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Daniel Kobbevik doubles at XRS Poland Rd4

Source: Bartek Zalewski Rc (Facebook)

Fourth round of the XRAY Racing Series Poland was held at the Atlas Arena in Łódź over the weekend. Daniel Kobbevik (XRAY/Hobbywing/JConcepts) set the overall TQ and brought home the win in the 2WD Buggy and 4WD Buggy classes. Ales Bidovsky (Team Associated/LRP) in 2nd and Bartek Zalewski (XRAY/Hobbywing) completed the top 3 results in the 2WD class while B.Zalewski came in second and Iwo Czarnecki (XRAY) in 3rd in the 4WD Buggy class.

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Davide Ongaro stays #1 following 2020 DNC

Source: Top 25 RC

David Ronnefalk wins the 2020 Dirt Nitro Challenge with a dominating performance and an insane track. With D.Ronnefalk way out front the real race was for the podium spots. When the dust settled it was Jared Tebo finishing 2nd and Ryan Maifield finishing 3rd. The world #1 Davide Ongaro finished 5th which was enough to retain the #1 spot partially because he had a poor result fall off his most recent results. With D.Ronnefalk’s win, he is in great position to take the #1 spot away at the next qualifying event he attends because he will also have a poor result fall off, but we will have to wait and see where he finishes. However they both need to watch out for Ryan Maifield in the 6 spot because he has a 29th place at the 2019 ROAR nationals that will drop out of his most recent results. With Ronnefalk and Maifield in the same situation, things could get really interesting at the next couple events. You are going to have to stay tuned!

Neil Cragg doubles at Schumacher Indoor Masters Rd6

See: NEMO Racing

Round 6 of the Indoor Masters was held at the awesome Worksop venue. The track was a tight technical layout which rewarded patience and proved hard to run a clean 5 minutes. Neil Cragg (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line Racing) was in control of things, taking the overall TQ and win in both 2WD Buggy and 4WD Buggy. His teammate Tommy Hall (Team Associated) came in second in both classes while Greg Williams (Team Associated) and Tom Cockerill (Schumacher) rounded out the top 3 results in 2WD and 4WD respectively.

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Lee Martin wins at HNMC Winter Series Rd9

The ninth round of the popular HNMC Winter Series was held at the HNMC track near Ware, UK. Despite damp and windy conditions, 55 racers braved a day of showers and would be rewarded with dry finals. Simon Reeves (HB Racing/Shoot Fuel/Hot Race Tyres), Paul Fitzpatrick and Holger Lykkee (XRAY) took the overall TQ in the Nitro Buggy, Truggy and E-buggy respectively. Lee Martin (Agama/Bullitt/Beta) brought home the win in the Nitro Buggy final from Callum Niblett (XRAY) in second and Kevin Brunsden (Agama/Bullitt/Beta) in third.

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David Ronnefalk crowned DNC Champion


The last night of the Dirt is the climax of the event with the long-awaited final of the Nitro Buggy class! Who could win? A lot of drivers to be honest. The winner of the 2019 edition, Ryan Maifield (Mugen Seiki/Maxima Engines/JConcepts) could of course put his name at the top of the list, as well as the winner of the E-buggy, David Ronnefalk (HB Racing/Performa Racing), the World Champion Davide Ongaro (Team Associated/LRP/AKA), who until then was quite far back, could finally reach the highest step of the podium, as well as Dakotah Phend (TLR/O.S.Engines/JConcepts), Jared Tebo (Tekno RC/Maxima Mx/AKA), Ty Tessmann (XRAY/O.S.Engines/Pro-Line Racing), in short the list is long! Seth VanDalen (Tekno RC/O.S.Engines/JConcepts) won’t take advantage of his TQ spot for long and let the XRAY duo of T.Tessmann and Marco Baruffolo (XRAY/FX/Energy Fuel/Hot Race)  in the lead. The Italian rider is really very fast and insistent and manages to take the lead but his hopes for victory will be gone due to an engine flame out. R.Maifield and Adam Drake (Mugen Seiki/O.S.Engines/Pro-Line Racing) will take over and fight for first spot. Gradually R.Maifield is moving away and seems to be heading for a repeat of last year’s win but D.Ronnefalk has overtook A.Drake and will now take on R.Maifield. Once D.Ronnefalk is in the lead no one will be able to keep up with his pace. The race seems frozen but a few minutes before the end of the race a mistake of R.Maifield will allow J.Tebo to snatch the 2nd spot. R.Maifield finishes in 3rd while D.Ronnefalk takes his 2nd victory of the weekend.

David Todd sweeps Spanish B Nats Rd1

See: Modelix Racing

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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