FEMCA 1/8 Buggy 2007 PATAYA Asia Cup
Top 5 Drivers:1st Surikarn (HotBodies) , 2nd Meet (XrayEC) ,3rd Yeh Hsia ching (HN) ,4th Sam Cheng (XrayEC/RB Concept)
5th Gems (Mugen) More race report will follow up.
The bi-annual FEMCA buggy championships event attracted 96 drivers from all over Asia, namely Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia and of course the host country Thailand. Most of the factory teams from Taiwan and China were present to compete for this prestigious title.Team Xray/ Hobbylink from Singapore led by Sam Cheng followed by Chester Chua and Luigi Venturi arrived at the beautiful Pattaya city in Thailand on Sunday night 21st October. Glenn Phuah and Kelvin Ngow (Malaysia) would arrive later on the 23rd due to work commitments.
On Monday morning 22nd after a short phone call to race organizer Mr. Chalee we were shocked to know that the track would be open for practice as it was supposed to be closed until 23rd for open practice followed by 24th Controlled practice. Nonetheless we went ahead to get in on much needed familiarization and practice. Upon arrival at the Pattaya RC Powerboat track we had agreed that the track was indeed a beautiful one.
Surface at first glance seemed to be dusty and possibly slippery but at closer inspection we knew it was going to be a nice blue groove once practice session were done and racing commenced.Track layout was interesting with many obstacles to boot, medium length straight sections flowed into high speed flat out 180 deg banked turns, off camber sections on nearly all apexes certainly tested drivers skill and patience. An almost blind under bridge section certainly added to the adrenalin rush. In a nutshell, a very nice flowing track with tricky obstacles and skill testing rhythm sections.
On 23rd, we were still trying to get our RB C6 T7’s tuned up and functioning reliably as they suffered numerous flame out’s during Monday practice. The controlled fuel was Cosmo RC buggy special 30% which we suspected was giving us tuning headaches. Eventually after some advice from the locals we tried other means to make our engines behave. All in all practice times were made to full use and we were pleased with our Xray XB8EC setups thus far.
24th Wednesday, we were strained by another shocking piece of information from the organizer, especially for those who had just arrived on 23rd night. Today was going to be opening ceremony and qualifying round 1 and 2 of 6 rounds. Majority drivers were quite affected by this as they had expected controlled practice and re-seeding followed by qualifying on 25th, however drivers showed great sportsmanship and went along with the new race schedule.
After 2 rounds of qualifying per day from the 24th to26th, the final race order was realized.
Sam Cheng 14th (semi B), Chester Chua 15th (quarter A), Glenn Phuah 21st (quarter A) and Luigi Venturi 42nd (1/8th A).
Full results available here:http://www.femca.in.th/FEMCA%20Results/Results_For_Scale_0.html
27th Saturday, after unfortunate flameouts during qualifying Luigi Venturi was to run the 1/8th Final "A" starting in 7th position. During the grueling fast paced 20 minute 1/8th final "A", Luigi Venturi shrugged off the nerves and unfortunate qualifying rounds and managed to put on the pace to steer his Xray XB8EC superbly to finish in a convincing 2nd place bumping him up to the ¼ Final "A" where he would join fellow team mates Chester Chua and Glenn Phuah.
Luigi XB8EC in action.Chester Chua would start the ¼ A Finals in Pole position, Glenn in 4th and Luigi in 9th. As the final got underway it was obvious that it would be a hard battle. Chester was in good position when he suffered engine problems that ended his race at the 11th minute. Glenn and Luigi continued and showed great spirit coming back from a bad start but positions 1 and 2 were well established ahead. 3rd spot was up for grabs and it was an exciting battle between Glenn and Luigi to close in. The pace was extremely fast and the final ended with Glenn in 5th just milliseconds behind Luigi in 4th, a mere few seconds behind the 3rd place.
This final was to mark the end of the race for Chester, Glenn and Luigi.
Results available here: http://www.femca.in.th/FEMCA%20Results/Scale_0_4th%20-%20A.html
Sam Xray/RB Chester Xray A main Starting Femca Track FEMCA Top 5
The final was hardly dramatic and most drivers settled into their respective positions pretty early into the race.
Final standings are as follows:
Report by: Sam Cheng/ Team Hobbylink
Pictures by: http://www.femca.in.Thailand
XB808 Wins Singapore 1/8 GP Off-Road Series
Race Report by: Glenn/Hobby Link
A main 1st& TQ Glenn Phuah XRAY XB808 A main 3rd Kevin Tiong XRAY XB808 (First Buggy Race )
THUNDER TIGER OFF ROAD CUPSERIES 2, MARCH 8, 2009NIKO
OFF ROAD CIRCUIT SENAI, MALAYSIA
The second installment of Thunder Tiger off road series saw 50
drivers registered for the event. The organizers decided to remove the Truggy
class from series 2 leaving only the 1/8 buggy class. They also had a good lucky
draw prize of a Thunder Tiger RC kit up for grabs. Most of the familiar faces
were present and a few more who did not make it for series 1.
