The 2nd round of the Spanish 1/10th electric Buggy Nationals took place last weekend at the Coslada track near Madrid. In the 2wd class it was top 1/8th scale buggy racer Borja Hernandez that took the win driving his Losi XXX CR ahead of fellow Losi racer Alberto Garcia in 2nd while 3rd place belonged to Alberto Cano. In the 4wd class Alberto Garcia was once again in form, taking the win from JConcepts racer Enrique Fucinos in 2nd with 3rd falling to 2wd winner Hernandez.
The third round of the British 1/10th 200mm Nationals took place last weekend at the fast flowing Halifax track and while Saturday saw only wet weather practise, for Sunday it was dry with the grip soming up, but only on the racing line. Spanish EFRA GP winner Darren Johnson took TQ running the new Team Magic G4+, just ahead of Serpent racer Mark Green with Chris Slater in 3rd. At the start of the main final everyone got away clean but Green had to pit early for an engine adjustment which left Darren leading closely followed by Mark Gilliland. Unfortunately Mark Gilliland had problems at his first fuel stop, so that put him down the order. Whilst the others had their troubles, Darren had a clean race which gave the Team Magic G4+ a debut win at the BRCA Nats, closely followed by Mark Green with young and impressive Kyle Branson in 3rd.
Werks Racing have introduced the newest addition to its ‘Team Line’ of engines, the TL21B3-Pro utilizes an improved case design featuring additional stiffening ribs around the sleeve area to control heat expansion, while a new long stroke design, coupled with a race proven 3-port design, provides the perfect blend of strong torque and aggressive top end. The B3-Pro features much of the same factory machining normally only found in higher priced hand modified engines which includes extensive casework improving the primary boost port as well as the transfer ports. Fuel flow is further improved on the sleeve by machined teardropping of the transfer ports as well as a series of crankshaft alterations and combustion chamber changes that include a new fluted crankshaft with revised timing.
Making it 2 in a row, Yokomo racer Chris Grainger has won the 2nd round of the BRCA Modified Nationals that were held last weekend at the Aldershot track. In qualifying, Chris had set the TQ time followed closely by HB team mates, World Champion Andy Moore in 2nd and Olly Jefferies in 3rd, a close battle that would continue into the first leg as the top three battled for the lead, with Chris, Andy and Olly all taking turns to lead the frantic first leg. A mistake by Olly dropped him back leaving Chris to chase Andy but despite his best efforts Chris had to give best to Andy in leg one. Leg two resulted in a win for Chris and combined with his FTD gave him the overall victory, with Andy in 2nd and Olly 3rd. This result consolidates Chris’s lead in the Championship as the season heads to Halifax for round 3.
Click here for the final modified results and Stock report… content
Team Losi have released the RTR version of their popular 8ight Truggy, which comes complete with the Spektrum DX2.0 radio system.
Starting with the same innovative ultra-narrow chassis and drivetrain layout as the 8IGHT-T Race Roller, the 8IGHT-T RTR packs power and handling superior to the competition right out of the box. Losiâ€™s 427 Big Block engine and tuned exhaust come pre-installed, along with the premium SpektrumÂ® crystal-free DX2.0 radio system for unmatched control. The centrally mounted motor, oversized shocks, thick aluminum chassis, and numerous other ingenious features yield both performance and durability.
Serpent have announced the release of their latest Mega motor, which is the first Mega buggy engine to be released that uses the Novarossi based Massimo Fantini made engine. The Mega MF21 OFR 5P 3.5cc engine is a top of the line buggy engine which as the name suggests has a 5 port liner and also features a lightened and hard coated crankshaft with a large turbo scoop. The motor itself uses a non turbo plug, has a large cooling head and the front bearing uses a rubber seal to prevent dirt getting into the motor from behind the flywheel.
Last weekend in Belgium at the BBTTC club, hosts of the recent EFRA GP, the second round of the 1/8 TT Belgian National Championships was run in changing conditions. We dont have qualifying results but the race was won by Losi 8ight racer Guy De Weerd, with round 1 winner Raphael Robert racing for HoBao in second while the 3rd place went to Xray racer Cedric Nickell.
Last weekend saw the Pro Line Nitro Max Challenge take place at the Dirt race park in California and was attended by all the major teams making this a very competitive event. The event attracted over 180 entrants and so it was a busy weekend of racing and after qualifying the TQ racers were Losi racer Adam Drake in 1/10th truck, HoBao racer Jeremy Kortz in truggy and Adam Drake once again in buggy.
The buggy main saw some close racing but was an unlucky event for The Drake who came home 4th, with Team Associated driver Ryan Cavalieri taking a big win for the new RC8 ahead of Kyosho racer Cody King in 2nd with Jammin racer Chad Bradley in 3rd, the top 3 drivers all on the same lap. The truggy main saw a closer battle up front, but once again the pole sitter didn’t fair well, finishing down in 12th, while Billy Fischer took the win ahead of Philip Atondo in a close 2nd with another 3rd position for Chad Bradley. The 1/10th Truck saw a win for pole man Adam Drake who kept it together to take the win for Losi ahead of the Associated pairing of Ryan Cavalieri and Ryan Maifield who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.