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August 16, 2017

2017 Asian Onroad Championships Rd3 – Report

The third round of the 2017 Asian Onroad Championships was held in Canberra, Australia. With a huge turnout from the local racers as well as International privateers and factory drivers, this is the best AOC Australia to date. Following up on a great start, it was Awesomatix factory driver Viljami Kutvonen who went start to finish up front in both of the first two mains in Modified Touring Car to grab the premiere class title. Destiny’s Jin Sawada from Japan definitely kept things exciting and kept Kutvonen honest by pressuring, but never was a serious threat to the Finnish driver’s up front position and had to settled for second overall.

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August 16, 2017

Corona Shepherd Cup Rd3 – Report

The third round of the Corona Shepherd Cup was hosted by the Hong Kong based TRC track. A total of 63 racers from Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong attended the event that was held in extremely hot weather conditions. In the 1/10th Nitro Open class Luk Chi Hung took the TQ, closely followed by Chau-man Chan in 2nd. In the main final the battle went on till the third round of pit stops with both drivers being on the same fuel strategy. When Luk Chi-hung ran into some problems with his car, Chau-man took over the lead. The battle up front allowed Wei-kei Wong, Vincent Lau, Taxi Pong and Ming-chung Wong to reduce the gap but in the final minutes Chau-man was able to defend the lead, crossing the finishing line in 1st position followed by Wei-kei Wong in 2nd and Vincent Chau in 3rd place.

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August 16, 2017

Laret, Martin & Knight win at JBRL Nitro Series Rd5

Round 5 of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at Thunder Alley R/C Raceway in Beaumont, California. In the Intermediate Buggy class Eddie Laret would take the win from 2nd placed Marcus Garret while Cole Jenson rounded out the podium result in 3rd. The Rookie Buggy category saw John Martin walking away with the win while Ryan Fleefisch and Glenn Wolfgang completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Finally in Sportsman Truggy it was Kevin Knight with the win from David Delgardo and Louis Fernandez.

View the Rookie Buggy & Sportsman Truggy podiums here


August 16, 2017

Marcel Elissen wins at Tonisport Onroad Series Rd6

Round 6 of the Tonisport Onroad Series was held at the MAC-Meckenheim Club in Germany. In the Formula class it was Marcel Elissen who dominated the qualifying and the finals to take home the win in front of Sascha Braun on the runner-up spot. Marcel Facius would complete the podium result in 3rd.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


August 16, 2017

Heiko Peglow wins at 3-Länder-Cup

The MCSC Wächtersbach club near Frankfurt, German recently held the grand opening race of the newly-established 3-Länder-Cup series. In the electric GT8 class Mugen driver Heiko Peglow walked away with the win in front of fellow Mugen racer, Jörg Wegmann. HoBao driver Jens Förster secured himself the final podium spot in 3rd.

Source: RMV Deutschland [rmv-lounge.de]


August 16, 2017

Yeah Racing CC01 stainless steel centre shaft

Yeah Racing have introduced a stainless steel centre shaft for the Tamiya CC01 kit. Made from high-quality material the steel driveshaft makes the car’s drivetrain virtually bullet-proof, allowing to tackle even the toughest of terrain. The sliding-design driveshaft is a direct fit and it comes laser-engraved for looks.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]


August 16, 2017

RPM Zoomies mock exhaust headers

Coming from RPM are the Zoomies mock exhaust headers. They resemble the massive exhaust headers seen on many 1970’s full-scale cars with the RPM variant fitting a range of 1/18th to 1/10th scale vehicles and body shells. Their multi-piece design allows to mount them upwards, tilted backwards or even downwards and they come in a black or chrome variant. Screw mounting holes makes for secure installation on running vehicles while for display body shells mounting using double sides tape is also possible. The mock exhausts are ideal for VTA cars, monster trucks and many other applications.

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