August 28, 2007

Danish Off-Road Nationals Rd6

Danish Off-Road Nationals Rd6

The 6th round of the Danish 1/10th scale electric buggy Nationals took place last weekend at the multi surfaced Tinglev track. Lars Alex won the 2WD class after a close battle with Christer Rasmussen who ended up in 2nd and Rene Jespersen who put himself into 3rd spot after a great performance in the 2nd and 3rd final. Lars Alex is the current championship leader with 159 points followed by Christer Rasmussen in 2nd with 156 points and Bo Dissing lies in 3rd with 149 points. In the 4WD class Kim Nielsen and championship leader Ulrich Rasmussen had a very good battle going from the very beginning of the race, Ulrich who put his Kyosho on pole postion won all three finals followed closely by Losi driver Kim Nielsen in 2nd and Palle Hornum in 3rd. Ulrich Rasmussen leads the championship with 159 points, 2 point ahead of Kim Nielsen in 2nd with Palle Hornum 8 points further back. In the Stock class it was again Alexander Breiner in the fast lane with his Kyosho, he took the win followed home by Jesper Rasmussen in 2nd and Dennis Hansen in 3rd. Before the final race in Odense on the 8th and 9th September it’s Alexander and Jesper both on 159 points and their result in Odense will decide who will be Stock Champion 2007.

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August 28, 2007

Factory Team 18B Alu Upgrade Kit

Factory Team 18B Alu Upgrade Kit

Just officially announced by Team Associated is this Team Billet Aluminum Upgrade Kit for the companies 18B. The kit includes four threaded aluminum shock bodies, dogbones, shock towers, suspension arms, caster blocks, steering blocks, rear hub carriers, wheel nuts, and motor mount. All parts are machined out of tough 6061-T6 aluminum and are blue anodized for a great look.

Source: Team Associated [rc10.com]


August 27, 2007

Guschl wins German 1/8th TT Nat Rd1

Guschl wins German 1/8th TT Nat Rd1

Last weekend saw the first round of the German National Championship for 1/8th scale buggies held at the Schietschmieter track in Bistensee. The event attracted the cream of the German off road scene and in qualifying it was Daniel Reckward that claimed the top qualifier spot ahead of Patrick Feschtschenko in 2nd and Andreas Bartels in 3rd. The Semi finals over and it was Sönke Matz that would start the final from pole position with Andreas Bartels starting from 2nd and Reckward from 3rd. With the race underway it was Bartels who was the first retirement before 10 minutes with pole man Matz retiring from the race after 20 minutes with differential problems. Reckward also had troubles with his engine which dropped him out of contention which all allowed Phillip Guschl to take the win ahead of Patrick Feschtschenko in 2nd and Dario Vita rounding out the podium in 3rd.

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August 25, 2007

Advantage Racing buggy tires

Advantage Racing buggy tires

Neo Buggy are reporting that Advantage Racing have released a new range of 1/8th scale buggy tires. Sold in a variety of different patterns, all the tires are available in soft and super soft compounds, with a hard compound coming later in the year. All tires come with foam insert.

Source: Neo Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


August 25, 2007

Darren Bloomfield wins UK RallyX Rd5

Darren Bloomfield wins UK RallyX Rd5

The 5th round of the BRCA 1/8th scale buggy Nationals was held last weekend at the Frankley track, once again under wet conditions. In qualifying it was truggy pro round 3 winner, and HoBao runner, Graham Alsop that took the TQ spot in front of Hong Nor racer Simon Willetts in 2nd while David Crompton driving another HoBao ended his qualifying in 3rd. At the start of the main final Graham Alsop and Simon Willets got away from the chasing group of Jamie Booth, John Hazelwood and round 4 winner Neil Cragg. After an unfortunate stop and go penalty for Simon Willets which took him out of the fight for the lead, Neil Cragg and Bloomfield were up front racing for the win. By the last fuel stop Darren had a 10 second lead from Neil who was pushing hard, but he couldnt catch him and thats how it ended, the battle for third was hard fought between Alsop and Booth both pushing like crazy but Graham held on to round out the top 3.

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August 25, 2007

Lopukhin wins Russian Off-road Nationals

Lopukhin wins Russian Off-road Nationals

Xray have a report on their site from the 2007 Russian Off-road Nationals held recently in Moscow. In qualifying it was Xray driver Artem Lopukhin that took the TQ spot ahead of Mikhail Diachenko in 2nd and Robert Karlinjsh in 3rd. The 45 minute final saw Lopukhin carry forward his great form from qualifying to take the win in front of team mate Iliay Korobkov in 2nd with Robert Karlinjsh ending the race in 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


August 24, 2007

RC Pro Nitro Offroad Finals

RC Pro Nitro Offroad Finals

We received a release from the RC Pro Series regarding their Nitro Offroad Finals which will be held once again on the same week as the last 4 years, November 6th-10th. It will be in Alvarado, Texas on Hwy 67 just 3 miles east of Hwy 35W – 25 miles south of Ft. Worth and 45 miles SW of DFW airport. Yes it will be an indoor rodeo arena! It seats 2500 spectators and has plenty of room for pits. There are RV hookups with electrical and water but no sewer. These are extra charge but there is a paved parking area for those who want to use generators intstead. Both areas are just outside the main entrance for the pits. There will be concessions at the arena and on days we are open to the general public there will be a cantina.

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August 24, 2007

Upgrade RC HoBao Torch Graphics

Upgrade RC HoBao Torch Graphics

Upgrade RC have released some more new products, the first of which is the addition of the HoBao Hyper 8 body to the list of supported graphics kits for the recently released Torch design. Also new from the customization specailists these retro wheel dots, which you can see above which add a neat old school look and are available in 5 different colours.

Source: Upgrade RC [upgrade-rc.com]