XRAY Racing Series Poland Finale report


The final round of the XRS Poland 2017/18 was held over the weekend. Bartlomiej Zambrzycki (Yokomo) took the overall win in both 2WD and 4WD buggy. Sebastian Migal (XRAY) and Bartosz Zalewski (XRAY) completed the 2WD podium while in 4WD Zalewski and Migal exchanged their places to finish in second and third respectively. In the Stock buggy class Iwo Czarnecki (XRAY) brought home the overall win from Artur Kramza (Schumacher) in second and Grzegorz Kopertowski (XRAY) in third.

Final results here

CJ Jelin takes 4WD win at April Fools Classic


The 30th annual April Fools Classic was held at Intermountain R/C Raceway in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event attracted about 400 entries in several 1/10 classes. In the 4WD Modified Buggy, after four intensive rounds of qualifying it was Cj Jelin (XRAY) who took the overall TQ. In the A1 Cj was leading until he went wide on the triple and Dustin Evans (Team Associated) had went to the inside. Then Cj was battling with third and fourth the rest of the race. He was able to stay in second with third and fouth just behind him. In A2 Cj had a good run with no mistakes to win. At the start of A3 the driver in second had crashed and that gave to Cj a good lead. He had drove clean fast laps to make his lead bigger to take the win in A3 and the overall win in 4WD Modified Buggy. The Team Associated duo of Evans and Jake Mayo rounded out the top 3.

T-Work’s MBX8 carbon fibre shock towers & arm stiffeners

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T-Work’s have introduced new carbon fibre shock towers and A-arm stiffeners for the Mugen MBX8. First up are the rear and front shock towers. Machined from high-quality 4mm thick carbon fibre, they use the same kit geometry. Next up are the A-arm stiffeners, are also machined from high-quality carbon fibre, they come in 1mm and 1.2mm thick to modify the arms rigidity following the track conditions. The carbon fibre shock towers are available separately or as set while the A-arm stiffeners are availabe in set of two 1mm or 1.2mm front and rear.

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Sanwa unveils M17’s features

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Sanwa gave some details about the features of the forthcoming M17 ultra response radio system. This high-end radio is 21% lighter than the M12 and features a new transmitter system “FH5”, color display, touch pad, t is compatible with Micro SDHC memory cards and uses a LiPo 1 cell battery as standard equipment. The M17 ultra response radio system it should be available during the summer.

Sebastian Winterstein doubles at Ostbayernpokal race Rd1

This past weekend was held the first round of the 2018 Ostbayernpokal race at MSC Osterhofen e.V. track who will host a round of the German Championship in 2018. The event was held in Nitro Buggy and a E-Buggy classes. In the Nitro class Sebastian Winterstein (Mugen) took the win in the 40-minute main final in front of his teammate Tom Sommer in second and Martin Bruckner in third. In the E-Buggy Class it was also Sebastian Winterstein that took the win in from Tim Kraus in second and Andreas Dinzinger in third.

Thanks to Sebastian Winterstein for the report.

Maifield & Rivkin win at Inaugural JConcepts Carpet Nationals

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This past weekend were held the Inaugural JConcepts Carpet Nationals at North West Hobbies in Albany, Oregon. In the 4wd Modified Buggy class Ryan Maifield (Yokomo) managed to TQ’ed all three rounds of qualifying and then went onto Win the first 2 A-Mains convincingly to take the title. Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated) and Brandon Foote (Yokomo) rounded out the top 3. In the 2wd Modified Buggy class Rivkin took the overall TQ and the win from Maifield and Kody Numedahl (Team Associated) in second and third respectively.

Eliot Marcon wins at French Champs warm-up

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Last weekend was held the French 1/8 Nitro Buggy Championship warm-up at the ARCF 42 track at Boisset Saint Priest. The layout was very nice with jumps requiring perfect timing to be fast. After the qualifying rounds it was Tom Robin (Team Associated) who grabbed the overall TQ. The semi-finals will be won by Eliot Marcon (Mugen) and Vincent Meertens (TLR). In the 45-minute final Marcon opened a gap on Yannick Aigoin (XRAY) and Thomas Musso (HB Racing), both fighting for second place until Thomas have an issue with his throttle servo and have to let go Aigoin. Musso will then have to resist to Vincent who will overtake him to finally take the third spot on the podium. Marcon will cross the finish line with a 12 second lead over Aigoin in second.

T-Work’s MP9 TKI4 aluminium & brass lower suspension mounts

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T-Work’s have introduced new aluminium and brass lower suspension mounts for the Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI3/4. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium or brass, these FF, FR, RF and RF low mounts come hard-black anodised and laser etched in silver (aluminium) or gold (brass). They allow you to fine-tune the weight distribution by using a lightweight aluminum mount or a heavier brass mount.

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