Riccardo Rabitti wins Rd2 of Italian Nationals

Riccardo Rabitti wins Rd2 of Italian Nationals

The 2nd round of the Italian 1/8th scale buggy nationals took place last weekend in Sacile in the north east of the country. Current national Champion Riccardo Rabitti was fastest qualifier ahead of round 1 winner Fabio Boero, but after the semi finals it would be Davide Tortorici that would start the main final from pole position. In the final, Losi/Picco driver Rabitti would manage to break clear of the chasing pack close to the end to win by 12 seconds ahead of Mugen/Reds driver Fabio Boero in 2nd with Hobao/Sirio driver Davide Tortorici in 3rd, a further 13 seconds back.

Source: RC Revolution [rcrevolution.net]

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Andy Griffiths wins AMC Summer Shootout Rd1

Andy Griffiths wins AMC Summer Shootout Rd1

The UK V-Dezign 1/12th scale team continued their dominant form from last winters nationals at round 1 of this summers Action Model Centre supported Summer Shootout series at the home of UK 1/12th scale racing, Chesterfield. Team leader Andy Griffiths dominated qualifying and won every round to TQ by an impressive 6 seconds ahead of newly crowned British and European stock champion Chris Kerswell. Chris was a mere 4 tenths of a second faster than Mark Stiles after the pair enjoyed a very close battle during the last qualifying run. This made it a V-Dezign lockout at the front of the A-final grid. In the A final Andy Griffiths cruised to a comfortable win and eventually lapped up to third place. This will give Andy a real boost and some good form to take to the IFMAR worlds at the end of June. Mark Stiles finished 2nd after a race long battle for the position with team mate Chris Kerswell and the CRC of Mick Farrell. Mick finished 3rd ahead of Chris, with the Corally of Andy Sawyer finishing a very distant 5th. Round 2 of the series takes place on 20th June, just before the drivers head to Germany for the worlds.

View more images from the event here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Core RC Xray TC & pan car spurs

Core RC Xray TC & pan car spurs

Now available from Core RC are these precision CNC machined gears for Xray touring cars and ‘diff’ spurs for Pan/GT Cars. The Xray spurs are available in 76T & 78T in 48P and 72T to 116T, in 2 tooth increments, in 64P. The CNC Precision pan car ‘diff’ spurs are available in 64dp and also in the most popular sizes. Also from Core RC is this easy charging adaptor to suit TRX type plugs. Simply plug the charger output lead into the blade type connector from the charger and then into the TRX connector.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2010 FEMCA ISTC report

2010 FEMCA ISTC report

This year’s FEMCA ISTC was held from the 13th to 16th of May in Brunei Darussalam, a small country in the North East of Borneo Island. Held in an air conditioned indoor stadium, the carpet track’s design was very technical. There were 2 categories, stock class 11.5T with a Team Orion handout motor and the mod open class and the event attracted about 60 drivers from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia as well as the home racers who joined both classes.

Continue reading the report here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Smallwood & DiBrino win Short Course at PRCR invitational

The 1st Annual PRCR Invitational was held this past weekend in Portland, Oregon at Portland R/C Raceway. This is the home track for Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars. JP helped organize this event and would also race. The race format consisted of 3 6-Minute Qualifiers using the Rocket Round format (single fastest run counts) on Saturday. Then Sunday the lower main bump-ups would be ran first, followed by Triple A-Mains for all classes. The top 7 drivers after qualifying would go straight to the A-Main with a 1 car bump-up from the lower mains. In the Stock Short Course Class it was privateer Jaromy Smallwood who TQ’ed overall with his Team Orion powered Kyosho Ultima SC. Jaromy went on to win A-Main #1 and A-Main #2 to take home the Championship.

Continue reading the report here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lars Hoppe to race the Sakura Zero

Lars Hoppe to race the Sakura Zero

Lars Hoppe, the 2006 DHI Cup winner has signed a contract with LMI Racing that will see him drive the Sakura Zero from 3-Racing this season. Also using LMI Racing parts and the electronic components from GM Racing, Lars will mainly drive 1/10 EP in the winter time, but will also do some LRP Challenge races during the summer.

Source: LMI [lmiracing.com]

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Haynes & Strasnick win Sweep Challenge

Haynes & Strasnick win Sweep Challenge

The Sweep Challenge was held at Controlfreakz Raceway in Chaplin Connecticut last weekend and was sponsored by Sweep Racing USA. With 7 heats of racing action split between 17.5, open mod and the 13.5 4wd mini classes, Ryan Lee and Steve Kong made the trip from Korea to participate in the event and showcase Sweep Racing products. In qualifying Mike Haynes was able to take the TQ position in both 17.5 and Open Mod classes. In the 17.5 class final Mike Haynes was able to hang onto the victory in the A final with Casey Retke finishing in second and Kenny Lambert taking final the podium position in third. The Open mod class had incredibly close racing action with Mark Strasnick taking the victory in the final with an amazing pace in the closing laps. TQ Mike Haynes finished second with Randy Bernard taking third position.

View videos of the mains here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

German Nationals 4WD Warm-up report

German Nationals 4WD Warm-up report

Last weekend the warm-up race for the German 4WD electric off-road nationals took place on a 1/8 nitro buggy track near Berlin. A total of 25 drivers made it to the challenging track of the RoadRunner-Berlin club . This was quite a low outcome for this otherwise highly competitive class but it seems like it was a result of the bank holiday weekend. With 17 drivers in total the 4WD Modified class contained the most action and was won by Team Durango driver Andre Welker who switched to the DEX410 only days before the race. Second place went to very young Tim Walther (Team Durango DEX410) with Chris Kamman (Team Associated B44) in 3rd. The B-final was won by Hamburg-based Markus Bauer (Team Durango DEX410). The 4WD Stock class went to Eberhard ‘Ebi’ Beck with Alexander Matschuck and Dietmar Spieß (all Team Durango DEX410) in second and third place respectively.

View the stock podium here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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