Xray Column – Shake It, Baby, Shake It…

Xray Column - Shake It, Baby, Shake It…

The 51st installment in the Xray column from Xray owner and chief designer Juraj Hudy is now online. In this months column, Juraj talks about this year’s toy fair as well as the roll out of the new RX8 1/8th scale chassis including its first win at this year’s Florida Winternats.

Almost daily we receive reports and feedback from the team around the world and with the exception of a few minor issues I was aware about, all the feedback was similar: the car is easy to drive, had plenty of traction and steering (even if the track conditions were not optimum) and the effects of small set-up changes were immediately noticeable.

Read the full column here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, March 21, 2011

Malaysian Shepherd Racing Series report

Malaysian Shepherd Racing Series report

The Grand Finale of the Malaysian Shepherd Racing Series was held at the Niko Racing Circuit near Johor close to Singapore recently. Patrick Schäfer and his team mechanic Armin Weihert traveled from Germany to Malaysia to attend this event organized by Malaysian distributor Niko Cheng. Additionally Jilles Groskamp came over from Bangkok to race in the 1/10th scale class while Schäfer participated in the 1/8th scale class. During qualifying Schäfer and Groskamp had no problems to secure the pole-positions in their classes. Due to an engine problem Groskamp had to take a timeout before the main final and started from last position. After a few laps he was right behind the early leader Azri Amri. Unfortunately another technical problem forced him to have a long pitstop and he lost a lot of time. Azri Amri cruised to the victory followed by Shafiq and Mizan on third position. Just before the start of the 1/8th scale final rain hit the track and the organizer decided that the race will be canceled. Luckily the rain was much less than the days before and the track dried up quickly. From the start Schäfer controlled the field and after a few minutes he already had a big gap on the second placed driver. After 45 min he crossed the finishing line unchallenged in front of Lai Kok Heng 14 laps down and David Voo on third position.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bowie Ginting claims Indonesian Rd2 victory

Bowie Ginting claims Indonesian Rd2 victory

The 2nd round of 1/10 EP Indonesian national championship was held in Sunter International Speedway, which received new asphalt last week. 50 drivers attended this race which was divided into 2 classes, Stock 11.5 class and FD class. The weather was hot and we were sure it could be like that until the end of the race. In Stock qualifying, it was Bowie Ginting who took his Xray T3’11 to the TQ spot followed by Teddy Syach who switched to Tamiya after one year using Hot Bodies, 5 seconds behind Bowie. Dimas Ardian (Hot Bodies), Ronald kasengkang (Tamiya), and Suwardi Suliandy (Xray) completed the top 5 positions. Ade took the TQ spot in the FD class with his TOP Sabre followed by Faiza (TOP) and senior driver, Eka P, who drove his Teddy Syach’ built FD chassis.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, March 21, 2011

Levanen wins Polish ETS encounter

Levanen wins Polish ETS encounter

The winner of the first ever ETS race back in 2007, Juho Levanen finally returned, 18 races later, to the top step of the podium with victory today in the fourth round of the 2010/11 series at Legionowo, Poland. The 26-year-old claimed the victory with his second win of the day in the third leg to beat Ronald Volker and end the German’s domination of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series.

View our complete event coverage here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Levanen wins thrilling opening final in Poland

Levanen wins thrilling opening final in Poland

Team Associated’s Juho Levanen has won a thrilling opening final at the fourth round of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Legionowo, Poland.  Starting from second on the grid, the Finnish ace followed Top Qualifier Ronald Volker around the track for four minutes before the race came alive culminating in a final lap that had the crowd in the Arena on their feet as he pulled off a great series of moves to beat the German.

View our complete event coverage here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Maifield dominates Cactus qualifying

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The scorching Arizona sun went a bit easier on us today as qualifying wrapped up. Mid-day cloud cover and a slight breeze made it much cooler, but the track still had an amazing amount of grip. The re-sort from day 1 qualifying gave us some much-anticipated battles today with Ryan Maifield using his home advantage to TQ 4 of the 5 Modified classes.

Continue reading the report here

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Volker is Top Qualifier in Poland

Volker is Top Qualifier in Poland

Ronald Volker has maintained his 100% perfect qualifying record in this season’s Euro Touring Series by wrapping up overall TQ honours in Poland with another time sheet topping run in Q3.  The Yokomo driver set a new fastest five minute time of 23 laps in 5:04.275 followed by Juho Levanen and Andy Moore who enjoyed their best runs of the day so far.

View our complete event coverage here.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Volker surprises himself with opening TQ run

Volker surprises himself with opening TQ run

Series leader Ronald Volker has topped the opening qualifier at the fourth round of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Poland. Although he has dominated the first half of the 2010/11 ETS season the German was surprised to have TQ’d and said afterwards it was a lucky TQ as his rivals all made mistakes. The factory Yokomo driver said he had no idea why but hs LRP powered BD5WX did not have as much traction on fresh rubber as it did in yesterday final practice.

View our complete event coverage here.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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