June 27, 2008

ETS Rd4 Andernach – Introduction

Euro Touring Series Rd4 Andernach

An introduction from our race director Scotty Ernst. “Well everyone we are all set for the finale of the 2007/2008 Much More backed Euro Touring Series Final in Andernach Germany. What is shaping up to be a who’s who of the top racers from around Europe also includes 2 of the top drivers from Japan, Shin Adachi from Kyosho, as well as the 2008 Reedy Race of Champions winner Atsushi Hara driving his Hot Bodies Cyclone. Also making the trip to attend the finale is the Top US racer Paul Lemieux who was only last weekend crowned Champion at the ROAR On Road Nationals.

Hosting this final event of the ETS is the beautiful track in Andernach. The venue has all the makings of perfect environment for this exciting finish to the ETS. A great layout and a huge drivers stand, there is plenty of pit room and plenty of fun to be had as there is also some great food and fun things to do off the track. With Volleyball courts and a Mini Football field there will be a team competition hosted during the weekend to test the physical fitness of the drivers present.

The great coverage that you have come to expect for the ETS series will again be the standard as the crew from REDRC will be bringing you great stories, photos and behind the scene info that only REDRC can bring you. Rob Nelson will again be here from BBK scoring so you will be able to keep track of your favorite drivers and watch as they battle for the championships.

We hope you enjoy the coverage we will be bringing to you and hope you can make plans to attend the 2008/2009 ETS Series that will begin in October at the annual Carpet Speed Week held in Germany.”

Scotty


June 7, 2008

ETS Andernach – Hara confirmed

ETS Andernach - Hara confirmed

The organisers of the Much More backed European Touring Series, which sees its final round of the 07/08 series take place in Andernach Germany, have confirmed that former World Champion and 2008 Reedy Race winner Atsushi Hara will be coming to round 4 on the 27th – 29th of June. The Japanese racer will be joining other confirmed entrants, Marc Rheinard, Jilles Groskamp, Paul LeMieux, Hupo Honigl and many more.

For more information about the event and where it takes place go to the Series page on our site here.

There are limited places left in both classes, so if you wish to enter round 4 of the ETS go to rcracecontrol.com.


May 11, 2008

ETS Andernach – LeMieux confirmed

ETS Andernach - LeMieux confirmed

The organisers of the Much More backed European Touring Series, which sees its final round of the 07/08 series take place in Andernach Germany, have confirmed that US superstar racer Paul LeMieux will be coming to round 4 on the 27th – 29th of June. Paul is looking forward to travelling to Europe to race against the some of the top drivers in the World, in order to help him prepare for the up coming World Championships later this year in Thailand. Paul is sponsored by US Xray and Hudy distributor RC America as well as Trinity, Protoform, Jaco and Futaba.

For more information about the event and where it takes place go to the Series page on our site here.

There are limited places left in both classes, so if you wish to enter round 4 of the ETS go to rcracecontrol.com.


May 2, 2008

European Touring Series – Round 4

ETS Series

For the 4th and final round of the 2007/2008 Much More backed European Touring Series, the action moves to Germany and the Andernach track, close to Koblenz in the West of the country on the 27th – 29th of June. The organisers wanted to end this inaugural season with a big celebration, so as per the usual format, the racing will be open for Modified and Pro Stock classes, and this will be the main event, but as a sideshow and to create a relaxed party atmosphere there will be some side events for the competitors such as cage soccer or beach volleyball, or both. Along with having the best drivers from Europe participating, they are also expecting to have former World Champion Atsushi Hara as well as country mate Shin Adachi from Japan in attendance, and from the USA they are hoping to have top racer Paul LeMieux competing.

Andernach, Germany

Pro Stock racers will receive the Speed Passion 9.5 Ultra Sportsman brushless motor included in their entry fee as well as 1 set of Much More control tires and a t-shirt, while Modified racers will also get the t-shirt as well as 2 sets of control tires. Entry closes on the 25th of June, but as a bonus for those that pay their entry fees prior to the 1st of June they will receive a great goodie bag containing lots of freebies from the event sponsors. As always the legendary Scotty Ernst will be doing the commentary, BBK will be handling the timing and Red RC will be reporting live from the event.

For more information about the event and where it takes place go to the Series page on our site here.

Racers can enter round 4 of the ETS by going to rcracecontrol.com.


April 13, 2008

Modified A-main Leg 3 video

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A video from the 3rd and final Modified A-main that saw Marc Rheinard gifted the win following the battery dump of Jilles Groskamp and Viktor Wilck in the closing stages. The end of the video also includes an interview by Scotty Ernst with Modified event winner Groskamp.


April 13, 2008

Tamiya Lockout ETS podium again

ETS Rd3 Modified podium

With the Modified honours already tied up after the first two legs by pre-event favourite Jilles Groskamp one might have expected the third leg of the A Mains to be a simple formality that would bring the event to a close, but that was not to be the case. Viktor Wilck made a blistering start from 3rd position on the grid chased down by Tamiya team-mates Groskamp and Marc Rheinard. The trio were locked in battle right until the last lap when Groskamp dumped allowing Rheinard into second, then dramatically coming up to the last corner Wilck also dumped allowing the former World Champion to just pip the Swede to the line by 9/100th of second while Groskamp crawled across the line just ahead of Luke Van Essen to take third. This result gave the Tamiya Race Factory team their second consecutive ETS podium lock out.

With Round 3 of the Euro Touring Series complete its currently Jilles Groskamp that leads the Modified standings from Germany’s Marc Rheinard and Denmark’s Steen Graversen while in Pro Stock Nicolai Nielsen from Denmark heads Dutch pairing Jan Van Steeg and Jan Mekenkamp. Another successful ETS meeting the seres now moves to the Andernach track in German where both Euro Touring Series Champions will be declared.