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Dakotah Phend sweeps 2017 Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic

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Last weekend was held the 2017 Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. TLR driver Dakotah Phend would sweep the 2WD and 4WD classes. Dakotah took the overall TQ and the win in style in both classes. In 2WD Jr Mitch in second and Cole Tollard in third completed the top 3 while Cole Tollard and Brad Shearer rounded out the podium in 4WD.

Michal Orlowski continues with Schumacher

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Schumacher Racing have announced the re-signing of their young Polish star Michal Orlowski.

“It has been a pleasure to have both Michal and his father Maciej, as part of our extended family for the last 3 years. We have built a very solid relationship together and look forward to more great success in the future.” – Schumacher Racing

Michal had the following to say:

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Martin Bayer trifecta at XRS Slovakia Rd3


The third round of XRAY Racing Series Slovakia was held last weekend at the Hudy Arena. In 2wd qualifications, it was XRAY’s Martin Bayer who took a pretty easy TQ followed by two XRAY drivers, Max Gotzl in second after a great run in Q3 and Kája Novotný in third. 4wd was a different story with Martin and Kája switching lead multiple times in each qualification and eventually it was Martin who took overall TQ. Few seconds back each run was another duo of Adam Izsay and Max Gotzl fighting for third place and in the end Adam took it. In the Truck class Martin was on another level and took his third TQ of the day with Kája in 2nd place and Max Gotzl starting third.

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Boda & Sartel win at XRS France


Last weekend was held the XRS France at the Reims EMC indoor track. The track was more slippery as usual because the weather was cold in the champagne capital. After 3 intensive 2WD rounds of qualifying between Team Associated driver Clément Boda and local driver Antoine Rossetti, Clément managed to take the overall TQ by winning all rounds. The finals were very tight betweenboth drivers. Antoine was able to grabbed the win in A1 and A2 with Clément in second in both. In the last two finals Clément turned things around by winning the A3 and A4 with the best time allowing him the overall victory. Antoine in second and XRAY’s Jean-Pierrick Sartel in third rounded out the top 3. In the 4WD class Jean-Pierrick was the man to beat. He took the overall TQ and the win from Romain Valter in second and Stéphane Deroch in third.

Thanks to Stéphane Boda for the report.

Exotek D216 aluminium chassis

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Exotek have introduced an aluminium chassis for the HB Racing D216. The aluminium chassis provides more consistent handling and lowered CG for todays highly groomed indoor tracks. Machined from 7075 aluminum, the chassis features machined pockets throughout and chamfered edge on the bottom to improve ground clearance. The top is also machined to a have 2.5mm thick main section to reduce weight up to 145gr and the 4mm thick side rails keep this area stiff. It works with the stock side rails or the Exotek D216 carbon side rails.

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Raceform Lazer Jig carpet/astro tyre conversion kit

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Raceform have introduced a carpet and astro tyre conversion kit for the Lazer Jig 1/10 buggy tyre gluing tool. The conversion kit is designed to glues almost all 1/10 buggy tyres, including astro and carpet tyres which come usually in harder compound and whose lips are definitely harder to “peel” for glue application.

Boggs, Daniel & Jones win at Toys for Tots race


This past weekend was held the 6th annual Toys for Tots race at warehouse hobby raceway. In 4WD Mod XRAY’s Evan Jones managed to grab TQ by only .120 seconds and also the TQ in E-buggy. In 4WD Main, Evan had some bad luck and finished in second behind Blake Boggs at the first place while Jeremy Daniel rounded out the top 3.

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XRS UK Rd3 report


This past weekend was held the third round of the10th “XRAY Racing Series” (XRS) at Midlands Raceway. The club team changed the track again and pulled out the tricky jump rhythm section and replaced it with a new table-top, 180 degree corner and step-down section that was a little easier for the drivers but equally fun, along with a HUGE kicker jump after the main straight to add the 3D element in the challenging layout. The XRS was held in the ever-popular 2wd Stock Class (with handout Hobbywing 13.5T motors), 2wd Mod, 4wd Mod and Stadium Trucks.

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