Cole Ogden wins at the 2015 January Jam

Cole Ogden wins at the 2015 January Jam

The 2015 January Jam hosted by Flowood RC Indoor Park located in Flowood, Mississippi took place this past weekend. In the Pro Buggy class Cole Ogden managed to take the TQ position and in the final he had some great battles with Ryan Lutz and Josh Glancy. Closing in on the last laps, Cole had a comfortable lead up until he got caught up in some lap traffic only to let Josh pass him in the last turn. Josh pushed out wide and Cole pinned it to take home the overall win by .002 of a second.

Source: JConcepts [jconcept.net]

Monday, January 26, 2015

Davide Tortorici wins Italian Electric Offroad champs

Davide Tortorici wins Italian Electric Offroad champs

This past weekend was the Italian 1/10th Electric Offroad Champion held at the Iron Machine indoor track in Prato. This past weekend was the Italian 1/10th Electric Offroad Champion held at the Iron Machine indoor track in Prato. The qualifiers saw 2-time back-to-back European 1/8th scale Champion Davide Tortorici take the TQ honours in the 2WD class, while Federico Ruggeri would top the timesheets in 4WD. The finals told a nearly identical story, with Tortorici dominating the 2WD class with his Reds-powered Ironmachine-Kyosho and taking the title-worth win in front of the Ruggeri (Kyosho) and the EZ-powered Serpent of Ristori. The 4WD title was finally earned by Kyosho’s Federico Ruggeri, with Viale coming in 2nd and Vasselli rounding out the podium.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

RDRP B5 aluminium wing mount set

RDRP B5 aluminium wing mount set

Revolution Design Racing Products introduce the B5 aluminium wing mount for Team Associated’s rear motor 2WD buggy. Designed to replace the standard plastic mount with a more durable solution the parts are machined from 7075-T6 aluminium and they are coming blue anodised for improved looks. The wing mount is not only a lot more durable than the kit parts but also makes for a more solid base especially for larger or heavier wings, which leads to improved aerodynamic efficiency. As usual with RDRP’s latest line of Team Associated options the parts sport a cool blue colour and laser-etched logos for that factory look.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Miguel Matias continues with Xray

Miguel Matias continues with Xray

Xray have announced that European Champion and multi-time Portuguese National Champion Miguel Matias will continue to be part of the factory team for the 2015 season. Miguel is a professional off-road car racer with many years of experiences and a stunning list of achievements and victories. Miguel will continue to work closely with the R&D team on the further development of Xray’s electric and nitro off-road car platforms. Miguel has the following to say about the deal:

Being part of the Xray factory team has been a great experience and I am very happy for the support and backup I get. The speed of development is incredibly fast and very professional which is a great inspiration to me to improve as well. I will continue to race both nitro and electric off-road platforms. This year I will travel more and will participate also at the entire EOS series as well all the European Championships on schedule. I cannot wait for the next races, see you soon.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, January 26, 2015

Maifield wins 21st Reedy Race of Champions

Maifield wins 21st Reedy Race of Champions

Ryan Maifield has finally won the much coveted Reedy Race of Champions, the TLR driver winning the 21st running of the very event that gave him his first break in a sport in which he would become one of the world’s greatest offroad drivers.  Like last year’s running of the event at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach,  Maifield went into the final round of racing as the points leader only this time it was Jared Tebo, not defending back to back champion Ryan Cavalieri, who was his only challenger.  With a 2-point deficit, the pressure lay on Tebo going into the deciding round with the Kyosho driver’s race up first.  Needing a Top 2 finish to have a chance at his first Reedy title it wasn’t to be with both Cavalieri and Carson Wernimont seeing off his efforts leaving the World Champion to finish third. Maifield, irrespective of the outcome of his final race, was going to become the 15th different name to be engraved on the Reedy Race trophy but in true Maifield style he wanted to end with a win. Despite a tough start the ever spectacular driver recovered to do just that with his overall win coming 3-points ahead of Tebo with Cavalieri completing the podium a further point off.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Laurent & Limoges win at French Winter Nats Rd3

Laurent & Limoges win at French Winter Nats Rd3

The 3rd round of the French Winter Nationals was held in Pierrelatte this past weekend. In the Touring Car Modified class the race for the TQ position was on between Mathieu Briere and Alex Laurent and at the end it was Alex who was able to win four qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ for the finals. The triple A-mains then saw Alex conserving his qualifying performance as he win the first two legs to take the day’s win from Mathieu Briere who was able to score in the final A-main. Jeremy Limoges rounded out the podium in 3rd.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Francesco Tironi renews with Shepherd

Francesco Tironi renews with Shepherd

Italian 2014 European and World Championship finalist Francesco Tironi has extended his contract with Shepherd for another year, the German company announced. After a successful 2014 season with a 3rd place in the ENS 1/10th overall ranking, a 7th place at the 1/8th Euros in Austria and a 6th place at the 1/10th Worlds in Bangkok he will also use the Shepherd Velox V8 and the Velox V10 in the upcoming season. Being motivated for 2015 Francesco plans to race at the Italian 1/8th and 1/10th Championships, the complete ENS series in the 1/8th class, both European championships and the 1/8th World Championship in Brazil. Francesco had the following to say:

First of all I want to thank the whole Shepherd Team for a good year and the possibility to be part of such a competitive and nice team with great drivers and wonderful people. The fact that both cars – the V10 “Pro” and the V8 “EC” – work very well on every track right from the first day makes racing much more enjoyable and is also the reason why I’m very optimistic for the future.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Monday, January 26, 2015

Patrick Hofer signs with RDRP

Patrick Hofer signs with RDRP

Swiss frontrunner, multiple Swiss champion and Team Associated factory driver Patrick Hofer has signed a contract with Revolution Design Racing Products to run the brand’s Ultra line of tools and the new RDRP Team Associated B5 series option parts in his upcoming campaign. Patrick is one of the, if not the fastest 1/10th electric off-road racer in Switzerland and he will be a nice asset to RDRP’s team of talented racers.

Source: RDRP [revolution-rc.com]

Monday, January 26, 2015

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