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Racing The 2021 Xact 10K Challenge For $10,000 In Payout Cash!

- Text and Images by : Joel Navarro

Last year was a slow one for RC racing as Covid pumped the brakes on all racing programs all over the US and the World. With every racer on earth itching to race again and with life starting to get back to normal, the first Annual Xact RC 10K Challenge came to world renown OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach. So you ask what exactly does a 10K Challenge mean? It translates to some of the fiercest competitio­n around with every driver aiming for the perfect drive that

might score them a piece of the $10,000 cash payout up for grabs. With 232 entries and over 15,700 laps ran, you can bet the racing action was hot on the track. Let’s take a look!

CLASSES AND RACE FORMAT

With Socal being a hotbed of racers that include current and past World Champions, you definitely had to bring your A-game. The classes that included a cash payout were the Expert Modified and Expert Stock class that required you to run both a 2wd and 4wd buggy. The rest of the classes ran were Sportsman 2wd, Sportsman 4wd and Mature (Over 40 class). The race program ran over two days with three rounds of qualifying ran on Saturday with your two best runs counting and Triple A-mains ran on Sunday with two bump ups from lower mains advancing to higher mains.

WRAP UP

Although we’re just getting racing off to steady start in 2021, it’s exciting to see

races like the Xact 10K Challenge to throw into the mix of your normal club racing schedule. Big races might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you do put one or more big races on your calendar, I can guarantee the Xact 10K Challenge won’t disappoint. You get to race against your best buds and watch top caliber world champions with a chance to win some cold hard cash to boot. The race weekend went off without a hitch and while some dreams didn’t materializ­e for some, for others it was a blast and nicely profitable with a cash payout. Next year will be here before you know it and if you dash for some cash, save some room on your calendar the Xact 10K Challenge.

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 ??  ?? Expert Modified winners (2wd & 4wd Combined) 1st Aydin Horne 2nd Broc Champlin 3rd Ryan Cavalieri
Expert Modified winners (2wd & 4wd Combined) 1st Aydin Horne 2nd Broc Champlin 3rd Ryan Cavalieri
 ??  ?? Expert Stock winners (2wd & 4wd Combined) 1st Mathew Gonzales 2nd Jake Thayer 3rd Mathew Willbilly
Expert Stock winners (2wd & 4wd Combined) 1st Mathew Gonzales 2nd Jake Thayer 3rd Mathew Willbilly
 ??  ?? There were a lot of heavy hitters racing at the Xact 10k Challenge that included current and past world champions.
There were a lot of heavy hitters racing at the Xact 10k Challenge that included current and past world champions.
 ??  ?? The motors in the stock classes were where tech checked and every racer had to pass through tech inspection before every run before they put their car on the track.
The motors in the stock classes were where tech checked and every racer had to pass through tech inspection before every run before they put their car on the track.
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