Caster Racing, a company that has recently gone through a restructuring, have gotten back to the business of making RC products and announced the released of their new truggy, the K8-T. While perhaps not destined for the sharp end of the field come race day, this is still a solid effort with the company mentioning that since previous runs with the car all of the parts have been improved and modified to improve reliability and longevity.
Team Go Nads, or TGN as they are also known, have released this new ultra lightweight front bumper for the Team Losi Micro-T that has been machined from super strong cabon fibre. This great looking part is a simple add on for the front of the car and not only looks great but protects your Micro-T from damage in the event of a crash.
The 2007 European electric buggy Championships were already over a week ago and for a final return to the event, oOple have updated their great report with large galleries of photos that Jimmy took over the course of the week. The event report has now been split into daily sections with a gallery at the bottom of each section, and the main event page even has setup sheets from a lot of the top racers at the event, so be sure to check it out.
Following on rather quickly from the much hyped initial release of the Team Magic M1B, comes the follow up to that buggy, the M1B Turbo. Although no further details were given other than announcing its impending release, we believe that the ‘Turbo’ has been created to give the platform a new beginning, and to address those initial quality, durability and performance problems that has already witnessed a free update pack given to 1st generation buggy owners, and seen one of their main team drivers leave to race HoBao. More information when we get it.
Neo Buggy reports – JQ has taken victory at the Nordics – a well deserved victory; now 4 Nordic wins to his name! The start was pretty messy, Robert assumed the lead after Christoffer got taken out, and then fought a bit with Joe, who after a while dropped back. Christoffer was now last and pushing his way up. By about 10mins it was clear that Robert was really flying, his car looked real good, JQ was fighting with other drivers, while Robert was able to build a lead. Christoffer was now fighting his way up and fast, using an aggressive fuel strategy he was able to fight back. By about the 20-25min mark Robban’s lead was down and JQ was really looking strong, Robban had a few bad laps including one notable moment where a marshall literally held his car for 5secs and let about 4 drivers past giving him massive traffic. JQ capitalised and thru fuel stops began to build a serious lead. Robban fell back, and was caught and passed by Christoffer. By about 35mins, Joe was still pushing, having lapped everyone but Chris in 2nd, Linus was also pretty close to Robban in 4th & 3rd… In the end, Joseph took a great victory, followed by Christoffer close to/or a lap down, then Robban.
Neo Buggy are reporting that Finland’s Joseph Quagraine has signed with Werks Racing to run their “Race Blend” fuel during the 2007, 2008 racing season. Joseph with his recent excellent race results at the Euro’s joins HoBao Cup winner Ari Heinonen as the second Finnish based driver to join the Werks Racing team. This represents the first of several upcoming announcements as Werks Racing embarks on an aggressive growth plan in the European market.
Our partners down under, Rube Dude, have done an interview with one of Australia top young off road racers, Logan Bruecher. This very talented young driver has just won the first round of the innaugural WA Challenge Cup Series in Geraldton and he did it in a very strong and convincing manner battling it out with Haley and Weise who really put on some incredible pace.
More news from Trinity, this time its the release of their new ‘Phatt’ cooling head that we showed you a ‘spy shot‘ from last week. Machined from billet aluminum, this large cooling head is suitable for the Drake Platinum, Picco and OS .21 racing engines and is used by Adam Drake and the rest of the Trinity Nitro Team. Due to its design and construction, the cooling head works more efficiently at lowering the engine temperature compared to standard heads.