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2011 Singapore Invitational Challenge (SIC) 1/10 & 1/8 Onroad GP, 10 -11 Sept
The 2011 Singapore Invitational Challenge is an yearly event; held on 10 – 11 Sept at the East Coast Park Raceway. It was a 2-day event and for this year, the Indonesian team brought the biggest team with over 15 drivers. Other overseas drivers were from Australia, Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia. The race format was a Christmas tree with no top four sit-out for both the 1/10 and 1/8 class. The schedule was 3 rounds of qualifying on Saturday and all finals on Sunday.
The day started out a little cloudy and 1 round of qualifying was successfully run before the lunch break. From the beginning, Team XRAY driver, Sadikin and Jesse Wu were setting the pace with a very fast lap times on both the NT1 and RX8. Round 2 was also completed without much change in position but after that, the sky suddenly turns dark and it rain. The qualifying was stopped for about 1.5 hrs to allow the track to dry completely before starting the 3rd and the last round of qualifying for the day. Below were the top 14 drivers who would be in the semi-finals on Sunday.
The annual TITC or Thailand International Touring Car Championship 2011 was held at a new venue at RC City in Bangkok, Thailand between Feb 23rd-27th, 2011.
The new facility feature a sheltered rooftop touring and drift track with many hobby shops surrounding it. With over 700 entries in total to compete classes in Modified, Open Brushless 11.5T, Brushless 13.5T, Formula, FWD Touring and 2WD Mini. P.Y.Tang representing Team Xray Singapore and Team Orca was able to finish in a respectable A-Main 6th in Brushless Open 11.5T and B-Main 5th in Modified Class achieving his best result so far since joining the TITC in 2009.
this is the first time for most drivers to race in a sheltered track, many
have problems adapting to the tight and technical track. Moreover, the
traction level is very much different compared to most tracks. The TITC 2011
layout consisted of 3 fast chicanes, 1 slow chicane and 2 large sweepers.
During the initial testing, P.Y.Tang stated that he was having low traction
problems but was easily solved by switching tire addicitve but once that was
solved, his Xray T3'2011 was struglling with traction rolls and difficulty
in driving a highly responsive car due to very high traction. After a few
days of setup changes, P.Y.Tang was able to make his Xray T3'2011 easier to
drive with good consistent lap times. Most of the major setup changes were
at the shocks, droops and roll centers. By switching the front universal to
Litemodz CVS also made the car much faster in corner speed and more steering
which was required in the tight layout.
Xray T3'2011 equipped with Orca Vritra VTC Pro-Spec MK2 ESC, Orca Infinite 6000 60C LiPo, OrcaQ QX1 Limited Edition 11.5T Brushless Racing Motor, Orca Power Boost, Orca 16V Capacitor Plate. : Race Report By Team Xray Singapore PY-Tang
Report from How Jiang:-
"Dominic and I had a wonderful time at the ETS race where
we met Juraj and Martin Hudy, and the Xray team drivers. The organisers were
kind enough to sit us with the team drivers in the pit so that we could tap
into their setups (too bad we could not tap into the driving expertise--
haha) The race was well organised and professionally run.
More Report at the Racer Profile
Xray T3 takes win at Total Hobby RC Race 1/10 EP Open Modified July 2010
NT1 TQ And Podium At Edam Open Challenge July 2010
( More Report at the Racer Profile)
SERPENT OPEN 2011 - SINGAPORE
Serpent Open 2011 took place on January 16th, 2011 at the East Coast Park Raceway. It was perfect day for racing with lots of sunshine and there were over 50 drivers attending this race, mainly from Singapore.
The first round of qualifying started at about 10:30am. XRAY driver Jessie Wu managed to set the pace with a fast timing. By the second round, the traction has improved and many drivers managed to improve their time. Erwin Luhur held a provisional pole position after the second round, with team mate Jessie Wu in 3rd place, Sam Craig in 5th place, Tom Goh in 6th place and Bobby Chan in the 8th place. In the last and final round of qualifying, many drivers again did better with XRAY driver Erwin Luhur setting the fastest lap and thus securing the TQ position. There were a total of 5 NT1 in the top 10 position and the final qualifying orders after 3 round were as follows.
