March 5, 2007

Yaniv Sivan wins Rd3 of Israeli League

Israeli League

Last Saturday saw the 3rd round of the Israeli League for 1/8th scale buggies held at the Sphim race track which was very well attended despite the damp conditions. Qualifying saw young Kyosho racer Yaniv Sivan come out on top with Xray racer Oren Levi close behind in 2nd whilst in the race itself Yaniv could easily take the race win ahead of Levi with another Kyosho racer Nir Sivan coming up from his 5th on the grid to take 3rd.

Source: RC Zone [rczone.co.il]


March 4, 2007

Canadian Winternationals – Qualifying

Canadian Winternationals

This weekend sees the running of the Canadian Winternationals that takes place in an indoor hall in Red Deer, Alberta. Qualifying has been completed for the event and it was Gary Guest who was leading the way in the Buggy class ahead of Chad Bradley and Ryan L. McCrery, whilst in the Truggy class the top 3 is the exact same with Guest, Bradley and McCrery in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The racing takes place today, Sunday, but due to the time difference we may not have any results for you until Monday morning.

In the meantime you can check out the top 10 for both classes here… content


March 4, 2007

Alex Calatayud wins Rd2 Social Santa Perpetua

Social Santa Perpetua

This weekend saw the 2nd round of the Santa Perpetua club championships, which happened to be very well attended due to the fact that this track will host rounds of both the Spanish and Catalunyan championships this year, and racers attending these events wanted to get some pre event track time in. The race itself was won by Xray racer Alex Calatayud ahead of 2nd place Hot Bodies racer Gerard Roig and Albert Navarro racing for HoBao in 3rd.

Source: TT Catalunya [ttcatalunya.com]


March 3, 2007

Rune Karlsen wins Rd1 of Norwegian cup

Norwegian cup

Buggy-Sport have the report from the first round of the Norwegian cup that took place under some tricky and extremely cold conditions. 54 drivers attended the event despite the heavy snow storms, that kept some of the signed up racers away, and those drivers were greeted by snow and ice on the track. After qualifying, Kyosho racer, Tom Erik Haaversen took the TQ spot followed by Viggo Andreassen and Ronny Myhre in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the main race itself it was Rune Karlsen who took the early lead and held onto it till the end to take the win while 2nd position went to pole man Tom Erik Haaversen with Anders Mehren ending the race in 3rd.

Source: Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]


March 2, 2007

LRP Shark 18 Buggy – Team version

LRP Shark 18 Buggy factory

Our Swiss friends over at RC World have some news on the new LRP Factory Team version of their great little Shark 18. We have written about the RTR version before and commented on its speed so this new factory kit version should be ballistic with all the team bits included. This limited edition version comes with anodised aluminium CVDs, front and rear anti-roll bars, aluminium shock absorbers and lots and lots of carbon which should all increase the cars durability and reduce the cars weight.

Source: RC World [rcworld.ch]


March 2, 2007

Upgrade RC 8ight T graphics

Upgrade RC 8ight T graphics

Even more stuff from Upgrade RC, in what has been a busy week for them, and this new offering is especially interesting for Team Losi 8ight truggy drivers who feel the need to customise their ride. New decal sets are available for this car and as always they look awesome, with more versions to come soon.

Source: Upgrade RC [upgrade-rc.com]


March 2, 2007

OFNA Ultra LX One RTR 1/8th buggy

OFNA Ultra LX One RTR

OFNA Racing have announced the release of their Ultra LX One RTR 1/8th scale buggy. Based on the successful Ultra series of buggies, they have improved upon that basis by making it closer to a Pro level buggy, changing to C-Hub suspension and adding 13mm shocks & Hi-down Force wing, plus they also upgraded the body styling and added true-lite dish wheels with racing tires. Available now.

Source: OFNA [ofna.com]


March 2, 2007

RB Products release new S3 motor

RB Products S3

RB Products, the French competition engine manufacturer, have announced their latest 3.5cc buggy motor, the S3. This budget engine is a 3 port motor that is perfectly suited for both club racers and beginners looking for an engine that offers great fuel economy while keeping ones budget in mind.

The latest S3 comes equipped with an 8mm composite carburator to keep operating temps and engine consistency constant. The new cylinder head stands a whopping 11 fins tall and retains the “RB” Orange colors, your competition will know whats under the hood with its laser engravings reading MSC and S3 on top. The combustion chamber is an integrated part of the cylinder head to ensure optimum performance.

Source: RB Products [rbproducts.com]