September 24, 2018

2018 ROAR Fuel On-road Nationals – Report

The 2018 ROAR Fuel On-road Nationals were held at Nuggets Ranch Raceway in Arcadia, Florida this past weekend. The 1/8th Open class saw Serpent’s Joaquin Desoto Jr. taking the title from the TQ spot with Infinity’s Christian Lopez coming in 2nd after the 45-minute A-main, some 26 seconds down. Shepherd’s Michael Palazolla rounded out the top 3 podium result in front of Ralph Burch and David Blakeney.

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September 24, 2018

T-Works introduce new T6.1 titanium hardware

Coming from T-Works and made for the Team Associated T6.1 racing truck are several new option parts such as titanium turnbuckles, titanium ball ends and a screw kit. The turnbuckle kit includes six 64 grade links that are direct replacements for the standard items. Their lightweight yet durable construction will ensure low unsprung masses and high corrosion resistance while adding visual impact. Also new are a 14-piece 64 grade titanium ball end set and a 94-piece 64 grade titanium UFO head screw kit all of which will greatly reduce overall weight compared to the standard steel items while improving the bling factor of your ride.

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September 24, 2018

Juan Carlos Canas wins Spanish Nitro Buggy Nats Rd3

The third round of the Spanish Nitro Buggy National Championship was held at the Valladolid track this past weekend. Mugen’s Robert Batlle was in control of things on the slippery track with the Kyosho duo of Brian Baldo and Joao Figueiredo coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively after the qualifiers. Mugen’s Juan Carlos Canas, who had a troublefull qualifier, would start the A-main from the pole position and he would also bring home the win in the 45-minute A-main from Robert Batlle on the 2 spot, a lap down. Robert felt less comfortable in the main compared to the previous days and he opted to just bring home the runner-up spot and thus valuable points for the championship. Another lap down it was Oscar Baldo who would round out the podium result for Kyosho, also suffering minor issues.

View the final results here


September 24, 2018

Speedzone Silicon Graphene competition LiPo packs

Speedzone have released two new hardcase silicon graphene LiPo competition battery packs. The standard 2S pack is a 6500mAh 120C variant with dimensions of 138.5x47x25mm and it weighs in at 296g. The shorty batterie is a 5000mAh 120C pack that measures 96x47x24.8mm and weighs 208g. Both packs have 5mm bullet connectors and come with the battery leads and standard JST-XH balance plug.

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September 23, 2018

Pro-Line Invader 1/8th buggy tyre

Pro-Line have introduced their new Invader tyre for 1/8th off-road buggies. The next step forward in extreme wear while still providing the fast lap performance, the unique interlocking cross-shaped Invader pins down the centre of the tyre deliver exceptional tread life, while the small, flexible pins on the side provide optimised grip on a variety of surfaces. The tyre is meant to feel super smooth and accelerate and brake incredibly straight, giving an advantage in close racing conditions. The tyre comes as pair including blue closed cell inserts and it is available in soft M3, super soft M4, medium S2 and soft S3 compounds.

Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]


September 23, 2018

Pro-Line 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor truck body shell

Coming from Pro-Line and made for 12.3” wheelbase scale crawlers is the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor truck body shell. This body will completely transform any 313mm wheelbase truck into an Ultra Scale aggressive Raptor rig perfect for rock crawling. The details from the full-size 2017 Raptor have been faithfully recreated and will give scale rigs truck a unique look compared to the sea of old-school classic trucks that have been dominating the crawling scene. The single piece body is very light for a lower centre of gravity and improved crawling performance. Window masks, paint-then-peel overspray film and fully licensed detailed stickers are included to finish off the look.

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September 22, 2018

Kurzbuch to start title defence from pole

Simon Kurzbuch will defend his Euro Nitro Series title tomorrow at the Season Finale in Italy from pole position.  The Shepherd driver made it a clean sweep of qualifying for the 2018 season as he wrapped up his fourth TQ from the championship’s four races.  Having suffered a broken front belt in Q3 and title rival Dario Balestri getting the TQ for that round, Kurzbuch had to wait until the final round to bag himself the extra championship point which could prove vital at the end of tomorrow’s 45-minute final.  He took the final qualifier ahead of Robert Pietsch and Toni Gruber after a hard pushing Balestri had a mistake in the second half of the qualifier.  The Italian will start 2nd with Pietsch third while Andrea Pirani makes it four different manufacturers at the head of the grid.  Kurzbuch’s TQ today eliminates Gruber from the title fight, the WRC driver at best being able to equal the leaders points tally with a win but losing out on the tie break.  Between himself and Balestri, however, if the Italian wins he must be sure to finish on the podium with a 3rd place giving him his 3rd consecutive title on tie break with the only driver who has previously denied him becoming champion.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


September 22, 2018

Title ‘still alive’ as Greiner secures TQ at ENS Italy

Dominic Greiner’s hopes of a first Euro Nitro Series title are ‘still alive’ after the Serpent driver secured the overall TQ in the fourth & final round of qualifying in Fiorano, Italy.  Needing the bonus championship point so as to start the final with a chance denying championship leader Jilles Groskamp his second title, Greiner took Q4  by over 1.3-seconds from Alessio Mazzeo.  The only driver who could potentially start on pole having TQ’d Q3, Teemu Leino couldn’t match Greiner ending up third quickest ahead of his Infinity team-mate Groskamp.  Overall the result means Leino will start second with Mazzeo moving ahead of Groskamp to start third with Erik Dankel completing the Top 5 on the grid.  In order for Greiner, the championship’s most winning driver, to secure the title he first must win and then hope that Groskamp is third or lower.

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