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XRAY XB4 graphite composite upright & steering block

XRAY XB4 graphite composite steering block - upright

XRAY have introduced new molded composite steering block and rear upright for the XB4. These parts are made from specially-formulated graphite composite material for maximum strength, perfect for high-traction conditions. The parts give a perfect balance between reliability and performance and make the car more stable and increase cornering speed. For maximum drivetrain reliability, larger 5x12mm ball-bearings are used in the outer position with increased dynamic load. On the inner position, smaller 5x10mm ball-bearings are used to minimize unsprung weight.

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Norwegian Nats Series Rd3 report

malin Norwegian Nats Series Rd3

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Race report by Bent & Malin Karlsen:

This past weekend I attended round #3 of the Norwegian 1/10 OR National Series. The race was being held at my home track, but with a brand new layout for this race.

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In the dry during controlled practice my XRAY XB4 was super-fast and I managed to set a new track record and 3 fast consecutive laps to line up 1st for the 4 qualifying rounds. Unfortunately it started to rain heavily for the qualifiers and with too many personal mistakes I only managed to qualify as 3rd for the A-final. But with us testing a lot of different setups and tires during qualifying I knew we had a good setup going into the triple A-finals. I just had to push just enough and keep it clean.

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Andreas Thrasyvoulou wins Cyprus International 1/8 Buggy Race

Cyprus International 1-8 Buggy Race_winner

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Last weekend was held the “Cyprus International I/8 Nitro Buggy Race” in Nicosia. Top drivers from Cyprus, Greece and Israel attended the race. The weather was extremely hot and the new layout of the track was dirty and bumpy with high jumps. In the A-Main Final XRAY driver Andreas Thrasyvoulou managed to take the win in front of Rafail Panayi and Marios Christodoulou.

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Bart Mullink wins Dutch E-Buggy Nats Rd3

Dutch E-Buggy Nats Rd3_podium

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Round 3 of the Dutch E-Buggy Nats Rd3 was held at the MACH-One track in Helmond. In the qualifications Bart Mullink will take the TQ. In the A final Bart Mullink will widen the gap on the rest of the field and take the win. Despite a bad start Jarno Pijpers managed to take the second place in front of Sander van Genechten in third. Bart Mullink still leads the standings with 3 wins out of 3.

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Novotny & Kukla win Czech Nats Rd2

Czech Nats Rd2_podium ebuggy

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The 2nd round of 1/8E & IC buggy took place last weekend at the Dolni Bukovsko track. In 1/8E qualifications Kaja Novotny will TQed all three qualifications, therefore take the overall TQ. In 1/8IC qualifications the overall TQ went to David Kukla. During the first 1/8E semi huge thunder storm started which means that the race was finished. After about 40 minutes the rain stopped, drivers and organisers agreed on ending the race and the results were taken after qualifications.

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XRAY XB8 rear graphite brace set

Braces For Rear Composite Brace xb8

XRAY have introduced a graphite brace for rear composite brace set for XB8. These composite brace are coming stiffen the rear chassis brace to improve the performance on  high traction tracks. The composite brace set comes with appropriate hardware for mounting.

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Martin Wollanka wins Austrian Nats Rd2

Austrian Nats Rd2_podium

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Austrian Nats Round 2 was held at the MAV track in Waidhofen, Austria. From the practice to the qualifications, Martin Wollanka will be the fastest. He set the fastest lap time and took the TQ. In the A-Main Wollanka started from first position and won the race almost one lap ahead of Dominic Bauer in second and Maximilian Hauenschild in third.

2016 Junior Roar Nationals

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roar junior top 3

Race report by Dillon Caldwell:

2016 Roar Fuel Offroad Nationals. I had the most fun ever with new friends/competition! Can’t wait for the next race to come! Truggy: qualified 11 in the C-Main and finished 11 after a really long 20 minute main with a flame out! (not too bad). Buggy: qualified 8th in the 1/4 even final and finished 7th with a flame out on my first pit stop! Junior final:!: started 2nd right behind Seth VanDalen, dropped to dead last on the second turn made my way up to 4th by the first pit stop! Flamed out on that stop….. Fell back a bit after that, I kept my head in the game, in the last 5 minutes of the long 30 minute race I made my way to 1st place, played it safe and crossed the line with a smile!

Haatanen & Valander win at Electric Buggy Nordic Champs

Electric Buggy Nordic Champs 2wd

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The Electric Buggy Nordic Championship was held in Vaasa on the 2011 WC track. Weather forecast was not looking good before weekend. Friday’s free practice was cancelled…On Saturday morning the track was flooded with water but track crew did amazing job drying the track. Controlled practice started in muddy conditions. The 2wd class was tricky for everyone in slippy conditions but Joona Haatanen took TQ and Joel Valander was starting second and Karri Salmela third. Joona won first two mains. After three finals Joona Haatanen was winner and Joel Valander came second.

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Danish Nationals Rd4 report

Danish Nationals Rd4 2wd

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Race report by Mike Gosvig:

The 4th round of Danish off-road nationals was held in Sommersted at a private ground track, it a super high bite track with a technical layout. The day before the race me and my teammate Christian Lassen tested a lot of setups for both the XB4 and XB2 and ended with really good cars! I made lap records in the 4wd on fastest lap and also a 15 lap run, so car was on pace! The XB2 I was on of 3 where made the same fastest lap time.

2wd:
 The car was super easy to drive but on race day the track was slower and with lower grip, I think because of the hotter conditions. I finished all qualys in 2nd place position, to start 2nd on the grid for the main. Frederik Hovgaard’s car look glued to the track compared to the other cars and he was also on TQ!

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