Outerwears Performance Products is now offering ultimate shock protection for Big Bore shocks. Tested and proven over the last 20 years in the racing industry, Shockwears offer great protection along with a fantastic new look to your performance parts. They are available in solid colors and various new designs, as shown belowabove and fit most 1/8th scale buggies and truggies.
This year’s ROAR Gas Truck National Championship was held at the world-famous Nitro Pit facility just outside of Phoenix, AZ. Attendance was a bit low for this event; however, most of the top U.S. drivers showed up to contest the National titles up for grabs. Team Associated’s Jared Tebo led the field in qualifying, taking the TQ position in the Gas Truck category. Tebo, the 4-time defending National Champion, got off to a rough start at the beginning of the 45-minute main event that gave Associated teammates Ryan Maifield and Ryan Cavalieri an advantage. With a four-second lead just over six minutes into the event, Maifield bobbled and sat upside down long enough to experience a flameout that he could never fully recover from. This handed the lead over to Mike Truhe who was being hounded by Jared Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri. As the wind picked up, the jumps became treacherous for the light vehicles and Cavalieri dropped back while Tebo and Truhe battled for the race lead. With approximately ten minutes left in the main event, Tebo took over the lead and held off the hard charging Truhe to claim his fifth consecutive Gas Truck ROAR National Championship.
The 2008 Australian Gas off road Nationals were held last weekend in Maryborough near Melbourne, in the south of the country. The event attracted a capacity entry and following the semi finals, it was Joshua Pain that line up on pole position for the start of the main final, with Losi driver Andrew Gillott just behind in 2nd. At the end of a gruelling 1 hour long final, Mugen driver Wayne Walker, who had started from last on the grid, took the win and National title by 25 seconds from 2nd placed Zac Ryan, driving a HongNor, while in 3rd spot it was Andrew Gillott.
More new products from RB who have released this buggy dedicated World Champion Revolution Fuel, which has been developed to meet the specific requirements of off-road drivers. Competition fuel should use the latest technology and this is why the RB R&D department developed the RB Revolution R2, featuring the innovative Poly-Esther lubricant package that is said to increase the engine’s efficiency and significantly decreases the fuel consumption.
The opening round of the Italian 1/8th scale buggy Nationals took place last weekend at the Valley Sporting Club track in Alberobello and after the semi finals it was Losi driver Riccardo Rabitti that lined up on the pole position ahead of Crono team driver Davide Tortorici. In the final however, despite setting the fastest lap times, Rabitti could only manage 3rd position, only 1 second behind runner up Fabio Boero racing a Mugen, while the race win went to Tortorici, who managed to bring his Crono RS7 home over a lap in front.
LRP have released the RTR version of their 1/8 scale S8 BX, which claims to offer more race proven features and performance than any other ready-to-run buggy in its class. Equipped with components of highest quality the S8 BX provides maximum power, easy-handling and pure fun right out of the box. Its special angled engine mount puts the included LRP Z.21R Spec.2 ‘RTR Spec’ pull start in ideal position for an optimal centre of gravity for perfect driveability on every surface, either on rough grounds, parking lots or on the racing track.
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The 2nd round of the French Nationals for 1/8th scale buggies was held last weekend at the Viglain track in the centre of the country. In qualifying, it was Mugen racer Renaud Savoya that took the top qualifying spot in front of Xray racer Jerome Sartel in 2nd, while Kyosho driver Jerome Aigoin took 3rd ahead of his brother Yannick Aigoin, driving a Losi, in 4th. It was Sartel that won the semi final to take the pole position for the main final, ahead of the Aigoin brothers, with Jerome getting the upper hand once again. In the final there was a close battle between the front 3 drivers with Jerome Aigoin eventually taking the win by just over a second from his brother Yannick, who was 11 seconds ahead of Renaud Savoya in 3rd, while pole man Sartel dropped to 4th, finishing 1 lap down.
The 2nd round of the Spanish 1/8th scale buggy Nationals was run at the weekend at the Silla track in Valencia. Qualifying saw round 1 winner Robert Batlle stamp his authority on the event by taking the top qualifying spot from Richi Gomez in 2nd and Borja Hernandez 3rd. After the semi finals it was Robert who would start from pole in the main final and with a clear track in front of him he could claim the lead from the start. The Hobao driver would eventually take the win at the end of the 45 minute final by only 6 seconds from the battling pair of Richi Gomez and Borja Hernandez, Gomez taking the runner up spot by just over half a second in front of Borja.