Xray are to back the inaugural Euro Nitro Series, the organisers of the new championship for onroad nitro racing are delighted to announce the World Champion manufacturer as the first primary sponsor of the two race ‘Pilot Series’ that will kick off at the end of next month at the Hockenheimring in Germany. A key partner of the Euro Touring Series, in which they are the defending Pro Stock Champions, Xray have played an instrumental role in the creation of the ENS offering their support for the series as far back the middle of last year.
The reigning 1:10 Nitro Touring European Champions, the Slovak manufacturer will be a major ENS title contender in that class with team drivers Dirk Wischnewski, Adrian Berntsen, Alexander Hagberg and NT1 designer Martin Hudy. Prior electric touring car commitments on the same weekend means the latter two factory drivers will miss Race 1 but as winner of the European Nitro Challenge, the precursor to the ENS at the Hockenheimring last year with Wischnewski, the team head to the race over the weekend of May 31-June 2 as per-event favourites.
In addition to announcing Xray as the first Primary sponsor, the organisers confirmed Contact as its first Associate sponsor. One of the series tyre partners, Contact will be the official controlled handout tyre for 1:10 Touring at the second race which takes place at Stöhr-Ring in Austria from the 28-30th of June.
Despite having only been announced less than a month ago, Race 1 of the Euro Nitro Series ‘Pilot Series’ has already attracted over 100 entries with further team/driver announcements set to be made over the coming days.