September 26, 2007

Trinity Alu 8ight Rear Hub Carriers

Trinity Aluminum 8ight Rear Hub Carriers

Trinity have releasd this pair of aluminium rear hub carriers for the Team Losi 8ight and 8ight-T. Extensively tested by Losi drivers, especially Adam Drake, these anodised hubs are a much stronger alternative to the standard parts and are a simple direct replacement. Available soon.

Source: Trinity [teamtrinity.com]


September 26, 2007

HoBao Hyper 8.5 PRO UK Racing Buggy

HoBao Hyper 8.5 PRO UK Racing Buggy

CML Distribution in the UK have introduced the new Hyper 8.5 Pro UK competition 1/8th scale buggy. This new special version brings the European Championship winning Hyper 8.5 together with additional optional set-up accessories all inside one box. This version is centred around the UK’s mix of grass, dirt, astro style tracks that all differ considerably from those around the world. The optional FR2 chassis is standard with an additional 2mm extra length at both the front and rear for improved handling, jumping and general driveabilty. Larger, big bore shocks result in more constant and less oil changes during hard long finals. All 5 optional roll-bars are included, along with CNC aluminium suspension arm holders, servo horn, engine/chassis brace, lightweight wheel hubs and wheel dust proof nuts.

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September 26, 2007

IFMAR EP Off Road Worlds – photos

IFMAR EP Off Road Worlds - photos

Our mate Jimmy ‘The Kaiser’ over at oOple has done a marathon photo upload from his recent trip to Japan for the IFMAR EP Off road World Championships. As you would expect the photographs are top notch and capture perfectly the atmosphere and action from the event. There are many, and like the coverage they are seperated by date, so head over to their Worlds Coverage page and select the day you want to see photographs from, the pictures are at the bottom of each page.

Source: oOple [oople.com]


September 25, 2007

Ron Maya wins Victorian State Title

Ron Maya wins Victorian State Title

Xray are reporting on their site from the Truggy and MT Victorian State title race that was held from the 13th to the 16th of September at Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. Qualifying saw Xray XT8 driver Ronald Maya take the TQ spot with three 1st place finishes in the rain affected qualifying sessions and after the semi finals it was again Maya who ended up in front to take pole position for the 45 minute final. The race starterd badly for Maya, losing his front body clips at the start, he wasnt able to replace them until his first pitstop and this lost him a lot of time to John Grupillo who had managed to get a lap up on the field early on. At the half way mark however Grupillo ran out of fuel to bring Maya back into contention and when his car flamed out again Ronald could take the lead and with it the win, Grupillo coming home in 2nd and John Bateman in 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


September 25, 2007

Tom Yardy joins Hot Bodies

Tom Yardy joins Hot Bodies

Mirage Racing have announced that top UK electric off road racer Tom Yardy has joined Hot Bodies for the new season and teams up with Tony Truman, Adam Skelding and other new signee Phil Sleigh. All 4 drivers will be using Nosram Matrix Evolution Speed Controls and Phil, Adam and Tom will be using the latest Nosram Storm Evolution Brushless Motors, Nosram Big Mama VTEC cells and Nosram Gemini Receivers. All the drivers will also be using the brand new GRP Conespike 10th Buggy tyres to provide the best traction available. This is what Tom had to say about joining the team:

I am delighted to join the HB team, they are a very professional and successful company who have proven themselves on a national and international scale. Early testing has shown the D4 to be very very quick and I look forward to further testing and competing with the car next season.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]


September 25, 2007

Steffan Culmsee wins Danish Nationals

Steffan Culmsee wins Danish Nationals

CEN Racing have contacted us to let us know that their team driver Steffan Culmsee has just won the 2007 Danish National Championships, having won the 7th and final round of the Championships held last weekend in Bjæverskov. Neo Buggy reports that the title fight went down to the wire between Steffen and former Danish Champion Peter Harder racing for Xray. In the final Culmsee could win easily after Harder had a crash, damaging his cars shock absorber, gifting the win and the title to the CEN driver with Peter having to settle for 2nd while another CEN racer Rune Gustavsson claimed 3rd.

Source: CEN [cenracing.com] / Neo Buggy [neobuggy.net]


September 25, 2007

Spanish Nationals – Final round video

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We have embedded a video from the final round of the Spanish 1/8th scale National Championships that was run 2 weekends ago at the Circuito de Orihuela. The event was won by GS driver Richi Gomez and confirmed European Champion Robert Batlle as the 2007 Spanish National Champion. The video shows the full race, all 45 minutes of it, so if you are planning on watching be sure grab yourself some popcorn and a drink first.


September 24, 2007

Graham Alsop wins Xray Challenge UK

Graham Alsop wins Xray Challenge UK

CML are reporting on last weekends Xray Challenge that was held at the Clanfield track, the same track that will host next weekends final round of the Truggy Nats. Due to this fact, the race was well attended with drivers trying to gain some advantage and extra track time before this weeks race. Jon Hazelwood took the TQ spot with his Xray XT8 ahead of HoBao racer Graham Alsop right behind in 2nd. In the main final Graham got in front at the start and with Jon running into some radio issues, this gifted Graham an easy cruise to the flag.

Source: CML [cmldistribution.co.uk]