We received a report from top CEN racer Gene Hickerson from the 8th round of the the FSORS, which is one of the largest series in the USA, that sees 6 of the 8 rounds count towards the Championship. This final round of the series was hosted by the Hurricane R/C Club in Tampa and this round attracted 152 entries in both buggy and truggy classes.
JConcepts have announced that the BJ4 Worlds Edition preorder list has been finished and that they are now offering the BJ4 WE directly through the shopping cart on their website. US orders can be placed directly through the website while for international orders you will need to email them directly to place an order.
Team Losi have announced that they have signed a multi year deal with the Current Nordic Champion, Robert Gustavsson, to race their Losi 8ight buggy and truggy. Robert’s addition to the team is aimed at increasing the companies race presence in Europe, which up until has been very limited at the highest level, and Roberts first race with his new sponsors will be at next weeks 2007 European Championships in France. Robert leaves behind Xray with which he had a very competitive spell, winning many nationals events as well as taking the 2007 Xray Challenge race held earlier this year.
More Illuzion bodies from JConcepts, this time for the Kyosho Inferno MP777, it comes available in either standard or heavy duty polycarbonate. This WC body features enhanced hard edge side pod styling with runner flow channels on the sides designed to move the air more efficiently to the wing. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged and Illuzionized for that aggressive look while the front of the body has less of a transition from hood to window which gives it a more dramatic look.
Our partners the Border have started selling this new clutch, for buggies and truggies, from Italian manufacturer BP Racing. Sold complete with 2 alminium and 1 carbon clutch shoe, this new clutch allows for better clutch engagement on high grip tracks, providing the solid punch needed to get moving quickly. Available to buy now from the Border.
We received a report from round 3 of the Great Lake Championships hosted by Gatineau Radio Control Club. In the pre race drama that unfolded GRC was forced to move locations from their track in Quebec. City officials decided at the last minute that a new location was in store but neglected to take into consideration the plans already developed. However Lee from Radio Active Hobbies came to the rescue and offered his track “weekend warrior raceway” in Desoronto Ontario.
As we reported earlier today, the Belgian GP for 1/10th electric buggies was being run this weekend at the Kampenhout track, near Brussels. Lee Martin took the 2wd win yesterday and showed again today, the form that has seen him head the 4wd BRCA Nationals standings, by taking the pole position ahead of Joern Neumann in 2nd place and Grant Williams in 3rd position. The race saw Lee take the overall class win with a win in the first round and a 2nd place in the 2nd round while Matthew White took a 4th in race 1 and a win race 2 to the take the 2nd place overall with Joern Neumann in 3rd place overall with a 9th in race 1 and a 3rd place in race 2.
Last Saturday saw the 4th round of the Dutch Truggy.nl Cup run on the high traction 190 meter long MRCZ track in Ritthem, Holland. After 4 rounds of qualifyng it was Paul Geelen that took the TQ position with Mark van Waayenburg in 2nd joining him as the only 2 drivers placed directly into the finals. The 24-minute final saw a very close finish with the top 3 drivers finishing within seconds of each other with Mark van Waayenburg, with his Kyosho ST-R taking the win, with Hobao racer Henoc Luis in 2nd place and German Robitronic driver Thomas Rosenblatt finishing 3rd.