Updated on:28-Sep-2015 

FEMCA 1/8 Buggy 2007 PATAYA Asia Cup

    

Top 5 Drivers:1st Surikarn (HotBodies) , 2nd Meet (XrayEC) ,3rd Yeh Hsia ching (HN) ,4th Sam Cheng (XrayEC/RB Concept)

5th Gems (Mugen) More race report will follow up.

The bi-annual FEMCA buggy championships event attracted 96 drivers from all over Asia, namely Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia and of course the host country Thailand. Most of the factory teams from Taiwan and China were present to compete for this prestigious title.Team Xray/ Hobbylink from Singapore led by Sam Cheng followed by Chester Chua and Luigi Venturi arrived at the beautiful Pattaya city in Thailand on Sunday night 21st October. Glenn Phuah and Kelvin Ngow (Malaysia) would arrive later on the 23rd due to work commitments.

On Monday morning 22nd after a short phone call to race organizer Mr. Chalee we were shocked to know that the track would be open for practice as it was supposed to be closed until 23rd for open practice followed by 24th Controlled practice. Nonetheless we went ahead to get in on much needed familiarization and practice. Upon arrival at the Pattaya RC Powerboat track we had agreed that the track was indeed a beautiful one.

Surface at first glance seemed to be dusty and possibly slippery but at closer inspection we knew it was going to be a nice blue groove once practice session were done and racing commenced.Track layout was interesting with many obstacles to boot, medium length straight sections flowed into high speed flat out 180 deg banked turns, off camber sections on nearly all apexes certainly tested drivers skill and patience. An almost blind under bridge section certainly added to the adrenalin rush. In a nutshell, a very nice flowing track with tricky obstacles and skill testing rhythm sections.

On 23rd, we were still trying to get our RB C6 T7’s tuned up and functioning reliably as they suffered numerous flame out’s during Monday practice. The controlled fuel was Cosmo RC buggy special 30% which we suspected was giving us tuning headaches. Eventually after some advice from the locals we tried other means to make our engines behave. All in all practice times were made to full use and we were pleased with our Xray XB8EC setups thus far.

24th Wednesday, we were strained by another shocking piece of information from the organizer, especially for those who had just arrived on 23rd night. Today was going to be opening ceremony and qualifying round 1 and 2 of 6 rounds. Majority drivers were quite affected by this as they had expected controlled practice and re-seeding followed by qualifying on 25th, however drivers showed great sportsmanship and went along with the new race schedule.

Team Singapore

After 2 rounds of qualifying per day from the 24th to26th, the final race order was realized.

Sam Cheng 14th (semi B), Chester Chua 15th (quarter A), Glenn Phuah 21st (quarter A) and Luigi Venturi 42nd (1/8th A).

 

Full results available here: http://www.femca.in.th/FEMCA%20Results/Results_For_Scale_0.html

27th Saturday, after unfortunate flameouts during qualifying Luigi Venturi was to run the 1/8th Final "A" starting in 7th position. During the grueling fast paced 20 minute 1/8th final "A", Luigi Venturi shrugged off the nerves and unfortunate qualifying rounds and managed to put on the pace to steer his Xray XB8EC superbly to finish in a convincing 2nd place bumping him up to the ¼ Final "A" where he would join fellow team mates Chester Chua and Glenn Phuah.

Luigi XB8EC in action.Chester Chua would start the ¼ A Finals in Pole position, Glenn in 4th and Luigi in 9th. As the final got underway it was obvious that it would be a hard battle. Chester was in good position when he suffered engine problems that ended his race at the 11th minute. Glenn and Luigi continued and showed great spirit coming back from a bad start but positions 1 and 2 were well established ahead. 3rd spot was up for grabs and it was an exciting battle between Glenn and Luigi to close in. The pace was extremely fast and the final ended with Glenn in 5th just milliseconds behind Luigi in 4th, a mere few seconds behind the 3rd place.

This final was to mark the end of the race for Chester, Glenn and Luigi.

Results available here: http://www.femca.in.th/FEMCA%20Results/Scale_0_4th%20-%20A.html

 

Sam Xray/RB                                        Chester Xray             A main Starting       Femca  Track         FEMCA Top 5

The final was hardly dramatic and most drivers settled into their respective positions pretty early into the race.

Final standings are as follows:

Pos

Car

Driver

Make

Engine

Country

1

 

Surikarn C

Hotbodies

HPI

Thailand

2

 

Meen V

Xray

Novarossi

Thailand

3

 

Yeh Hsia Ching

HN

RB

Taiwan

4

 

Sam Cheng

Xray

RB

Singapore

5

 

Gems

Mugen

OS

Thailand

6

 

Chen Yi Kuan

HN

RB

Taiwan

7

 

Hwang Sun Young

Kyosho

RB

Korea

8

 

Charlee

Mugen

Novarossi

Thailand

9

 

Surasak k

Kyosho

OS

Thailand

10

Yuhtana D

Hobao

Werks

Thailand

Report by: Sam Cheng/ Team Hobbylink

Pictures by: http://www.femca.in.Thailand

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2009 Femca Top 15 Drivers Before 60 mins Main Final Race

2009 Femca Finalist ( Our team driver Glenn Phuah Overall 7th)

2009 Femca Xray Drivers Fr: Indonesia, Thailand & Singapore.

 

 

                        

XB808 Wins Malaysia National League 2010 R1

Round 1 of the MNL 2010 kick off at RC Connection Off-road Track at Glenmarie Shah Alam. The race format was 3 rounds of 10min heats, with single tree bump up of 5 drivers and 15 participants in a group.

There were approximately 70 participants and every driver was very excited about this event. We had some very supportive Team XRAY drivers from our neighbouring country of Singapore.

Team XRAY driver Glenn Phuah had an awesome best lap and lap time after the three heat, and he got TQ position. Glenn was the only driver to break the 41sec lap barrier (40.312sec) with his XRAY 808; the rest were getting 41+ seconds per lap during the heats.
 

