September 11, 2015

Exclusive – Making the Xray X12’16

…2015 season started off well with another TQ and win at the Snowbird Nationals in the USA. This event is particularly competitive, with many of the World’s best 1/12th racers in attendance. Likely the biggest highlight in the history of the Xray 1/12th project was winning the European Championships on our home court at the Hudy Arena in Trencin in March 2015. Not only did I win a back-to-back European title, but we debuted some new prototype parts which greatly improved an already good car. When you have come as far as this with product development, it’s all about the…

February 20, 2015

Alexander Hagberg continues with Hot Race Tyres

IFMAR World Champion Alexander will continue to run Hot Race tyres for the upcoming season, the Swede announced. Using the tyres to grab the 2014 1/12th Euros title and the 2015 Snowbird Nationals Alex will use the Italian rubber in the 2015 season that will include appearances in 1/8th, 1/10th and 1/12th scale classes. Alex has the following to say about the deal: After some success with Hot Race tires over the last year, where I managed to win the 2014 European Championships, as well as the 2015 Snowbird Nationals, among many other titles, I have decided to continue to…

February 9, 2015

Josh Cyrul triples at Snowbird Nationals

During the recent Snowbird Nationals electric on-road legend Josh Cyrul took the TQ honours in the 1/12th 17.5 Stock class with a blistering 54/8:03. He then took maximum advantage of his TQ and led the 1st lap of the super close class where any mistake can cost several positions. Luckily, Josh had a flawless run, taking the A-main win wire to wire. After catching his breath from an outstanding 12th Modified A-main, Josh was up in the 12th 13.5 Super Stock A-main final. Josh had TQ’d this class also with the only 58-lap run of the weekend, and was confident…

February 6, 2015

McPappy Racing McDominator 2.1 oval chassis kit

McPappy Racing introduce the McDominator 2.1, the chassis that just won the largest class, 13.5 Stock Spec, at the Snowbird Nationals 2015. The kit features some subtle updates such as the crossbrace that now comes with additional 90 degree supports for rock solid rear chassis strength. Also a forth side shock mounting hole was added and all mounting screws of the crossbrace now use flatheads fasteners for perfect alignment while the nerf wing has been redesigned as well. Tungsten now also runs east to west and there is another thin one pocketed underneath as well with a total of five…

February 4, 2015

Jan Ratheisky continues with Xray

Xray have announced that the ETS F1 champion, German champion and recent Snowbird Nationals champion Jan Ratheisky will continue to be the part of the Xray team in 2015. Jan is a valued member of the R&D team and he has been an integral part during the development of the X1 platform with which he gained his ETS championship title. Jan will continue his work in 2015 both as a driver and member of the R&D team and he will race both the T4 and X1. Jan has the following to say: I very enjoyed my first year with Xray…

February 3, 2015

2015 Snowbird Nationals – Report

The annual Snowbird Nationals held at the Park Inn by Radisson, in Orlando, Florida, is one of the biggest RC events in the US, if not the World. With a total of 290 entries in on-road only, it can really be considered as the “Superbowl of RC”. The 2015 track layout was a mirrored version of the one used at the previous IFMAR 1/12th Worlds and traction levels became very high only after the first day of practice. In the Modified TC class Alexander Hagberg managed to take a convincing TQ position in front of team mate Paul Lemieux. In…

November 26, 2014

LiveTime scoring engine software

…the official timing system for many of the world’s largest races in 2015 and beyond, including the 2016 IFMAR 1:8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds in Las Vegas, 2016 1:12 and ISTC Worlds in China, Reedy Race of Champions, Snowbird Nationals, The Dirt Nitro Challenge, CRCRC Midwest Championships, Silver State Nitro Challenge, and many more. Rather than charge a big up-front price, LiveTime software is offered in two tiers and is available risk-free for 30 days. Tracks using LiveTime software simply pay a small monthly fee for those months when the facility is operating, which grants access to free software updates and…

September 18, 2014

Exclusive – Making the Xray T4’15

…were another two items I decided to change after the race at Snowbird Nationals. In Europe we race at open tracks with curbing, but while racing at Snowbirds with boards I have seen several drivers either breaking the front of the chassis from a straight-on crash into a board at full speed, or having their servo mount tweaked from the chassis as a result of another crash. I experienced this myself and so I put these two comments on the “2015 to-do list”. With finalising the 2015 specs, I also incorporated those two improvements which will be appreciated by drivers…

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