IMCA Nats 2004
The IMCA Nats 2004 is ongoing. The first race was the G-7 race in
Uden, Holland on Tuesday 24:th of August followed by racing on Wednesday
and Thursday until the show went on to Aalst in Belgium for the last three
days of racing.
This is the final race of J.P van Rossem's international racing but let's
hope we will see a continue of racing so it does not stop here.
For the G-7 race an impressive U.S line-up was present with Paul
"Beuf" Pedersen as the main favorite. Other well known U.S racers were P.A
Watson, Paul Ciccarello, Skinner, Benny Justice, Les Wright, Forrest Watchers
and Larry Blanton.
John Emmons and Joe Reid were also present helping the Belgium squad.
Fresh information can be found at the IMCA web site.
From New Zealand came a lot of racers that I only had read about
before and now I got the chance to meet them.
As always in international racing Gugu, from Brazil, was there.
Benny Justice feel asleep despite knowing that Gugu is in
the house. He was not alone falling
Benny Justices car looks good
Box 12 line up before qualifying
Paul Ciccarello makes a motor change during the one minute
lane change in the Box 12 main
From left to right: 2:nd place Antonin Vojtik. Winner Josef Korec and 3:rd
place Einari Fyhr.
(Note. I might remember wrong with second and third place)
This racing, as mentioned earlier, started on Tuesday and went on
to Sunday. The first race was G-7 wing cars followed by Box 12 wing car and
Open 12 scale. Thursday was Nascar with Pla-Fit type of chassis. Then they
leave Uden and travels to Aalst for the model racing.
I was there for the first two days of racing arriving on Monday and leaving
on Thursday. That meant that after the whole week of scale racing in Lund
only five days at work and then back into racing with to little sleep again.
Some drivers, like the Swede Michael Landrud, is doing all races while other
show up early in the week or late.
The G-7 wing car race was won by Mario Schöne, Germany, in
front of Paul Ciccarello and Paul "Beuf" Pedersen, USA.
Box stock 12
Beuf won in front of Vladimir Horky and Josef Korec from the Czech
All 60 drivers qualified and they all ran finals were the most laps
counted. The winner came from the top eight qualifier group and the second
and third from the 9-16 group.
Josef Korec won in front of Antonin Vojtik, both from the Czech Republic.
In third was Einari Fyhr, Finland (Note. I might be wrong concerning
the second and third).
That was all for now.