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Drake leads TLR ‘Fall Classic’ sweep

Drake Fall Classic

The Fall Classic was held weekend at Revelation Raceway.  TLR / Novarossi / Pro-Line driver Adam Drake TQ’ed the competitive 1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy class in qualifying.  Drake didn’t slow down as he checked out in the 30 minute final, winning by over a lap. Drake would lead a TLR sweep of the podium with teammates Kirkman and Smith finishing up second and third.

Source: TLR

Blahovsky victorious at RC1 Cup

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Last weekend hosted the RC1 Cup in the Czech Republic. The event was made up of both carpet onroad and offroad racing classes. In the 2wd Modified Buggy class it would be Serpent’s Michal Blahovsky who set the pace in qualifying, taking the overall TQ and fastest lap. He went on to win the final, one lap ahead of teammate Jan Kanina in second, proving Blahovsky was the man of hour in the 2wd Buggy class.

Source: Serpent

Robert Batlle 9x Spanish Champion!

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The 2014 Spanish Championship has come to a close, and one team has walked away the winners; Modelix Racing. Modelix team driver, Robert Batlle, led the team to victory by winning his 9th Spanish Offroad Championship title in a row. Teammates Bryan Baldo and Oscar Baldo followed Robert to the winner’s circle taking second and third. A brilliant performance for the Mugen / Novarossi / ProCircuit / Nitrolux / Ultimate Racing equipped Modelix Racing team.

Source: Modelix Racing

Hernandez takes Spanish Nats final

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The final round of the Spanish 1/8 Offroad Nationals took place this past weekend. Despite the abscence of Robert Batlle, the racing was still hot as Spain’s went to war one final time for 2014. It would be Oscar Baldo who would take TQ in qualifying, and started first on the grid in the A-Final. As the final got under way, Baldo would drop back, allowing an exciting race for the lead unfold between Borja Hernandez and Andres Marcelino. In the end, Hernandez would capture the win with Marcelino and Oscar Navarro second and third.

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Nugroho the Malaysian League champ

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The Malaysia National League wrapped up this past weekend at 3 Stone Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 72 racers attended Round 5 of the series, including entries from Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Indonesia. In the highly competitive Pro Class, it would be XRAY’s Jason Nugroho who would take home the victory after taking the lead at the 10-minute mark in the Final. Nugroho was followed across the line by Wenyi and Adrian Wicaksono. The Round 5 win also clinched the overall championship title for Nugroho and his XB8.

Source: XRAY

Truhe doubles up at Octoberfest 2014

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This past weekend hosted the 2014 Octoberfest race at Central Valley Raceway in Madera, California. The race was attended by several heavy hitters including Austin Blair, Tyler Vik, Mike Truhe, Philip Atondo, and others. When the racing was all said and done, it would be a clean sweep of the buggy and truggy classes by Serpent’s Mike Truhe. Truhe piloted his way to TQ in both classes, and carried on to win both mains with impressive performances.

Source: Serpent

VRC releases Neo14 track & more

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Did you miss the NEO’14 event in real life? Your in luck! The VRC-PRO Simulator game continues to grow and improve as more advances in the games technology and features have been released!

The game now reaches nearly 100,000 players, and continues to grow around the globe. The developers at Virtual Racing Industries have recently enhanced the game with a list of new features including the ability to practice with other cars, a new in-game chat feature, new menu help dialog, new nitro buggy setup support, new tires, and new tracks for both onroad and offroad racers alike!

Our favorite of the new tracks is the NEO’14 of course.

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Drake sweeps JBRL at Revelation

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Round 6 of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at Revelation Raceway in Ontario, California. Once again the series attracted a large amount of talented drivers with a total of more than 120 entries. The event saw and great battle in qualifying between TLR’s Adam Drake and Kyosho’s Cody King for the top spot in Expert Nitro Buggy. King took the TQ honors by .005 over Drake. Adam Drake went on to win in the Expert Nitro Buggy class followed by Cody King, and Cody Smith (TLR).

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Rydstedt the NESS Truggy Champ

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The final round of the North East Super Series was held at Barnstormers RC Raceway in Chester, New York on a crisp, bluebird day. Two of the previous rounds were held at Wolcott Hobby in Wolcott , Connecticut. In Nitro Truggy Anders Rydstedt TQ’d and took 1st place in his XRAY XT8. With a total of 24 entries for Nitro Truggy, Anders also had the series win, best 3 out of 4, with a total of 296 points out of 300. Jay Zellner and James Butler took 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Gosvig gallops to Dutch Nats win

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The final round of the 2014 Dutch Nationals were held this past weekend in Bramming. A horse hall was transformed into an enormous track for racers to enjoy. Traction was low, and technicality was at an all-time high. Despite the tricky conditions, XRAY’s Mike Gosvig found his way to the top step of the podium, taking the Round 7 win! Magnus Frandsen and Pelle Culmsee would follow him home for second and third.

Source: XRAY