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Ty Tessmann wins at JBRL Nitro Series Rd5

Round five of this year’s Jimmy Babcock Racing League Nitro Off-road Series was held at R/C Tracks of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. The race marked the second time the otherwise SoCal-based series headed to Nevada and the round would be one of the biggest of the year as many drivers tried to get some more laps under their belts in preparation for the forthcoming IFMAR World Championships. In the premier Expert Buggy class HB Racing’s Ty Tessmann came out fastest from Mugen’s Adam Drake and Kyosho factory driver Cody King. Intermediate Buggy saw Anthony Westergaard coming out fastest …

Fantom MaxV-Spec Pro Racing Series LiPo batteries

Fantom MaxV-Spec Pro Racing Series LiPo batteries

Fantom have introduced their new MaxV-Spec Pro Racing Series LiPo battery packs. Featuring a modified chemistry that increases the average voltage and lowers the internal resistance, the packs offer high performance in spec class racing from 13.5T through 25.5T. The standard-size packs are available as 6200mAh variant weighing in at 311g and utilising 5mm bullet-type connector, with 5mm/4mm reducer tubes included, and also as lightweight 5000mAh pack weighing in at 273g and featuring 4mm connectors. The 110C/160C rated packs are also available as pre-soldered batteries with genuine Deans T-type connectors and JST-XH balancer ports. …

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2016 Tamiya Championship Series finale – Report

The 2016 Tamiya Championship Series finals concluded at Tamiya America’s racing facility in Aliso Viejo, California after nine regional races across the country. The event spanned two days and this year’s final celebrates 22 years of on-road Tamiya R/C car racing. The event brought eight new class champions, four of which will be representing the USA at the Tamiya World Championships in November; an event during the Tamiya Fair in Shizuoka-City, Japan. The four class-champions that will be moving on to the Tamiya World Championships are Timmy Valles in GT-1, Bill Jeric in Formula, Tobey Zhang in GT-2 and Jason Smith in the…

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Slovenian Electric On-road National Champs – Report

The Slovenian Electric On-road National Championship was recently held at the Miniavtodrom na Logu track in Tolmin. The technical and fast track with its nice layout and flat surface was prepared with sugar water to make for decent traction conditions and the event was held in the three classes of Touring Modified, Touring Stock and 1/8th scale GT/Rally. As for the schedule, Saturday was devoted for free practice followed by three round of qualifying on Sunday morning with the finals being held after the lunch break. In 1/10 Touring Modified it was Darko Nemec (Xray) who won the race in front of TQ holder…

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STRC Arrma 1/10th 2WD chassis plates & shock parts

ST Racing Concepts have introduced new optional parts for Arrma’s line of Granite, Raider, Vorteks and Fury bash vehicles. First up are aluminium TVP chassis side plates that greatly improve durability and rigidity of the chassis assembly. They also add visual impact and they are available in stealth black, blue, red, and silver. Due to their specification the chassis plates do not work with the Fury or the longer wheelbase Raider XL. Also new are threaded aluminium front and rear shock bodies and durable aluminium upper and lower shock caps. The shock bodies feature O-ring shock collars that hold the spring pre-load…

Lutz & Bornhorst sweep Pro-Line Shootout

Lutz & Bornhorst sweep Pro-Line Shootout

Thornhill Racing Circuit played host to last weekend’s 2016 Pro-Line Shootout. Qualifying in Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy and E-Buggy was dominated by the battle between the two teammates Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst. In Nitro Buggy Joe swept all three round of the qualifying while in Nitro Truggy it was Ryan who won two rounds to take the overall TQ. Finally in 1/8th E-Buggy it was again Joe who made the triple after the qualifiers to take the overall TQ for the triple A-main events. Buggy was a battle between Joe and Ryan that were pacing each other, …

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Griffin Hanna doubles at Southern Off-road Series Rd3

Round three of the Southern Off-road Series was held at the Augusta RC Supercross track this past weekend. In the Nitro Buggy class, Griffin Hanna, coming from the 8 spot on the grid, would take over the lead on lap 3 and from that moment on he never looked back to take the win in the 20-minute encounter from Evan Vail in second and Grayson Thompson in third. In 1/8th E-Buggy Griffin would put his buggy on the TQ spot and he would finish the 10-minute race a lap ahead of runner-up, Dustin Loden while Coty Ingram completed the top 3. …

