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Dakotah Phend sweeps 2017 Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic

See: Team Orion

Last weekend was held the 2017 Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. TLR driver Dakotah Phend would sweep the 2WD and 4WD classes. Dakotah took the overall TQ and the win in style in both classes. In 2WD Jr Mitch in second and Cole Tollard in third completed the top 3 while Cole Tollard and Brad Shearer rounded out the podium in 4WD.

Martin Bayer trifecta at XRS Slovakia Rd3

See: XRAY

The third round of XRAY Racing Series Slovakia was held last weekend at the Hudy Arena. In 2wd qualifications, it was XRAY’s Martin Bayer who took a pretty easy TQ followed by two XRAY drivers, Max Gotzl in second after a great run in Q3 and Kája Novotný in third. 4wd was a different story with Martin and Kája switching lead multiple times in each qualification and eventually it was Martin who took overall TQ. Few seconds back each run was another duo of Adam Izsay and Max Gotzl fighting for third place and in the end Adam took it. In the Truck class Martin was on another level and took his third TQ of the day with Kája in 2nd place and Max Gotzl starting third.

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Batlle & Kilic win at Advent’s Cup 2017

See: Nemo Racing

The 6th annual Advent’s cup was held at Czypu-Drom indoor track in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany over the weekend. In the Pro E-buggy it was Euro Champion Robert Batlle who took the win after three intensive A finals from Nemo Racing driver Burak Kilic in second and Jörn Neumann in third. In the Junior finals, Burak brought home the win from Laurin Czypulowski in second while his brother Berkan rounded out the podium in third.

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Boda & Sartel win at XRS France

See: XRAY

Last weekend was held the XRS France at the Reims EMC indoor track. The track was more slippery as usual because the weather was cold in the champagne capital. After 3 intensive 2WD rounds of qualifying between Team Associated driver Clément Boda and local driver Antoine Rossetti, Clément managed to take the overall TQ by winning all rounds. The finals were very tight betweenboth drivers. Antoine was able to grabbed the win in A1 and A2 with Clément in second in both. In the last two finals Clément turned things around by winning the A3 and A4 with the best time allowing him the overall victory. Antoine in second and XRAY’s Jean-Pierrick Sartel in third rounded out the top 3. In the 4WD class Jean-Pierrick was the man to beat. He took the overall TQ and the win from Romain Valter in second and Stéphane Deroch in third.

Thanks to Stéphane Boda for the report.

Jason Nugroho TQs & Wins at UCP Fun Race

This past weekend was held the UCP Fun Race at Urban Community Park, Cisauk, West Java, Indonesia. The race was trial race before they will make grand opening race. A total of 45 drivers attended this event from Jakarta, Bandung, Gresik, Solo and Pontianak. Weather was good in the morning until midday, but there was rain after qualifying and it made delay to start the finals. After four qualifying rounds XRAY’s Jason Nugroho took the TQ honours and in the 45 minute final he secured the first position, follow by TLR driver Chopin Yusuf in second and Kyosho’s Edianto Ong in third.

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Mugen Seiki Challenge 2018 announcement

See: Mugen Seiki France – GVP

Mugen Seiki France/ GVP Racing have announced that the 4th edition of the Mugen Seiki Challenge will be held at the Reims EMC track across the 1st – 3rd of June. All Mugen drivers are welcome and they will have the opportunity to meet the official drivers of the Japanese brand and learn some tips and tricks from them. As alway, the race will be held in a fun racing atmosphere.

2018 DNC: signups are open!

See: The Dirt Racing

The Dirt crew announced that the signups for the 2018 DNC are still open. Signups are open and the race will sell out this year. If you are planning on or thinking about attending this years event, be sure not to wait too long to register. You can sign up by clicking here and if you have any questions send an email at thedirtracing@aol.com.

Boggs, Daniel & Jones win at Toys for Tots race

See: XRAY

This past weekend was held the 6th annual Toys for Tots race at warehouse hobby raceway. In 4WD Mod XRAY’s Evan Jones managed to grab TQ by only .120 seconds and also the TQ in E-buggy. In 4WD Main, Evan had some bad luck and finished in second behind Blake Boggs at the first place while Jeremy Daniel rounded out the top 3.

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