The Calgary Stampede Race was held at RC Gears in Calgary, Alberta recently. The track layout was more narrow and tighter than the last few years, something the drivers had to adapt to. In the 1/8th E-Buggy class Jordan Huzel was the man to beat as he TQ’d the first and third qualifier for the overall TQ and he also won A1 and A3 to take the day’s win from Carter H. in 2nd and Byron Mackenzie 3rd. Robert Bowers and Patrick Erickson rounded out the top 5 result.
The third round of the 2017 Asian Onroad Championships was held in Canberra, Australia. With a huge turnout from the local racers as well as International privateers and factory drivers, this is the best AOC Australia to date. Following up on a great start, it was Awesomatix factory driver Viljami Kutvonen who went start to finish up front in both of the first two mains in Modified Touring Car to grab the premiere class title. Destiny’s Jin Sawada from Japan definitely kept things exciting and kept Kutvonen honest by pressuring, but never was a serious threat to the Finnish driver’s up front position and had to settled for second overall.
The third round of the Corona Shepherd Cup was hosted by the Hong Kong based TRC track. A total of 63 racers from Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong attended the event that was held in extremely hot weather conditions. In the 1/10th Nitro Open class Luk Chi Hung took the TQ, closely followed by Chau-man Chan in 2nd. In the main final the battle went on till the third round of pit stops with both drivers being on the same fuel strategy. When Luk Chi-hung ran into some problems with his car, Chau-man took over the lead. The battle up front allowed Wei-kei Wong, Vincent Lau, Taxi Pong and Ming-chung Wong to reduce the gap but in the final minutes Chau-man was able to defend the lead, crossing the finishing line in 1st position followed by Wei-kei Wong in 2nd and Vincent Chau in 3rd place.
Round 5 of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at Thunder Alley R/C Raceway in Beaumont, California. In the Intermediate Buggy class Eddie Laret would take the win from 2nd placed Marcus Garret while Cole Jenson rounded out the podium result in 3rd. The Rookie Buggy category saw John Martin walking away with the win while Ryan Fleefisch and Glenn Wolfgang completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Finally in Sportsman Truggy it was Kevin Knight with the win from David Delgardo and Louis Fernandez.
Round 6 of the Tonisport Onroad Series was held at the MAC-Meckenheim Club in Germany. In the Formula class it was Marcel Elissen who dominated the qualifying and the finals to take home the win in front of Sascha Braun on the runner-up spot. Marcel Facius would complete the podium result in 3rd.
The MCSC Wächtersbach club near Frankfurt, German recently held the grand opening race of the newly-established 3-Länder-Cup series. In the electric GT8 class Mugen driver Heiko Peglow walked away with the win in front of fellow Mugen racer, Jörg Wegmann. HoBao driver Jens Förster secured himself the final podium spot in 3rd.
Made for the TLR 22 4.0 and 4.0 SR are RC Speed Secret’s new titanium upper screw kits. Made form high-quality Grade 5 titanium and coming in the impressive “Bada Bling” rainbow or cool “Stealth Black” finish, the 42-piece sets will greatly lower the weight of the buggy without compromising strength while adding visual impact at the same time.
Yeah Racing have introduced a stainless steel centre shaft for the Tamiya CC01 kit. Made from high-quality material the steel driveshaft makes the car’s drivetrain virtually bullet-proof, allowing to tackle even the toughest of terrain. The sliding-design driveshaft is a direct fit and it comes laser-engraved for looks.