The Coupe de France 1/8th E-Buggy race was hosted by the MRCPM club in Les Pennes-Mirabeau, France this past weekend. Jerome Aigoin would take two of the four qualifiers for the overall TQ from Yannick Aigoin in 2nd and Thomas Musso in 3rd, the later two also scored a round TQ each. After the five A-main events in it was still Xray’s Jerome Aigoin on top with Yannick Aigoin (Xray) coming in 2nd overall. Kyosho’s Rayan Medjoubi came in 3rd to round out the top 3 result.
Revelation Raceway of Ontario, California played host to the 2nd annual Sidewinder Fall Championship last weekend, drawing nearly 75 entries. In the Open Nitro Buggy class it was Tekno RC’s Joe Bornhorst with the overall TQ and also the win in the 30-minute A-main event, leaving behind JQRacing’s own JQ in 2nd, a lap down while Tekno RC’s Carlos Arredondo had to settle for 3rd overall, 0.8 seconds behind JQ. Over in Open E-Buggy it was again Joe Bornhorst with the overall TQ and win as 8th place qualifier, Javier Perez came in 2nd an runner-up after the qualifiers, Vince Stolo ended the day in 3rd overall.
The Falun RC Club hosted the opening round of the Swedish Winter Indoor Cup in 2WD and 4WD Buggy classes this past weekend. The race was booked out in minutes, making for a good and competitive turnout of drivers. In 2WD Modified Buggy it was Elias Johansson with the overall TQ from Wilhelm Skjöldebrand on the runner-up spot. In A-mains 1 and 2 it was again Elias who would hold the upper hand, taking the overall win early and with a leg to spare, leaving behind Viktor Östling in 2nd and Lukas Larsson in 3rd.
Raw Speed have introduced their all-new Radar 2.2” buggy rear tyre. The directional, next generation indoor tyre is built on a completely redesigned carcass to create exceptional forward and side bite, predictable cornering and the tyre is offering increased tread density for improved durability. The tyre is available in soft, soft long wear, super soft and clay compounds including closed cell inserts.
The final round of the Philippine Off-road Nationals was held at the Traksnicho Raceway this past weekend. In Nitro Buggy it was 2nd place qualifier, Edward Sio (SWorkz) with the win in the 45-minute A-main event, a lap in front of 5th place qualifier, Jordan Go (SWorkz) in 2nd. Top qualifier, Nani Tagle (Kyosho) came in 3rd to round out the podium less than a second behind Jordan.
The Lali Warehouse opening race was held in Hong Kong this past weekend. In the premier 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was new Serpent factory driver, Aaron Stringer from Australia with the overall win in the 45-minute A-main event. Top qualifier, Jonathan Yeung (Tekno RC) came in 2nd, some two laps down as Team Associated driver, Jade Lim would round out the podium result in 3rd, another lap down.
Serpent have announced the signing of Australian 1/8th off-road frontrunner, Aaron Stringer to their factory team. A former long-time Mugen pilot Aaron has joined the Serpent squad for the remainder of 2019 and beyond, campaigning Serpent buggies and trucks at all major Australian races as well as select international events.
Clansfield RC of Hambledon, UK held the 2019 Dirt Masters this past weekend. In 1/8th Nitro Buggy it was Agama’s Kevin Brunsden with the overall win in the half-hour long A-main event. A lap behind it was Agama’s Jon Hazlewood on the runner-up spot as Chris McLoughlin came in 3rd for HB Racing.