Last weekend saw the biggest off road race in Chile for this year when the country played host to the 2007 South American Championships at a track in Santiago. The race saw competitors from Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina and even some drivers from the United States, Canada and Germany, and so National pride was as important in this race as the individual result. In the end the race was won by Argentinian Mugen driver Adrian Castro with 2nd place going to Venezuelan, and pole position man, Daniel Ferreira driving a Jammin buggy, Patricio Concha from Chile rounded off the podium in 3rd also running a Jammin buggy.
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The RC Pro Series is going global, following their first move to the Caribbean, the top racing series in the US is now expanding to South Africa with the announcement that RC Pro South Africa will be running their own National Series for Nitro Offroad, similar to the series in the US. Members of RC Pro SA will be full RC Pro members and be eligible to compete in any RC Pro event and together the Series organisers are working on plans for a World Finals in the future.
The first RC Pro South Africa event is this coming weekend hosted by Avion RCX in Kempton Park. The board of directors for RC Pro South Africa are working feverishly to put everything together for a live broadcast of this event. We will keep everyone informed of start times etc as soon as they have everything setup.
You can view the series flyer here and read more about it here.
Xtreme Racing have released these attractive and functional carbon fibre parts for the ultra popular and competitive Losi 8ight and 8ight T. First off is this shock tower, shown above, that is for the rear of the Losi 8ight buggy and is made from 4mm carbon fibre and sports an extra hole for more adjustment. Also available are a set of 2 carbon brake discs that are suitable for the both the buggy and truggy whilst for the truggy, Xtreme have released front and rear 4mm shock towers for weight savings, strength, looks and more adjustment.
Xray have published a warning for their new XB8 EC kits that recently shipped. Apparently the light blue coloured shock springs supplied with the kit are not the correct springs and are in fact are dark blue springs with the incorrect colour coating, so be warned.
The Light-Blue shocks springs (#358095) which are included in the kit are NOT the light-blue springs. By a mistake in the color coating process the Dark-Blue springs (#358096) were coated with Light-Blue color. Therefore the springs which are in the kit, despite they have Light-Blue color, in the reality the characteristics and the springs are Dark-Blue.
We suggest to use for the basic set-up either the White springs or the correct Light-Blue springs from the XB8 or XB8TQ kit.
Our friends in Slovenia have asked us to mention their upcoming 2007 National Championship for Off-road that starts at the beginning of May. The championship will cater for 1/8th buggy, truggy and 1/5th, 1/6th buggy with the first race being held at a track near the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. The series will consist of 4 rounds with the 1st round taking place on the 6th of May in Ljubljana, the 2nd round on the 3rd of June in Jesenice, the 3rd round in Maribor on the 30th of September and the 4th and final round will take place at an, as yet, undecided venue on the 28th of October. We will be bringing you results from each of these National rounds as we get them.
RC Racing in Slovenia seems to be growing strongly on a National level, and is also being recognised on an international level as this year Slovenia will host the European B Championships for 1/8th gas in Tolmin on the 25th – 27th of May.
More interviews, this time from our Aussie pals Rube Dude who delve deep in to the mind of one of Australias top racers, Martin Wolhuter. Born in South Africa and began racing in the US we reported recently on the Aussie residents great run at last weekends Western Australian Championships where he finished 3rd in the buggy class and dominated the truggy class for Hong Nor.
Its just over a week since we reported about the 2007 Cactus Classic, that was dominated by the Ryans, well here is some videos from that event for all those who enjoy to watch the action instead of just read about it. The first video above is from the 4wd Mod A2 final while the other below are from the 2wd Mod and Truck Mod.
Medial Pro are running a rather unique and, lucrative for the winner, competition in which they invite entrants to design the next new tyre in their tyre range. Medial Pro have all the details on their site and the winning entry will first of all receive one racing seasonâ€™s worth of Medial Pro tyres (100 pairs of tyres glued on rims!) and the winning tyre design will be named after the winner!