Racing News

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.

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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.

Cody King wins at DTR Track Challenge Rd2

See: HB Racing

This weekend was held the second round of the DTR series at the Dialed in RC Raceway in Victorville, California. HB Racing driver Cody King, who started from 4rd on the grid managed to overtook the first three drivers in the first corner. Then Cody pushed its D817 to the limit and opening a gap that got constantly bigger. Mugen’s Adam Drake in second and Kyosho’s Anthony Westergaar in third rounded out the top 3.

Fanda Kalenda wins at Czech Open Rd7


This past weekend was held the seventh round of the Czech Open championship in Kolín. After lot of rain, the crew did an excelent work and prepared the track very well. On Saturday the drivers started on wet dirt, which dried out slowly during the day. In qualifying it was XRAY’s Milan Mudra who took the overall TQ and the win in his semi where he was the fastest but in the main final he had technical problems, but he managed to finished in second behin Serpent driver Fanda Kalenda who grabbed the win. Kyosho’s Tomáš Kapička in third rounded out the podium.

Daniel Kobbevik TQs & Wins At Norwegian 1/8 E-Nats Rd3


Third round of the Norwegian 1/8 E-buggy national was hosted by the Oslo Model Car Club. XRAY driver Daniel Kobbevik took the overall TQ despite a issue with his speedo (no brake) in the first leg, but he managed to win the last two legs. In the first final Daniel could easy pull away and won. In second final its battery died after just 2 laps, so he had to win the last final to take the overall win. In the last final he changed the shock setup and tried some new tyres and he took the win in front of Kyosho’s Kai Ronning in second and Mugen’s Mathias Fink in third.

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