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Parks & Walji win at WORS Rd5

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Fifth round of the Canadian Western Offroad Racing Series was held this past weekend. In 4WD Buggy, Paul Parks (XRAY) was able to sweep all three rounds of qualifying to secure TQ. A1 started out with a 4 way battle for the lead. After the 2 minute mark P.Parks was able to stretch a 2 second lead and secure the win. For A2 he made a couple of changes which proved very good. The race started out much the same as A1, P.Parks put his head down and started putting in consistent quick laps he was able to win A2 and secure the overall win. Jeff Cohen (HB Racing) in 2nd and Jason Tellstone in 3rd completed the top 3.

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Stefan Lutka doubles at Dirt Challenge

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The Dirt Challenge was held near Bratislava, Slovakia this past weekend. The weather forecast saw windy and gloomy conditions. In the E-buggy class, Stefan Lutka (XRAY), coming from the 4th spot on the grid, managed to win all finals with a big lead in front of Sando Parr (Serpent) in second and Ellemer Pap (Mugen) in third. In E-truggy, S.Lutka easily won, followed by Fusek and Moravcik in second and third respectively.

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Hupo Hönigl doubles at Austrian 1/10 Buggy Nats Rd4

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The fourth round of the Austrian 1/10 Buggy Nationals was held on the Astro-turf track of the MAC Traiskirchen over the weekend. Weather conditions were changing with rain all Saturday and then more dry conditions on Sunday. In Qualifying it was a fight between Peter Pinisch (Team Associated) and Hupo Hönigl (XRAY) in both classes. In the end it was H.Honigl who set the overall TQ in both classes. Lukas Grainer (XRAY) joined the club which made it a tight 3-way battle in both 2WD and 4WD finals. Finally, H.Honigl brought home the win in both classes, followed by L.Grainer in second and P.Pinisch in 4WD and by P.Pinisch and L.Grainer in 2WD.

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Alain Sarafyan doubles at Turkish 1/8 Buggy Nats Rd4

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The fourth round of the Turkish 1/8 Buggy Championships was held at the renewed RC park track in Luleburgaz. Alain Sarafyan (XRAY) was the man to beat, taking the win in both the Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes. His teammate, Serkan Tumer came in second and Can Soykal in third in Nitro Buggy while in E-buggy it was Ilker Ozcan who finished in second and S.Tumer in third.

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Nico Schmid takes double Swiss 1/10 Buggy titles

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The fifth and final round of the Swiss 1/10 Buggy Nationals was held at the TIT track over the weekend. The track was unpredictable and very bumpy. In these very difficult conditions it was Kay Frehner (XRAY) who set the overall TQ in the 4WD class. In the first 4WD final K.Frehner had to retire because of tyre problems and Philip Jeisy (XRAY) took the win. In A2 K.Frehner managed to keep the lead until the end. In A3, K.Frehner, Florian Schmid (XRAY) and P.Jeisy are close fights together for the first few laps. Finally, K.Frehner grabbed the win from P.Jeisy in second and F.Schmid in third. However it was Nico Schmid (XRAY) who took title in 4WD Modified Buggy.

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BF Materials 1/8 battery connector holders

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BF Materials have introduced a new line of battery connector holders for HB Racing, Mugen Seiki, Agama and XRAY buggies. Made of tough Nylon plastic, they hold in place your battery connector and prevent it to disconnect during a race. Depending on the versions, they should be mounted onto radio tray with two self tapping screws included (HB, Mugen, Agama) or replacing the original middle cover XRAY). The XRAY version also has a specific version for different connectors (JST or servo). Both do not require screws or modifications to the radio tray, as they mounts straight to the original.

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Bartek Kramza takes double Polish Astro Champs title

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The final round of the Polish Astro Championship as well as the XRAY Serock Series were held last weekend on a new track layout. The 4WD class saw Sebastian Migal (XRAY) taking the TQ. Mains were very exciting, Sebastian had to win to be vice champion and after two mains, he managed to take the win from Bartek Kramza (XRAY) in second while the young XRAY driver Bartlomiej Gogacz came in third.

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Hendrik Lainemäe doubles at Baltic Cup

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The Limbazi RC track hosted the 2019 Baltic Cup in Latvia. The event was held in the Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes and attracted the best drivers from 5 countries, producing amazing racing throughout the weekend. In qualifying it would be Karl Kasekamp (XRAY) in Nitro Buggy and Hendrik Lainemäe (XRAY) taking the overall TQ. In Nitro Buggy H.Lainemäe and K.Kasekamp would take their respective semi-final wins followed closely by Domantas Cesiulis, Rainer Ressar and Robin Ilus. After some technical issues with timekeeping 2 separate final would be run with aggregate results being the only option with the sunlight fading quickly. In the end it was H.Lainemäe who would come out on top in front of K.Kasekamp and R.Ilus. D.Cesiulis and Jaanus Saare rounded out the top 5. In E-buggy, H.Lainemäe cruised to the win, taking all three finals with ease followed by D.Cesiulis in second and local star Kristers Freimanis in third.

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