The 2018 Winter series has finished after what has been a very hard winter and a lot of bad luck with snow, we ran 3 rounds (Brookthorpe, Nene Valley and Ledbury) .
The winter wasn’t smiling on us as the last round should have been at East Shrewsbury but was washed out with the track under water after a very wet Friday night so a last minute change of venue to Ledbury allowed the series to finally come to an end and a very big thanks to Nathan, Ray and Elvio at Ledbury for helping us out .
A big Thanks must also go to Kev and Suzanne Griffin for running the meetings for us and they have volunteered to run most of the summer series for us  – many thanks both.


Winners overall in the nitro series were
1st Mike Lewis RC8B 3.1
2nd Jack Embling S Workz
3rd Matt Lewis RC8B3.1

Ebuggy Winners were
1st Chris Lovell
2nd Marcus Cherry
3rd Simon Davis

Junior Nitro Buggy winners were
1st William Day
2nd Henry Bennett
3rd Lewis Jones

Junior E Buggy Winners were
1st Ben Cherry
2nd Zak Edwards

Race report – MKS Winter X Cross finale

At a very sunny Ledbury track it was the final round of the MKS sponsored winter Nitro X Cross Series  – rescheduled from Nene Valley due to flooding. A field of over 50 drivers at this ever popular series, and finally some nice weather would mean it was going to be a great race day. It was the 6th and final round so series points and prizes were also up for grabs.

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In Nitro Jon Howells was the front runner from Round one, the CML driver took the TQ in every round of qualifying with his AE – he dominated the qualifying and he was going to be hard to catch in the final – showing real pace and great consistency.  Ben Billing, Chris Leighton and Lloyd Pit were fighting it out for the other top spaces, taking a 2nd place in each round each. Only separated by seconds these guys were scrapping on track all day and in the end Ben took the final round to take 2nd on the grid with Chris 3rd and Lloyd 4th.

In the electric class we had Chris Lovell take an easy TQ in the first 2 rounds with his RC Concepts powered MBX7r Eco, but Milan Dragojlovic took an impressive TQ in the final 2 rounds with his Tekin Powered MP9e. Mark Hicks and Rich Price showed good pace all day behind the top 2 and battled for 3rd with Mark managing it in the final round.

Onto finals – In the D final some unlucky qualifying put Josh Powney and Nathan Powney down the pecking order but putting the unfortunate qualifying behind them, they both showed there pace, with Josh taking a good win by a lap and Nathan taking 3rd. Young Simeon White finished in the middle of them – the young man taking a bump into the C final with ease.

In the C final – Josh once again showed his talent and he and his Sworkz Evo 2 took another win, Simon Davies and Colin Davies had a good on track battle over the 15min final and Simon just managed the 2nd place by only 5 seconds – all taking the bump up into the B.


In the B final there was some very close racing – all drivers very close in place, Gareth Oldfield and his Losi  4 took the win over Alex Page in second and a great drive by the AE of Mark Westwood took him from 8th to the final bump up place in 3rd.

In the A final it was all about Jon Howells – He lead from start to finish holding off the challenge from Sworkz driver Chris Leighton with fellow AE driver Jon Griffiths taking the final podium place of the day by just over a second from Matt Box and his Kyosho.


In the EBuggy final it was going to be between Chris Lovell and Milan, Chris had a great start and went on to take a fine win after an electrical problem meant Milan had to retire a few laps from the end. Rich Price and his XRAY took 2nd and Mark Hicks and his Techno took the 3rd spot.


Onto the series trophies and prizes they were very close. In the Nitro class it was Milan Dragojlovic that took the series by 1 point over Jon Howells and Chris Leighton with his great 2nd place at the final round had clinched 3rd in the championship.(Top 3 pictured below)  Top Veteran was Jon Howells and Top Jnr was Aaron Ford.

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In the electric class Chris Lovell (pictured below) with his TQ and win in the final round had secured the top spot and took the series overall from Stuart Harlow in 2nd and Huw Jenkins in 3rd. Top veteran was Tim Lucas. Top club in the series was Frankley.

lovell e buggy winner


A great end to a great series – thanks to all the NitroXcross guys and gals, the sponsors MKS for the great end of season prizes and of course all the clubs and competitors! And a big well done to Milan Dragojlovic and Chris Lovell on taking the respective series. For a full list of the results and all the series information go to

Nathan Powney takes the REDS Winter Series Title!

Nathan Powney took the REDS Racing UK Winter X Cross series last weekend at the final round of the series held at Ledbury Model Car Club. It went down to the wire but Nathan managed to take the win in a thrilling final finishing just ahead of 2nd overall Ben billing to wrap up the title.

nathan overall winner

A big thank you to John and Colin Broadhurst from JC Racing Products as well as REDS Racing for sponsoring the series.

The Electric Championship which grew as the series went on was won by Colin Court and the Truggy Championship went to Dan Tournant.

Top Junior went to Nick Blackwell who also managed 3rd overall in the series, well done Nick!

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I hope you all enjoyed the series as much as we did, booking in is now open for rounds 1 and 2 of the Summer Series which will take place on April 12th and 13th at Frankley Model Car Club, we hope to see you all there!



