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Martin Bayer doubles at Intertrack off-road challenge

Intertrack off-road challenge nitro buggy

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Race report by Martin Bayer:

This weekend I participated at the event near to my home in Zidlochovice, Czech Republic. Track is located about 25min from my house. Last week I helped the club to build the track for this race. I would like to congratulate them for the great event and will be happy if RC world will have more people and clubs like they. They were able to built really nice track and areal within only 2 weeks. It was one day event with no practice before the event so nobody did not know what will work there and how the track will look.

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RC Mafia Offroad Series Rd2 report

2wd buggy

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Race report by Kaja Novotny:

The second round of RC Mafia Offroad Series took place last weekend in Nowa Gadka (Poland). Home club did amazing job and prepared great track – one of the most difficult ones I have been on. We arrived on track on Friday morning for free practice. XB8E worked great in dusty conditions and after few small setup changes car was dialled. I was surprised with my XB8’16, I used my last race setup and car was awesome. I struggled a bit in 2wd class, low grip and huge jumps made the ride very challenging. However at the end of the day my Orion powered XB2 was working great.

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Embling & Cradock win AKA Catapult GP

Top 3 buggy

The AKA GP was back again at HNMC one of UK leading dirt tracks and venue. The controlled tyre debate could roll on day and night but with all drivers on the same pattern it does lead to closer racing and driver ability will show through. The Club had put in a lot of effort to get the track ready for this event and it was well received. The Event plan was to give drivers maximum track time so 4 rounds practice 7 rounds of qualifying and 30 minute finals with a 45 minute main.

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2016 JC Spring Nats report

jc spring nats podium buggy

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Race report by Jared Tebo:

I decided to head up to The Plex in Omaha, NE this past weekend for the JC Spring Nats. I don’t race very many regional races, and I think that I should, so I was excited to be attending, and it would be some good practice leading up to the fast approaching ROAR Nationals. Omaha is only a 3.5 hour drive from my house, so I headed out Friday morning, getting to the track around 10:30AM. Friday would be practice, Saturday we would have 3 qualifiers, and Sunday we would race the mains.

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Carsten Keller wins at Germany West Devision Rd2

Germany  West Devision Rd2 podium

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2nd qualifier for the German nats west devision was located in Kürten, Germany. During training the drivers tried to prepare their cars for the high grip surface on the track. In the early start of the race the biggest competitors seemed to be Reckward, Neumann and Keller. The qualifying was pretty close with just some tenth of seconds between them three. The final was really exciting, with a couple position changings in the beginning. Finally Keller found his way to the lead and never looked back.

Memorial Day Shootout report

mason eppley memorial day 1st triton

See: Triton RC

Race report by Mason Eppley:

Last weekend was held the Memorial Day Shootout at the CVR Raceway. I would have some good luck in qualifying taking the TQ in ebuggy and starting 2nd in the pro nitro buggy main. I would choose the wrong tires for the ebuggy main, making the buggy hard to drive. I would finish 2nd right behind Phillip Atondo. Now knowing what not to run in nitro, I made a good decision on tires. I would have a good start and almost had a flawless race, I would take the win. My Triton L5 was super fast and was getting great mileage. Overall it was a …great day of racing! I can’t thank Scott Mesple, Michael Hunter, and Brandon RR’Mummy Baker enough for their hard work getting the track ready, as well as Charlie Cavalier, Bryce Beaver, Mike See, and Brad Nibbelink for the help all weekend. Also a big thanks too Scott Mesple for the great fuel stops! Lastly happy Memorial Day, never forget our fallen soldiers.

Atsushi Hara wins 2016 FEMCA

femca podium

Source: SuperRC.net

The final day of 2016 FEMCA started with a delay due to heavy rain. Thanks to the efficient water drainage, the race was able to start 1/16th final main soon after the weather cleared up. In semi final A the grid leader, Wataru Takashiro will keep his 1st spot until the end. In semi final B Shin Adachi finished in first position after Atsushi Hara had receiver pack issue. At the end of semi final B, Atsushi Hara finished 8th & managed to secure 15th place in the final based on lap completion time.

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Marco Baruffolo wins Italian Champs Rd2

Italian Champs Rd2

Source: Modellismorc.net

The second round of Buggy Italian Championship was held on the beautiful DirtRaceRC track located on the north-west of Italy, near Asti, place of wine and hills. This round will be run in a 2 days format, rather unusual in Italy. Due to weather bad conditions predicted for Sunday, all the finals were raced on saturday till 9:30 pm. Winning the last 2 qualifying rounds, Davide Ongaro ( Mugen- LRP – Procircuit) took theTQ after and hard fight with Alessandro Stocco and Riccardo Berton.

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Irish Nationals Rd1 report

irish nats rd1 -1

See: Nemo Racing

RCCAOI first national of the season taking place at BADMCC in Northern Ireland and with a decent turn out of drivers the only question was will the weather play ball! We had had heavy rain for 2 days and lucky enough Saturday that yellow dot in the sky came out. Qually in nitro was split between Alan Scroggie and Gary Baird both taking 2 rds a piece Alan having the slightest faster time taking the TQ. In Ebuggy Beta runner Aaron Vance took the TQ followed by Barkley and Gary both on the full Nemo packages.

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Norwegian Nats Series Rd2 report

Norwegian Nats Series Rd2 2wd podium

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Race report by Malin & Bent:

On Friday we travelled down to one of our favorite astro tracks located in Skien, Norway for round #2 of the Norwegian National Series. This would be Malin’s first National Series race in Norway. Saturday morning started with a 1.5 hour free practice session in 2WD to test tires and adjust setup. Weather was colder than our last visits to the track and the forecast said rain was coming. We got 3 qualifying rounds in the dry where she ended up 2nd behind the very fast local driver Joakim Nicolaisen.

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