 

The A-main final started smoothly, lead by the pole-sitter XRAY driver Glenn Phuah. In the middle of final Glenn made a small mistake and flipped his car… then waited for a VERY long couple of seconds for the marshal to put his car back into position. At that time, he had dropped to 3rd position but by keeping up a good racing line he caught each leading driver 1-by-1 and reclaimed the lead until the end.

Glenn Phuah (XRAY XB808) leads the Malaysia National League after round 1.

Final results:
1. Glenn Phuah XRAY XB808
2. Eric Lim
3. Lim Tow Jia
4. Daniel Law XRAY XB808
5. Alvin Lam

XB808 Wins Singapore 1/8 GP Off-Road Series                                           Race Report by: Glenn/Hobby Link

The Singapore off road series kicked off with a healthy number of participants and a change in the track layout. Total of 59 drivers from representing the major manufacturers were present to battle out for this year’s National title. The usual suspects namely Luigi Venturi, Chester Chua and Glenn Phuah represented Team XRAY. There were also 2 newcomers to the 1/8 GP scene, and driving XRAY XB808s were Kevin Tiong and Alan Tan. As the new track layout was only ready on the race day itself, no one was able to do any practice. As the first round of heats were run, average lap times were around the 33-35 second range. After the completion of round 2, lap times dropped to around 32 seconds with Luigi and Glenn doing the fastest laps that were within 31 seconds. Season rookie Kevin Tiong managed some very consistent driving and put his OS powered XB808 into 3rd qualifying position. The overall qualifying results are, Kevin Tiong in 3rd followed by Ben Seet in 2nd and Glenn Phuah clinching TQ with the only 13- lap qualifier. Kevin was also accompanied by his young son who finished 3rd in the D main. Both Luigi and Chester made it into the main final in 9th and 4th respectively. It was fortunate that all the qualifying was completed before the afternoon torrential rain shower that prevented the finals from being run as the track became flooded. A consensus was taken and decision to use the qualifying results to determine the final results were agreed upon.
 

  

A main 1st&  TQ Glenn Phuah XRAY XB808       A main 3rd  Kevin Tiong XRAY XB808 (First Buggy Race )

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THUNDER TIGER OFF ROAD CUPSERIES 2, MARCH 8, 2009NIKO OFF ROAD CIRCUIT SENAI, MALAYSIA
 

The second installment of Thunder Tiger off road series saw 50 drivers registered for the event. The organizers decided to remove the Truggy class from series 2 leaving only the 1/8 buggy class. They also had a good lucky draw prize of a Thunder Tiger RC kit up for grabs. Most of the familiar faces were present and a few more who did not make it for series 1.

Qualifying started promptly at 9am and continued for 4 rounds. The track conditions only worsened throughout the day as it became dusty and very bumpy. The fastest times were set in the first round with M Goh setting TQ for the day, with Glenn in second position. They set the only 20 Lap qualifying runs for the day. Kevin Tiong in an Xray made it to 3rd qualifier in his second 1/8 buggy and finishing in 5th.
Alan Tan qualified 11th just missing the A main by mere milliseconds to make his best qualifying results to place his car first on the grid in the B-main. Thad Scott qualified into the C-main after fighting with transponder problems early into the day.

The A main was the first final to be run and it was to last 45 minutes. During the start M Goh took the lead with Chester (Xray) in a close second, a mistake during the start left Glenn in last during the opening minutes of the race. Glenn managed to make his way to the front of the pack and took a commanding lead. Chester with one engine flameout dropped him back to 3rd.                                                                                                                                                Report by: HobbyLink

A very Happy Xray team From Singapore & Malaysia: After a 45 mins A final results: Glenn Phuah Overall 1st, 3rd Chester Chua ,Kelvin tiong 5th

Well Done Everyone!!           

 

1/8 Off Road GP Montpellier 2008 Finals

That my Boy JONO! Racing to a TQ and Win in Australia Buggy

Championship on his Xray EC and RB engine.

1 Sartel XRay XB8-EC RB engine,2 Jerome Ezazian Mugen RB engine
3 Rodriguez Crono GRP,4 Michel Farina Losi GRP
5 Julien Lattanzio Kyosho -,6 Didier Perrin Mugen Novarossi
7 Fabio Boero Mugen -,8 Jerome Couchon - -
9 Stephane Deroch Kyosho Sirio,10 Renaud Savoya Mugen Ninja

Team Xray international. Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia,  Malaysia &  USA.

Team Xray Singapore Congrat to the Overall Winner (Glenn Phuah) and the rest of the Team. (Race Report will follow up at the Buggy Page!)

Team Xray @ 2006 World Championship

 

Singapore 1/8 Buggy Team 2006 World Championship.

 

2007 Extreme Cup Surabaya

                                                           

Top 10 Drivers Trophies presentation,                      Sam A final 4th, Glenn semi finalist,                                 Sam Xray/RB in A Final 4th Position

Glenn Xray/OS in Semi final

Special Note from Sam: I really enjoy the race and the hospitality of all my friends who brought us together and ESPECIALLY Mr Rijanto, I thank you all!

By the way, I'm  taking a break now, hope to race with you guys again soon. Thank you!

SINGAPORE 1/8 OPEN GP OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008

Team Xray Singapore and Thailand

This event previously known as the “Singapore Invitational Challenge” attracted a total of 90 buggy and truggy participants from Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia. Held at Turf City’s Buggy track in Singapore over the weekend of 16 and 17 August 2008.

The qualifying heats were held on Saturday 16 August and a points system was used to determine qualification. After the 4 rounds of qualifying the results for semi finals are as follows:

The semi finals began after a short shower of rain that groomed the track well and kept the dust levels down.  It almost seemed like it was a battle in the main final and drivers were determined to finish in the top 5 to secure a place in the main 60 –minute final.

