Team Losi racers Billy Fischer and Chad Lundahl have dominated the racing at last weekends Dirt Champs held at the North Missouri RC Raceway. This Midwest race attracted 150 entries and it was Billy Fischer who TQâ€™d 2wd and Truck Modified whilst team mate Chad Lundahl TQâ€™d 4wd modified giving Team Losi a complete block out in qualifying. In the race it was Fischer all the way, winning all 3 classes backed up by Lundahl who took 2nd position in all classes giving Team Losi the clean sweep.
Lamberto Collari has released a new buggy motor under his MLC product line. Made by Novarossi, his current engine sponsor, the 7 times World Champion has then done some hand work to the engine, given it his distinctive orange anodised head and then added a huge price tag to it.
You can check out the specs and view more pics of the motor here.
Spire Model Distribution in the UK have produced their own starter box for off road cars and those with in line motors. Featuring the usual twin motors and belt driven starter wheel, this starter box is different in that it use 775 motors in place of the usual 540 versions thus giving 50% more torque and enabling you to turn over your brand new engine in even the coldest conditions. Available in February.
At the recent annual North West indoor GP held in Southport the drivers were greeted with a highly technical and well laid track including a wall ride, which seems standard at indoor off buggy races these days. 55 drivers had turned up for the event and in 2wd it was Stuart Mahon who took the TQ spot whilst in 4wd it was Mark Redmond who took the pole position. In the 2wd race, Mahon stormed off into the lead but a crash, whilst passing a back marker, damaged his car and he could only claim 4th whilst Chris Evison took the win. In 4wd it was Redmond all the way and led from start to finish to claim the race win ahead of Barry Weldon.
After 2 rounds of Friday qualifying at the Midwest Nitro Race, Adam Drake is the man to beat having TQ’d every round in all 3 classes he is competing in. The race is held at the CRCRC track in Hilliard, Ohio, the same venue that played host to last weeks electric race that was dominated by Ryan Cavalieri.
The rest of qualifying and some lower mains takes place today, Saturday, with the main finals being run on Sunday.
To see the top placing racers in each class click here… content
Truggymania.com have lots of close up photos of the new .28 truggy motor from Boss engines. Called the M28, it is exactly what you would expect from GRP and Mario Rossi but just a bigger capacity. You can check out the full picture set here.
Jammin have announced details of their upcoming Mini Truggy, the CRT.5. Developed using the same technology and approach as is very successful bigger brother the X1-CRT, this new off roader will pack a big punch, albeit in a mini package when it is released in February. Available first as a Pro kit (shown above in photo), an RTR will follow soon after.
Our friend Philip over at Neo Buggy has once again got some scoopage, this time with this picture set from the new Novarossi 21-5K buggy motor. The successor to the massively popular Plus 21-5 engine, the main differences with the 5K are a P5 sleeve and an updated crankcase all meant to produce more power and overall better performance.