Rino Lino doubles at Mexican Capricorn Cup

Rino Lino doubles at Mexican Capricorn Cup

The Mexican Capricorn Cup was held in Merida, Mexico with drivers from all over the country attending. Backed by the support of both the city of Merida and the local media the race attracted a good amount of drivers. Qualifying in the Nitro 200mm Sedan and Electric Touring classes was dominated by Rino Lino who would also come out successful in the mains of both classes. In the Sedan class it was Luis Hidalgo who grabbed the runner-up spot while Manual Ortiz completed the podium in 3rd.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Alexander Hagberg dominates Orca Cup in Taiwan

Alexander Hagberg dominates Orca Cup in Taiwan

The Taiwanese Orca Cup was held in Taoyuan, close to Taipei, in the classes of Touring Car Modified and 1/12th scale Modified. The drivers were challenged by a fairly low-grip carpet and it was Xray’s Alexander Hagberg who came out successful in the Touring Car class starting from pole position. Hong Kong drivers Chan Hay Lai and Chan Chau Man rounded out the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 1/12th scale class it was again Alexander to took the TQ and win to round out a perfect weekend.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Energy RC Racing Circuit Opening Race – Report

Energy RC Racing Circuit Opening Race – Report

Last weekend the grand opening race of the Energy RC Yiche Racing Circuit was held in GZ City, China. The venue offers a variety of tracks for on-road, drift and Mini-Z cars and recently also installed a large indoor carpet track which is meant to be the only one of this sort in China so far. The race attracted some 60 drivers in the two classes of 4WD and 2WD buggy with Felix (HB-HPI/Hobbywing) taking the win in the 4WD class from YaoWei Guo (TeamC/Hobbywing) and Ou (Yokomo/Hobbywing).

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Spencer Rivkin doubles at Arizona State Champs

Spencer Rivkin doubles at Arizona State Champs

For the past 20 years, the Arizona State Off-Road Championships have been hosted at SRS in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ. This year, however with the move of Hobbytown/SRS to their new facility in Phoenix, “The States” have moved indoors for the first time ever. Over the years the competitors and victors at this event have gone on to shine on a National and World stage. With a new crop of racers shining through Arizona and with a new facility, Hobbytown SRS was ready to crown their 2015 Arizona State Champions.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Michal Orlowski teams up with Schumacher

Michal Orlowski teams up with Schumacher

Schumacher welcomes young Michal Orlowski to the team. Michal, at only 13 years old, has already made A-mains at the EFRA 1/10th Offroad Euros and the very competitive EOS series. In touring cars Michal is current EFRA junior champion and Euros B finalist. The young gun from Poland will be racing the Schumacher Mi5 Evo, CAT K1 Aero, and Cougar KF, at major international races in Europe, USA, and Asia in 2015. Michal has the following to say:

“First of all I would like to say big thanks to Team Durango, for all the support I got from them over last 2 years. Especially to my Team friends  –Elliott Harper and Jorn Neumann and Gerd Strenge. With Team Durango’s change of direction, my future plans are associated only with big, international races, Euros and especially the 1:10 electric buggy Worlds in Japan in October 2015.  Now I start new adventure with Team Schumacher. Great Team, great cars and great people. I’’m really excited start racing with the cars, true engineers masterpieces which I could observe at the race tracks and in the pits. Big thanks to Team Schumacher and Robin Schumacher for the offer to support my race career. I could not wait for the first races with new team.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Adrian Castro wins at CABT Championship Rd4

Adrian Castro wins at CABT Championship Rd4

The 4th round of the Argentinian CABT Championship was held last weekend with around 80 drivers from all over the country in attendance. The Nitro Buggy A-main had Adrian Castro taking the win from Agustin Cutini. Avaro Colombo rounded out the podium in 3rd.

Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Loran Whiting joins Hobbywing

Loran Whiting joins Hobbywing

Hobbywing have announced the signing of US racer Loran Whiting to their team. Loran is an avid nitro onroad racer with a busy racing schedule that included the European-based ENS series and the recent IFMAR Worlds in Thailand and for the 2015 season she will be increasing her program to include more electric racing following a season of electric touring car and 2WD buggy appearances. Using Hobbywing products Loran will also race in the 4WD buggy class in the coming season. She had the following to say:

I am very excited to join the Hobbywing team and am thankful for the opportunity to help build the Hobbywing brand. I have been racing for 12 years and have recently started to work on stepping up my electric racing. In 2014, I ran more modified electric touring car and 2WD buggy, with an expansion into 4WD buggy and other classes coming in the next year. I can’t wait to expand my knowledge alongside Hobbywing in the US and internationally. I am really looking forward to the 2015 onroad and offroad season.

Source: Hobbywing [hobbywing.com]

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Aaron Stringer wins Truggy at Queensland State Titles

Aaron Stringer wins Truggy at Queensland State Titles

Around 100 drivers attended the recent Queensland State Titles held at the Logan Off Road Club in Brisbane, the same venue that hosted the Australian National Titles for 2014. Reds Racing’s Aaron Stringer suffered from missing the practice sessions and some of the qualifiers due to work commitments but come the 45 minute Truggy A-main Aaron got a great start and was in 2nd place by the 2nd lap, after coming from 8th on the grid. After a good tussle with SWorkz team driver Shane Freiberg, Aaron pulled away and never lost the lead winning by 2 laps in the 45min A-Main. Later the Buggy A-Main was the last race of the day and what a race it was, the lead changed a few times but in the end Aaron took a 2nd place behind Kyle McBride to cap off a great weekend.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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