Janos Birinyi wins Hungarian National Championship

Janos Birinyi wins Hungarian National Championship

The final round of the Hungarian National Championship was held at a new place using a new carpet, making for unknown conditions for the drivers. In the Touring Car 13.5T Stock class Janos Birinyi lead the standings going into the final round and with his closed competitor being absent from the race he already secured the overall championship early. Without pressure Janos took the TQ in his class to start the finals from pole position.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Francesco Tironi renews with Matrix

Francesco Tironi renews with Matrix

Matrix have announced the contract renewal with Italy’s Francesco Tironi. Backed by a long list of accomplishments such as five Italian National titles and European/World Championships podium finishes Francesco is a great asset for the Factory Team and in the 2015 season he will be racing his XRD-powered Shepherd cars at the Italian Nationals, the European Championships, the 1/8th Worlds in Brazil and the whole ENS series, again in the 1/8th scale class.

Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tamiya TRF211XM 1/10th 2WD buggy – Coming soon

Tamiya TRF211XM 1/10th 2WD buggy – Coming soon

Tamiyablog have revealed that Tamiya is currently working on the successor of the TRF201XM 2WD off-road buggy that won the iconic manufacturer the runner-up spot at the 2013 IFMAR Worlds. With this year’s event being held on home soil Tamiya clearly focusses on bringing home the title. No information or images of the TRF211XM are available as of now but the buggy will make a (first) public appearance at the forthcoming Shizuoka Hobby Show that will be held from the 14th to 17th of May. We bring you more information as soon as they become available.

Source: Tamiyablog [tamiyablog.com]

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Swiss Nitro On-Road Nationals Rd1 – Report

Swiss Nitro On-Road Nationals Rd1 – Report

The first round of the Swiss Nitro On-Road Nationals was hosted by Mini Racing Ticino and Moesa at the iconic Lostallo track. The big news for the year was the introduction of the ENS points system for the qualifiers and in the 1/8th class the fight was on between the two World Championship finalists Simon Kurzbuch and Haechler Silvio and also Mattia Pesenti was really fast on his home track. Mattia took the TQ in the opening qualifier but Silvio Haechler came out fastest in the remaining three rounds to take the overall TQ but Mattia at least pulled the fastest lap in the qualifiers. Simon had a troubled qualifying and came in 3rd place.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Aaron Stringer doubles at King of the Mountain

Aaron Stringer doubles at King of the Mountain

Over 60 drivers attended the inaugural “King of the Mountain” race held at Toowoomba, Australia. Aaron Stringer took dominant TQs in both the Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes and in the Truck final Aaron got a clean start from pole position and just cleared out and won the final by over 3 laps. Buggy then was the last race of the event and Aaron got an o.k. start from pole with 2nd and 3rd in close pursuit, but 3 minutes in the race the computer suffered a glitch causing the race to be stopped while the issue was fixed. The second start to the A-main was much better and Aaron was able to drive away from his opposition. By the end of the 40 minute main Aaron had put 2 laps on the 2nd place taking his second win of the weekend and the mantle as “King of the Mountain”.

Source: Reds Racing [redsracing.it]

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Taylor Petersen joins Xray

Taylor Petersen joins Xray

Xray have announced the signing of talented US off-road racer Taylor Petersen to their team. The multiple US Nationals and World Championship finalist will attend at various races across the USA and he had the following to say about the deal:

I would like to Thank Xray/RC America for the opportunity to race for them again, as I feel they have the best platform for me to succeed with. Xray has made leaps and bounds the last few years and I know they will never stop improving, and I will do my best to show the public how good this car really is. I Look forward to seeing everyone at the races!

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Team Associated RC8B3 Team Kit 1/8th nitro buggy

Team Associated RC8B3 Team Kit 1/8th nitro buggy

Following a first teaser Team Associated have released the full details in their all-new RC8B3 1/8th scale nitro off-road buggy. Completely designed from the ground up the buggy builds on a hard-anodised 7075-T6 aluminium chassis designed for optimum weight distribution, ground clearance, and better overall handling. As a result, the buggy is meant to change directions faster, and to be more compliant and stable in rough terrain. The RC8B3 has also received an updated suspension that features a pillow-ball front upright for maximum steering and durability. Refined 16mm Big Bore hard-anodised aluminium threaded shocks and 3.5mm alloy shock shafts provide plush suspension travel. The RC8B3 features precision universal drive shafts front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke. The kit comes including a Pro-Line RC8B3 clear body and Team Associated moulded wing.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

JConcepts Dirt-Tech steering wheel foam grip

JConcepts Dirt-Tech steering wheel foam grip

New from JConcepts comes the Dirt-Tech steering wheel foam grip. The durable, gray coloured material made famous as tyre inserts has now reached the all important steering wheel for radios. Specifically designed for the Sanwa/Airtronics M12, the Dirt-Tech steering grip has a convenient size which allows for use on multiple radios including Futaba, KO and Spektrum. The outer diameter has a neutral size which gives drivers great control regardless of hand gripping size. Justified toward the outside section, revolved cuts identify the wheel as being Dirt-Tech but also provide an additional feel. Orientate the grip in the opposite direction to place the revolved cuts just under the finger tips.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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