Last weekend saw Kyosho team driver Cody King come out on top at the JBRL race at Hot Rod Hobbies raceway. Cody TQ’d the truggy class and qualified 3rd in the buggy class but managed to go on and win in both categories. In the buggy class Cody managed to fend off Associated racer Ryan Cavalieri who finished 2nd and Tamiya’s Ryan Lutz who took 3rd, while in the truggy class it was again the 2 Ryans following, this time with Lutz taking the runner up spot and Cavalieri 3rd. All Kyosho drivers were using the new rear short shock tower their Kyosho MP9 chassis’.
The 3rd round of the Novarossi Summer Series once again took place at Revelation Raceway and this event attracted 11 heats. In the buggy class Losi driver Colby Poh TQ’d the first round, but Losi/Novarossi factory driver Adam Drake was able to TQ round two and take the overall TQ for the event. In the final The Drake was able to lead from start to finish, with Colby Poh finishing second while CEN’s Andy Smolnik took third. The final round of the series takes place in three weeks time and already Adam Drake has wrapped up the buggy title with a prefect score in the first 3 rounds, with three TQ’s and three wins.
Starting on the 29th of August and running through to the 30th, Robitronic will run their first ROC Crawler Contest. Taking place at the Megadrom in Geilinkirchen, Germany it is open to Class 1.9 crawlers and the fun starts at 8.00 for free training on Saturday with 3 different sections to tackle. More information on the event can be found here.
Seen for the first time back in February, HPI have finally released their Trophy Truggy 4.6. Completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box, everything is assembled and tuned by professionals. Everything from the engine connections to shocks are perfect before you even open the kit so you don’t have to do a thing to get going fast. The Trophy Truggy is bigger, louder, faster and even more fun than the Trophy Buggy. With its bigger, wider tyres featuring cool all-terrain treads, longer shocks, much bigger engine and cool truck racing bodyshell, the Trophy Truggy can go anywhere and do anything you want it to. It has a powerful 4.6 engine from the Savage X monster truck, and features an easy to use pullstart to get the engine revved up and ready for some top speed action in no time.
Team AJ, in collaboration with Galaxy, have released this new body shell for the X-Factory X-6. Following vigorous and repeated testing, this new shell has been changed from the original to reduce the rear grip of the buggy, something they claim offers faster cornering. Made from 0.8mm thick polycarbonate.
The IFMAR Pre Worlds combined with the 1st African Cup EP Off Road event took place last weekend with few but very enthusiastic drivers taking part. Held over two days, the event saw 4 rounds of qualifying take place on the Saturday and 3 rounds for the finals on Sunday. The track was completed just in time for this event and so this race was the inaugural event. The 2 wheel drive class was first to start the event with average lap times of 18.10 to start with, dropping further with the TQ taken this class with 16.797, while the quickest lap going to Gary Styger was just over 15.3sec. The 4 wheel drive class followed in the order of the race event and began with 19.917 second laps with TQ being 15.919, with the quickest lap going to Guilherme De Sousa at 15.427. The finals were run over 3 legs and in the 2wd class it was Gary Styger that took the win from Stefan Fourie and Kenny Morey, each driver with a leg win a piece, while in 4wd it was Guilherme De Sousa that would emerge victorious, taking a clean sweep of all legs, to take the overall win ahead of Stefan Fourie and Kenny Morey.
New from Reckward Tuning is this Dario Vita developed Special tool III. A multi tool for helping dismantle or assemble the RT Speed 2.5 clutch system, it also features a 17mm hex nut spinner. Manufactured in Germany using modern CNC machines from high quality materials.
Last weekend the Stock and Modified German Electric Off-Road Truck Nationals were hosted in Trier by the Team Turtles Trier club, the same club that hosted the 2008 German Electric Off-Road 4WD Nationals. Team Losi Racing’s factory driver and worlds A-finalist Marcus Luebke set the pace in the modified class and secured the pole position in the finals with five consecutive qualifying wins with his XXX-T CR Truck. The modified A-final saw a 1-2-3 line-up of Losi drivers Marcus Luebke, Kim Sitensky (2004, 2005 & 2008 German Truck Champion) and Juergen Kropp (2006 German Truck Champion & Swiss Truck Champion). The finals were run on Sunday in rainy conditions and Marcus won all three A-finals to secure his 6th German Electric Off-Road National title.