January 31, 2007

Team Magic issue spares pack for M1B owners

Team Magic M1B

Team Magics much hyped M1B appears to be having a few quality issues, with the Taiwanese manufacturer having to issue a rather large spares pack free to all first batch M1B owners. The problem with the car isn’t exactly clear but judging by the amount of things in the free kit, it would appear to be a lot of small things, one of which appears to be the radical new fuel tank. Some of parts might not be necessary replacements but more a nice gift to make you forget about your problems and create a good vibe with the customers, either way its a nice gesture and good PR.

Click more to see what will come in the free package… content

January 30, 2007

Team Orion CRF Wasp .21 circuit coming soon

CRF Wasp .21

After Team Orion released the images of their new .21 CRF Wasp off road motor last week it was only a matter of time before they made a circuit version available too. Today we have found information that confirms that the eagerly awaited .21 circuit and also the .28 Truggy motor will be made available soon.

21 On-Road
The Wasp Rev .21 On-Road is the ideal power plant for your 1:8 scale on-Road vehicle. never before has engine technology provided so much power while still retaining maximum fuel efficiency. The power to blast by the competiions on the long straights and out of the turns is now here Wasp REV, it delivers!
28 Truggy
The Wasp Rev .28 Truggy, Oh yeah it’s time has come and the power of CRF REV is here! Truggies are quickly becoming a class to be reckoned with at tracks and neighborhoods all over the world. Whether your trying to pass the field over the triple or out roost your buddies the Wasp REV is your key to unlocking all the potential in your vehicle.

Expect more information to be made available this week at the toy fair in Germany including the announcement of a .15 and .18 version of the CRF Wasp motor too.

January 30, 2007

Jerome Sartel rejoins Crono

Jerome Sartel rejoins Crono

Top French buggy racer Jerome Sartel has joined Crono after a short spell running with Team Losi at the end of last year and before that running for Hong Nor. Jerome has reached a deal with the Italian manufacturer to race with the them for the 2007 season using the new Crono RS buggy that will be released at this weeks toy fair in Germany.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]

January 30, 2007

Xray to release EC edition of XB8

Xray release EC edition of XB8

Xray are very busy at the moment, making product and driver announcements. The latest bit of news to come from the guys in Slovakia is that they will be releasing an EC edition of their 1/8th scale EC winning buggy, the XB8. Details are slim about whether it is a limited edition kit or their 2007 version of the XB8, probably the latter, but i’m sure we will know more after the Nurnberg toy fair which takes place this week.

The XRAY Development Team continued its development and improvement of the XB8, bringing forth in 2007 the improved and optimized XB8 – the European Champion edition.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

January 30, 2007

Travis ‘Peanut’ Amezcua joins Novarossi

Travis Amezcua joins Novarossi

2006 ROAR Nationals TQ and Team Losi team driver, Travis ‘Peanut’ Amezcua, has signed for Novarossi engines for 2007. Travis had previously run with Sirio up until now and ran with his new Italian power plants at last weekends Losi Winter Champs finishing on the podium in both the buggy and truggy classes.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]

January 29, 2007

Team Losi Nitro Off-Road Winterchamps

Adam Drake Losi Winter Champs

Last weekend saw the Team Losi Nitro Off road Winterchamps held at the Hurricane RC Club and until now, information has been annoyingly difficult to get hold off. The racing saw Adam Drake continue his winning streak taking the Factory Gas Truck class and the Truggy class but the main news from the event was that The Drake didnt win buggy, a slip up on the last lap saw Mike Truhe take the win.

The innaugural running of Team Losi’s new nitro nats saw some sticky weather, changing track conditions and lots of intense racing action. Team Losi was in force (of course), and the CEN crew made it to the show as well as other notables including Axial’s Paul Coleman, Associated racer JR Mitch, J Concepts hero Jason Ruona, and Kyosho’s Ryan Eckert.

You can see the top results from the main classes here… content

January 29, 2007

Yuichi Kanai wins first Chinese buggy race of 2007

Yuichi Kanai

Former World Champion Yuichi Kanai, driving his Sirio powered Kyosho has won the first buggy race of the year in China held in Shenzhen. Racing with 90 other racers from across Asia, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, Kanai could easily claim the pole position. In the final, Kanai could pull away, finishing 2 laps ahead of second placed racer Sam Poom, driving a Nanda NRB-3 with Nattom Soorapanthu rounding off the podium bringing it home in 3rd driving a Losi 8ight.

You can view the full results and more pictures here.

Source: RC Tech [rctech.net]

January 29, 2007

Sidorf to release XR engine range

Sidorf XR engines

Spanish 1/8th scale buggy manufacturer Sidorf is to release a new engine range this year called the XR range. The first motor to be released will be the GP7T, which is a 7 port designed for serious pace off road. More information to follow.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]