Absima have introduced their new universal transmitter hardcase bag that can be adapted for most pistol grip radios on the market. Measuring a total of 350x250x150mm and sporting inner dimensions of 320x220x130mm the hardcase bag is equipped with a pre-cut inner foam whose small blocks can be taken out to adapt the foam to pretty much every transmitter size and shape. The lid of the hardcase is equipped with zipped net inserts that allow to store accessories or manuals and a detachable belt rounds out the package.
Race 2 of the Florida Nitro Series as held at the Arcadia-based Nugget’s Ranch Raceway this past weekend in pretty low temperatures. In the 1/8th Pro class it was Bobby Horan with the win in the 30-minute A-main event, some two seconds in front of Tony Rice as Rafael Angulo completed a very close top 3 finish just two seconds behind Tony.
The Indonesian Touring Car Championship was held in Jakarta this past weekend. In the Touring Modified class it was Yokomo’s Nicholas Lee with the overall TQ from Bowie Ginting, Izzah M., and Ronny Suwarto, all of which scored at least one round TQ. After the triple A-main events it was still Nicholas on top as he won A1 and A2 for an early overall as the Infinity duo of Peter Antonijzs and Izzah M. came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The Futaba Buggy Track in Ichihara, Japan hosted the 2019 JMRCA 1/8th Buggy National Championships. Mugen’s Yusuke Sugiura grabbed the overall top qualifier spot and he would also walk away with the title after the main final, securing his third consecutive national Nitro Buggy title. Yusuke left behind his Mugen teammates, Kouki Kato and Kenji Tsuruta in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The opening round of the Swiss Electric Indoor Nationals was held at the FAMA track in Bulle this past weekend. In Touring Modified it was Awesomatix’s Michele Manzo with a clean sweep in the qualifiers, leaving behind Claude Hollinger in 2nd after the four rounds. The triple A-mains then again saw Michele checking out in all three legs for the overall win from Team Magic’s Philipp Huber 2nd and HB Racing’s Kevin Zwahlen in 3rd.
The Ultra Raceway of Pretoria, South Africa was host to the 4th and final round of the SARDA National Electric Off-road Championship last weekend. Track was very challenging with a good mixture of open high speed and tight technical sections and also adding to the challenge was its bumpy high grip carpet surface while rocketing temperatures also made it tricky. All this provided the drivers with some of the most exciting racing seen this year with everyone hunting the top step of the podium. The top qualifiers would be Hein Kotze in 2WD Modified, Charles Hollander in 4WD Modified, Wikus Coetzer in Stadium Trucks and 2WD Short Course Trucks as well as Ian Cloud in 2WD Stock and Shaun Haasbroek in 4WD Stock. When the dust had settled after the A-mains, it was Charles Hollander with the win in 2WD Mod Buggy from Hein Kotze in 2nd and Abri Kohn inn 3rd.
Again it wasn’t as straight forward as he would have liked but Jin Sawada has taken the win at Rd4 of the OneTen Series presented by Infinity this afternoon in Guangzhou. Pushed very hard at the start by Yugo Nagashima, the Serpent driver made contact with the pole sitter on lap 7 which allowed Gary Huang to jump into the lead, which he held for 6 laps before being passed again by Jin, the Chinese Xray driver eventually coming home in 3rd having crashed later in the race. Stick King would take 4th with Marco Ma and fellow Xray driver Minhao Lao completing the top 6. ‘The car was very difficult at the start’ explained Sawada which he said was the cause of the first mistake which caused Yugo, who was following closely behind, to tag the back of his IF14 just before the straight. Yugo waited and this allowed Huang through into the lead, the contact also causing the Infinity driver’s body to tuck but quick thinking saw him drive over the dots to untuck the body. Once back on track he could catch and easily pass Gary and pull out an unassailable lead to take the win and maintain his perfect scoring record in this year’s series.
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Round 2 of the Slough Winter Series took place at the Remote World Model Car Club in Slough this past weekend. Held in low traction conditions it was Agama/Bullitt’s Jonathan Skidmore who made the best out of it, taking the TQ and also the win in the 20-minute main final, leaving behind his brother William (Agama/Bullitt) in 2nd while Simon Reeves (HB Racing/Reds Racing) came in 3rd, a lap short of Joni and William. Agama/Bullitt’s Jon Hazlewood lost what looked like a secured 3rd place finish due to some mishaps and had to settle for 4th overall.