The third round of this season’s Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Racing Arena recently. The weekend kicked off on Friday with free practice followed by more free practice on Saturday morning and three round of qualifiers. In the Touring Modified class there were some close battles for the overall TQ with Martin Hudy, up and coming Oliver Havranek and Zdenko Kunak all being in the mix. In the end Martin Hudy gained the TQ just 0.6s in front of Oliver Havránek and Zdenko Kunák. In very close finals it was again Martin Hudy who came out on top of Oliver Havránek and Zdenko Kunák.
Wallace Motorsports have announced the signing of multi-time ROAR US National finalist and top California racer Chris Verano to their nitro on-road team for 2018. Chris will begin his racing season campaigning the WRC GTX 1.3, Ielasi Tuned engines and Hot Race tyres through out California and abroad. He brings years of industry and racing experience to the table and will be an asset for supporting and helping grow the Wallace brand out west. Chris had this to say about the new venture:
I would like to thank Diatta Collymore and Ben Wallace for the opportunity to be part of Wallace Motorsports. I am looking forward to racing and working with the growing Wallace Motorsports team in 2018.
Capital City Raceway played host to the 5th Annual Big Bend Shootout recently. Challenging racing conditions with a rough yet high grip track and cold weather made things interesting for the racers and in Pro Nitro Buggy it was Xray’s Landen Lewis who made the best out of the conditions, taking home the win in front of Tekno’s Kenny Morris Jr. and Serpent’s Will McGiver.
Thornhill Raceway of Hutto, Texas held their Toys for Tots race last weekend, raising $3000 and lots of toys for the good cause. Jason Woolridge (Xray) was top qualifier in Nitro and would also bring home the win from Xray teammate, Nick Vanderpool while Elliott Martinez rounded out the top 3 results. Over in E-Buggy it was again Jason Woolridge (Xray) with the win as Daniel Grobe (Xray) and Sean Gallagher (Mugen) completed the podium.
Last weekend saw round 3 of the RugRacers 2017/18 race series take place at Wodson Park. With severe weather warnings in place, some racers chose not to make the journey to a heavy snow covered Hertfordshire. The 44 drivers that braved the conditions were greeted by one of the best track layouts the RugRacer team have ever set out.
The opening round of the Swiss SITCC series was held recently. In the Touring Car class it was HB Racing’s Kevin Zwahlen who took a narrow TQ from Cham Dassanayake (Xray) who returned to the series after two years of absence. After the triple A-mains it was again Kevin on top with Cham Dassanayake, who had some mixed races, in 2nd and Briac Berthoud (Xray) 3rd. Over in the Formula class it was Nicolas Albina with the win from Sergio Ramos and Ulrich Bader in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The annual PMTC electric touring car race was held at the AMA track in Panyu, Guangzhou, China recently. In the Modified class Gary Huang would lead the way in practice and the qualifiers, taking the overall TQ for the triple A-mains. However due to a mishap in the opening A-main he had to make way for teammate Alfred Lao but with wins in the remaining two legs, Gary would walk away with the overall win after the mains.
The recent third round of the Czech Open electric on-road series again attracted a lot of entries and in the premier Touring Modified class it was Matej Sulc (Xray) with the TQ and win from Jirka Mara (Serpent) and Marcel Dostal (Xray) who had to settle for 3rd overall following some mishaps.