The organisers decided on a 12-car final and the starting line up and results are as follows:

Car

Pos

Name

Make

Country

10

1

Glenn Phuah

Xray

SIN

1

2

Meen Vejrak

Xray

THA

9

3

Ben Seet

Kyosho

SIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Xray managed to put 4 cars in the final that included Chester Chua, Luigi Venturi and Glenn Phuah. While Luigi and Glenn made it directly to the semi finals, Chester fought strong to win the quarter finals to get bumped up to the semis and finally into the main final.

Several drivers managed to take the lead at some stage of the final including, Meen and Panit from Thailand. The strong team of from Taiwan was well represented in the main final. It was not 25 minutes in to the race where Glenn managed to take the lead, with Kyosho’s Ben Seet following closely behind. Meen suffered some car troubles and had to pull into the pits. That allowed Glenn and Ben to extend the lead a little

Singapore Open Top 10                                                             Glenn Phuah – 2008 Buggy Winner

Glenn Phuah’s Winning Set-up:

http://forum.teamxray.com/xform/index.php?act=view&ID=330&setup=xb808

XB808 2nd at GS Racing Cup Malaysia Jul. 07, 2008

Final results:
1st - Wayne Walker

2nd - Meen. V - XRAY XB808

 3rd - Paphon Chanyasak
4th - Champ Kuntien

5th - Huang Shie Jie

6th - Glenn Phuah - XRAY XB808/Singapore
7th - Sunny Wong

8th - Joe Hwee

9th - Aeknarin J PRC
10th- Chester Chua - XRAY XB808/Singapore

 

14th - Stanley - XRAY XB808
15th - Charlee Phutiyotin - XRAY XB808

 

Xray Singapore also: Jack Lim, Daniel Lim, Gerard Gan, Donald Foo.

Team Xray Singapore at the Race.

 2008 Turf City Championship on February 24th 08


The inaugural event for 2008 was held at Singapore’s Turf City on February 24th, with the event being organized by iRacingWerkz (who are also the track owners). The track conditions were very dusty, bumpy and loose, however most were able to come to a compromise on tire and set-up combinations. 

Team XRAY Singapore turned up with 9 drivers and managed to put 5 into the A-main. Early in the day Glenn Phuah suffered engine problems in his buggy and finally settled in 3rd after the qualifiers behind Sam Cheng in an RB-powered XB8EC.

TQ was made by Wenyi in his Hong Nor. Chester Chua and Luigi Venturi did some excellent driving to place themselves in the A-main. In the Truggy qualifiers, Glenn made TQ with the only 13 lap qualifier for the whole event.

 The Truggy ‘A’ Main was a 35min final and Glenn took a commanding lead followed closely by Ben Seet and Wenyi. At 20 minutes into the race, Glenn was already pulling a comfortable lead. Unfortunately he clipped a metal spike and that tore a front arm, ending the race for him. Ben was the eventual winner in his Sirio-powered Kyosho.In the Buggy main event,

TQ man Wenyi, Sam and Glenn managed to have a good start and proceeded to slightly pull away from the second pack. Wenyi, Ben and Glenn were fiercely battling it out and the lead exchanged amongst them several times. Glenn’s XB8 suffered a broken wing towards the last few minutes of the race, but he managed to hang on and to eventually win the final.  

A Main:
1. Glenn Phuah XRAY XB8EC
2. Ben Seet
3. JY Mok XRAY XB8EC

HPC International 1/8th Buggy 2007  15-16 September

The annual buggy event attracted 60 drivers from all over the region, namely Singapore, Macau, Taiwan and the host country Malaysia. This included OCM and Nanda factory team.

Team Xray/ Hobbylink from Singapore led by Sam Cheng arrived at the beautiful Glenmarie facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday night leaving only time to check in to the hotel.

Not having any practice time, qualifying began on Saturday morning.  By late afternoon, 3 rounds of heats have been completed.  At this time local Malaysian ace driver David Lim with his Werks powered Losi was already sitting on a comfortable pole position. The final round of qualification was to be held on the Sunday morning.

Sunday morning started out with the truggy heats, Ah Leng from Singapore TQ’ed the truggy event and eventually came in to win the main event as well. It seemed that David Lim was destined to TQ the Buggy heats although Singaporean driver Glenn Phuah in an RB powered Xray came in a close 2nd after all the qualification rounds were completed. This meant that David and Glenn would sit 1st on the grid in their respective ½ finals.

The ½ finals began after a brief rain shower that groomed the track as well. As dark clouds were present, everyone was eager to get race underway. Team Xray Singapore put on a good show to put 4 cars in the main event. They are Glenn Phuah, Sam Cheng, Luigi Venturi and Chester Chua. Last years’ Champion Ah M from Singapore displayed some excellent driving to put his X1CR into the top ten.

The main event began with Ah M pulling into the lead after managing to overtake Sam, Glenn and after the first few minutes into the 45 minute final. Luigi and Chester suffered flameouts, Luigi put on a good fight to reduce the gap with 3rd place finisher Danny Teh in his OS powered Kyosho only to finish a close 4th  with just 7sec difference, however he managed to do the fastest single lap of 43+ seconds. It was a tough final and the lead exchanged several time times between Sam, Glenn and Ah M.  Sam made a slight mistake that left Glenn an opportunity to overtake to lead the race. This seemed to be a crucial mistake that left Sam in 2nd close behind champion Glenn Phuah.

