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Chad wins again with his Nexx10sc 4x4 - 7/19/11 by davegm
Reported by Chad Bradley - Saturday July 16th Hot Rod Raceway Pro 4wd SC - Hot Rod Hobbies Tuesday Night Nationals with 90 entries Tuesday night. In the Pro 4 Short Course Truck Class Chad Bradley with the new Nexx 10SC TQed round 2 of qualifying setting a time that beat out Stephen Bess's round 1 time, Bess ended up qualifying in the second spot. In the main event Chad pulled to an early lead and never looked back, Chad lead every lap of the main event to take the convincing win in the Pro 4 Short Course Class. Chad said the truck has been very fast and easy to drive, Bess 2nd  and Suarez rounded out the top 3!

4x4 Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
Nexx10sc
2nd

Stephen Bess TLR
3rd

Andrew Suarez TLR

Sweep Tires/Radiopost Race#2 win for Gaige Herrera with Hyper9 - 7/23/11 by DJ
Reported by Gaige Herrera - Second round of the Radio Post/ Sweep points series at Revelation Raceway. There was a total of 11 heats and I signed up for the Amateur/ Intermediate class with my Hobao Hyper 9 Nitro. The first qualifier I had some radio problems and my steering was glitching like crazy all through out the 5 minutes. After getting the glitching problems solved it was time for the second qualifier and it was a really good run and ended up winning my heat and qualified second overall, seconds behind the TQ. Starting second on the grid, I got pushed wide in the first turn so didn't get a good start so by the first lap I was second to last on the first lap, half way through the race I got in a groove and caught up to the battle for the lead and managed to get around them when they tangled up. Was battling with Michael Vincent, team Kyosho driver for several minutes trading the lead between us lap after lap for most of the later part of the race till he crashed and I stretched out to a 27 second lead and ended up lapping all the way up to third and got the win. A good win for me as I had not attended the first race of the series and the winner from the first race did not attend so it puts me right there to challenge for the points lead.

 Pos  Driver  Buggy
 1st  Gaige Herrera
 Hyper 9 2.0
 2nd  Michael Vincent
 K
 3rd  Bill McEuen
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Chad takes the Nexx10sc to the front - 7/16/11 by davegm

Reported by Chad Bradley - Saturday July 16th Hot Rod Raceway Pro 4wd SC - Chad Bradley was back in action at Hot Rod Hobbies in Santa Clarita CA. racing the Nexx10SC. Chad took a little break from electric racing after a hectic nitro schedule the last few months, but with the upcoming national championships around the corner getting some running in before hand and chassis setups he said he feels pretty good for the race next month. With close to 15-20 drivers in the Pro 4wd Class Chad took the top spot going into the 10min main with the Nexx10SC as well as setting new track record for wet conditions, he lead from start to finish and was never really pressured for the win, he went on win by a lap over second place Andrew Suarez and Eric Beier.

4x4 Short course A-main Video

 Pos.
 Driver  Short Course
1st/TQ
Chad Bradley
Nexx10sc
2nd

Andrew Suarez AE
3rd

Eric Beier AE

Robin is out there! - 7/19/11 by davegm
Reported by Robin Nelson - This past weekend Team OFNA of South Carolina traveled down to Aiken for one of South Carolina's biggest races, The Watermelon Classic. The track is located in Boyd Pond County Park and goes by the name Outlaw Raceway. The track was awesome, red clay, hard packed and very technical layout. Ron and Andy run the track and did a great job all weekend. With temperatures soaring close to 100 degrees and super high humidity, 150 racers piled into the park for the race. Friday was practice day, with qualifying on Saturday. The mains were run on Sunday. I ran in the Pro Buggy and Mod 4x4 Short Course classes and Dustin McCutheon and Scottie Powell ran in the Sportsman Buggy class. On Saturday, I qualified 12th in Pro Buggy, which put me on the pole for the B-Main and I qualified 2nd in Short Course. Dustin qualified 2nd in Sportsman Buggy and Scottie qualified 18th in Sportsman Buggy.

