Lee Martin doubles at BRCA 1/10th Buggy final

Lee Martin doubles at BRCA 1/10th Buggy final

The final round of the BRCA 1/10th Buggy National Championship was held at the Stotfold track this past weekend. With the 4WD Championship already being decided the 2WD title was still up for grabs. Yokomo’s Lee Martin was the man to beat as he won every qualifier and also all three final legs in the 2WD class, which was run on Saturday, eventually taking the 2WD title in the progress, and beating Team Associated’s Neil Cragg who ended the season on the runner-up spot. Yokomo’s Tom Cockerill would round out the top 3. In the 4WD class, run on Sunday, the title was already taken by Lee Martin but this did not stop the Yokomo driver from once again dominating the proceedings, as he took the day’s win from team mates Simon Moss in second and Tom Cockerill in third.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Patrick Hofer wins Swiss 1/8th Buggy Nationals Rd6

Patrick Hofer wins Swiss 1/8th Buggy Nationals Rd6

Round six of the Swiss 1/8th Buggy Nationals was held at the Mini Buggy Lausanne et Région club over the weekend. Following a mixed qualification and some issues at the start of the main final when he dropped to the last position, Patrick Hofer was able to grab the win in the main final from team mate Ronny Lüber.

Image: Patrick Hofer

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hagberg & Cerny take European Touring Car titles

Hagberg & Cerny take European Touring Car titles

The 2015 Electric Touring Car European Championships were held at the Torres Novas track in Portugal. The fairly technical track was host of an EFRA TC Euro before and it offered a medium traction level for the drivers in both the Modified and Stock classes. In Modified, Alexander Hagberg and Bruno Coelho were the pacesetters in both practice and qualifying. A power failure in the forth qualifying round made for some drama and unexpectedly cold track temperatures gave Ronald Völker a huge advantage in Q5 to win the tie-breaker over Alexander so Ronald would grab the pole position from Alexander in second and Bruno in third.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

2015 Surf City Classic – Report

2015 Surf City Classic – Report

The 2015 Surf City Classic was held this past weekend at OC R/C Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. With the reputation of having one of the best tracks and facilities in the country, this year’s event once again sold out very quickly. The race schedule saw open practice on Friday, three round of qualifying on Saturday and a final round of qualifying followed by the main events, including a single 10-minute A-main, on Sunday. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class, Ryan Maifield would take the TQ honors and Maifield would go onto lead every lap and take the win in the A-main over Ryan Cavalieri by 4 seconds. Kody Numedahl would make a great comeback to finish on the podium in third.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Akio Sobue wins at All Japan Touring Car Champs

Akio Sobue wins at All Japan Touring Car Champs

The All Japan Touring Car Championships were held at RC Park Beetops over the weekend. In the Super Expert class Tamiya’s Akio Sobue dominated the qualifying and he ultimately took the win over team mate Naoto Matsukura in the triple A-mains by winnig the first and second leg. VBC Racing’s Hayato Ishioka rounded out the top 3 result.

Image: Kiyokazu Suzuki

Sunday, August 30, 2015

MIP 1/5th scale limiter strap set & header gasket

MIP 1/5th scale limiter strap set & header gasket

New from MIP and made for large scale off-road vehicles such as the Losi 5ive-T are a limiter strap set and a header gasket. Starting with the suspension limiter straps, the set offers scale looks, functionality, and adjustability. Their main purpose is to limit the overall extension of the shock as to prevent it from overextending and doing damage to the piston, eyelet, rod end, and shock retainer. There are also many secondary benefits of these straps including not bending the arm at the droop screw pivot point, keeping the arms and chassis in better condition, and the droop set correctly on both sides. Included in the set are four limiter straps, limiter strap buckles and strap mounts.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

North wins 1/8th class at British Open

North wins 1/8th class at British Open

The eagerly anticipated British Open was arranged by both the 1/8th and 1/10th Committee aside from the respective championships to help promote all the nitro on-road classes and crown champions over one weekend of racing. The drivers booked in where the core of each individual section apart from some top 1/8th drivers who were travelling to the Euros in Ettlingen. Out of a total of 68 drivers, the largest class was 1/8th with a total of 27 drivers with the 1/10th section providing the remaining with roughly equal split for 200mm and 220mm chassis types.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Berton snatches TQ from Baruffolo at Arena Race

Berton snatches TQ from Baruffolo at Arena Race

Qualifying is over at the second edition of the Arena Outdoor race, and the day was as exciting as it can get with Berton and Baruffolo showing top notch skills on the beautiful Asti track. With the TLR driver taking Q1 and Q4 and Berton taking Q2 and Q3, it all went down to the second tie breaker to assign the TQ. It was eventually the reigning European B Champion to snatch the top spot from Marco with a 5 points advantage over the second throwout. Behind them, Stocco had some good but inconsistent qualifiers, ending the day with a DNF with a broken servo but still managing to keep third in the standings. Former 2-time European Champion Tortorici would close fourth overall, one point ahead of Valente who rounded up the top 5.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

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