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The Dirt Nitro Challenge, Directors Cut

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In celebration of the 17th running of The Dirt Nitro Challenge, 5150 Productions is releasing the directors cut of “Come Drive With Us – The Nitro Challenge”. This is a limited release, as soon as a winner is declared next Sunday evening, this video will be taken down. Enjoy!

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XRAY support at 2016 The DIRT race

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XRAY has announced that they will support all XRAY customers attending the 2016 The DIRT race from 17th till 21st February 2016 at Fear Farm CR Raceway in Phoenix, US. XRAY chief designer Juraj Hudy & European Champion Martin Bayer along with RC America Team XRAY will be there to provide service & support. If you need any help do not hesitate and to contact anyone from the XRAY team or just stop by for a chat.

Team Associated & Reedy Join Forces with the JBRL Series in 2016

Asso-Reedy JBRL Series 2016

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Team Associated and Reedy are excited to join forces with Jimmy Babcock and the JBRL in 2016. Our drivers have enjoyed many years of racing success in the JBRL and together we have experienced first-hand what a great series Jimmy and his crew put on. When the opportunity to step up and take on the title sponsor of the series was offered, we were all over it. With 16 rounds of Nitro and Electric off road racing set for the 2016 season, the stage is set for a great year of racing!

2016 TLR Cup Announcement

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TLR France has announced that the second edition of the TLR Cup will take place at Noeux Les Mines, north of France the May 13-14-15. The CARCA club, known for his big event organisation experience and his particular semi artificial track, has organized the +40 European championship in 2015. In addition of the 1/8 scale, this second edition will welcome Short Course 2wd/4wd and 1/10 2wd/4wd classes.

Jerome Sartel told us that all TLR official drivers in Europe (Reno Savoya, Alex Zanchettin, Ricardo Monteiro, Marco Baruffolo, etc …) will be present at the Cup. No doubt, the 2016 TLR CUP edition should be awesome!

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Craig Drescher wins at DRCC Winter series Rd5

Drescher DRCC Winter series Rd5

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A fantastic turn out of drivers attended the  5th and last round of the 2015 Dudley RCC Winter Series. There was a great turn out with a total 78 drivers making up 12 heats of qualifying. The club again put on a well laid out fast flowing track on full carpet. The 1/10th 2wd class would see a few super star drivers turning up to race and this would be a hotly contested top 10. The super star legend Craig Drescher made an appearance and showed he still had some skills and putting his Team Associated B5M on pole. In finals, Craig went on to win both legs of the final out right and show he is still able to run a clean race or two at the front with a few young guys chasing and a few older ones. There was a rumour the chocolate was a bigger incentive to win than the trophy!

A Final 2wd Results:

  1. Craig Drescher
  2. Ashley Owen
  3. Mick Butler
  4. Russel Lee
  5. Ade Malkin
  6. Ryan Lucas
  7. Ian Littley
  8. Keith Robertson
  9. Jason Green
  10. Neil Duncombe

Martin & Cragg win the BWOC

podium BWOC 2wd

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The British Winter Open Championship (BWOC) is a great opening event to the forthcoming yearlong season.  A good measure one could say to how the new rides and the teams are doing.  This year held at the Silverstone buggy club running on their famous Blue Astroturf.

In 2wd, qualifying rounds will be very intense between Lee Martin and Neil Cragg. Every time we think that seems impossible to go faster, they manage to increase the pace. Incredible stuff with Lee having 3 round TQ’s and Neil having 2 round TQs and now with identical times in one round. Well of course it has to go down to the next best time of the zero score. Lee Martin would take the TQ as his next ‘zero’ was a faster time. The finals 
will be very tight, like qualifying. In the 
Leg 1 A Main, Neil will take the win after a superb overtaking on Lee. The Leg 2 A Main was a similar race to the 1st Leg. Neil put pressure on Lee in the same spot and was trying for a couple of laps to do the same move but Lee was aware of it and was defending that inside line. Lee defends but Neil decided to overtake Lee round the outside, the long way round and somehow managed to make it stick. The Associated man came home to take leg 2 and the win of the meeting and become the 2016 British Winter Open Champion. Lee Martin was the first to congratulate Neil not only on his win but on some amazing driving. Last leg Lee drove the perfect race from tone to tone with Neil just 0.25 sec behind him.

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Collin Weatherholt wins at 2016 Midwest RC Tour Rd1

podium Midwest RC Tour Rd1

See: Triton

Last weekend the first round of the 2016 Midwest RC Tour was held at the Jcp-rc raceway indoor track in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event had 178 entries and drivers from all over the US showed up to compete in the race. Collin goes on to say how well the Triton powered L5 engine in his TLR 8ight 4.0 had the combination of superb power and runtime to help take him to his victory. Triton Teammate Brandon Hogan using the Triton L4  took the 3rd place spot.

FX support at The DIRT

v_FX Support The Dirt 02 2016

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FX factory team Juraj Hudy and Martin Bayer will be available to provide FX support at the upcoming DIRT Nitro Challenge on 19-21 February 2016 in Phoenix,  Arizona. Come and find some tips and tricks how to tune your engine from FX chief-designer Juraj Hudy and one of the current best off-road drivers Martin Bayer.

Nico Risser wins 2016 EIR

podium EIR

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The EIR, Euro Indoor Race was held on the ” Black Country Arena ” track in Charleroi, Belgium. This was the first race for Nico Risser with the XB8E and he learned a lot during the friday practice. its XRAY buggy was better run after run and on Sunday Nico was able to win all finals and take the overall win in the 1/8 scale.

Final results:

  1. Nico Risser – XRAY XB8E
  2. Cedric Nickel Kyosho
  3. Johan Catilina TeamC t8ev3
  4. Julian André Tekno Eb48
  5. Brian Delhaye TeamC
  6. Nick Vrankks TeamC
  7. Kristof Dehert – XRAY XB8E
  8. Raphael Janssen TeamC
  9. Davide Faraci – XRAY XB8E
  10. Pilou Caprasse Kyosho

Yaniv Sivan wins Israeli league Rd6

podium Israeli league Rd6

Last weekend the 6 round of the Israeli league in memory of Omer London took place at the Nir Moshe racing track. After 3 qualifications rounds Yaniv Sivan took the TQ overall, Omer Assayag is second and Tal Siles is third. The 40 min race started with Yaniv Sivan in pole position, but he made 2 mistake at the early laps. Omer Assayag took the lead both changed positions after the 5 min mark Yaniv Sivan took the first position and started to open a gap on the rest of the field. Meanwhile an amazing battle for second and third were held between Tal Siles, Ofer Avitan and Aviv Mimon. At the 30 min Tal Siles manages to take the second position in front of Ofer Avitan. the positions don’t change until the end. Yaniv Sivan won the race, Tal Siles passed the finishing line in second behind him 0.13 sec and Ofer Avian  finished in third.