1) Erwin Luhur XRAY NT1
2) Nelson Lee
3) Jesse Wu XRAY NT1
5) Sam Craig XRAY NT1
6) Tom Goh XRAY NT1
7) Kaz Lee
8) Bobby Chan XRAY NT1
In the 45min A-main final, Erwin Luhur had a great start and started to pull away from the pack almost immediately. Team mate Jesse Wu, Sam Craig and Tom Goh managed to stay close to the leading cars. During the first re-fuel, Erwin’s engine stalled during refuelling and due to this, he dropped a few position. Bobby Chan was had some technical problem and had to retire early from the race. Just before the 2nd fuel stop, Erwin Luhur almost caught up to the leader but have to come in for a fuel stop. During the second fuel stop, an unfortunate event happened to Erwin Luhur again, his engine died and his mechanic managed to start it up again very quickly. His position again dropped to 4th position. Meanwhile, Jesse Wu, Sam Craig and Tom Goh were driving a consistent race and managed to hold their position until the end of the race. Erwin Luhur continued to drive without any mistake, managed to catch up and finish the race in the 1st position. The final finishing orders were as follows.
Final Result :
1) Erwin Luhur XRAY NT1
2) Jesse Wu XRAY NT1
3) Sam Craig XRAY NT1
4) Tom Goh XRAY NT1
6) Kaz Lee
8) Nelson Lee
10) Bobby Chan XRAY NT1
Team Xray Singapore, Well Done !!!
2010 Singapore Turf city Open 1/10 Engine Touring car Race, Team Xray With NT-1 TQ ( Pole position) and Overall Champion!!
NT1 Podium at Rapicon Cup 14-11-2010 Singapore Turf City Bukit Timah.
Rapicon cup held on 14th Nov 2010 in Turf city Atalon Speedway attracted more than 40 over drivers from Singapore and Malaysia. Weather for the day is cloudy and cooling due to our monsoon period.
Drivers : Don chug, Berry Ng, Jesse Wu, Tom Goh, Erwin Luhur.
The first round of qualifying started at 9:30am. The traction is good due to the recent resurface for the track…Xray driver Jesse Wu had a good run with his newly built WC NT1 with a 29 laps 7:13 .
Xray driver Erwin Luhur and Tom Goh both were trying different setup and achieve better timing. But it was Barry Ng driving a newly built WC NT1 that set a blistering pace and secure pole position for the 1st and 2nd round of qualifying.
In the Final round of qualifying Jesse Wu with some setup change was on a good run to secure pole position but was clip by backmarker in the last 30 sec of qualifying putting him in the 4th position.
Xray Driver Tom Goh setting many fast lap times too was on a great run but had a big accident on the long straight losing precious times putting him in 3rd position.
Barry Ng setting the fastest lap time of the day was having a close fight with Nelson Lee. But a slight mistake from Barry causes him to lose the pole position by less than half a second.
Team Xray had a great qualifying with 7 cars in the final top 10.
Final Top 10
1) Nelson Lee
2) Barry Ng Xray NT1
3) Tom Goh Xray NT1
4) Jesse Wu Xray NT1
5) Frendy Xray NT1
6) Erwin Luhur Xray NT1
8) Shafiq N.I.Q Xray NT1
9) Don Chng Xray NT1
10) Aidi Amin
As we are about to start the lower main final rain start pouring down the track heavily.
And after the cut off time the organizer announce that the race will be call off and the result will be base on our qualifying orders..
Race report: by Mr Tom Goh
The annual Indonesia National Year End Race took place on the weekend of November 6-7, 2010 at the Sunter International Speedway (SIS) in Jakarta. This is one of the largest race in Indonesia after the season end of Indonesia National Championships, which also saw Jilles Groskamp from Tamiya made a trip from Thailand last year to this year end race. This year, the race attracted a total entries of about 60 in the Touring Stock 11.5T class and about 20 in the FWD class. Unfortunately due to the Mount Merapi volcano eruption, some drivers could not attend the race. The weather was very good throughout the event and with a great track, great people and great door prizes including an Xray T3 car kit, it was a show of the year in the Indonesian capital. Four qualifying rounds on Saturday, with one more qualifying round on Sunday follow by the Finals, with a maximum of 3 sets of tires for the whole event.
A bright and sunny day greeted the drivers on the Saturday which created a lot of traction problems early into the day. The track layout had a very long straights, flowy in-field with technical hairpin sections. It was no doubt that Orca products was the talk of the race with the fastest car on the track, but Nicholas Lee from Singapore set the pace with his smooth driving skills and led the way after the first day of qualifying in his Tamiya 416X, followed by Bowie Ginting of Xray T3 and Teddy Syach of Hotbodies Cyclone TCX, all with 18 laps. P.Y.Tang running Xray and Orca improved his timings but still shy from the 18 laps at 17 laps 5:01, said traction was his biggest concern, qualified 4th at the end of day 1.
In the last qualifying round on Sunday, it would seem to be the most critical qualifying round as the traction was much higher as the weather stayed cloudy and temperature was cooler. Most of the drivers set a faster pace and everyone was trying to qualify higher in the mains. In Qualifying Round 5 Heat 1, P.Y.Tang changed his strategy and by using a softer setup, he managed to improve his laptime by 0.3sec, and posted a 18 laps 5:14 and found himself in Q2. Teddy Syach unable to improved remained in Q4 and another 18 laps 5:15 from Bowie Ginting secured him at Q3. Nicholas Lee with the fastest timing posted on Day 1 took the TQ honour.
