The 20th TAMIYA Fighter Cup Final 2016
From 29.- July 31, 2016 they all came back to Sonneberg! – But not only the regulars, our “Super Stock” pilots. This year flocked plenty of new faces, the TAMIYA Fighter Rookies 20 TAMIYA Fighter Cup finals. From Sonneberg Mayor Mr. Voigt the best 200 young racers were warmly welcomed. This had to be measured in 70 qualifying races with about 1,000 other children at retailers or events and qualify to get hold of the coveted “Ticket to Sonnenberg”. For the finale, some riders from Holland, Belgium and Poland were at the start.
After the check-in of the drivers, there were among others on Friday tours of the logistics center of the SIMBA DICKIE GROUP and the first competition of the “rookies” in the short race (slalom). In training the children and parents of the race course and tips for Model making was brought closer. In the evening, the now traditional bonfire took place and a great firework display was the conclusion of the first event day still shot.
On Saturday things got seriously early. After the driver’s meeting the heats and race on the on-road route could be started. While the driver of the first groups to drove at ever faster lap times, prepared other drivers and teams their vehicles for the competition “Germany’s fastest Fighter Buggy” before, which took place this year for the first time.
Here, finally, the question was even clear which Fighter Buggy is the fastest well. It was allowed to tune Tamiya DT chassis. The difficulty, however, was to obtain the power to the tarmac and the model in time to a standstill. So were brought up to the afternoon of the 70 vehicles to the starting line and the 15 fastest racers qualified for the final on Sunday. The 100km / h mark was by then just missed. When choosing the most beautiful body the children were no limits in terms of creativity. The jury was very impressed with the results. Whether the Pokémon Pikachu, Scrat from Ice Age with its nut, Wickie the sailor or the fire truck – in all models put a lot of passion and technical know-how. In the evening were in the tent all the winners of the Short-Race, the body Score and On -Road rating honored. In addition, the grid of the finalists for the “fastest Germany Fighter Buggy” was announced. Then was Finally, the large Tamiya Balloon Rally started, in which there is again to win many great prizes.
On Sunday then found the race held on the off-road track of Tamiya Raceway’s. The weather was really good to us and so we had top-conditions for a successful last day of the final. In addition, the resident club, the RC-Team Sonnenberg had conjured a beautiful race-track! Group by group and participants for participants gave their best to improve the personal best in the various runs. Afternoon finally had to give everything again everyone! Place everything but had lunch first finalists for newborn competition “Germany’s fastest Fighter Buggy”. And this spectacle was then also none of those present escape. Overnight was again tinkered honed and pondered. How to tickle it again a few km / h from the Tamiya-basement? All homework had wound up the team MZ-Modellbau done with coxswain Lukas Reip whose “Fighter” with rocket propulsion as support then still broke through 100 km / h mark and in the main race 101km / h and the following show running even 103 km / h burned into the asphalt !!! A class performance to the whole team and congratulations. The fastest car with normal electric power reached by the way 97 km / h !!!
Video for fastest Fighter Buggy Germany
After all finals competitions without incident and in a friendly atmosphere were over and all waited anxiously for the award ceremony.
Before the victory ceremony, only the so-called MIXED vote had to be constructed. This is the summary of the race results. Only those who are good in both disciplines may Fighter champion be! This was this year Piotr Trella (Poland) at the rookies and Lukas Reip . In class Superstock, which also contributed to the fastest Fighter Buggy Germany
The youngest participant, “Quinten Verloessem” (4 years) traveled all the way from Holland to the final.
In addition to the race many other attractions have been offered. A large Arial at that event was blocked for cars and could be used around the clock by the children are. When the battery had to be loaded once, you could with Bobby Cars, tractors and scooters BIG test his skills at BIG course, Go left out in the BIG bouncy castle or play in SMOBY village. When Fortune could make his fortune to the test and win many great prizes Company the Simba Dickie Group. For this, we thank you very all the sponsors!
Finally, we thank all for the successful event and especially the parents of children without such a nice hobby would hardly be achieved.