2019 - PROTOFORM NITRO GP
STEEL CITY RC SPEEDWAY FONTANA CA 12-14/04/2019
One of the most interesting races of the weekend was held in the amazing location born couple of years ago at the shadow of Nascar Speedway in Fontana - California. The hosting club of 2nd Protoform Nitro GP in fact is also the chosen venue for the upcoming 1/8 on road World’s Championship later this year; many drivers from all over the world attended to test the track before the event.
The complex where the track is lay downed looks like a Motorsport “heaven”: not only the Speedway (as in Homestead last year) but in the same area there’s many different tracks where you can run Go-Kart, Drift cars, Top-fuel dragster or simply rent a Supercar to drive couple of laps in a complete free space… Aside some expo areas dedicated to fans and collectors that likes to show or see some of the best cars in the world…
The RC track is the most important of course !!!! The tarmac surface is really good: lot of grip with reasonable tire wear can assure big excitement for the race. Layout is typical US style with painted areas and very nice Kerbs like F1 style. The infrastructure is huge and brand new; when you’re there you can feel the efforts spent to realize best accommodation possible.
The race had many categories running from 1/5 to 1/8 Worlds warmup class; Infinity presence was very good with Lamberto, Takaaki, Nicola, Paphon and Charlie that traveled overseas to collect infos supported by a nice number of west coast customers leaded by Robert Morris…
As mentioned before collecting data for the worlds was the most important thing for the team… was also nice to see the continue support of the official drivers to customers to solve their setup problems; a really nice atmosphere that everyone enjoyed a lot. In the main TQ Jeff Hamon from Australia fight with Shimo and Collari for the win; after 60 minutes Amain was Lamberto that drove a faultless phase and took the win in front of Jeff and Takaaki for a complete overseas podium. Can’t wait for the World’s event… Stay tuned!