Phair & LeMin win at Winter Wars race 



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This past weekend took place the Winter Wars race at the Barnstormers R/C Race Way in Chester, New York. The track was all dirt and is looser than most other tracks. In 4wd XRAY’s Jared Phair took TQ and the win of the A-main finals in front of Dave LeMin and Jack Bonhomme. In 2wd LeMin took the TQ and the win after closer battles at the end of the race with Phair who took the second place and Pat “Mac & Cheese” the third place.

Christopher Acosta doubles at T&T Speedway race

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Last weekend was held a club race at the T&T Speedway in Shreveport, Louisiana. Only 2 qualifying rounds and one 7 min main final was ran. Christopher Acosta took the overall TQ and the win in both classes. In 4WD Buggy Garren Lindsey finished in second and Greg StJohn in third while in 2WD Buggy it was Tim Eaves who took the second place and Chuck Hall the third place. 

Schimmel & Knight win at Debbie’s RC World race finale

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Last weekend was held the last race of the Debbie’s RC World Series
 in Chesapeake, Virginia
. The track was hardpacked clay with medium traction but the traction did pick up a little more after blowing off the track. In 4wd Buggy Brennan Schimmel took the overall TQ despite he having broke the aluminum servo horn in half and the win after a race made without any mistakes. Dalton Hanbury in second and Jacob Hatala in third rounded out the top 3. In 2WD Buggy it was Josh Knight who grabbed the win in front of Scott Thomas
 in second and 4WD’s winner Brennan Schimmel.

2wd podium here

Ben John wins at Saturday Night Carpet Series

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A round of the Saturday Night Carpet Series was held at a indoor track in Idaho. In 2WD XRAY’s Ben John took the overall TQ after only two rounds. Off the start John and Gary Ovitt in second position managed to separate from the pack and set down a blistering pace. After only a few laps they started dealing with lapped traffic and started trading positions due to line choice. They battled for 4:45 of the 5 minuter main and at the end Ovitt made a mistake and John was able to cruise to the win for the last 3 laps. Ovitt in second and Patchez in third completed the top 3. 

Team Associated RC8B3 HRC arm mounts

Coming from Team Associated and made for the RC8B3 and RC8B3e are the arm mounts with High Roll Center offer. These HRC arm mounts increase ground clearance for greater durability, since the pivots now sit 1mm higher off the ground. Additionally, they allow the racer to run a higher roll center for increased stability on faster, high-grip tracks. Both A and B mounts are narrower for added side clearance and durability. All of these mounts are made of high quality 7075-T6 aluminum and blue anodised.

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Philipp Guschl joins XRAY

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XRAY have announced that the experienced driver and German national champion Philipp Guschl is joining the XRAY factory racing team. Philipp will be racing the XRAY XB8 at all regional, national and international races in 2017 including Regional races in Germany, German Championship qualification races, German Championship and Euro B. Philipp stated:

“Since ever I have admired XRAY for their highest quality products and the work the team puts into making their cars updated and faster every year. The professionalism of the company and the service they provide makes me safe for my further growth as a driver. I am very happy for this opportunity and trust that XRAY and SMI put it me. I will do my best to represent the team in the races and of course to help everyone around.”

Ronnefalk reports on Montpellier GP

David Ronnefalk attended in the GP of Montpellier 2017 which took place in the south of France, near the Mediterranean sea where the weather, without being as cold as in Sweden, will be quite wet and invigorating. It had been 7 years since David had not returned to Montpellier for racing and he came surrounded by the inevitable Adrien Bertin and a friend, Per Nilsson, a talented photographer and videographer who will follow him throughout the weekend. Once back home with nice photos and videos, David published on his blog his report of the 2017 Montpellier GP.

“So my first real test of the year is over and it was the Montpellier GP. Seven years since last time I went to the race and I was really looking forward to get my 1/8 scale season going. Forecast was looking a bit scary before heading down to France but with everybody crossing their fingers I hoped we would be fine. In the end it worked out and we were able to complete the race, even though we had some rain indeed. Organisers made a stellar job on getting the track ready after each and every time we got some rain, truly an amazing effort by everybody!”

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Adrian Wicaksono wins Grand Opening HTS Indoor Track race

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The Grand Opening HTS Indoor Track race was held at the Hobby Track Sukoharjo in Solo, Central Java last weekend. This first permanent indoor track in Indonesia measuring 70x40m welcomed a total of 51 drivers from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Jogjakarta, Medan, Kupang, Bali along with some local drivers. The race format was 6 rounds of 10 minutes with 4 best rounds and final started from semi final with 5 drivers bump up.

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