Top 10 Qualifying Standings A-Main (Stock Touring 11.5T)
1. Nicholas Lee – 18 laps 5:11.353
2. P.Y.Tang – 18 laps 5:14.559
3. Bowie Ginting – 18 laps 5:15.355
4. Teddy Syach – 18 laps 5:17.146
5. Rudi Hardjo - 17 laps 5:00.392
6. Suwardi Suliandy - 17 laps 5:05.022
7. Asdi - 17 laps 5:05.786
8. Dika CGP - 17 laps 5:07.233
9. Dani Lambatz - 17 laps 5:07.233
10. Ronny - 17 laps 5:08.033
In the A-Main finals of Stock Touring 11.5T, the 8-minute run would see a lot of strategy planning to be able to sustain the run at a fast speed. In Final A1, the race started off with a clean start with Nicholas Lee and P.Y.Tang pulling away from the group when Bowie Ginting made a mistake at the left chicane on lap 2 dropping him into the group. Orca again proved to be the product to beat when P.Y.Tang Xray T3 was able to reel in the leader easily on the long straights but a small mistake by P.Y. at the chicane and with some traffic, Nicholas Lee went on to win Final A1, followed by P.Y.Tang in 2nd and a good fight by Bowie Ginting to finished 3rd.
With already an advantage in speed, P.Y.Tang put on a new set of tires in Final A2, immediately reeled in Nicholas Lee into sight but unable to pass Nicholas Lee from his tight driving lines. As Nicholas Lee was unable to pull away, P.Y.Tang saw an opening just before the long straight, tried to close up the gap by riding on the curb to try to set up for a long straight pass, made a slight contact with Nicholas Lee bodyshell, changed the position when Bowie Ginting took advantage of the incident, while Nicholas Lee dropped to 3rd when he got stuck in an island. Bowie Ginting took Final A2, with P.Y.Tang in 2nd and Nicholas Lee in 3rd.
Going into Final A3, the 1st overall was still up for grab as all top 3 tied in points. Still having an advantage in speed and a very comfortable with his car setups, P.Y.Tang is set to put up a fight to try to win the final round. Final A3 started off with a clean start. P.Y.Tang tried to be a bit more patient to avoid any accident stayed closely behind Nicholas Lee, as both of them pulled away from the group. Unfortunately on lap 3, Nicholas Lee suffered from a motor burnt out, allowing P.Y.Tang to cruise for the win with Bowie Ginting finishing 2nd. P.Y.Tang won 1st overall with tied points with Bowie Ginting but with a lap advantage.
Top 10 Final Standings A-Main (Stock Touring 11.5T)
1. P.Y.Tang – Singapore – Xray T3 – Orca Vritra – Orca RX2 – Orca QX1 – Orca Infinite – Orca Power Boost - GFT - 19pts
2. Bowie Ginting – Indonesia – Xray T3 – Orca Vritra – Orca QX1 – Orca Infinite - 19pts
3. Nicholas Lee – Tamiya 416X – Speed Passion – Speed Passion V3- 18pts
4. Rudi Hardjo - Tamiya 416WE – Orca Vritra – King Power – 15pts
5. Teddy Syach – Hotbodies Cyclone TCX – LRP SXX Stock Spec – Team Power - 14pts
6. Asdi – Xray T3 – Orca Vritra – Orca QX1 - 11pts
7. Dani Lambatz – TOP Photon – Tekin RS Pro – King Power - 10pts
8. Ronny – TOP Photon – Tekin RS Pro – Speed Passion V3 - 10pts
9. Suwardi Suliandy – TOP Photon – Orca Vritra – Orca QX1 – Orca RX2 - 7pts
10. Dika CGP – Xray T3 – Tekin RS Pro – King Power - 5pts
Congratulations to P.Y.Tang and Bowie Ginting to finish 1-2 for Xray and Orca! and completing 4 Xray and 5 Orca in the A-Mains!
P.Y.Tang winning Xray T3 was powered by Orca Infinite 5500Mah 50C LiPo, Orca Vritra TC Pro-Spec, Orca RX-2 11.5T, OrcaQ QX-1 11.5T, Orca Power Boost, Orca 16V High Power Capacitor and GFT.