A very Happy Xray team From Singapore & Malaysia: After a 45 mins A final results: Glenn Phuah Overall 1st, 3rd Chester Chua ,Kelvin tiong 5th
Well Done Everyone!!
1/8 Off Road GP Montpellier 2008 Finals
That my Boy JONO! Racing to a TQ and Win in Australia Buggy
Championship on his Xray EC and RB engine.
1 Sartel XRay
XB8-EC RB engine,2 Jerome Ezazian Mugen
Team Xray international. Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia & USA.
Team Xray Singapore Congrat to the Overall Winner (Glenn Phuah) and the rest of the Team. (Race Report will follow up at the Buggy Page!)
2007 Extreme Cup Surabaya
Top 10 Drivers Trophies presentation, Sam A final 4th, Glenn semi finalist, Sam Xray/RB in A Final 4th Position
Glenn Xray/OS in Semi final
Special Note from Sam: I really enjoy the race and the hospitality of all my friends who brought us together and ESPECIALLY Mr Rijanto, I thank you all!
By the way, I'm taking a break now, hope to race with you guys again soon. Thank you!
SINGAPORE 1/8 OPEN GP OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008
Team Xray Singapore and Thailand
This event previously known as the “Singapore Invitational Challenge” attracted a total of 90 buggy and truggy participants from Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia. Held at Turf City’s Buggy track in Singapore over the weekend of 16 and 17 August 2008.
The qualifying heats were held on Saturday 16 August and a points system was used to determine qualification. After the 4 rounds of qualifying the results for semi finals are as follows:
The semi finals began after a short shower of rain that groomed the track well and kept the dust levels down. It almost seemed like it was a battle in the main final and drivers were determined to finish in the top 5 to secure a place in the main 60 –minute final.
The organisers decided on a 12-car final and the starting line up and results are as follows:
Team Xray managed to put 4 cars in the final that included Chester Chua, Luigi Venturi and Glenn Phuah. While Luigi and Glenn made it directly to the semi finals, Chester fought strong to win the quarter finals to get bumped up to the semis and finally into the main final.
Several drivers managed to take the lead at some stage of the final including, Meen and Panit from Thailand. The strong team of from Taiwan was well represented in the main final. It was not 25 minutes in to the race where Glenn managed to take the lead, with Kyosho’s Ben Seet following closely behind. Meen suffered some car troubles and had to pull into the pits. That allowed Glenn and Ben to extend the lead a little
Singapore Open Top 10 Glenn Phuah – 2008 Buggy Winner
Glenn Phuah’s Winning Set-up:
XB808 2nd at GS Racing Cup Malaysia Jul. 07, 2008
2008 Turf City Championship on February 24th 08
Team XRAY Singapore turned up with 9 drivers and managed to put 5 into the A-main. Early in the day Glenn Phuah suffered engine problems in his buggy and finally settled in 3rd after the qualifiers behind Sam Cheng in an RB-powered XB8EC.
TQ was made by Wenyi in his Hong Nor. Chester Chua and Luigi Venturi did some excellent driving to place themselves in the A-main. In the Truggy qualifiers, Glenn made TQ with the only 13 lap qualifier for the whole event.
The Truggy ‘A’ Main was a 35min final and Glenn took a commanding lead followed closely by Ben Seet and Wenyi. At 20 minutes into the race, Glenn was already pulling a comfortable lead. Unfortunately he clipped a metal spike and that tore a front arm, ending the race for him. Ben was the eventual winner in his Sirio-powered Kyosho.In the Buggy main event,
TQ man Wenyi, Sam and Glenn
managed to have a good start and proceeded to slightly pull away from the second
pack. Wenyi, Ben and Glenn were fiercely battling it out and the lead exchanged
amongst them several times. Glenn’s XB8 suffered a broken wing towards the last
few minutes of the race, but he managed to hang on and to eventually win the
HPC International 1/8th Buggy 2007 15-16 September
The annual buggy event attracted 60 drivers from all over the region, namely Singapore, Macau, Taiwan and the host country Malaysia. This included OCM and Nanda factory team.
Team Xray/ Hobbylink from Singapore led by Sam Cheng arrived at the beautiful Glenmarie facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday night leaving only time to check in to the hotel.
