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David Todd sweeps Spanish B Nats Rd1

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The Club RC La Nucia hosted the first round of the Spanish B Nationals over the weekend. The young racer David Todd (Mugen Seiki/Ultimate Engines/Nitrolux Fuel/Procircuit) was in control of things, setting the overall TQ and taking the win from Joaquin Moreno (Mugen Seiki/Ultimate Engines/Nitrolux Fuel/Procircuit) in second and Roberto García (Mugen Seiki/Ultimate Engines/Nitrolux Fuel/Procircuit) in third.

Kyle Spiteri doubles at GMCC Mega Event Rd1

Source: Gozo Model Car Club – GMCC (Facebook)

The opening round of the 2020 Gozo Model Car Club Mega Event organised by the GMCC was held at the GMCC DTrack in ta’ Xhajma, Malta in perfect weather and track conditions. Mr.Clint Camilleri, Minister of Gozo, the secondary island of the Maltese archipelago, went to the track in the afternoon to talk to the racers and watch the finals. The event attracted 34 racers and in the Nitro Buggy class it was Kyle Spiteri (XRAY) who took the win from Matthew Farrugia in second and Melchior Debono in third.

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Hampus Berg sweeps Open club Champs

Source: Hampus Berg R/C Racer (Facebook)

The Open club Championship was held at the TMK raceway in Tomelilla, Sweden. The event was held in 2WD and 4WD Buggy with controlled tires featuring a 45 shore foam for the front and a 35 foam for the rear. Hampus Berg (HB Racing/Performa Racing/Hot Race Tyres) set the overall TQ in both classes. In the first 2WD A-Main H.Berg made an early mistake, hit a curb, 2 wheeled and flipped his HB Racing 2WD Buggy prototype, placed him in the end of the field but he managed to recover to second thanks to crazy fast laps. The last two round were dominated by H.Berg who took the win overall followed by Victor Gunnarsson (HB Racing) in 2nd and Oscar Berg (HB Racing) in 3rd. O.Berg was the best Junior racer in the 2WD class.

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Martin Bayer doubles at XRS Slovakia Rd5

Source: Ádám Izsay (Facebook)

The fifth round of the popular XRAY Racing Series Slovakia was held at the HUDY Arena in Trenčín, Slovakia over the weekend. Once again the race was held in a great atmosphere with fun as well as competitive racing. Martin Bayer (XRAY/Hobbywing/Sunpadow/Pro-Line Racing) would sweep the 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy class, taking the overall TQ and win in both classes in front of Max Götzl (XRAY/Hobbywing/EZpower) and Ádám Izsay (XRAY/Hobbywing) in second and third respectively in both classes.

4wd podium here

2020 King of The Valley report

The annual King of the Valley race was held this weekend in Maitland Australia. Currently the best track in Australia, it attracted the nations top talent as Kyle Mcbride (Infinity/O.S.Engines/Pro-Line Racing), Alex Bernadzik (Team Associated/O.S.Engines/JConcepts), Craig Laughton (HB Racing/O.S.Engines), Ari Bakla (XRAY/FX Engines/Pro-Line Racing), Zac Ryan (HB Racing/O.S.Engines/VP Fuel/Pro-Line Racing), Jarred King (XRAY/VS Racing Engines/Pro-Line Racing), Ben Panic (HB Racing/O.S.Engines/VP Fuel/JConcepts), Roberts, Jackson Beale (Mugen Seiki/O.S.Engines/Pro-Line Racing), Jonathan Yeung (Tekno RC/Alpha Plus Engines/AKA) all descended on the track outside of Sydney to battle for the title. The club made the choice to run qualifying as heads up racing and it was a great decision as racers battled it out in qualifying over two days. K.McBride TQ’ed after 4 rounds and they went into the 40 minute main with everyone eager to lay down fast laps on the flowing Laughton built track. With a rolling start inspired by sprint cars the tone went and the drivers were off. K.McBride and A.Bernadzik were off and gapped the field with A.Bakla, B.Panic, Roberts and Z.Ryan in hot pursuit. Up the front midway through the race K.McBride led A.Bernadzik by 4 seconds and they were battling hard. K.McBride made a mistake at the halfway mark and was out with gear failure, A.Bernadzik took over the lead and layed down the fastest lap of the race as he brought home the win followed by J.King and A.Bakla.

Thanks to Ben Panic for the report.

2020 GMCC Mega Event announcement

The 2020 Gozo Model Car Club Mega Event will be held on Saturday, February 15th at DTRACK at Ta’ Xhajma, Malta. Once again, the event will attract a great turnout of Maltese drivers and will be held in the Buggy and Truggy classes. The track will open its doors at 8:00 a.m, the rounds of qualifying will start at 10:00 a.m. while the finals will be held in the afternoon. It is still possible to sign up by sending a private message on the Gozo Model Car Club – GMCC Facebook page.

Adam Drake TQs & wins at Grassroots Racing Series Rd2

Source: Thunder Alley RC Raceway (Facebook)

The second round of the Grassroots Racing Series was held at the Thunder Alley RC Raceway in Beaumont, SoCal, attracting 44 racers. Adam Drake (Mugen Seiki/O.S.Engines/Pro-Line Racing) set the overall TQ after the rounds of qualifying in the Open Nitro Buggy class and also took the win from Dean Sexton in second.

2020 Keilor Invitational race report

The 2020 Keilor Invitational Race by Campbelltown Hobbies was held at the Keilor Electric Off-Road Club , Melbourne, Australia. Australia’s version of the Reedy Race, this event is held on an outdoors dirt track in the Australian summer with the Invite classes running 5 heats of 2wd and 5 heats of 4wd in addition to open classes for both modified and stock, with the winner of these getting a direct invite to the 2021 event.

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