JP Racing have recently announced the release of their latest 1/8th buggy / truggy motor, the Eagle 21 B-7T. Developed to give you great performance, the new sleeve system and new exhaust port design ensures the best compromise between power and fuel consumption, something that Eagle engines are renowned for with many going more than 8 minutes on 1 tank. This engine has been assembled with high speed bearings with the front bearing featuring 2 rubber shields (in and out) protecting the engine against hard dust or water conditions and also a special closed main bearing. Eagle engines come in two versions, normal glow plug or turbo glow plug.
Xray are reporting on their site about the recent Kyosho Masters held at the Banwol Park Raceway in Korea which was the final big race before this years Korean Nationals. The event saw the TQ spot go to Xray XT8 driver Jung Ho Hong who converted this top qualifying pace into great race pace by going on to win the main final by 1 lap ahead of 2nd place Joong Suk Oh and 3rd place Wook Taek Lee.
Italian after market parts maker Fioroni has announced the release of two new 3.5cc buggy engines. Sold under the Option Power brand, these new motors look to be made by Picco, feature 3 port liners, ABC construction and come included with a previously released optional buggy cooling head as standard. The 2 versions differ in that the blue headed version bolts straight into a competition buggy and would utilize a starter box while the black headed version comes complete with a pull start attachment. Available now.
The 7th and final round of the 2007 BRCA 1/8th Off Road series was held last weekend at the fantastic Slough track. With the series already decided in favour of Neil Cragg who was away at the 1/10 worlds in Japan the interest surrounded the fight for 2nd in the championship and and the final qualifying places for next years Worlds, which officially go down to 3rd. With 4 drivers in the hunt for 2nd the competition was fierce. It was Jon Hazelwood who came out blocks fastest with TQ in round 1. Jon then proceeded to take rounds 2 and 3 to stamp his authority over the qualifying sessions. After the 3 rounds the Hobao pair of Graham Alsop and David Crompton took 2nd and 3rd respectively. The final saw a very close battle in the early stages between Jon, David and Tommy Chung, all swapping the lead until about the 5 minute mark when Jon started to make a break which he built to about 10 seconds, a gap that he maintained for the rest of the race back to David with Elliot Boots and Graham Alsop in a battle for 3rd. This was how it stayed with Jon taking the win from Dave and Elliot.
The 4th and final round of the Spanish 1/8th scale Gas off road Nationals was held last weekend at the tricky circuito de Orihuela. The championship title was all but wrapped up in the previous round in favour of the current European Champion Robert Batlle but the runner up spot was still up for grabs so the competition was still strong. After a wet start to the event, qualifying saw top qualifier go to Mugen racer Borja Hernandez with Antonio J. Gomez in 2nd and Robert Batlle in 3rd while after the semis it was Hernandez who would claim pole position, with Vega lining up 2nd and Antonio J. Gomez in 3rd. For the main event it was GS racer Richi Gomez however that came out on top taking the win by less than 10 seconds in front of Daniel Vega for Mugen in 2nd with Batlle in 3rd for Hobao. With Batlle as the Champion, 2nd spot in the championship went to Daniel Vega with Antonio J. Gomez claiming 3rd.
We have shown you the CAD images of the new MRC Academy CV2 2wd buggy as well as showing you the first production shots from last week and today here are the studio photos of the chassis which have been floating around the internet the last few days. The car looks good, well made and strong and a capable contender at big races we’re sure.
Xray are reporting on their site from the CORCS National finals that were run at the VMAR track in British Columbia, Canada. With the track tearing up badly the qualifying runs were best in the first round and this placed Xray driver Mah on 3rd for the final. In the race the track continued to get rougher and setup changes by Mah meant that he could challenge for the lead and go on to head the field from the 2nd half of the race, winning from Mike Crazy and Tom Waggoner in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The 7th and last round of the Danish DRCMU 1/10 Off-Road championship, was held recently at the Odense RC Minirace multi surface track which is a tight and technical track. This last race is very important because it gives double points, and so a victory which normally gives 40 points counts for 80 points and because of this the event was very well attended and positions were hard fought.