Our mates down under, Rube Dude, are reporting on the Western Australian State Championships that have been run over the past few days. In the buggy class it was Hong Nor driver Zac Ryan that took the pole spot for the final and went on to win by 2 laps ahead of 2nd Dale Smulders driving a Kyosho with another Hong Nor of Martin Wolhuter in 3rd. In the truggy class it was again Hong Nor at the top with Martin Wolhuter taking the win in dominant style, 6 laps ahead of 2nd placed Logan Bruecher with Brad Smith ending the race in 3rd.
Adam Drake continues his great form from Fridays qualifying, where he TQ’d in truggy and qualified 2nd in 1/10th truck, to take TQ spot for Sundays Pro Buggy class at the Silver State Nitro Challenge. The Losi driver out paced Jared Tebo who was racing the new O’Donnell buggy, that we showed you a while back, took the 2nd position after qualifying with, 1/10th truck pole man, Mike Truhe for Team Losi lining up in 3rd. Jason Ashton is doing a great job for the new Spanish made Sidorf, qualifying in 4th for Sundays final.
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Qualifying for the 1/10th truck and truggy classes at this years Silver State Nitro Challenge, that takes place in Nevada this week, are over and it was Losi drivers Mike Truhe and Adam Drake that took the TQ spot in the their respective classes. In the 1/10th truck, Truhe was the class of the field claiing top spot, with 2 of the 3 rounds of qualifying to count, and could finish ahead of 2nd placed team mate Adam Drake with Travis Amezcua in 3rd. In the truggy class, it was a reverse of the top 2 in 1/10th with Drake taking the top spot ahead of Truhe, with Kyosho driver Cody King in 3rd. Buggy qualifying will be run today (Saturday) with all top mains run on Sunday.
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Some time ago we told you wrote about the fact that TTech Racing, the makers of the cool looking X10, had been bought by Xtreme-RC. Well now we see the first fruits of that new arrangement with the announcement that the X11 4wd electric buggy, the follow up to the X10, will be released at the end of April. The list of new features was published on the companies site and from what we have read the new cars looks to have better durability, performance and should look great too.
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Our mate Phil, over at the Neo Buggy Industries, has the first exclusive shots of the all new big bore shock absorbers for the Kyosho inferno. These shocks have been seen on the cars of Yuichi Kanai and Cody King at this weeks Silver State race, but World Champ Mark Pavidis didnt get a set, and by the looks of them they are in the pre production stage of development. For those techies out there i can inform you that the new shocks have an outside body diameter of 18mm with an inner diameter of 16mm and the pistons currently have 4 holes.
Xray are reporting on their site that Adam Joiner has won the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Nitro Open held recently at the Tri-City RC track in Southern Louisiana. Adam, who had to miss the qualifiers because of prior engagements, had to start in last position overall on race day and hope to bump up through the finals, which he did, making it through the C and B to take his place in the A-Final where he could take the win ahead of 2nd placed Justin Cranford with Derek Guidry in 3rd.
According to importers TKO Competition Development, Wright Racing Design & Development (WRD2) has been developing these carbon discs for over a year. They are meant to provide better stopping power and modulation without fade and the discs are backed by a 100% replacement guarantee direct from WRD2.
Xray have a big report on their site from last weekends Czech Off-Road Challenge 2007 that was held alongside a large toy fair in Brno. The 90 drivers present were greeted with a large multi surface track with a good micture of corners and importantly the hall was well ventilated and heated. Xray driver Martin Bayer managed to claim the top qualifying spot ahead of 2nd placed Martin Pater with Michael Bok in 3rd, both drivers also racing Xray. In the race itself Martin Bayer managed to pull away, despite some pressure from behind, and could win with ease followed home by Oliver Simon who was gifted the position after Michal Bok had engine troubles which allowed Simon to finish 2nd and Martin Pater to move up into the final podium spot.