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Race:from 20.05.2017 [10:00] to 29.05.2017 [09:30]
Class:1:8 Nitro buggy
Track:Buenos Aires Speed Paradise
Direction:  Reverse R
Series:2017 SEASON 1 - 1:8 NITRO BUGGIES
Rankings:  1:8 nitro buggies, Overall off-road combined
Points:Level 2 ABC (1 - 120) with DNS* factor 75%
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Buenos Aires Worlds track Speed Paradise, host of the 2012 IFMAR Worlds.
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2017 SEASON 1 1:8 NITRO BUGGIES ROUND 7 Buenos Aires


Report by J-P.Huhtala

SEASON 1 2017 1:8 NITRO BUGGY round 7 Buenos Aires

There is one more to go after this 7th round race of Nitro Buggy serie. Buenos Aires track was hosting this round and totally 92 drivers participated to this event.

PRO level race was total domination by Swedish driver Jonas Larsson. Even multiple VRC PRO Worldchampion Martin Wollanka didnt had any weapons to challenge this Swedish youngster at qualifying or in the semi, so furios Larsson`s pace was. At qualifying, Larsson left Austrian Wollanka over 8 and in semifinal, almost 13 seconds away. When grid was ranged for A-main, Wollanka was missing and this was looking very easy win for Larsson. Jonas continued his clean furios driving and was on his own. He crossed the line one lap ahead of second place driver, Marshall Kirkholm. Marshall had some mistakes in early stage of the main, was it lack of rhytm or what but he kept his head high and "save" 2nd position. Carson Yeung and Tommaso Andreuccetti had very intence fight of the last podium place. Finally Carson was bit stronger and crossed the line in third place.

Jonas Larsson was really strong in here

SPORT level race was won also by Swedish driver. Lennart Sahlman took very convincing 18 seconds win of another Swedish driver, Mattias Norén. Jabin Carlton from USA was third, 9.7 seconds behind Norén.

Marshall Kirkholm survived of his troubles in early stage of the race

CLUB level race was two mans deal. American Mark Thompson and French Seb Lambert runned totally 27 laps, and finally Thompson crossed the line in first place. Lambert got second, 6.5 seconds behind Thompson. During the final, Thompson and Lambert made this race very exiting, as they swapped positions 6 times.
American Curtis Damn was third.

Andreuccetti(black) and Yeung solved third place

About SEASON 1 Champions, at PRO level Jonas Larsson and in CLUB level Mark Thompson has allready secured their titles. SPORT level Champion will be solved in last race, Jabin Carlton looks strong, but Lennart Sahlman and Mattias Norén have a chance to win the championship. In overall series table, Lennart is 11 and Mattias 12 points behind Carlton.
Last race will be raced at new Barco track in Italy.


We chat a little with PRO level winner Jonas Larsson about his win

Congrats for victory at here Jonas, was it perfect event and run by you?

JL: I compared to the E- buggy round last year and it went much faster this year with Nitro, so i was really comfortable after the qualifying result.

You were pushing really hard, so hard that even multiple VRC Worldchampion Martin Wollanka was behind, actually far behind. Whats your secret, or is there any?

JL: I was just thinking about not to make any misstakes, I think i could push harder but it wouldn`t make a better time. No secrets, just driving normal lines and everything.

Setup tips?

JL: Just for this track i recommend very low steering with much grip in the back off the car.

And last, VRC PRO wants to also congratulate you of your season victory. Just great performance!!!

JL: And thanks for the congratulations VRC PRO!


A-main PRO

1|Jonas Larsson|SE|30|20:28.434 2|Marshall Kirkholm|US|29|20:41.749 3|Carson Yeung|HK|28|20:04.898 4|Tommaso Andreuccetti|IT|28|20:10.974 5|Nicolas Hallier|FR|28|20:29.454 6|Akos Fazekas|HU|26|20:15.914 7|Billy Yeung|HK|25|20:02.309 8|Martin Wollanka|AT|DNS 9|Yanic Grieger|DE|DNS 10|David Diaz|US|DNS

A-main SPORT

1|Lennart Sahlman|SE|29|20:20.634 2|Mattias Norén|SE|29|20:38.400 3|Jabin Carlton|US|28|20:02.852 4|Pasi Vainionperä|FI|28|20:21.160 5|Gary Crowell|US|28|20:29.432 6|Valeriy Kornilov|RU|28|20:41.780 7|Frank Wagner|DE|28|20:43.915 8|Jeremy Wrigley|US|27|20:09.837 9|Harris Katsadonis|GR|26|20:00.034 10|Michael Olsljung|SE|DNS

A-main CLUB

1|Mark Thompson|US|27|20:26.074 2|Seb LAMBERT|FR|27|20:32.672 3|Curtis Damm|US|26|20:29.246 4|Joe Capone|AU|26|20:32.126 5|Francisco Fernandez|ES|26|20:44.832 6|Manuel Weber|US|25|20:30.263 7|Jason Godwin|AU|25|20:32.371 8|Cristian Villa|IT|24|20:21.268 9|Till Friedrich|DE|DNS 10|Mario Unverzagt|DE|DNS


PRO level

1|Jonas Larsson|711 2|Robert Hillman|678 3|Carson Yeung|666 4|Tommaso Andreuccetti|548 5|James Le Pavoux|462 6|Marshall Kirkholm|460 7|Klas Norman|440 8|Nicolas Hallier|426 9|Billy Yeung|406 10|Akos Fazekas|396

SPORT level

1|Jabin Carlton|672 2|Lennart Sahlman|661 3|Mattias Norén|660 4|Ruben Martins|626 5|Frank Wagner|586 6|Valeriy Kornilov|566 7|Pasi Vainionperä|560 8|Gary Crowell|546 9|Peter Haaima|538 10|Bob Halliday|451

CLUB level

1|Mark Thompson|690 2|Curtis Damm|596 3|Mario Unverzagt|571 4|Manuel Weber|565 5|Dorian Marcel|555 6|Libor Nejdl|527 7|Madyoyo Man|503 8|Francisco Fernandez|472 9|Alex Deperschmidt|454 10|Joe Capone|426


Only active members can post comments
(Total posts: 4)
12.06.2017 [11:02]
Thanks Marshall, from early struggles, you get yourself together and made fantastic race!
11.06.2017 [17:03]
Good report Jupe!
11.06.2017 [15:17]
Thanks Carson, great drive from you!
11.06.2017 [10:37]
Nice report!

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