Events News

William Piper wins at 12th Annual Snow Ball Race

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Last weekend was held the 12th Annual Snow Ball Race at the RC Excitement track in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The 4wd mod main started fine, but a large wreck at the crossover put XRAY’s William Piper dead last with 1st nearly a full lap up. William got to work and drove it hard for the next 6 minutes and was able to get within striking distance when a bobble by first place let William get by with a minute to go and William took the win in front of Caleb Jennings and Stephen Maizer second and third respectively. 

Anger & Heim win at SIORC Rd2

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The second round of the Swiss Indoor Offroad Cup (SIORC) was hosted last weekend by the ERMC club with over 100 entries for the 4wd and 2wd classes. However the actual numbers were slightly lower due to the harsh weather conditions. Qualifying would go to Thomas Anger in both 2wd and 4wd. Thomas will continue its momentum and win the finals in 2wd in front of Marc Heim in second and Cyrille Gruaz in third. In 4wd Marc Heim took the win, taking advantage of Thomas slowed by traffic jam. Cham Dassanayake in second and Cyrille Gruaz in third completed the podium.

Drew Butcher wins at Tasmanian State Championships

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The Performance RC 2017 1/8 Tasmanian State Titles seen some very close and consistent racing last weekend. in 1/8 E-Buggy, despite a few hiccups in the first two qualifying, XRAY driver Drew Butcher managed to take the overall TQ and pole position for the finals. In the first final Butcher managed 1st place with Steven Madziara having a little crash on the last corner of the last lap. In the second final Daniel Lokos takes the win in style with some extremely consistent racing from Butcher. Pressure began to rise between Lokos and Butcher, both having equal points with a 1st and a 2nd each. Butcher has very clean start and building a 7 second gap on the first lap, and then just kept it safe for the remainder of the race knowing that everyone else would be pushing that bit harder to try and catch up. Lokos finished in second and Madziara in third.

Robin Frischkopf wins IBP GP Rd2

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The second IBP GP was held last weekend and was organised by the IBP team and Pascal Jutz at the Indoor Bike Park RC Track is near Zurich. 

In 1/8 Robin Frischkopf managed to win all qualifying rounds and two finals. There was some pressure from Tom Sommer who won A1 after Robin had a bad start. Kevin Zwahlen managed to pressure him during the closing stages of A2. Local driver Daniel Caviezel who was driving very well too was never far away. 

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Ty Tessmann wins at Grass Roots Rd1

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This past week-end was held the first round of the Grass Roots Series at Thunder Alley RC Raceway in Beaumont, CA. There were 148 entries for this 1 day race, this was the first time in a while that the Californians could get on a track to race due to the rain they had. It was a lot of fun, lots of big jumps and a technical layout. The track started out with some muddy spots and remained wet throughout the day, due to the moisture in the track it developed a lot of ruts and bumps so at times it was difficult to navigate.

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10th Annual Paddy Piston Race announcement

The BADMCC, in Northern Ireland will host the 10th Annual Paddy Piston Race over the weekend of 10 to 11 June in 2017 and it will be held in 1/8 Rallycross class. As usual entry is capped due to format with so much track time, it fills quick so get your entries in early. Entry will open February 1st, all details are available here.

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Texas Summer Payout Series announcement

The Texas Summer Payout Series have announced the schedule of the series: May 12-13 at Tyler R/C, June 2-3 at Club RC, June 30-July 1 at Indy RC and July 28-29 at Thornhill Jr. The Texas Summer Payout Serie will again see a variety of classes such as Mod Buggy- 2S, Mod Wheeler- 2S, 13.5 Wheeler, 17.5 Buggy, Pro 2 SC, Pro 4 SC, Mod Truck, 40+ 2wd Buggy and Novice. To allows racers the time to get home Sunday by mid-afternoon and relax before work Monday the race will be held on 2 days. More information can be found on the event’s official Facebook page here.

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Adam Drake doubles at Stadium Nitro Shootout

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Last weekend was held the second annual Stadium Nitro Shootout at the Dialed In Raceway. Despite a first day wasted by the rain, the sun came back for the finals. In Nitro Buggy it was Mugen’s Adam Drake who take the win in front his wife Ronda in second and Victor Guerrero in third. Adam continued its momentum and won also the Truggy final.

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