8-82010 Niko racetrack 1/10 Scale Electric Touring Championship : Race Report by P.Y.Tang Team Xray Singapore
NT1 Podium Finish at Futaba OS Jakarta Open 2010 Race report by Erwin Luhur
The Futaba OS Jakarta Open 2010 is a yearly event held at the Jakarta International Twin Circuit. It was a 2-day event but many drivers from Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Australia arrived at the track 2 days beforehand for practice. The schedule for this race was 5 rounds of qualifying on Saturday, while Sunday had 1 more round of qualifying and the all the finals. Saturday (Qualifying Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 4)The first qualifying round started at around 10:00AM after the opening ceremony. The weather was good and 3 rounds of qualifying were run successfully. However, in the late afternoon the weather suddenly changed and it started to rain during heat 3 of round 4. The rain stopped after about 15 minutes and track was completely wet. As it was late in the afternoon and there was no sun, there was no chance for the track to dry properly. Therefore the Race Director decided to cancel the results of all heats of round 4 and continue with the last round of qualifying on Sunday. At the end of the day, there were six XRAY cars in the Top 10. Sadikin Sutrisno secured the TQ spot, Erwin Luhur was 2nd, Bowie Ginting was 4th, Suhaimi Abdul Wahab was 7th, M.Shah was 8th and Usman Halim was 10th.
NT1 TQ And Podium At Edam Open Challenge
Round 3 of the Edam Open Challenge took place on July 4, 2010 at the Just Hobby race Circuit. It was a cloudy wet morning when we reach the track at 0800 in the morning. The track is wet and still drizzling. At about 10am the weather cleared and bright sunshine is drying the track fast. Total there is about 22 participant.
Xray T3 takes win at Total Hobby RC Race 1/10 EP Open Modified
Race Report by P.Y.Tang
The Total Hobby RC Race 1/10 EP Open Modified was held at the UTM Skudai in Southern Malaysia on July 3-4, 2010. The local asphalt UTM track is a very challenging track which is a high-speed flowy track with medium to high traction. Bumpy sections and high-wear to rubber tires are the major concern among the drivers. The race is a two-day event, but most drivers were unable to practice due to bad weather on Saturday. It was still drizzling on the early Sunday morning and the track was still wet but the weather cleared up around 11am. The track was still damp during the first qualifying round and many drivers went on to choose softer compound tires to look for more traction. The track began to dry up at noon when the sun finally came out. After three intense qualifying rounds, seems like only Ken Ng had the better setup that saw him clocking under 14 seconds lap securing pole position, with P.Y.Tang 2nd and Allister 3rd from the pole. Despite being 2nd from the pole, P.Y.Tang Xray T3 debut was delighted with his qualifying rounds on Sunday where he felt his new Xray T3 stock setup was very easy to drive and very responsive to his liking. Although the car works well, P.Y. could not get some consistent timing in every run due to the high-wear rate of the tires and possibly wrong choice of tire addictive.
lap to Allister. Ken Ng had a terrible final along with some diff problems ended up in 4th in Leg 3, but a well-deserved 3rd overall position. Desmond Tan running a Xray T3 had a good run finishing at 6th overall starting 10th from grid.
Final Top 10 Standings:
The Super Team @ Thailand Touring Championship
Thailand International Touring Car Race
The Winning Team
The Super Team!!
Singapore Team Xray Drivers
RCMC 2010 Race support by RB engine
Father and Son team!
Singapore 2009 Electric Touring Car Motor 11.5 Class Champion Khamil Hydar
The Xray Ladies!
Singapore Team @ Thailand International Touring Car Race Feb 2010
RCMC Singapore Open Challenge GP Race April 2010
Erwin Luhur Winner of Singapore Gas Touring Race With Xray NT-1
Round 1 of the RCMC
2010 National Series took place on February 28, 2010 at the East Coast Park
Raceway. It was perfect day for racing with lots of sunshine.
The first round of
qualifying started at about 10:30AM. XRAY driver Erwin Luhur managed to set
the pace with a fast lap. By the second round, the traction has improved and
many drivers managed to improve their times. Erwin Luhur held a provisional
pole position with teammate Tom Goh in 4th place, Jesse Wu in 5th place, Sam
Craig in 11th place and Hazlan in 15th place.
1. Erwin Luhur XRAY
NT1*2. Nelson Lee*3. Sam Craig XRAY NT1*4. Nordin*5. Philip Lee*6. Augustin
NT1 TQs & Wins Singapore Edam Open Mar. 23, 2010 : Race report by Tom Goh
The first race of
the Singapore Edam Open Championship took place on March 7, 2010 with about
40 participants from Singapore and Malaysia. The morning greeted us with
bright sunshine and high track temperatures, making qualifying rounds tricky
In the quarter part of the race, Nelson Lee encountered some problems with his car and this took pressure off XRAY driver Tom Goh who was already 1 lap ahead of the rest.. Tom had a comfortable lead and never looked back. Don was closing in on 3rd position until a flip dropped him back to 4th. Shafiq had some accidents and this drop him out of contention. Finally the race ended with a comfortable win for Tom Goh with his XRAY NT1, follow by Barry and Zamil . Don Chng finished in 4th place despite a fantastic fight back. Shafiq finished in 8th place. In the C-main final we had young XRAY driver Amirul winning the race against drivers twice his age.
