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Jeremy Pittet wins Rd.4 of Swiss 1/8 Buggy Championships

Jeremy Petit

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Round 4 of the Swiss 1/8 Buggy Championship took place just over the border in Italy at the Valceresio Racing Team track. The challenging track includes a plethora of elevation changes, jumps, and surfaces. Hot Bodies driver Jeremy Pittet would start out front, but after a mistake would drop back to fourth. Despite the strong fights from XRAY’s Robin Frischkopf, AE’s Patrick Hofer, and Kyosho’s Joachim Kallen, Pittet would fight his way back to the front for the overall win. Frischkopf would secure second over Patrick Hofer in third.

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Vasiliadis Nikos wins Greek XRAY Challenge Rd.2

Greek Challenge

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Round 2 of the Greek XRAY Offroad Challenge returned to the Fanatix Racing Track. Round 2 saw the same track layout, and scorching weather for the racers to deal with. It would be Vasiliadis Nikos who would take the win on the day with Panos Dokos second, and Vasiliadis George third.

 

Malin Karlsen wins Swedish National Series 4wd title

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This past weekend hosted Round 2 of the 2015 Swedish National 1/10 Buggy Series in Skarpnäck, Sweden. XRAY’s up and coming star, 10-year old Malin Karlsen, made her mark taking yet another impressive victory for the round. Combined with her previous finishes in the series, Miss Karlsen would also wrap up the Swedish National Series 1/10 4wd Buggy title!

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Vasiliadis wins Greek XRAY Offroad Challenge Rd.1

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Round 1 of the Greek XRAY Offroad Challenge was held recently at the Fanatix Racing Track. After a good turnout of racers, and great racing, it was Vasiliadis Geogre who made his way to victory. Abdel George would cross the line in second, with Panos Dokos third

 

Jarno Pijpers takes wet weather win at Dutch Nats Rd.5

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Round 5 of the Dutch Buggy Championships took place this past weekend, with wet weather setting in on race day. XRAY’s Jarno Pijpers set the pace in qualifying with JQRacing’s Anno Storm following close behind. Before the finals could get under way, the sky let loose and organizers were forced to call the race. Final results were determined by qualifying, giving Pijpers the win, Anno Storm second, and Kevin Cornelis third.

  1. Jarno Pijpers – XRAY/FX
  2. Anno Storm – JQRacing/O.S
  3. Kevin Cornelis – XRAY/FX
  4. Mark Van Waayenburg – Mugen/REDS
  5. Wouter Bouwens – HongNor/O.S
  6. Sander Van Genechtn – XRAY/FX
  7. Edwin Heymans – TLR/ O.S
  8. Danny Van Orsouw – XRAY/FX

Lutka wins at Slovakian Intertrack Challenge

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This past weekend hosted the Intertrack Challenge in Svaty Jur, Slovakia. The 1/8 E-Buggy class saw a close race right down to the finish. XRAY’s Stefan Lutka would suffer electronic problems in A1, finish 2nd in A2, and come back for a steady win in A3. When the points were all tallied, Lutka was awarded the overall win with Rolo Feketevizi second and Juriga third.

 

Gosvig gathers mud covered win at Danish Nationals

Mike Gosvig Mud Race Win

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Round 4 of the Danish Offroad Nationals were held in the town of Holstebro. The ENB-RC club provided racers with a small, but very technical and fun track layout for racing. The truggy class saw XRAY’s Mike Gosvig take the overall TQ, despite a rough start in qualifying. Before the finals rain soaked the track, and continued to fall throughout the start of the truggy final. Despite the mud, Gosvig would start out front and never look back. After building a 5-lap lead, Gosvig came in for a ‘pit cleaning’ where mechanics quickly removed as much mud and debris as possible to keep the truck running strong. The decision paid off as Gosvig took a convincing win over the field. Jesper Lund would cross the line in second, and Christian Williams third.

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Nugroho wins Grand Opening Championship in Batam

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The Grand Opening Batam RC Speedway Track Championship was hosted this past weekend in Batam City. Racers from Singapore, Batam Jakarta, Semarang, Kendari, and Medan were in attendance to race among the Pro and Semi-Pro buggy classes. Kyosho’s Adrian Wicaksono would set the qualifying pace in the Pro class, taking TQ over XRAY’s Jason Nugroho. Nugroho, fresh off a trip to the FEMCA Nationals, would shine in the Final (despite very little practice due to the trip home from Perth). Nugroho would take the lead at roughly the 25-minute mark, and never looked back. Wicaksono crossed the line in second, with fellow Kyosho driver John Agus in third.

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Risser sweeps Round 4 of French 1/10 Nats

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Round 4 of the French 1/10 Offroad Nationals were held in Gonfreville l’Orcher next to le Havre. This track was once again an Astro covered surface. Team C’s Nicolas Risser would sweep the day taking impressive wins in both 2wd and 4wd buggy classes. In the 2wd division, Team Associated’s Ludovic Valtier would finish second and XRAY’s Mathieu Briere third. In 4wd, the 2wd runner ups would swap finishing positions with Briere taking second and Valtier third.

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Mitchell Steer steals the show at Victorian State Titles

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The 2015 Victorian 1/10 State Titles race recently took place in Mildura, Australia (6 hours north west of Melbourne). The event was a control tire event, and gathered racers from across the area. Friday saw a shortened practice session due to rainy weather, but a sunny sky greeted the racers on race day. In the 4wd Mod Buggy class it was all about Yokomo’s Mitchell Steer. Steer was in a league of his own, taking A1 and A2 with ease and securing the overall title. The fight was on behind Steer, as XRAY’s Sam Wells, Team Associated’s Ray Munday, and Yokomo’s Anthony Campbell all fought for the remaining podium positions. In the end, Wells would take the A3 win and second overall. Munday would finish out the day in third.

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