The 2nd round of the Slovenian Nationals for gas off road took place at the weekend in Ljubljana under very hot weather, with the temperature reaching over 33 degrees. Qualifying saw Mugen racer Nejc Drole take the pole position and in the race he lead from start to finish taking the win by 4 laps from round 1 winner Zdenko Gačar driving a Laro, while his team mate Izidor Tratnik came home in 3rd on the same lap. In the 1/6th scale category it was a win for round 1 winner Rok Bizjak from 2nd place Anže Černe with the 3rd place going to Jakopin Tilen, all top 3 drivers racing the HPI Baja. There will now be a break for the summer with the next round to be held in Maribor on the 30th of September.
Italian tire makers, GRP, have announced that they will release an additional range of wheels for truggy racers, to be sold alongside their current versions. The new wheels have a bigger Offset (1/2′), compared to the original versions that come with a standard offset, which ensures that all the different models of truggy currently present on the market are covered. Also announced is that both standard and bigger offset wheels are available in the original fluorescent yellow and now also in while, meaning there are now 4 different types of truggy wheel from GRP.
The first round of the German truggy Nationals was run last weekend in Oberahusen and it attracted a lot of the top stars from the German buggy scene who, it turned out, could easily adapt to the bigger cars. In qualifying it was Mugen racer Marcel Guske that took the TQ from Kyosho racer Daniel Reckward in 2nd, while in 3rd it was Dario Vita for Mugen. Whit the semi finals finished it was onto the final where there was a close battle between Guske and Reckward, which ended in a pitlane crash that badly damaged the car of Reckward, leaving him out of contention, while Guske suffered shock damage which he had to drive the rest of the race with. After the crash it was Vita that took over at the top and who went on to take the win from Guske in 2nd, while 3rd spot fell to Tobias Schellen, making a podium sweep for Mugen.
The 3rd round of the 1/10th 200mm Spanish Nationals was held last weekend at the Madrid track, host of this years European Championships. Qualifying saw Serpent SDD driver Oscar Cabezas take the pole position for the race but at the start of the final he was pushed out causing him to drop 2 laps to have his car repaired. Back on the track and Oscar could work his way back through the field up to 2nd spot just a lap behind eventual winner Josue Artiles, racing for Mugen, while Xray driver Iñaki Pahissa Lopez finished in 3rd.
Xray have a report from the recently held 3rd round of the Norwegian National Cup that was run on a track some 900m above sea level, in the beautiful mountain side in Valdres. Qualifying saw the Xray NT1 trio of Helge Johannessen, Georg Ellingsen and Frank Andersen claim the first 3 spots for the final, with Johannessen setting a new track record on his way to pole position. In the final the top 3 pulled away in their starting order with Johannessen leading until the 15 minute mark when he hit a stopped car, taking him out of the race. This left the fighting pair of Ellingsen and Andersen to battle it out for the lead with Andersen eventually taking the win followed by Ellingsen in 2nd with Anders Theodorsen in 3rd
The creativity never stops at Upgrade RC and today they have announced the release of some new skins to help customise your race gear even further. Newly available is a skin for the Exergen temp gun, lots of new pro wing skins and finally they have released a skin for the OFNA mini starter box. All skins are customisable with your sponsors logos and you choice of colours.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Jon Howells wins RRCi 1/8th off road series Rd3 – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Trinity obtain the exclusive distribution for EP batteries in N. America – Link [teamtrinity.com]
> Mirage have a report from the RRCi 1/8th off road series Rd3 – Link [mirageracing.com]
> 2008 Snowbirds announced a change of venue – Link [rc411.com]
> Stuart Band reports on the Eden Park Regional race – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Chris Heath reports on the 5th round of the BRCA 1/8th Nats – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
The guys from Live RC asked us to tell you about their free live coverage from this weekends ROAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals, which is held at the St. Louis Dirt Burners track in Missouri.
This year’s U.S. ROAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals will have one of the largest turnouts for this class in ROAR history. The buggy and truck nationals have been separated this year, and there are currently nearly 300 entries for the 1/8th Scale Buggy class. With this year being the qualifier for the upcoming IFMAR World Championships, which will be held in the USA, all of the top names from around the country are in attendance.
All of the action with live scoring, live audio, and live video will be broadcasted on LiveRC.com. The audio will be streamed live, free of charge to all viewers courtesy of ROAR. Video will be streamed free of charge to all viewers courtesy of Pro-Line Racing.
Check out the Live RC coverage on their site here.