Jean-Pierrick Sartel doubles at “the nocturne” race

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This past weekend was held a night race at the CARCA track called “the nocturne” in Noeux-les-Mines, France. This race started on Saturday afternoon and finished on Sunday at 3am. The race format was two free practices, three qualifying rounds and 3 finals for each drivers. XRAY’s Jean-Pierrick Sartel would sweep both nitro buggy and E-buggy classes. Jean-Pierrick took the overall TQ and the victory in the nitro buggy final from Jérôme Sartel in second and Félix Koegler in third. Jean-Pierrick has continued its momentum in E-buggy by TQing and wining in front of Jérôme Sartel and Sébastien Wartelle in second and thirs respectively.

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Daniel, Buckhorn & Tourle win at HNMC Summer Rd8

Over 50 drivers attended the eigth and last round of the HNMC Summer Series this past weekend. Qualifying would go to James Harrold in nitro buggy, George Miller in E-Buggy and Richard Cousins in truggy. In the nitro buggy class Michael Daniel would take the win from Simon Miller in second while Steve Johnson rounded out the podium result in third. E-Buggy saw Wayne Buckhorn grabbind the win in front of Pona Vasipoulos and George Miller in second and third respectively. Finally in Truggy it was Brim Tourle who took the win from Nicky Knights in second while Tom Shawe came in third.

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Jordan Huzel sweeps Calgary Stampede Race

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The Calgary Stampede Race was held at the RC Gears track in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In E Buggy, it is on a track layout more narrow and tighter then the last few years that XRAY’s Jordan Huzel has took the overall TQ by TQing the first and third rounds then he won A1 and A3 main finals. Carter H in second and Byron Mackenzie in third, Robert Bowers in fourth and Patrick Erickson in fifth rounded out the top 5.

AVID RC8B3 & MBX7 FastTune camber shims

Made for both Team Associated RC8B3 and Mugen MBX7 are the AVID FastTune camber shims. The FastTune camber shims are made from Aluminum 6065-T6 anodized in black and designed to allow you to easily adjust your camber on popular pillow ball designs without having to fully unthread them. The tab feature helps you keep them in place as you tighten down the pillow ball. Don’t get caught up in all the complicated sizes AE has introduced, 0.5 and 1.0mm shims have been working for Mugen since the dawn of time. Also fits to other cars with 6mm threaded pillow balls.

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oOple Invernational 2017 report

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This past weekend was the annual event of the oOple Invernational at the brilliant Robin Hood Raceway venue. A fantastic entry of 191 competitors across the various classes was superb to see. The format for the event was 4 rounds of qualifying by round by round, with the best 2 to count. Then followed by 3 leg finals for everyone. On Saturday morning we had the drivers briefing by Damian Whittle, James Helliwell and Schumachers Mark Musgrove. After this followed the raffle that the oOple team do with loads of prizes being given away, a huge thank you to all of the sponsors for this.

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Dylan McBurney sweeps Irish Nats Rd3

Round 3 of the Irish Championships took place last weekend at the Dublin Model Car Club in Naul, Ireland. In 2wd Defending Champion Dylan McBurney took the TQ and won all 3 legs of the A Final. Dylan’s Dad and mechanic managed to bring home a 2nd in 2wd to make it 1-2 for the McBurney pair. In 4wd, Dylan was equally dominant by taking the TQ and the first place overall. This time Denzell took a win in Leg 3 of the finals to secure a 4wd 1-2 for the Son and Father pair.

Thanks to Denzell McBurney for the report.

RDRP B64 brass suspension mounts

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Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced four brass suspension mounts for the Team Associated B64 series of buggies. They are direct replacement for the kit’s lightweight parts and add valuable weight especially when running in high-traction conditions or when the track is getting bumpier. Machined from black-coated brass and sporting gold-colour chamfered edges the parts weigh in at 14g for the A LRC mount, 13g for the B LRC mount, 14g for the C mount and 15g for the D mount which shifts the weight bias further to the front or rear of the buggy, depending on the location of the brass hangers. Using the front A and B brass mounts will result in an easier to drive buggy while the rear C and D mounts add traction out of and rotation into corners. All mounts were designed to work with the original #92014 arm mount inserts and they are best used in pairs at the front or the rear.

Aleš Bidovský doubles at RCHobby Grand Prix

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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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