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November 1, 2006

Zack Barry wins US East Coast Championships

Zack Barry

Young racer Zack Barry has dominated proceedings at last weekends East Coast Championships held at Pottbellys RC speedway in New Jersey. The report on the Xray site tells how he TQ’d the entire event, even ahead of the 1/18th sedans, with a truck.

Zack took the driver’s stand, and went on to complete an amazing 24 lap run. This run not only was TQ for trucks, but also beat the sedan’s best qualifier by a full lap. Zack went on to win the a-main by 2 full laps, followed by Tom Lorranger in 2nd also driving an Xray M18T.

Read the full report here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


November 1, 2006

Tech Racing MY07 Medusa EX

Tech Racing MY07 Medusa EX

Japanese company Tech Racing are close to releasing their MY07 Medusa EX, the follow up the MY05 that finished 9th (Sport) in this year ultra competitive Japanese EP Touring car nationals. The car will be available with pink or light blue aluminium parts and is limited in numbers. The car is set for release on the 17th of November and the first batch will contain titanium parts so if you want one, you better pre-order.

Source: Tech Racing [tech-racing.co.jp]


October 31, 2006

Team Associated RC18R

Team Associated RC18R

Now normally I wouldn’t write about such cars as I find them a bit toyish, but these ones are cute and are made by the grandaddy of RC competition, Team Associated, so they are deserving of mention. The RC18R is a little 1/18th scale electric rally car that is based on Associated’s popular and already available ready-to-run 1/18th scale buggies and truggies but then are adapted to suit the narrower width.

More pictures and feature list after the jump… content


October 31, 2006

Thunder Tiger win both classes in Stuttgart

Thunder Tiger podium

At the recently run indoor off road race at the Stuttgart hobby fair, Team Thunder Tiger won both the Buggy and Truggy classes. In the Buggy class the young Andreas Ertl lead home a top 7 positions clean sweep for the manufacturer with Michael Guard in 2nd followed by Stefan Ippy in third.

In the Truggy class they didnt have it all their own way but still took the class win with Michael Guard winning with GS racer Hans Dieter Plepp bringing the fight to Guard followed by Rentel in third.

You can view more pictures and read the reports (in German) here.

Source: Thunder Tiger Europe [thundertiger-europe.com]


October 31, 2006

Morganti wins the US Open Nats warm up

Paolo Morganti - Winternats February 2006

2006 Winternats Champion (picture), and top international racer, Paolo Morganti has won the US Open Nats warm up race that was held at the Kissimmee track in Florida last weekend in preperation for the main event which takes place this weekend. The new Serpent 720 took 8 of the 12 main positions and as well as taking the win also took the fastest lap too.

Main Final Results
1. Paolo Morganti – 97L / 30:12.006
2. Robert Maestry – 93L / 30:04.078
3. Andrew Duperrouzel – 91L / 30:01.670
4. Art Carbonel – 91L / 30:15.757
5. Rafael Angulo – 87L / 30:06.130
6. Austin Wolfe – 86L / 30:03.699
7. Luke Whitaker – 75L / 24:34.476
8. Ken Cambbell – 73L / 30:01.386
9. Geovannie Gonzalez Gomez – 65L / 30:04.729
10. Dan Oleski – 54L / 30:15.344
11. Scotty Gray – 39L / 13:11.000
12. Gianni Giorgio – 20L / 6:58.674

Thank you to Paolo and Austin for the information


October 31, 2006

CEN places high at Futaba Nitro Challenge

CEN Racers

CEN are reporting on their site that their team drivers claimed some top places at last weekends high money stakes off road Futaba Nitro Challenge event in Louisiana. Driving the Matrix Pro buggy Andrew Smolnick took 7th position whilst Gene Hickerson took the 9th spot in the Pro buggy final. They managed to do even better in the Pro truggy final, driving the new Matrix TR Arena truggy that we showed you last week, Andrew Smolnick took 2nd place while Gene Hickerson claimed the 3rd position.

Source: CEN [cenracing.com] 


October 31, 2006

Clive Connolly wins the Irish Nationals

Clive Connolly

Top Irish racer Clive Connolly has taken this years National 1/8th scale crown, following 3 victories during this years championship which was held at the St Annes park circuit on the outskirts of Dublin.

The six round championship saw Serpent cars take five wins with champion Clive Connolly take 3 of those victories with his 960. Vice-Champion Darragh Fox won the season opener while Dean Lacey won the fourth encounter on his way to fourth in the overall standings.

Read the full report here.

Source: Serpent [mytsn.com]