XRAY drivers L-to-R: Shafiq , Amirul , Tom , Hazlan
Race Report by Samuel Tan
To commemorate the end of 2009 and all the great times we had, a “Happy Happy” Race was done at the Singapore RaceCraft Race Complex.
It was a 2 days event with 3 qualifying rounds done on the 28th November and 1 qualifying and finals done on the 29th. 40 eager racers had registered for the race. 16 racers were entered for the Open Modified 1/10 Touring Class, of which 10 were running XRAY T2'008, 2’009 and of course, the T3. The rest of the drivers were participating in the Stock 1/10 Touring Class, of which 7 were running the XRAY kits.
To make it a special race, the first 3 qualifying were done in the night, when traction was high and setups were different. The circuit was changed at 4.30pm, ½ hr before the start of the qualifying by the organizers from a high speed to a technical track which featured hairpins and sweepers hence it was down to adaptability and the right set-up was essential to clocking a good lap time. At the end of qualifying in Open Modified Touring, there were 1 XRAY T2’008, 2 XRAY T2'009s and 2 T3s in the A Mains.
Traction was especially high that night due to the rain in the late afternoon and high humidity. Setups were changed tremendously, front downstops were changed from 5.8mm to 5.6mm and 50mm ECS were used on the front for a narrower track width. Lap times were great and Top Qualifier Samuel Tan had a 7s difference with the 2nd qualifier in the Open Modified Class.
The qualifying order was as follows:
TQ: Samuel Tan XRAY T3
2: James Tang
3: Khamil XRAY T3
4: Darryl Chen XRAY T2’009
5: Hasron XRAY T2’008
6: Rohazmi XRAY T2'009
7: Chee Lip Keong
8: Kevin Wong
9: Daniel Chee
10: Shawn Chow
XRAY T3 of Top Qualifier Samuel Tan
In the Stock Class, XRAY T3 took the Pole and XRAY T2’009 took 2nd Qualifying position.
XRAY T3 of Top Qualifier Khamil and followed by XRAY T2’009 of 2nd Qualifier Samuel Tan
The finals were ran immediately after lunch on the 29th, and with the blazing sun bearing down, many were making adjustments to their car set-ups to cope with the changed traction conditions. XRAY Driver Samuel Tan had his down stops reverted back to 5.8mm on the front and shock oil was changed to 700wt 2 hole piston with 3mm rebound.
What are you starring at, Jeremy Chin?
In the first run for the Open Modified Touring A Main, Local “Best Rookie” Samuel Tan pulled from Chee Lip Keong with a lap difference and Team XRAY driver, Rohazmi, finished in 3rd.
In the 2nd run, Samuel Tan defended his Pole Position from strong competitor, James Tang and finished with a 5s difference. Team XRAY driver Rohazmi took 3rd and too secured his podium finish.
In the final run of the A Main, Samuel pulled away from the start and maintained a lap lead throughout to take the win in the run and the overall title. James Tang and Rohazmi were able to keep their distance from the fierce battle by the middle runners to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Rohazmi 3rd, Samuel Tan 1st (TQ) and James Tang 2nd of the Open Modified Class.
Open Modified Touring A Main Results
1: Samuel Tan (TQ) XRAY T3
2: James Tang
3: Rohazmi XRAY T2'009
4: Darryl Chen XRAY T2'009
5: Chee Lip Keong
6: Hasron XRAY T2'008
7: How Jiang XRAY T2'009
8: Daniel Chee
9: Shawn Chow
10: Khamil XRAY T3 (Retired)
In the Stock Touring, XRAY claimed both 1st and 3rd podium positions, 1/8th GP driver Khamil (XRAY T3) finishing with 2nd, 2nd, 1st and Samuel Tan (XRAY T3) finishing 1st, 3rd, 3rd.
Samuel Tan 3rd, Khamil 1st (TQ) and James Tang 2nd of the Stock Class
The race finished off with a grand lucky draw, with prizes ranging from the SANWA M11x, LRP SPX Stock Spec to HUDY Setup systems! There were 40 prizes and everyone ended off with a prize home. A “Happy Happy” Race indeed!
Lucky Draw Prizes
A great day of racing was enjoyed by all drivers at the event topped off with a strong performance by Team XRAY, which claimed both Podium and TQ spots in both classes by the T3.
