Ryan Lutz to use Byron Fuel in 2010

Ryan Lutz to use Byron Fuel in 2010

Byron Fuels have announced that Tamiya driver Ryan Lutz has agreed a deal to use Byron Race Gen2 fuel this season. Marc Jensen of Byron Fuels notes, “We are very pleased to have Ryan join the Byron Race Team. He fits our description of a factory representative perfectly. Not only does Ryan bring the highest level of competition to our team, but he is an ideal company spokesperson, willing to help others at the track”. Ryan is extremely excited to be part of the Byron Team and had the following to say:

I know Byron Race Gen2 is going to give me the performance necessary to consistently put me on top of the podium!

Source: Byron Fuels [byronfuels.com]

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

JConcepts Illuzion Manta SC body shell

JConcepts have released a sneak preview of their new Illuzion Manta short course body shell. Designed to fit the Slash, Slash 4×4 and SC10, the shell has been inspired from the ground up to turn these short course trucks into high performance machines. Its features include a scale inspired body, cab and window design, aggressive headlight and grill treatment with racing influence, front and rear fender flares for maximum clearance and an extended cab with recessed windows.
Click here for another image of this body

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Short Course RC Truck Champs – Announcement

Short Course RC Truck Champs - Announcement

The Dirt’s Joey Christensen has been in touch to announce the Short Course RC Truck Championship that will take place at the Milestone RC Track on the 30th of January. The event is open to Sportsman spec, Intermediate and Expert short course classes as well as Unlimited 4wd Short course and SC8. Practice is from 10am to 1pm with the racing starting at 2pm sharp, with Championship trophies awarded to all class winners. For more information you can phone Joey at 951.347.4707 or e-mail him at thedirtracing@aol.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Picco to power Riccardo Rabitti in 2010

Picco to power Riccardo Rabitti in 2010

More Italian driver news as it has been confirmed that on-form Losi team driver Riccardo Rabitti has joined Picco for 2010. Having raced the last few seasons with Sirio power, Riccardo had enjoyed considerable success having taking back to back Italian National titles in 2008 and 2009 and making the European Championship final in 2009 and 2007. Riccardo will be utilizing the company’s latest Evo4 buggy engine in his Losi 8ight as he aims to defend his National title and prepare for the 2010 Worlds in Pattaya.

Source: Picco [teampicco.com]

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fabrizio Teghesi switches to O.S. Speed

Fabrizio Teghesi switches to O.S. Speed

Top Italian buggy racer Fabrizio Teghesi has confirmed his switch to O.S. Speed for 2010. The Kyosho driver will run the current World Champion engines, having already run with the Japanese motor for 3 years from 2005 to 2008, taking the National runner up spot in 2007. Following 2 successful years with Novarossi, Fabrizio wanted to thank them for their support.

Source: Fabrizio Teghesi [fabrizioteghesi.com]

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Julien Lattanzio confirms switch to RB

Julien Lattenzio confirms switch to RB

RB have confirmed that front running French driver Julien Lattanzio has signed a two year deal to run their engines. The former Kyosho/Novarossi driver needed only one test session to convince him of his choice power plant for 2010. This decision was also helped by the brand’s 2009 results which made Julien very confident in the performance and reliability of the French tuned engines.

Source: RB [rbproducts.com]

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

JConcepts Illuzion Manta SC body shell

JConcepts Illuzion Manta SC body shell

JConcepts have released a sneak preview of their new Illuzion Manta short course body shell. Designed to fit the Slash, Slash 4×4 and SC10, the shell has been inspired from the ground up to turn these short course trucks into high performance machines. Its features include a scale inspired body, cab and window design, aggressive headlight and grill treatment with racing influence, front and rear fender flares for maximum clearance and an extended cab with recessed windows.

Click here for another image of this body

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Short Course RC Truck Champs – Announcement

Short Course RC Truck Champs - Announcement

The Dirt’s Joey Christensen has been in touch to announce the Short Course RC Truck Championship that will take place at the Milestone RC Track on the 30th of January. The event is open to Sportsman spec, Intermediate and Expert short course classes as well as Unlimited 4wd Short course and SC8. Practice is from 10am to 1pm with the racing starting at 2pm sharp, with Championship trophies awarded to all class winners. For more information you can phone Joey at 951.347.4707 or e-mail him at thedirtracing@aol.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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