On Sunday, I ran the first of the triple A mains for Short Course finishing 3rd and in the second main I finished 2nd. With these finishes in Short Course, my overall was 3rd place in Short Course. Scottie had a rough B-main and finished 8th in his first big race! Dustin started out strong but fell back and finished 4th in Sportsman Buggy. I ran my 15 min. B-Main and won which bumped me to the A-main. At the start of the A-Main I went from 11th to 3rd on the first lap and finished 4th after losing the tread on my tires towards the end of the race. All and all, we had a good time and the Hyper Star's looked good on the track all weekend. All of our cars were equipped with the new Werks B6 Pro engines and ran flawless all weekend. Thanks to all our sponsors that made this possible. I would also like to thank Shane "Pit Bull" Watson for the pit help. Team OFNA S.C. survived the Watermelon 2011. Later... 
Randy takes another win at WCRC- 7/2/11 by davegm
randy_kungReported by Randy Kung - West Coast R/C Raceway    West Coast Championship Points Series Round 7,    13 Heats It was the seventh round of the West Coast Championship Points series held at West Coast R/C Raceway. Randy raced his Hyper 10SC in the Expert 4WD SC division. Since there weren’t enough expert drivers, Randy would race with the Sportsman Class. In the first round of qualifying, Randy started 2nd to last. He was able to get the early TQ with a 13/5:06. That was the fastest he has ever gone on the layout. In the second round of qualifying, it was a battle between Randy and HongNor Driver, Gaige Herrera. Gaige was out front, and led the whole second round and won, however, he had a bobble near the end which made him one thousands of a second behind Randy’s TQ! In the main event, Randy was in the lead until he had a quick rollover before the straight. He was in second behind Gaige now. Randy was behind by about 3 seconds, but Gaige had a few bobbles near the end which gave Randy back the lead. Randy came back and took the win, finishing with a 13/5:04 giving him 101 points!

Pos.

Driver
4x4 SC
1st/TQ

Randy Kung
Hyper 10sc
2nd

Gaige Herrera Nexx 10sc
3rd

Danny Stojakovic AE 4x4

Another hot, humid summer club race at JCP RC - 7/9/11 by DJ
Reported by Jubal Dike - The day started off well with my Tekin RX8/T8 powered, BCE chassis, Hyper 9e setting the TQ mark in the Pro Buggy class after the first round. However, that would be the fastest I went in the 3 quals and ended up starting the main as the 2nd qualifier, 5 seconds off TQ. At the horn  I played it safe and decided I was just going to try and keep pace and not push for a pass. This worked out well since only a few turns into the first lap the leader got upside down handing me the top spot. This is where I would stay for the entire main, winning by 28 seconds over second and having laps on the rest of the field.

 Pos.  Driver  E-Buggy
 1st  Jubal Dike  Hyper 9E
 2nd  Brian Seitz  6e
 3rd  Bryce Carter  D8
Special thanks to Tekin, Ofna, BCE, Fastlane Graphix and Avid for their fantastic equipment and support.


Randy wins at Revelations Raceway - 6/18/11 by davegm
randy_kungReported by Randy Kung - Revelation Raceway O’Donnell Summer Championships - 14 Heats.  After a long break of outdoor racing, Randy Kung decided to see how his outdoor skills are with his HoBao Hyper 10 SC. He never got any practice with his short course. Instead, he just threw it down for the first race. He got the early TQ with a 9/5:09 actually doing every jump that 1-8th scale nitro car would do. In the second round of qualifying, Randy had too many bobbles and was unable to improve his TQ pace. In the main events, they changed a regular 5 minutes race to an 8 minute race. Randy knew he had to conserve his battery, so he did double singles instead of triples. After the 8 minute main, Randy lapped all the drivers and went home with the TQ and the win!

Pos.

Driver
4x4 SC
1st/TQ

Randy Kung
Hyper 10sc
2nd

Fred Steele TSC
3rd

Shane Flores AE 4x4

Randy takes another win at WCRC- 6/11/11 by davegm
randy_kungReported by Randy Kung -West Coast R/C Raceway Championship Points Series - 16 Heats.  For the fifth round of the West Coast Championship Points Series, Randy Kung would race his HoBao Hyper 10SC in the Expert 4WD SC class. However, today didn’t have enough experts to create a class, so the experts ran with the sportsman drivers. In the first round of qualifying, Randy started from the back, which made him have to get around drivers. He was still able to set the early TQ, but not a pace Randy was looking for. In the second round of qualifying, Randy started from the front and had a clean start. As he went around the track, he had a clean run and was able to increase his TQ pace into a 15/5:01. As the main events began, Randy started from the pole and led the whole race finishing in a 15/5:04 giving him another TQ and win!