Not having any practice time, qualifying began on Saturday morning. By late afternoon, 3 rounds of heats have been completed. At this time local Malaysian ace driver David Lim with his Werks powered Losi was already sitting on a comfortable pole position. The final round of qualification was to be held on the Sunday morning.
Sunday morning started out with the truggy heats, Ah Leng from Singapore TQ’ed the truggy event and eventually came in to win the main event as well. It seemed that David Lim was destined to TQ the Buggy heats although Singaporean driver Glenn Phuah in an RB powered Xray came in a close 2nd after all the qualification rounds were completed. This meant that David and Glenn would sit 1st on the grid in their respective ½ finals.
The ½ finals began after a brief rain shower that groomed the track as well. As dark clouds were present, everyone was eager to get race underway. Team Xray Singapore put on a good show to put 4 cars in the main event. They are Glenn Phuah, Sam Cheng, Luigi Venturi and Chester Chua. Last years’ Champion Ah M from Singapore displayed some excellent driving to put his X1CR into the top ten.
The main event began with Ah M pulling into the lead after managing to overtake Sam, Glenn and after the first few minutes into the 45 minute final. Luigi and Chester suffered flameouts, Luigi put on a good fight to reduce the gap with 3rd place finisher Danny Teh in his OS powered Kyosho only to finish a close 4th with just 7sec difference, however he managed to do the fastest single lap of 43+ seconds. It was a tough final and the lead exchanged several time times between Sam, Glenn and Ah M. Sam made a slight mistake that left Glenn an opportunity to overtake to lead the race. This seemed to be a crucial mistake that left Sam in 2nd close behind champion Glenn Phuah.
The final results are as follows:
Pictures by: Sylvia Lim
JB UTM Race 9-9-2007
Team Xray/Rb engine Sam Cheng won TQ and 1st at the JB UTM open Buggy Rac
SINGAPORE NATIONAL Day 9-8-2007 /8 GP OFF-ROAD RACE
Top 3 A drivers
Mike Tan QUALIFYING :
Sam Cheng Chester Car Luigi Car Glenn Car Sam Car
1. Chester Chua – XRAY EC/RB
In the A-Main Final, it was a great fight between the 4 racers, 3 XRAY and 1 HN driver. They were neck to neck. It was an exciting race! They were well ahead before the other drivers manage to get their momentum. Hong Nor driver were close behind. Glenn, Chester, Luigi and Ah M, were battling out till the end. In the end, Chester Chua won A-Main Final with Glenn Phuah got 2nd place and Luigi Venturi clinched the 3rd place after the 50 minutes A-Main Final. XRAY/RB finished 1-2-3 on podium for the A-Main Final. Well Done
Race report/Sufian& some picture by Mara
SINGAPORE NATIONAL 1/8 GP OFF-ROAD RACE
The Singapore Local 1/8 GP Off-Road Race attracted many
locals in the RC arena to pit the skills against each other. There were 53 buggy
drivers and 15 truggy drivers altogether. The track and the weather was in
excellent condition as there track was ry and smooth while the weather was hot.
Perfect to have a race day! There were many X-Ray drivers from Singapore that
were there to win the competition! X-Ray drivers from Singapore: Sam Cheng,
Chester Chua, Glenn Phuah, Mok JY, Luigi Venturi, Razif, Michael Tan, Rashid,
Xiong and Sufian.
Fastest Driver of the day!
The Top 3 Winner of A main. Ah M 2rd,Glenn 1st,Chester TQ&3rd
Happy Bro! Of Xray Singapore Luigi Xray/RB & Juang Yew Xray/RB engine
Sam XRAY?? Flame OUT!! Glenn XRAY closing the finishing Line
All of us had a great time and are very happy with our cars and engines performance. With the new track and new car, we are definitely competitive.
Congratulations go to the winners and all the best to our club, organizer RCMC.
"Thank You for the wonderful event!". Till then, Happy Racing!
LRP Master Race in Malaysia april 07
It Was A good race at LRP master. we have 3 Xray Car/RB and Wenyi HN/RB engine set in the A final due to heavy rain we couldt run the final had to give away trophies according to qualifying, contrag go to David Lim From Malaysia that TQ and win!
Till next time Happy Racing!
Race Report On Our Turf City Track,Singapore
1/8 Buggy National warm-up Race 28 Feb.
RB Engine win A final 45 mins and TQ in Singapore Open Race 28-1-07
total 50 drivers 45 mins final
Alright!Happy Brothers, A Main Top 3 Winner all with RB engine. Luigi with SHengine power/Xray car
1/8 off-road A main 45 mins Results
Race @ Turf City 21-5-06
Desmond Tan TQ& 1st with His Xray/RB engine on Turf City Buggy Championship. Aug 06
Glenn Phuah A main Champion after a 35mins Run with his Xray/RB engine powered War Machine.
