May 21, 2019

Cody King wins at Grassroots Racing Series Rd6

Round 6 and also the season finale of the Grassroots Racing Series was held at Thunder Alley RC Raceway in Beaumont, California this past weekend. In the Pro Nitro Buggy class it was former IFMAR World Champion, Cody King (Kyosho) with a popular win from HB Racing’s Cole Jenson on the runner-up spot. TLR’s Anthony Westergaard would complete the top 3 podium result.

Image: Cody King


May 21, 2019

Mugen MBX8 Eco Team Edition E-buggy kit

Coming soon from Mugen is their new MBX8 Eco Team Edition 1/8th scale E-Buggy kit. Building on the success of the proven MBX8 World Edition nitro buggy, the MBX8 Eco Team Edition will share many of its siblings option parts such as 1mm wider wheel hubs for improved stability and cornering, inline front uprights for running in higher grip conditions, -3mm front uprights arms for better initial steering response and more stable cornering as well as centre dogbone driveshafts for improved drivetrain efficiency and traction. Also included is the +15mm wing stay that improves cornering. The kit will hit stores very soon.

View the included optional parts here


May 20, 2019

JC Canas successful at Spanish E-Buggy Nats Rd3

The third round of the Spanish 1/8th E-Buggy Nationals was held at the CARTT Fuencarral track in Madrid this past weekend. The event attracted 75 entries and it was SWorkz’s Juan Carlos Canas who would lead the way, taking the TQ and also the win after the triple A-main events. Kyosho’s Joao Figueiredo came in 2nd, starting from 3rd, while runner-up after the qualifiers, Oscar Navarro, had to settle for 3rd. overall. Joao Espasa and Ignacio Candel rounded out the top 5 results.

Source: Modelix Racing [modelixracing.com]


May 20, 2019

Marco Baruffolo signs with Sunpadow

Sunpadow have announced the signing of Italian offroad front runner Marco Baruffolo. The National Champion is a multi-time EFRA Euros A-finalist and he will be using Sunpadow LiPo batteries starting immediately at events including the 2019 IFMAR 1/10th Buggy World Championship and 1/8th E-Buggy Euros. Marco has the following to say about the deal:

I’m very pleased with Sunpadow LiPo’s quality and performance. Its complete product line could fulfill the needs of different track and classes. I think I will do better in the future events.

Source: Sunpadow [sunpadow.com]


May 20, 2019

Hampus Berg wins at Swedish Buggy Nationals Rd1

Round 1 of the Swedish 1/8th Buggy Nationals was held at the Botkyrka MK club near Stockholm. Changing weather conditions made things challenging for the drivers and it was Niclas Mansson who took the TQ after the qualifiers with Pontus Larsson and Elias Johansson sitting in 2nd and 3rd respectively. During the semifinals it started to rain which set the stage for an entertaining main final. At the start, Nille got away in the lead, but then his engine stopped and he lost the 1st place while Hampus Berg and Elias Johansson had a long battle with Jessica Palsson just a couple of seconds behind. Just before last pit stop Elias flamed out which made way for Hampus Berg who brought home the win in front of Jessica and Pontus.

Image: Hampus Berg


May 20, 2019

PR Racing S1 V3R Evo 2WD buggy kit

Coming soon from PR Racing is the S1 V3R Ev0 2WD buggy kit. The main focus has been to make the car smoother and easier to drive on track, and this has been achieved with a revised 2.5mm thick -5mm length 7075 aluminium chassis. In addition new insert-type hangers have been introduced, and in conjunction with the chassis design allow for much lower rear roll centre, keeping the car much flatter on track with smoother rotation. New Ackerman geometry, and new CNC rear hubs with longer link positions also improve on track driveability. A new motor mount has been produced to lower the motor 2mm into a recess in the chassis, and makes a particular difference on today’s high grip tracks. In addition to all the geometry and mechanical changes, the V3R Evo has been treated to a new body, designed to look sleek and offer more steering with its much larger forward mounted cabin. The kit comes with a host of optionals such as CNC alloy servo mount, 4 degrees alloy caster blocks, front camber plates, vented slipper plates, a swaybar set and 34T alloy idler gear and it will hit stores in June.

View a list of the new features here


May 20, 2019

JConcepts Monster & Mega Tour – Announcement

As the popularity of RC Monster Truck and Mega Truck racing and competition continues to boom, JConcepts has added a new event to the 2019 calendar. The Monster and Mega Tour will hold its inaugural event at The Track in Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the weekend of December 7-8, 2019. The Track, owned by Mimi Wong, is no stranger to hosting large events, most recently hosting the 2017 1/10th ROAR Electric Nationals along with a slew of high-level regional events. The Monster and Mega Tour will feature events centered around the naming formula while competing in all sorts of qualifying trials, side-by-side racing and the wildly popular freestyle. The Track provides enough space for two indoor tracks, one on brushed concrete and the other on dirt. The concrete surface, has a slight texture and provides the placement for the Fred Reep designed track to be used by the Sport Mod, and Pro Mod trucks for racing and all-out freestyle competition. The hard packed dirt track will be the setting for Classic, Retro and the Mega truck races built in the image of a full-size track of yesteryear. Full details can be found on the dedicated event website here.


May 20, 2019

Jürgen Trieb wins Südcup opener

The opening round of the Südcup 1/8th electric buggy series was held at the A-Team track in Graz, Austria this past weekend. Team Associated’s Jürgen Trieb was the man to beat all weekend and after taking the overall TQ in the qualifiers he would sweep the triple A-mains, taking the win in each leg for the overall from TLR’s Marc de Zwart in 2nd and SWorkz’s Marcel Trieb in 3rd.

Source: Hot Race Tyres [hotracetyres.com]