February 14, 2018

Johnny Carey TQs & wins at Snowbird Nationals

The recent 2018 Snowbird Nationals, held in Kissimmee, Florida, was as usual run in a multitude of classes. In the 17.5T Pro10 category it was SpeedMerchant’s Johnny Carey with the TQ and win using a SMC and Team Scream powered car. Arnaud Lemperiere (SpeedMerchant/Team Scream/SMC) would snatch the runner-up spot in the single A-main from Ray Darroch (SpeedMerchant/Team Scream/Fantom) in 3rd. Source: SpeedMerchant [teamspeedmerchant.com] Facebook Twitter…

February 7, 2018

Ishioka & Knapp sweep 2018 Snowbird

Last weekend’s 2018 Snowbird Nationals saw 600 entries spread across many electric on-road classes and in the hotly contested Formula category it was Japan’s Hayato Ishioka (CRC). However, CRC teammates Andrew Knapp and Jeff Dayger were hot on his heels but after the 5-minute single A-main it was still Hayato who would hold the upper hand with Andrew ending the race only 0.3 seconds short of the Japanese ace. In third and only a tenth of a second short of Andrew, Michael Hanulec would end the race on the 3 spot. Over in 1/12th 17.5T it was Andrew Knapp who…

February 5, 2018

Isaacs & Parsons win at Snowbird Nationals

The 2018 edition of the iconic Snowbird Nationals electric on-road race was held in Kissimmee, Florida this past weekend and in the Touring Super Stock 17.5T A-main it was pole position holder, Sam Isaacs with the win. Eric Anderson, coming from the 5 spot on the grid, would end the race some 0.3 seconds down in 2nd while Robbie Dodge, starting from P6, snatched the final podium spot in 3rd. Over in the Touring Stock 21.5T category TQ holder Cory Parsons took home a 2.6 seconds win from Arthur Scrimo as Monti Panzica rounded out the podium result. Source: Awesomatix…

February 5, 2018

Yugo Nagashima takes Snowbirds TC Mod title

The annual Snowbird Nationals were held this past weekend in Orlando, Florida, attracting the country’s fastest electric on-road racers as well as guests from abroad. In the premier Touring Modified class it was Japan’s Yugo Nagashima (Destiny) with the TQ and he would also come out on top in the 5-minute single A-main, some 1.3 seconds in front of Awesomatix’s Sam Isaacs while Team Associated’s Keven Hebert had to settle for 3rd overall, another 0.5 seconds down. Jin Sawada (Destiny) and Paul Lemieux (Xray) would round out the top 5 results. Image: Destiny [destinyracing.jp] Facebook Twitter…

February 10, 2017

Wynn & Ishioka win at 2017 Snowbird Nationals

The recent 2017 Snowbird Nationals once again attracted some of the World’s fastest on-road racers to compete in several electric on-road classes. In World GT-R and after taking a second in 2016, Brian Wynn came out swinging at this year’s Snowbirds. He would have his hands full as defending Champ, Japan driver Kosuke Suzuki, was in the house ready to hang on to the title. Ultimately Brian would hold the upper hand by taking the TQ and A-main win from team mate Jeff Dayger in second and Cory Parsons in third while Kosuke had to settle for fourth overall. The…

February 7, 2017

2017 Snowbird Nationals – Report

The annual Snowbird Nationals was held at the Park Inn in Kissimmee, Florida this past weekend. More than 300 entries in ten different classes joined this event and the premier Touring Modified category was once again stacked with talent. Sweden’s Alexander Hagberg (Xray) would be the driver to beat and he finally managed to win every round of qualifying as well as the 5-minute A-main event from tone to tone to take the title from Awesomatix driver Sam Isaac and Team Associated’s Keven Hebert. Touring Modified final results: 1. Alexander Hagberg – Xray 2. Sam Isaac – Awesomatix 3. Keven…

February 1, 2016

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…

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…

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