March 21, 2023

RC Vision announce ‘Club Mod’ initiative

RC Vision has announced a new innovation for their 2023 King of Clubs RC Series, working together with the British Radio Car Association (BRCA) to nurture the best 1:10 electric onroad racing talent across the south of England and the UK, while also promoting grassroots sports participation.  The King of Clubs RC Series will feature an innovative new class called Club Mod, which will serve as a stepping-stone for stock drivers looking to transition to the blue-ribbon modified class and showcase their skills. To further elevate the competition, RC Vision will be offering a unique opportunity for three drivers from the 2023 King of Clubs Club Mod class to be selected for a 3-driver team that will attend a signature round of the 2024 ETS racing series as an official BRCA team, with financial and technical support.  The signature round is expected, subject to confirmation, to be at the legendary Dutch track, AMCA Apeldoorn.

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March 20, 2023

Lot wins opening round of French eBuggy Nationals

Jordan Lot won the opening round of the French National eBuggy Championship over the weekend, the Sworkz driver taking victory from the Kyosho of Reno Savoya.  The season opener was hosted at the Modélisme Agathois where Remy Bermudez took his Xray to TQ honours ahead of Savoya, both drivers posted a TQ run each from the three rounds however it was young Bermudez who had the faster time to become Top Qualifier while Lot lined up 3rd.  In the finals, starting from 4th it was Noha Ben Mohamed who took the opening encounter from Bermudez. In A2 it was the ‘Shark’ Savoya who got the win from Lot, but the latter reversed that result in the third leg to secure the overall win with his Corsatec powered RC S35-4e. Ben Mohamed completed the podium for Xray behind Savoya.

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March 20, 2023

Collins wins Italian Indoor TC Championship

Mattia Collina is the 2023 Italian Indoor Champion for Modified Touring Car, the Schumacher driver claiming the title ahead of Xray’s Alessio Menicucci at RC Landia in Scandiano over the weekend.  The race was the first sanctioned event of the 2023 national sporting calendar for RC Car Racing of ACI Sport, the Italian Motorsport Federation and member of the FIA.  Having secured the overall TQ in qualifying, Collina then converted it into the title after 3 hard-fought finals with EZ Power driver Guido Ristori completing the podium.  In Touring Stock, Orlando Fenili (Team Xray) dominated the day with pole position and overall win, preceding his brother Riccardo Fenili (Team Xray) and Federico Collina (Team Schumacher) on the podium.  In FWD, great emotions for Enrico Rabitti (Bittydesign) who won the title of Italian Indoor Champion after three hard-fought finals ahead of Emiliano Dagliana and Andrea Selva (Awesomatix).  Finally, in GT class, Luca Tassinari (Team Schumacher) took pole and overall win with second place going to Daniele Pacini (Awesomatix) ahead of Andrea Tonini.

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March 19, 2023

D’angelo wins Italian 1:8 GT Championship opener

Alex D’angelo has won the opening round of the AMSCI 1:8 GT Italian National Championship.  The Genius Racing team driver lead a 1-2 for the GTc8.23 and Gimar engine combo, taking the win at the Naxos World track in Sicily from 1:8 Buggy World Champion Davide Ongaro.  A track that will host the EFRA 1:10 Nitro Onroad European Championships later this year, in qualifying it was Natanaele Senesi who would take the overall TQ ahead of Alessio Mazzeo’s Capricorn with D’angelo P3.  Senesi took two of the four rounds of qualifying with his Ielasi Tuned powered Xray but would hit trouble early on in the 45-minute final retiring after just 6-minutes.  Upfront and recording the fastest lap D’angelo would win by 2-laps from Ongaro with the new Raptor Max23 of Loris Luise completing the podium.  In the Nitro Sport Category Fernando Campeti took the win while in electric Andrea Muscolino was the winner.

