Keisuke Fukuda joins Arrowmax

Keisuke Fukuda joins Arrowmax

Arrowmax RC announce the signing of 2006 1/10th 200mm World and multiple Japanese National Champion Keisuke Fukuda to their team. Keisuke will use Arrowmax’ honeycomb wrenches and setup tools in the forthcoming season. Keisuke Fukuda said, “I feel happy to join this young and energetic team. I’m looking forward to the coming season.”

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Amezcua announced as TD technical representative

Travis Amezcua announced TD technical representative

As part of their recently announced strategy changes, Team Durango appoint Travis Amezcua as their North American Technical Representative. Travis is a long-serving Team Durango team member, racing a range of TD products at the highest competitive level in the world. Travis will step into his new role with immediate effect and he will be travelling from his SoCal base, around the US, bringing expert track-side support to local club racers and Team Durango fans. Travis will work closely with newly appointed, Champaign based, Hobbico Field Communications Manager, Brad Brucker, in the US. This new support team for Northern America will allow fans to gain race-day support, whilst also feeding back important ideas and issues to the company’s design engineers. Travis will also be scouting for new talent, in all racing classes, allowing to build a base of local racers who will contribute to new race machine design.

Source: Team Durango [team-durango.com]

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tonisport-Winter-Cup Rd2 – Report

Tonisport-Winter-Cup Rd2 – Report

The 2nd round of the Tonisport-Winter-Cup was held at the Eifel-Ring, a permanent indoor track in Leimbach, close to the World-famous Nürburgring. A total of 40 racers attended the race that was organized by the MAC Adenau. The 13.5T Touring Car class saw an impressive battle for positions already in the three six-minutes qualifying heats. Finally Ingo Herschbach took pole position in front of his Serpent fellows Majuran Tharmalingam and Oliver Kaufmann, winner of the first TWC race weekend.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Teemu Leino continues with HB-HPI through 2015

Teemu Leino continues with HB-HPI through 2015

Team HB have announced that Teemu Leino has extended his contract to drive for the HB racing team. A mainstay of Team HB since first signing with the team, the Finn is a European Champion in the electric touring car class but his focus is now 100% nitro, and he is one of Team HBs most versatile racers, racing at the top level in 1/10th nitro touring cars, 1/8th nitro track racing and 1/8th buggies. He has been instrumental in developing the HB R10, R8 and D812 and has been a great teammate for every member of Team HBs international factory team. In 2012, Teemu was TQ at the Worlds with the R10 nitro touring car, and Team HB is confident of more success for Teemu with the R10 and other HB racing cars.

I look forward to another season with HB-HPI Racing. They give me the best cars on the market for all my racing categories. Also, the team work is really great in Team HB. I look forward to another year working with great people and having some fun at the track. I want to say thanks to Tatsuro Watanabe and Hiroyuki Kasuya for this opportunity. See you at the races next year.

Together, Teemu and the entire HB factory and R&D team will help continue to develop and improve HB racing cars for more race wins and championships, not just for themselves but for all HB racers. We are very excited to see what Teemu can accomplish with the HB R10, R8 and the World Champion D812 in 2015.

Source: HPI [hpiracing.com]

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lucas Sanford wins at Gun Smoke Classic

Lucas Sanford wins at Gun Smoke Classic

The recent Gun Smoke Classic race held at IERC Raceway in San Bernardino, CA saw a tight battle of Lucas Sanford, David Jenson and Brian Sullivan over the top spots in the 1/8th E-Buggy class. Brian Sullivan had a very good run in the first heat taking the TQ but Lucas Sandford would take the overall TQ in Rd1 by 2 seconds and a near perfect run. In Q2, David Jenson pressed hard for the entire race, but Sanford had another great run taking the win. Sanfords 2nd round TQ meant he would not have to race the third qualifier, and would start on the pole for Sunday’s A-mains, with Eric McNeil 2nd and Brian Sullivan 3rd.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Alberta Touring Series Rd1 – Report

Alberta Touring Series Rd1 – Report

Round 1 of the newly established Alberta Touring Series was held in Calgary, Alberta, hosted by the CARCAR club. 125 entries spread across the five classes of Touring Car Modified, Touring Car Stock, Mini, 1/12th scale Stock and Formula. In the Touring Modified class where the Reedy Race Format was used, there were 24 entries, with five rounds of random sorted heads up racing. In the end, Steve Soon (Serpent) with a five win record beat out Peter Toszer (Team Associated) on tiebreak points to take top spot on the podium with Wayne Mah (Awesomatix) coming in 3rd.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Favrelle & Delalondre win at French Winter Nats Rd2

Favrelle & Delalondre win at French Winter Nats Rd2

The 2nd round of the French Winter Nationals was held at the AMC Tours club in central France. In the Touring Car Modified class Maxime Favrelle (Yokomo) took the pole position for the finals and later on was able to bring home the overall win from Remi Callens (Xray) and Jeremy Limoges (Xray). In the Touring Car stock class Jeremy Delalondre (Yokomo) came out successful from Pierre Delorme (Xray) and young Steve Favrelle (Yokomo).

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Michele Romagnoli joins Capricorn

Michele Romagnoli joins Capricorn

Capricorn announce the signing of Michele Romagnoli for the 2015 season. Michele, top qualifier and winner of the Italian 1/8th nitro on-road championship will start into the new venture by attending at the ETS using the company’s Lab TE02 touring car. In the 1/8th class Romagnoli will race Capricorn’s Lab C802 car with his campaign culminating in the attendance at the 1/8th World Championships. Michele has the following to say about the deal:

I’m very happy and excited for the upcoming season with the Capricorn team, I would like to thank Patrizio Rossi for this opportunity and I can’t wait to start racing.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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