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Come Drive With Us – The Psycho Nitro Blast

Pro-Line and 5150 Media Productions present to you the story of the 2017 Psycho Nitro Blast. This season started out with so many changes; Maifield switching to Mugen; Tessmann to XRAY; so we decided to theme this season accordingly. Change is everywhere in this industry; even at the event level. In years past, DNC has been considered the largest nitro race in the world. That just might not be the case any longer.

This is the story of what could very well be considered the largest R/C race in the world, and unlike other large events…it is run in 3 days!

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Juan Jose Serna crowned Colombian Champion

See: XRAY

This past weekend was held the Colombian National Championship. XRAY’s Juan Jose Serna would start from the 8th place due to some mechanical issues during the qualifying. In the main Jose managed to take the lead after 5 minutes and was leading until an issue with its engine stopped him. Then Jose was able to come back and at the 38th minute he took again the lead until the end. Thanks to this victory Juan took the Colombian national title from Mugen’s Juan Pablo Torres in second and his teammate Felipe Salazar in third.

Lee Martin is 2WD European Champ

See: EFRA

The 2017 EFRA 1/10 Off-road European Championships are held in Pinerolo, Italy. After completely dry qualifying for the 2WD Championship, showers before the finals presented a new conundrum for all the Drivers. Englands Lee Martin started from pole with Riccardo Berton a surprise 2nd for Italy. Leg 1 saw a textbook run from Lee winning with some ease, however in the 2nd leg the changing surface conditions and a lack of information about the progress of the race nearly caught out the Yokomo Driver and he slowed 1 lap too early almost handing victory to Michal Orlowski., but a good piece of defensive driving saw Lee over the line to claim his 6th European championship. The final leg saw a win for Schumacher and Poland’s Orlowski that enabled him to take the runner up spot in the championship.

Final results here

Quebec RC Series Rd3 report

Last week-end was held the 3rd round of the Quebec RC Series in Charlevoix on the track designed by SiKTrack Design, Levi Jackson. In Nitro Buggy, AE Eric Deschenes took the TQ in the last round, and cruise to an easy win in front of David Lécuyer in second and local Daniel Dallaire in third.

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Tessmann & Jenson win @ 20th annual HRH Shootout

See: Team Orion

The 20th Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout was held this past weekend in Santa Clarita, California. The main talk leading up to this event was centered around the extreme temperatures for the weekend. This would hold true as temps reached into the upper 90’s and even low 100’s putting all manufacturers equipment to the ultimate test. In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion’s Ty Tessmann would TQ rounds #3 & #4 to secure the overall TQ.

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Jason Nugroho wins Jakarta regional Rd3

See: XRAY

The third round of the Jakarta regional championship was held at the Graha Raya track in Serpong, west Java. Mugen’s Adrian Wicaksono took the overall TQ from XRAY driver Jason Nugroho. In the 45-minute final Nugroho had a bad start but step by step he managed to grabbed the first position around last 10 min of race. Wicaksono finished in second and TLR’s Chopin Yusuf in third.

Final results here

Guy Rinkevich doubles at 1/10 Israeli League

See: XRAY

The 1/10 Israeli League saw XRAY driver Guy Rinkevich win in both 4WD and 2WD after close, sporty and very competitive finals. Yosi Arbel in second and Avi Yadgar in who made a comeback after 5 years out of racing in third rounded out the top 3 in 4WD. In 2WD Yosi Arbel took again the second spot and Tom Mushkatel rounded out the podium in third.

2wd podium here

Bradley Baird sweeps Irish Nats Rd3

This past weekend saw round three of the 1/8 off-road Irish National hosted by the Monaghan radio controlled car club. TLR driver Bradley Baird took the overall TQ and the win in the 45 minute main followed by young Andrew McLean and Kyosho’s Alan Scroggie in second and third respectively. In E-buggy again Bradley crossed the line in first with William White in second and Barkley Abernathy in third.

Thanks to Bradley Baird for the report.

E-buggy podium here