Last weekend saw the 3rd round of DRCMU Danish Off-Road Championship hosted by the Ti-Mo RC Club in Tinglev, a club located in the southern part of Denmark about 25 km from the German border. It was the clubs first off-road race meeting and the track was brand new, featuring some high speed sections as well as some tight twisty corners, while the carpet surface provided the buggies with lots of grip.
Xray are reporting on their site from the latest round of the 1/8th scale off road nationals in Singapore, which saw 53 buggy drivers and 15 truggy drivers line up for the start. Qualifying saw Chester Chua take the TQ spot for Xray while in the A-final he carried this pace through to lead a 4 way battle at the fron that included team mates Sam Cheng and Glenn Phuah as well as Hong Nor racer Ah M. Unfortunately Sam had his engine flame out which dropped him out of contention leaving Glenn Phuah to take the win for Xray ahead of Ah M in 2nd with pole man Chester Chua in 3rd.
Last weekend saw the 2nd round of the Swedish Cup held at the off road track in Borås. Christoffer Svensson took the pole position for the final and lead the race early on, battling with round 1 winner Linus Thern, until he ran into problems leaving Svensson in a clear lead until he too ran into problems forcing him to retire at the 30 minute mark. This left sole Team Losi racer Henrik Nilsson to pick up the lead and with it the win ahead of Nordic Xray Challenge winner Robert Gustavsson, racing for Xray in 2nd and Mugen racer Mikael Palsson in 3rd.
Xray have updated their website with the lastest spare parts for their XT8 truggy among which are these Thrax truggy tires. These low-profile truggy tires ensure high traction and high speed while the large sidewalls are designed for more controllable and consistent side bite. The tires are made from soft compound to generate sufficient grip in most racing conditions. Xray have also released truggy wheels and inserts that can be bought seperately or as a pair with the tires.
We reported yesterday on the buggy result from the the long running Hank Perry 240, which is in its 21st year and is one of the largest races in the Northwest. Now Kyosho have been in contact to let us know that their team driver Taylor Peterson qualified third in truggy with his long wheelbase Kyosho ST-R, but quickly ran to the front and checked out, lapping the while field for a decisive win, Peterson also TQ’ed and won the 1/10 truck gas truck class. Kyosho team driver Marcus “Neuspeed” Anzivino TQ’ed and won 2WD mod buggy with an Ultima RB5 and took 3rd in 1/8 buggy with his Inferno 777 WC Edition.
Kyosho have once more been in contact to let us know that their team driver Cody King has won the 1/8 Buggy class at round 2 of the JBRL Nitro Series held at the Thunder Alley race track in Southern California. King’s Sirio-powered Inferno 777 WC was one of four Kyosho cars in the final – three powered by Sirio engines. King took top honors in the buggy class, with Kyosho cars taking three of the top four positions. Kyosho team driver Ryan Lutz dominated the 1/8 Truck class again, wheeling his Sirio-powered Kyosho ST-R to a second consecutive TQ and win in this series. This gives Lutz a perfect 104 points and a commanding lead with only 2 rounds in the books.
Our partners Neo Buggy have a report from the Hank Perry 240 one of America’s longest running races, which has been drawing competitors since 1986. The event reached its 21st year and has been held at the Spokane R/C Club’s beautiful facilty in Spokane, Washington since conception. With over 300 entries the race drew competitors from all over the Pacific Northwest, and some racers from Canada, to battle it out for the championship. The 1/8 Buggy class saw a wire to wire battle which eventually ended with Gary Guest piloting his Jammin X1-CR FTE to the win and finishing a close second was Jammin driver Ryan McCrery, with Kyosho factory driver Marcus Anzovino coming in third.
Kyosho America were in touch to let us know that their team driver Ben Ellis captured the win in both the 2WD and 4WD modified classes at the Indy 50, held over the Memorial Day weekend in Indianapolis. Ellis qualified 2nd in 2WD modified with his new Ultima RB5 and TQ’ed the 4WD class with the Lazer ZX-5. In the finals, however, Ellis was half a second faster per lap than the rest of the field with his Ultima, which secured the victory in a growing list of wins for the new Ultima. Ellis also captured top honors in the 4WD main.