Team XRAY Singapore.
Our camera girl and Azmi! Melvin Chng and all his Racing machine!
1:10 FEMCA Championship Jakarta, Indonesia
Team Serpent at Jakarta 07 FEMCA race
Sam Cheng in Jakarta FEMCA Race 07
Team XRAY at 2007 FEMCA Race Jakarta
Jesse Wu in Jakarta FEMCA race 07
NT1 Wins RCMC 1/10 GP Singapore National Series 3
Sep. 03, 2009
NT1 Win At Just Hobby Nitro Challenge
Round 4 of the Just Hobby Challenge took place on June 14, 2009 at the Just Hobby race Circuit. It was a cloudy morning but turn out to be a bright sunny day later in the afternoon.
first round of qualifying started at 9:30am. The morning traction was not
ideal Xray driver Tom Goh and Jesse Wu qualify in the 2nd and 3rd
position follow by Don Ng and Don Chng in 6th and 8th
position. By the second round of qualifying wrong tyre choice follow by the
track condition make it even difficult to improve the grid position. At the
end of the qualifying, there were 4 Xray car in the top 10 position.
Qualifying order :
1) Nelson Lee
2) Philip Lee
3) Tom Goh Xray NT1
4) Jesse Wu Xray NT1
Xray Driver from left Bobby, Don, Jesse, Don and Tom
Center Young Xray driver from Malaysia Rafiq
In the 45-minute A-main final , Nelson, Philip and Tom had a great start and were already a distance away from the chasing pack. Nelson and Philip led followed closely behind by Tom. At the 3min mark Tom overtook Philip and Nelson and was leading the pack, the 3cars were very close to each other even after the 2nd refuel.
On the 3rd refuel Nelson and Philip both had a flame out dropping them to the back. In the meantime Jesse having some problem with some radio glitches had drop him back many position, Don Chng and Don Ng was climbing up in the podium position steadily and holding the position well.
Tom was having a comfortable lead and never looked back, Nelson and Philip both have a great comeback and was fighting for the 2nd and 3rd position, dropping Don Chng and Don Ng to 4th and 5th position.
Finally the race ended with a comfortable win for Tom Goh with his Xray NT1, follow by Nelson and Philip. Don Chng finish in 4th position followed by Don Ng taking 5th position. Jesse Wu finish in 6th position due to radio glitches . We have 3 Xray car in the top 5 position. We also have a young Xray driver making his debut in the Just Hobby Nitro Challenge Amirvl Rafiq.
In the B-main final we have Daryl with a newly assemble NT1 09 taking the B-main champion. Giving Team Xray a clean sweep in the Just Hobby Nitro Challenge.
Tom Goh and His Winning car Xray NT-1
Final Finishing Order
1) Tom Goh Xray NT1
2) Nelson Lee
3) Philip Lee
4) Don Chng Xray NT1
5) Don Ng Xray NT1
6) Jesse Wu Xray NT1
8) Terence Chung
Race report by Tom Goh
NT1 Wins Just Hobby Nitro Challenge R7
Sep. 17, 2008
Round 7 of the Just Hobby Nitro Challenge took place on September 7 at the Just Hobby Race Circuit. The morning began well with sunshine to dry off the damp track caused by the rain during the night. Due to the rain in the night, the traction was bad in the morning.
The first round of qualifying started at about 10:00AM with most drivers struggling to get a good run due to the low traction. By the second round of qualifying, traction was back to normal and Tom Goh was driving his NT1 with amazing speed, setting the single lap track record of 13.571sec for this track putting him in a TQ position. However, by the third and final round of qualifying, Tom lost his TQ position by about half a second. At the end of the qualifying, there were six XRAY cars in the Top 10 and the qualifying order are as follows:
In the 1-hour A main final, all drivers got a good start except for Erwin Luhur who got clipped from behind causing his car to flip over. By the time his car was turned over again, he was in last place with the leading car only 2 corners behind him. Tom and Jesse were driving hard in 2nd and 3rd places trying to overtake Nelson. Soon after, Nelson suffered a traction roll thus allowing Tom to pass for the lead. At the first fuel stop, Tom had a slightly longer fuel stop which dropped him back a few positions. Meanwhile, Erwin was driving a clean and consistent race and by about the second fuel stop he had managed to pass for the lead. Jesse, Don, and Leslie suffered some technical problems half way through the race and could not continue. Erwin continued to drive without any problems and his lead was never challenged. After the 1-hour race, Erwin crossed the finish line and won round 7 with a 1 lap advantage over the 2nd place finisher. Tom managed to catch up to 2nd place in the final minute but ran out of fuel just before the finishing line, thus he finished in 3rd place. James drove hard and managed to finish 5th from his starting 9th position.
