Deon Gray doubles at Fall Opening Challenge

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The Track hosted the Win At Fall Opening Challenge in Gaithersburg, Maryland. XRAY Deon Gray was able to took the overall TQ and the win in two of three classes. In 4WD Deon grabbed the win in front of Brennan Schimmel in second and Jacob Hatala in third. In 2wd Buggy A-Main Deon had some bad luck but he take his revenge in the Stadium Truck class by winning from Justin Witczak and Todd Stockslager in second and third respectively.

Stadium Truck podium here

XRAY releases XB4 2018 1/10 4WD buggy kit

XRAY have introduced their new XB4 2018 1/10 4WD buggy kit.

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Full presentation here.

 

All-new 2018

    • Recent EOS Champion, European Champion, USA Champion and World Champion platform
    • Redesigned chassis accommodates new lower motor mount to decrease the CG
    • Lower motor mounts decrease the weight position of motor and central slipper clutch/diff, improving cornering speed and stability
    • Redesigned lower composite central bulkhead fits the new lower alu motor mount
    • Redesigned side guard allows motor to be positioned lower
    • Improved shock absorber lower shims give more precise shock shaft movement
    • Improved construction and production details on both front & rear differential crown gears results in quieter operation and increased reliability

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Yusuke Sugiura crowned 2017 JMRCA champion

Source: Yusuke Sugiura (Facebook)

The 40th Japan Model Radio Control Car Association (JMRCA) was held at the RC Land 23 track over the weekend. After very close qualifying rounds it was Kyosho’s Yusuke Sugiura who grabbed the overall TQ from AMain’s Atsushi Hara in second and Mugen’s Kenji Tsuruta in third. Unfortunately because of the rain the organisers had to cancel the finals and took the qualifying results as overall standings. Thus Yusuke was crowned 2017 JMRCA champion.

Jack Embling wins at HNMC winter series Rd2

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This past weekend was held the second round of the HNMC winter series. After intensive rounds of qualifying, Nemo Racing driver Darren Bloomfield took the overall TQ. In the final Darren, HB Racing’s Ollie Currie and SWORKz’s Jack Embling had some awesome fights but in the end, after a faultless race, it was Jack who managed to get a gap of about 7 seconds on Ollie in second and Darren in third.

VP-PRO aluminium 1/8 wing buttons

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VP-PRO have introduced new aluminium wing buttons for 1/8 buggy, E-buggy and truggy. Machined from high quality aluminum,and coming black anodised, these lightweight wing buttons reinforce wing mounting and prevent the wing from pulling off the mounting screws. Available in set of two pieces.

Alex Zanchettin TQs & Wins at Grill race

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This past weekend was held the Grill race at the indoor facility IBR Padova in Italy. Tekno’s Alex Zanchettin would dominate qualifying and then went onto win the 30-minute final by a short margin from TLR’s Mattia Polito in second and Radiosistemi driver Leonardo Valente in third. Alex took also the best lap to complete the clean sweep for the weekend.

Reno Savoya doubles at 1/10 French Cup

The 1/10 French Cup was held at the Reims EMC indoor facility over the weekend. TLR driver Reno Savoya would dominate the Cup by TQing and by winning the 2WD and 4WD classes. In 2WD, after close fights with Reno it was the talented Team Associated driver Clément Boda who finished in second while Antoine Rosetti came in third. In 4WD XRAY’s Armand Lanteaume and his team mate Romain Valter rounded out the podium in that order.

Thanks to Stéphane Boda for the report. (photo: Reno Savoya (Facebook))

Jérôme Sartel sweeps 1/5 French Cup

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Last weekend was held the 1/5 French Cup at the RCN track in Noisay. On this challenging and dusty track it was TLR Jérôme Sartel who sweep the event. Jérôme took the overall TQ and the victory in the 30 minute final by a lap from Thomas Laigle in second and by two laps from Judicael Gandino in third.