We reported yesterday on the buggy result from the the long running Hank Perry 240, which is in its 21st year and is one of the largest races in the Northwest. Now Kyosho have been in contact to let us know that their team driver Taylor Peterson qualified third in truggy with his long wheelbase Kyosho ST-R, but quickly ran to the front and checked out, lapping the while field for a decisive win, Peterson also TQ’ed and won the 1/10 truck gas truck class. Kyosho team driver Marcus “Neuspeed” Anzivino TQ’ed and won 2WD mod buggy with an Ultima RB5 and took 3rd in 1/8 buggy with his Inferno 777 WC Edition.
Kyosho have once more been in contact to let us know that their team driver Cody King has won the 1/8 Buggy class at round 2 of the JBRL Nitro Series held at the Thunder Alley race track in Southern California. King’s Sirio-powered Inferno 777 WC was one of four Kyosho cars in the final – three powered by Sirio engines. King took top honors in the buggy class, with Kyosho cars taking three of the top four positions. Kyosho team driver Ryan Lutz dominated the 1/8 Truck class again, wheeling his Sirio-powered Kyosho ST-R to a second consecutive TQ and win in this series. This gives Lutz a perfect 104 points and a commanding lead with only 2 rounds in the books.
Our partners Neo Buggy have a report from the Hank Perry 240 one of America’s longest running races, which has been drawing competitors since 1986. The event reached its 21st year and has been held at the Spokane R/C Club’s beautiful facilty in Spokane, Washington since conception. With over 300 entries the race drew competitors from all over the Pacific Northwest, and some racers from Canada, to battle it out for the championship. The 1/8 Buggy class saw a wire to wire battle which eventually ended with Gary Guest piloting his Jammin X1-CR FTE to the win and finishing a close second was Jammin driver Ryan McCrery, with Kyosho factory driver Marcus Anzovino coming in third.
Kyosho America were in touch to let us know that their team driver Ben Ellis captured the win in both the 2WD and 4WD modified classes at the Indy 50, held over the Memorial Day weekend in Indianapolis. Ellis qualified 2nd in 2WD modified with his new Ultima RB5 and TQ’ed the 4WD class with the Lazer ZX-5. In the finals, however, Ellis was half a second faster per lap than the rest of the field with his Ultima, which secured the victory in a growing list of wins for the new Ultima. Ellis also captured top honors in the 4WD main.
Xray are reporting on their site from last weekends CEN Nitro Invasion that took place at the Hobbies Xtreme Raceway in Bossier City, LA. The event was open to buggy and truggy and featured some realy hot competition from around the country. In the buggy class it was Jason Branham that took the TQ spot driving his Xray XB8EC and he went on to lead the 45 minute Pro Buggy final from start to finish, beating CEN racer Andrew Smolnick who came home 2nd. In the truggy class is was much the same, with Branham putting his XT8 on pole, and despite a crash at the start of the final could regain the lead, and take the win by 5 laps at the end of 45 minutes.
Hong Nor have released this new in-line, EFRA approved, 3 chamber tuned pipe which provides high torque while offering a wide range of RPM. Manufactured with high quality polished aluminum and then chrome anodised, this pipe should look new forever while the new design “Billet Stinger” means that you should never smash the stinger end again. Pipe includes 2 exhaust seals, springs, and a 4mm setscrew and is suitable for almost all buggies and monster trucks.
CEN Racing have contacted us to let us know that top Venezuelan racer Daniel Ferreira has joined their team. Daniel has established himself as one of the fastest drivers in South America with 3rd in the Venezuelan Championships for 4 consecutive years (2003-2006) and 2nd place in the 2007 South American Championship. Receiving the Matrix C-1 Factory Race Edition the night before the race, and with only 1 hour of practice, Daniel still managed to finish in 3rd position in his first big race representing CEN Racing in South America.
Last weekend saw the 3rd round of the BRCA 1/8th off road championship held at Holbeach which was a one off in that it is a two day event and is run to the EFRA christmas tree finals system. Unfortunately the terrible weather that was forecast arrived and so the qualifying sessions were cut from 5 rounds to 3 and were run in very wet conditions.
Round 1 saw HoBao returnee Dave Bailey take the win followed by Nats round 1 winner Neil Cragg and HoBao new boy David Crompton, thes guys were followed by Graham Alsop and Paul Bradby completing a CML/RB engine lock out of the top 5.
Round 2 saw Neil stretch the legs of the Associated RC8 and take the round quite comfortably from Jon Hazelwood and David Crompton. In round 3 the track was shortened slighty to remove the dirt corner that had become dangerous for the marshalls. In this round Neil obliterated the opposition and raced to a time that nobody could get within a second a lap of, Paul Bradby took second in round but 7 seconds behind the rampant RC8 and the next driver was Adrian Svensson who was 10 seconds adrift.This left the top 5 with Neil Cragg, Jon Hazelwood, David Crompton, Dave Bailey and Paul Bradby.
The weather had not improved the following morning and with half the pitting area under water the decision was taken to cancel the finals and take the results from qualifying.