Xray Korea invites all Xray drivers to take part at the Xray Challenge Korea. Taking place at the Kirina Circuit on the 1st of June, the race sees the running of electric and nitro 1/10th classes along a 1/8th nitro on-road class. Xray’s Alexander Hagberg will be present for support. More information can be found here.
The Swedish 1/8th Off-road Cup was run last weekend at the technical multi-surface track of Höör. Rainy weather on Saturday morning meant the organisers had to skip the first round of practice in order to prepare the track. The qualifying saw a battle between Christoffer Svensson, Johan Balsberg and Kennie Ekenstierna with the better end for Kennie who scored two round wins and ultimately set the fastest time to take TQ.
VBC Racing’s Ryan Maker has TQ’d and won a hotly contested Modified field at the 2014 NSW State Titles at Sydney’’s premier SMA track. Ryan wrapped up TQ in the first 3 rounds of qualifying with his Muchmore-powered VBC D06, ahead of Simon Nicholson and Craig McPhee. Ryan took a close win in the first A-main from Simon and Ari. A mistake by Simon on the 3rd lap of A -main 2 gave Ryan a 2 second gap which he was able to maintain and secure his 2nd NSW State Title. Ryan sat out the last final which saw Simon take the win from Ari Bakla (Xray) and Nathan Reese (Xray).
The Serpent Challenge Slovenia will be held on the 1st of June in Tolmin. The race will be held in 1/10th electric, 1/10th touring, 1/8th track, 1/8th GT/Rally and 1/5th scale classes with a factory driver supported workshop on Saturday while Serpent designer Michael Salven is present for additional support. More information about the event can be found here.
The 3rd round of the Spanish 1/8th E-Buggy national championship was run at the dusty Sant Joan de Moro track. In the final Robert Batlle (Mugen) came out successful in front of Agama’s Dani Vega and Serpent’s Sergio Martinez. Tony Alcala (Serpent), Akejandro Daras (SOAR) and Dani Garcia (Serpent) completed the top 6 result.
The 3rd round of the French 1/8th off-road championship was run in Pertuis in the South of France last weekend. Kyosho’s Jerome Aigoin took the win from Renaud Savoya (Xray) while Julien Lattanzio (Mugen) came in 3rd position.
Italian airbrush artist Massimo Solazzo, better known as Max Airbrush, introduce an own line of bodyshells for 1/8th off-road buggies called Magma. Thoroughly developed and shaped to sport a distinctive “Italian” design, the body promises stability and enhanced handling characteristics and it comes made from genuine lexan material. The first Magma body will fit Kyosho’s MP9 line of buggies including the TKI2 to TKI4 with tailor-made shells for TLR, Mugen and Xray buggies being available soon.
The 1st round of the ever-popular Summer Shootout Series took place in Chesterfield, UK. These events have become a regular fixture for indoor racers in the UK in recent years and offer the best opportunity to practice and conduct testing on a national standard track with good grip. Once again Action Model Centre are supporting the series this year, which will cater for 1/12 scale LMP12 and GT12 cars as well as GT10. More than 100 drivers made this a capacity event which included drivers of all levels from national winners down to local club racers.