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Drew Butcher wins at Tasmanian State Championships

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The Performance RC 2017 1/8 Tasmanian State Titles was organised and seen some very close and consistent racing last weekend. in 1/8 E-Buggy, despite a few hiccups in the first two qualifying, XRAY driver Drew Butcher managed to take the overall TQ and pole position for the finals. In the first final Butcher managed 1st place with Steven Madziara having a little crash on the last corner of the last lap. In the second final Daniel Lokos takes the win in style with some extremely consistent racing from Butcher. Pressure began to rise between Lokos and Butcher, both having equal points with a 1st and a 2nd each. Butcher has very clean start and building a 7 second gap on the first lap, and then just kept it safe for the remainder of the race knowing that everyone else would be pushing that bit harder to try and catch up. Lokos finished in second and Madziara in third.

Robin Frischkopf wins IBP GP Rd2

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The second IBP GP was held last weekend and was organised by the IBP team and Pascal Jutz at the Indoor Bike Park RC Track is near Zurich. 

In 1/8 Robin Frischkopf managed to win all qualifying rounds and two finals. There was some pressure from Tom Sommer who won A1 after Robin had a bad start. Kevin Zwahlen managed to pressure him during the closing stages of A2. Local driver Daniel Caviezel who was driving very well too was never far away. 

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XRAY 48P hardcoated aluminum pinion gears

XRAY have introduced hardcoated aluminum pinion gears for the XB4, XB2 and XT2. They are made from tough 7075 T6 aluminum and specially hardcoated for superior strength, light weight, and high durability. Created on a special gear machine, all pinions feature ultra-precise tooth shaping and ultra-true running for vibration-free operation.

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Ty Tessmann wins at Grass Roots Rd1

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This past week-end was held the first round of the Grass Roots Series at Thunder Alley RC Raceway in Beaumont, CA. There were 148 entries for this 1 day race, this was the first time in a while that the Californians could get on a track to race due to the rain they had. It was a lot of fun, lots of big jumps and a technical layout. The track started out with some muddy spots and remained wet throughout the day, due to the moisture in the track it developed a lot of ruts and bumps so at times it was difficult to navigate.

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Kaja Novotny TQ & win Open Challenge Rd4

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The 4th round of Open Challenge took place last weekend. The organizers prepared a track with few smaller jumps. The series is well known for low its traction carpet, but this time the traction was even lower and tire wear bigger than before, which made the race pretty interesting.

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Martin Bayer re-signs with XRAY

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XRAY have announced that European Champion Martin Bayer will continue to race with XRAY in 2017. Martin has been important member of the R&D team working as head manager for R&D of all XRAY off-road platforms. Martin will race in 2017 all the regional, national and international races like 1/10 & 1/8 European Championships, XRAY Racing Series, World Championship 1/10, Montpelier GP and Neo Race. Martin has the following to say:

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XRAY XB8’17 Specs leaked

The specifications of the much anticipated XRAY XB8’17 have leaked on the web. A shop has posted a few details whicgives us a little more information on the buggy that will use the XRAY team in the 2017 season. Ty Tessmann who won the Grass Roots series at the Thunder Alley RC Raceway probably used it this weekend.

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Here are some details:

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Vanessa Wende wins at the Winter Race

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Last weekend was held the 7th the annual Winter Race at Spessart Race Park in Waldaschaff, Germany. This year it was a real Winter Race with snow, ice and tempratures down to -9 degrees. Team XRAY Germany was represented by the family team Wende. Already during the qualification Marcus and Vanessa Wende performed great and ended on first and second positions. Both were able to win their semi final, Marcus ended his final 1 second faster then Vanessa what secured him the pole position in the finals, right behind him on position 2 his daughter Vanessa. After the 30 minute final Vanessa was able to win the race, Marcus on position 2 and the triple podium finish was completed with Andreas Heublein on 3rd position.