Craig Laughton doubles at ACT State Titles

Craig Laughton doubles at ACT State Titles

Last weekend saw the ACT State Titles ran in Australia’s Capital territory. The track was technical and very high grip all weekend. In both the Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes Craig Laughton took the win to round out a perfect weekend. The Sportsman division had young Riley Searl taking the win from Mason Cameron.

View the Sportsman podium here

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Marvin Fritschler joins Graupner/SOAR

Marvin Fritschler joins Graupner/SOAR

Graupner have announced the signing of newly crowned German 1/8th Nitro Buggy National Champion Marvin Fritschler. Marvin will use the Graupner/SOAR 998 buggies and a package of products from the Graupner portfolio such as the Colt HoTT radio, O.S. engines and Titan fuel. Marvin’s first major outing for his new sponsors will be the forthcoming 1/8th E-Buggy Nationals in Bistensee.

Source: Graupner [graupner.de]

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Xray Work.Shop Hong Kong – Announcement

Xray Work.Shop Hong Kong – Announcement

The Xray Work.Shop Hong Kong will take place on the 25th of September at the Tom Racing Circuit in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. The workshop will focus on the Xray T4 touring car and it is run by newly crowned European Champion Alexander Hagberg who will give personal assistance and setup advise. Participation is for free and you can find more information here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jerome Aigoin wins French Cup 2015

Jerome Aigoin wins French Cup 2015

The annual 1/8th Off-road French Cup was held this past weekend with around 100 drivers in attendance. The 3-day meeting started on Friday but rain affected the practice sessions and even on Saturday morning the track wasn’t fully dry but equipped with super soft tyres the drivers would be able to tackle the qualifiers that saw Jerome Aigoin taking the TQ honours in every of the four rounds. In the final, Jerome took the lead and he was able to built a comfortable gap of up to 20 seconds on his brother Yannick and the Sartels. Jerome opted for a safe strategy with an extra pit stop and despite a last minute roll he was able to grab the day’s win from his brother Yannick.

Source: Reds Racing [reds-racing.com] | Image: Yannick Aigoin

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hector Montaner takes GT title at GLC

Hector Montaner takes GT title at Great Lakes Challenge

Last weekend’s Great Lakes Challenge saw Hector Montaner walking away with the win in the 20-minute 1/8th GT class A-main. Only 0.9 seconds short on Hector David Larry grabbed the runner up spot while Mike Lyday rounded out the podium in third.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TLR 8ight Electric Clutch System

TLR 8ight Electric Clutch System

Coming from Team Losi Racing and made for the 8ight-E line of 1/8th scale electric buggies and trucks is the electric clutch system. It converts electric 1/8th scale buggies and trucks to a nitro-style clutch system, providing smoother throttle response, especially on bumpy tracks. The clutch provides instant power while increasing traction and decreasing the load on the drivetrain while the slip system of the clutch allows improved throttle modulation on bumpy tracks as it will slip under a heavy or abrupt load allowing the vehicle to remain stable. The clutch system also allows for full brake usage without the need for mechanical brakes due to the preloaded clutch shoes. The set includes two alloy and two composite clutch shoes, three different spring sets but not clutch bell and it is a direct fit on the 8ight-E 2.0, 8ight-E 3.0 and 8ight-E T 3.0.

Source: TLR [tlracing.com]

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Roche Rapide P10 1/10th 200mm pan car kit

Roche Rapide P10 1/10th 200mm pan car kit

Roche have introduced the Rapide P10 1/10th scale 200mm pan car for World GT and narrow Pro10 classes. The car is based on a 2.5mm high-quality carbon fibre chassis and it features a widely adjustable front suspension, made by Xenon Racing, that allows for an adjustable wheelbase using the front lower suspension block and the graphite front plate. The reactive castor is adjustable as are the usual suspects such as toe, castor and camber. Unique with the P10, which is based off of the smaller P12 1/12th scale car, is a ball-raced rail-type steering system that makes for a more proportional and smooth steering feeling while offering quick steering Ackermann adjustments. The backbone of the chassis is a red anodised aluminium rear chassis brace as well as the battery and shock mount for the micro centre shock. In the rear the P10 features aluminium pod parts as well as aluminium mounting brackets for the rear axle that is height adjustable using spacers. The rear axle itself is made from high-quality graphite and it features a thrust race equipped ball differential and a 16-ball Xenon 64dp 93T spur gear. The kit is available for pre-order now and should hit stores very soon with a 235mm version being planned for the near future.

View the features and more photos here

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Baruffolo triumphs at the Arena Outdoor

Baruffolo triumphs at the Arena Outdoor

2013 European B Champion Marco Baruffolo took the win at the second edition of the Arena Outdoor Race on the wonderful DirtRace RC track in Asti, Italy, at the end of a convincing 60 minutes long dominance. After winning his semifinal and setting the fastest lap during the Superpole which allowed him to start from the 1 spot on the grid, Marco led the race from tone to tone, only to be challenged in the first 7 minutes by Stocco, who was then forced in the pits due to transmission issues. Behind them the third position was being held by Ricky Berton, whose buggy suffered from the loss of a turnbuckle screw and Ricky had to stop some 24 minutes into the race replace it. The second position was inherited by Mugen’s Davide Tortorici, who after a long fight with Valente managed to put his Sirio powered MBX7R ahead of Leonardo’s JQ, who had to settle for the third spot on the podium.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, August 31, 2015

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