December 4, 2022

Clean sweep for Orlowski at US Carpet Offroad C/ships

Michal Orlowski executed the perfect clean sweep at the US Carpet Offroad Championships in Cleveland converting his double buggy TQ in to two victories on finals day.  The Schumacher driver’s third consecutive week of racing in the United States, it was his second week in Cleveland.  Having taken a podium in Touring Car and 4th in 1:12 at the  legendary US Indoor Champs On Road race, turning his attentions back to offroad the Polish driver dominated pulling off similar success to the Florida Carpet Champs double win which kicked off his latest US tour.  Only the second running of the event, in 2WD it would be TLR’s Dakotah Phend who would finish second with Brandon Foote completing the podium ahead of Joe Bornhorst. In 4WD,  Team Associated’s Aydin Horne denied Phend second place takes to a win in A3 ahead of his fellow American.

Image: Michal Orlowski [Facebook]


December 4, 2022

Bayers wins GT8E at Miami Electric Grand Prix

Martin Bayer is the 2022 Miami Grand Prix GT8E Champion.  With the electric classes kicking off the annual week long event at Homestead RC Raceway in Florida, the Xray designer secured the TQ with the fastest time in the second of the four rounds of qualifying at the 2020 GT World Championship venue.   Vice Champion in both nitro and electric at the inaugural World Championship, Bayer was the only driver to manage 19-laps in qualifying securing pole for the triple A-Mains ahead of Serpent’s Jose Almonte and Capricorn’s Natanaele Sensei.  In the finals, Bayer would win all three encounters with the big battle being for second between Almonte and Sensei who would finish tied on points with the former listed as P2.  In 1:10 Modified Touring Car, it was also a European winner with Hotrace Tyres boss Nicola Marrone securing the TQ from Felix Law before going onto win all three A-Mains to win ahead of fellow Italian Filippo Domanin with Law completing the podium.  Drivers will now turn their attentions to the Miami Nitro Grand Prix which has attracted a very strong international entry.

Image: Xray [teamxray.com]


December 4, 2022

DMS Winter Series Round 1 – Report

The opening round of the four round DMS Model Car Club Winter Series kicked off over the weekend in Watford, England.  A technical and challenging layout was set for the drivers, with several sections extremely challenging to get consistent and at the same time be fast.  The risk certainly returned reward on clean laps, but really (REALLY) hurt your time with an error.  We had four rounds of FTD qualifying and in 2wd it was young Abe Lyons (Associated) who took the TQ with his Reedy powered B6.4.  Ellis Stafford (Schumacher) lined up 2nd with his Cougar LD2 from Karl Jackson (Schumacher) in third.  The rest of the guys straight into the A direct were Rich Miller (Schumacher), Shaun Garratt (Associated) and Thomas Lau (Associated), the rest would come via the bump ups.

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December 4, 2022

SPower S6TT “Dark Edition” .21 Off Road engine

New from Sworkz is the SPower S6TT “Dark Edition”, the next step in the development of the successful S6TT.  This special edition impresses with improved stationary operation and vibration-reduced running behaviour in the high speed range.  Of course, it has all the features of a top high-performance engine, such as DLC crankshaft and high-tech ceramic main bearings.  It has a 3+2 port design in a die-cast crankcase fitted with high-quality bearings, made in Japan, at the front and a ceramic main bearing, making the SPower S6TT what off-road drivers expect from a racing engine: durability, stability and user-friendliness.  The SPower S6TT features an aluminium carburettor with a very effective isolation ring and laser engraving.  This carburettor consists of a smaller internal channel that offers more stable running and an optimal consumption/performance ratio.  Depending on the vehicle and driving style, 10-minute refuelling stops are possible.  The cylinder head includes an O-ring to reduce vibration and optimise concentricity. The cooling head is anodised in 2 colours making the SPower S6TT “Dark Edition” an engine that draws everyone’s attention.

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December 4, 2022

Double TQ for Rivkin at INS12 Finals

JConcepts is wrapping up the 12th season of its popular Indoor National Series with the INS12 Finals at Action Hobby in Arizona this weekend where Spencer Rivkin has clinched the double TQ in buggy.  The fifth race of the annual series, the Team Associated driver secured the overall TQ in 2WD Mod after taking the opening 2 of the 3 qualifiers.  Taking the third qualifier, as Rivkin had a DNF, Yokomo’s Ryan Maifield will line-up second for the triple A-Main at the 2023 1:10 Offroad World Championship venue followed by Broc Champlin, Ryan Cavalieri and Ty Tessmann.  In 4WD, Rivkin completed a clean sweep topping all three rounds.  Rob Gillespie was his closest challenger in Q1 while Champlin kept him on his toes in Q2 & 3 to secure P2 on the grid.  Behind Gillespie, Cavalieri will start fourth ahead of Dustin Evans, Tom Rinderknecht and Cole Tollard.

Image: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


December 3, 2022

Orlowski double TQ at US Carpet Offroad C/ships

Recently crowned the overall Modified Champion at the Florida Carpet Champs, Michal Orlowski is again on form on carpet this weekend having just completed the TQ double at the US Carpet Offroad Championships in Cleveland. The second running of the Scotty Ernst promoted event, which runs a week after the same venue hosted the legendary US Indoor Champs On Road race, the Schumacher driver has secured the overall TQ in 2WD buggy from TLR’s Dakotah Phend. The back to Back ROAR National 2WD Champion, Phend took the opening qualifier from Brandon Foote as Orlowski found himself only 5th fastest. In Q2 & 3 however the Polish driver found his rhythm on the difficult track conditions beating Phend in Q2 and Foote in Q3 to lock up the overall TQ. In 4WD, the former European Champion wrapped up things early taking the opening two rounds ahead of Aydin Horne to secure pole position for tomorrow’s (Sunday) A-Main when Horne, Phend, Joe Bornhorst and Foote will be looking to deny him the victory.

Source: Michal Orlowski [Facebook]


December 2, 2022

Montech F23 bodyshell

Italian body producer Mon-Tech Racing has introduced a new 1:10 Formula 1 bodyshell, the F23.  Inspired by the latest generation Formula 1, after various tests trying to optimize the air flow and creating the greatest aerodynamic load the new F23 can be mounted on all Formula 1 chassis.

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December 2, 2022

Xray reveals 2023 1:10 Offroad line-up

Known for their highly detailed and very professional presentations of their newest kits, Xray has just released the latest details for their entire 2023 offerings of 1:10 Offroad chassis.  A range that consists of 5 different chassis, you can check out the latest kit spec and details through the individual presentations for the XB2 1:10 buggy, the XB4 1:10 Buggy, the SCX Short Course Truck and the XT2 and XT4 Stadium trucks.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]