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July 13, 2011

Team Durango & Hupo clean up at IROC race, Germany.

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 4:04 pm

The 4th annual IROC (International Race of Champions) was held by the MAC-Inzell and Hupo Hönigl put on a show as he carried away the top prize in every class with his DESC410R, DEX410 and DEX210 prototype.  The 4WD Short Course class showed once again that the DESC410R is the only 4WD SC worth thinking about as it dominated in the first 6 positions, and 7 cars in the final.  Hupo Honigl reports on the race:-


The crew of the club – a small group of young and motivated RC-enthusiasts – did an awesome job with the track and everything around it, the race is also very famous for the friday night drivers party 😉 About 120 entries showed up in 3 classes – 2wd, 4wd and also a Short Course class, which was run in the famous Reedy-Race racing format.`

My DEX210 prototype was working perfectly, and I won all Qualifying rounds and all Finals; Martin Kreil, who was also using the DEX210 prototype had a good race and finished 2nd. Roland Hauleitner also from Austria finished in 3rd position.


I won 3 Qualifying rounds, but in the rocket round (which was right after the rain, where the track had super high traction and the dirt was sticking to the tires) my fan from the speedo broke and my electronics had a thermal shut down. This round was almost half a second per lap faster then all the others. This round was won by Rene Trauner, who got the overall TQ spot. I was 2nd with Martin Achter in 3rd and Martin Kreil in 4th. In the finals I won the first 2 legs- behind was a really hard battle between Rene Traunerm who finished 2nd overall and Martin Achter (WC & DEX410) in 3rd and Martin Kreil in 4th also with the DEX410.


With that type of racing format and the SC cars itself it was amazingly funny to race. They also let the higher point finishers start from the back of the grid, which made it even better. There were a lot of close battles and a lot to watch for the spectators!


I won 8 of 9 rounds (with one DNF) and won the event; Phillip Stocker, who just got his DESC410R a week before the race had a very good meeting and finished 2nd. 3rd place was a tie between Martin Achter and Martin Kreil with the better finish for Achter who finished 3rd and Kreil finished 4th. 5th was Peter Wirthner and 6th Sven Rudig – so top 6 for the DESC410R!   Overall there were 7 DESC410R trucks in the top 10, with Christopher Pfeifer in 8th place;


It was again a very well organised event with a lot of fun, good food at the track and Inzell itself is just a very nice place in the middle of Bavaria/Germany – defenitly a race which even more drivers from around Europe should join next year!


From left to right: – Phillip Stocker – Martin Kriel – Hupo Honigl – Martin Achter

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