Hot Bodies have announced the new Lightning Stadium Sport, the latest addition to their truggy lineup. This particular ready to run truggy, that is based on the popular Lightning Stadium Pro-R, looks pretty nice and is also pretty highly spec’d with c-hub suspension, .26 pullstart motor and aluminium shock absorbers.
The new Lightning Stadium Sport is the ultimate starter stadium truck! Not just a watered-down version of our top-selling Lightning Stadium Pro-R, we’ve taken everything that we’ve learned during years of top-level truggy racing and boiled it down to the essentials, so you get everything you need to get on the track!
The much talked about and much hyped M1B buggy from Team Magic will finally make its race debut this weekend at the Neo Invitational race. The car above is from CML who received a pre-production version for the race and has already shook down the car with an undisclosed top UK racer David Crompton. His thoughts from the shakedown:
He pronounced himself really impressed with the car’s performance and is looking forward to racing the car at the this weekend’s NeoBuggy International at the Harper Adams track in Shropshire.
According to the entry list from the event, Finnish racer Jari Eklund will also race a Team Magic at the event, so there should be at least 2 pre-production cars at the event. We will see how they get on and lets hope it lives up to all the hype.
Top US off roader, Adam Drake, has dominated the 2006 Fall Brawl held at the Badlands III track in South Carolina. Adam, driving for Team Losi, TQ’d all 3 rounds of qualifying in both the Truck and Buggy class and then went on to easily win both classes.
You can view the full results from the race here and some pictures here.
A while ago we mentioned that TWF8 was auctioning the actual engine that Yannick Aigoin nearly won the World Championships with. Well that auction has now started and at the time of writing the highest bid was at $200. Whats great about this is that everyone is a winner, the winning bidder recieves this amazing RB C6 with exhaust system, kindly donated by Rody Roem of RB Products, and all the money goes to UNICEF. A great cause in this season of giving so please go over to TWF8 and try to win this bid the auction runs until the 25th of December.
Go here for more information about the auction. If you want to bid straight away send your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friend Philip over at Neo-Buggy has been busy of late with the promoting and organising of his flagship event, the Neo Invitational that takes place next weekend, the 15th – 17th of December. We wrote a little bit about it earlier this week and gave you the lowdown on how cool this event is likely to be. Well now we have some images of the preperations of this event and most importantly the track itself, and i have to say its looking pretty big and challenging and is definitely going to be an epic event.
Head on over to Neo-Buggy for some more pictures, even more if your a member for some reason.
Our partner site Buggy-Sport are reporting that New Zealand National Champion Martin Wolhuter has confirmed the switch to Pro Line rubber having ran with Panther tyres for the previous 7 years. Martin recently TQ’d and won the National championships driving his Hong Nor X1CRT on Pro Line rubber and officially also announced the change over.
I would like to thank Panther for all the past support and look forward to a long and prosperous future with Pro Line Racing …Martin Wolhuter
Our partner site RubeDude has an exclusive look at the latest aerodynamic development to come from Himoto since their well received and successful buggy rear wing.
This is an exclusive picture of the prototype high down force low profile body designed to reduce and control fast radical wind eddy effects and stabilise the car whilst maximising downforce. The body is designed to to compliment the evolutionary wing and is due to be released soon.
French manufacturer Piktor have been leaking out little bits of information about their all new 1/8th scale buggy the Rush 2. And of course we oblige by showing them, but thats because this car looks like it will be really good. Little details like the front wing, ala Tenth Technology, that make it interesting and of course the fact that they are innovating and not just settling for being just another buggy.
Why do you never see a front wing on 1/8 off road buggy? Just because the shocks are too high… On the RUSH 2 and with its very low shocks position, it is now possible. This wing will bring balance and precision in fast curves incomparable in this category.
You can read more and view the latest images here (click the small images)