October 24, 2006

Gary Guest wins Mapston Memorial

Gary Guest

The well connected team over at Neo-Buggy.net have this event totally covered so best leave it to them to explain how it panned out:

The 1/8 Buggy class was the most competitive and largest class with almost 90 entries. Gary Guest took home TQ honours by posting the fastest overall time of the event and then when on to take the win, piloting his Jammin X1-CR FTE across the line first.

1. TQ Gary Guest – Jammin / Picco
2. Marcus Anzivino – Kyosho / Nova Rossi
3. Rick McCrery – Jammin / Picco

Read the full report right here.

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

October 24, 2006

2006 French off road Champions crowned

French Champions 2006

The FVRC (French Federation) have presented the 2006 Electric off road champions with their winners trophy’s. In the 2wd modified class it was Arnaud Collet who took home the title, in 4wd modified class Vincent Heligoin won and finally in the truck class it was Alain Canova who emerged victorious at the end of the season.

Round by round results and final overall championship standings can be found on the site of the FVRC, here.

Source: Petit RC [petitrc.com]

October 24, 2006

Serpent does Swiss double

Serpent Switzerland

Another report from Serpent, this time announcing their victory in the Swiss 1/8th Expert championship, winning with Markus Geisendorf. Traugott Schär took the win in the 1/10th scale class, with Beat Wälti taking the runner up spot in the 1/8th Amateur class.

Traugott Schär secured the 1:10 title last month with his Mega ZX-12 DSII powered 720 and not to be outdone experienced international racer Markus Geisendorf followed this up by winning the 1:8 crown driving a 960.  Markus also used Mega engines during his successful campaign.

Read the full report here.

Source: Serpent [mytsn.com]

October 24, 2006

Bergonzoni new R1 buggy


Bergonzoni have shown the first pics of their new R1 1/8th scale buggy on their website. Masters of all things in the off road world, Buggy-Sport.info are claiming that “..the dust caps, hides something new”. Lets see if they are right, you can check it out for yourself in the following pictures.

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October 24, 2006

Jon Hazlewood UK Vice-Champion 2006

Jon Hazlewood

Xray are carrying a report on their site from their team driver Jon Hazlewood that outlines in detail his super busy and successful 2006 off road race season. Its a good read that outlines the ups and downs of a top RC racer.

The world’s was a good event for me. I managed to qualify into the semi’s. I won my side and made it into the main final. | was very happy to achieve this. Unfortunately my motor eat half the track and stopped working, ending my final. I was still very pleased with the result. Making the main at a Worlds is so hard.

You can read the full report from Jon here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

October 24, 2006

Nicolas Decamps wins Belgian off road Nationals

Nicolas Decamps

Nicolas Decamps has won the Belgian off road gas Nationals at the last round of the championship in Bouffioux with 4th position in the race enough to give him the title. 2nd in the championship went to Guy de Werd who could only manage fifth in the race with third in the championship going to Raphael Robert who took a fine 2nd position in the final race.

View the full event gallery here.
Full results from the final round can be found here.
Final Belgian Championship standings can be found here.

Source: Automodelisme.com [automodelisme.com]

October 24, 2006

John Sotiropoulos wins last round of Greek Nats

Greek Nationals Final

Serpent have a report on their site on the final round of the 1/10th Greek Nationals held last weekend at the Arena Circuit which saw John Sotiropoulos take the win.

Sotiropoulos’ Mega MF1 powered Serpent secured the TQ position and made light work of the opposition in the 30 minute final winning by a comfortable 2 lap margin from Mugen driver Kostas Sidiropoulos.

Read the full report here.

Source: Serpent [mytsn.com]

October 23, 2006

Trinity Platinum Series .095 engine

Trinity Platinum .095

Trinity have just released the Platinum .095 engine for their Vulcan and other similar 1/16th off road chassis’. This engine has been specially designed for this scale and Trinity is claiming that it is the fastest in its class.

The “Drake Platinum series .095 engine was designed especially for the new generation micro nitro cars and trucks. Reliability, ease to start and tune were just as important in the design criteria as was flat out speed. Simply scaling a . 12-sized engine down does not produce the type of performance required by the nitro newbie as well as the seasoned veteran.

The engine is available in a standard version and a “Draked” version, which has been tweaked and blueprinted by Adam Drake himself.

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