ETS Pilotrace Nürburgring – Report

ETS Pilotrace Nürburgring – Report

The ETS pilotrace at the World-famous Nürburgring was held last weekend at the track side “Ring Boulevard”. Uwe Rheinard and his crew again did their magic to provide a nice and flowing layout laid out on a new carpet that will be in use in the upcoming season. Also in use was the new Ride hand-out tyre that was tested with very good results. In the Touring Car Modified class a bunch of internationally experienced racers signed in, such as Jan Ratheisky, Yannic Prümper, Dominick Fleischmann or Julian Borowski. After the end of the qualifiers Yannic Prümper put his car on pole position for the finals followed by Marco Kaufmann and Dominik Fleischmann.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Peter Tozser doubles at Rocky Mountain Meltdown

Peter Tozser doubles at Rocky Mountain Meltdown

Team Associated driver Peter Tozser closed off the summer season in style at RC Gears track in Calgary, AB. He took his rides to TQ and win in both the 1/8 Buggy Nitro and 1/8 E-Buggy classes.

Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Vegas to host 2016 1:8 Offroad Worlds

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Las Vegas has been selected to host the 2016 IFMAR 1:8th Offroad World Championships.  With three tracks making submissions to host the 16th running of the IFMAR event, the new track was selected over 2012 1:10 Offroad World Championship track Silver Dollar Raceway and 2014 1:8 ROAR Nationals track Thornhill Racing Circuit.  With Vegas’ world famous strip visible from the drivers stand and the airport located across the street, the venue is sure to be a huge hit with racers & teams but Jared Tebo believes the track will put on a very worthy event.  Visiting the venue earlier this year along with Kyosho team-mate Cody King to test for the Silver State race, Tebo was childhood friend of the track owner Chris Tocco and after 10 years of not seeing him was reunited through r/c racing, reigniting that friendship.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tessmann ties up first day of qualifying in Sicily

Tessmann ties up first day of qualifying in Sicily

Ty Tessmann made Day 1 of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad World Championship in Sicily his own, the Canadian backing up his Q1 run with another convincing performance in the second round.  Bettering his time by almost 2-seconds over 10-minutes the HB driver was 5-seconds clear of his nearest rival Robert Batlle, the defending champion having a much better Q2.  Again showing he is the master of run time going the full distance without a fuel stop, Adam Drake completed the Top 3 knocking close on 10-seconds off his morning time.  For qualifying top seed David Ronnefalk it was not to be a good day with Q2 proving worse for the Swede who did not even make the Top 16 this time round.

Read the full report here or our complete coverage here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Arrma 1/10th 2WD aluminium option parts

Arrma 1/10th 2WD aluminium option parts

New from Arrma and made for their range of 1/10th 2WD off-road vehicles are several red anodised aluminium option parts. Parts to replace the standard kit items in the Mega and BLS range kits include a short and long wheelbase TVP chassis, front and rear shock tower braces, a front hingepin hanger, a motor plate for the upgrades gearbox as well as a wheelie bar axle and servo arms for different servo makes. All parts are made from high quality aluminium, they come red anodised, some are laser-etched for that cool Pro look, and all of them offer improved rigidity over the stock parts.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tessmann stamps authority on opening qualifier

Tessmann stamps authority on opening qualifier

Ty Tessmann stamped his authority on the opening round of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships in Sicily with the HB driver topping the times by a substantial 7-seconds over Ryan Maifield.  The first of the day’s two qualifiers saw reigning World Champion Robert Batlle and qualifying top seed David Ronnefalk both struggled with their driving with Jared Tebo completing the top 3 but only after he had a technical disqualification overturn.  In general Q1 was a round that was rewarding safe clean driving.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ehrbar & Benson win at Conrad TC Masters Rd3

Ehrbar & Benson win at Conrad TC Masters Rd3

The 3rd round of the 2014 Conrad Touring Car Masters was held at the 2010 IFMAR Worlds track in Burgdorf, Germany. In the Touring Car Modified class David Ehrbar (Serpent) took the win from the Xray duo of Steven Weiss and Uwe Reimers. The Stock class had Tim Benson (Xray) walking away with the win while Daniel Horn (Xray) and Henrik Heitsch (ARC) had to settle for 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fai Ho wins at GM Touring Car Championship Rd3

Fai Ho wins at GM Touring Car Championship Rd3

The 3rd round of the GM Touring Car Championship was held at the Shenzen KRC track in Shenzhen, China. Fai Ho took the TQ after the qualifiers and also came out successful in the A-mains to take the win from Howard Cho in 2nd and Guo Yao Wei who rounded out the podium in 3rd.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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