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Nordic Contest race announcement

Bittydesign have extended their event plans after the continued success of the Euro Contest held each summer in Italy with sunshine, racing, and the girls!

Expansion is the name of the game as the successful formula moves north, the venue and playground – the stunning woodland motorsport arena facility in Eskilstuna, Sweden, host of the Euros later in the summer.

The event will double as the EFRA Euro warm up (12-14 May), offering the majority of racers to get to grips with this new European venue. The event will be host both 1/8 nitro buggy and E-Buggy with Bittydesign spec rules. Entry fee for each classes are 60€. The event is open to all racers.

Detailed information of the event can be found on the event website – TheNordicContest.com | Enter now

Sponsors enquiries welcome, contact info@thenordiccontest.com

Marco Natale sweeps Lazio AMSCI Regional Champs Rd1

Source: Marco Natale (Facebook)

Last weekend was held the first round of the AMSCI Lazio regional championship at the Roma Cross Village track, Italy. Mugen’s Marco Natale would sweep the nitro buggy class by TQing the rounds of qualifying then by winning the final from Giovanni Del Prete in second and Dario Gabrielli in third.

Juan Carlos Canas wins at Andalucía regional champs Rd1

See: Modelix Racing

The first round of the regional championship of Andalucía was held at the Tomy Robles track in San José de la Rinconada, Sevilla, Spain.The reigning Andalusia champion, Modelix’s Juan Carlos Canas, will took the overall TQ and the win by a comfortable margin to complete the clean sweep for the weekend. Canas’s teammates Zacarías Villalba in 2nd and Agustín Illanes in 3rd completed the top 3.

Nathan Wincek doubles at Lake Park club race

See: XRAY

Lake Park R/C hosted a club race this past weekend in Florida. In 4WD Ben Pinover would dominate qualifying by TQ’ing the first two rounds. In the A-mains Pinover and Nathan Wincek battled the entire race but in the end it was Wincek who took the win from Pinover and John Dasch. In E-buggy Wincek was under pressure early from Jim Hess and then later from Pinover but he was able to lead from the start and take again the win in front of Pinover in second and Jim Hess in third.

E-Buggy podium here

Lewis Landen doubles at Forever Heroes Memorial race

See: XRAY

The Chehaw Raceway hosted the Forever Heroes Memorial race in Albany, Georgia

over the weekend.This was quite a special event as it was held to raise money for the families affected by the murder of two policemen. Over $4000 was raised at the race. The track was unlike the large regional events. The smaller, dustier, harder-to-race-on track was a challenge to any racer with the mindset, “fast is faster”. A slower, more stable vehicle was far superior.

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Juan Jose Serna wins at Nitro Engine Champs Rd1

See: XRAY

This last weekend took place the first round of the Nitro Engine Championship in Pereira, Colombia. XRAY’s Juan Jose Serna was able to took the overall TQ and the win with a confortable lead all time in front of Juan Felipe Navarrete in second and Luis Quintero in third.

The Dirt Nitro Challenge Returns!

Oh those Arizona sunsets… how we long for you.

Once more the season cycle gets underway with our first flyaway race, the annual Dirt Nitro Challenge (or DNC) held at the Fear Farm RC Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona USA. NeoBuggy will be present at the event with live coverage and reports from Thursday directly with 1/8 Truck qualifying.

Here’s a little reminder of what’s to come later this week, tune in to Neo to see how all the winter silly season swaps pan out with the likes of Ty Tessmann entering his first ‘big race’ under the XRAY banner, Ryan Maifield now in post TLR-Exile with Mugen Seiki, World Champion David Ronnefalk and defending Champion Ryan Cavalieri both now wheeling JConcepts rubber and the return of Robert Batlle to the DNC after missing the event for many years. It’s gonna be good!

Re-Watch last year’s Final

Joel Eaton wins at Addiction RC Raceway club race

See: XRAY

Past weekend was held a club race at the Addiction RC Raceway in Ogden, Utah. In the 2WD Mod class it would be Brian Jenkins taking the TQ in qualifying followed by Joel Eaton. In finals, it was a 3 car battle for the win. Brian Jenkins with the TQ started out front and took off early. Eaton had a bobble due to brand new tyres and was 3rd in the opening laps. A bobble by Jenkins put Brady Anderson to the point with Eaton in close pursuit. A clean pass for the lead by Eaton on Anderson was the last time the lead would change hands just a few laps in. Anderson was able to keep toe for a few more laps until Eaton’s tyres finally broke in and he was able to click off high 14 second laps repeatedly to the end. Anderson in second and Jenkins rounded out the podium in third.