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Race Report by Erwin Luhur
Round 1 of the Just Hobby Nitro Challenge took place on 11th January at Just Hobby Race Circuit. The morning began well with slightly cloudy sky which turns into perfect day later in the afternoon.

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Qualifying Rounds
The first round of qualifying started at about 10:00am. The traction was very good and immediately, Tom Goh was setting the pace. By the second round of qualifying, traction was even better and Tom Goh was driving his NT-1 with amazing speed, putting him in a TQ position. At the end of the qualifying, there were 6 XRAY cars in the top 10 position and the qualifying order are as follows:

Qualifying Order:
1. Tom Goh XRAY NT1
2. Nelson Lee
3. Erwin Luhur XRAY NT1
4. Barry Ng
5. Jessie Wu XRAY NT1
6. Don Ng XRAY NT1

7. Zamil
8. Goh XRAY NT1
9. Dennis Ong XRAY NT1

10. Rosli

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Final – 45min
In the A main final, all drivers got a good start except for Erwin Luhur and Barry Ng, who got clipped from behind causing their cars to spin out in the first corner. Leading in the front was Tom Goh, driving a perfect pace and followed closely by Nelson Lee. At around the 15 minute mark Tom started to experience some technical issues. Nelson took this opportunity to overtake Tom.

Jesse and Don were driving hard but some technical problem forced them to retire at around the half way mark. At about the same time, Tom had to retire too. Meanwhile, Erwin was driving a clean and consistent race and was slowly climbing up from the 8th position to 2nd position and managed to stay at 2nd position until the finishing line. Goh drove hard and managed to finish 5th from his starting 8th position. The final results are as follows:

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Final Result:
1. Nelson Lee
2. Erwin Luhur XRAY NT1
3. Zamil
4. Rosli
5. Goh XRAY NT1
6. Dennis Ong XRAY NT1

7. Barry Ng
8. Tom Goh XRAY NT1
9. Don Ng XRAY NT1
10. Jesse Wu XRAY NT1

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