
Touring Stock
Touring Stock saw Pittman and Mah battling during qualifying for that top position with Pittman taking the first honors in qualifying round 1 with a 31/5:06 pace.  Wayne Mah, not to be outdone, came out swinging in round 2 and laid down a blistering 31/5:01 to reset TQ.  Being that WCICS changed it format this year to 3 qualifiers with triple/double mains it meant that the final chance to grab TQ was up next in round 3.  Perhaps the most exciting round of the weekend, Mah and Pittman both ran nearly flawless runs with Pittman taking the edge with a final pace of 31/5:00.5 over Mah’s 31/5:00.9.  Each of the two had a fast lap of 9.41 which set the stage for some exciting racing in the mains.  Pittman made a crucial mistake at the start of A3 allowing Mah and a few other cars to get by.  In A2 Pittman led for a couple of laps before some unfortunate contact with Mah causing a body-tuck and sliding him to last.  While Mah ended up winning A2 he also voluntarily removed his result for that main, setting the stage for A3.  In order to get the overall win, Pittman had to take the win with Mah finishing 3rd or worse, which would be a long shot considering Mah’s history.  Pittman held off Mah for the full five minutes of A3 but the second place finish for Mah beat Pittman’s 3rd place finish in A1 thus giving him the overall win.  Not forgotten was Jim Chapman laying down solid runs in all 3 mains for a solid third podium position.
TC Stock Top 5
1.       Wayne Mah
2.       Luke Pittman – XRAY
3.       Jim Chapman – XRAY
4.       Ryan Berry
5.       Lance Radkey
2016/2017 PROTOform WCICS Season Touring Stock Champions:
1.       Wayne Mah
2.       Luke Pittman – XRAY
3.       Ryan Berry
Touring Modified
In Touring Modified Wayne Mah dominated but not without a strong challenge from XRAY’s Blake Bell.  Bell and Mah traded hotlaps back and forth all weekend but Mah was able to string a few more hotlaps together in the mains to take the overall win.  Bell was close to secure the second podium position and  Pittman, Chapman and Scales were all close in the battle for XRAY as well with Pittman taking two 3rds, Chapman taking a 3rd and 5th and Scales taking a 2nd and a couple DNF.
TC Modified Top 5
1.       Wayne Mah
2.       Blake Bell – XRAY
3.       Luke Pittman – XRAY
4.       Ryan Berry
5.       Jim Chapman – XRAY
2016/2017 PROTOform WCICS Season Touring Modified Champions:
1.       Wayne Mah
2.       Blake Bell – XRAY
3.       Luke Pittman - XRAY
12th Scale Stock
In a dominating performance in 12th Scale Stock 13.5, XRAY’s Luke Pittman TQ’d each qualifying round to secure himself the starting position on the grid going into the mains.  Jim Chapman and Earl Towson both had strong showings in qualifying setting the stage for a solid X12 finish.  Pittman was able to cruise to back to back wins in A1 an A2 giving him the overall win and leaving Jim and Earl to continue the battle to represent XRAY.  Ultimately Jim was able to take the second podium position with some very close battles with Tommy Tam and Earl Towson finishing in the fifth position.
12th Scale Stock 13.5 Top 5
1.       Luke Pittman – XRAY
2.       Jim Chapman – XRAY
3.       Tommy Tam
4.       Cal Freeman
5.       Earl Towson – XRAY
2016/2017 PROTOform WCICS Season 12th Scale Stock Champions:
1.       Luke Pittman – XRAY (With a perfect season of 404 points)
2.       Ryan Rice – XRAY
3.       Earl Towson – XRAY
Formula 1
In Formula 1 XRAY’s Korgae Scales set TQ in round 1 which held through until the mains.  In A1 Korgae went tone to tone to take the win, setting himself up for a solid finish.  A2 was a different story though with Ed Mardones edging out Scales by 3 seconds to take the win and giving Korgae a second which would put the final results in the finishing order of A3.  Korgae Scales once again repeated his tone to tone performance in A3 staying ahead of Mardones by 2.5 seconds at the finish line, giving him the overall win for the weekend.
Formula 1 Top 5
1.       Korgae Scales – XRAY
2.       Ed Mardones
3.       Cal Freeman
4.       Steve Wiens
5.       Edmond Lee
2016/2017 PROTOform WCICS Season Formula 1 Champions:
1.       Korgae Scales – XRAY (With a perfect season of 404 points)
2.       Edmond Lee
3.       Alex Pate

Oltre 70 piloti per tre classi di gara
Ottime condizioni meteo per tutto il week end che hanno reso la manifestazione piacevole e divertente
1st Aaron Lee Shepard
2nd Kane Alderton Xray
3rd Leigh Dytor Mugen
4th Tim Moylan Mugen
5th Tommy Lee Serpent
6th Dan Kradolfer Mugen
7th Jeff Hamon Mugen
8th David Craft ARC
9th Stewart Grant ARC
10th Steven Jovanovic Capricorn

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    • Ciao a tutti, Premetto che è da un po' che non frequento il forum così come il nostro amato hobby (poco tempo a disposizione). Mi sono letto in questi giorni un po' di articoli sul Gt 1/8. Non capisco se mi è sfuggito qualcosa o se effettivamente le cose stanno così. Mentre nel resto d'Europa esiste la categoria GT 1/8 con cambio, trasmissione a cardano e carrozzerie touring; in Italia abbiamo introdotto una nuova categoria che esiste solo da noi con l'illusione di avvicinare nuova gente a questo hobby e dare nuova vita alla categoria GT 1/8. Ma così facendo non si ottiene l'esatto opposto? permettetemi un paragone è come se da noi ci si inventasse il calcio a 9, mentre nel resto del mondo si continua con quello classico; lo trovo al quanto strano. Perché non possiamo avere la stessa categoria e relativo regolamento che c'è in Europa? Se ho detto qualche o troppe inesattezze correggetemi pure.   Alessandro
    • complimenti. Molto bella.

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    • ok capito, grazie Antonio 
    • Le misure che ti hanno consigliato sono esatte, se usi punte più grandi ottieni una filettatura molto più sottile, debole e facile da spanare.
    • Grazie, ma non sono troppo piccoli?