Source: Alessio Mazzeo / Image: Alex D’angelo

March 19, 2023

Jeff Wang crowned FEMCA 1:8 Buggy Champion

Taiwanese driver Jeff Wang is the 2023 FEMCA 1:8 Buggy Champion, the Ming Yang team driver winning the prestigious Asian title from the Xray of young Korean talent Hyunkyu Jung.  Hosted by Taiwan Radio Control Car Association at the 66 RC Racing Track, named after its location under the No.66 highway bridge, the event attracted an entry of 142 drivers representing 10 countries from the FEMCA Bloc.  In qualifying 23-year-old Wang would secure the overall TQ after topping three of the 6 rounds with Hyunkyu Jung classified second with two TQ runs.  The only other to top the timing sheets, Taiwan’s Wang Guan Ling would complete the Top 3.  Wining his Semi final from Thailand’s Witsarut R., 13-year-old Hyunkyu Jung would be on pole for the 50-minute final with a faster winning time than that of Wang who won his 30-minute encounter from the Sparkco buggy of 11-year-old Huang Han Ping.  In the 50-minute Main Final, it would be Wang who would come out on top with his SH Engines powered MY1 having 2-lap margin over Jung.  Winner of the separately run 20-minute ‘Teenage Final’ held earlier in the day,  Jung crossed the finish just 1.1-seconds ahead of Wang Guan Ling who completed podium in Taoyuan.

Image: Tiger Chang Lien Sheng

March 14, 2023

AKA announced as World Championship spec tyre

The organisers of the the 2023 IFMAR 1:10 Offroad World Championship has announced AKA as the spec tyre for the 19th running of racing’s biggest prize.  The indoor event is being hosted by Hobby Action RC Raceway in Arizona from September 9-16th and will see drivers use AKA’s Clay range of slick tyres.  For both 2WD and 4WD the controlled rear tyre is the 2.2″ AKA13131CR while for 4WD the controlled front is the AKA13331CR.  For the open 2WD front tyre AKA will provide the AKA13231CR.

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March 13, 2023

Eldridge claims EssexCarpetClash title with Rd6 win

Harley Eldridge is the overall EssexCarpetClash 2WD Champion,  the Xray driver securing the title with victory at the sixth & final round. The 2022/23 championship concluded with an interesting track layout, having a straight that was diagonal with a couple of dogs legs, and a kicker jump that saw cars enjoy some ‘air time’.  Kyle Moon with his Willspeed car dominated the 4 rounds of qualifying by TQ’ing all rounds to line up on pole for the final.  Ellis Stafford would line his Associated ride up in 2nd, ahead of Harley Eldridge (both joint on points). Ed Kerry, Chris Delves would round off the top 5 of the 11 car final.  The final would see Eldridge make some set up changes which suited her and she managed to take the win in leg 1 and 2, heaping up the places and winning the meeting. Moon, would take the 2nd step with Stafford rounding off the podium.

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March 12, 2023

Hebert takes 2023 ROAR On-Road Carpet National title

Quebec’s Keven Hebert is the 2023 ROAR On-Road Carpet Nationals Touring Car Champion.  Hosted by Top American racer Eric Anderson’s Apex Raceway in Tennessee, qualifying would see Hebert secured the overall TQ when he set the fastest time in the third of the four rounds.  Behind Xray team-mate Chris Adam, the pace setter in Q1 and Q2, would secure second on the grid his fastest time also coming in the penultimate qualifier.   Setting the fastest time in Q4, Awesomatix Kemp Anderson lined up third for the triple A-Mains with Andrew Ellis completing the Top 4.  In the final getting his title aspirations off to the best possible start with an A1 win from Anderson, Hebert sealed the deal in A2 to add yet another ROAR National title to his name.  Winning A3, Adams would become Vice Champion with Anderson completing the Mod Touring Car Podium.  Anderson did however take the top prize in 1:12 securing the title from the TQ ahead of Donny Lia and Hebert.

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