Thursday, September 09, 2010

News and Photos from the 2010 Trier Sprint Worlds and OEPS Finale

Above is a spectacular time-lapse night racing segment shot provided by Mr. Mark Campbell.

For those that are interested, there are some event pics on the Renn-Center-Trier web page. You'll find them here: 2010 Trier Worlds Sprint Races Information

Check out the stunning paint jobs on the 1/24 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR's run in the Scaleauto Sprint races.

Quite a field of entries too; I would think that this would validate the popularity of this new racing class and assure its place on the International slot racing calendar for years to come.

I thought our readers might like some close-up photos of the Scaleauto cars also- the one above is sporting the popular Gulf livery

Here we see a 911 revival of "Der Truffeljäger von Zuffenhausen" (or more popularly known as "pink pig") livery first seen on the LeMans 917/20 driven by Willy Kauhsen and Reinhold Jöest.

The Scaleauto Porsches were prepared to the Scaleracing rules published here:

To be fair- the field of 26 prototypes were very good looking in their own right.

Here's a closeup of one of the OEPS entries during qualifying.

Finally, a closeup of a fine looking model of the privateer Peugeot 908 from LeMans 2010. The 1:1 team was in contention for at least a podium finish before succumbing to the same sort of failure that eliminated the works Peugeot entries.

A heartfelt thank you to Nick de Wachter for the below link to the Sprint Worlds and OPES full results page:

Trier 2010 Race Reports

All indications are that the 2010 Trier Sprint Worlds and OEPS was a huge success. The event even drew ISRA racers Brian Saunders, Michael Landrud, Christer Helgesson, and Lars Harryson who are not generaly known as hardbody racers.

Hopefully we will see many of the same participants for the 3rd Plafit PanAm Championship at Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies to be held October 9th and 10th 2010.

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