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Race Report by Ari Bakla
This was the second time the Canberra club hosted the XRAY Race Series. Unfortunately the 2019 edition of the clubs round was to end in the same way as 2018… rain. The weather looks great at the start of the day, unfortunately as the progressed showers threatened, finally arriving just as we started the finals. With the race meeting cancelled we declared the results on the three rounds of completed qualifying.

We tried 2 new classes - Formula TT and 1/12th Stock. Racing in all classes was close with only a few seconds separating the top three drivers in most classes.

Ray Zarb posted the quickest times in the second and third rounds of 21.5 granting him the win Gerard Elias managed to post his fastest time in round three to take second place overall just 2 seconds behind Ray while Phillip Merrick finished in third place just two seconds behind Gerard.

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21,5T Stock Results
1. Ray Zarb – XRAY T4
2. Gerard Elias
3.Phillip Merrick – XRAY T4


Alex Ilievski posted his fastest time in round three to take the overall win in 13.5, Nathan Tanti posted his quickest time in round two allowing him to secure second place from an inconsistent Mark Wallin who finished third.

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13,5T Stock Results
1. Alex Ilievski
2. Nathan Tanti
3. Mark Wallin – XRAY T4


Attracting a ‘whose who’ of the local RC scene the pace in the 1/12th Stock class was close and fast. Multiple Australian 13.5 Champion Alex Ilievski dominated by winning all three rounds of qualifying to secure the win, Mark Wallin finished in second place with Dan Maher third.

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1/12 Stock Results
1. Alex Ilievski
2. Mark Wallin – XRAY X12
3. Dan Maher – XRAY X12



A small field arrived at the Kamah track to compete in the Formula TT class. Sydney sider Andrew Curless stamped is authority on the class with a win in round one that was fast enough to take TQ. Local TT specialist Daniel Hamers piloted his Truck to second place while Dean Kaufman rounded out the podium in third place.

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TT Results
1. Andrew Curless
2. Daniel Hamers
3. Dean Kaufman

 
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