Miguel Haasbroek TQ's and wins S.A nats Rd4, claiming his 3rd title!
The 4th and final round of the South African championships took place at Mandalay Raceway located in Pietermaritzburg, about one hour north of Durban.
Qualifying took place and JQ-Racing/REDS/AKA driver Miguel Haasbroek took an unexpected TQ ahead of South African legend Dean Steenmans in 2nd. Warren van der Merwe would round off the top 3.
In the main Dean failed to start the race as he suffered from a technical issue in the warm up. The race got underway and Miguel took an early lead with Warren looking very racy. Miguel and Warren swapped places for the first half of the race, however, Miguel managed to pull away from Warren and never looked back ending up a lap ahead of the field. Justin van Biljon took the final podium spot.
Miguel's successful weekend would see him become South African Champion for the 3rd time. Tiaan Oelofse would finish 2nd overall with Warren van der Merwe rounding off the top 3 for 2014.
Nitro A final Results:
1st- Miguel Haasbroek-JQ/REDS/AKA 2nd- Warren van der Merwe- Agama/Bullitt/AKA 3rd- Justin van Biljon- Mugen/Bullitt/AKA
1st- Miguel Haasbroek- JQ/REDS/AKA 2nd- Tiaan Oelofse- Sworkz/RB/RB 3rd- Warren van der Merwe- Agama/Bullitt/Beta
In electric Thomas Schmuck would take the TQ and finish 3rd in the main. This gave Thomas the overall win for 2014 and saw him win his maiden S.A title in 1/8th electric.
Electric A final Results:
1st- Warren van der Merwe- Agama 2nd- Akshay Patel- TLR 3rd- Thomas Schmuck- JQ
Ever since the beginning of JQRacing (formerly JQProducts), and AMain.com (formerly A Main Hobbies), both companies have proved to be forward thinking, and innovative in their business practices. JQR and AMain have always been working together, and now with JQRacing's goal of building a structured, uniform, worldwide race team, a collaboration between the two companies was almost inevitable.
JQRacing is working together with a number of RC brands, creating a group that together offer everything required for competitive racing. JQ provides the cars, and the other brands provide the other products, such as tyres, engines, fuel, and stickers. The goal is to collaborate with the best brands and create the greatest possible factory team, where all drivers race with the same products, much like how racing teams are run in other forms of motorsport.
AMain.com has always been committed to racing and carrying the widest selection of race level products and thus was the only US retailer able to meet the needs of the JQ Team Racers. JQRacing.com will continue to carry all of the partner products as well. This means that JQ drivers will be able to purchase their cars directly from JQ, or JQ distributors, at their team pricing, and with this new deal, all partner products either from AMain.com or JQRacing.com. With this new move the availability and support for JQTeam drivers and JQ customers improves dramatically!
As of right now, the JQRacing Team's partners are LISTED HERE. However, negotiations are underway for 2015, stay tuned.
We would like to thank everyone at AMain.com, specially Kendall and Kevin for making this deal possible, and improving the support we can offer our team drivers.
Alberto Ruiz Romero is the 2014 1:8th TT.E Andalusian Champion
Here is a report from Alberto:
The 1/8th Andalusian Championship started on 15th and 15th of March in Alhaurin de la Torre (Malaga) track and ended this last Sunday, November 2nd in Jerez, (Cadiz). This Championship had its ups and downs, difficulties that I had to overcome step by step but all the effort paid off in the end, ending up on top of the ranking at the end of the Championship. I have started the championship with some bad luck since I ended up at the second spot in the first race (Malaga) and even got worse ending up third in the second race (Cadiz). Working and practicing more gave me two consecutive wins in the last two races and crowned me as a Champion for 2014! Now, after these months of hard work I feel really proud of myself and even more about my car.. Me, THECar and my mechanics are a perfect team!
THECar White Edition was fast and easy to drive, making it possible for me to win the 2014 Championship.
Andalusia is located at the South of Spain. Being the second largest autonomous region of Spain, split in eight regions has a lot of fast drivers, wining there is not an easy task!
I want to thank all of my sponsors which made this win possible, without them none of this would be possible!
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