Pos.

Driver
4x4 SC
1st/TQ

Randy Kung
Hyper 10sc
2nd

Scott Howard Hyper 10sc

King Kung's still getting Double Wins! - 6/4/11 by davegm
randy_kungReported by Randy Kung - West Coast R/C Raceway Championship Points Series Round 4 - 14 Heats.  For the fourth round of the West Coast Championship Points Series, Randy Kung is in the lead for the Expert 4WD SC division. In the first round of qualifying, Randy was able to set the early TQ with a 15/5:03. IN the second round of qualifying, Randy wanted to see if he can go faster by pushing the car. He did create faster lap times, but it also created more bobbles, so he was unable to set a faster TQ pace. In the mains, Randy started from the number one spot, he took off with the lead and never lost it. He was able to beat his 15/5:03 pace, finishing in a 15/5:00 giving him the TQ and the win.

Pos.

Driver
4x4 SC
1st/TQ

Randy Kung
Hyper 10sc
2nd

Casey Juarez AE 4x4
3rd

Scott Howard Hyper 10sc

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jason_kungReported by Jason Kung - West Coast R/C Raceway: For the fourth round of the West Coast Championship Points Series, Jason Kung is also in the lead for the Expert 1-8th Scale division. In the first round of qualifying, Jason Kung had a few bobbles and was unable to set the early TQ pace. The TQ pace that Jason needed to beat was a 16/5:17. In the second round, Jason kept his driving consistent and fast. He beat the TQ pace by 6 seconds finishing in a 16/5:11. In the main events, Jason started from the pole and took the win as the only driver to go 16 laps.


Pos.

Driver
E-Buggy
1st/TQ Jason Kung
HyperStar
2nd

Scott Howard Hyper 9e
3rd

Kaulin Hall
8e

HyperStar wins at Revelation Raceway - 7/2/11 by DJ
Reported by Dustin Bullard - I had a fantastic run at Revelation Raceway on Saturday during our weekly club race. The novice division was stacked with some very good drivers and we all had a great time! We had three - 5 minute qualifiers and a 15 Minute Main. I qualified 3rd overall while searching for the perfect setup for Rev and once we had it dialed in the Hyper Star was on FIRE, I finished the A-Main in 1st place with a 24-15:28 averaging 38.6s/lap! I grabbed the lead out of the gate and managed a commanding lead on the field until the adrenalin kicked in after about 5 laps, I started to get a little too aggressive and spent enough time on my lid to drop back to fourth place. A few laps later I managed to pull myself together and I started to put down my best laps of the day and even managed to put down my best lap ever @ 34.9s. By the end of the race I had pulled myself back into the lead and even managed a lap on the field. The HoBao HyperStar with the JL .21Pro Nitro engine and  Hong Nor 2047 pipe was really working together and fast, I'm glad I had some AKA Gridirons on my buggy to "Handle It!!!!"

 Pos  Driver  Buggy
 1st  Dustin Bullard  HyperStar
 2nd  Fred Steele  8
 3rd  Wayne Coffman  808

King Kung's still getting Double Wins! - 4/28/11 by davegm
randy_kungReported by Randy Kung - West Coast R/C Raceway Championship Points Series Round 3 - 18 Heats.  For the third round of the West Coast championship Points Series, Randy is leading the series so far and he hopes to extend his lead. Randy Kung ran his HoBao Hyper 10SC In the Expert 4WD SC division. In the first round of qualifying, Randy has electronic issues and didn’t start the race. However, in the second round of qualifying, Randy was able to take the TQ with a 15/5:03. He would earn the TQ point ad start in the pole position for the main. As the tone for the race went off, Randy would have a good 2 second lead by the first lap. He had a good lead when the race was about over, but Randy bobbled and the competition came closer. Randy was still able to hold his position and take the TQ and Win for the third round of the West Coast Championship Points Series.

