Last weekend saw Americas best Off-road drivers come together for the 2007 ROAR Nationals run at ARCOR Raceway in Albuquerque NM. At the end of qualifying it was Associated team driver Ryan Cavalieri that took the TQ in 2wd Mod while in Modified Truck it was Mike Truhe that took the top spot and in 4wd Mod it was Jared Tebo who claimed the pole position spot. In the 2wd final it was Cavalieri who went on to win both the first two A-Mains, taking the overall, leaving Mike Truhe to come home in 2nd and Billy Fischer in 3rd. In Truck Modified it was again Cavalieri that took the win in dominating fashion beating out Mike Truhe to 2nd and Jared Tebo in 3rd. In the 4wd Mod class it was a closer battle with the final result coming down to the third A main with Cavalieri needing a win to beat Jared Tebo but once again Team Orion racer Cavalieri came through to take the race win and with it the class win to complete the modified hatrick, Jared Tebo ran home 2nd overall with Mike Truhe in 3rd.
JConcepts have released their latest Illuzion body, this time for the Losi 8ight T truggy which features a stadium truck style that combines hard edge racing lines with a front hood scoop. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged or for that aggressive look, while the rear of the body has been designed for extra bed durability. The body has been made from heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate and comes complete with window masks and protective film.
Last weekend saw the 3rd round of the BRCA Electric Nationals take place at both Halifax and Southend for Modified/27T and 19T respectively. In Halifax the wet weather meant that the first 2 rounds of qualifying took place on a damp track but the track dried up for the 3rd round and it was National round 2 winner Chris Grainger, racing for Yokomo, that placed his car on the pole position spot with Associated racer Craig Drescher in 2nd. In the final it was Grainger all the way, taking the 2 final wins to take the overall round win ahead of Craig Drescher in 2nd while Hot Bodies driver Olly Jeffries finished in 3rd. In the 27T class it was Schumacher racer Lee Price that took the top honours with Adrian Bidewell in 2nd and Andrew Twigger in 3rd.
Over in Southend at the 19T class Nationals it was Mark Fuller that took the win ahead of round 1 and 2 winner Chris Kerswell, who took the pole position, but ended the event in 2nd, while Richard Thorpe claimed 3rd.
Serpent are reporting on their site on the 2nd round of the Austrian Nationals that was run last weekend at the Kematen track, near Innsbruck. In the 1/8th scale class it was a win for Serpent racer Daniel Tomaschko who placed ahead of Manuel Gremlica in 2nd and Michael Selner in 3rd. In the 1/10th scale class, it was a win for Mugen racer Hupo Hönigl with Serpent driver Gerhard Kandelhart in 2nd and in 3rd was Xray racer Manuel Singer.
The 3rd round of the Belgian 1/10th 200mm Nationals was held last weekend in Houthalen, and as we already know young Maxim Claes won the Class 2 race at this event, but now we can tell you how the Class 1 racers faired. Qualifying saw top French National runner, and round 1 winner, Sebastian Wartelle racing a Kyosho claim the pole position for this race and in the man final he was once again the man to beat, winning the race and leading home a Kyosho clean sweep of the podium with team mates Jerome Renaux and Maarten Kempeneers finishing in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
We received a report from the 2nd round of the Great Lakes Championship series for off road which was held last weekend under very hot conditions at Sammys Speedway in London, Ontario, Canada. Attracting 140 competitors over 3 classes, GLORCS is a Canadian Racing series that is in its 3rd season running organized racing in Canada and this year the series includes 7 races which include stops at tracks in New York State, Ontario and Quebec.
So we have shown you already a lot of great RC Mag videos from this years Kyosho Masters but we still have one more race to show you and thats the truggy final in which World Champion Mark Pavidis took the win. The first part is above and you can see the other 2 parts below.