Trevor Clement has won the RC Pro Arizona Series, claiming more podium finishes than any other driver on his way to the crown. Racing in the Arena truck class, Clement used a Kyosho ST-R truggy to drive his way to his successes in a series which enjoyed some serious competition from top factory drivers leading up to the running of The Dirt Nitro Challenge that was held 2 weeks ago. In the sportsman buggy class it was Paul Yaun, piloting a 777 SP2, that took the overall title and in doing so won a 777 ST-R donated by Kyosho America.
Our partners Neo Buggy have written an introduction to the US Pro Cup which is a five race series that covers the 5 major professional attended races of the year including the “The Nitro Challenge”, the “Silver State”, the “ROAR Gas Nationals” (buggy and truggy), along with two, as of yet, unconfirmed major races. Mike Truhe now leads the series in both the Pro buggy and Pro truggy thanks to his double win and TQ in the buggy class at the Nitro Challenge race.
To find out more about this series and the full current standings go here.
Just before the Nurnberg toy fair in February, we brought you the first pictures of the new P8.0R from Motonica. Well now thanks to our site sponsor, The Border, we now have the full set of studio images for this rather attractive car as well as the new 4wd Base and Classic cars, the latter which you have already seen on this site. If you like what you see, the P8.0R can be pre ordered by clicking here, with the car expect to be in stock by the end of march with the Classic one month later.
We are going to run with the Kyosho press release as it tells you everything you need to know about whats going on this cool promo photo.
Kyosho America factory drivers Cody King and Ryan Lutz have signed with Sirio and KO Propo for the 2007 racing season. Both drivers will be running the new Sirio Evo III STI off-road engine in the buggy and truggy classes, and using the latest KO Propo EX-10 Helios C2 Limited Edition radio system. The power of the Sirio engine and precision of the KO Helios C2 means both drivers will have top-quality support equipment, virtually eliminating concerns about reliable control, consistent performance and maximum horsepower, which gives them more time find the fastest line around the racetrack. It’s World Champion hardware for the next generation of champions!
Serpent are reporting on their site on the 6th round of the FORGASS Florida State Series that was held last weekend at the Kissimmee track. In the 1/8th scale class it was Serpent Development Driver Scotty Gray that took the top honours in the race leading home 2nd placed racer, and team mate, Paolo Morganti with Philip Abed ending the day in 3rd. In the 1/0th scale Sedan class it was Winternats finalist Danny Horta, driving a Serpent 720, that won the race, a lap up on second placed team mate DJ Apolaro with Mugen racer Art Carbonnell rounding off the podium in 3rd.
Japanese company Riemon Speed Works are showing a shaft drive car on their site that they hint at being an Xray shaft conversion. Its a very nicely made car if it is a conversion but i cant really see the Xray in this particular car, apart perhaps from the front bumper mount which looks familiar. Whatever it is, we have pictures of it and you can check them out below.
Roga Fuels have announced that they have signed top Spanish racers Richi Gomez and Robert Batlle for 2 years to use their fuels. The two drivers, who both recently signed to use AXE Rossi engines, will use the companies latest RACE mixture that uses specialist production processes to ensure exceptional performance and lubrication.
Atomic RC have shown CAD images of their soon to be released blue anodised, and sweetly machined, aluminium cooling heat sink for the Mini-Z AWD. Mounted to the car the scoop sticks out the side of the chassis and channels air to the motor and electronics, keeping it all nice and cool, and because the whole thing is aluminium the heat will be easily dissipated too.