Maifield is ROAR 1:8 Electric National Buggy Champion

Maifield is ROAR 1:8 Electric National Buggy Champion

2010 marks the first year of an official ROAR National Championship for 1:8 electric buggy and truggy and Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield traveled to Northern California to battle for the right to be called the first 1:8 Electric National Champion against a group of top level talent from every major manufacturer. The NorCal Hobbies track located near San Francisco Bay provided the perfect facility to crown a National Champion.  With technical rhythm sections and a large track layout, both the driver and equipment were equally challenged. For Maifield and his Reedy/LRP powered RC8Be two first place finishes in the IFMAR qualifying format meant he started on pole for the triple “A” main events on Sunday. As the tone sounded to start A1, Maifield jumped out to the lead and never looked back. 10 perfect minutes of driving by the Team Associated star put him one victory away from being crowned champion. A little over an hour later, A2 got underway and again Maifield jumped out to a strong start ahead of the other nine competitors. As time ticked off the clock, other racers tried to match the pace of Maifield but none could match his consistency lap after lap.  At the conclusion of A2, again it was Maifield who took the victory leading every lap of A1 & A2 and with two main event wins was crowned as the inaugural ROAR 1:8 Electric National Buggy Champion.

Source: Associated [rc10.com]

Monday, September 20, 2010

HongNor closed cell insert

HongNor closed cell insert

HongNor now offers an aftermarket closed cell insert for all tracks that require a firmer insert set-up. Sold in a set of 4, the grooves help capture the tire carcass and reduce flex to a minimum. Perfectly balanced, these lightweight inserts are 100% water safe, reusable and extremely durable.

Source: HongNor [hongnor.com.tw]

Monday, September 20, 2010

Route 246 brushless motor checker

Route 246 brushless motor checker

The EA-050 brushless motor checker from Route 246 is a precise instrument to measure the KV rating and RPM, as well as Voltage and Current, of brushless motors. It also checks existing hall effect sensors for correct function, with a 16 x 2 digit LC display indicating the different parameters. The motor checker is powered by a 7.2 to 7.4V power source and the package contains power cables for the motor checker as well as connecting cables for easy and swift monitoring of the motor’s performance.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Moore & Hart win BRCA TC final round

Moore & Hart wins BRCA TC Finale

Andy Moore put a disappointing domestic season behind him to take the final round of this season’s BRCA national touring car championship ahead of Olly Jefferies and Chris Grainger. Going in to the final round Chris Grainger was already crowned champion but second place was looking close between Olly Jefferies for Associated and Tamiya star Elliott Harper, Olly got off to the best start taking TQ and a new West London track record with his TC6, Elliott would line up behind Olly for the three leg finals with Andy Moore waiting to pounce in third. After three close fought legs Andy took the win for Hot Bodies ahead Olly Jefferies and Chris Grainger. The result meant a points tie in the series for Jefferies and Harper, the pair could not be split on number of A finals won or second places, in the end it came down to the number of third place finishes in the series and Elliott was given the decision over Olly.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Ryan Lopez takes Rd6 of Georgia Championship Series

Ryan Lopez takes Rd6 of Georgia Championship Series

Racers from all over Georgia showed up to race at the all new HCRCR Track last weekend for the 6th round of the Georgia Championship Series. Go Engines/VP-Pro USA driver’s, Ryan Lopez and Cole Ogden, battled early for the TQ spot, with Ryan Lopez eventually winning that battle with Cole Ogden taking 2nd. From start to finish, Lopez lead the race, taking the victory by two laps over second placed finisher Tim Smith, with Shannon Amos taking 3rd and Ogden eventually finishing in 4th.

Source: VP Pro USA [vp-pro-usa.com]

Monday, September 20, 2010

Miguel Haasbroek wins African Cup

Miguel Haasbroek wins African Cup

Last weekend saw the annual 1/8th scale off road African Cup held at the TRAP circuit in Pretoria, South Africa. After four rounds of qualifying on Saturday Miguel Haasbroek driving a Mugen was top qualifier with Danie van Rooyen driving a Hong Nor in 2nd and Andy Podrenek with a Mugen in 3rd. The semi finals on Sunday saw Miguel hold first position to put him on pole for the main event. The one hour final saw Miguel once again take off at a blistering pace to take a well deserved win with Danie van Rooyen in second and Andy in third to complete a top 3 for Sweep tires.

Source: Hobby Warehouse

Monday, September 20, 2010

Neil Cragg wins GP Noeux Les Mines

Neil Cragg wins GP Noeux Les Mines

The GP Noeux Les Mines was held last weekend at the CARCA track in the north of France and it attracted a big foreign contingent particularly from the UK. The race catered for 1/8th buggy, truggy and electric buggy, with the both buggy classes running triple mains, which made for some interesting racing. In the gas buggy class it was Associated team driver Neil Cragg that emerged victorious in front of the French pairing of Jerome Sartel and Yannick Aigoin. In the truggy class the win went to Renaud Savoya, with Yannick Aigoin only 5 seconds behind in 2nd, with Jerome Sartel completing the podium. Finally in the electric buggy class it was Jerome Sartel that took the win from Sebastian Wartelle and Mickael Bouvier.

Source: Automodelisme [automodelisme.com]

Monday, September 20, 2010

Shepherd team jacket

Shepherd team jacket

Shepherd have announced the arrival of their all new Shepherd team jacket. Made of high quality water-repellent and wind proof material it’s the perfect choice to keep you warm on cold and windy race days. Sporting printed logos on the chest and on the back as well as embroidered logos on the left sleeve and the collar it’s definitively an eye catcher. With a hood conveniently integrated in the collar it protects you from even the roughest weather conditions. Big-size side pockets and a special mobile phone pocket on the inside complete the jacket. Available in M, L, XL & XXL.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Monday, September 20, 2010

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