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Ty Tessmann reports on 2018 US Open Championship

Race report from Ty Tessmann (XRAY):

“This past weekend I attended the 2018 US Open Championship held at Sun City Rc Raceway in Canutillo, TX. When we got to the track we saw that the surface was old school, loamy dirt but it was packed well and smooth, but I had a feeling that because of the dirt that it would break up over the weekend. The shape of the track was a little different from the usual, it was 180 x 180 which made the back lanes far away and a little challenging to get through because of the distance. All in all it was a really fun lay out.

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Craig Collinson teams up with XRAY

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XRAY have announced the signing of UK driver Craig Collinson to their factory team to race the XRAY XB2 & XB4 platforms. The multi-time Schumacher Masters Series champion and BRCA National winner will attend regional, national and international races including BRCA Nationals, a selection of BRCA regionals, the Schumacher Masters Series and the Bury Winter Series.

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XRAY XB2/4 graphite composite rear upright

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XRAY have introduced new composite graphite rear upright for the XB2, XB4 and XT2. The super-compact rear upright made from specially-formulated graphite composite material features multiple set-up options for upper and lower roll centers. The upper roll center is adjustable via camber linkage and shims, up/down and in/out. The lower roll center is adjustable via eccentric inserts in 9 different positions, up/down & in/out.

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Max Gotzl sweeps Czech Open finale

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The final round of 2018 Czech Open Series was held last weekend at the Horni Jeleni track. Max Gotzl (XRAY) was able to take the overall TQ from Tomas Kapicka (Kyosho) and Jiri Mara (SWORKz) in Nitro Buggy and from Vaclav Broz (Serpent) and Petr Tomasek (Mugen) in E-buggy classes. M.Gotzl took an easy win in the semi to take the pole position for the main final. After the start he was able to create a comfortable gap, which he could keep all the final to take the overall win from Jiri Benes (XRAY) and T.Kapicka in second and third respectively. In the E-buggy class M.Gotzl took the win the the first two A mains to take the overall win from V.Broz in second and P.Tomasek in third.

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Lefebvre & Hooks win at Texas Two Step races

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This weekend was held the first ever Texas Two Step race. The scoring would be combining your results from saturday and sunday to make a overall. Racers would be racing at Gulf Coast Raceway at Mikes Hobby Shop in Porter, Texas and at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas. In the Nitro Buggy class held at the Thornhill Racing Circuit Ethan Lefebvre (XRAY) took the overall TQ. In the Main he would lead most of the race. He would make one mistake in a no marshal area and he loose the lead. E.Lefebvre was able to catch back up but ran out of time and finished second. With third in Porter and second in Hutto, he took the overall win in the Nitro buggy class for the weekend. Dillon Caldwell in second and Tyler Hooks in third complete the podium.

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Mark Sousa TQs & Wins at Brian Decaire Memorial Race for cancer

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Last weekend was held the Brian Decaire Memorial Race for cancer at the S.P.A.R.C raceway in Kingsville, Ontario. The race managed to raise over $3000 in donations for the foundation. Mark Sousa (XRAY) was able to TQ and win in the Nitro buggy class from Serpent duo of with Abiye Birku in second and Douglas Shewfelt in third.

Bayer & Novotny take Czech National titles

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The last two rounds of Czech 1/8th Buggy Nationals 2018 took place last weekend at the Horni Jeleni track. At the fifth round Max Gotzl (XRAY) took the overall TQ and after the semifinals it was Martin Bayer (XRAY) who started in the pole position for the 45 minutes nitro buggy final with M.Gotzl in second and Jiri Mara (SWORKz) in third. Straight after the start M.Bayer made a mistake which allowed M.Gotzl to take the lead but M.Bayer recovered fast back. M.Gotzl tried to fight him after the last fuel tanking, but he didn’t manage to overtook M.Bayer who won. M.Gotzl came in second and took the first place as the best Junior driver and J.Mara rounded out the top 3. 

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Under the Hood: Marco Baruffolo

Marco Baruffolo, 18 – Italy

  • Chassis: XRAY XB8’18
  • Engine: Picco V1 Team DLC CER
  • Fuel: Runner Time
  • Tyres: Hot Race Tyres
  • Radio & Servos: KO EX2 & KO RSX3 Power servos
  • Body & Wing: Stock & XRAY lexan wing
  • Event: Buggy Summer Cup 2k18, Italy