Last weekend under sunny skies in Singapore, racers gathered for Round 2 of the NOOB Singapore Open Buggy Series held at RaceWorks Arena. This round saw the racers running on a freshly resurfaced track with a challenging new technical layout that would test everyone’s skills. In the 4WD class, Mark “BC” Lim set a blistering pace in his Durango DEX410v3 buggy to TQ the class ahead of Jericho and Png. However in leg 1 of the finals an early mistake by BC resulted in a popped turnbuckle which effectively took him out of the run. Tein, the winner of Round 1, drove a clean race to win Leg 1 after starting from 5th on the grid. Bouncing back from the poor performance in Leg 1, BC took take Leg 2 and 3 to emerge overall champion with Tein in 2nd spot and Jericho in 3rd.
HNMC hosted the first round of this years truggy and 1/8th EP buggy national championships with a healthy 96 drivers entered. The club had again made some improvements for this year new warm up benches shielded undercover pit area, and a new compressor for car cleaning. The Herts track team did an outstanding job to great the track in the condition for this event hats off to all that helped and Westmill Farm team. Qualifying in Truggy was dominated by TLR’s Darren Bloomfield wile it was all Kyosho’s Elliott Boots in EP Buggy. Elliott would go on to win all three legs in EP buggy with Karl Jackson taking 2nd and Simon Willetts 3rd. The truggy win would go to Agama’s Jon Hazlewood, following an early retirement by Bloomfield, with Jack Embling 2nd and Tommy Chung 3rd.
P-S-R have expanded their line of bearing sets with the release of this bearing set for the all new TLR 8ight 3.0 1/8th buggy. The 26 piece bearing set is made in Germany and benefits from maximum velocity, less friction, more durability, less maintenance and optimal value for money.
The NRS team got in contact to announce the Nitro Northern Regional series 2013. the NRS13 will run over 6 rounds (4 to count) at some of the best off-road tracks in the North or England beginning on the NNRC track on the 28th of April and ending at Storm Valley on the 6th October. Entries are now open for the first round and you can find more information here.
LRP have announced that top Polish racer Piotr Okonski has joined their international race team. The 6-time Polish National Champion will run the complete line of LRP electronics including the Flow Works Team ESC, X20 Motors and Competition line of batteries in both his onroad an offroad cars. Piotr will compete this season in the National series as well as the majority of the ETS series and other major races.
The 2013 Top Notch Series just finished up this past weekend. The series would hit 7 different tracks over the past couple months to test Southern California’s best drivers. The championship for each class would be decided by using each drivers 4 best finishes out of 7. Kyosho Team Drivers Lucas Sanford and Josh Mitchell would attend each round of this series and together take home 4 Modified Championships. Lucas Sanford would go onto win the 2wd Modified Buggy and 1/8 Electric Buggy Championships, while Josh Mitchell would win the 4wd Modified Buggy and Modified Truck Championships.
Multiple European offroad champion Hupo Honigl has announced that he will use Hot Fire – Racing Experience fuel for 2013. Chosen to power his new engine package, which will be announced in the coming days, the Austrian said that “after extensive testing I chose Hot Fire Fuel, which gave me the most power in combination with the best fuel consumption.”
Team Associated and Reedy are very happy to announce that Keven Hébert has signed a multi-year contract extension and will continue to race Team Associated’s TC6.1 Worlds, 12R5.2, and 10R5.1. Keven will now be using Reedy Sonic Mach 2 motors in all his vehicles and will continue using Reedy LiPo batteries and LRP Flow Works Team ESCs. Reedy department manager Rick Hohwart was happy to hear the news of the extension, saying, “Keven is one of the fastest drivers in the world and his input is highly valuable when it comes to developing new products. Not only is a he a great racer, but he is always willing to help fellow racers with questions and feedback regarding setups, gearing, etc.” Keven was excited about the signing, saying,
I am looking forward to continuing my racing career with AE/Reedy and working closely with the R&D department in the development of new and exciting products. I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to the remainder of 2013 and beyond.