The last race was held in Slavkov u Brna on a new track. This race attended 43 drivers, the champion was already knowed from the previous race so now the drivers battled for 2nd and 3rd place in the 1/8 Czech Off-road Championship, there were especially Martin Pater a LukÃ¡Å¡ Zeman.
You can read Martin’s write up on the last 2 events here.
Italian news site RC Bazar have written about the 2006 Italian Champion in Senior Rally, Giuseppe De Fuoco. In only his first year in the class, having normally raced 1/8 on road before this, the Team SPM driver used his Technokit chassis to great success by taking 2 wins on his way to the title.
At the recently run indoor off road race at the Stuttgart hobby fair, Team Thunder Tiger won both the Buggy and Truggy classes. In the Buggy class the young Andreas Ertl lead home a top 7 positions clean sweep for the manufacturer with Michael Guard in 2nd followed by Stefan Ippy in third.
In the Truggy class they didnt have it all their own way but still took the class win with Michael Guard winning with GS racer Hans Dieter Plepp bringing the fight to Guard followed by Rentel in third.
You can view more pictures and read the reports (in German) here.
CEN are reporting on their site that their team drivers claimed some top places at last weekends high money stakes off road Futaba Nitro Challenge event in Louisiana. Driving the Matrix Pro buggy Andrew Smolnick took 7th position whilst Gene Hickerson took the 9th spot in the Pro buggy final. They managed to do even better in the Pro truggy final, driving the new Matrix TR Arena truggy that we showed you last week, Andrew Smolnick took 2nd place while Gene Hickerson claimed the 3rd position.
Top Irish racer Clive Connolly has taken this years National 1/8th scale crown, following 3 victories during this years championship which was held at the St Annes park circuit on the outskirts of Dublin.
The six round championship saw Serpent cars take five wins with champion Clive Connolly take 3 of those victories with his 960. Vice-Champion Darragh Fox won the season opener while Dean Lacey won the fourth encounter on his way to fourth in the overall standings.
Team Jammin racer Taylor James has TQ’d and won the Pro Buggy and Pro Truggy classes at the first Futaba Nitro Challenge held in Bossier, Louisiana. In taking pole in both classes, Taylor also got to walk away with both $1000 Top qualifier prizes, not bad for a days work. Second place in the buggy race went to Quincy Hughes with Ray Norte ending the race in third whilst in truggy it was Andrew Smolnick and Gene Hickerson that took second and third.
This years Kyosho Masters race, held in Nagano, is over and at the end it was former World Champion Yuichi Kanai who won the Pro event, ahead of fellow Japanese driver Atsushi Kawamoto with Raul Peris Eugenio of Spain rounding out the top 3. Of course the racing at this type of event in itself isn’t so important, but good for building team moral as well as building a few egos and settling some inter team rivalry.
The Reedy Truck Race of Champions is finished and it was a close race in the Electric mod truck class with Jared Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri tied for points after the 3 finals so the title had to be decided by shortest overall times, and so Tebo won, in a repeat of the 1-2 at the recent US 4wd buggy Nats.
In the Gas truck class it was Ryan Mayfield who won ahead of the ever present Tebo.