Blake Boggs triples at Jamie Rogers Memorial Race

Blake Boggs triples at Jamie Rogers Memorial Race

This past weekend the first annual Jamie Rogers Memorial race was held in Flowood, Mississippi. Jamie passed away in January due to a fatal heart attack while attending Flowood’s “January Jam” race. Around 150 racers from the surrounding states joined together to remember a fallen hero in the RC community. Bubba Barham, race director, did a great job for Jamie’s son Ty and his Mother, Melissa. FRC had many sponsors donating product to be raffled off to raise money for Ty and his family, with close to $4,000 raised.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hupo Hönigl doubles at Grand Prix of Russia

Hupo Hönigl doubles at Grand Prix of Russia

The Grand Prix of Russia 2014 was held at the huge Crocus Expo Facility in Moscow with almost 250 entries. The very well organised event was part of a huge hobby show and attracted thousands of hobbyists and spectators. The track was a typical European carpet track with wooden jumps and obstacles and due to the amount of drivers each class only had one 2 minute practise run, making it difficult for drivers to adapt to the track. In 1/8th E-Buggy and 2WD Modified Buggy Team C’s Hupo Hönigl was to take TQ and win beating Shin Adachi (Yokomo) and Jörg Tiit (Serpent) in 2WD while in E-Buggy Dmitry Malyshko took the runner-up spot. Elsewhere in 4WD Modified Buggy Shin came in 1st followed by Hupo and Jörg.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bruno Coelho wins Portuguese TC nats Rd1

Bruno Coelho wins Portuguese TC nats Rd1

The first round of the Portuguese electric touring car nationals was held at the Coimbra track. Bruno Coelho took the TQ and win with virtually no practice at all as he only arrived on Sunday. Behind him Joao Malveiro and Helder Silva came in 2nd and 3rd respectively to complete the podium.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rizzo, Schär & Lehnerr take 1/10 podium in Switzerland

Rizzo, Schär & Lehnerr take 1/10 podium in Switzerland

The first round of the Swiss nitro on-road nationals not only saw the running of the 1/8th on-road class but also a 1/10th 200mm sedan race was held. The final saw Capricorn’s Marco Rizzo taking the win from Traugott Schär (Xray) and Christian Lehnerr (Xray). Marco Reiser completed the top 4 result.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spanish 1/8th on-road nationals Rd1 – Report

Spanish 1/8th on-road nationals Rd1 – Report

Carlos Peracho won the first race of the 2014 Spanish 1/8th on-road national championship held past week in Madrid at the ARCA circuit. The pole position after the qualifiers went to reigning champion Nacho Lopez, while the superpole – after the semifinals – was achieved by fast Joaquin Signes. In the final Carlos Peracho (Shepherd/Picco) came in first in front of Victor Gonzales who ran a perfect race but was later on disqualified due to the fuel tank of his car being to large. Carlos’ problems handed Sergio Montesinos (Mugen/Novarossi) the runner-up spot while Sergio Rivas (Serpent/Novarossi) completed the podium.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Win for Simon Kurzbuch at Swiss on-road nats Rd1

Win for Simon Kurzbuch at Swiss on-road nats Rd1

Last weekend the first round of the Swiss nitro on-road nationals took place at the Schaffhausen track. Winning every qualification and being the only one who was able to make 22 laps in 5 Minutes, Shepherd’s Simon Kurzbuch started from pole position into the semi-final. After winning the semis Simon also held the pole-position for the final which he lead all the way through the 45 minutes taking the win in front of Mattia Pesenti in 2nd and Silvio Hächler in 3rd position.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Xray Challenge Italy – Announcement

Xray Challenge Italy – Announcement

The Xray Challenge Italy will take place on the weekend of the 1st of June at the Gimar Speed Park in Lazzaro, Italy. The race will see the running of a spec tyre 1/10th electric touring class as well as open 1/10th nitro and 1/8th nitro on-road racing with Gimar and Sprint RC offering technical support during the event. More information can be found here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Belgian electric touring car championship Rd1 – Report

Belgian electric touring car championship Rd1 – Report

The opening round of the 2014 Belgian electric touring car championship was held at the city of Héron, a small town near to Namen. 50 entries battled on the very technical track. The Efra class drivers were ready to try and challenge the 5-times champion Olivier Bultynck but after some very exciting qualification runs, it was again last year’s champion, Olivier Bultynck, who took TQ. A fast Manuel Henriet took the second spot on the grid while last year’s runner-up Nick Joosens put his car third on the grid in front of homeboy Nicolas Delisé.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reedy TC Race of Champions control tyre announced

Reedy TC Race of Champions control tyre announced

The Reedy Race announce that the Sweep EXP36 Evo-R has been chosen as the spec tyre for the 2014 Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions. A total of fifteen compounds from six manufacturers were tested with the EXP36 Evo-R was chosen due to its ability to provide fast lap times, consistent performance from run to run, and quality construction. Invitational class driver Rick Hohwart was among the drivers involved with the tyre testing and provided the following feedback:

Not only did the EXP36 Evo-R turn lap times as fast as I had ever turned at the Tamiya track, but traction was available immediately with no need to wait for the tires to come in before turning competitive lap times. Tire balance was better than any of the other tires tested and the quality of the mounting and gluing is superb.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Robert Batlle joins Xpert RC

Robert Batlle joins Xpert RC

Xpert RC announce the signing of reigning 1/8th Buggy World Champion Robert Batlle to their Factory team. The multiple Spanish champion will use XpertRC’s line of competition servos in his 1/10th electric buggy and 1/8th nitro buggies during this year’s campaign.

Source: Xpert RC [xpert-rc.com]

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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