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Race report by Alexander Hagberg
The annual Snowbird Nationals held at the Park Inn by Radisson, in Orlando, Florida, is one of the biggest RC events in the US, if not the world. With a total of 290 entries in on-road only, it can really be considered as the "Superbowl of RC". The whole RC America team, along with a couple of European additions, represented XRAY at this big race.

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The track layout was a mirrored version of the one used at the previous IFMAR 1/12 Worlds. Traction levels became very high only after the first day of practice!

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In the Modified TC class I managed to take a convincing TQ position in front of team mate Paul Lemieux. My car was really good throughout the week and I did not have to change much on the setup. I went on to win the single main, leading from tone to tone. Unfortunately for Paul he got stuck in traffic and this set him back to 3rd overall. XRAY was the most represented brand in the main, with 6 cars. Jan Ratheisky, Drew Ellis, Ralph Burch and Robbie Dodge all made it with their T4'15 cars.

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In the Super Stock TC class, our team driver Jan Ratheisky went from 3rd on the grid, to win overall after a perfect last lap pass on Keven Hebert. Cory Parsons would finish 3rd to round out the podium for XRAY.

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In the Stock TC class (17.5T motors), Jan took a tone to tone finish from his TQ position, and held on to the lead even after a hard charging Eric Anderson, who was catching him in the last few laps of the race. Eric definitely showed a strong pace throughout the entire event.

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In the growing F1 class, Jan Ratheisky managed to dominate qualifying and the main final as well with his XRAY X1. Drew Ellis, Henrik Heitsch and Ralph Burch also made the main with X1 cars.

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In 1/12 Modified, I dominated qualifying by winning all rounds and taking TQ by almost a lap. The main final proved to be much closer though, as I was fighting with Josh Cyrul for the win until the very last corner. I managed to hold on to the lead over the finish line though and was pretty pleased with that performance. This was another great win for the XRAY X12 platform!

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The Amateur TC class was won by the young and talented Matt Lyons from Nashville. He drove his XRAY T4'15 to a great win in that category after a nice fight with the 2nd finisher. Congratulations Matt!

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Thank you to all RC America and XRAY drivers for your participation and congratulations to all the winners! We had a marvelous time and I hope to come back next year for even more fun and great results. Until then...

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Modified TC:
1. Alexander Hagberg - XRAY T4'15
2. Andrew Hardman
3. Paul Lemieux - XRAY T4'15
4. Jan Ratheisky - XRAY T4'15

5. Keven Hebert
6. Yugo Nagashima
7. Drew Ellis - XRAY T4'15
8. Ralph Burch - XRAY T4'15

9. Hayato Ishiyoka
10. Robbie Dodge - XRAY T4'15

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1/12 Modified:
1. Alexander Hagberg - XRAY X12'15
2. Hayato Ishiyoka
3. Josh Cyrul
4. Yugo Nagashima
5. Andrew Knapp
6. Keven Hebert
7. Max Kuenning
8. Donny Lia
9. Paul Lemieux - XRAY X12
10. Dave Ehrlich

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Super Stock TC:
1. Jan Ratheisky - XRAY T4'15
2. Keven Hebert
3. Cory Parsons - XRAY T4'15
4. Mike Gee
5. Drew Ellis - XRAY T4'15
6. Robbie Dodge - XRAY T4'15

7. Kyle Klingforth
8. Art Scrimo - XRAY T4'15
9. Andrew Hardman
10. Eric Anderson - XRAY T4'15

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Stock TC:
1. Jan Ratheisky - XRAY T4'15
2. Eric Anderson - XRAY T4'15

3. Mike Gee
4. Robbie Dodge - XRAY T4'15
5. Craig Xavier - XRAY T4'15

6. Mark Burt
7. Cory Parsons - XRAY T4'15
8. Art Scrimo - XRAY T4'15

9. Monti Panzica
10. Michael Herald Jr.

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Amateur TC:
1. Matt Lyons - XRAY T4'15
2. Brian Card
3. Jarrett Parsons - XRAY T4'15
4. Jerry Birchfield
5. Jared Mowery
6. Isaac Morgan - XRAY T4'15
7. Kyle Rumple
8. Blake Ryan
9. Darryl Bingner - XRAY T4'15
10. Jose Moreno

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Formula 1:
1. Jan Ratheisky - XRAY X1
2. Hayato Ishiyoka
3. Brian Wynn
4. Henrik Heitsch - XRAY X1
5. Drew Ellis - XRAY X1

6. Kazuki Endo
7. Ralph Burch - XRAY X1
8. Mario Ficco
9. Mark Burgess
10. Yugo Nagashima

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T4 set-up sheet:
Alexande Hagberg Set-up sheet.

X12 set-up sheet:
Alexande Hagberg Set-up sheet

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