March 22, 2007

WRD2 carbon brake discs

WRD2 carbon brake discs

According to importers TKO Competition Development, Wright Racing Design & Development (WRD2) has been developing these carbon discs for over a year. They are meant to provide better stopping power and modulation without fade and the discs are backed by a 100% replacement guarantee direct from WRD2.

Source: TKO Comp Dev []

March 22, 2007

Martin Bayer wins Czech Off-Road Challenge 2007

Czech Off-Road Challenge 2007

Xray have a big report on their site from last weekends Czech Off-Road Challenge 2007 that was held alongside a large toy fair in Brno. The 90 drivers present were greeted with a large multi surface track with a good micture of corners and importantly the hall was well ventilated and heated. Xray driver Martin Bayer managed to claim the top qualifying spot ahead of 2nd placed Martin Pater with Michael Bok in 3rd, both drivers also racing Xray. In the race itself Martin Bayer managed to pull away, despite some pressure from behind, and could win with ease followed home by Oliver Simon who was gifted the position after Michal Bok had engine troubles which allowed Simon to finish 2nd and Martin Pater to move up into the final podium spot.

Read the full report here.

Source: Xray []

March 21, 2007

Upgrade RC, Joker theme

Upgrade RC Joker theme

Yeh i know, even more stuff from Upgrade RC, but this time ill keep it short and just inform you that the masters of customization have released this Joker themed decal kit thats suitable for truggies.

Source: Upgrade RC []

March 21, 2007

Josh Pain dominates the New Zealand Nats

New Zealand Nats

More JConcepts news, this time is to report that the BJ4 has won the 4wd class at the recently run New Zealand Nationals at the hands of Josh Pain, who also won the 2wd Nationals too. Josh’s 1st place BJ4 was not alone, 6 other BJ4’s were in the A-final with 4 finishing in the top 5. Josh Pain, Michael Harlow, Ben Panic and Andrew Molkenton finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively. Josh reported that the track was extremely rough and loamy and the BJ4 just sucked it all up in stride.

Source: JConcepts []

March 21, 2007

JConcepts tires impress on debut

JConcepts tires

The debut for the all new JConcepts off road tires took place at last months Nitro Challenge and on its debut race they took the win in the hands of top off road racer Ryan Maifield. In the hotly contested 45 minute A-main event, Maifield made it a debut to remember by winning the Pro Gas Truck class A-main with his Associated GT2 running on JConcepts “Double Dees” tires in Sticky Green Compound. In 1/8th scale buggy, Maifield also blitzed the track in Round 2 of qualifying with his Associated RC8 by laying down a TQ run using the 1/8th scale version of the “Double Dees”.

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March 21, 2007

Fioroni parts for the Sidorf

Fioroni parts for the Sidorf

A while back we wrote about top US driver Jason Ashton making the surprise move to Spanish manufacturer Sidorf to race their S-1 buggy. Well Jason is doing pretty well with the car Stateside and recently he showed his car off sporting some new Fioroni made aluminium optionals that include shock towers, uprights, shock bodies and more. The parts look good, especially the anodised / machined look, but no word was given on the release date of these parts, but we have learned that the Sidorf that will be released in the US will be called the M-5, but its unclear whether this is a new car or just a new name.

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March 19, 2007

Cavalieri and Maifield dominate Cactus Classic

Cavalieri and Maifield

As in qualifying, the racing at this years Cactus Classic was dominated by the Team Associated pairing of Ryan Cavalieri and Ryan Maifield, between them picking up all the big trophies in the modified classes. In the 4wd buggy mod class it was Cavalieri who took the win despite a disastrous 1st main where he only finished 9th allowing Masami Hirosaka to take the round win, but Ryan was able to pull it back together to take the wins in the final 2 mains to take the overall win, with Yokomo racer Hirosaka ending up in 2nd, with Maifield in 3rd. In 2wd mod, the Ryans were reversed with Maifield taking the win despite a seemingly more consistent run by Cavalieri, but wins count and Maifield took 2 and with it the overall win ahead of Cavalieri in 2nd and Team Losi driver Jesse Robbers in 3rd. In Truck mod the top 4 from 2wd mod were repeated with Maifield taking the win ahead of 2nd placed Cavalieri with Jesse Robbers in 3rd and Jared Tebo, as he finished in 2wd buggy mod, in 4th.

UPDATE: Added Team Orion Press release. Hit more for the full info.

View the final Triple A-Main results here… content

March 18, 2007

Scott Hughes Video Biography


Above is a great video biography of top US racer, 2007 Silver State Champ and World Championship finalist, Mugen racer Scott Hughes. This video is a produced in association with the US Pro Cup and the Dirt Racing and gives a great insight into the life of this top driver who also works for Pro Line, in their Marketing department.