The 2019 US World Nitro Cup was held at Homestead RC Raceway in Homestead, Florida over the weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Sedan class it was Teemu Leino with the overall TQ from Uriah Murnan on the runner-up spot. The two would also make up the top 2 after the 45-minute A-main event with Teemo taking the win some seven laps in front of Uriah. 12th place qualifier, Jonathan Nunez would lay down a great drive to snatch the final podium spot in front of Dorian Tisdale in 4th.
Xray have announced the release of their new 2.0mm aluminium chassis for the T4F FWD touring car kit. Machined from 2mm 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised, the chassis will limit the overall chassis flex compared to using the standard carbon fibre chassis, making the car easier to drive in medium to high-bite traction conditions. The increased overall stability will ensure better car control while also adding cool looks thanks to laser-etched Xray logos.
Team Shepherd have introduced an update for their well known Team Edition clutch in form of the tuning clutch Team Edition v2 which is suitable for the Velox V8.2 and other 1/8 nitro on-road cars. This updated clutch set is meant to offer excellent performance without any compromises by using Shepherd’s famous extra hard clutch spring as well as a coated aluminium clutch bell. Furthermore it is featuring a black anodised 7075-T6 aluminium flywheel, a shiny aluminium pressure plate, special compound fly weights and a yellow PTFE clutch shoe. This clutch will deliver consistent engagement and a powerful acceleration out of the corner. To complete the set high quality bearings and the needed fastening materials and shims are included as well.
SDRC Raceway of San Diego, California held the 2019 Top Gun Shootout this past weekend, attracting nearly 270 entries. In the 13.5T Wheeler class it was Matthew Gonzales with the overall TQ and he also came out on top after the A-main, leaving behind Antonio Counsil in 2nd, some 9.4 seconds behind. Nolan Whitley would round out the top 3 some 2.7 seconds back. In 17.5T Expert 2WD Buggy Antonio Counsil took the overall TQ but it was 2nd place qualifier, Tanner Ashmore with the win in the 10-minute A-main event from Shane Borden in 2nd, some 1.8 seconds behind. Nolan Whitley came in 3rd to complete the podium result a lap behind.
The Portuguese Cup was held in Torres Vedras this past weekend, attracting some of the country’s fastest 1/8th off-road racers. In 1/8th Nitro Buggy qualifying it was TLR’s Goncalo Melo with the overall TQ in front of Kyosho’s Joao Figueiredo in 2nd with former EFRA 1/8th Buggy European Champion, Miguel Matias (Mugen) rounding out the top 3. Unfortunately the weather made it impossible to run the main final due to safety reasons and thus the qualifying result would also be the overall result for the day with Goncalo taking the win from Joao and Miguel. Over in E-Buggy it was Joao Figueiredo with the overall win from Goncalo Melo in 2nd and Ricardo Monteiro in 3rd.
The third round of the 2019/20 Schumacher Winter Series presented by the Louth Radio Control Car Club took place this past weekend. Joseph Cocking would set the initial pace with his Xray in the Touring 13.5 class. However it was Mitch Fiddling who is best known for his off-road exploits who would take top with his Schumacher Mi7. Joseph Cocking would place his Yokomo BD9 Medius into 2nd ahead of Chris Lovely with the new Xray T4’20, Alex Brocklebank and his Schumacher and the Xrays of Callum Chapman and Jason Lovely the 2018 17.5 champion.
Round 5 of the Navan Nitro Nuts Winter Series was held held in Navan, Ireland this past weekend. Everyone got a great day of racing despite the threat of bad weather which never arrived. Racing was at a high level with battles throughout the field in both E-Buggy and Nitro and the latter saw Team Associated driver, Bradley Baird taking thew win from HB Racing’s William White in 2nd and Agama’s Derek Mc Closkey in 3rd. E-Buggy saw Colin Whelan taking the day’s win from Alan Thompson in 2nd and Conor O’Donavan in 3rd.
The ARMI Twister Year End Race was held at the SDC off-road track, in Tangerang, Indonesia. The race consisted of 4WD and 2WD off-road racing in a Reedy Race format with both categories running a total of six mains. It was Bowie Ginting who sealed the overall win in 4WD class, a single point ahead of Rama Danindro who secured 2nd. Jason Nugroho would take the final podium spot from Ray Timothy while Adrian Wicaksono completed the top 5.