NT1 TQ & WIN AT JUST HOBBY NITRO CHALLENGE 2008
Round 6 of Just Hobby nitro challenge kick off at 10.00am in the morning. The weather was good with slight overcast in the morning.
Qualifying start off with 3 rounds of 7minutes heats. All the drivers were trying to put in a good run in the heats so as to climb to a higher main.
Qualifying was run in a fast and furious pace with 5 Xray NT1 in the top 10 position.
Tom Goh Xray NT1 in pole position with 29laps 7min 05sec 2nd position James Loke also in a Xray NT1 did a 29laps 7min 08sec 3rd position Jesse Wu
Xray did a 29laps 7min 11sec putting 3 Xray NT1 in the top 3. This impressive qualifying was a result of exchange of setup tips among the Xray drivers.
1) TQ Tom Goh Xray NT1 *2) James Loke Xray NT1 *3) Jesse Wu Xray NT1 *4) Ben Seet *5) Nelson Lee
6) Leslie Baker Xray NT1 *7) Noordin *8) Don Ng Xray NT1 *9) Hengster *10) Mazlan Mazz
In the final 45min
A main final Tom and James both pull off with a comfortable lead with both
driver exchanging position for 15min. It was a real close fight between Tom and
James as both have very similar race pace. At the 20min mark Tom experience
engine problem and have to pit a few times for engine tuning thus losing
position to James. With fast and consistent driving Leslie move up to 2nd
position behind James. Jesse had a bad start and his Xray suffer damage on his
brake making him lost precious time in the pit repairing making it
impossible to regain back the lost time despite a very good handling car.
Don Ng Xray was running consistent race pace putting him very close to podium position just behind Mugen driver Nelson Lee but time is not on his side and Don eventually finish behind Nelson.
Tom trusted mechanic and racing buddy Nelson. Bryan ,James ,Ah weng ,Leslie ,Ryan
Final finishing order
1) James Loke Xray NT1 *2) Leslie Baker Xray NT1 *3) Nelson Lee *4) Don Ng Xray NT1 *5) Hengster
6) Tom Goh Xray NT1 *7) Mazlan Mazz *8) Noordin *9) Jesse wu Xray NT1
Team Xray Driver – Dennis ,Ryan ,James ,Leslie ,Tom and Jesse
Race report by Tom Goh
NT1 TQ-ed Singapore Open Invitational Championship 2008
Sunday (Qualifying round 3 & finals)
Saturday (Qualifying Rounds)
1) Danny Iswahyudi XRAY NT1 ,2) Daniel Chee ,3) Philip Lee ,4) Sadikin Sutrisno XRAY NT1 ,5) Tom Goh XRAY NT1
6) Barry Ng ,7) Hengster ,8) Hj. Irman XRAY NT1 ,9) Erwin Luhur XRAY NT1 ,10) Andrew Chin
The third qualifying round was run on Sunday with many drivers pushing very hard to improve their qualifying positions. The traction had change little from Saturday and therefore there was a good chance that many drivers would improve their positions. At the end of the third round, Sadikin and Danny improved their qualifying positions and the final qualifying results are as follows:
1) Erwin Luhur XRAY NT1 ,2) Daniel Chee ,3) Philip Lee ,4) Sadikin Sutrisno XRAY NT1 ,5) Barry Ng
6) Nelson Lee ,7) Jesse Wu XRAY NT1 ,8) Danny Iswahyudi XRAY NT1 ,9) Hengster ,10) Roy Chong
Just Hobby Nitro 1/10 Sedan Challenge 13 April 2008
The Just Hobby 1/10 Sedan nitro challenge in Singapore (Just Hobby Race Circuit) was held last Sunday. There were a total of 40 drivers including a 1/10 Truck Fun Race.The morning began well with sunshine that dried the dew off the track. However, it threatened to rain with storm clouds overhead, but soon subsided. The track is smooth and fairly tight with several tricky corners and a high-speed chicane. The first round of qualification began and had local ace driver Nelson Lee setting a fast pace to put his Novarossi powered Mugen into provisional pole. Several drivers came close to his time of 21 Laps 5:02. This time was hence beaten by old-timer Ben Seet in his Sirio powered Kyosho with a time of 21 Laps 5:01 and to take the eventual pole position. Tom Goh in an OS powered Xray came in to sit 3rd on the grid, also with a very fast time.5 Xrays made it to the top 10, including Sam Cheng and buggy driver Glenn Phuah who just managed to squeeze into position 10. Teamxray Singapore’s Jesse Wu turned up late for qualification and only had the opportunity to run 1 round of qualification. This proved deadly as an accident during his run left him with a broken exhaust and sitting out the A Main. Jesse however managed to clinch the B main champion.