Pos.

Driver
4x4 SC
1st/TQ

Randy Kung
Hyper 10sc
2nd

Casey Juarez AE 4x4
3rd

Scott Howard Hyper 10sc

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jason_kungReported by Jason Kung - West Coast R/C Raceway: In the third round of the West Coast Championship Points Series, Jason is also leading in the Expert 1-8th scale class. Today, he runs his Hyper 9 wand hopes to extend his lead. In the first round of qualifying, he tried different tires and had issues in some sections. He was unable to get the TQ. In the second round of qualifying, he set the fastest qualifying time he has ever ran with a 16/5:12. As the main event began, Jason would lead from the pole position and take the win as well finishing in a 16/5:13.

Pos.

Driver
E-Buggy
1st/TQ Jason Kung
Hyper 9er
2nd

Scott Howard Hyper 9e
3rd

Kaulin Hall
8e

Hyper 9's take 1st and 2nd at JCP RC Raceway - 7/3/11 by DJ

Reported by Jubal Dike - So I decided to see if I could continue the comeback good fortune and head to JCP RC in Edinburg, IN for the Fourth of July race. This is a true monster of a track with the layout measuring 230'x150' ! It was a super hot day but I was ready for some more E-buggy hobby action!  The race format was the typical 3, 7 minute rocket rounds of IFMAR quals and a 15 min main.

The pro buggy class was combined electric with the nitro.  First round the track was a little dry and slick. I was first to take the tone and I led from start to finish turning the fastest laps and setting the TQ mark at 13 7:18.8. My fellow OFNA teammate, Brian Bourland was 6 seconds behind in second. 

Second round there was a little bit more moisture in the "Monster" and I knew the speeds and times were going to show it!  I went out and was really pushing but had a few to many mistakes but when I was turning clean laps, they were fast! I ended up second that round and losing TQ by a half of a second to a nitro car with a 13 7:18.5! That didn't sit well with this electric guy!  Time for a few little tweaks and game on!

Third round the sun was no longer baking down on the monster allowing for a nice tacky track! When the 7 min tone sounded I had set the new TQ by 7 seconds at 13 7:11.8 and dipping into the 30 sec flat range! So the main was set with myself on point and Bourland starting 3rd!

At the start of the main there was a lot of position swapping but after a few laps, Bourland and I got hooked up nose to tail with each other and we started checking out with Bourland at the point for a bit then then myself. We were able to really get away from the field. When it was all said and done I took the win with Bourland in second!

 Pos  Driver  E Buggy
 1st  Jubal Dike  Hyper 9E
 2nd  Brian Bourland  Hyper 9E
 3rd  Dennis Clapper  D8

As usual I want to thank all my sponsors, OFNA, Tekin, BCE, Avid, Fastlane Graphix, and Bluegrass Hobbies for all of your support. My buggy and equipment was flawless, as usual, all day long despite the heat!
Kortz and Hyper wins at Hot Rod Hobbies - 6/29/11 by davegm
Reported by Jeremy Kortz - West Coast Raceway 13 heats I didn't get home until 2am.  In Short Course 4x4 truck, I TQed over Gaige Herrera another OFNA driver with the Nexx10sc by 2sec.  My time was 13 laps at 5:004.853 and Gaige's 13 laps at 5:06.226.  In the 5min main Gaige and i battled the hole main, behind each other  trading the lead and I only won by a couple of feet!  WoW both trucks are fast!

In 1/8e buggy, I TQed over Scott Wolf by 6sec.  My time was 14 laps at 5:14.501 and his time was 14 laps at 5:20.794.   In the warm up before the main I miss a big jump and broke the front bulkhead and never got a chance to race the main!!

