Fredy Andres has won round 7 of the Carioca Championships that were held last weekend in Brazil. The penultimate round of the championships Fredy won the pro buggy class driving a GS ahead of Helio Mattos with a Thunder Tiger in 2nd with Kyosho racer Ricardo Queros in 3rd. The last round of the championship takes place next week and all three classes are still wide open after 7 races.
You can view the top 3 placings from the other classes as well as some more photos here.
Buggy-Sport again have some exclusive pre production shots, this time of the new SVM Crono RS03 Truggy. We don’t know anymore about this car other than what we see in these pics but we can assume its just your usual truggy upgrade from the original and successful RS03 buggy.
The Taiwanese racer Scott Yang, driving a GS CL-1, has won the recently held GS cup in Malaysia. The rain affected race meant that the main final was not run and results were based on semi final standings which gifted Yang the win with Ah M driving a Hong Nor in second and David Lim with a Kyosho in third.
Around 70 drivers who came from Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia and Singapore attended this great events. The weather was not stable due to the raining season. Some rounds were even finished in the mud and water…
You can read the full report and view more pictures here.
Mirage Racing are reporting on their site about the first round of the Baginton MAM Nitro series in which Dez Chand TQ’d and won ahead of Martyn Coley and Matt Brook in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Dez Chand, RRCi Editor, was giving the SS its first track test for the upcoming magazine review. The Hellfire SS was absolutely kit standard out of the box with the HPI K4.6 Engine and Dirt Bonz tyres. This package proved flawless on the Astroturf surface and provided amazing consistency by allowing Dez to be the fastest in the wet/damp/dry conditions.
Carlton over at the RC Pro series dropped us a mail to give us a heads up about the new regulations for the Electric Off road classes for their Winter series. The new rulings declare that LiPo are essentially allowed for all classes but Stock, which is cool, and whilst in the Brushless Truck Class and 1/18 Open there are no limitations in MAH, in the Mod 4wd, Mod Truck and Mod Buggy there is a cap of 4300 MAH on the cells used.
After being outlawed by ROAR it’s good to see a major race series adapt a sensible non alarmist ruling and allow the opportunity for anyone who wants to run LiPo’s to be able to do so by running in modified class.
You can read the rule changes after the jump… content
More news from Pro-Line, this time they have announced their Crime Fighter tire, suitable for truggies and monster trucks. Extensively tested by their team riders, these new tires resist expansion thanks to inner ribbing and are more responsive thanks to a less pronounced sidewall but we’ll let Pro-Line tell you more…
Pro-Line is happy to report that the new MTR version of tire is more responsive due to its less pronounced sidewall and has an inner ribbing on the inner diameter of the tire and an inner ribbing on the sidewall of the tire; thus reducing the amount of tire expansion under acceleration and reducing the amount of sidewall flex while cornering.
OK, this is the last report from last weekends RC Pro Finals off road race that took place in Illinois, i promise. Just a quick post to say that the complete results have bee posted on the official Pro Series site so go check them out. Also check out the track in the image above, amazing setting.