April 20, 2018

Cragg & Neumann post TQ runs, all to be decided in Q4

With three rounds of qualifying complete at the Euro Offroad Series in Germany it is still all to play for in terms of the overall TQ at the season finale with three different drivers topping the times.  After Joona Haatanen took the opening qualifier at Arena33 ahead of Bruno Coelho, it was Team Associated team-mate Neil Cragg who took Q2 ahead of title rival Michal Orlowski.  In Q3, it was Orlowski’s Schumacher team-mate & top seed Joern Neumann who would come out on top ahead of Haatanen and Cragg, both drivers having errors on their final lap.  Now with one qualifier remaining, 5 drivers are in contention to become the Top Qualifier for the EOS’ first ever race outdoors with tyre strategy set to play a part.

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April 20, 2018

RC-Project MBX8 aluminium steering post

Italian company RC-Project have introduced a set of aluminium steering posts for the Mugen MBX8 buggy. They are machined from high-grade 7075-T6 Ergal and come with a 50µ thick hard coating for wear. The posts weigh in at only 4.9g a pair and while being light of weight they are also ver durable.

Source: RC-Project [rc-project.it]


April 20, 2018

Haatanen takes opening qualifier at EOS finale

Joona Haatanen has taken the opening 2WD qualifier at the season finale of the Euro Offroad Series at Arena33 in Germany.  The Team Associated driver posted the fastest time ahead of Bruno Coelho after the Xray driver had a moment on his final lap that would cost him 1-second, the separation just under 6/10ths.  With most drivers having errors over the 5-minutes, Neil Cragg would get it wrong on the opening lap but a good drive for the remainder of the qualifier picked him up a P3 ahead of Daniel Kobbevik and Lee Martin.  For top seed Joern Neumann, a good first lap led the Schumacher driver to push harder on his second lap leading to a mistake with subsequent errors leaving him with a P8 for Q1. Team-mate & championship leader Michal Orlowski also had an error filled run and could only manage the 10th fastest time.

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April 20, 2018

Neumann top seed at first outdoor EOS

Joern Neumann has topped 2WD seeding at the first ever outdoor race of the Euro Offroad Series, the Schumacher driver putting in the fastest three consecutive laps on the new astro turf track at Arena33 in Germany.  A hot sunny day in Andernach, Neumann would top the two rounds of controlled practice from the Yokomo of Lee Martin and with Xray’s Bruno Coelho completing the Top 3.  The concluding round of the championship with the title undecided, contenders Neil Cragg and Michal Orlowski would put down the 5th and 7th fastest times.

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April 20, 2018

Matthew Pyle wins at Light It Up Blue Autism race

The recent Light It Up Blue Autism benefit race race saw Matthew Pyle taking the TQ in the 17.5T 2WD Buggy class by 0.250 seconds. The A-main then was a neck-to-neck 3-way battle between Matthew, Robert Reynolds, and Michael Walker. Matthew just put in consistent laps and kept his car on the racing line and in the end he squeaked out the win from Michael Walker 2nd and Bobby Reynolds 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


April 20, 2018

Yeah Racing TRX-4 alloy axle housings

Yeah Racing have introduced their new titanium-coated aluminium axle housings for the Traxxas TRX-4 trail truck. The housings are available separately for the front or the rear of the truck and their wear-reducing titanium coat and machined silver edge details make for that extra bling owners are looking for. In addition to looking cool the parts also add durability and they are usable with the original or after market diff covers.

View the rear axle housing here