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Milan Holthuis wins at Dutch IC Track Nationals Rd1

Round 1 of the Dutch IC Track Nationals was held at the Baanbrekers track in Rucphen this past weekend. This year both the 1/8th and 1/10th classes will be run on the same weekend which makes for a busy Sunday for many. Also the Rucphen track will host the May round of the ENS, so many drivers used the event to get some laps under their belt. Saturday’s practice already showed that Milan Holthuis would be the guy to beat. Consistently fast he had quickly adapted to the switch of handout tyre supplier this year. Sunday qualifying would see Milan take the TQ but the gap to Julius Kolff in 2nd was under two seconds so there was room for interesting fights in the final. 3rd on the grid was for Jurmin Etnel. The gap from 4th to 8th position in qualifying was also less than a second so close racing was guaranteed. Noteworthy were the two new drivers this year. Both only 11 years old, they made the step up from the GT class and did very well. Merijn Schipper showed promise, but was held back by some engine tuning issues. Boris Kolff qualified for the A-main on his first 1/10th race and showed smooth lines all day.

The A-main started and immediately Milan and Julius separated themselves from the field. Although Julius tried, he missed a tenth a lap to keep pace with Milan and needed an extra fuel stop. When Julius also hit problems with the transmission, it would turn out to be an easy tone to tone win for Milan. Jurmin drove a steady race to take the runner-up spot with Thomas van Duin taking 3rd.

The next round of the nationals will be at the RACO track in Utrecht.

Thanks to Julius Kolff for the report.

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Arie Manten wins at Dutch IC Track Nats Rd1

The Dutch NK 1/8th On-road Nationals kicked off at the fast and scrubby circuit in Rucphen at the MAC Banbrekers club. It was unclear whether some of the usual suspects would show up or not. John Ermen and team-bud Robbin Hertong went off to France which increased the chances of various drivers on an early season victory. Young Jesse Keller took up the challenge against some of the old dogs and proofed to be able the withstand the pressure with a nice pole. As the race unfolded one car after the other ran into a number of problems. While Jesse raced to an early lead he soon had to retire as he trusted his old 451 receiver just one race too many. With Roy Bakker, Arie Manten and Ben Jamini as well as Benny Ciere and Joey Sorber moving up the ranks, Martin Zevenhoven was faced with a rare main bearing failure on his normally trustworthy O.S. engine. After several flame outs he thought “enough is enough” and decided to enjoy the sun while watching the upcoming showdown.

Meanwhile field owner, Addie van der Ven saw his hopes on a solid result vanish in vain with a permanent engine failure as well. Freek van Delft drove a brilliant semifinal keeping his nerves with a stuck gearbox resulting in a place in the A-final. Although he didn’t know it at the time … but this weekend Freek proved to be a very worthy NK driver by all means sticking a well deserved 4th overall under the belt. Former young talent Roy Bakker having a flawless race for a change, had difficulty holding off a late race attack of Joey Sorber. As Joey had only first gear he couldn’t keep up in the end dropping down to 5th overall.

With now only Benny, Arie, Roy and Jamini fighting for the podium a streak of bad luck hit both Benny Ciere and Ben Jamini. Benny miscalculated his pit stops with a too rich engine being the culprit and Jamini saw his “loctited” steering servo lever come loose which ended his hopes for a podium position. Arie Manten went on to win it – a mere eight seconds ahead of Roy Bakker with Benny Ciere completing the podium with a third place overall.

Thanks to Willem Kloppenburg for the report.