XRS Slovakia Rd 2 report


The second round of the Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin. The race was again divided into onroad and offroad part: 2WD buggy, 4WD buggy and stadium truck. The onroad part consisted of 1/10 Formula, 1/12 GT, 1/12 GT, 1/10 Touring Stock, 1/10 Pan car and finally 1/10 Modified classes.

Martin Bayer: “XRAY Racing Series Round 2 was once again an awesome race. The atmosphere here was as always very friendly and everybody enjoyed racing with some of the top drivers.
I raced as well, but mostly I helped other drivers with their set-ups and tried to give them the right tips for their driving style. My cars were amazing and I was able to TQ and win with XT2, XB2 and XB4. At the end of the article are my set-ups that I used.”

Max Gotzl: “On Friday we changed the oil in the shocks on 4WD. I also changed the differential oils. After these changes the car felt really good on the track. We had to change the whole set up on XT2 but we haven’t found it yet. We left the 2WD set up as before. With my XB2C & XB4 I was on 3rd after qualifications and with my XT2 i qualified 4th. After the finals the positions weren’t changed.”

In 2WD finals Martin managed to take the win in A1 and A2 with quite big gap to the rest of the field and took the overall win. Kaja Novotny took the win in A3 after nice fights with Martin, which secured him the 2nd place with young Max Gotzl in 3rd.

2wd Top 5:

  1. Martin Bayer – XRAY XB2C
  2. Kaja Novotny – XRAY XB2C
  3. Max Gotzl – XRAY XB2C
  4. Denis Kubik – XRAY XB2C
  5. Zdenek Miksovsky – XRAY XB2C

In 4WD finals both Martin and Novotny got from the rest of the field every time, but few Novotny’s mistakes meant that Martin took the wins in all three finals.

4wd Top 5:

  1. Martin Bayer – XRAY XB4
  2. Kaja Novotny – XRAY XB4
  3. Max Gotzl – XRAY XB4
  4. Lacko Toth – XRAY XB4
  5. Zdenek Miksovsky – XRAY XB4

In truck class, the finals were very interesting as Martin took the win in A1, while Novotny won A2 and it was going to be decided in A3. In the last final Martin showed amazing speed in A3 and took his third overall win of the day.

Stadium Truck Top 3:

  1. Martin Bayer – XRAY XT2
  2. Kaja Novotny – XRAY XT2
  3. Juraj Hudy – XRAY XT2

In the onroad part of the day, Andrej Vnučko finished first in the 1/10 Formula class with Igor Lipták on 2nd and Dušan Bayer on 3rd.

1/10 Formula Top 3:

  1. Andrej Vnučko – XRAY X1
  2. Igor Lipták – XRAY X1
  3. Dušan Bayer – XRAY X1

Tono Sloboda won the 1/12 GT category and Igor Lipták was 2nd once again. Vladimír Viskup took the 3rd.

1/12 GT Top 3:

  1. Tono Sloboda – XRAY X12
  2. Igor Lipták – XRAY X12
  3. Vladimír Viskup – XRAY X12
  4. Jozef Bozo – XRAY X12

After the 1/12 GT it was time to determine the 1/10 Stocks. Oliver Havránek won the class, with two Polish drivers behind him: Arkadiusz Smyk on 2nd and Marcin Grygiel on 3rd place.

1/10 Stock Top 3:

  1. Oliver Havránek – XRAY T4
  2. Arkadiusz Smyk – XRAY T4
  3. Marcin Grygiel

In 1/10 Pan car class, we saw names similar as in the 1/10 Formula class, with Andrej Vnučko on 1st, Tomáš Lipták on 2nd and Rudo Kadlečík on 3rd.

1/10 Pan car Top 3:

  1. Andrej Vnučko – XRAY X10
  2. Tomáš Lipták – XRAY X10
  3. Rudo Kadlečík – XRAY X10

As the last race of the day, the 1/10 Modified touring class was to be determined. Martin Hudy won the class, with Oliver Havránek on 2nd and Michal Wojcik on 3rd.

1/10 Modified Touring Top 3

  1. Martin HUDY – XRAY T4
  2. Oliver Havránek – XRAY T4
  3. Michal Wojcik – XRAY T4