Round 5 of the Czech Masters Series was held in Prague last weekend, attracting a very competitive field of drivers. In the 2WD Buggy class it was Adam Izsay who was able to TQ all three rounds of qualifying with Max Götzl in 2nd and Antonia Kovalzski in 3rd. 4WD Buggy qualifying saw Max taking the overall TQ after coming out on top in Q1 and Q3 as Adam came in 2nd and Jiri Mara putting his car on the 3 spot on the grid. In the Truck class Max made a clean sweep in the qualifiers to take the overall TQ from Frank Hempel in 2nd and Marcel Dostál 3rd.
Schumacher have added a lightweight 1/10th stadium truck wheel to their range. The wheel is moulded from a lightweight material yet the design is super strong and thanks to 12mm hex fittings it is suitable for most of the popular 1/10th scale stadium trucks. The dimensions of the wheel allows to mount all popular 1/10th stadium truck tyres and the wheel is available in pairs and in white, neon yellow or black colour. Also available are pre-mounted sets based on white wheels and using yellow compound Stagger Rib or Mini Pin as well as silver compound Stagger Rib tyres.
MHOR RC Raceway of Aurora, Colorado played host to the 2020 Rumble In The Rockies race this past weekend, attracting nearly 240 entries. Team Associated’s Dustin Evans was the driver to beat in the 2WD Modified and 4WD Modified classes, as he took the TQs and wins in both categories. In 2WD Mod Buggy Dustin bagged the win early after coming out on top in A1 and A2 for the overall from A3 winner, Xray’s Zac Gastelum in 2nd and TLR’s Tyler Whitt in 3rd. Over in 4WD Mod Buggy it was again Dustin with wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall title. TLR’s Zeke Ballinger took A3 to cement his overall runner-up spot from Zac Gastelum in 3rd.
H2 Racing Development have introduced their new 2.5mm carbon fibre main chassis plate for the Awesomatix A800MMX touring car. Precision-machined from Japanese 2.5mm Toray Torayca T300 pure carbon fibre material the chassis is both thicker and harder than the standard kit chassis, resulting in optimised handling on medium to high-bite tracks. Also available are 2.0mm upper decks, again machined from Toray Torayca T300 pure carbon fibre material.
The 2020 Ice Breaker was held at LSR Speedway of Sacramento, California last weekend, attracting nearly 190 entries. In the premier 2WD Mod Buggy class it was Kyle Layton with the overall TQ from Ron DeVoll in 2nd. The opening A-main saw Ron walking away with the win as Antonio Counsil came in 2nd. TQ Kyle Layton had to settle for 4th place. A2 then had Kyle taking the win as Ron only finished in 3rd place and behind 3rd place qualifier, Ezra Keller. The deciding A3 then would see Ron taking the win with a lap margin on Kyle Layton in 2nd and Ezra Keller in 3rd. This would also be the overall all-Team-Associated top 3 after the triple A-mains.
The Fear Farm RC Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona played host for the first instalment of the MOD 5th Scale Championship Series of 2020. The event attracted nearly 75 entires for the 4WD and 2WD Truck and Buggy classes and in 4WD Truck Pro it was Matt Olson with the overall TQ. The 30-minute A-main event then again saw Matt up front, taking the win some two laps in front of Chris Higa in 2nd. Aaron Brown came in 3rd, some twelve seconds behind Chris.
The second round of the Lithuanian Electric Off-road Nationals was held recently and in 4WD Buggy it was Danielius Staliunas with the overall TQ after the qualifiers. A1 then saw Danielius building a gap on the field right away, however a mishap and a bent turnbuckle as a result made things interesting again. Nevertheless he brought home the win in the opening A-main. A2 was a bit of a disaster for the pole-sitter as worn-out tyres meant his buggy’s pace would drop significantly and after a few mishaps Danielius found himself dead last. He tried to fight back but over-pushed his car and after another mistake he broke his car and scored a DNF. For A3 Danielius put on a new set of tyres and with a fast and controlled pace he brought home the win and with it the overall victory from I. Vilcinskas in 2nd and L. Grigas in 3rd.
Ronald Völker took a spectacular victory at the ETS in Daun, Germany this weekend, as the Yokomo driver made advantage of his pole position to hold off two intense challenges from the second place starting Marc Rheinard. The first A Final was one of the closest races in Touring Car for many years, as Marc sat glued to the rear bumper of Ronald for the first half of the race. Marc, now racing for Tonisport following his departure from the Infinity team at the end of 2019, was using an Awesomatix chassis and showed to be evenly matched on pace with Ronald. Twice Marc managed to get his car alongside his long-time rivals, but both times, Ronald was able to fight back and narrowly hold the lead. Into the second half of the race, Ronald seemed to settle into a better rhythm and was able to open a small gap to Marc. Bruno Coelho, starting fourth on the grid for Xray, got past third place qualifier Yannic Prumper as the attention of the crows was focussed on the top two.