My location: United States
Oct 8, 2009

Here is a report from the first annual Novarossi Challenge......

This past weekend was the first of many annual Novarossi Challenge races. It was put on by the new On-Road Importer for the USA in conjunction with the nice track located in Chaplin, CT. The host track calls themselves the conrolfreakz, what a cool name. We went to promote products and give support to the locals racers. It was kind of a last minute thing and the weather did not look to good.

We arrived on Friday about 3pm and were able to get some track time. From the moment I got on the track I could tell this was going to be a fun track. It was super high bite and I needed to test my 733 in these conditions, so I was happy for the traction. I was able to find the best gearing, pipe and header for the track. I also worked on getting a good 733 set-up that would give good steering without traction rolling. Saturday we got rained out, but Sunday was great and we got around 65 racers. We were able to get 3 Qualifiers and then the mains.

In the end I was able to take TQ and the Win the Sedan 200mm class. Using my 733 with a Novarossi 353, 2652 pipe and short header. I set a new track record and also had the fastest laps.

I would ike to thank the track crew for doing a great job with the limited amount of time. they got he track ready to go and made it a great day. Also to all my sponsors; Serpent, Serpent America, XceedRC, Novarossi World, Twister Tires USA, ATS, Faskolor and Airtronics. It is with these products that I get to enjoy racing and have that reliability and performance that everyone wants.


Till next time,

DJ Apolaro
Team Serpent America