Sam Xray/RB Engine on his TQ Run and 2nd Runner Up.
Off Rd Race
1/8 Buggy FEMCA Championship 2005Malang, Indonesia 7th July to 10th July 2005 Asia Cup
This is an event that all manufacturers from Asia looked forward to race.It is also the first ever FEMCA Buggy Championshipheld at the beautiful track in Malang, Indonesia.There were altogether 149 drivers from all parts of Asia.Most of the racers were factory drivers from the following manufacturers, such aCasterRacing, GSracing, Hot Bodies, Hong Nor, HoBao, Kyosho, Mugen Seiki,Mayhem, Sacker, Xray, etc.Some of the top FEMCA on- road drivers were also there to compete.
Above photo was taken during the Top Ten Drivers’ introduction session forFEMCA Championship, just before the 60-minutes Finals race
It was a fantastic and successful event.
We would like to thank its organizer (ANDHY.D.), all officials, racers and its organizing members that involved in this event, without them this FEMCA event would not have been possible.
"Thank you all very much!"
Race Report & Pictures by Sam Cheng www.hobbylink.com.sg
2006 APRIL 23-24 SINGAPORE GP-OFF ROAD INVITATIONAL CHALLENGE RACE
Weather: Hot 30-32 degC, 75%-95% Humidity
The Singapore GP Off Road Invitational Challenge kicked off last weekend with Factory Teams from several countries in the region participating at this event. We were lucky to have good sunny weather over the weekend, as weeks prior was raining and the track was flooded. As Singapore is situated around the equatorial region, torrential rain can be expected. It was not only till Friday when the drivers started to come for practice sessions when the weather began to clear up.
Qualifications began on Saturday 23 April; a total of 7 heats and 1 heat for the truggies were ran over 4 rounds completing 3 on Saturday itself. The iFMAR point system had been adopted for running the qualifying sessions. As the weather had been wet, the first few heats were ran on very wet track conditions leading to very heavy cars causing some drivers to have problems running good lap times. The first round had Indra Liono (Indonesia) leading the pack by doing the only 15-lap run. After the second round Glenn Phuah managed to beat Indra by 1 second to clock a 15 lap 10:38, this would put Glenn on the top to gain 67 points. On the last round for the day Sam Cheng clocked an amazing time of 14 lap 09:57, only to have some transponder problems while on his 15th lap. However, it still was the best time for the round, which gained Sam 67 points.
Points tally after the 1st day of qualification put Glenn as provisional TQ. On Sunday morning when the last round of heats was run, Andri Hartanto from Indonesia clocked a very good time of 15 laps 10:39 which led to be the pole sitter for the 4th round.
After the point tally for the finals, Andri and Glenn were tied at 196 points for 3 of their best runs. It was Glenn who gained TQ when his best time beat Andri by a mere fraction.
There was a short period of rain before the start of the lower finals, which made the track damp with a little more traction at certain parts of the track. By mid afternoon, the lower finals began and some of the drivers managed to climb up, especially Wenyi who climbed into the Grand Final.
Before the start of the Grand Final there was a 30min break, the track was good and ready for the 45 minute final. It was Indra (Ind), Wenyi (Sin) and Craig (Aus) that had a good start, but soon the train caught up to follow the 1st pack. Battling out for 3rd 4th and 5th was Andri (Ind), Ah M (Sin), Glenn (Sin) and Sam (Sin). The 2nd and 3rd position changed many times as Andri and Wenyi were exchanging leads. Joe Hwee (Sin) had some car troubles and had to retire, while Craig seem to have tire problems and missed a fuel stop that caused a flame out. It was Glenn who fought his way to lead the race, at this time Andri was close on his tail and the lead was exchanged several times that made the spectators very excited. Ah M was not to far this time and looked like he was closing in on Andri and Glenn, however some tangle between Ah M and Andri allowed Glenn to increase the gap between 2nd and 3rd to finally clinch the overall champion in his RB Powered XRAY XB8TQ.
Credits to race organizers, helpers, AMB operator Brian Thng, and especially Dave from Australian magazine Racing Lines that have traveled all this way to cover the event. Not to forget all drivers and mechanics whom have all pit in to make the track good to race on after the rain. Thank you all!
Race report: Sam Cheng (Hobby link Singapore)
Team Xray / RB Singapore
3. Andri Hartanto / Sacker / Indonesia
Year of 2005
That's all folks, happy racing!