The 45-minute A main Final began
around 4pm and the spectators were all eager to watch the start. During the
start Ben Seet, Nelson Lee and Tom Goh began gaining a slight advantage over the
rest of the pack. Glenn met with an accident during the start and was almost
half a lap behind the pack. Both Tom and Nelson began experiencing technical
problems and slowed down ever so slightly, this allowed Sam and Glenn to close
up the gap. By the halfway mark, Ben was already pulling a comfortable lead and
the Fight for 2nd place was between Sam and Glenn. It got exciting as pit crew
worked hard to gain any little advantage from quick pit stops. Spectators were
also getting excited as they watched this battle. A small mistake by Sam allowed
Glenn to overtake into 2nd place, during the last call for fuel; Glenn lost a
couple of seconds caused by a slight miscommunication between him and his
mechanic. This proved to be a bad mistake as Sam gained in and managed to pull
out of his pit stop before Glenn.
1. Ben Seet/ Kyosho / Sirio / Sanwa
2. Sam Cheng / Xray / RB / KO
3. Glenn Phuah / Xray / RB / KO
Glenn’s Setup: http://forum.teamxray.com/xform/index.php?act=view&ID=514&setup=nt1
Malaysia-Meleka Challenge 2007 1/10 & 1/8 On-Road
Weather:Rain in the morning, afternoon dry
Track: Small, tight and technical
It was a race organize by Meleka RC Club, we arrived there on a sat afternoon. The track was very tight, bumpy and tire wear rate was very high, After a few runs, We decide to use both front&rear soft diff.On Sunday qualifying, I suffered some engine problem as a result, I could only qualify 9th, My teammate Barry did some fast laptimes, but due to backmarkers it could only bring him to 4th in the A-Main.
In the 45 mins final, we had 10 cars, I had a bad start and was behind the pack. Barry was fighting for position until he made a mistake and his front driveshaft came out. He also did the fastest lap of the day with 14.175sec, After half way mark into the final , I was catching up with race leader Anthony Wee, with less than a sec behind him, my engine flamed out. That brought me back to 3rd pos. I manage to do some fast laptime and close in on the 2nd pos, into the last 5mins I manage overtake the 2nd pos and finished the race.
A Main Final
Invitational Race July 2006 Drivers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand.
Surath From Thailand TQ both class with his Serpent 960 & 720.
PA East Coast Campsite 1/8 & 1/10 race 5-11-07
RCMC Club Race 5-11-2007 we had 15 for 1/8 Scale and around 15 for 1/10 Scale.It was great weekend with a 35mins A-Main final. In the 1/8th scale final, top qualifier went to Erwin with a Kyosho (top left) losing out in the TQ position by half a sec was Serpent driver Jesse Wu (2nd from left). In the final, Jesse Wu led the final with 3 laps into the 20mins mark when his con-rod failed him. In the end, Barry won the 35mins A-final. It was a fun weekend with old timers like Sam Cheng, Don Chng and many others back in action.
Hope to have more of this fun in future. See YA guys!!! Happy Racing!!! ..by JW
Bukit timah Turf City 1/10 Race 30-9-07
A very Happy Team Xray NT-1 Singapore @ the Just Hobby Turf City Race 1/10 open 30-9-2007.
More Race report will Follow up! Thank you.
5 NT-1 in the A final and B final 123 Podium. D Final Winner Taihub (In Chinese "Big Hero")
Sam Cheng XRAY NT-1/RB engine TQ (pole position) at First Race in Turf City May 2007
Singapore PA 1/8 Championship Feb 2007
Drivers : 1/8 30.
: 1/10 touring 45
It was a good Sunday and also our first Femca qualifying race. This year FEMCA will be held in Indonesia. Our track have new layout had been quite awhile and is very nice to drive and very technical and you need to get your clutch work properly, I just got abit of time on Friday so I went for a test run and this is the 2nd time I ran my friend’s 960 and I must say the car is a lot better then all the previous models I ran, a few changes like blue spring in front and red spring rear with the 2nd upper hole and the car was just wonderful.so this is my first race at our new layout,
In qualifying Sam Cheng TQ with his Serpent 960/RB engine on left is Jesse Wu also with Serpent 960 clock the fastest single lap and broke the track record @17.6 sec
In the final it was a good start for me I went into the lead for about 4min and at the left far end corner had a flame out car and I collided into it and damage my front and lost a front left drive shaft. So follow up closely it was Hie kie and Nelson lee to battle for the 45 mins a final.
The Real Race Machine!
Happy Serpent Team
Thailand Serpent Race
Indonesia Oris Watch Championship.
Korea 1/8 On Rd Championship
Open Race In Malaysia
Singapore 1/10 Gas Touring Championship Race