March 8, 2007

King and Lutz sign with Sirio and KO Propo

King and Lutz

We are going to run with the Kyosho press release as it tells you everything you need to know about whats going on this cool promo photo.

Kyosho America factory drivers Cody King and Ryan Lutz have signed with Sirio and KO Propo for the 2007 racing season. Both drivers will be running the new Sirio Evo III STI off-road engine in the buggy and truggy classes, and using the latest KO Propo EX-10 Helios C2 Limited Edition radio system. The power of the Sirio engine and precision of the KO Helios C2 means both drivers will have top-quality support equipment, virtually eliminating concerns about reliable control, consistent performance and maximum horsepower, which gives them more time find the fastest line around the racetrack. It’s World Champion hardware for the next generation of champions!

Source: Kyosho America [kyoshoamerica.com]


March 8, 2007

Roga fuel confirms Gomez and Batlle

Roga fuel confirms Gomez and Batlle

Roga Fuels have announced that they have signed top Spanish racers Richi Gomez and Robert Batlle for 2 years to use their fuels. The two drivers, who both recently signed to use AXE Rossi engines, will use the companies latest RACE mixture that uses specialist production processes to ensure exceptional performance and lubrication.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]


March 7, 2007

HPI Baja buggy goes 120 miles through the Desert

HPI Baja buggy

Big scale isnt really our thing at Red RC, but what HPI Racing has done with their big scale Baja 5B, thoroughly deserves a mention. They drove the buggy continuously, apart from 6 fuel stops, 120 miles through desert roads while the driver who was controlling the Baja followed closely in a specially prepared off road vehicle, that itself was driven by a professional desert racer.

With only six stops to fuel the Baja, the car and its team made the historic journey in less than 6 hours of running time! This meant an average of nearly 22 mph for the Baja! Not fast enough to beat the best Barstow-to-Vegas race time, but certainly fast enough to make it the roughest, toughest off-road RC car in the world!

Source: HPI [hpieurope.com]


March 7, 2007

Laro D4 Pro Special Parts

Laro D4 Pro Special Parts

Mantua Models, makers of the Laro D4, have released these new grey anodised 7075 aluminum optional parts for the D4 Pro 1/8th scale buggy. Available seperately, or even better, you can buy them in a set, which consists of all 7 pieces and will cost you 89 euros and do everything you would expect pieces like this to do such as add a bit of strength along with a bit of bling.

Check out some more images of the parts in place here… content


March 7, 2007

Leon McIntosh wins Rd1 of RC Pro Series East

Leon McIntosh

Leon McIntosh has won the first round of the RC Pro Series East held at the Badlands track in Myrtle Beach, SC. Leon driving and Xray XB8 managed to take the TQ spot, despite limited practice running, to qualify ahead of Losi pairing of Travis Dupree in 2nd and Jason Smith in 3rd. In the race Gene Hickerson managed to get the holeshot and pulled ahead, only to run into mechanical problems at the halfway point, leaving Travis and Leon to take over at the top. Dupree then himself ran into difficulties which dropped him back and allowed Leon to take the lead and go on to take the win ahead of Kyosho racer Robin Nelson in 2nd and Xray racer Chris Crews in 3rd.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


March 5, 2007

Piktor Rush 2 clutch system

Piktor Rush 2 clutch system

Introducing the original clutch system from the Piktor Rush 2 1/8th scale buggy. Continuing in Piktors aspirational way of telling us about their products they start by informing us how the best clutch to have is the one you forget, without worrying about it and the need for too much maintenance. It must also engage early enough to make the car easy to control, but also give maximum punch to propel you forward yet it must also slip a little bit to make it possible for the engines to breathe. The new clutch system in the Rush 2 does all this and more…apparently.

Source: Piktor [piktor.fr]


March 5, 2007

Borja Hernandez signs for Pro Line

Borja Hernandez

Top Spanish off road racer Borja Hernandez has agreed a deal to use Pro Line tires on his Mugen buggy and truggy for this season. Borja who recently finished 4th at the Neo Invitational race held in the UK last December had up until this point run for GRP.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neobuggy.net] Image: oOple [oople.com]


March 5, 2007

French EP Off road Nationals Lique 10 Rd1

French EP Off road Nationals Lique 10 - Rd1

Just a quick post to tell you that last weekend saw the start of the new outdoor season for electric off road in France with the Ligue 10 championships getting underway at the Pegase Racing-club. In the 2wd open class it was Olivier Demontfuma that took the round 1 victory ahead of Manu Moncada with José Fonda finishing in 3rd. In the 4wd class the race went to Ansellem Xavier with 2nd and 3rd placings going to Cedric Avaro and Fabrice Lassale respectively.

You can check out the full report (in French) and plenty of pictures here.

Source: Petit RC [petitrc.com]