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Winter Jumps Series finale report

The final round of the popular Winter Jumps Series was held at the Helsinki Child Fair. The Organizing club, Fullspeed RC had put an impressive racing track for the exhibition. Thousands of people got to see RC Racing and more than 500 kids tried out RC cars on the test track which turned out to be a great showcase for our hobby. Once again almost hundred participants was racing in the two classes, 2wd and 4wd buggy. In the 2wd class it was a super tight fight between Pekko Iivonen (Schumacher) and Jamiel Gabrielsson (Team Associated) for the TQ closely followed by Lauri Ruotsalainen (Team Associated), Tuomo Otsavaara (Team Associated) and Arttu Syrjänen (Team Associated). In the end J.Gabrielsson managed to take the TQ before P.Iivonen, L.Ruotsalainen, T.Otsavaara and A.Syrjänen followed by Markku Honkanen (Team Associated), Juho Rajaniemi (Team Associated), Jarno SIltanen(Schumacher), Konsta Saarinen (XRAY) and Topi Salminen (XRAY) all making the A-main. In the finals J.Gabrielsson won the first but with P.Iivonen managing to win the second and third final it was P.Iivonen who took the overall win from J.Gabrielsson in second and L.Ruotsalainen in third.

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Jackson Andres doubles at NIS finale

Source: Yokomo US (Facebook)

The fifth and final round of the 2018-2019 Northwest Indoor Series was held at the Tacoma RC Raceway in Tacoma, Washington over the weekend. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Jackson Andres (Yokomo) who set the TQ and brought home the win in front of Tyler Miller (Team Associated) in second and Daniel Lea (TLR) in third. In the 4WD Buggy class it was again J.Andres who took the TQ and the win from D.Lea and Mikey Brown (Schumacher) in second and third respectively.

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Andrew Joiner wins at Points Series Rd2

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Last weekend was held the second round of the Points Series at the Nitro Compound track in Arizona. In the Open Nitro Buggy class it was Nick Sava (TLR) who set the overall TQ. In the 30-minute final, Andrew Joiner (Team Associated) took the win from N.Sava in second while Justin Myerson (Team Associated), despite three flame outs, came in third.

Easton & Jr Mitch win at Force Series Rd3

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Third round of the Force Series was held at Lake Park in Lutz, Florida. Billy Easton (Serpent) took the overall TQ in both Expert Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes. In the 25-minute Nitro Buggy final B.Easton was able to take the win from Jr Mitch (TLR) in second and Jackson Brunson (Team Associated) in third. In E-buggy, B.Easton wouldn’t be able to convert his TQ spot into a win as Jr Mitch brought home the win. B.Easton secured second overall, with Aj Marasco (Team Associated) taking third.

Maifield & Gonzales win at 2019 North West Carpet Nats

See: Yokomo

The 2019 North West Carpet Nationals was held last weekend at North West Hobbies track in Albany, Oregon. This would be considered a “hometown” race for Yokomo, as USA Team Manager Joe Pillars lives just 1 hour away from North West Hobbies. With 141 total race entries, North West Hobbies would set a new record with the most entries so far in the series. In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, Yokomo’s Ryan Maifield showed great speed and took the big wins in A-Main #1 and A-Main #3, to take home the 4wd Modified Buggy Championship from the Team Associated duo of Broc Champlin, who set the TQ, and Dustin Evans. R.Maifield is the official series points leader in the 4wd Modified Buggy class after two rounds of racing.

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Ty Tessmann doubles at Factory Tracks Invitational race

Source: Ty tessmann (Facebook)

This past weekend was held the Factory Tracks Invitational race at the EN Hobbies indoor track in Columbus, Ohio. The Reedy race format was adopted for the event and the 2WD Buggy and 4WD Buggy Invitational classes will be raced with all racer classes combined. XRAY’s Ty Tessmann brought home the win from Spencer Heckert (HB Racing) in second and Mason Fuller (TLR) in third.

Alex Schmitt wins Easter Bunny Race 2019

See: Ruddog Distribution

The Easter Bunny Race 2019 was held this past weekend at the LA Speedway Racing Club e.V. in Landshut, Germany. Alex Schmitt (Team Associated) took the win in the 30-minute final from Micha Widmaier (SWORKz) in second and Carsten Keller (Mugen) in third.

Danny K TQs & wins at Malaysia National League Rd2

The second round of the Malaysia National League was held at the Putrajaya RC track last weekend. Danny K would would sweep the Pro nitro buggy class. Danny K (SWORKz) would set the pace by claiming the overall TQ after the qualifying rounds. In the hour-long final Danny K brought home the win from unlucky Team Associated driver Jade Lim in second, despite two tyres changes and a flame out, and Adam Fikri (JQ Racing) in third.

Thanks to Jade Lim for the report.