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August 9, 2016

Team Durango Victorious in Finland

Filed under: Competition,News — Stuart @ 2:13 pm

Race report from Finland

Third 1/8 offroad national race was held at Vantaan vauhtikeskus. All top 10 drivers attending race Including Joona Haatanen and Ari Heinonen. Qualification was very tight and and Ari Heinonen took TQ. Markku Honkanen was 4th.

In Final track condition was great after little showers. Markku Honkanen DNX8 worked great whole raceday while Ari Heinonen and Joona Haatanen had some problems. After 45minutes of racing Markku Honkanen won his first ever National race and first win also to Team Durango!

In M8e class Team Durango driver Lauri Ruotsalainen took easy TQ. In finals Lauri dnf first but managed to resolve problems and took first place in 2nd and 3rd final securing race win.  Jukka Ruuskanen had great race also and Finished in 5th.

Lauri secured also championship with his very fast Dex8.

Also Team Durango succeeded great at Short Course race held at week before Nationals in Turku.

In 4wd Jani Ravantti was second after great battle with home track growth Mikko Maula who won race. Jani is leading championship. Also Team Durango driver Sami Suokas drove good race and was 5th and is 4th on championship points.

In 2wd Kim Elfstöm has great season with Desc210. Kim won first race held at Tammisaari and took 4th and 5th place in other races. Kim holds 2nd place in Championship.


So Great races with Team Durango!!

M8 Podium


Photo by Kim Elfström

M8e podium


Photo by Kim Elfström


SC 4wd podium of race in Turku


SC 2wd podium of race in Turku


More photos of Last Sundays Nationals. Photos are by Kim Elfstöm

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