Thornhill Racing Circuit held the ROAR Region 9 championship last weekend. Ethan Lefebvre took the TQ in both classes in Q1, however Q2 saw Tyler Hooks taking the TQ in Q2 of Expert Nitro Buggy while Rocco Margiotta came out on top in Nitro Truggy. Q3 of Nitro Buggy saw Tyler and Ethan having a very close battle through the hole qualifier but Ethan was able to just take the win and overall TQ and he was also able to top qualify the Nitro Truck class. In the mains Ethan was able to get clean starts in both and lead both from start to finish to give him a double Region 9 Championship. Tyler Hooks and Rocco Margiotta would come in 2nd and 3rd respectively in Expert Nitro Buggy as Rocco Margiotta and Miguel Villalobos rounded out the Truggy podium result.
Coming from Ielasi Tuned is their new winter jacket. Available in adult S to XXXL sizes the hooded jacket is lined to keep the body warm even in low ambient temperatures. Ielasi Tuned logos on the front and rear make it stand out and it can also be customised with your name on the front side.
With quick and precise refuelling key to success in nitro racing, World Champions Infinity have released a high speed fuel stick to assist mechanics with making ultra quick fuel stops for their drivers. The wide cylinder body offers a strong grip during refuelling with the fuel released by the operation of a carbon trigger. The fuel stick features a guard to prevent accidental operation.
The 4th annual Stock Wars race was held at 180 Raceway in Middle River, Maryland last weekend. In the Pro Touring class it was Mike Gee with the overall TQ and win from Sam Isaacs on the runner-up spot, making it an Awesomatix 1-2. Xray’s Robbie Dodge would round out the top 3 result. Over in Stock Touring Arvin Nano brought home the TQ and win from Tom Keiser 2nd and Bryan Thomas 3rd.
Shepherd have announced the signing of top international nitro on-road racer Toni Gruber to their 2019 factory team line-up. The 22-year old German already looks back on a successful career with a European championship title, multiple national titles as well as multiple Euro Nitro Series podium finishes under his belt. Starting 2019 Toni will use the Velox V8 and the Velox V10 platforms at all major national and international events including the EFRA GP series, the ENS series, Euros, Worlds and other selected events. Furthermore Toni will bring in his experience in the Shepherd development team to test and develop new parts in cooperation with the existing team. Toni had the following to say about the deal:
First of all I want to thank WRC for the last 2 years. In the past we achieved great goals and claimed many wins. But in 2019 I will start with a new step in my rc racing career and I am really happy that Team Shepherd gives me the opportunity and their trust to drive for their factory team. My team and I are looking forward to many victories and we will bring our all experience in the team to help them grow.
HRC Distribution have introduced the new Roapex Renegade tyre for 1/8th monster trucks. Coming pre-mounted the tyre is moulded form a soft high-quality rubber, ensuring exceptional traction on a variety of surfaces. The tyre comes comes in pairs, glued to black colour 17mm hex split 5-spoke rims.
Coming from Yeah Racing and made for Tamiya’s re-release Top Force 1/10th scale 4WD buggy is a graphite upgrade kit. The set includes precision-cut chassis, top deck and shock tower parts that are a direct replacement for the standard black fibreglass items. The conversion kit offers improved strength and rigidity, allowing for better handling especially in high-bite track conditions.
Last weekend the third round of the XRS PLMS took place in Poland. The schedule saw the usual five qualifying round and triple mains and in the Touring Stock class it was Simon Horak with the win, despite the young man having to use a different steering servo in the finals as he broke his usual unit in the final qualifier. Nevertheless he took all three A-mains for the overall with Dawid Kłosinski in 2nd and Marek Kusiakiewicz 3rd.