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Maxim Laverychev is Russian National Champion

top3 Russian National


Most of Russian drivers was attended at the 2016 Russian National Championship in Saint-Petersburg, the “Northern capital” of Russia. The RC track “RC ORDA” was built last year by a group of local enthusiasts and hosted already 2 big events, the Cup of Russia 2015 and 2016. This Year there was new layout and new surface so it was tricky for all the drivers. Maxim Laverychev won the race and the Russian National tittle in front of Stanislav Glebov and Dmitry Gribov second and third respectively.

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Karel Hajek wins at Senior race Rd5

Senior race Rd5 podium


The 5th round of Senior race was held in Horni Jeleni, Czech republic. In qualifying rounds Karel Hajek took the TQ ahead Otto Götzl away from the track for racing since one year. In the final Karel Hajek will continue its momentum and win the race in front of Míra Fedeleš in second and Otto Götzl in third.

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WV flood relief race report

Steve Downs Triton RC L3 buggy win

Race report by Steve Downs & Triton RC:

Dry dusty, hotter than Hades! The Race for relief to benefit WV flood victims was a success. We raised over $1200 to give to charities helping. I’m super tired and exhausted so I’ll keep it short.

  • E-Truggy TQ and win.
  • Nitro buggy qual 2nd and win where my L3 and ES2034 combo performed flawlessly!
  • E- buggy qual 2nd and 2nd. Driver failed the cars capabilities.

Neil Cragg is 2WD European Champion

Euro 2wd podium

This week, the 2WD part of the the 2016 EFRA European Electric Off-road Championships was held in Valladolid, Spain. From the get go Jorn Neumann had his Serpent Spyder SRX2 Mid Hybrid ( low-medium-traction) prototype dialed in and he managed to TQ’ing three qualifying rounds, but only 2 rounds to counted, so he was on par with Neil Cragg. Cragg had one faster heat, 1/10 of a second faster therefore he took the overall TQ in front of Neumann and Michal Orlowski.

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19th Annual HRH Shootout report

19th Annual HRH Shootout 2wd

See: Team Orion

The 2016 HRH Shootout was held this past weekend at Hot Rod Hobbies in Santa Clarita, California. Located just minutes away from World Famous Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hot Rod Hobbies has been hosting the Shootout for now its 19th year! Team Orion would also bring one of our strongest Teams to date consisting of: Ty Tessmann, Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield, Jared Tebo, Dustin Evans, Matt Chambers, Tanner Denney, & Tanner Day. With temperatures reaching into the mid 90’s, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!

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Jens Becker wins at NRW Offroad Cup Rd5

Jens Becker NRW Offroad Cup Rd5


The fifth round of the NRW Offroad Cup was held on 23rd/24th of July at the bumpy astroturf track in Langenfeld. With close to 100 Drivers in several classes the event was well visited. XRAY driver Jens Becker won all three qualifying runs and started first on the grid for the a-finals. After issues in the first A-Main, he had two clean runs and won A2 and A3 with a good lead. Marcel Schneider and Michael Rybski completed the podium.

Drake & Denney win Dash for Cash race

Dash for Cash truck podium

Dialed In R/C Raceway hosted the 2nd annual Dash for Cash last weekend. Adam Drake was the winner of the Pro Nitro Truck class, Tyler Brown second and Michael Paige third complete the podium. In the Pro Nitro Buggy class Tanner Denney took the win in front of Adam Drake and Travis Amezcua second and third respectively. In Electric Buggy class it was again Tanner Denney who took the win ahead Adam Drake in second and Anthony Westergard in third.

Thanks to Adam Drake for the report.

Cesiulis & Lainemae win Latvian Cup Rd4

Latvian Cup 2016 Rd4 podium xb4


Round four of Latvian Cup 2016 took place at the Limbazi track last Saturday. 47 drivers attended the race not only from Latvia but also from Estonia and Lithuania. In the 1/10 4wd Buggy class Domantas Cesiulis took the win in front of Roberts Treijs in second and Uģis Zikmanis in third. In the 1/8 E-Buggy Hendrik Lainemae won the race ahead Hans Hannus and Robin Ilus second and third respectively.

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BRCA East of England regional series Rd5 report

brca rd5 2wd

Race report by Colin Parsfield:

Round 5 of the EoE championship saw the bandwagon roll into Kings Lynn at the Bowyer-Lowe raceway, this being the second year they have held a regional on their grass track with many “man made” natural jumps, bumps and a bank bend.

The track: From the start you head down the straight into a 180 degree right hand bend with a small left hand dogleg on the exit. From here you head up and over the step up mountain, turn sharp left when you reach the summit and drop off the side. You then head off to the far left of the track which had a sweeping right hand bend with two grass humps to slow you up and possibly cause you a dead stop if you approached too fast.

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JR Mitch doubles at ROAR Region 4 Champs

ROAR Region 4 Champs winners

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Superior Hobbies Beachline Raceway was the host of this year’s ROAR region 4 1/10th electric off-road championships. The large turnout and over 100deg weather made for three long hot days of exciting R/C racing. Practice on Friday saw drivers from all over Florida and even a few from Georgia arrive to do battle for the coveted regional tittles. With a fresh layout the traction was not as high as normal at Beachline.

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