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Max Götzl doubles at Mibosport Cup Rd2

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The second round of Mibosport Cup was held as always at the Sport Hotel Hrotovice in Czech Republic, the event attracting about 110 entries in the 2wd and 4wd Modified classes as well as the 2WD Stock class. The race started with 3 free practice rounds on Friday, followed by 2 timed practices and then 2 more free practice rounds. On Saturday we had as usual 3 qualies and 3 finals. In 2WD, it was Ales Bidovsky (Team Associated/LRP) who top-seeded the practice, followed by Hupo Hönigl (XRAY) in 2nd and Max Götzl (XRAY/Hobbywing/EZpower) in 3rd, so that was the order for Saturday’s qualifying. In 4WD it was M.Götzl on the top at the end of Friday, followed by H.Hönigl in 2nd and A.Bidovsky in 3rd. M.Götzl set the TQ in the first round of qualifying of 2WD followed by H.Hönigl in 2nd and Bartek Zambrzycki (Yokomo/Racing Performer/Muchmore Racing) in 3rd. Round 2 went to A.Bidovsky with M.Götzl in 2nd and H.Hönigl in 3rd. B.Zambrzycki took the TQ, followed by Jessica Pålsson (Schumacher/LRP/AKA) and A.Bidovsky. In the end, M.Götzl took the overall TQ from A.Bidovsky and B.Zambrzycki. M.Götzl took the TQ in Q1 of 4WD from H.Hönigl in 2nd and J.Pålsson in 3rd. In Q2 and Q3, A.Bidovsky was able to top the 5min runs to take the overall TQ. M.Götzl lined up 2nd of the grid and J.Pålsson in 3rd overall. In 2wd, M.Götzl took the advantage of the TQ spot and took the overall win by winning the the first two finals. B.Zambrzycki took the win in A3 and secured the 2nd spot overall while J.Pålsson came in 2nd and finished 3rd overall. H.Hönigl in 4th and Bartek Kramza (XRAY/LRP) in 5th completed the top 5 result.

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XRAY XB2 2020 2WD buggy kits

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XRAY have introduced the new XB2 2020 2WD buggy kits.

Features:

  • All-new chassis with bent sides for improved weight balance and maximum stability
  • All-new side guards to fit the new chassis and the integrated adjustable battery holder
  • All-new graphite side guard braces with redesigned shape for more stability and improved predictability
  • All-new tweak-free battery holder for fast battery position adjustment and no negative effects on chassis flex or traction
  • All-new super-narrow ultra-low CG gearboxes with quick & easy diff access
  • All-new LCG Gear Box available in Front version (Carpet edition) and Rear version (Dirt edition)
  • All-new diff height adjustment in 6 different settings
  • All-new super narrow ball-differential with refined internal parts for smoother operation and increased traction (Dirt edition)
  • All-new super narrow extra-large volume gear differential for improved consistency (Carpet edition)
  • Longer rear drive shafts to accommodate the new suspension geometry
  • Redesigned lightweight motor mount fits either gearbox design and diff cover
  • All-new redesigned motor brace mounted via pivot ball ensures side flex for increased traction
  • All-new roll centre mounts with new roll centre positions
  • Updated aluminium roll centre mount on rear uprights with improved roll centre position
  • All-new 2-pad slipper with increased slippage to generate smoother acceleration at low traction tracks (Dirt edition)
  • All-new 3-pad slipper to generate more consistent breaking at high traction conditions (Carpet edition)
  • All-new shorter top shaft to fit the narrower LCG gear box
  • All-new lightweight gear protector ensures that body can be installed lower to avoid body contact with spur gear
  • All-new front shock tower with lower design for increased stability of the car
  • All-new rear shock tower with new shock positions and three different wing mounting positions
  • All-new narrow rear suspension holders
  • All-new rear suspension arms with different geometry and wheelbase adjustments for Carpet and Dirt Editions
  • All-new front suspension arms with lowered shock mount locations work together with the new shock tower to decrease the CG and create smoother cornering
  • All-new shorter shock springs allow greater ride height adjustment and makes the car more stable
  • All-new eccentric lower shock mounting pivot ball allows to adjust angle of the mounted shocks influencing traction and corner speed

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Edward Callan teams up with XRAY

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XRAY have announced the signing of Edward Callan to their team. The former Team Associated and CML driver will be using the XRAY XB2 and XB4 buggies at the BRCA National as well as some European events.

I’m extremely excited to join Team Xray as they’ve launched the latest spec XB2 & XB4 cars. I’m looking forward to settling in with my new team mates and hitting the track with the new cars over the winter season and at the BRCA Nationals and the EFRA European Championships held here in the UK next summer. If you need any help with your XB2 & XB4 cars please come over and have a chat with me at any of the races. – Edward Callan

Robert Sorjonen doubles at 2019 Fallout RC Arenacross

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The 2019 Fallout RC Arenacross presented by Futaba was held at the Jack Giesy Arena in Ridgefield, Washington over the weekend, attracting nearly 300 entries. In 4WD Buggy it was Robert Sorjonen (XRAY/Maclan) who set the overall TQ. After a hard battle in A1 after rolling in a crater on track, R.Sorjonen made it up and took the win. In A2 he went from tone to tone for the overall win. Roger Seim (Kyosho) in 2nd and Dan Thomas in 3rd completed te podium.

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XRAY XB2’20: exclusive pre-release video

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XRAY have released an exclusive pre-release video about the forthcoming all-new XB2 2020. See all the details featuring the pre-production XB2 prototypes and all the detailed explanations of the new improvements and new parts. Get ready for your all-new XB2’20 that will hit your locally hobby shop this week.

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XRAY XB4’20 4WD buggy coming soon

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XRAY have released a teaser image of the forthcoming XB4 2020 1/10th 4WD buggy. No information about the new kit have leaked in the wake but detailed images and information about the vehicle should become available very soon.

Daniel Bubel sweeps Fear Farm 2.0

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The 2019 Fear Farm 2.0 was held at the Nuno Silva’s indoor track in Tonder, Denmark. The event attracted mainly drivers from Germany and Norway. In the E-buggy class, Daniel Bubel (XRAY) was the man to beat. He set the overall TQ by winning all the rounds of qualifying and then he won the first two finals giving him the overall victory. Rounding out the podium would be Mikkel Vesterled (JQ Racing) in 2nd and Vincent Ruger (XRAY) in 3rd.

Alain Sarafyan crowned Turkish 1/8th Buggy Champion

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The Turkish 1/8th Buggy National Championships were held at Luleburgaz RC Yildizlar track last weekend. The 3-day event was held in Nitro Buggy and E-buggy and saw breathtaking races. Alain Sarafyan (XRAY/FX Engines) was in control of things, taking the win in both classes. Can Soykal and Emre Bozdoğan (XRAY) rounded out the top3 in Nitro Buggy while the XRAY duo of Bora Mumcu and Serkan Tumer completed the podium in E-buggy.