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February 1, 2016

Alexander Hagberg doubles at Snowbird Nationals

Alexander Hagberg doubles at Snowbird Nationals

One of the biggest RC events in the World, the Snowbird Nationals, was once again held in Orlando, Florida, with the race attracting racers from all over North America as well as the rest of the World. The track was laid out using CRC 2 carpet that offered a very high grip right from the start which drivers had to accustom to. In the Touring Modified class Xray’s Alexander Hagberg made a clean sweep in the qualifiers to grab the overall TQ and he would later also win the A-main event with a big margin to take his first win of the weekend.

Touring Modifed A-main result:
1. Alexander Hagberg – Xray
2. Hayato Ishiyoka – VBC
3. Jan Ratheisky – Xray
4. Paul Lemieux – Xray
5. Josh Cyrul – Awesomatix
6. Mike Haynes – Team Associated
7. Ralph Burch – Xray
8. Keven Hebert – Team Associated
9. Drew Ellis – Xray
10.Dave Ehrlich – VBC

In the Touring 13.5 Stock category, Jan Ratheisky (Xray) just missed out on the TQ to Keven Hebert (Team Associated), and just like last year, had to chase him down in the final. Jan eventually pushed a bit too hard which led to him making a mistake in the sweeper. Eventually he returned to the track and held on to the 2nd place. Eric Anderson (Xray) made it through to 3rd after a great drive in the main.

Alexander Hagberg doubles at Snowbird Nationals

Touring 13.5T Super Stock A-main result:
1. Keven Hebert – Team Associated
2. Jan Ratheisky – Xray
3. Eric Anderson – Xray
4. Drew Ellis – Xray
5. Matthew Lyons – Xray
6. Dave Ehrlich – VBC
7. Michael Hanulec – Awesomatix
8. Bill Sydor – Awesomatix
9. Ray Darroch – TOP
10.Cory Parsons – Xray

Touring Stock 17.5T was TQed by Eric Anderson (Xray) after a very strong qualifying performance. Unfortunately Eric made a mistake in the early stages of the race, which gave the lead to Robbie Dodge (Xray). Jan Ratheisky (Xray) was chasing Robbie at first but eventually slowed down a bit, to finish 2nd overall. Brad Johnson (Awesomatix) finished in third overall.

Alexander Hagberg doubles at Snowbird Nationals

Touring 17.5T Stock A-main result:
1. Robbie Dodge – Xray
2. Jan Ratheisky – Xray
3. Brad Johnson – Awesomatix
4. Michael Hanulec – Awesomatix
5. Eric Anderson – Xray
6. Cory Parsons – Xray
7. Bill Sydor – Awesomatix
8. Craig Xavier – Xray
9. Matthew Lyons – Xray
10. Mark Burt – Awesomatix

In 1/12th Modified it was again Alexander Hagberg (Xray) who was the man to beat. Alex made a clean sweep in the qualifiers and took a tone-to-tone victory to grab his second title of the weekend and with it the Overall Champion Trophy for the second time in a row. Japan’s Hayato Ishiyoka (CRC) came in second, Keven Hebert (Team Associated) finished on the 3rd place.

1/12 Modified A-main result:
1. Alexander Hagberg – Xray
2. Hayato Ishiyoka – CRC
3. Keven Hebert – Team Associated
4. Josh Cyrul – Speedmerchant
5. Max Kuenning – Xray
6. Kosuke Suzuki – CRC
7. Donny Lia – Roche
8. Mike Haynes – Team Associated
9. Ray Darroch – TOP
10.Toto Ebukuro – Yokomo

1/12th Stock 17.5T saw a close battle between Andrew Knapp (CRC) and Xray driver Robbie Dodge in qualifying. In the end, Knapp managed to hang on to TQ just in front of Robbie. In the final, Robbie definitely had the pace to challenge Knapp, but in the end, he had to settle for 2nd after a couple of small mistakes.

1/12 17.5T Stock A-main result:
1. Andrew Knapp – CRC
2. Robbie Dodge – Xray
3. Craig Xavier – Xray
4. Cory Parsons – Xray
5. Johnny Wiita – CRC
6. Tony Block – Roche
7. Jeff Dayger – CRC
8. Kevin Van Ert – CRC
9. Joe Trandell – Team Associated
10.Mitch Witteman – CRC

In the Formula class Jan Ratheisky (Xray) took a convincing TQ which he converted into a win, defending his position well from a hard charging Kosuke Suzuki (CRC) in the main final. Kosuke came in second from CRC team mate Hayato Ishioka.

Formula A-main result:
1. Jan Ratheisky – Xray
2. Kosuke Suzuki – CRC
3. Hayato Ishioka – CRC
4. Mario Ficco – CRC
5. Toto Ebukuro – Yokomo
6. Steve Sohl – Xray
7. Brian Davis – CRC
8. Phil Carrigan – VBC
9. Brian Wynn – CRC
10.Naoya Kitagawa – CRC

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]



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