February 17, 2020

Serpent adjustable GT clutch set

Serpent have announced the release of their new SRX8GT clutch set. Using knowledge learnt from their heritage in 1/8th IC Track racing, a single adjustable centre spring eliminates the need for having multiple styles of springs in different specifications at hand, whilst ensuring great durability and reliability. In addition and to change the engagement point, simply add or reduce the pre-tension using the adjusting nut. Included in the kit is an ultra lightweight vented aluminium clutch bell including quality NSK bearings.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


February 17, 2020

Rasmussen TQs & wins at Danish On-road Champs Rd4

Round 4 of the Danish Electric On-road Championship was hosted by the Birkerød Radio Control Club this past weekend, attracting nearly 80 entries. In the Formula class, that sees an increase in popularity again, it was Jesper Rasmussen with the overall TQ from Ole Strandlyst in 2nd. In the triple A-mains Jesper again excelled and following wins in all three legs he brought home the overall from Kim Nielsen in 2nd and Ole Strandlyst in 3rd.

Image: Jesper Rasmussen


February 17, 2020

Cole Tollard doubles at 2020 Motorama

The 2020 Motorama event took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this past weekend, attracting some of the fastest 1/8th off-road and dirt oval racers of the region. On the 1/8th dirt track it was Cole Tollard with the overall TQs in Expert Buggy and Expert and Cole would also bring home the overall victories in both categories, with 1-2-1 finishes in the triple 5-minute Expert Buggy A-mains while he wrapped up the Expert Truggy win already after the second A-main, allowing him to sit out A3. In Expert Buggy Ethan MacKanick And Paul Cicarello would round out the top 3 result while in Expert Truggy it was Adam Johnson and Anthony Mazzara who would round out the top 3.

Image: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


February 16, 2020

Karri Salmela wins at FinTrack Tour Rd3

Round 3 of the FinTrack Tour was held in Äänekoski, Finland this past weekend. The event saw the running of Touring Modified, Touring Pro Stock and Touring Stock classes and in Touring Modified, that attracted over 30 entries alone, it was Karri Salmela (Awesomatix) with the overall TQ from Pekko Iivonen (Schumacher) in 2nd. The triple A-mains then saw a clean sweep of Karri, who took wins in all three A-mains for the overall from Georgy Chmigal (Awesomatix) in 2nd. Pekko Iivonen came in 3rd to round out the top 3 from Kalle Lehto 4th and Kim Elfström in 5th.

Image: Karri Salmela


February 16, 2020

Lefebvre & Hooks win at Thornhill Championship Series

The second round of the 2020 Thornhill Championship Series was held at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas this past weekend, attracting nearly 130 entries. In the Expert Nitro Buggy class it was Xray’s Ethan Lefebvre with the overall TQ and he also came out on top in the 25-minute A-main event, leaving behind 5th place qualifier, Tekno RC’s Tyler Hooks in 2nd some 16 seconds back, while Quincy Hughes (HB Racing) came in 3rd, already a lap down as Sean Gallagher (HB Racing) and Spencer Harrison (Xray) completed the top 5 results.

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February 16, 2020

Alex Bernadzik wins at King Of The Valley 2020

The Maitland Off-Road Radio Controlled Car Club of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia hosted the King Of The Valley 2020 this past weekend in Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy and 1/8th E-Buggy classes. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Kyle McBride with a clean sweep in the qualifiers for the overall TQ from Alex Bernadzik in 2nd. The 40-minute A-main saw Kyle and Alex battle it out in the opening stages with the two swapping the lead several times until Kyle suffered a DNF at about half-way point that allowed Alex (Team Associated) to take the lead and ultimately also the race win with a 4-lap margin from Jarred King (Xray) in 2nd while Ari Bakla (Xray) came in 3rd, another lap down.

Image: Alex Bernadzik


February 16, 2020

SWorkz S35-4E 1/8th E-buggy – Coming soon

Following a teaser for their forthcoming new S35-4 nitro buggy, SWorkz now also announce the soon release of their S35-4E 1/8th scale electric buggy kit. The latest incarnation of the company’s popular S35E platform is awaited to carry many of the S35-4’s improvements with full details being awaited to surface very soon.

Source: SWorkz [sworkz.com]