The final results are as follows:

POS

NO

NAME

CAR

ENGINE

1

1

Glenn Phuah (SIN)

Xray

RB

2

3

Sam Cheng (SIN)

Xray

RB

3

6

Danny Teh (MAL)

Kyosho

OS

4

4

Luigi Venturi (SIN)

Xray

RB

5

8

Owen (CHN)

Nanda

Novarossi

6

9

Eric Lim  (MAL)

HoBao

Xxxxx

7

7

Lai Kok Heng (MAL)

OCM

RB

8

5

Chester Chua  (SIN)

Xray

RB

9

2

Ah M (SIN)

Hong Nor

OS

10

10

Didian Ho (TWN)

OCM

Novarossi

Report by: Sam Cheng/ Team Hobbylink        

Pictures by: Sylvia Lim

Team Xray Singapore & Malaysia

Glenn Phuah overall 1st

HPC open Race Top Ten Drivers

JB UTM Race 9-9-2007

Luigi Xray/RB

Sam Xray/RB(Yellow) TQ/1st

Glenn overall 2nd

Alright bro! Don&GG

What u think Mike is doing?

Sam Cheng /Chester Chua

 

Team Xray/Rb engine Sam Cheng won TQ and 1st at the JB UTM open Buggy Rac

 

SINGAPORE NATIONAL Day 9-8-2007 /8 GP OFF-ROAD RACE

                                          Top 3 A drivers                             Ah Siong                 Mike Tan     QUALIFYING :
During the qualifying rounds, Chester Chua and Glenn Phuah and Luigi Venturi did very well and they were clocking the best time at the track. Sam Cheng was close behind them. The consistency during the race proof worthwhile for the XRAY drivers as Chester Chua, Glenn Phuah and Luigi Venturi qualified for the A-Main Final, while Sam Cheng and Razif were in the B-Main Final.
All of the XRAY Drivers were using RB Engines. Chester, Glenn and Luigi were using RB C6BBT7 with the polished Inline manifold 92mm and the new 3 chambers pipe 2045P.
 

Sam Cheng      Chester Car          Luigi Car             Glenn Car    Sam Car

1. Chester Chua – XRAY EC/RB
2. Glenn Phuah – XRAY EC/RB
3. Luigi Venturi - XRAY EC/RB
B 1st . Sam Cheng - XRAY EC/RB
B 10th . Razif - XRAY EC/RB
D3rd Ah Siong Xray/RB

In the A-Main Final, it was a great fight between the 4 racers, 3 XRAY and 1 HN driver. They were neck to neck. It was an exciting race! They were well ahead before the other drivers manage to get their momentum. Hong Nor driver were close behind. Glenn, Chester, Luigi and Ah M, were battling out till the end. In the end, Chester Chua won A-Main Final with Glenn Phuah got 2nd place and Luigi Venturi clinched the 3rd place after the 50 minutes A-Main Final. XRAY/RB finished 1-2-3 on podium for the A-Main Final. Well Done

Race report/Sufian& some picture by Mara

SINGAPORE NATIONAL 1/8 GP OFF-ROAD RACE

The Singapore Local 1/8 GP Off-Road Race attracted many locals in the RC arena to pit the skills against each other. There were 53 buggy drivers and 15 truggy drivers altogether. The track and the weather was in excellent condition as there track was ry and smooth while the weather was hot. Perfect to have a race day! There were many X-Ray drivers from Singapore that were there to win the competition! X-Ray drivers from Singapore: Sam Cheng, Chester Chua, Glenn Phuah, Mok JY, Luigi Venturi, Razif, Michael Tan, Rashid, Xiong and Sufian.

There were 7 heats altogether; 1 for truggies and 6 for buggies. Each heats, there were 3 qualifying rounds for the buggies and 2 qualifying rounds for the truggies. After the qualifying rounds, we went straight to the finals in different categories (A-Main Final to E-Main Final) for the buggies.

During the qualifying rounds, Chester Chua and Glenn Phuah did very well and they were clocking the best time at the track. Sam Cheng was close behind them. The consistency during the race proof worthwhile for the X-Ray drivers as Chester Chua, Glenn Phuah and Sam Cheng qualified for the A-Main Final, while Mok JY, Luigi Venturi and Razif were in the B-Main Final. The rest of the X-Ray drivers also qualified for the D-Main Final and E-Main Final respectively. Chester Chua emerged as the Top Qualifier (TQ) for the race.

The finals for the A-Main and B-Main were very exciting! In B-Main, Mok JY and Luigi drove their buggy with precision to emerge 2nd and 3rd place for the B-Main Final. Both of them gave their best to outwit other drivers.

In the A-Main Final, It was a great fight between the 4 racers, 3 X-Ray and 1 HN driver. They were neck to neck as they took turns to lead during the race. They were well ahead before the other drivers manage to get their momentum. Hong Nor driver were close behind. Sam Cheng suffered engine frame-out before the first refill. Glenn, Chester and Ah M, were battling out till the end. It was Glenn Phua who won A-Main Final with Ah M got 2nd place Chester Chua clinched the 3rd place after the 45-minutes A-Main Final. Overall, the X-Ray drivers did their best in this race.


We would like to thank the organizers for putting up a good race. Everyone enjoyed themselves and looking forward for next race!
Report done by Hobbylink / Sufian

Fastest Driver of the day!

The Top 3 Winner of A main.    Ah M 2rd,Glenn 1st,Chester TQ&3rd

Happy Bro! Of Xray Singapore                                                                                                                  Luigi Xray/RB & Juang Yew Xray/RB engine

       

Sam XRAY?? Flame OUT!!            Glenn XRAY closing the finishing Line

All of us had a great time and are very happy with our cars and engines performance.  With the new track and new car, we are definitely competitive.

Congratulations go to the winners and all the best to our club, organizer RCMC.

"Thank You for the wonderful event!".  Till then, Happy Racing!

LRP Master Race in Malaysia april 07

All Drivers!

