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Gastelum & Paccione win at 2019 Pizza Feast race

Source: Matt ChambersZac Gastelum (Facebook)

The 2019 Pizza Feast race was held at the MHOR RC Raceway in Aurora, Colorado. This race has gone on annually for decades and it is MHOR’s 2nd biggest race of the year besides the Rumble In The Rockies. The layout was a slow and difficult one that had staying focus one wreck would make you lose a lot of time and hard to get that time back. Zac Gastelum (XRAY/Hobbywing/Pro-Line Racing) set the overall TQ in both the 2wd and 4wd classes. Due to low entries for the Modified classes it was one single 8 minute main. In the 2wd main, Matt Chambers (SWORKz/REDS Racing/Pro-Line Racing) was able to take the lead after only a few laps but after 6 or 7 minutes of the 8 minute main he had a few wrecks toward the end of the race allowing Z.Gastelum to take the lead until the end. Domnic Paccione (Team Associated) in second and AVID’s David Joor in third completed the top 3 result.

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22th Kyosho Masters: save the date!

See: Kyosho Europe

Kyosho Europe have announced the 22th edition of their annual enjoyable Masters event. The event will be held from the 29 to 31 of May in Sucy-en-Brie, next to Paris, France. Save the date and join drivers of the Japanese brand for three day of racing and mostly of fun.

Tasos Paparegas crowned Greek 1/8th buggy Champion

See: XRAY

Last weekend was held the final round of the Greek 1/8th buggy National Championship at the STR track in Athens. The track layout was very challenging and required a few setup changes on the buggies. Tasos Paparegas (XRAY) brought home the win by a lap from Papanikolaou in second and Pernogianakis in third. T.Paparegas has also done the trick of taking the title of Greek 1/8th buggy Champion for the 8th time in a row!

Alejandro Perez crowned Andalucian regional buggy Champion

Source: Alejandro Perez (Facebook)

The final round of the Andalucian regional championship was held at the Antas track in Almeria, Spain. Alejandro Perez (Kyosho/Ielasi Tuned/pro-Line Racing) would sweep the race, taking the overall TQ after the qualifying rounds and winning the final from Alberto Peláez (HB Racing/Performa Racing/6MIK) in second and Agustin Illanes (Mugen Seiki/Ultimate Engines/Procircuit) in third. This wins allows A.Perez to be crowned as Andalucian regional buggy Champion.

Max Götzl doubles at Mibosport Cup Rd2

See: XRAY

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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Roquet & Wynen win at Warm Up Happy New Year race

See: David Leclercq (Facebook)

This past weekend was held the Warm Up Happy New Year race at the BCI Charleroi indoor track in Belgium. The technical track layout was challenging and it demanded a lot from all drivers to make all clean runs. French racer Malcolm Roquet (SWORKz/WSLine/6MIK) brought home the win in the 4wd class in front of the Belgium duo of Erick Michiels (XRAY) in 2nd and David Leclercq (PR Racing/Team Powers) in 3rd. Wouter Wynen took the win in 2wd. D.Leclercq came in second while Nathanaël Janot (Team Corally) rounded out the top 3 result.

Yusuke Sugiura takes 2019 JMRCA Nitro Buggy title

See: Mugen Seiki

The JMRCA Japan 1/8th Buggy National was held at the Futaba buggy track in Ichihara, Japan. Yusuke Sugiura (Mugen Seiki/O.S.Engines/JConcepts) set the overall TQ and also brought home the win from the Mugen Seiki duo of Kouki Kato in 2nd and Kenji Tsuruta in 3rd. Thanks to this win, Y.Sugiura takes in third consecutive title in the 2019 off-road National.

Joni Skidmore TQs & wins at Slough Winter Series Rd1

See: Nemo Racing

The opening round of the Slough Winter Series was held at Remote World in Slough over the weekend. Despite a nice weather for this time of the year, the track was offering low traction conditions. Joni Skidmore (Agama/Bullitt/Pirahna/AKA) would sweep the race, taking the overall TQ and winning the 20-minute final in front of his brother William Skidmore (Agama/Bullitt/Pirahna/AKA) in second and Simon Reeves (HB Racing/Shoot Fuel/Hot Race Tyres) in third.