September 17, 2007

Fioroni Option Power Motors

Fioroni Option Power Motors

Italian after market parts maker Fioroni has announced the release of two new 3.5cc buggy engines. Sold under the Option Power brand, these new motors look to be made by Picco, feature 3 port liners, ABC construction and come included with a previously released optional buggy cooling head as standard. The 2 versions differ in that the blue headed version bolts straight into a competition buggy and would utilize a starter box while the black headed version comes complete with a pull start attachment. Available now.

Source: Fioroni [fioroni.com]


September 17, 2007

Jon Hazlewood wins UK RallyX Rd7

Jon Hazlewood wins UK RallyX Rd7

The 7th and final round of the 2007 BRCA 1/8th Off Road series was held last weekend at the fantastic Slough track. With the series already decided in favour of Neil Cragg who was away at the 1/10 worlds in Japan the interest surrounded the fight for 2nd in the championship and and the final qualifying places for next years Worlds, which officially go down to 3rd. With 4 drivers in the hunt for 2nd the competition was fierce. It was Jon Hazelwood who came out blocks fastest with TQ in round 1. Jon then proceeded to take rounds 2 and 3 to stamp his authority over the qualifying sessions. After the 3 rounds the Hobao pair of Graham Alsop and David Crompton took 2nd and 3rd respectively. The final saw a very close battle in the early stages between Jon, David and Tommy Chung, all swapping the lead until about the 5 minute mark when Jon started to make a break which he built to about 10 seconds, a gap that he maintained for the rest of the race back to David with Elliot Boots and Graham Alsop in a battle for 3rd. This was how it stayed with Jon taking the win from Dave and Elliot.

Source: CML [cmldistribution.co.uk]


September 17, 2007

Gomez takes Rd4 of Spanish TT Nats

Gomez takes Rd4 of Spanish TT Nats

The 4th and final round of the Spanish 1/8th scale Gas off road Nationals was held last weekend at the tricky circuito de Orihuela. The championship title was all but wrapped up in the previous round in favour of the current European Champion Robert Batlle but the runner up spot was still up for grabs so the competition was still strong. After a wet start to the event, qualifying saw top qualifier go to Mugen racer Borja Hernandez with Antonio J. Gomez in 2nd and Robert Batlle in 3rd while after the semis it was Hernandez who would claim pole position, with Vega lining up 2nd and Antonio J. Gomez in 3rd. For the main event it was GS racer Richi Gomez however that came out on top taking the win by less than 10 seconds in front of Daniel Vega for Mugen in 2nd with Batlle in 3rd for Hobao. With Batlle as the Champion, 2nd spot in the championship went to Daniel Vega with Antonio J. Gomez claiming 3rd.

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September 17, 2007

Academy GV2 2WD Buggy shots

Academy GV2 2WD Buggy shots

We have shown you the CAD images of the new MRC Academy CV2 2wd buggy as well as showing you the first production shots from last week and today here are the studio photos of the chassis which have been floating around the internet the last few days. The car looks good, well made and strong and a capable contender at big races we’re sure.

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September 16, 2007

Wayne Mah wins Canadian CORCS Nats

Wayne Mah wins Canadian CORCS Nationals

Xray are reporting on their site from the CORCS National finals that were run at the VMAR track in British Columbia, Canada. With the track tearing up badly the qualifying runs were best in the first round and this placed Xray driver Mah on 3rd for the final. In the race the track continued to get rougher and setup changes by Mah meant that he could challenge for the lead and go on to head the field from the 2nd half of the race, winning from Mike Crazy and Tom Waggoner in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


September 16, 2007

Danish Off-Road Nationals Rd7

Danish Off-Road Nationals Rd7

The 7th and last round of the Danish DRCMU 1/10 Off-Road championship, was held recently at the Odense RC Minirace multi surface track which is a tight and technical track. This last race is very important because it gives double points, and so a victory which normally gives 40 points counts for 80 points and because of this the event was very well attended and positions were hard fought.

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September 16, 2007

Jared Tebo is 4wd World Champion

Jared Tebo is 4wd World Champion

Following on from yesterdays qualifying for the 4wd class at this years EP buggy World Championships in Japan, todays final round of qualifying saw Hirosaka move up into 3rd overall and the 2nd Serpent Prototype buggy of Joern Neumann managing to take its place in the final, joining team mate Billy Easton, lining up 7th and 8th and Joern becoming the only European in the main event. In the finals it was Jared Tebo from the pole position spot that dominated the event with his Associated B44 to take two final wins and with it the World Title, he sat out the 3rd final. The 2nd spot was left to be battled out between Ryan Maifield and Ryan Cavalieri with Maifield managing to get the runner up spot ahead of his team mate, giving the all new B44 a complete podium lock out.

Read the full report over at our site partners oOple here.

Source: oOple [oople.com]


September 15, 2007

Jared Tebo is 4wd EP Worlds TQ

Jared Tebo is 4wd EP Worlds TQ

Our mate Jimmy over at oOple is doing his usual magic as he reports live on this years Electric Buggy World Championships that are held in Japan this week. As we already have seen, it was Hayato Matsuzaki that took the title in 2wd and now the 4wd guys have their turn to fight for a title of their own. Qualifying is over for the day and it was an all American / Japanese lock out of the main final placings with the US and Team Associated placing drivers in the first 3 spots with Jared Tebo on pole position, Ryan Maifield in 2nd and Ryan Cavalieri in 3rd all driving the new B44. Racing legend Hirosaka is in 4th, the first of the Japanese, and also worth noting is Billy Easton in 7th racing the new Serpent buggy prototype.

Check out the full results, reports and images over at oOple and be sure to support his sponsors who are making this coverage possible.

Source: oOple [oople.com]