Chester Xray Taking Big jump

Glenn doing the triple jump

Truggy jump triple

Mok Juang Yew Xray/RB

Sam Cheng A main 6th Xray/RB

Glenn Phuah A Main 5th Xray/RB

 

Jono The Happy Boy of HN/RB

Powered By RB Engines

Our Happy Pit Man/Camera man Damien (Car? Sony Power)

RB singapore & Malaysia Drivers

Happy Luigi Xray SH engine

 

It Was A good race at LRP master. we have 3 Xray Car/RB and Wenyi HN/RB engine set in the A final due to heavy rain we couldt run the final had to give away trophies according to qualifying, contrag go to David Lim From Malaysia that TQ and win!

Till next time Happy Racing!

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Race Report On Our Turf City Track,Singapore

1/8 Buggy National warm-up Race 28 Feb.

RB Engine win A final 45 mins and TQ in Singapore Open Race 28-1-07

total 50 drivers 45 mins final

 

Chester TQ & 2nd Xray/RB engine

Wenyi A Final 1st HN/RB engine

Xray Buggy & RB C6 engine


 

Race Date:15-10-2006

                  

Alright!Happy Brothers,      A Main Top 3 Winner all with RB engine.     Luigi with SHengine  power/Xray car

 

1/8 off-road A main 45 mins Results

Weather:Dry and dusty

Drivers:39 buggy.7 Truggy

 

Pos.

Driver

Car/Engine

1

Sam Cheng

Xray/RB CONCEPT C6BB /Best Lap: 47.235

2

Glenn Phuah

Xray/RBCONCEPT C6 BB/ Best Lap :49.082

3

Ah M

HN/RB CONCEPT WS7/ Best Lap: 48.342

4

Wenyi

HN?RB CONCEPT C6 BB /Best Lap:48.561

5

Jeo Hwee

Hot B./H.B /Best Lap:49.972

6

Razif

XRAY/RB CONCEPT WS7 /Best Lap:52.662

7

Kent

? /Best Lap:51.410

8

Timothy

HN/? /Best Lap:52.605

9

Pason Phua

GS/?/Best Lap:52.962

10

Pegan Teo

GS/Falcon/Best Laps:51.757

Last RaceTQ Wenyi This Race TQ Ah M

Both With RB engine Power.

Ah M

 


B main Winner 1st Chris Sze,2nd Dickson Lim,3rd PK Tan.
 

 C main winner 1st Ng say Joo,2nd Kai,
3rd Jonathan Lane(RB S7 engine/HN)

 

D main winner 1st Adrian Wong(RB S7engine/HN)2nd Faizal,3rd Micheal Tan(Xray/RB S7engine)

Sam Very Old Friend Ah Leng

                                                

Kevin Lane Working On His son Jonathan Lane

RB S7 Engine/HN Car.   

Seef the man! 

  Mike Tan Happy boy with his car!


Finaly I will like to thanks the organizer and all the drivers that make this race possible.till then happy racing.

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Race @ Turf City 21-5-06

Ben Wong,Sam,Marion

Jansen Tan The Drift boy!

The Father & Son team

Wenyi & Danny Teh

Andrew Chin,Domo& Erick

 

            

Desmond Tan TQ& 1st with His Xray/RB engine on Turf City Buggy Championship. Aug 06

Glenn Phuah A main Champion after a 35mins Run with his Xray/RB engine powered War Machine.

                

Sam Xray/RB Engine on his TQ Run and 2nd Runner Up.

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Off Rd Race

1/8 Buggy FEMCA Championship 2005Malang, Indonesia 7th July to 10th July 2005 Asia Cup

This is an event that all manufacturers from Asia looked forward to race.It is also the first ever FEMCA Buggy Championshipheld at the beautiful track in Malang, Indonesia.There were altogether 149 drivers from all parts of Asia.Most of the racers were factory drivers from the following manufacturers, such aCasterRacing, GSracing, Hot Bodies, Hong Nor, HoBao, Kyosho, Mugen Seiki,Mayhem, Sacker, Xray, etc.Some of the top FEMCA on- road drivers were also there to compete.

Above photo was taken during the Top Ten Drivers’ introduction session forFEMCA Championship, just before the 60-minutes Finals race

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Engine

Car

Total Tm

Best Tm

In Lap

Nat/State

1

141

ATSUSHI HARA

103

 OS

HotBodies

1:00:17.731

33.337

5

JPN

2

150

KENJI OSAKA

101

JP

MBX-5

1:00:03.421

33.454

5

JPN

3

142

ANDRE SUPRYANATA

99

JP

MBX-5

1:00:15.107

34.212

45

INA

4

136

YOSHIO OTSUKA

99

JP

MBX-5

1:00:26.994

34.508

33

JPN

5

143

CHEN WU CHUNG

98

SH

Mayhem

1:00:02.191

34.458

94

TAIWAN

6

149

MARTIN WOLHUTER

97

?

H.N

1:00:16.269

34.613

10

AUS

7

146

JOHN AGUS

97

JP

MBX-5

1:00:36.855

34.168

54

INA

8

135

SAM CHENG

96

RB WS7

Xray XB8

1:00:05.599

34.158

6

SIN

9

127

IAN HALEY

96

?

H.N

1:00:16.734

34.755

3

AUS

10

134

YEH HSIA CHING

78

?

