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Bornhorst & Lutz win at The Wicked Weekend 2019

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The annual The Wicked Weekend race was held in Gainesville, Georgia. Joe Bornhorst (Tekno RC/BLOK Engines/Tekin/Pro-Line) grabbed the overall TQ in the Pro Truck and Pro E-buggy classes while Ryan Lutz (Agama/Bullitt Engines/AKA) set the TQ in the Pro Nitro Buggy class. In Pro Nitro Buggy, J.Bornhorst took the win from Cole Ogden (HB Racing/REDS Racing/Hot Race Tyres) in second and Justin Fales (Serpent/Trinity/AKA) in third. Blake Pickett and Jonathan Reeves completed the top 5. J.Bornhorst brought also the win in the Pro E-Buggy class in front of R.Lutz in second while J.Fales came in third followed by Brandon Rose in fourth and Adam Johnson in fifth. In the Pro Nitro Truggy class it was R.Lutz with the win in front of C.Ogden and J.Bornhorst in second and third respectively. Evan Vail and Austin Woodyard rounded out the top 5.

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Frederik Hovgaard wins at Danish 1/10 buggy Nats Rd5

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The fifth and penultimate round of the Danish 1/10 buggy Nationals was held at the new Vejle RC Minirace track in mixed weather conditions. In the 2WD class it was local hero Frederik Hovgaard (Yokomo) who took his first win this season from the Team Associated duo of Jesper Rasmussen in second and Marcus Kaerup in third.

Daniel Kobbevik takes double Norwegian 1/8 buggy titles

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The Norwegian National Championships were hosted by Racingland SAS in Sandefjord over the weekend. Despite horrible weather forecast, the club crew made an amazing job and it was special since the club has been there for 33 years, and this race was the last race to be at that place. It was decided to shorten down both classes to 3 qualies instead of 5, no semi practices and tighter program and to run the whole event on Sunday. It´s a nice feeling to be at races that all drivers and crew work together. The race was also special since it was time to give out the highest reward it´s possible to win in Norway, no matter what sport you do, “The Kings Trophy” and with the weather, and track conditions, it was more open and a lot of things can happen. But XRAY Factory driver Daniel Kobbevik, took charge from first qualifier in both classes and TQ’d both 1/8 Nitro Buggy and E-buggy. In the Nitro Buggy class Rune Karlsen won the semi-B and was going to line up second for the A-main. Daniel won the Semi-A, and would start from pole.

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Alan Scroggie takes Irish Nitro Buggy title

The fourth and final round of the Irish Nationals was held on a tight Astro track in Navan, Ireland over the weekend. Conditions were mixed, with heavy rain for the last 15 minutes. Alan Scroggie (HB Racing/Novarossi) had a third consecutive TQ and win, taking the 45 minute A final by over a lap from Derek McCloskey (Agama/RC Concept) in 2nd while Paul Myles (Kyosho/Picco) took 3rd. This secured the overall championship for A.Scroggie, a second title after his first achieved in 2016. P.Myles finished second overall after a strong series, and Colin Whelan (TLR) took 3rd.

Thanks to Aaron Gault for the report.

Marcon & Y. Aigoin win Challenge 100% RC Rd1

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The first round of the Challenge 100% RC was held at the Gap track, France this past weekend. The event attracted many drivers including some top guns such as Yannick Aigoin, Patrick Auvinet Jr and Eliot Marcon. In the Nitro buggy class it was Eliot Marcon (Mugen Seiki/Ultimate Racing/Pro-Line Racing) who took the win from Patrick Auvinet Jr (XRAY/FX Engine/Hot Race Tyres) and Corentin Loison (TLR/Donuts Racing/TPro) in second and third respectively. Yannick Aigoin (XRAY/Corally/Procircuit) brought home the win in E-buggy followed by Loïc Etienne (SWORKz/WSLine) in second and Calogero Varraso in third.

E-buggy podium here

Lewis & Clancy crowned BRCA Nats Champions

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Round five of the BRCA Truggy and E-Buggy Nationals was held at the Slough track this past weekend. Joni Skidmore (Agama/beta) took the win in the E-buggy class in front of Lewis Jones (Team Associated/Tekin/JConcepts) in second and Simon Reeves (HB Racing/Performa Racing/Hot Race Tyres) in third. Overall, Michael Lewis (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line) took the title in the E-buggy class. Jamie Clancy (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line) brought home the win and took the title in the Nitro Truggy class. Matt Lewis (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line) in second and Jon Hazlewood (Agama/Beta) in third completed the top 3.

Elias Johansson doubles at Swedish Nationals Cup Rd3

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The third round of the Swedish Nationals Cup was held at the Örebro remote control car Club track this past weekend. The weather was pretty changing the whole weekend. Elias Johansson (HB Racing/Performa Racing) took the overall TQ in both 2WD and 4WD classes. In the 2WD class, he also took the win from Wilhelm Skjöldebrand (Team Associated) in second and Rasmus Karlsson (Schumacher) in third. Heavy rain sunday required the organizers to take the 4WD results from the qualifying. E.Johansson took the win from W.Skjöldebrand and Alexander Landen (XRAY) in second and third respectively.

4wd podium here

Neil Cragg wins at BRCA 1/8 Buggy Nats Rd4

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The East Shrewsbury Buggy Racing Club hosted the fourth round of the BRCA 1/8 Buggy Nationals over the weekend. The weather threatened all week and a flooded track on Friday evening but thanks to the hard work of the ESBRC crew, the track was ready for racing. After five rounds of qualifying it was Elliott Boots (SWORKz/REDS Racing/Pro-Line) who set the overall TQ from Jamie Clancy (Team Associated/REDS Racing/Pro-Line) and Graham Alsop (HB Racing/Novarossi). Despite some difficult qualifiers, Neil Cragg (Team Associated/Alpha Plus Engine/Pro-Line) was able to bring home the win in front of Jonathan Skidmore (Agama/Bullitt/Beta) in second while Lee Martin (Infinity) came in third.