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Drake & Westergaard win at Grass Roots Racing Series Rd5

The fifth round of the Grass Roots Racing Series was held at the Pro-Line track in Banning, California. In the Open Nitro Buggy and the Open E-buggy classes it was Adam Drake (Mugen) who set the overall TQ and took the win from Cole Jenson (HB Racing) in second and Anthony Westergaard (TLR) in third. In the Open Nitro Truggy class it was A.Westergaard who took the win from A.Drake in second and “buddy” (Mugen) in third.

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Nico Schmid doubles at Swiss Nats Rd2

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Last weekend was held the second round of the Swiss 1/10 buggy Nationals at the Islikon indoor track. Nico Schmid (XRAY) would sweep the race, taking the win in the 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy from his brother Florian, in second in both classes. The XRAY duo of Philip Jeisy in 4WD and Kay Frehner in 2WD rounded out the top 3. In the entry-level class Sportsman it was Mathias Machler (XRAY) who took the win from his teammate Daniel Mannhart in second while Ramon Brulisauer (team Associated) came in third. Unfortunately, the round was the last event held at the Islikon indoor track, as the track has been closed its doors after the Easter weekend, 15 years after its establishment.

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Jeffrey Halsema doubles at 2019 MACH One Kickoff race

The annual MACH One Kickoff race was hosted by the MACH One Helmond club in Helmond, The Netherlands over the weekend. The event was held in good weather conditions and attracted some of Europe’s fastest racers. Jeffrey Halsema was the man to beat in nitro buggy and E-buggy, taking the win in both classes. Belgium driver Sander van Genechten came in second and Oane Storm rounded out the top 3 in nitro buggy while German racer Marlon Klekamp and Sv.Genechten completed the top 3 podium result in E-buggy.

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Ryan Lutz wins 2019 DXR Dirt Kings

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This past weekend was held the 2019 DXR Dirt Kings at the Harper Adams University in Shropshire, UK. Davide Ongaro (Team Associated) would sweep the qualifiers, taking the TQ in all six rounds from Ryan Lutz (Agama) in second, Joao Figueiredo (Kyosho) in third and the SWORKz duo of Elliott Boots and Juan Carlos Canas in fourth and fifth respectively. In the 45-minute final, R.Lutz would bring home the win with his Agama 319 prototype just in front of D.ongaro in second only 2.5 seconds behind while JC.Canas came in third.

Rayan Medjoubi wins at French 1/8 buggy Champs Rd1

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The first round of the French 1/8 Nitro Buggy Championship was held at the MACA track in Les Andelys in Normandie. Reno Savoya (TLR) took the overall TQ in qualifiers followed by Rayan Medjoubi (Kyosho) and Vincent Meertens (XRAY). After the semi-final it was R.Medjoubi who grabbed the pole position. In the 45-minute finale, R.Medjoubi who would be in control of things, taking the win after some close fights with R.Savoya who secured the second spot. Tom Robin (Team Associated) came in third a lap down.

XRS Poland Rd5 report

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The fifth and final round of the XRS Poland combined with the final round of the Polish National Championship were held last weekend at the Zatoka Sportu PL in Lodz with more than 130 entries. Bartek Zambrzycki (Yokomo) took TQ in the 2wd as well as 4wd Modified classes, while Bartek Zalewski (XRAY) secured second position followed by talented Polish driver Bartek Kramża in both classes.

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RCGP Fehring Austria: RC2 entries open

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The first ever RCGP is just around the corner, from May 3rd to 5th in Manila, Philippines. The second race weekend will be held at the magnificent Fehring facility in Austria from June the 7th to the 9th. The entry for the RC2 class, and first race of the 2 race RC2 Euro Series, is now open here. More information about the race can be found here while information about the race format is available here.

Carlos Martínez wins at Spanish B Champs Rd2

See: HB Racing

The second round of the Spanish B Championship was held at the Club PICAL Radiocontrol Arroyo track in Valladolid this past weekend. The round attracted more than 80 drivers and in the nitro buggy final it was Carlos Martínez (HB Racing) who took the win from the Mugen duo of Javier Fernández in second and Nacho Sánchez in third.