Events News

Jordan Huzel sweeps Calgary Stampede Race


The Calgary Stampede Race was held at the RC Gears track in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In E Buggy, it is on a track layout more narrow and tighter then the last few years that XRAY’s Jordan Huzel has took the overall TQ by TQing the first and third rounds then he won A1 and A3 main finals. Carter H in second and Byron Mackenzie in third, Robert Bowers in fourth and Patrick Erickson in fifth rounded out the top 5.

oOple Invernational 2017 report

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This past weekend was the annual event of the oOple Invernational at the brilliant Robin Hood Raceway venue. A fantastic entry of 191 competitors across the various classes was superb to see. The format for the event was 4 rounds of qualifying by round by round, with the best 2 to count. Then followed by 3 leg finals for everyone. On Saturday morning we had the drivers briefing by Damian Whittle, James Helliwell and Schumachers Mark Musgrove. After this followed the raffle that the oOple team do with loads of prizes being given away, a huge thank you to all of the sponsors for this.

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Dylan McBurney sweeps Irish Nats Rd3

Round 3 of the Irish Championships took place last weekend at the Dublin Model Car Club in Naul, Ireland. In 2wd Defending Champion Dylan McBurney took the TQ and won all 3 legs of the A Final. Dylan’s Dad and mechanic managed to bring home a 2nd in 2wd to make it 1-2 for the McBurney pair. In 4wd, Dylan was equally dominant by taking the TQ and the first place overall. This time Denzell took a win in Leg 3 of the finals to secure a 4wd 1-2 for the Son and Father pair.

Thanks to Denzell McBurney for the report.

Aleš Bidovský doubles at RCHobby Grand Prix


This past weekend was held the RCHobby Grand Prix in Czech Republic. In nitro buggy it was XRAY driver Aleš Bidovský who took the overall TQ and after some changes to the set-up, he was able to win in front of Fillip Rajdus in second and his teammate Martin Rytíř in third.

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Bradley Baird crowned Irish National Champion

The Irish 1/8th scale off road Championship took a trip North to Derry last weekend for round 4 of the series. This was the Derry clubs first time to host the National series and the drivers were treated to a well prepare track and venue for the weekend. The layout was a change from the larger open track giving drivers a taste of a tight technical track which lead to close racing in both nitro and ebuggy. The weather was ideal and the atmosphere among the racers was high. Drivers where improving quickly with each round of practice and qualifying as they fine-tuned setups and confirmed the best tire choice for the conditions. Race control manned by David and Gary kept watch over the track and the drivers making sure the event was running on time.

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Ty Tessmann’s ROAR 1/10 Offroad Electric Nats report

Race report by Ty Tessmann (XRAY)

This past weekend was the ROAR 1/10 Offroad Electric Nationals, held at The Track in Gaithersburg, MD. I ran Mod 2wd, Mod 4wd and Mod truck. There was open practice on Wednesday and we worked hard to find the setups that would work the best for our vehicles. The track started out every morning fairly loose due to being watered every night and then the track grooved up and traction went up throughout the day. We worked at getting a setup that would work for softer tires in the morning and harder in the afternoon to keep our car consistent throughout the day.

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Robin Ilus sweeps Baltic Cup

The Baltic Cup was held at the Limbazi track in Latvia over the weekend. Many drivers attended the Cup from many countries such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. In qualifying TLR’s Robin Ilus managed to took the overall TQ and also from the semi he pumped up to the first starting position. The night before final there was a massive thunderstorm so the track changed a lot. In the 45 minute final Robin managed to find a good pace and won by a lap from XRAY driver Karl Kasekamp in second and Karl’s teammate Hendrik Lainemäe in third.

Final results here

Emperor of Rome 2017 announcement

See: ENJOY Drive

The Emperor of Rome 2017 will be held from September 16th to 17rd at the Roma Cross Village in Rome, Italy. The race has already attract european drivers among which some top guns such as Jessica Pålsson, Marco Natale, Alex Zanchettin, Marco Baruffolo, Alessandro Stocco and Rayan Madjoubi. The event is organized by the ENJOY Drive group based in Rome. Entries are open here.