The RC Off-road Rapallo track in Rapallo, Italy hosted the Baciccia race this past weekend, attracting some of the country’s fastest 1/8th off-road drivers. In Nitro Buggy it was Kyosho’s 2019 EFRA European Champion, Riccardo Berton with the overall win in the main final, a lap in front of SWorkz driver, Leonardo Valente. IFMAR World Champion Davide Ongaro (Team Associated) came in 3rd to round out the podium some eleven seconds behind Leonardo.
Coming soon from Yokomo is their new YZ-114 Plus AC/DC charger. With its 100W charge circuitry the device is good for charge currents of up to 12A while being compact in size, taking only a small amount of pit space. The charger offers several charge modes including balance, fast and storage charging, it incorporates a 5V/2.1A USB output and is future-ready thanks to an LiHV charge mode for the latest generation of LiPo cells. Monitoring the battery’s vital signs is made easy thanks to the back-lit display.
Coming from Xray and made for the XB2 2020 is an aluminium rear roll centre holder for the use with anti-roll bars. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised for surface protection and a factory look, the part offers greater stability and durability while offering three different inner camber link ball stud positions and the ability to use a rear anti-roll bar.
Badlands RC Supercross of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina held the 2019 Fall Brawl race this past weekend with nearly 190 drivers in attendance. The event was affected by the weather, making for some slippery conditions for the drivers. In the Pro Nitro Buggy class it was Mugen’s Cole Ogden who made the best out of the conditions, taking the TQ and win from Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin who would end the 20-minute A-main event on the runner-up spot. Team Associated’s Lee Setser came in 3rd round out the top 3 from Jackson Brunson in 2nd and Jason Scheffler in 3rd.
The 15th Annual Toys for Tots race was held at Palm Desert R/C Raceway this past weekend with nearly 130 entries. In 1/8th Expert Nitro Buggy it was Mugen’s Adam Drake with the overall TQ from Tekno RC’s Carlos Arredondo in 2nd. The 15-minute A-main event saw Adam Drake and Tyler Brown battling it out for the lead in the opening stages, however later on Adam would be able to establish the lead and from there he never looked back to take the win from Carlos in 2nd who ended the race a lap down. HB Racing’s Colin Herzig came in 3rd to round out the podium result.
The Grand Final of the 2019 Arrowmax Cup was held at the AMA indoor asphalt track in Guangzhou, China this past weekend with 80 drivers and 90 entries in total. In the premier Touring Modified class it was Yokomo’s Nicholas Lee with the overall TQ and he also came out on top after the triple A-mains as he scored wins in all three legs, leaving behind Xray’s Dominic Quek and Infinity’s Viktor Wilck in tie on points in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Ultimately it was Dominic with the runner-up spot as Victor had to settle for 3rd overall after the tie breaker. Serpent’s Hugo Nagashima from Japan came in 4th from Hong Kong based Stick King (Serpent) in 5th.
RC Arlos Factory from The Netherlands have released first renderings of their forthcoming new 2-door drift car body shell. Designed for 258mm wheelbase chassis the body resembles a hopped-up German 2-door sedan, featuring a hefty front splitter, add-on wheel arches and a huge rear wing. The body is set for a release in January 2020 and more images will become available soon.
The Boras Miniracing club of Boras, Sweden held the Lucia race this past weekend with more then 50 drivers in attendance. In the 2WD Modified class it was Alexander Landen with the overall TQ after winning three of the four qualifying rounds, leaving behind Hampus Berg in 2nd and Pontus Larsson in 3rd. Nils Gustaffson won the final qualifier but had to settle for P4 on the grid. In the opening A-main Alexander and Nils initially pulled away and Alexander was able to create a gap as well. A small mistake on the jump section let the other drivers close in, but Alexander never lost the lead and after he was able to stretch the gap again he was able to take a comfortable win ahead of Hampus and Nils.