H.N

48:58.616

34.439

24

TAIWAN

SEMI FINAL A

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Diff

Gap

Total Tm

Best Tm

In Lap

Nat/State

1

141

ATSUSHI HARA

35

 

 

20:25.109

33.556

4

JPN

2

136

YOSHIO OTSUKA

34

--1 Lap--

--1 Lap--

20:17.303

34.108

15

JPN

3

149

MARTIN WOLHUTER

33

--2 Laps--

--1 Lap--

20:01.305

34.717

2

AUS

4

127

IAN HALEY

33

12.202

12.202

20:13.507

34.965

11

AUS

5

119

MICHAEL TEDJAKUSUMA

33

15.517

3.315

20:16.822

34.359

15

INA

6

133

CHOUPIN YUSUF

33

16.771

1.254

20:18.076

34.641

11

INA

7

128

STANLEY WANGSANEGARA

33

19.181

2.410

20:20.486

34.669

30

INA

8

90

KRISTIANDI KILAPONG

33

30.796

11.615

20:32.101

33.861

5

INA

9

126

HO HUNG KAI

32

--3 Laps--

--1 Lap--

20:07.674

35.008

5

SIN

10

148

SURIKARN CHAIDEJSURIYA

25

--10 Laps--

--7 Laps--

15:31.175

33.807

19

THAI

SEMI FINAL B

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Diff

Gap

Total Tm

Best Tm

In Lap

Nat/State

1

150

KENJI OSAKA

35

 

 

20:25.361

33.743

5

JPN

2

143

CHEN WU CHUNG

34

--1 Lap--

--1 Lap--

20:13.392

34.169

14

TAIWAN

3

142

ANDRE SUPRYANATA

34

1.251

1.251

20:14.643

34.311

30

INA

4

146

JOHN AGUS

33

--2 Laps--

--1 Lap--

20:00.002

34.650

8

INA

5

134

YEH HSIA CHING

33

1.514

1.514

20:01.516

35.028

7

TAIWAN

6

135

SAM CHENG

33

8.148

6.634

20:08.150

34.139

28

SIN

7

147

CHU MING HUN

33

18.478

10.330

20:18.480

34.554

33

TAIWAN

8

125

DANA ALAMSYAH

33

19.696

1.218

20:19.698

34.916

14

INA

9

120

HUANG MING TSE

32

--3 Laps--

--1 Lap--

20:05.961

34.458

8

TAIWAN

10

131

CHARLEE PUTIYOTHIN

32

15.570

15.570

20:21.531

34.190

13

THAI

Team Xray from Indonesia and Singapore

It was indeed a very happy team with the right spirit support for each other and the team would like to thank XRAY for their generous parts support.

 

Sam Cheng with XRAY X8B-R/RB overall 8th position

 

Sam Cheng with his XB8-R/RBWS7 getting ready for his ¼ final run, car starting grid number 3 in the quarter finals; after the first 3-mins run, he moved up to 1st position and finished 1st. In the Semi-Finals, his starting grid was 8th and he finished at 6th position with good timing thus moving up to main final. Sam said:"I used "Claw" tire throughout the whole race as it has given a very consistent grip making it easy to fine-tune my car. One major change that I did was changing to 3000 ctr diff oil with very hard roll bar front and rear".

Steven Pang with Xray XB8/RB, from Singapore came in overall position 81.

This was his very first exposure and a very "newbee" in this hobby with less than one year experience but who posses the right challenging spirit that he took up the challenge with Sam and ready for the "war" and he exclaimed:" I've never expected this hobby to be so exciting and challenging… everyone is so fast!"

Chester Chua withXray/RB, from Singapore overall position 79

Chester Chua, a real car mechanic who owns KC AutoLink He specializes in real car modifications and prepares cars for the sprint and rally races.

 

Specially flew in Mechanic, Mr Luigi from Singapore who is also a real car mechanic for KC AutoLink

 

A very fast Xray/JP Driver from Indonesia, Mr Stanley (right) with his personal mechanic on left. He was the first Indonesia driver to clock 18-laps qualifying behind Hara & Kenji, but had back luck in his semi final. I must thank Stanley for his setup during the practice day and all the help from Indonesia Xray team (Peter.W.) Looking forward to race with you guys again!

 

High angle-view of the beautiful track before the race. (Left side of the track)

 

Middle section

Right side of the track.

 

Very sturdy and nice high Control Stand & Official Stand

An old friend of Sam, Mr M.Muira. Also a top-tuner from Hot Bodies who prepares car for Surikarn & Hara.

It was a fantastic and successful event.

We would like to thank its organizer (ANDHY.D.), all officials, racers and its organizing members that involved in this event, without them this FEMCA event would not have been possible.

"Thank you all very much!"

Race Report & Pictures by Sam Cheng   www.hobbylink.com.sg

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2006 APRIL 23-24 SINGAPORE GP-OFF ROAD INVITATIONAL CHALLENGE RACE

1/8 BUGGY:

Drivers: 58

Weather: Hot 30-32 degC, 75%-95% Humidity

The Singapore GP Off Road Invitational Challenge kicked off last weekend with Factory Teams from several countries in the region participating at this event. We were lucky to have good sunny weather over the weekend, as weeks prior was raining and the track was flooded. As Singapore is situated around the equatorial region, torrential rain can be expected. It was not only till Friday when the drivers started to come for practice sessions when the weather began to clear up.

 

Qualification

 

Qualifications began on Saturday 23 April; a total of 7 heats and 1 heat for the truggies were ran over 4 rounds completing 3 on Saturday itself. The iFMAR point system had been adopted for running the qualifying sessions. As the weather had been wet, the first few heats were ran on very wet track conditions leading to very heavy cars causing some drivers to have problems running good lap times. The first round had Indra Liono (Indonesia) leading the pack by doing the only 15-lap run. After the second round Glenn Phuah managed to beat Indra by 1 second to clock a 15 lap 10:38, this would put Glenn on the top to gain 67 points. On the last round for the day Sam Cheng clocked an amazing time of 14 lap 09:57, only to have some transponder problems while on his 15th lap. However, it still was the best time for the round, which gained Sam 67 points.

Points tally after the 1st day of qualification put Glenn as provisional TQ. On Sunday morning when the last round of heats was run, Andri Hartanto from Indonesia clocked a very good time of 15 laps 10:39 which led to be the pole sitter for the 4th round.

After the point tally for the finals, Andri and Glenn were tied at 196 points for 3 of their best runs. It was Glenn who gained TQ when his best time beat Andri by a mere fraction.

Finals

There was a short period of rain before the start of the lower finals, which made the track damp with a little more traction at certain parts of the track. By mid afternoon, the lower finals began and some of the drivers managed to climb up, especially Wenyi who climbed into the Grand Final.

