Wow, what a great weekend for all of GT racing.
I would like to 1st thank all of you dedicated racers that attended the Ipanema Sports 2010 GT World Championships. You are the pioneers of our sport and the true reason that GT racing is growing stronger in popularity all over the world!
A big thank you also needs to go out to Doug, Johnny, everyone in the Homestead R/C club and the great people of Homestead/Miami Speedway for providing us with a great R/C racing venue. You made us all feel very welcome, gave us a challenging track and kept our event running super smooth.
Big time “props” to Max Velocity, Byron Fuels, RC Scoring Pro, Novarossi USA, Live R/C and all that helped me before, during & after for trying their best to help support the GT racers during the Ipanema Sports 2010 GT World Championships racing event. While “all the rest” came up with lame excuses, you all stood tall with Ipanema Sports to help made it happen.
I had a great time, put faces to names and made a lot of great new friends & associates. While I wasn’t able to run my Blackhawk GT1 car much, I was great to see all of you GT maniac’s tearing up the track and living the GT racer dream…….. Nothing but GT cars racing all weekend long. Fantastic!
Who did what and ran, you ask?
Ipanema Sports GT1 Open World Champions
TQ Joaquin De Soto Jr.
1st Place Joaquin De Soto Jr.
2nd Place Joerg Schaedler
3rd Place Mike Lyday
Ipanema Sports GT2 Spec World Champions
TQ David Ortiz
1st Place Paul Roberts
2nd Place Omar Horta
3rd Place Victor Babani
Ipanema Sports “Long Distance Traveler” award went to Pablo Riveros from Chile.
Ipanema Sports “Concourse” award went to Omar Horta.
The international GT competition was fierce & tough, but very friendly and we all played pretty well together.
I look forward to being able to announce the “Ipanema Sports 2011 GT World Championships & Pre-Worlds” information, that’s already in the planning stages as I write this post.
Thanks again to all that took part of R/C racing history and remember, Ipanema Sports is GT racing!