 
 Pos  Driver  Car/Truck
 4x4

 1st/TQ  Jeremy Kortz
 Hyper 10sc
 2nd
 Gaige Herrera Nexx 10sc
 3rd
 Kevin Smith
RCSC
 Buggy
............
................
 TQ
 Jeremy Kortz Hyper 9 2.0
Robin takes to SC4x4 win at Hobby Connection - 6/01/11 by davegm
Reported by Robin Nelson - The Hobby Connection in Easley, SC hosted the first ever SC Short Course Challenge (SCSCC) on May 27th & 28th. The race had almost 100 entries with drivers from all parts of SC & NC. With numerous classes, including 2 WD Stock SCT, 4 x 4 SCT, 2 WD Limited Mod SCT and 1/8 buggy class, the racing began with Friday practice and one round of qualifying. We ran two qualifiers on Saturday before the 30 minute mains. I ran in the 4 x 4 SCT class and ended the day with a win. 1st place in the A Main made for a successful and fun weekend.
A Nexx 8 win at Full Throttle Raceway, 6/12/2011 by DJ
Reported by John Hunter - Round two of the series took place at Full Throttle Raceway an awesome outdoor facility located in the middle of the state of Minnesota, we had perfect weather, and about 84 entries for the day. In electric 1/8th buggy I was on par the first two heats to take TQ but had battery problems that ended both runs short. I found in one of the packs the ribbon between the cells had failed, I found a loaner battery for the third heat and took it easy so I could get a clean run in and hope to be at the front of the pack at the start of the main. I started in fourth and quickly made my way past 3rd and 2nd to stay there far a good of the race while battling for the 1st position with AE driver Aaron Bahner, we swapped spots a couple of times and with about 8 laps to go Aaron made a costly mistake on a pipe. I led the rest of the race and got across the line just in time to get an extra lap to lap the field. I took over first place in the points chase with that win, wish me luck!
Good job John, glad the weather is clearing up so you can get those race wins with your Nexx 8.

Pos Driver E-buggy
 1st  John Huttner  Nexx 8
 2nd  Aaron Bahner  RC8e 
 3rd  Rex Welch  8e

Nexx 10sc TQ and wins at West Coast RC - 5/25/11 by DJ
Reported by Gaige Herrera - Wednesday night club racing at West Coast Raceway, there was a total 65 racers and 8 heats. I raced the Expert 4wd SC class with my OFNA/Hong Nor Nexx 10SC. In the first heat I had some clogging issues and had a hard time making it around the track. Second qualifier after changing the sensor wire, I got off to early lead and after 3 laps my pace was a 15 5:00, I just kept on all four tires ran consistent through out the heat and ended up finishing at 15 laps and a 5:02, setting the new track record by 5 seconds and getting the TQ. In the main I got off to a early lead and lead all the way to the end and backed up the record with a 15 5:07.

Pos
Driver Short Course
1st/TQ

 Gaige Herrera
 Nexx10sc
 2nd
 Casey Juarez  AE SC 4x4
 3rd
 Kevin Smith  AE SC 4x4
Kortz and Hyper wins at Hot Rod Hobbies - 5/24/11 by DJ
Reported by Jeremy Kortz - I had some time to head on out to Hot Rod Hobbies on a Tuesday night for some SC and Buggy racing, getting some wheel time before the Nats at Thunder Alley. In Short Course Unlimited, I managed the TQ in the 1st round no spectacular fastest lap as the track has a lot of runs on it and turned into bumpy track. The race was a lead from the start to a win at the end, lapping the field at the 5 minute mark over a Durango and a Losi for the podium spots. In Buggy I also TQ'ed and won over Steven Best in a Losi ride in a 10 minute race, my Werks engines and JConcepts Products work well with my Hyper rides. Now it's time to get ready for the Nationals glad it's here back in So Cal and Thunder Alley has a great facility and I love the designs of the tracks as they always make outstanding track builds, never a dull moment as you keep full concentration to your buggy and the track, "Wish me Luck!!" and watch on RCLive.com for up to the moment racing.
 
 Pos  Driver  Car/Truck
 4x4

 1st/TQ  Jeremy Kortz
 Hyper 10sc
 2nd
 ?
 Durango
 3rd
 ?
 TCE
 Buggy
............
................
 1st/TQ
 Jeremy Kortz Hyper 9 2.0
 2nd
 Steven Best
 8
Kung's takes the Double at WCRC - 5/28/11 by davegm
randy_kungReported by Randy Kung - For the second round of the West Coast Championship Points Series, Randy Kung would race his HoBao Hyper 10SC in the Expert 4WD SC Class. In the first round of qualifying, Randy was unable to get the TQ since he had electronic issues by the 4 minute mark. In the second round of qualifying, after switching systems, Randy was behind the TQ pace by 1.5 seconds when his car began losing power.  He was still able to finish the race starting in the second position.  In the main event, he started out front, due to the TQ leaving early. Three drivers were battling for the top position. Two of the drivers had issues and had to pull it off leaving Randy with a big lead and the win.

