Last weekend saw the 2007 Spanish National Championship ,for 1/8th scale off road, get underway with over 100 racers taking to the track in Lebrija. Richi Gomez claimed the top starting position followed by Borja Hernandez and Antonio Gomez Salmeron in 2nd and 3rd respectively but in the main race it was a quick exit for Axe Rossi racer Richi Gomez, who was out after only 4 laps, which left the front group battle it out for the top spot. Gomez Salmeron who had dropped back to 7th at the start managed to keep a consistently quick pace throughout the race and eventually took the lead from Mugen racer Daniel Vega on the 44th lap of the race and never looked back to take the win for HoBao. Vega managed to bring it home in 2nd position, only 12 seconds back, while Kyosho racer Adrien Perez Mayoral finished 3rd, just over 10 seconds back on Vega.
Yaniv Sivan has once again shown that he is the man to beat in the Israeli League as round 4 of the series took place at the Hot Wheels racing club this weekend. The main event was a tough race for round 3 winner Yaniv, with the Kyosho driver having a race long battle with Golan Levy and Idan Kizel which ended when Yaniv was eventually able to take the lead and shortly after Idan had to retire due to an engine problem. This meant that Yaniv could cruise to the win, finishing ahead of 2nd place Xray racer Yosi Steren with Nir Sivan finishing in 3rd with another Kyosho.
French Crono racer and pole position holder Jerome Sartel has won the EFRA GP being run by the BBTTC near Bouffioulx, in Belgium this weekend. Sartel was on the pace all weekend, topping practice and qualifying times and in the race was unstoppable, setting the fastest lap on his way to winning the event by 2 laps. Runner up at the event was Raphael Robert, the Belgian driver finishing in 2nd spot, 1 lap up on eventual 3rd place racer Stephane Deroch of France.
This weekend sees another EFRA sanctioned event, this time for 1/8th scale buggy, and it is being run by the BBTTC near Bouffioulx, in Belgium. The event has attracted an entry of 48 drivers from around Europe and on the difficult track it was French Crono driver, Jerome Sartel, who has claimed the top qualifying spot for tomorrows main event. The second qualifying spot went to Christoffer Svennson from Sweden, driving for Kyosho, with another French driver, Stephane Deroch, qualifying in 3rd.
Yesterday we wrote about the South American Championships that were held near Santiago Chile last weekend that was won by Argentinian Mugen driver Adrian Castro, and today we have some videos from that hour long A-main race. These videos have been produced and uploaded by Pato Concha, who himself finished 3rd in the A-final, and they have been split into 5 videos from the main final with the first part showing above and the other 4 parts showing below.
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Axial Racing have announced the release of their 28RR Spec 1 Engine that is suitable for truggies and monster trucks. The 28RR is designed to rev higher while still maintaining superior levels of torque and the rather nice cooling head helps to lower center of gravity as well as increase cooling capacity.
The 28RR Spec 1 is a .28 cubic inch big block engine featuring a machined cast aluminum heat-sink head for extra cooling, dual bushing aluminum connecting rod, true ABC chrome sleeve construction for durability, and a three needle 9.0mm slide carburetor (including 8.0 & 8.5mm optional venturiâ€™s) with a composite body for better performance at higher temperatures. The carburetor features a factory re-set line on the high speed needle, and flush needles making re-setting, to baseline factory specifications, quick and easy.
Former French National champion Frederic Pain has joined Atomic Carbon to drive the S4 in this years French national series. Frederic, who was the French National champion in 2003 and 2004 and runner up last year, will be part of the French off road team that will be racing at the World Championships that takes place in Japan later this year.
Just a quick word to say that HPI Japan have announced that the long awaited Hot Bodies Cyclone D4 4wd buggy will be shipping in April, so expect to see in your local hobby shop or online store in the next couple of weeks. As well as announcing the cars release HPI Japan have also shipped some optionals for the D4 like a 1.2mm anti-roll bar instead of the kit 1.4mm, a high downforce wing and a front one-way axle.