Grand Finals

Before the start of the Grand Final there was a 30min break, the track was good and ready for the 45 minute final. It was Indra (Ind), Wenyi (Sin) and Craig (Aus) that had a good start, but soon the train caught up to follow the 1st pack. Battling out for 3rd 4th and 5th was Andri (Ind), Ah M (Sin), Glenn (Sin) and Sam (Sin). The 2nd and 3rd position changed many times as Andri and Wenyi were exchanging leads. Joe Hwee (Sin) had some car troubles and had to retire, while Craig seem to have tire problems and missed a fuel stop that caused a flame out. It was Glenn who fought his way to lead the race, at this time Andri was close on his tail and the lead was exchanged several times that made the spectators very excited. Ah M was not to far this time and looked like he was closing in on Andri and Glenn, however some tangle between Ah M and Andri allowed Glenn to increase the gap between 2nd and 3rd to finally clinch the overall champion in his RB Powered XRAY XB8TQ.

Credits

Credits to race organizers, helpers, AMB operator Brian Thng, and especially Dave from Australian magazine Racing Lines that have traveled all this way to cover the event. Not to forget all drivers and mechanics whom have all pit in to make the track good to race on after the rain. Thank you all!

Race report: Sam Cheng (Hobby link Singapore)

Team Xray / RB Singapore

Top 10 Drivers

 

Glenn Phuah TQ+1st with his XB8TQ/RB engine

Final result:
1. Glenn Phuah + TQ/ XRAY XB8-TQ/ RB WS7-x3
2. Ah M / HN/ Singapore

3. Andri Hartanto / Sacker / Indonesia
4. Sam Cheng / XRAY XB8-TQ/ RB WS7-x3
5. Danny Teh / Mugen / Malaysia
6. Wenyi / HN / Singapore / RB C5BB
7. Lim Hup / GS / Singapore
8. Indra Liono /HN/ Indonesia
9. Craig Laughton / Hot Bodies / Australia
10. Joe Hwee/ Hot Bodies / Singapore

1/8 Xray leading the pack.

 

March 06 Race Winner at Turf City.1st Khamil/Xray/RB engine,2SamTQ w/RB engine,3Glenn Xray/RB engine.

Year of 2005

Ready To Race

Erwin

Colin

Special thanks to all banner sponsors that make things possible!

 

SH PT2004X Buggy & Pipe Combo A main 3rd.
 

Pagen

Khamil helping VanZam with his new XB8/RB

"Wah, nap time over" ready for the race now, mama.

Rick, Jay & Marc.

Dear Friends looking hard,,

Table Top flying there!

Sam & Fei try to get his son there to drive.

The Top 3 winners, Sam, Glenn and Steven (Khamil, what are u doing there?!)

Turf City Electric Race

Off Rd Race

1/8 Buggy Race 26-6-05 Turf city

Sam's Xray over the Big table top

Top 3 Xray Sam,Glenn,Khamil

Colin Xray/RB side way..

Johann Xray/RB

 

Desmond Xray/RB XB8-R

 

Bradley Wong Xray

 

Dear Friend Ken Ong, sam, PengHeng, Danny.

 

22 May 05 turf City buggy race. 36 drivers.only few Xray drivers racing,

TQ & 1st Sam Xray/RB,2nd Glenn Phuah Xray/RB

A 3rd Steven Pang Xray/RB

 

 

Glenn @ Ancol Race.

Malaysia Race Top 10

Malaysia Race total 3 Round.

Track @ jakarta Ancol.

RCMC 1/8 Offroad 2006 IFMAR World Championship Series Round 1
(27th Feb 2005, Turf City Track)

Results : Top 10

1. Mr. Sam Cheng (X-Ray / Mega)
2. Mr. Vincent Wong (Kyosho 777)
3. Mr. Zamil (HN X1-CR)
4. Mr. Andrew Chin (MBX-5)
5. Mr. Kenny Chua (GS Avenger)
6. Mr. Timothy Ng (HN X1-CR)
7. Mr. C.H. Tay (HN-X1-CR)
8. Mr. Ah M (HNX1-CR)
9. Mr. Chester Chua (X-Ray / RB)
10. Mr. Steven Pang (X- Ray / RB)

XRay XB8 Win 1/8 Malacca Cup Open Buggy Championship
Overall Series Champion : Sam Cheng (XRAY XB8 / RB)

Sam Cheng Xray/RB engine, Overall 1st.

 

Weather : Hot Dry Dusty

It was the 2nd time team Xray Singapore attended this high level of racing in Malaysia, after more than 2 hours of driving from Singapore!!

On track, we finally attained the 35+ sec lap times. The track very demanding on car, it’s all about setup and engine performance.  Many top drivers around the region were racing here and we also had friends from Australia with many makes of cars such as Hobao, GS, Kyosho, Mugen, Thunder Tiger, and of course XRAY.

Qualifying: 3 round of 7 Minutes Heat:

In round one of heat 2 Kenny Chua (from Singapore) with his OS powered Kyosho 777 set the pace at 12 laps at 7:7.35 sec.  However, by round one of heat 6 Sam Cheng, with his RB/XB8 posted a TQ time of 12 laps 7:7.25 sec with the other 12 lapper from Malacca driver David Lim. The rest of the field with 11 laps.

A Final: 30 mins

In the A final Sam Cheng took the early lead but Kenny Chua soon pursued Sam closely and Sam made a mistake by going too fast at the woops jump and the car went sideways. That allowed Kenny to hold the lead for couple of laps. However, Kenny suddenly overturned his car over a jump and with that Sam managed to pass him and took back the lead which he never lost. Sam never looked back and finished the 30 mins A final one lap ahead of fellow Team Singapore XRay driver Khamil Hyder.

