Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:37
Written by BSI Editor
More great news from Estonia! VP driver Rainer Ressar win!
Väike-Maarja was the host to the 2nd leg of the Indoor Offroad Trophy Cup. The race consisted of 5 qualifying runs and 3 finals.
The morning runs were quite cold, I struggled for grip and tried the Striker UF tyre, which gave more gripbut on the other hand resulted in grip-rolling. Later on I changed back to Turbo Traxx UF, which was more comfortable and faster, in the end 2nd at the end of Qualifying.
The first final was the most intense race in a while for me and the crowd. A error in the first corner forced me back to last place with 10 seconds to first place, I was taking back places throughout the heat. On the last lap I caught up to first place driver Tõnu tooming and in the last corner I made my move and took first place by 0,3 seconds. the second final was less stressful with me taking a early lead and keeping it to the end of the heat, which secured victory. The third final was more of a practice run, i tried some different lines and practiced high-speed cornering finishing the heat 2nd.
Also, Viljar Kask managed to take 4th place with the Striker UF and Toomas Gustav Sula achieved 3rd in the 1/10 2WD class with the Friction UF+Turbo Traxx UF. The brand is starting to spread aongst the racers, hopefully the summer will show more racers with VP-Pro racing gear.
1. Rainer Ressar Xray/GensAce/Vp-Pro
2. Tõnu Tooming Team Durango/Turnigy/
3. Kuldar Ilus Losi/Mamba/AKA
4. Viljar Kask Team Durango/LRP/VP-Pro
1. Tõnu Tooming Team Durango/Robitronic/
2. Bruno Vaher Team Durango/Robitronic/
3. Toomas Gustav Sula Team Associated/Nosram/VP-Pro
Sunday saw the 6th leg of the Onroad Trophy Cup held at Saue High School. I was given the opportunity to race a Traxxas 1/16 car out of the box, so the plan was simple, add stickers and go racing. Having less speed and acceleration made the racing much more intense, but in the end I managed to get 3rd in qualifying and 2nd overall beating 3 brushless cars and coming close to victory.
1. Üllar Kasemets Traxxas/Brushless
2. Rainer Ressar Traxxas/Brushed
3. Toomas Ramm Traxxas/Brushless
I'd like to thank VP-Pro for the support they have given me so far and for more great results to come.