Our partner site Neo-Buggy have the official word that French driver Jerome Aigoin, brother of European Champion Yannick, has signed for the Italian company Sirio to race its engines. Jerome, who left HaoBao for Kyosho recently, has left behind his partnership with Picco to join the ranks of Sirio elite like Bertin, Kanai and Reckward.
The title says it all, the RC Pro Series had their awards banquet for the Nitro Off Road Series and here are the photos. As you can see Tebo and Taylor were there, amongst others, but i don’t see Adam Drake in any of the banquet photos, so lucky we already have a picture of him with his championship winning trophies.
Now i normally don’t post links to product builds or reviews because i like Red RC to be more of a news source but in this case we’ll make an exception. Jimmey Storey over at oOple.com has done and amazingly detailed review of the new X-Factory X-6 2wd conversion kit. The images and layout, as well as the words & tips, in this build are some of the best you’ll ever be likely to see. I urge you to check it out.
Read the X-Factory X-6 build here. You can also read other reviews and builds from oOple here.
Simon Reeves, driving a Team Losi XXX4 buggy, has totally dominated round 1 of the Stotfold Winter Series, held last weekend. Having TQ’d the event Simon went on to win all 3 of his finals to take the round win and the lead in the championship.
Qualifying was dominated by Simon Reeves with his Peak powered XX4. Taking all 5 rounds of qualifying In an impressive fashion Simon was the only driver to make 13 laps. Second on the grid was Alec Springer who had been pushed all-day by the chasing pack of James Evans and Richard Ralph.
More RC Pro Series news, this time its the turn of the off road guys or in this case, guy, as top international racer Adam Drake took the title in both the Buggy and Truck classes. In the 1/8th buggy class, he edged out Futaba Nitro Challenge winner Taylor James and Chad Bradley to the title whilst in 1/10th truck Adam beat Kyle Skidmore and Cody King to the series title.
You can view the final 1/8th buggy standings here and 1/10th truck here.
We actually had a piece written about the new OCM Racing Kaos DT-19 yesterday but removed it because i didnt have enough information about it. Well now thanks to our partner sites we have a statement from OCM themselves with all the details we need.
OCM are proud to release the final production spec Pro Kit. Due to some delays in the effort to produce a high standard high quality kit, we are now ready to send kits out. We have been testing and testing under real race conditions with our team drivers to find any potential issues and resolve them before releasing sales to the general public. This ensures that you will have the highest std and quality that will rival any other kit on the market. From the pics you can see that this is a fully optioned kit ready to take on the track and competition head on. Be ready to see some kits hitting the shelves soon. Truggy is just around the corner.
Fredy Andres has won round 7 of the Carioca Championships that were held last weekend in Brazil. The penultimate round of the championships Fredy won the pro buggy class driving a GS ahead of Helio Mattos with a Thunder Tiger in 2nd with Kyosho racer Ricardo Queros in 3rd. The last round of the championship takes place next week and all three classes are still wide open after 7 races.
You can view the top 3 placings from the other classes as well as some more photos here.