November 22, 2016

Jarosz, Pillars, Day & Chambers win at NW Invitational

…The 7th Annual Northwest Invitational was held this past weekend at Cottage Grove R/C Raceway in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Located just 2 hours south of Portland, this first class off-road facility includes a fully stocked hobby shop, spacious pit areas, along with a hi-traction clay off-road track. In the Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy class, the overall Championship would come down to the 8th and final round of racing between Kyosho America teammates Chris Jarosz & Tanner Day. Jarosz would go onto run a flawless race to take the heat win and the overall Championship with his RB6.6. Day…

November 21, 2016

Kurzbuch wins in China following epic battle with Davis

…In the second a-main there was some dramas as Hachler struggled with his engine and Jilles Groskamp having a problem on the first lap that required attention from his pit crew. But the 30 minute race settled down until the 10 minute mark when it would rain just as Serpent driver Merlin Depta took over the lead. The race would be stopped and a delay taken as the track dried. It was decided then to run the final 20 minutes and combine the results and because of this it would be impossible to get the fastest 5th place driver from…

November 16, 2016

Edward Sio wins Philippine Nitro Truggy Nationals

…the lead with Edward on the 2 spot, about 20 seconds behind. Nani Tagle was hot on the heels of Edward and both would eventually swap positions at the pit stops until Nani had to retire after a bad landing of his truck. This promoted Clemen into third and up front and with about ten minutes to go, Jordan’s lead slowly decreased from 20 down to three seconds. About four minutes from the end, Edward was chasing Jordan hard and when the latter came in for a final splash and dash, he suffered a flame out but despite a quick…

November 2, 2016

Rumble in the Asphalt Jungle – Report

…2. Nick Lefebvre 3. Steve McLaughlin 4. Foster Whiting 5. Anthony Johnson Both the GT8 electric and nitro classes were ran simultaneously. In the electric field, Aaron Grant would top the TQ setter Wayne Stuntz with three convincing 1st place finishes. Tied in points after 3 mains, the second place tie breaker went to Tucker Strickroth followed closely by Wayne Stuntz. The lone nitro GT8 racer and 1st place finisher went to Pit Racer. GT8 Electric Top 3 results: 1. Aaron Grant 2. Tucker Strickroth 3. Wayne Stuntz Thanks to William Land for the report. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It…

October 20, 2016

Wesley van Helmond takes Dutch Nitro Buggy title

…final was in question at the start of the semifinal. Thankfully another driver asked for a time-out so Wesley’s pit crew was able to change the spring but starting into the race Wesley had already lost two laps but putting his head down he was able to make up the time and to get a second place in the 20-minute finale. Starting from the 4 spot into the main final, Wesley quickly got into grips and he soon found himself in second place behind Jarno Piijpers. Wesley eventually got past Jarno later and he was able to open a 6-second…

October 6, 2016

Traugott Schär crowned Swiss 200mm National Champ

…Ansermoz, Traugott Schär, Kevin Lehnerr and Flavio Zehnder. Just before the main final the rain finally stopped and Traugott Schär and his pit crew decided to go out on damp tyres rather than on “heavy wets” and ultimately this would prove to be the right decision. Traugott’s car was a bit difficult to driver but way faster than his competitor’s cars and so he would take the win from Patrick Fankhauser and Michael Schäfer. Final results: 1. Traugott Schär – Xray 2. Patrick Fankhauser – Xray 3. Michael Schäfer – Xray 4. Marco Schwab – Shepherd 5. Cédric Ansermoz –…

October 2, 2016

The Worlds according to Ruona – The hand shaking phase is over

…Well, we made it through the hand shaking phase of the worlds. You know, where everyone across teams, countries and pit areas pretend to like each other for a little while. It’s always fake, it’s always awkward and personally, I look forward to when we all go back to normal. Sure, we all respect the competition, but in all reality, let’s race already. Continue reading this report here or view our full event coverage here. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It…

September 22, 2016

2016 Midwest Series Rd5 – Report

…holding down third. Elliot Hart had recovered to fourth and Mergy running back up in the fifth position with 15 laps in. Midway through the race a driveline failure had Esposito sidelined and Nick Altieri pulled off when his engine lost power. Quick pit work by Dan Louis had Esposito back in the race several laps down. Pat Morris had been running a consistent race and moved up into the fourth position. Tom Esposito was turning some very quick lap times trying to make up time. He drove back up to fifth and was only one lap down to Morris….

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