More race announcements, this time its for the Mugen World Race that will take place on the 20th – 22nd of June in Furulund, Sweden. This track has played host to the European and World Championships as well as other major races and this event is open to all makes of car and any racers that want to compete, with 120 entries open for the buggy class and 36 for the truggy class.
After numerous request to make an after market shell for the HPI Baja 5b, Pro-Line have introduced the Desert Rat. Styled after their successful line of Desert Rat truck bodies, the Baja 5b captures the essence of what Desert Racing is all about. The highlight of the body are the pronounced front windshield area, while it’s taller height reduces the amount of dirt and rocks that can hit the filter and/or get lodged inside the chassis.
Pro Line are now offering their range of LPR (low profile race) truggy tires in pre-mounted versions. Pro-Line’s new LPR pre-mounts allow more time for tuning, are truer than the average mounted tire, are adhered with an ultra-bond CA for a secure, worry free bond, and are backed with Pro-Line quality. Never again will you have to worry about misaligning the tire with the wheel, not finish a qualifier or main event due to glue failure or worry about making your next run in time with pre-mounted Pro-Line tires for 1:8 Trucks. Pro-Line’s pre-mounted 1:8 LPR tires are glued to Velocity dish wheels in standard offset or ½” offset and available in gleaming white or vibrant Pro-Line yellow.
Last weekend saw the first Russian indoor EP buggy race of the year, held in the country’s capital Moscow at the new “RUM Sokolniki” club. In the 4wd class it was a great result for the JConcepts BJ4WE, with all 5 drivers in the final running the car as well as claiming the event TQ. That top qualifying spot went to Larkin Roman, but he could only manage 3rd in the final behind 2nd placed Victor Spiridonov and eventual race winner Dmitry Malyshko. In the 2wd class it was Malyshko that took the top qualifier spot and who went on the win all finals on his way to the overall in front of Konstantin Volkov in 2nd and Ilia Plahotnik in 3rd.
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oOple.com have a report from last weekends annual Southport GP event, which was held at their usual indoor venue, the Formy high school near Southport. There were 8 heats in total, with 5 of 2WD and the remaining three devoted to 4wd. The 4wd event was won by Matt Dodd, racing his Atomic Carbon S4, while in the 2wd class it was a straight forward lights to flag victory for Tom Yardy with his B4.
The fourth round of the CML winter series was held last weekend at Frankley and was once again a very wet affair. The UK weather really has not been to kind to the racers or organisers over the past few months. With the qualification to be decided on a TQ basis everyone had to be on top form in all rounds just in case the track went significantly faster. In round 1 of qualification David Crompton and his RB powered Crono took the top spot just in front of Losi driver Simon Willetts and Special agent Barton in 3rd. In round 2 the track didn’t really get any quicker with drivers knocking just a few seconds off their best times and Karl Jackson for Kyosho and Sirio now on top on the pile. Round 3 saw all the top drivers attack at full speed with nothing held back in reserve. Darren Bloomfield with his Losi 8ight powered Novarossi sorted out his minor problems from the start of the day to set TQ by just over five seconds in front of Lee Martin.
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This new pipe from HPI has been developed to give the Firestorm and its G3.0 engine the performance edge over any other exhaust system and is the perfect way to get more acceleration and top speed out of your Firestorm. With the largest legal exhaust exit of 7mm, it’s also race-legal and ready for the track and looks fantastic with its highly polished finish and laser engraving.
Following on from the brief piece from oOple about the Atomic Carbon S2 in which we mentioned that a new 4wd buggy was spotted, comes the first teaser pictures of that car which has turned out to be an Associated B44 with new carbon fibre option parts from Atomic Carbon. Most notable is the beautiful moulded, and machined, carbon fibre tub chassis which sports a different battery layout and radio gear configuration than the original car and also that it no longer uses an upper chassis brace, probably due to the stiffness of the tub. More information to be released soon.