Kyosho have just announced the follow up to their ST-R truggy which was introduced in early 2006, with the announcement that this October will see the release of the new ST-RR competition truggy. The ST-RR is the culmination of a year and half of racing and rigorous R&D and the result is the most refined racing truck on the market. As the 2007 Silver State Champion, the ST-RR is poised to take it to the competition on a whole new level.
Here are some videos from the 4wd class at the European Electric buggy Championships held in Vassa, Finland in which Hupo Hönigl took the win for Tamiya. We have the 3 videos showing the all 3 A-mains, with the first final shown above and the other two parts, along with the jumping contest, below.
Our partners Rube Dude have a report from the first round of the WA Challenge Cup that was held last weekend in Geraldton, Western Australia. The event was open to both buggy and truggy classes and in the buggy class it was a win for HongNor racer Logan Bruecher who tore it up on the track to win by 2 laps ahead of Ian Haley racing the OCM, while 3rd spot went to Darren Wiese, who had lead the race for some time but dropped back later in the race. In the truggy class it was a win for 13 year old Josh Taylor who came home 2 laps ahead of runner up John Grupillo in 2nd and Jack Tompsett, a further 2 laps back, in 3rd.
K-Factory have introduced their new ZF bearing range which come in a variety of sizes and are used as a replacement for your standard kit bearings. Lightweight, these bearings help reduce rotating and static weight within your car, while their construction, combined with the very smooth rubber material used for the seals, provides your car with an almost frictionless transmission system. Less friction equals more speed.
Our partners Neo Buggy have announced that they will once more run their popular Neo indoor race, which for this year will be called the Neo08, replacing the previous Neo Invitational name. Run in association with DXR and at the same great venue as the 2006 running of the event, the Harper Adams College, Newport, Shropshire UK, the 2008 event will be run over 4 days from the 21st – 24th of March.
The 3rd edition of the Neo Race returns to the Harper Adams indoor venue for Easter 2008. After the very successful 2006 race, DXR and Neo-Buggy will once again join together to organise and run Neo08. The DXR team are known for their excellent events run at the Harper Adams venue, and pairing with Neo-Buggy we hope that this race will be the best yet. The event will be a 4 day race, using IFMAR adapted rules; 10min heats for practice and qualifying and standard Christmas tree finals. Entry limit is set at 210 drivers.
More information to come at the official site Neo08.net
CEN team driver Gene ‘The Machine’ Hickersen has been in touch and provided us with a report from the 2nd round of the RC Pro East series which was held last weekend at Lake Park in Tampa, Florida.
Drivers came down to sunny FL from as far as North Carolina to compete for the East Coat RC Pro Championship. There was around 145 entries even with a 60% chance of rain. Friday was open practice on the fast and technical layout. JR Mitch was spotted driving his Team Associated RC8 for the 1st time since the ROAR Nationals last month. I drove really bad at the Nationals, as 63rd was by far the worst I have ever done at a National race in my 21 year racing career, so I was thinking about making changes to my car to find some extra speed to get back on pace.
K Factory have announced the release of this new clutch housing series which has been made for most 1/8th scale buggies & single speed nitro cars. Named the HD, which stands for super hard, the gradeof steel used to produce these clutch housings is some of the best on the market. The design of the housing features cooling slots in the clutch bell, which not only lighten the part but help dissipate the heat and increase the lifetime of this part, and the rest of your clutch as a result.
Xray have a report on their site from the recently held Estonian Championship which were run for 1/8th buggy and truggy classes. In qualifying it was Xray driver Jaanus Kesküla that took the top qualifying spot in both classes and in the truggy final he could easily win the event, despite some technical problems late into the race, finishing in front of team mates Marek Männing and Allar Rebane in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the buggy final it was more of the same for Jaanus who ran away with the event to win from Rando Mere in 2nd and Siim Sildver in 3rd.