RC superstar, Atsushi Hara of Japan, has been proving that he is pretty gifted when it comes to controlling all RC cars, not just Electric circuit cars, having followed up his open final placing at the recent Japanese 1/8th off road Nationals, by TQ’ing and winning the 2006 Buggy Party Final held in Thailand. In the end it was easy for the Hot Bodies racer who took the win in the hour long final by over 5 laps ahead of 2nd placed local racer Yuthana D. driving a HoBao. Fellow Thai racer Charlee was 3rd for Mugen, 2 laps further back.
We received details of 2 events coming up soon and not so soon. The first race is the Czech International Indoor Event (6th – 7th Jan) that takes place on an ice rink in Lansroun City (see above) but doesnt take place on ice unfortunately, the track is covered in carpet. The second event to be announced is the 1/18th Indoor Off Road Nationals (13th – 15th Apr) that takes place at the RC Madness indoor dirt track in Conneticut.
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Here are the first pictures of the all new Piktor Rush 2, the French designed buggy that has been in the pipeline for quite a while now. We reported on Saturday that the car and crew had been testing in Taiwan and that it went very good, well here we have the images from that test. The car has a very unique and very low front and rear shock mounting position, a far forward mounted fuel tank and the car also uses pivot ball suspension in the front. To me it looks very nice, especially with the carbon fibre and because of the lack of large shock towers also looks very strong.
Hot shot US Racer Tyler Vik has in a surprise move, joined Kyosho and left Mugen. Tyler has raced for Mugen and O’Donnell for a number of years. He is one of the hottest prospects to come from So Cal in the last few years, at only 15 years old he has a good while to realize his potential.
ModellismoRC.net are claiming the scoop on the first pictures of the new RTR from HoBao. This car as you can see is not actually ready to run, what with it having no engine, exhaust or radio gear but of course the final sale versions will have everything included. This particular car will be raced by Joseph Quagraine in the truggy class at this months Neo Invitational race.
We reported earlier this month that multiple Spanish Champion and RB team driver Richi Gomez had signed for GS Racing from Sidorf. Well now we have trackside pictures of Richi testing his new GS buggy and truggy that he will race at next months Neo Invitational race in England.
Apparently it is a big deal that Hong Nor / Jammin are releasing this optional pivot ball suspension system, seen above, for their X1 CR buggy? Personally i drove gas circuit cars for 17 years, so for me pivot ball suspension is one of the more accepted suspension systems available, but it seems that this is not the case in off road. Our partner sites Buggy-Sport and Neo-Buggy are trembling with excitment with the news of this revelation so please satisfy them by checking out the pictures on their sites here and here.
Our partners Neo-Buggy have exclusive production shots of the M1B 1/8th scale buggy from Team Magic. This very same car appears in this months RC Driver magazine but if you haven’t had a chance to see it there then now is your chance. A number of key areas have been improved on the car before it went into production including the wing mount, fuel tank placement, chassis plate and a few other things.