2021 United States Xray Challenge Race Report

2021 United States Xray Challenge Race Report

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Race report by Paul Ciccarello

This weekend was the first Annual XRAY Problem at Brown’s Hobbyshop and Raceway in Irondale Ohio. The observe has been there for 17years and at all times had a extremely good native following with membership races each week above 75 entries. We didn’t know what to anticipate this race being their first huge race however we have been in a position to get 290 entries! This system ran excellent with Jared Bardin accountable for the race directing. Jeff and Shawn Brown and BJ constructed an ideal format, enjoyable for everybody however nonetheless difficult.

Friday we have been in a position to setup our pits and get some observe time. We examined some tires and altered some shock oil to seek out the right combo.

In qualifying I used to be in a position to go 5 for six in Tqs for the three lessons I raced solely getting bested by Ryan Lutz within the final spherical of Ebuggy protecting me second total. I used to be in a position to TQ plus 40 ebuggy and Etruggy. I hadn’t ran Etruggy in a bunch of years however because the new XT8E ’22 got here out I assumed I’d give it one other shot and it dealt with nice! Tristan Beiter was in a position to TQ the Nitro truggy class together with his XT8 nitro.

First up was the Etruggy primary, I obtained off to a superb begin however then made and few errors and Ty Payne made the go and took off with the win with me ending second, Phil Carey third and Jim Billingsley 4th. Xray XT8E ending 2 3 4.

Etruggy outcomes:

  1. Ty Payne – Tekno
  2. (TQ) Paul Ciccarello – XRAY XT8E
  3. Phil Carey – XRAY XT8E

Nitro truggy noticed Tristan take a look at from the tone and take the win and Will Walker third.

Nitro Truggy outcomes:

  1. (TQ)Tristan Beiter – XRAY XT8/FX
  2. Andrew Grunkmyer Kyosho/OS
  3. Will Walker – XRAY XT8

Subsequent up was plus 40 Ebuggy. I obtained an ideal begin instantly and pushed the tempo the primary few laps to interrupt away then ran clear the remainder of the race to take the win! Mike Ellis Completed 4th, Phil Carey fifth.

Ebuggy 40 plus outcomes:

  1. TQ Paul Ciccarello – XRAY XB8E
  2. Aaron Buran HB
  3. Rod Schuman AE/Reedy

The final race of the day for me was the ebuggy race. I made a mistake on the primary lap and fell again a bit. Then obtained into third for many of the race till Gaven Gibler caught me and made the go. He would end third, myself 4th and Adam Johnson fifth.

Ebuggy outcomes:

  1. Ryan Lutz – WRC
  2. Joe Bornhorst – Tekno
  3. Gaven Gibler – XRAY XB8E

The final race of the night time was Nitro buggy. I didn’t run this class this weekend however was in a position to assist out the staff. The start was fairly thrilling with Tristan, Gaven and Adam all preventing for second place protecting tempo with Ryan till they made some errors. Tristan was in a position to take house 2nd and Adam third.

We plan to carry the race once more subsequent yr the identical weekend and similar observe solely subsequent time it will likely be a 2 day race as an alternative of 1.

Nitro buggy outcomes:

  1. Ryan Lutz – WRC
  2. Tristan Beiter – XRAY XB8/FX
  3. Adam Johnson – XRAY XB8

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