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Bornhorst & Lutz win at The Wicked Weekend 2019

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The annual The Wicked Weekend race was held in Gainesville, Georgia. Joe Bornhorst (Tekno RC/BLOK Engines/Tekin/Pro-Line) grabbed the overall TQ in the Pro Truck and Pro E-buggy classes while Ryan Lutz (Agama/Bullitt Engines/AKA) set the TQ in the Pro Nitro Buggy class. In Pro Nitro Buggy, J.Bornhorst took the win from Cole Ogden (HB Racing/REDS Racing/Hot Race Tyres) in second and Justin Fales (Serpent/Trinity/AKA) in third. Blake Pickett and Jonathan Reeves completed the top 5. J.Bornhorst brought also the win in the Pro E-Buggy class in front of R.Lutz in second while J.Fales came in third followed by Brandon Rose in fourth and Adam Johnson in fifth. In the Pro Nitro Truggy class it was R.Lutz with the win in front of C.Ogden and J.Bornhorst in second and third respectively. Evan Vail and Austin Woodyard rounded out the top 5.

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Jason Nugroho teams up with HB Racing

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HB Racing have announced the signing of Indonesian star Jason Nugroho to their team. J.Nugroho will use the D819 and D418 buggies at events in the Indonesia area and major events around the world. His extensive racing experience includes two IFMAR World Championship events and wins at major events such as the Batam Challenge, the C-Netic race, the HB Challenge, etc…

Daniel Kobbevik takes double Norwegian 1/8 buggy titles

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The Norwegian National Championships were hosted by Racingland SAS in Sandefjord over the weekend. Despite horrible weather forecast, the club crew made an amazing job and it was special since the club has been there for 33 years, and this race was the last race to be at that place. It was decided to shorten down both classes to 3 qualies instead of 5, no semi practices and tighter program and to run the whole event on Sunday. It´s a nice feeling to be at races that all drivers and crew work together. The race was also special since it was time to give out the highest reward it´s possible to win in Norway, no matter what sport you do, “The Kings Trophy” and with the weather, and track conditions, it was more open and a lot of things can happen. But XRAY Factory driver Daniel Kobbevik, took charge from first qualifier in both classes and TQ’d both 1/8 Nitro Buggy and E-buggy. In the Nitro Buggy class Rune Karlsen won the semi-B and was going to line up second for the A-main. Daniel won the Semi-A, and would start from pole.

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6MIK Optima T-Shirt

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6MIK have introduced the new Optima T-Shirt. The tee is made from 100% high-quality cotton and it comes only in black and sports the all-new Optima Tigre logo and graphics on the front and the back in golden color. The shirt is available in junior-specific sizes and also S to 3XL sizes.

Alan Scroggie takes Irish Nitro Buggy title

The fourth and final round of the Irish Nationals was held on a tight Astro track in Navan, Ireland over the weekend. Conditions were mixed, with heavy rain for the last 15 minutes. Alan Scroggie (HB Racing/Novarossi) had a third consecutive TQ and win, taking the 45 minute A final by over a lap from Derek McCloskey (Agama/RC Concept) in 2nd while Paul Myles (Kyosho/Picco) took 3rd. This secured the overall championship for A.Scroggie, a second title after his first achieved in 2016. P.Myles finished second overall after a strong series, and Colin Whelan (TLR) took 3rd.

Thanks to Aaron Gault for the report.

Jessica Pålsson signs with Nemo Racing

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Nemo Racing have announced the signing of Jessica Pålsson to their factory team. After the final round of the Swedish Cup, Jessica will be using the newly released Agama A319 powered by Bullitt engines as well as running the upcoming A319e E-buggy – to add to her impressive list of race wins and championships. Her progress to towards the top of the sport has been rapid and Nemo Racing can’t wait to help contribute to her success. Jessica has the following to say about the deal:

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Marcon & Y. Aigoin win Challenge 100% RC Rd1

Source: Challenge 100%rc

The first round of the Challenge 100% RC was held at the Gap track, France this past weekend. The event attracted many drivers including some top guns such as Yannick Aigoin, Patrick Auvinet Jr and Eliot Marcon. In the Nitro buggy class it was Eliot Marcon (Mugen Seiki/Ultimate Racing/Pro-Line Racing) who took the win from Patrick Auvinet Jr (XRAY/FX Engine/Hot Race Tyres) and Corentin Loison (TLR/Donuts Racing/TPro) in second and third respectively. Yannick Aigoin (XRAY/Corally/Procircuit) brought home the win in E-buggy followed by Loïc Etienne (SWORKz/WSLine) in second and Calogero Varraso in third.

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Lewis & Clancy crowned BRCA Nats Champions

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Round five of the BRCA Truggy and E-Buggy Nationals was held at the Slough track this past weekend. Joni Skidmore (Agama/beta) took the win in the E-buggy class in front of Lewis Jones (Team Associated/Tekin/JConcepts) in second and Simon Reeves (HB Racing/Performa Racing/Hot Race Tyres) in third. Overall, Michael Lewis (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line) took the title in the E-buggy class. Jamie Clancy (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line) brought home the win and took the title in the Nitro Truggy class. Matt Lewis (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line) in second and Jon Hazlewood (Agama/Beta) in third completed the top 3.