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Drew Butcher wins at Tasmanian State Championships

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The Performance RC 2017 1/8 Tasmanian State Titles seen some very close and consistent racing last weekend. in 1/8 E-Buggy, despite a few hiccups in the first two qualifying, XRAY driver Drew Butcher managed to take the overall TQ and pole position for the finals. In the first final Butcher managed 1st place with Steven Madziara having a little crash on the last corner of the last lap. In the second final Daniel Lokos takes the win in style with some extremely consistent racing from Butcher. Pressure began to rise between Lokos and Butcher, both having equal points with a 1st and a 2nd each. Butcher has very clean start and building a 7 second gap on the first lap, and then just kept it safe for the remainder of the race knowing that everyone else would be pushing that bit harder to try and catch up. Lokos finished in second and Madziara in third.

Robin Frischkopf wins IBP GP Rd2

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The second IBP GP was held last weekend and was organised by the IBP team and Pascal Jutz at the Indoor Bike Park RC Track is near Zurich. 

In 1/8 Robin Frischkopf managed to win all qualifying rounds and two finals. There was some pressure from Tom Sommer who won A1 after Robin had a bad start. Kevin Zwahlen managed to pressure him during the closing stages of A2. Local driver Daniel Caviezel who was driving very well too was never far away. 

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Ty Tessmann wins at Grass Roots Rd1

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This past week-end was held the first round of the Grass Roots Series at Thunder Alley RC Raceway in Beaumont, CA. There were 148 entries for this 1 day race, this was the first time in a while that the Californians could get on a track to race due to the rain they had. It was a lot of fun, lots of big jumps and a technical layout. The track started out with some muddy spots and remained wet throughout the day, due to the moisture in the track it developed a lot of ruts and bumps so at times it was difficult to navigate.

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10th Annual Paddy Piston Race announcement

The BADMCC, in Northern Ireland will host the 10th Annual Paddy Piston Race over the weekend of 10 to 11 June in 2017 and it will be held in 1/8 Rallycross class. As usual entry is capped due to format with so much track time, it fills quick so get your entries in early. Entry will open February 1st, all details are available here.

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Texas Summer Payout Series announcement

The Texas Summer Payout Series have announced the schedule of the series: May 12-13 at Tyler R/C, June 2-3 at Club RC, June 30-July 1 at Indy RC and July 28-29 at Thornhill Jr. The Texas Summer Payout Serie will again see a variety of classes such as Mod Buggy- 2S, Mod Wheeler- 2S, 13.5 Wheeler, 17.5 Buggy, Pro 2 SC, Pro 4 SC, Mod Truck, 40+ 2wd Buggy and Novice. To allows racers the time to get home Sunday by mid-afternoon and relax before work Monday the race will be held on 2 days. More information can be found on the event’s official Facebook page here.

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Adam Drake doubles at Stadium Nitro Shootout

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Last weekend was held the second annual Stadium Nitro Shootout at the Dialed In Raceway. Despite a first day wasted by the rain, the sun came back for the finals. In Nitro Buggy it was Mugen’s Adam Drake who take the win in front his wife Ronda in second and Victor Guerrero in third. Adam continued its momentum and won also the Truggy final.

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2017 Quebec Indoor National announcement

The 3rd annual Quebec Indoor National will take place again in Degelis, QC Canada. This year the event will be in april 21-23) for the first major event of 2017 !! As the previous event, we will run the event on the ice ring of Degelis, 80 trucks of dirt will be bring to create a supercross style track by JTQ.

“We will provide indoor pit for everyone, nevertheless, engine will have to be pre heat outside under the tent. All 1/8 and 1/10 classes are welcome, as we will adapt the schedule to race both race separately.”

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Kaja Novotny TQ & win Open Challenge Rd4

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The 4th round of Open Challenge took place last weekend. The organizers prepared a track with few smaller jumps. The series is well known for low its traction carpet, but this time the traction was even lower and tire wear bigger than before, which made the race pretty interesting.

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