XRAY victorious at 2015 MOTIV Stock Wars

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Race Report by XRAY
2015 MOTIV Stock Wars was hosted by Middle River Hobbies in Middle River Maryland, Middle River Hobbies is a small to med size High grip carpet track.  Dates were Oct. 23
rd-25th 2015. Race format was pro and open stock classes. All day practice on Friday, with three qualifiers on Saturday, one qualifier on Sunday followed by single finals. Top Stock and mod drivers from around the USA came to take part in the first Stock Wars. Classes were 17.5 TC Pro, 17.5 TC Open, 17.5 1/12 Pro, 17.5 1/12 Open, USGT and F1.|Celebrity announcer Scotty Ernst made the trip to do the which added to the already big anticipation and excitement of the event.

Team XRAY was well represented. Paul Lemieux, Eric “EA” Anderson, Drew Ellis, Robbie Dodge, Craig Xavier, Sam Isaac, and Cory Parsons all made the trip. The Race was a laid back atmosphere. The team was able to spend time with customers and each other. Since we were all running the same class, information and testing was more communicative than ever before.  It was not long before the whole XRAY team had their cars precisely tuned for the conditions.

In the Pro TC Division Paul Lemieux set the pace in Q1 and so on. Paul had serious challenges in qualifying by Kyle Klingforth but was able to TQ by a moderate amount, Robby Dodge would also throw in his hat for TQ at times but would round out the top three in qualifying. The Pro TC Final was not to be the exciting race everyone had hoped, Wrecks at the beginning allowed TQ  Paul Lemieux to get a early lead and never look back, The fight for second would be the interesting one with many drivers having a good chance for it. In the end EA Eric Anderson would hold off the charging Kyle Klingforth to finish second.  As a whole team XRAY was very happy with the overall performance of the team having a whopping 7 of 10 cars in the final.

In The USGT Division Drew Ellis and Robby Dodge battled it out all threw qualifying, Drew  would take the TQ and the win in that division. Also in the F1 Division Drew would have success with his X1 by taking the TQ and win.

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Pro 17.5 TC
1: Paul Lemieux – XRAY T4’16
2: Eric Anderson – XRAY T4’16
3: Kyle Klingforth Awesomatix
4: Mike Gee         Awesomatix
5: Robbie Dodge – XRAY T4’16
6: Cory Parsons – XRAY T4’16
7: Drew Ellis – XRAY T4’16
8: Larry Fairtrace Awesomatix
9: Michael Toth – XRAY T4’16
10: Sam Isaacs – XRAY T4’16

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17.5 TC Open
1: Jerry Birchfield     Awesomatix
2: Colby Waddell – XRAY T4’16
3: Albin Melendez – XRAY T4’16
4: Joachim Bruneau    Awesomatix
5: Jonathan Fenimore – XRAY T4’16
6: Walo Walker – XRAY T4’16
7: Oladele Bolden – XRAY T4’16
8: Craig Santry      Associated
9: Courtney Townend – XRAY T4’16
10: Casey Young     Tamiya           

USGT
1: Drew Ellis – XRAY
2: Danny Jenkins – XRAY
3: Manny Florez    Awesomatix
4: Brent Klingforth Awesomatix
5: Monti Panzica   Awesomatix
6: Bill Sydor            Awesomatix
7: Jerry Birchfield    Awesomatix
8: Mike Herold     Awesomatix    
9: Ralph Morella – XRAY
10: Robbie Dodge – XRAY

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F1
1: Drew Ellis – XRAY X1
2: Scott Jakes – XRAY X1
3: Steve Sohl – XRAY X1
4: John Fenimore – XRAY X1
5: Carlton Coleman – XRAY X1

12th scale open
1: Jason Cheng – XRAY X12
2: Mike Herold        CRC
3: Casey Young       CRC
4:Adam Vink             Associated
5: Brandon Skewes   CRC
6: ray Sundland     CRC     
7:Blake  Storey          CRC
8: Jamison Reichard   Mcfactory
9: Charlie Menard – XRAY X12
10: Craig Santry          Associated