Philip over at Neo-Buggy has written a nice piece concerning the future of the O’Donnell buggy after development driver and long time sponsored O’Donnell racer Jared Tebo switched to a Jammin X1 buggy at this weekends RC Pro finals and with it, went on to take TQ and the win. The O’Donnell buggy seems to have been flattered by Tebo’s skills, even so the pairing hadn’t won anything together, and then to be competitive straight away with the X1 goes to prove how uncompetitive the O’Donnell buggy actually must be.
Announced in January with huge hype of 2005’s man of the year Jared Tebo being the only driver; things looked good. However as we have all read, seen and experienced its all gone a bit off the rails…
As we reported yesterday, Jared Tebo, in a last minute move decided to switch to a Jammin X1 buggy just before the qualifying at the high stakes RC Pro final being held in Illinois. Well, not only did he TQ the event with his new ride but also went on to win the event too.
In the truggy class that saw a close battle beween eventual TQ Chad Bradley and Taylor James, it was Taylor who took the win after Chad dropped out with a clutch bell bearing failure.
Jared Tebo (old pic) has made the very last minute decision to switch over to the Jammin X1 buggy at this weekends RC Pro finals, being held in Rockford Illinois, and go on to take TQ in the Pro Buggy class at the event.
Jared Tebo picked-up Taylor’s Jammin X-1 back-up buggy to run in the R/C Pro finals. I quess Tebo, not being in the winners circle the last year, opt for the best buggy for the job. Tebo literally threw the car together just prior to qualifying and set the best combined times to take TQ honors. Taylor qualified third, Matt Gosch qualifies fifth, and Chad Bradley also getting in the A final.
In the Pro Truggy class it was Chad Bradley to took the top qualifying spot ahead of Futaba Nitro Challenge winner Taylor James. With both drivers winning 2 qualifiers each, Chad took it by having the fastest 3rd time.
Neo-Buggy is reporting that 2 time Spanish national off road champion and this years Indoor Holland event winner Ricardo Gomez has left Sidorf for GS Racing. Gomez, who also left Novarossi this year for French company RB Products will make his GS debut at the Neo Invitational in December and will race in the buggy, and for the first time, truggy classes.
After recently reporting on the Sirio Kanai Evo 3 STI I was made aware of the logo being used by the Italian engine manufacturer Star Motor to display that a motor has been factory modified or as they like to reference it, ‘Sirio Technology Impact’ (STI). This logo as you can see above on the right is a carbon copy of the logo on the left created by world famous Japanese tuning firm ‘Subaru Tecnica International’ (STI) that is famous for tuning Imprezas and other Subaru’s including the World Rally cars. This is a blatant copy of the Japanese company’s logo and an even more blatant attempt by Star Motor to change it slightly to avoid infringing on their trademark.
Slovakian manufacturer Xray have a report up online regarding there win in the Russian off road nationals. Russian racer Malyshko Dmitriy won the final round of the championship, held in Moscow, to take the overall win in the championship.
Team Losi have officially released their new 1/8th scale truggy to the eagerly awaiting masses of off road nuts enthusiasts. Based on the recently released, and already successful, 8ight buggy, this chassis has had the standard buggy to truggy conversion; longer wheelbase, longer chassis, longer wishbones etc. With the truggy class blowing up all across the globe and considering this cars pedigree on dirt we’re sure that the 8ight truggy will be at the sharp end of the grid come race day.
Created with passion and perfected by obsession, the 8IGHT-T will redefine Truggy racing with what might be called an unfair advantage. The 8IGHT-T Race Roller is the first competition-level, performance-built truggy based on Team Losi’s ground-breaking 4WD nitro platform.
You can check out the Team Losi 8ight truggy here.
Schumacher Racing are set to enter the 1/8th scale off road tyre market with their new Spiral and Mini Pin tyres. The Northampton, UK, based company has set mid November as the launch date for the tyres only and December for the pre mounted versions.
Based on our extensive competition racing knowledge we have designed two new tyres, the ‘Schumacher Spiral’ and the more traditional ‘Schumacher Min Pin’ these will each be available in Yellow and Silver compounds to suit a wide variety of surfaces such as grass, dirt and astro.