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Adam Vink wins at ROAR Region 2 Champs


Last weekend was held the ROAR Region 2 Championship at The Track in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In the 4WD class it was Mark Unrath (Tekno) who took the overall TQ. After a good start in the main, M.Unrath and Adam Vink (XRAY) pulled away from everyone else pretty early in the race. M.Unrath maintained about a 3 second lead for most of the race, but with about a minute to go crashed in the triple. A.Vink was able to get around him then and lead the last three laps to take the win. M.Unrath and James Denmark rounded out the top 3.

Tasos Paparegas wins at Central Greece Champs Rd3


Last weekend was held the third round of the Central Greece Championship in Athens. The track had a lot of high speed corners and good grip. Tasos Paparegas (XRAY) managed to take the overall TQ after the qualifiers and then the win by 2 laps from Makropoulos Thanos (SWORKz) in second while Papanikolaiu Ioannis (Kyosho) came in third.

Top 25 Rankings update after Buggyland 5.0

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8 drivers inside the top25 rankings attended the Buggyland 5.0 in Madrid, Spain. David Ronnefalk (HB Racing) took the win, which shot him up the rankings landing at #3 in the driver rankings. Elliott Boots (Kyosho) finished second and Martin Wollanka (SWORKz) rounded out the podium.

J&C Yeung sweep M.K. Power champs Rd3

Last weekend was held the third round of the M.K. Power Off-road Championship at the XMG track in Dongguan, Southern part of China, about 90km away from Hong Kong border. Racers from mainland China, Taiwan as well as Hong Kong racers attended the race. This dirt track was newly refreshed with new layout and expanded track size. Thanks for the additional continuous jumps on straight and large corner that make this new layout the toughest test for all racers and equipments. In the Nitro Buggy A-Main final Jonathan Yeung (Tekno) started in second and was able to take the lead in first lap but some minor mistakes push him back in third. The fight for first place was intense with the leader, Quan during the first 20 minutes and the time gap between the two cars was just about 1 sec. Quan suffered a flame-out just in front of the pit entry while he trying to get in pit to refuel. J.Yeung took this chance to take the lead and never look back and able to drive with his rhythm. He continue to extend the lead for the remaining 25min. At the end of 45min race, J.Yeung won the A Main final with 88 laps from Zhan in second 3 laps down and Quan in third another lap down.

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Lantheaume & Sartel win at French EP Buggy Cup

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The 2018 French Cup vas held at the astro-turf Vierzon track. Armand Lantheaume (XRAY) who used the new XB2’19 and XB4’19 was able to take the overall TQ in both 4WD and 2WD classes. In 4WD A.Lantheaume was the man to beat and he managed to take the win in all three finals in front of XRAY duo of Jean-Pierrick Sartel in second and Mathieu Briere in third. In the 2WD class it was JP.Sartel who took the win from A.Lantheaume while Clément Boda (Team Associated) came in third. Young and talented Noha Benmohamed sweeps the Stock class by TQing and winning from Philippe Hautecoeur (Schumancher) in second and Teddy Clv (Yokomo) in third.

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Niblett, Miller & Roper win at HNMC Winter Rd1

Last weekend saw the start of the HNMC Winter Series that has come around quick. 50 racers battled for TQ with Lewis Jones (Team Associated) take Nitro Buggy, George Miller (SWORKz) taking E-buggy and Warabe Tatekoji (Kyosho) taking Truggy. In the Nitro Buggy final it was Callum Niblett (Agama) who took the win from Kevin Brunsden (SWORKz) in second and L.Jones in third. In the E-buggy class G.Miller brought home the win from Dominic Powels (Agama) in second while Gary Chapman (Agama) came in third. In Truggy Darren Roper won in front of W.Tatekoji.

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Tom Robin wins French buggy finale as Reno Savoya takes title

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The final round of the French 1/8th Nitro Off-road Championship also called Big Race was held at the TSAR track near from Toulouse over the weekend. The layout was very technical and the wind made the jumps very delicate. After 4 intensive rounds of qualifying with 3 different TQ, it was Reno Savoya (TLR) who set the overall TQ. R.Savoya started the 45 minutes final on pole but he made a mistake in the first lap leaving Tom Robin (Team Associated), Yannick Aigoin (XRAY) and Jérôme Aigoin (XRAY) taking the lead alternatively. Savoya will manage to come back in the lead and open a big gap on the field. At thirty minutes he is two laps ahead of the second. But he will break his rear shocks which will force him to repair and he will lose a lap. Back on the track he can not go at the same speed and T.Robin catches him and overtook him 3 minutes from the end. Ultimately, T.Robin takes the win from J.Aigoin in second and Y.Aigoin in third while R.Savoya rounded out in fourth. Despite his disappointment, R.Savoya took the French title.

Dakotah Phend doubles at TLR Cup West

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The TLR Cup West was held at the Tacoma RC Raceway in Tacoma, Washington. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Dakotah Phend (TLR) who took the TQ and the win by winning the last two finals from Harley Yoshii (Team Associated) in second and Mikey Brown (Schumacher) in third.

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