February 17, 2020

David Todd Nieto wins at Spanish B Buggy Champs Rd1

The opening round of the Spanish Nitro Buggy B Championship was held at the La Nucia track last weekend, drawing over 40 entries. Young David Todd Nieto was the driver to beat all weekend as he took the overall TQ and also win in the 45-minute A-main event, leaving behind Joaquin Moreno in 2nd, some 21 seconds back. Roberto Garcia Rodero, who challenged David in the opening stages, had to settle for 3rd overall, another four seconds back.

Source: Modelix Racing [modelixracing.com]

February 17, 2020

Westrup TQs & wins at SDRC Supercross Series Rd2

Round 2 of the SDRC Supercross Series was held this past weekend, attracting over 70 entries. TLR driver, Eli Westrup took the overall TQ and also the win in the 2WD Mod Buggy class from the Team Associated duo of Kevin King in 2nd and Zack Miller in 3rd. Chris Raceles and Tito Gonzalez came in 4th and 5th respectively.

Image: Eli Westrup

February 17, 2020

PR Racing V3T R Pro 2WD stadium truck kit

PR Racing have announced the release of their 2020 V3T R Pro 2WD stadium truck kit. The vehicle features an updated steering geometry making it even easier to drive, while the redesigned rear suspension geometry creates increased rear end grip and the new super smooth ultra low profile Type R shocks soak up the roughest terrain. The all-new -2mm lower motor mount makes for a lower centre of gravity and pill style suspension blocks allow for fast toe and anti-squat changes. Up front, the truck now features an all-new front swaybar system. Durability and adjustability is achieved with a complete set of front and rear aluminium camber link mounts. The above mounts on a new -3mm chassis for optimised performance. The truck is topped off with a cab forward truggy body shell for looks and optimised aerodynamics.

View a list of the key features and more images here

February 17, 2020

Ruddog Crawler 5-slot & 3-slot brushed motors

Made for all crawler enthusiast are the Ruddog Crawler 540-class brushed motors. Available in 5-slot and 3-slot specification and in a total of six different winding variants, the dual ball-raced motors feature adjustable timing, plated end bells, replaceable motor brushes and springs, brush heatsink towers and they are fully rebuildable if needed. The adjustable timing allows to adapt and optimise the motors for drivetrains that require reverse motor rotation operation. The motors are available in 13T, 16T or 20T 5-slot configuration for smoother throttle response and also as 35T, 45T and 55T 3-slot variants for improved overall power.

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February 17, 2020

Mugen MBX8T series suspension refresh kit

Made for Mugen’s MBX8T series of nitro and electric truggies is a suspension refresh kit. The set allows racers to refurbish the high stress suspension components and upgrade to the optional carbon fibre arm stiffeners with a single part number. The M1016 MBX8T/E Truggy Refresh Kit includes E2146 inline front uprights, E2161 lower front arms, E2164 upper front arms, E2162 lower rear arms, E2166 optional carbon fibre front arm stiffeners, and E2167 optional carbon fibre rear arm stiffeners.

Source: Mugen [mugenracing.com]

February 17, 2020

Berg doubles at TMK Raceway Open Club Champs

The TMK Raceway of Tomelilla, Sweden held their Open Club Championship this past weekend in 2WD and 4WD Buggy classes. The control tyre was a 45 shore foam for the front and a 35 foam for the rear, a setup that gained some popularity lately as it makes for fun and competitive racing on EOS carpet that already took some beating. The qualifying in both classes was lead by HB Racing’s Hampus Berg and the young man also lead the opening 2WD A-main until he hit a curb, 2-wheeled and flipped his buggy, putting him dead last. Ultimately he was able to recover to 2nd again following one of his best drives ever witnessed. A2 and A3 then were business as usual as Hampus lead the way to take the win in 2WD from Victor Gunnarsson (HB Racing) in 2nd and Oscar Berg (HB Racing), Hampus’ little brother, in 3rd. Over in 4WD Hampus took wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall from Joel Rosengren (Team Associated) in 2nd and Peter Blomgren (Xray) in 3rd.

View the 4WD podium here

February 17, 2020

Cole Tollard doubles at 2020 Motorama

The 2020 Motorama event took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this past weekend, attracting some of the fastest 1/8th off-road and dirt oval racers of the region. On the 1/8th dirt track it was Cole Tollard with the overall TQs in Expert Buggy and Expert and Cole would also bring home the overall victories in both categories, with 1-2-1 finishes in the triple 5-minute Expert Buggy A-mains while he wrapped up the Expert Truggy win already after the second A-main, allowing him to sit out A3. In Expert Buggy Ethan MacKanick And Paul Cicarello would round out the top 3 result while in Expert Truggy it was Adam Johnson and Anthony Mazzara who would round out the top 3.

Image: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

February 16, 2020

Lefebvre & Hooks win at Thornhill Championship Series

The second round of the 2020 Thornhill Championship Series was held at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas this past weekend, attracting nearly 130 entries. In the Expert Nitro Buggy class it was Xray’s Ethan Lefebvre with the overall TQ and he also came out on top in the 25-minute A-main event, leaving behind 5th place qualifier, Tekno RC’s Tyler Hooks in 2nd some 16 seconds back, while Quincy Hughes (HB Racing) came in 3rd, already a lap down as Sean Gallagher (HB Racing) and Spencer Harrison (Xray) completed the top 5 results.

Continue reading the report here