Round 2 of the Team Associated Summer Series at the Hobby Plex in Omaha, NE had another good turnout, with 177 entrants competing on a fast and technical layout. Racers from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota were on hand to battle it out for the top steps of the podium, and a chance to advance in the points standings. Alex Vanderbeek and Tom Rinderknecht took victories in all three of the premier Modified classes. Tom set the TQ in Mod 4WD, and took a commanding win over the field, “throwing big whips along the way,” in his words.
Round two of the Spanish 1/8th Nitro Buggy National Championship was held in El Alamo, Madrid over the weekend. Mugen’s up and coming Juan Carlos Canas would take a popular overall TQ from team mate Bryan Baldo and SWorkz’ Albert Garcia. Multi-time national champion, Robert Batlle (Mugen) had to settle for fourth but he put things straight for the A-main when he placed his Ultimate-powered buggy on the pole position in front of Oscar Baldo, Juan Carlos and Bryan Baldo. The 45 minute main final held some nice battles for the front runner and the mid-pack and with pole position holder Robert running into trouble at some point it was Juan Carlos who took maximum profit of the situation, taking a great win over Robert Batlle with Bryan Baldo rounding out the podium result.
Round two of the BRCA 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals was held at Kent this past weekend. Qualifying on Saturday was dominated by Elliot Boots and his reds powered Kyosho. This being one of Elliot’s home tracks before his most recent move to Italy and you could see he felt at home straight away. The main event saw a great 3-way battle out front between Elliot Boots, Neil Cragg (Team Associated/LRP) and Jack Embling (Kyosho/Reds Racing), lasting nearly the full 45 minutes. Elliot would lead for the first part but a few mistakes would allow Neil through. Neil managed to hold the lead with Elliot in second swapping fast laps all the way until an issue would see Elliot have to make his way into the pits. This allowed Neil to hold the lead, promoted Jack up to 2nd and long time 4th place man Lee Martin (Mugen/RC Concepts) to snatch 3rd.
The 2016 Summer Shootout was held in Lake City, Florida this past weekend. Mugen’s Cole Ogden would TQ and win Pro Nitro Buggy and he ended tie on points with John Michael Mcginty in E-Buggy but in the end a better tie-breaker handed Cole his second title of the weekend. To finish off a successful day Cole then also won the Dash for Cash. Being the Pro Nitro Buggy TQ he had to start dead last from the 10th spot but he was able to work his way up for another win.
Steven Cuypers in 1:8 scale class 1, Thomas Reiche in 1:8 class 2 and Melvin Diekmann in 1:10 nitro category are leading in the Western German Championship at halftime after two rounds at Dormagen and Haltern. A total of 61 nitro racers joined the season opener at the challenging track of Dormagen which was hampered by rain on Saturday afternoon during practice as well as on Sunday morning and at the end of the event. At the first championship appearance at Haltern since 2003 only 39 attended a cold and partly wet race weekend at Pentecost. It was the lowest turnout for years in Western Germany caused mainly by a bad weather forecast.
New from Team Yokomo are these precision machined titanium screws. Raising the bar when it comes to innovation and quality, Yokomo we are pleased to announce the finest precision machined titanium screws ever released in RC. These are precisely machine ground and cut to complete perfection and offer a true fit, which will see these screws never wear or deform like many other cheap titanium screws available. Yokomo will offer these in single type packs, or in kit form for each of their on and off road vehicles.
The 5th annual JConcepts Stock Nationals were once again hosted by the world famous OCRC Raceway. This unique race brings Stock and Modified racers from all over the country to compete against one another in the hottest segment of RC racing, Stock 17.5. This race offers a spot for everyone with 11 different classes covering all skill levels and vehicles, each one requiring a 17.5 stock motor (blinky mode). This year’s pre entries were limited to 200, which sold out in 5 hours, and then classes were filled in from there for a total of 250+ entries. With 3 rounds of qualifying on Saturday, one final round and mains on Sunday, there was plenty of track time for everyone. After four rounds of IFMAR qualifying, the top eight drivers made the A-Main in each category to be joined by two bump-ups from the lower finals. The A-Mains ran for ten minutes, with 7-minute B-Mains and 6-minute lower mains.
Tekno RC have introduced two new hoodies to add to their clothing collection. The pullover and zipper hoodies feature Tekno RC’s new Stripe logo up front and the new “T” star logo in the back. They are 80 percent cotton, 20 percent polyester and the printing is done with a special fade resistant ink that makes the printing feel soft, almost as if it’s part of the fabric itself. They are available in black and are sold in sizes of S to XXXL.