Rodrigo Luis has TQ’d and won last weekends Torres Vedras Cup held in Portugal driving a Picco powered Hong Nor. Buggy-Sport.info have the full story with a statement from Rodrigo himself:
“In the qualification i made TQ after 3 rounds, i only made 2 of them and i TQ booth. In the main final, i managed to get 1st place after a bad start and an engine cut in the middle of the final. I had to fight hard with the very good driver Fernando Almeida to get the 1st place.”
As we reported yesterday Xray/RB racer Yannik Aigoin has won the GP International De Pierrefeu held in France. This international event attracted over 110 racers and saw the European Champion win by two laps ahead of a close battle for 2nd place between Julian Lattanzio and Renaud Savoya. After 45 minutes only 2 tenths of a second seperated the two drivers and in the end it was Julian that took the position with Renaud in third.
You can view the results sheets and a lot more pictures from the event here.
HoBao have entered the Truggy market with this rather nice RTR, the Hyper ST. According to Philip over at Neo-Buggy – “The Hyper ST is a mix of the best of the Hyper 7 coupled with new parts from the Hyper 8”. So there you have it, head on over to Neo-Buggy for more images.
Xray have just announced the RTR version of their popular little 1/18th scale Micro Nitro Monster and Stadium trucks. These are pretty wicked little cars and of course come with the usual Xray quality feel.
– There are two versions available: truck (#380740) and monster truck
– RTR is fully assembled by XRAY in Europe and is the most premium and luxury RTR in the market with a very affordable price
– RTR features all the premium equipment and electronics: 2x metal gear servo, receiver battery pack, XT1 Transmitter + XR1 Receiver, all cables and switch.
– RTR comes with nicely painted and trimmed body with all the stickers applied.
– There are 4 different colors available from every paint scheme.
– There is FREE Hudy Start-box for every RTR kit
The last race was held in Slavkov u Brna on a new track. This race attended 43 drivers, the champion was already knowed from the previous race so now the drivers battled for 2nd and 3rd place in the 1/8 Czech Off-road Championship, there were especially Martin Pater a LukÃ¡Å¡ Zeman.
You can read Martin’s write up on the last 2 events here.
At the recently run indoor off road race at the Stuttgart hobby fair, Team Thunder Tiger won both the Buggy and Truggy classes. In the Buggy class the young Andreas Ertl lead home a top 7 positions clean sweep for the manufacturer with Michael Guard in 2nd followed by Stefan Ippy in third.
In the Truggy class they didnt have it all their own way but still took the class win with Michael Guard winning with GS racer Hans Dieter Plepp bringing the fight to Guard followed by Rentel in third.
You can view more pictures and read the reports (in German) here.
CEN are reporting on their site that their team drivers claimed some top places at last weekends high money stakes off road Futaba Nitro Challenge event in Louisiana. Driving the Matrix Pro buggy Andrew Smolnick took 7th position whilst Gene Hickerson took the 9th spot in the Pro buggy final. They managed to do even better in the Pro truggy final, driving the new Matrix TR Arena truggy that we showed you last week, Andrew Smolnick took 2nd place while Gene Hickerson claimed the 3rd position.
Team Jammin racer Taylor James has TQ’d and won the Pro Buggy and Pro Truggy classes at the first Futaba Nitro Challenge held in Bossier, Louisiana. In taking pole in both classes, Taylor also got to walk away with both $1000 Top qualifier prizes, not bad for a days work. Second place in the buggy race went to Quincy Hughes with Ray Norte ending the race in third whilst in truggy it was Andrew Smolnick and Gene Hickerson that took second and third.