Round 2 of the NEAM Winter Series was held in the UK last weekend with new Schumacher signing, David Snee taking the TQ and win in the 2WD Buggy class. Eugene Galley came in 2nd, some six seconds down as Tyler Liddle completed the all-Schumacher top 3 results in front of Keian Cox and Stu Wood.
VRC Racing have announced the 2019 VRC-Pro Modified class World Championships will be held this coming December. During three weeks of action-packed virtual RC racing this year’s worlds will see Nitro and Electric, On-road and Off-road racing as well as everything in between with Rally-X and also Nitro and Electric NASCAR Truck oval racing.
Coming from Roche are new optional parts for the P12 Evo 1/12th scale pan car in the form of a short wheelbase aluminium chassis as well as hard composite low height steering knuckles. The SWB alloy chassis is cut from 2.0mm material and it comes hard-coated for wear and looks. Using the chassis will improve the car’s performance on tight and twitchy tracks and included in the set comes a carbon fibre front bumper mount. Also new are the low height steering knuckles moulded from a hard composite material. The reduced height of the steering knuckles will allow for a wider range of outer upper arm positions while the hard material improves steering response in high-bite and high-temperature conditions.
The 2019 Australian Electric On-road Championships were held in Littlehampton, South Australia over the weekend. In 13.5T Touring it was Damon Davis-Perry with the overall TQ and also the win after the A-mains as Rhys Marshall and Jayden Edmunds came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 21.5T Touring class had Steven Cornell walking away with the TQ and win as Brett Romanis and Steven Coro completed the top 3 podium result.
The opening round of the Factory Racing League was held at the Ohio R/C Factory in Jeffersonville, Ohio, attracting nearly 80 entries. In Pro 1/8th E-Buggy it was Tekno RC’s Joey Bourdon with the overall TQ, however after the double A-main events it was Serpent’s Adam Johnson with the overall win courtesy of coming out on top in A1 and A2 as Joey had to settle for 2nd overall. Xray’s Jeff Switzer came in 3rd to round out the podium in front of Tristan Beiter.
The Louis XVI Offroad GP was held in Islikon, Switzerland over the weekend, attracting some of the fastest national off-road racers and guests from abroad. One of them, UK’s Lee Martin (Yokomo) would take the overall TQ in the 2WD Buggy class, leaving behind Yokomo teammate, Fabian Luca Widmer in 2nd after the tie-breaker. The triple A-mains then saw a clean sweep of Ryan who scored wins in all three legs for the overall from Fabian in 2nd and Kay Frehner (Xray) in 3rd.
The Nitro Compound of Maricopa, Arizona hosted a round of their Points Series last weekend. The Open Nitro Buggy class saw Mugen’s Ryan Maifield taking the overall TQ and he would also sweep the 20-minute A-main event, taking the win a lap in front of Xray’s Tanner Stees as Mugen’s Mike Truhe came in 3rd to round out the podium some 5.7 seconds in front of 4th place finisher, Tommy Hinz.
Fenix Racing have introduced an aluminium main chassis for the recently released Fast Forward FF7.2F TC7.2 conversion kit. The chassis was developed in cooperation with Fast Forward and it comes in handy in all high-traction racing conditions as the reduced flex and higher weight compared to the standard carbon fibre chassis will help with overall performance in high to very high grip racing conditions.