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Nugroho the Malaysian League champ

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The Malaysia National League wrapped up this past weekend at 3 Stone Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 72 racers attended Round 5 of the series, including entries from Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Indonesia. In the highly competitive Pro Class, it would be XRAY’s Jason Nugroho who would take home the victory after taking the lead at the 10-minute mark in the Final. Nugroho was followed across the line by Wenyi and Adrian Wicaksono. The Round 5 win also clinched the overall championship title for Nugroho and his XB8.

Source: XRAY

Truhe doubles up at Octoberfest 2014

Truhe Sweep

This past weekend hosted the 2014 Octoberfest race at Central Valley Raceway in Madera, California. The race was attended by several heavy hitters including Austin Blair, Tyler Vik, Mike Truhe, Philip Atondo, and others. When the racing was all said and done, it would be a clean sweep of the buggy and truggy classes by Serpent’s Mike Truhe. Truhe piloted his way to TQ in both classes, and carried on to win both mains with impressive performances.

Source: Serpent

VRC releases Neo14 track & more

NEO 14 VRC

Did you miss the NEO’14 event in real life? Your in luck! The VRC-PRO Simulator game continues to grow and improve as more advances in the games technology and features have been released!

The game now reaches nearly 100,000 players, and continues to grow around the globe. The developers at Virtual Racing Industries have recently enhanced the game with a list of new features including the ability to practice with other cars, a new in-game chat feature, new menu help dialog, new nitro buggy setup support, new tires, and new tracks for both onroad and offroad racers alike!

Our favorite of the new tracks is the NEO’14 of course.

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Drake sweeps JBRL at Revelation

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Round 6 of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at Revelation Raceway in Ontario, California. Once again the series attracted a large amount of talented drivers with a total of more than 120 entries. The event saw and great battle in qualifying between TLR’s Adam Drake and Kyosho’s Cody King for the top spot in Expert Nitro Buggy. King took the TQ honors by .005 over Drake. Adam Drake went on to win in the Expert Nitro Buggy class followed by Cody King, and Cody Smith (TLR).

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Rydstedt the NESS Truggy Champ

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The final round of the North East Super Series was held at Barnstormers RC Raceway in Chester, New York on a crisp, bluebird day. Two of the previous rounds were held at Wolcott Hobby in Wolcott , Connecticut. In Nitro Truggy Anders Rydstedt TQ’d and took 1st place in his XRAY XT8. With a total of 24 entries for Nitro Truggy, Anders also had the series win, best 3 out of 4, with a total of 296 points out of 300. Jay Zellner and James Butler took 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Gosvig gallops to Dutch Nats win

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The final round of the 2014 Dutch Nationals were held this past weekend in Bramming. A horse hall was transformed into an enormous track for racers to enjoy. Traction was low, and technicality was at an all-time high. Despite the tricky conditions, XRAY’s Mike Gosvig found his way to the top step of the podium, taking the Round 7 win! Magnus Frandsen and Pelle Culmsee would follow him home for second and third.

Source: XRAY

Bayer strikes twice at Czech 1/8 Nats

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Last weekend hosted Round 4 of the Czech National Championship, held in Prague and organized by the RC Club Radotin. XRAY’s Martin Bayer piloted his way to a double championship victory, winning both the E-Buggy and Nitro Buggy classes with ease. Kaja Novotny and Milan Mudra would finish up the E-Buggy podium, while Jiri Mara and Stephan Silhavy finished up 2nd and 3rd in Nitro Buggy.

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Source: XRAY

The MuroBuggy-AROT Cup concludes

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Last weekend hosted the final round of the MuroBuggy-AROT Cup 2014. After two days of serious racing under gorgeous Polish weather conditions, the champions were crowned in all 5 divisions. 

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Miskolczi the Virginia Truggy Champ

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The 2014 Virginia State Championships were hosted by The Tiltyard late last month. The race brought near 100 entries among the 5 different classes. TLR’s Brian Miskolczi entered his way into multiple classes, but would shine in the 1/8 Truggy Class. Miskolczi drove his way to a solid TQ in qualifying, and backed it up by taking an impressive win in the A-Main.

Fales fails to lose at 151 Shootout

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The 151 Raceway Shootout was held recently, featuring a stiff lineup of competition and a challenging track layout. In the E-Buggy class it was INTECH Racing’s Gene Hickerson who looked to be among the quickest in qualifying, but a break in warm-up caused him to miss the start of the final. Justin Fales took advantage of this, and drove his way to an impressive victory. Hickerson fought back from a late start to finish second, with Mike Santana finishing up third.

Source: INTECH Racing