Steel City RC Speedway of Fontana, California hosted the Wallace Motorsports Challenge this past weekend. The event attracted nearly 110 entries for the 1/8th, 1/10th and large scale on-road classes. 1/8th Open saw Xray’s Bryce Butterfield taking the overall TQ from Mugen’s JJ Wang in 2nd. The latter then held the upper hand in the 30-minute A-main event, taking the win some two laps in front of Capricorn racer Scott Kimbrow while Bryce Butterfield came out in 3rd another lap down.
The Örebro club played host to round 3 of the Swedish Electric Off-road National Cup this past weekend. Changing, and mostly wet, weather conditions made things pretty challenging for the drivers and especially the club who did his best to prepare a race-worthy dirt track. In the 2WD portion of the event it was HB Racing’s Elias Johansson with the overall TQ and he also came out on top after the triple A-mains, taking the win from Team Associated’s Wilhelm Skjöldebrand and Schumacher’s Rasmus Karlsson.
The Swedish On-road Nationals were held at the Wäxjö club recently in both nitro and electric classes. In 1/10th Nitro Touring it was Xray’s Markus Hellquist, in his first outing in this class for some years, with the overall TQ from Georg Elligsen (Infinity). In the 45-minute main final Markus would come out on top, leaving behind Georg in 2nd some eight laps down. Trygve Berntsen, piloting an Infinity, came in 3rd to round out the podium.
The fourth and final round of the Finnish 1/8th E-Buggy Nationals was held at the Vaasa track this past weekend. Teppo Kauppinen was one of the pre-event favourites going into the final round and in order to bring home the championship he would have to score nothing less than the win. Things started pretty promising for Teppo who took the overall TQ after the qualifiers and in the end he also brought home wins in A1 and A2 for the day’s win and with it the overall championship title.
The opening round of the German 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals was held at the BIG Hamburg track this past weekend. The event had over 160 entries and it was the Agama duo of Burak and Berkan Kilic who battled it out in the qualifiers with Burak holding the upper hand over his younger brother while SWorkz’s Jörn Neumann and Mugen’s Carsten Keller came in 3rd and 4th after the qualifiers. After dominating qualifying, the Burak and Berkan show continued into the finals, with a P1 and P2 finish. They raced each other very hard with nothing between them for most of the final, while Carsten Keller completed the top 3 podium result, already a lap down. The decisive second and final round of the nationals will be held at the MSC Ober-Mörlen track in two week’s time.
Kyosho have announced the release of 7075 aluminium centre driveshafts for the Lazer ZX7 4WD buggy. Machined from aircraft grade alloy and coming with a black surface coating for wear and looks, the centre dogbone driveshafts are available in 88mm, 77.5mm, 71.5mm and 68.5mm specifications. Due to their lighter weight compared to the standard steel parts the driveshafts allow for quicker spool-up, making them ideal especially for stock racing classes.
Round 4 of the BRCA 1/8th Nitro RallyX Nationals was held at the Shrewsbury club this past weekend. SWorkz’s Elliott Boots took the overall TQ for the A-main from the Team Associated duo of Neil Cragg and Jamie Clancy. In the 30-minute A-main event Elliott then suffered a DNF, letting him end the day dead last in the A-main as Neil Cragg brought home the win by 27 seconds from Agama’s Jonathan Skidmore in 2nd. Infinity’s Lee Martin came in 3rd from the Team Associated duo of Matthew and Michael Lewis in 4th and 5th.
Coming from Hudy is their new 80x30mm round storage container. Ideal to store and transport unassorted small parts the box features a threaded lid, plastic wadding and stylish Hudy graphics. It is large enough for screws, ball bearings and miscellaneous smaller parts such as 1/10th diffs.