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    2018 ISRA Worlds Finland

    Please post any info here. There is a live ink but it is not active at this time.
    Why do I do this to myself?

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    ISRA-slot.com is home for info.
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    https://youtu.be/gt7kHIvrYOQ

    Feed is up but leaves a lot to be desired.
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    Johnathan Forsyth and teammate Dominykas Budrys winning Production at the ISRA Worlds!

    They also qualified first. Bringing a World Championship back to America. His second I believe.
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    Wonderful news!

    Yes, Jonathan won production at the first Chicago Worlds, now over 10 years ago. How partner then was Greg Gilbert.

    Dominykas is a very nice young kid, one of the many extremely fast Scandinavian and Eastern European (and one from the US) kids who currently race in ISRA. I need to look this up, but I think that this is the first first place for one of them. And even better, there were a ton of young racers in the top ten today.

    I really hope that this keeps up in the cobalt classes over the rest of the week!

    Greg

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    Greg you need to get on the next jet & give us your "view from the stands" we sure miss it & I'm sure they miss you! They are a great group to race with! If only I was fast enough to race with them........
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    Congratulations to Jonathon!!!

    Nice going! Rock and Roll
    CK DaBoer

    Knocked you out of the slot!

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    Rob,

    That's funny! You have always been far faster than I ever was!

    But the reason to race at the Worlds has little, if anything to do with winning for most all of us who go or have gone every year. The ISRA World's racers are just a wonderful group, and the opportunity to spend a 10-12 day vacation each year with so many nice people from so many countries is just great. So many friends, so many great discussions, so much great racing!

    Also, over the years, you tend to race with many of the same racers in your heats. There's a Russian racer named Valerie, whom I raced in the same heat with more often than not over the 8 or 9 years I went to the ISRA Worlds. We had a wonderful time.

    I happily recommend ISRA racing to anyone who has enough vacation to attend. Vacation time is the biggest issue for most US racers. The travel costs are actually usually pretty tolerable. The cost of the equipment is mostly widely overestimated. I raced the whole time with almost exclusively used equipment that I bought from other ISRA racers or from the ISRA tracks. I never bought any of it off of the internet.

    Lastly, I forgot: Congratulations, Dominykas and Jonathan!!

    Greg

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    MOM We need a like button for that one ^^^^^^^^^^^ !
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    Another excellent race at the ISRA Worlds. 1/32 ES. Jaroslav Recek (CZ) led from the second heat, Vladimir Horky (CZ) came back hard on purple in the 7th heat for second, and Olli Kantamaa (FIN) raced hard against Dominykas Butrys (LAT) to get third.

    We need to race this class (and 1/32 F1) much more in the US if we want to do better at the Worlds. Both are hard to drive, hard to set-up, and both require lots of work to get the motor right.

    I'm enjoying the live feed and the detailed results, but I do miss being there.

    Greg

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    Race organiser Tuomo Iso-Aho makes complete results lists after each class and he posts them on ISRA 2018's official website:
    https://www.finslot.net/isra2018/isra-2018-event/

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    Some of you may recall that while 1/24 ES is considered the main event, 1/32 F1 is very often the best race. Not so much this time. The first two were in 1st and 2nd pretty much the entire race.

    Another big victory for two of the kids in 1/32 F1! Dominykas Budrys LAT won and Olli Kantamaa FIN was second. And Alex Leite BRA was third. Alex is well known to many of you. He has raced here in the US dozens of times. There was only one truly old guard racer in the final, Jaroslav Recek CZE and he came in 4th. Two Americans made the final: Paul Gawronski and Jonathan Forsyth. Paul came in 7th, Jonathan 8th. It appears that from the sheets that Paul wasn't quite fast enough. Jonathan appears to have lost 15-18 laps on red due to a technical problem.

    But still, 2 racers in the final is a good result. Very notably, previous F1 winners Piero Castricone ITA, Valdimir Horky CZE, and Matti Fyhr FIN did not make the final.

    So, congratulations to all 8 of the finalists, and most especially Dominykas, Olli, and Alex!!

    Greg

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    I forgot: Yes, as noted above by Zipperi and Miman, the live feed and the results are just great this year! Thank you so much, Toomi!!

    BTW, more of you likely know Toomi, aka Tuomo Iso-Aho, than you think. He has been the race director at a number of ISRA Worlds. He is the quiet guy with the deep, dark voice. In person he is a really nice guy, almost as quiet as Matti Fyhr (this is not easy!), and like Matti with a really great sense of humor when he does say something.

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