March 16, 2011

Cavalieri leads Associated’s challenge at EOS pilot event

Two time World Champion Ryan Cavalieri is to contest the ‘Euro Offroad Series’ pilot race with Team Associated confirming that one of the biggest names in off road racing will travel to Sweden for the April 1-3 event. The 24-year-old reigning 4WD US National Champion will team up with former European Champion Peter Pinisch and Petit RC Race winner Paul Bradby as part of the Team Associated challenge in Tomelilla where they will go head to head with official team entries from Losi, Tamiya and Team Durango.  Last week Team Losi Racing confirmed 2011 Reedy International Race of Champions winner Dustin Evans will make the trip from Colorado to contest the indoor clay event. Commenting on the latest big name driver announcement, EOS Race Director Scotty Ernst said:

We are so excited that Team Associated are sending Cavalieri to our pilot event and together with Losi confirming Dustin Evans’ entry it is a massive endorsement for the EOS and what we are trying to create for 1:10 Off Road in Europe.  The quality of the entry is going to make for great racing and with most of the top guys also doing Short Course Truck I think we can really showcase this class which back in the US has done great things for our hobby.

In addition to the regular 2WD & 4WD buggy classes, the 3-day schedule will also include Short Course Truck.   2WD Short Course will be restricted to using stock RTR electronics with the speedo & motor choice open in 4WD.  One interesting SCT entry is that of three time 1:12 World Champion David Spashett who is now responsible for looking after Losi’s racing affairs in Europe and will attend next month’s event to support team drivers Dustin Evans and Martin Bayer.

The EOS pilot race will set the stage for a full multi round series beginning in November, and already over 170 entries have been received including current European Champion Lee Martin and his Tamiya team-mates Marc Rheinard & Viktor Wilck, Team Durango’s Hupo Honigl & Jorn Neumann and Kyosho’s young Swedish star David Ronnefalk.  For your chance to be part of history in the making visit the race page where you can find further details on the event and registering your entry.


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