Racing News

Tasos Paparegas wins at Greek Champs

See: XRAY

A round of the Greek National Championship was held in beautifull island of Kefalonia in Greece. The club prepared a very fast track layout with some big jumps. Tasos Paparegas (XRAY) would sweep the race. The Greek Champion took the overall TQ and the win in front of Ioannis Papanikolaou (Kyosho) in second and his team mate Aris Bornovas in third.

Matthew Pyle wins at Light It Up Blue Autism Benefit race

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The Light It Up Blue Autism benefit race was held at NWA R/C Raceway in Rogers, Arkansas. Matthew Pyle (XRAY) took the overall TQ in the 17.5T 2WD Buggy class by 0.250 seconds. Final was a neck-to-neck three-way battle between Pyle, Robert Reynolds, and Michael Walker. Thanks to more consistent laps Pyle managed to take the win from Walker in second and Reynolds in third.

Dustin Evans doubles at 2018 April Fools Classic

See: Team Associated

Murf’s Intermountain R/C Raceway hosted the 2018 April Fools Classic in South Salt Lake, Utah. After four competitive rounds of qualifying in 2WD Modified Buggy, Dustin Evans (Team Associated) was able to grab the TQ with Team Associated/Reedy teammates Jake Mayo and Rob Gillespie starting second and third, both of whom also TQ’d in rounds of qualifying. Dustin went on the win the first two mains, with Mayo winning the third main. Evans was able to secure second overall, while Gillespie rounded out the podium for a Team Associated/Reedy podium sweep.

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Evan Jones double at Psycho Nitro Blast 2018

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The 2018 edition of the Psycho Nitro Blast was held last weekend in White Pine, Tennessee. Evan Jones (XRAY) would sweep the Open nitro buggy and E-buggy classes. Jones took the overall TQ and the win in both classes from Ryan Pacheco and Jordan Singletary in Open Nitro Buggy while Zach Noia and Ben Pinover rounded out the top 3 in Open E-Buggy. In Open Nitro Truggy it was Jordan Singletary who took the TQ but in final it was Kayla Espinel who brought home the win from Ryan Pacheco in second and Cowboy Risser in third.

E-buggy & Nitro Truggy podiums here

2018 TLR Cup announcement

See: Team Losi Racing

TLR is proud to announce that the first round of the TLR Cup will be held at the Horizon Hobby RC Fest with over $7000.00 in CASH and PRIZES! Round one will take place in Monticello, IL on June 1st – 3rd during the Horizon Hobby RC Fest and it will be a 1/8 Scale only event with Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy and E-Buggy. Not only will there be over $7000.00 in cash and prizes, the race will have a unique two day race format for more track time. To ensure the race program will run smoothly and in the allotted time frame, there will be a limit of only one hundred entries (100) so click on the link below and get sign up today!

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2018 Flash Point Season Opener report

See: LCRC Raceway

Over the weekend, LCRC Raceway located in Central Pennsylvania hosted 232 Entries for their 2018 Flash Point Season Opener held on Saturday, April 14th. Racers from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio, and more traveled to LCRC to enjoy the beautiful 80 degree temperatures Mother Nature provided the area for both the Friday practice, as well as Saturday’s racing. The LCRC staff quickly got racing under way on schedule in the morning, allowing for 2 rounds of qualifying and mains to be completed around 11:00pm. Along with all the great racing, the LCRC crew was able to hand out great product giveaways to racers.

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Jérôme Sartel sweeps French 1/5 champs Rd1

Source & photo: SLR Racing (Facebook)

Last weekend was held the first round of the French 1/5 National Championship at the Marmousets track in La Queue-en-Brie. Jérôme Sartel (TLR) would sweep the 4×4 class by TQing the qualifying and then by taking a commanding victory in the 30-minute final by two laps from Thomas Laigle (TLR) and three laps from Fabien Morat (TLR).

Jamie Clancy wins at HNMC Summer Rd3

With the club holding the first round of the National championship in two weeks this Summer round would be the last race before. The HNMC club had put in a lot of effort so the track was in top condition thanks to all that helped. Qualifying would see Graham Alsop (HB Racing) and Jamie Clancy (Team Associated) fighting it out, with Jamie edging it in round three. In A final it was Clancy who grabbed the win from Alsop while Simon Willetts (Mugen) rounded out the top 3. All results are available here.

Thanks to Jim Thompson for the report.