Atomic Carbon, makers of the as yet unreleased S4 tub chassis 4wd buggy driven by former European Champion Chris Doughty, have been working on a 2wd buggy called the S2 and the prototype car was photographed up close and personal by oOple at Kidderminster last weekend. The S2 is a mid motor buggy using some B4 parts and plenty of custom made carbon parts, along with some home-brew prototype bits.
Our mates down under at RubeDude RC have got a full report on last weekends AWJ Civil Nitro Challenge that took place on the Liverpool track with racers battling for serious prize money, always a great motivator. The racing was spread over 4 classes and in the Buggy class it was Steve Drygalla driving his Novarossi powered Kyosho that took the win and with it the $1000 prize money. Runner up spot went to Joe Porfida in 2nd with OCM racer Steve Haley getting the final step of the podium in 3rd. In the truggy class, CEN racer Ari Balkla absolutely dominated the event with TQ, lap record and the win, and with it he took home the $750 prize money while 2nd spot went to Craig Lewis with Allan Boyer claiming 3rd.
Last week we reported on the running of the New Zealand Nationals for Electric touring that were held at the Manawatu track in which Jake Zarb won the pro class. Well at the same event in the Stock class it was Leon Dravitzki that was fastest in qualifying and took the pole position spot ahead of Stephen Li in 2nd and Philip Wong in 3rd. Once in the race Leon could easily take the win in the first and second final to take the overall title ahead of Li and Wong who finished 2nd and 3rd repectively.
Truespeed, sponsors of Paul LeMieux and other quick drivers, have released their latest 19 turn brushed motor. The Blaze is a hand wound Modified motor for oval racing and while I’m sure its quick i don’t know anything else about it other than that.
The 2007 ROAR Carpet Nationals, that took place at the CEFX Raceway in Toledo Ohio, are over and this years event was full of exciting and close racing. In the Touring Mod class it was Xray driver Barry Baker that caused the upset by taking the win ahead of pole man, and Corally team driver, Chris Tosolini who finished 2nd. Trinity racer Mike Blackstock finished this event in 3rd ahead of team mate Mike Dumas, with track owner Josh Cyrul in 5th. In the 1/12th Mod class it all went to plan for pole man Mike Dumas who won the event, albeit needing a time tie breaker to take the position, ahead of a close 2nd placed Mike Blackstock with Josh Cyrul taking the final podium spot in 3rd. The 19T touring class ended as it had started with Xray driver Paul LeMieux winning the event ahead of team mate Travis Schreven with Josh Cyrul once more gaining a podium spot in the 3rd spot.
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The first round of the French electric buggy Nationals took place this weekend at an indoor track in Rapport de Cloture. The race was split amongst several classes and in the 4wd Mod class it was Linonel Labez that took the win ahead of Tamiya driver Cedric Devilliers who finished 2nd with 3rd place going to new X-Factory driver Antoine Rossetti. In the 2wd Modified class it was Ligue 10 round 1 winner Xavier Ansellem that took the win ahead of Losi racer and event TQ Geoffrey Petit who finished 2nd, just ahead of 3rd placed Alexander Valente.
The qualifying for this years ROAR Carpet Nats is over and in Touring Mod it was Corally racer Chris Tosolini that has claimed the TQ spot for Sundays triple A-main and will start ahead of Xray driver Barry Baker who improved his overnight time by over 2 seconds to end the day on 4 tenths behing the Toso. Team Losi racer Mike Dumas will start 4th with team mate Mike Blackstock starting the race in 4th. In 1/12th Mod Mike Dumas managed to overhaul overnight pole man Mike Blackstock to take the TQ spot by just over 3 tenths with Mike demoted to the 2nd spot ahead of Todd Hodge who wasnt even in the top 10 overnight and will now start 3rd. in the 1/10th 19T class it was an all Xray front row with Paul LeMieux 3 seconds out in front ahead of Travis Schreven with track owner and Kyosho racer Josh Cyrul starting from 3rd. Racing takes place today, Sunday, and we will bring you the results as we get them.
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Robinson Racing Products have announced their latest addition to their extensive line of high-performance precision gears and drive related accessories with the introduction of these extra hard steel spur gears and clutch bells for the Team Losi 8ight buggy. The spur gear and clutch bell are precision CNC machined from steel and then hardened for the ultimate in performance and durability and are available to buy now.