Pos.

Driver
4x4 SC
1st/TQ

Randy Kung
Hyper 10sc
2nd

Scott Howaard Hyper 10sc
3rd

Pat McCarson AE 4x4

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jason_kungReported by Jason Kung - West Coast R/C Raceway: In the second round of the Championship series, Jason Kung would drive his HoBao 9E in the 1/8th scale division.  In the first round of qualifying, Jason would contain the early TQ finishing in his first 16 lap run. In the second round of qualifying, he got second, but he was still the overall TQ. As the main events came, Jason started from the number one spot and would be battling for the lead. He lost the lead due to a few bobbles, but he was able to get that lead back. Jason finished the race in first and earned another full score of 101.

Pos.

Driver
E-Buggy
1st/TQ Jason Kung
HyperStar
2nd

Scott Howard Hyper 9e
3rd

Chad Kimbirk
MBX6e

Bourland takes Nexx 10sc for some racing action at Indy Rc Raceway - 5/20/11 by DJ
Reported by Brian Bourland - Was back out at Indy Rc Raceway, Friday night under the lights for a test and tune race session.  In the first qualifier I was able to lay down a new track record of 15 laps 5:17.8 sec run.  With a new fast lap of 20.02. This truck keeps getting better. I've been making small changes and the truck really seems to respond. 
    In the main I had a bad start and didn't react quick enough to the tone. The double file nascar style start meant I was under attack quick. I was 2nd into the first corner and log jam behind my truck and collected me around. I was near the back of the pack  coming around for the first lap. I knew chasing down the OFNA  Hyper10sc would be a tough task. With a few minutes to go I was closing in on the lead and an incident with a lapper erased any time gained. In the end I settled for 2nd place, with Tom Houston & his Hyper 10sc taking the win. All in all a good result for OFNA with a 1-2 podium & the Nexx10sc taking fast lap at 20.4 sec! 

 Pos  Driver  4x4 SC
 1st  Tom Houston  Hyper 10sc
 2nd  Brian Bourland  Nexx 10sc
 3rd  Rob Pauley  Slash 4x4

Saturday Racing. . 
Saturday was back to the track for daytime racing with mains transitioning into darkness. We had 12 heats total over the different classes offered. Saturday saw the largest 4x4 turnout yet, with 18 there was sure to be a b main. After tasting defeat for the 1st time with the Nexx10sc, I was determined to make up for my mistake from the previous nite. It wasn't until the 3rd qualifier I was able to set TQ and hold off a late Losi charge.

  In the main a better start saw the Nexx10sc get out front. After the first lap and some carnage behind me, it was smooth sailing for most of the race. I was able to really concentrate on my lines and work the traffic in the right spots. After the 7 minute main I crossed the line on my own lap & a triple for the day. The Nexx10sc took TQ, fast lap in the main & brought home the win!

 Pos  Driver  4x4 SC
 1st/TQ  Brian Bourland  Nexx 10sc
 2nd  Chad Gillum  AE
 3rd  Matt Windell  AE
Bourland takes a 3peat with the Nexx 10sc - 5/11/11 by DJ
Reported by Brian Bourland - Headed out to Indy RC Raceway this past Wednesday for a little bit of 4x4sc action with the Nexx10sc. This was my 2nd trip to the newly remodeled Indy RC. Just a few minor adjustments to the truck, provided me with the feel I was looking for.   Even though I narrowly missed TQ the truck was awesome.  The Q2 result was more down to a mental mistake and the truck being slightly underpowered down the straightaway with the 5.5 installed. By main time I knew if I could just limit my errors a win would be in the cards.  After following the Losi into the first few corners, I put my nose inside on a bobble by the leader and never looked back.  First 3 times out with this truck and 3 wins in a row!  This truck is so easy to drive, it's a blast!

Thanks OFNA for having such awesome products!!


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