November 14, 2007

Team Associated RC8RS “Race Spec” RTR

Team Associated RC8RS “Race Spec” RTR

Team Associated have released information on the RC8RS “Race Spec” RTR, which has been based on the Factory Team RC8, making for the only 1/8 buggy with the high performance qualities that can live up to Team Associated’s toughest standards. The RC8RS is a winner right out of the box and is pure Associated, having been designed for the highest level of performance and off-road fun, with more suspension travel than any other buggy in its class. Designed to take all of the punishment and abuse that a competitive 1/8th scale buggy will face, but to meet those challenges without breaking a sweat, in a convenient ready-to-run package.

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November 13, 2007

SIIM PGR engine range

SIIM PGR engine range

We have been contacted by SIIM Racing in Spain to announce the upcoming release of their new engine range called SIIM PGR. The Spanish brand will release 3 engine types, a SIIM PGR S12T for 1/10th touring, a SIIM PGR S21P for 1/8th on road and finally a SIIM PGR S21B for 1/8th buggy. These new engines have been tested for a long period of time to ensure the performance and quality are up to today’s high standards needed to rise the top at international races. Manufactured in Italy in collaboration with a prestigious engine builder, the SIIM PGR engine family will establish a new reference in the international market. Its high performance, durability and design will not go unnoticed for the expert audicences. Photos to follow.

Source: SIIM [siimengines.com]


November 13, 2007

HB Lightning Stadium 2 Pro

 HB Lightning Stadium 2 Pro

Hot Bodies have released a new version of their popular Lightning Stadium 2 Pro truggy, coming pre assembled without radio gear or engine. With this 1/8th scale stadium truck, you can get all the latest racing truggy features in an updated and fresh package. The pre-assembled chassis is completely ready for your high-powered big-block racing engine and radio gear, so you can get off the workbench and out to the track fast.

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November 13, 2007

Lee Martin wins Rd2 CML Winter Champs

Lee Martin wins Rd2 CML Nitro Winter Champs

CML are reporting on the 2nd round of the Nitro Winter Championships that were run in wet conditions over the weekend, proving the advantage of running on astroturf. In qualifying it was Team Associated’s new star Elliott Boots who drove his RB powered RC8 to pole postition with a time some 5 seconds quicker than the field with Hobao driver Dave Bailey took his RB powered Hyper 8.5 to 2nd with Simon Willetts in 3rd. In the main final Elliott got away from pole poistion well but it was clear that the set up change he made was not suited to the conditions and he was fighting to keep the car in check. From mid grid Lee Martin had cut through the field with his RC8 and was soon challenging Elliott. Lee’s set up was obviously better and soon he was past and building a big lead. Lee maintained a fantastic pace right to the flag and easily won in front of Simon Willetts in 2nd and a strong finishing Jon Howells with his Picco powered Hyper 8.5 in 3rd.

Source: CML [cmldistribution.co.uk]


November 13, 2007

Gačar Zdenko wins Rd4 Slovenian TT Nats

Gačar Zdenko wins Rd4 Slovenian TT Nats

Last weekend saw the 4th and final round of the Slovenian National Championships run in Jesenice, Hrušica, held for both 1/8th and 1/6th buggy. Weather on race day was wery cold with air temperature between 2 – 4 degrees and the track had a little surface water which turned into mud as the day went on, making it very difficult to drive the cars quickly. The 1/8th scale race saw a win for Laro racer Gačar Zdenk, 2 laps in front of Mugen driver Sašo Matijek in 2nd, while 3rd spot saw a close battle between Robert Škalec and Nejc Drole, with the Xray driver Škalec eventually taking the final podium position. In the 1/6th scale race it was a win for Danilo Mlekuž, closely followed by Robert Makovec in 2nd, with a huge gap back to 3rd place raer Ivan Turk.

Source: Skalec Racing Team [users.triera.net/kiselrob]


November 13, 2007

Atsushi Hara wins JMRCA Gas Buggy Nats

Atsushi Hara wins JMRCA Gas Buggy Nats

Former World Champion Touring car racer Atsushi Hara has won last weekends Japanese 1/8th scale gas buggy Nationals held in Chiba, close to Tokyo. The event had been affected by rain with Saturday’s running being cancelled and the results after Friday’s 2 rounds of qualifying being used, which gave Hara the TQ spot with his heavily modified HB Lightning 2 Pro. In the final no one could touch Hara and despite loosing the lead on lap 2, he was able to regain the lead 5 laps later and pull out a lead of 2 laps by the end of the hour, winning from 2nd placed Yuuichi Ajishi driving a Mugen and Takeshi Shinomiya taking 3rd with his Losi 8ight.

Source: HPI Japan [hpiracing.co.jp]


November 12, 2007

Robitronic Air filter & After Run oil

Robitronic Air filter & After Run oil

Robitronic have released a number of engine maintenance parts in the form of new air filter foams, air filter oil and after run oil. First up are these turbo double air filters, which are perfectly cut and are used with high-quality oil that protect your engine from dangerous dust particles. The air filter sets are available in 2 formats of 6 pieces with 45ml Air Filter oil, or 12 pieces with 90ml Air Filter oil. Also available seperately is the high quality air filter oil, which thanks to its colour allows you to see the saturation when applied. Finally, Robitronic have released some After Run oil that comes in both 45ml and 90ml and when put into the engine helps prevent the engine internals from rusting when not being used between races.

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November 12, 2007

Hickerson takes RC Pro Florida Series Finals

 Hickerson takes RC Pro Florida Series Finals

We have received word that CEN Racing team driver Gene ‘The Machine’ Hickerson has done it again taking yet another win, this time at the 2007 RC Pro Florida Nitro off road Series Finals. Hickerson won the Machine’s R/C Hobbies Expert Buggy A-Final from Mugen racer Jeff Keeton, while in third it was Sean Kersten racing for Kyosho.

Full report to follow here soon.