A Final Results: 30 Minutes

Position            Car /Engine                  Best laps          Total laps

1) Sam Cheng  TQ       XB8/RB                        35.910             47
2) Khamil Hyder           XB8/RB                        36.360             46
3) Ah M                      HN/                             36.980             45
4) David Lim                Hobao/                         36.600             45
5) Niko Cheng              TT/                             36.560             41
6) Ryu Goh                  777/                            36.650             41
7) Kenny Chua             777/OS                        36.550             40
8) Lai Kok Heng           Sacker/RB                    37.830             24
9) Rudy Lim                 XB8/OS                       37.420             9
10) TheoAssa              XB8/OSworks                39.300             2

B Final:

2nd: Chester Chua         XB8/RB

C Final:

1st :Jesse Wu                XB8/RB

2nd Steven Pang            XB8/RB

Total of 3 round Malacca championship:

a) Round one (absent)

b) Round two (Sam A 2nd)

c) Round three (Sam TQ 1st)

Hobbylink (Xray XB8) brought home the Challenge Trophy!!

We would like to congratulate all the winners and to the organizers, Mr Niko Cheng and his team for the job well done.

Singapore Team Xray in Malaysia @ Malacca 2005 Championship .


SINGAPORE TURF CITY 2nd Round
28th Nov 2004
Results from qualification:
(Race stopped due to rain)

1st (TQ) :  Chris Sze (MP 777)
2nd :  Khamil Hyder (XRay XB8)

3rd

:  Sam Cheng

(XRay XB8)

5 team XRay drivers in the Top 10!


SINGAPORE TURF CITY INAUGURAL RACE
6th Nov 2004Results

 


SAM CHENG - Top Qualifier and 4th place overall.

Chester,Luigi,Melvin Xray Boys.

 

TQ : Sam Cheng / Team Hobbylink / Xray

1st Ah M Team / HMW / X1CR
2nd Danny Teh / Team Toykar / MBX 5
3rd Lee Chih Fei / Team Hobbylink / Xray XB8
4th Sam Cheng  / Team Hobbylink / Xray XB8
5th Rudy Lim / Team Chim Seng / Hyper 7
6th Kenny Chua / Team Toykar / MP 777
7th Ryu Goh / Team KK / MP 777
8th Glenn Phuah / Team Hobbylink / Xray XB8
9th Bernard Lee / Team Chim Seng / Hyper 7
10th Chris Sze  / Team Toykar  / MP 777

B Main

1st Chester Chua / Team Hobbylink / Xray XB8
2nd issac Khoo / Team KK / MP 7.5
3rd Garry Lim / Team KK / MP 7.5
4th P.K. Tan / Team KK / MBX 5
5th Steven Pang / Team KK / Xray XB8
6th Lim Peng Heng / RCMC / HN 9.5
7th Timothy Ng / Team DaanHobby / GS
8th Niko Cheng / Team Niko / T.Tiger
9th Luigi / Team Hobbylink / Xray XB8
10th Monico / Team Hobbylink / Xray XB8


1/8 Malacca Cup Open buggy Championship in Malaysia

(4th Oct 2004)

Drivers: 78
Weather : SUNNY
Track condition: Dry and Dusty

This time Sam Cheng is leading a group of off road drivers instead of on road to Malaysia, It took about 3 hours drive from Singapore to a permanent buggy track in Malacca on the West coast of Malaysia. It was a good outing for the Xray XB8 and Team RB Singapore, after not racing off road for about 5 years this was a good experience.

Sam just had enough time to fix up the car on Friday with a RB S7 II engine and a RB 063 one- piece pipe.  This track has three jumps, one table- top and a set of woops, the best lap time was about 35+ sec per lap.

It was a good Sunday, very nice weather and also a good turn out for this Malacca buggy open championship. Today we have many types of car racing at this permanent track. Throughout the 3 rounds of heats it was top Malaysian Hong Nor driver putting some fast  lap times. At the end of 3 rounds of heat TQ went to Mizan (HN) with 12 laps 7.23 sec, and 2nd qualifer Sam Cheng (Xray/RB) 12 laps 7.24 sec, 3rd qualifier was David Lim (HN) with 12 laps and the rest 11 laps all the way down to D main, leaving some of the guys who did 10 laps without a final.

In the A final 45 mins, top ace driver from Indonesia Andri Hartanton winning the race with his RB powered Sacker car, 2nd position Mizan and 3rd position Sam Cheng all with same 70 laps only separated by seconds. B main 35 mins, we have Glenn Phuah (Xray/RB) 3rd position, C main winner Luigi Venturi (Xray/RB).

A main

1) Andri Hartanton   Ind          Sacker/RB/ Sanwa            45.06.54  laps 70         

2) Mizan                 JB            OFNA XCR-1/Futaba         45.17.530 laps 70

3) Sam Cheng         Sin           XB8/RB/KO/Tire M.Pro      45.41.240 laps 70

 

B main

3rd Glenn Phuah      Sin            XB8/RB/Sanwa/Tire M.Pro.

 

C main

1st Luigi Venturi       Sin            XB8/RB/Sanwa


Race Report By: Sam Cheng/Glenn Phuah

Top 3 A final 35mins

1st Khamil:Xray/RB 2nd Danny Teh Mugen/RB,3rd Chester Chua Xray/RB

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Sam Cheng 1993 Malacca port Dickson Buggy Championship with Boyseen BX5

Team Boyseen BX5 1997 at PA Campsite

John Cheng, Sam's junior

My John is growing fast! (2008)

My Princess who keeps my day going.

and my princess Cristal Cheng (2008)

Now John and Cristal! 

Tamiya asia Cup in Far East plaza

  

From left: John Cheng with trophies girls, John receive B main 1st Trophie from Mr Tony Law (Boss Tamiya Singapore) John Cheng race machine "The Frog", and with his best racing kaki Ryan Foo B main 3rd.both first time racing.

That's all folks, happy racing!