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Griffin Hanna wins Scaretacular race


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This past weekend was held the Scaretacular race at Cape Fear Raceway in Holly Springs, North Carolina with about 90 race entries total. The race format was 3 rounds of qualifying and 20 min nitro mains. In the nitro main, the talent was stacked with East Coast local racers such as Blake Pickett, Evan Vail, Austin Woodyard, Colby Bush and old school racer Brandon Melton were on hand to take part in the Scaretacular. In the qualification rounds Griffin Hanna took the overall TQ. In the main final, Hanna would lead the pack around and would swap positions with Blake Pickett but with a small mistake, Hanna was able to regain the lead and take the win. Pickett finished in second and Colby Bush in third.

Haatanen & Siltanen win Winter Jumps Rd1

The most popular Finnish RC off road series Winter Jumps started last weekend in Vaasa. Vaasa RC Club has organized many classy international races during the years (like 1:10 off road Worlds 2011) so all the racers knew that the race will be organized perfectly once again. Most of the indoor tracks are nowadays carpet tracks but this season there are also 2 championship races that will be driven on slippery tracks; Vaasa track is one of them.

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Malin Karlsen wins at OMK Fall Classic Rd7



Last weekend took place the 7th round of the OMK / Way To Win – 2WD Fall Classic race series on a soaking wet track due to heavy rains of the last days. Added with the low temperature as well it made the track really slippery. In the qualifying rounds XRAY’s Malin Karlsen was able to take all 3 qualifying rounds in a convincing manner to clinch the overall TQ with his new XRAY’17 XB2 CE with the new XRAY carbon chassis. In the finals Malin took the win in the 2 first finals with a comfortable margin and so the overall win, his 5th win in the series out of 5 attempts. Steffen Larsen in second and Marius Kristensen in third completed the podium.

HB Racing Worlds report


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The RC world gets together every 2 years to crown a new World Champion in the highly competitive 1/8 Off-Road Nitro Buggy class. At the last event in 2014 HB Racing Team Driver Ty Tessmann took the World Champion title with his D815 buggy. And now, HB Racing Team Driver David Ronnefalk has taken the 2016 World Champion title with his D815 V2 buggy. That’s back-to-back wins for the D815 buggy in the largest and most competitive class in RC racing.

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Jason Jakubczyk takes The Series titles


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Jason Jakubczyk has won both the 2wd Modified Buggy & 4wd Modified Buggy overall Championships at The Series. This 5 race summer series would hit some of the best tracks throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. With only allowing 1 throw-out, the pressure would be on to have consistent finishes throughout. After the first 4 rounds were complete, Jakubczyk’s domination had given him enough points to wrap up both Championships before the 5th & final round of The Series.

Williams & Lowe win Schumacher Indoor Masters Rd2


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Last weekend were held the Schumacher Indoor Masters round 2 at the The Worksop radio car club track with 173 entries across the 2 classes of 2wd and 4wd buggy. In 4wd Greg Williams took the win in front of Richard Lowe and Craig Collinson while in 2wd Richard Lowe grabbed the win ahead Craig Collinson and James Helliwell, second and third respectively.

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Scotty Ernst’s Off-road Showdown Tour Rd5 report


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The 5th and final round of the “Off-road Showdown Tour” by Scotty Ernst rolled into town hosted by Superior Hobbies/Beachline Raceway this past weekend. Beachline Raceway is an amazing facility housing a fully stocked proshop, one of the largest 1/10th indoor scale off-road tracks, and plenty of indoor pitting. The track surface is sealed/glued orange clay making it very unique as it provides plenty of traction and is very consistent from start to finish.

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Jiri Mara wins Czech Open Rd9



The 9th and final round of Czech Open series took place last weekend. The race was supposed to be in Radotin, but with some heavy rains in the last 2 weeks most of the Czech tracks were impassable and the only club that again managed to do impossible was in Kolin. The qualifications, held in wet and muddy conditions saw Jiri Mara take overall TQ in front of Kaja Novotny and Max Gotzl. In the main final Mara and Kaja Novotny got quickly away from the rest of the field and fought for the lead but few errors from Novotny in the end will allow Mara to take the lead and the win. Novotny in second and Gotzl in third completed the podium.

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