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Maifield tops DNC Truck & E-Buggy Quali

Arizona native Ryan Maifield made swift work of day 1 of qualifying at the annual Dirt Nitro Challenge in Phoenix, AZ. With Thursday hosting truck and E-Buggy qualifying rounds and Friday reserved for nitro buggy, the recently crowned 1/10th World Champion would TQ rounds 1 and 3 with Associated team leader Ryan Cavalieri TQ’ing Q2. Tanner Stees will line up 3rd for Saturday’s AMain, having done his work early in rounds 1 and 2, starting just behind is Tanner’s more decorated XRAY team mate Ty Tessmann. The ‘Top Euro’ award goes to Alex Zanchettin, the Italian ‘Bull’ relishing the rough track conditions with his truck.

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In the Pro E-Buggy class we had 3 different top qualifiers share the spoils, with Ryan Lutz taking round 1, Maifield Q2 and Joe Bornhorst Q3 setting the fastest time so far. With Maifield coming home a close P2 in the final round he secured himself the best points score with two from three rounds counting a few extra bonus dollars with TQ. Bornhorst will line up 2nd, Lutz 3rd. Tanner Stees once again leading his team mate in quali in 3th with Ty 5th, rejuvenated intercom-wearing Spaniard Robert Batlle 6th.

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Kaja Novotny crowned double Mibosport Cup Champion


The fifth and final round of the Mibosport Cup was held last weekend in Hrotovice, Czech republic. In 4WD qualifications Martin Bayer set the fastest time in Q1and Q2 to take the overall TQ. The TQ in Q3 gave to Kaja Novotny the second place on the grid. In finals Martin took dominant win in A1, while Kaja took the win A2, so the last final was going to decide the podium. In A3, both kaja and Martin did mistake in the opening laps which gave the lead to Adam Izsay. Both pushed hard to catch Adam and they managed overtook him in the last minute. Some incidents gave to Kaja the lead and he crossed the line at the first place.

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HNMC 2018 British GP announcement

Herts Nitro Model Club

The HNMC 2018 British GP will be held from 25th to 27th August at the Herts Nitro Model Club track. The GP will be held in 1/8 Nitro Buggy (max 110 drivers), 1/8 E-Buggy (max 15 drivers) and 1/8 Truggy (max 15 drivers). Save the date, book the trip and signup now here. More details coming soon.

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Currie, Miller & Reeves win at HNMC Winter Rd10

The Herts team put in a massive effort to get the track ready for the tenth round of the HNMC Winter series. With 93 entries it would be a long busy day but with dry weather there was a great atmosphere. The TQ went to Joni Skidmore in Nitro Buggy, to Simon Reeves in E-buggy and to Wes Jolly in Truggy. In the Nitro Buggy final it was Oliver Currie who took the win from Simon Willetts in second and Simon Reeves in third. Simon Reeves edged out Karl Jackson for the win while George Miller would cross the line in third to finish out the podium on the day in E-buggy. In Truggy Simon Miller brought home the win from Wes Jolly and James Clarke in second and third respectively.

Thanks to Jim Thompson for the report.

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Juan Carlos Canas wins at Andalusian champs Rd1

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This past weekend was held the first round of the Andalusian championship at the Circuito RC José María García track in Lebrija, Spain. Mugen driver Juan Carlos Canas took the overall TQ and the win in the the 45-minute final from the Mugen duo of Agustin Illanes and Zacarias Villalba in second and third respectively.


XRAY support at the 2018 DNC


XRAY have announced that off-road manager Gord Tessmann will provide full support at the Dirt Nitro Challenge from 21st till 25th February 2018. Team support will be provided by Ty Tessmann and Tanner Stees. If you need any help do not hesitate and to contact anyone from the XRAY team or just stop by for a chat.

REDS Racing support at the DNC

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REDS Racing will provide full support to all REDS customers and drivers at the 2018 Dirt Nitro Challenge. If you are using REDS Racing products or want to know more about them please come and see them.