Nitro X Cross 2013 Champions!

Nitro X Cross Summer 2013 Champions!
Nitro Open Championship – Ben Williams
Nitro Controlled Tyre Championship – Shaun Stenson
Top Junior – Ryan Lawrence
Top Veteran – Alex Page
E Buggy Championship – Jean-Charles Isner
Top Club – Swansea

Thank you to everyone who came and supported Nitro X Cross this series. With over 700 entries across the series over 14 rounds and 6 venues it really has been an enjoyable championship for all abilities. We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and we look forward to seeing you over the winter or at next years summer championship. Thanks to John and Colin at JC Racing products for sponsoring the series, Bryn, Cate, Matt and Jules for organising and running the series, the clubs involved for providing some great venues, all the helpers from all of the clubs involved for doing their bit and most importantly the 169 drivers, pit crews, lads dads and W-A-G’s who made it happen by entering the events and coming along to take part. Its been a good one


Ben Williams takes the NX 13 Summer Title!

A massive congratulations to Swansea’s Ben Williams for taking this years Nitro X Cross 2013 title!

Although 2 rounds still remain (Stoke Nitro September 14th and 15th) Some awesome driving from Ben this season means he can relax on presentation day after wrapping up the title early.

Ben has kindly written a report on his Nitro X Cross journey and can be found HERE

Here is the drivers standings with 2 rounds to go (top 30 from 137 entries, full list can be found on the results pages)

top 30

Once again a big well done to Ben from all of the Nitro X Cross team, we hope you can return next season to defend your crown!

Ben has also helped local club Swansea to a sizable lead in the club championship. Can the Swansea boys do the double and take home the club trophy too?


Booking in is now open for the final 2 rounds of the series, even if you havent competed in this years championship why not come and try it out? We encourage all abilities to enter and try to create an enjoyable racing atmosphere with plenty of track time for just £7.50 per day when pre booked for a 2 day racing weekend.

Booking in can be found on the Nitro X Cross website


Ashlee Owen Takes Winter 2012/13 Title!

A massive well done to Ashlee Owen on taking the winter series title for 2012/13.

The series went down to the final round at FMCC and 2nd on the day was enough to secure the title from Matt Box in 2nd and Matt Slaney in 3rd.

Full results from the day can be found HERE and the series results HERE

Thank you from all the Nitro X Cross team to all drivers who took part in this great series and we hope to see you all at Ledbury MCC on April 6th and 7th for the start of the NX 13 Summer series. Booking in is now open for this event.

Top 3 Drivers for the series:

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Nitro X Cross 2013 Format Chosen by YOU the Drivers!

We asked you last month for your input for the 2013 Nitro X Cross summer series and here are the results! We are currently running some of these changes in the Winter series  in preparation for next years summer series and things seem to be going well. Well organised with more track time for the drivers whilst still maintaining an enjoyable atmosphere which is what Nitro X Cross is all about.

Click here to download the report nitroxcrossreport

Here is a summery of the report:

Keep JC Controlled tyres YES 51%

Add JC Mini pins NO 57%

Qualifying method FTD 60%

Qualifying time 6 MINUTES 45%

Race Weekend Qualifying and Finals Both Days 54%

Keep Bank Holidays YES 53%

Centralised Booking in YES 51%

The format for each day will run as follows:

JC Controlled Tyres (duells or offsets)
Qualifying format is FTD
1 round of timed practice
4 rounds of 6 minute qualifiers
All Finals 20 minutes, A Main Final 25 Minutes.

Points format as follows:

Points awarded for Qualifying AND Final finishing position.

Points awarded to each club member towards their clubs total.

For Example FTD 100 points A Final win 100 points = 200 driver points and 200 club points. Qualify 3rd 98 points Finish 5th 96 points = 194 driver points and 194 club points. If you do not complete 1 lap of your final you will not be awarded any race points but you will still be awarded your qualifying points. If you have bumped from a lower final but not completed a lap in your higher final you will still be awarded points from your original Final.

Booking in will open 1 day after the previous round and close on the Friday prior to the event. All booking in will take place through the NitroXCross website and a drivers list will be visible to all. Discounts will be available for early booking in and a cut off date for each round will be publicised.

We have also taken into account track comments and will be releasing the tracks soon, Dates will be announced once the BRCA have released their dates to avoid clashes where possible.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing you track side in 2013 for another great series in 2013.

Nitro X Cross 2012 Final Standings

Here are the final standings for the Nitro X Cross 2012 series.

What a final round this turned out to be with Rob Lloyd taking the series win.

A massive thank you to everyone involved in putting on a fantastic series and I hope that you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

Looking forward to Nitro X Cross 2013 already!


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Round 7 Race Report and Pictures

Steve Shakespeare takes round 7 at Weston Park in a very wet and muddy A Final!

A big thank you to everyone involved for once again hosting a fantastic weekends racing.

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Round 7 race report

Lots of Pictures from the weekend!!i=1912364475&k=tf8LZXx

Round 8 to follow!