January 26, 2007

Picco release new .28 Truggy motor

Picco release new .28 Truggy motor

Picco Micromotori, the famous Italian engine manufacturer has released their latest .28 truggy motor for this ever more competitive class. This new engine features a rather Ninjaesque cooling head which is supposed to aid performance and inside the engine has 5 ports and 2 booster ports and the crankshaft is scooped making this one serious motor to put into your truggy.

You can check out more pictures of the engine here.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]


January 24, 2007

oOple builds the Tamiya TRF 501X

Tamiya TRF 501X by oOple

Red RC isnt the build and review type of site, we like to just carry product and racing news and other interesting bits but we always make an exception for when oOple does a build and review article, they are the absolute best you can get. This time round Jimmy has built the all new Tamiya TRF 501X and as usual he has gone into all the fine details and pictured everything along the way and then compared it to other similar cars on the market, not only all that but he has thrown in an interview with team driver Hubert Hönigl too.

Just check it out here and while your there check out the TrakPower 4900mah LiPo review too.

Source: oOple [oople.com]


January 24, 2007

Taylor Peterson wins US Indoor Gas Champs

US Indoor Gas Champs

Taylor Peterson showed he was the class of the field by winning both the buggy and truggy class at last weekend US Indoor Gas Champs. Held in one of the largest indoor arenas in Utah, the Kyosho racer easily won the buggy final by 2 laps ahead of 2nd place finisher and TQ man Gary Guest with Ronnie Gardner finishing 3rd. In the truggy class it was a bit closer but Peterson still had an 11 second buffer over 2nd place Gary Guest with Ryan McCrery 2 laps further back in 3rd.

You can view the full results here.

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


January 23, 2007

Jason Ashton joins Sidorf

Jason Ashton joins Sidorf

Neo Buggy are reporting that 2004 ROAR National 1/8th scale off road Champion has signed to race for Spanish manufacturer Sidorf. Jason was in Spain last week testing the car and to sign a 2 year deal to race and promote the Sidorf brand in the USA, where it is still a relative unknown.

Source: Neo Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


January 23, 2007

Kazuya Tanaka wins Japan Off-Road Car Cup

Kazuya Tanaka

RB Products are reporting on the recent Japan Off-Road Car Cup that was held on the demanding and dusty Saitama circuit. Top drivers were present including Yuichi Kanai, Kenji Osaka as well as last years Japanese Nationals top qualifier Kazuya Tanaka. After qualifying it was current Japanese National champion Kenji Osaka who took the TQ ahead of Tanaka but in the race Tanaka was able to run away with the race amazingly only having to stop twice for fuel in the 30 minute race.

You can read the full report here.

Source: RB Products [rbproducts.com]


January 22, 2007

Adam Drake all the way at the Midwest Nitro Champs

Adam Drake

Adam Drake has dominated on dirt once more, this time at the annual Midwest Nitro Champs held last weekend in Ohio at the CRCRC indoor facility. Having dominated in qualifying, ‘The Drake’ went an to win all 3 classes giving him yet another clean sweep. There was a lot of tough competition at the event but they were just pushed to one side as the Adam Drake steam roller continued.

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January 21, 2007

Billy Fischer wins Dirt Champs in Missouri

Billy Fischer wins Dirt Champs in Missouri

Team Losi racers Billy Fischer and Chad Lundahl have dominated the racing at last weekends Dirt Champs held at the North Missouri RC Raceway. This Midwest race attracted 150 entries and it was Billy Fischer who TQ’d 2wd and Truck Modified whilst team mate Chad Lundahl TQ’d 4wd modified giving Team Losi a complete block out in qualifying. In the race it was Fischer all the way, winning all 3 classes backed up by Lundahl who took 2nd position in all classes giving Team Losi the clean sweep.

Source: RC Car [rc-car.com]


January 21, 2007

MLC 21 B7 Evo Buggy motor

MLC 21 B7 Evo Buggy motor

Lamberto Collari has released a new buggy motor under his MLC product line. Made by Novarossi, his current engine sponsor, the 7 times World Champion has then done some hand work to the engine, given it his distinctive orange anodised head and then added a huge price tag to it.

You can check out the specs and view more pics of the motor here.

Source: MLC [mlcollari.com] via Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]