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2016 French National Cup – Report

The French National Cup was held this past weekend in Evry near Paris. The French National Cup is one of two annual national outdoor series with the NC being a single race while the French Championship is a 5-race affair. In the Modified category, Cyril N’Diaye obtained the pole position while his teammate Thomas Vigneron, current leader of the French Championship, qualified on the 2 spot. During the opening two finale legs Cyril and Thomas had some tight battles and they finished 1/2 and 2/1 meaning the decision for the overall title would be made in A3. In the third and decisive main …

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Ryan Cavalieri sweeps 2016 Surf City Classic

The annual Surf City Classic race was held at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California this past weekend. The premier 2WD Modified Buggy class saw Dakotah Phend (TLR) taking the top qualifying honours from Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri. The 4WD Modified Buggy qualifying was lead by Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri from Jared Tebo who put his Kyosho buggy on the 2 spot on the grid. The Modified Truck class had TLR’s Dustin Evans coming out fastest after the qualifiers while 2WD Modified Short Course again had Ryan Cavaleri putting his AE truck on the pole position for the single 10-minute A-main. The 2WD…

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Desoto & Apolaro score at 2016 Great Lakes Challenge

The 2016 edition of the famous Great Lakes Challenge was held by the One Eighth Racers of Toledo in Northwood, Ohio this past weekend. The 18th annual instalment again attracted some of the country’s fastest nitro on-road racers and in the premier class of 1/8th Open it was Joaquin Desoto Jr. who walked away with the win from veteran racer, Josh Cyrul in one of his rare outings these days while TQ Scott Kimbrow had to settle for third. 1/10th 200mm Nitro Sedan had DJ Apolaro taking the TQ and win some two laps ahead of Eric Jones while Eliot Hard rounded out the…

Milan Holthuis wins at Dutch 200mm Nationals Rd5

Milan Holthuis wins at Dutch 200mm Nationals Rd5

Round five of the Dutch 1/10th 200m Nitro On-road Nationals was held in Utrecht over the weekend. The event started out on a wet track due to rain early in the morning but it would dry up later and the race would be held on a dry track. After the three rounds of qualifying Pedro Rombouts took the NK class TQ from Milan Holthuis and Julius Kloff and in the first of the two 20-minute A-mains it was Milan Holthuis (Capricorn) who came out fastest from Roy Bakker (Shepherd) while the second main was won by Julius Kloff (Serpent). Overall, Milan…

Jörn Neumann wins German Nitro Buggy Championships

Jörn Neumann wins German Nitro Buggy Championships

The MRC Meiningen club played host to the second round of the German Nitro Buggy National Championship this past weekend. The opening event was won by Serpent’s Jörn Neumann but round two was dominated by young Agama driver Burak Kilic who came out fastest in the 40 minute main final one lap ahead of Philipp Guschl (Mugen) while Jörn ended the race some 7 seconds down on Philipp in third. The final podium spot was still enough for Jörn to take the overall title from Burak Kilic while SWorkz’ Micha Widmaier rounded out the National’s top 3 in third. Source: Serpent [serpent.com] Facebook Twitter…

Dominic Greiner takes German 200mm National title

Dominic Greiner takes German 200mm National title

Newly-crowned IFMAR 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring Car World Champion , Dominic Greiner (Serpent) was able to take over the momentum to last weekend’s German 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals as he brought home a popular win from Mugen’s Robert Pietsch and Capricorn driver Rico Kröber. Held in Ettlingen in the South of the country, the event’s practice rounds were dominated by Robert Pietsch and the former World and European Champion would also be on top of the timing sheets after the qualifiers, in front of Dominic, but the main final would then see the 2016 World Champion coming out successful some eight seconds…

Flying Cars feature film to showcase Team Associated RC Cars

Flying Cars feature film to showcase Team Associated RC Cars

You know all those films you’ve seen about RC cars that frequently hit the independent film market? Yeah, neither do we. But some exciting news has come our way! Writer/director Dave Hill and producer Trenton Waterson have wrapped their shoot of Flying Cars, the first feature film highlighting RC car…

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Gravity RC Wheel Well Tracing kit

Coming from Gravity RC is the Wheel Well Tracing kit. It is designed to make cutting touring car wheel wells easy and accurate. Simply cut a small slot in the body’s wheel well, thread on the included axle extension and secure the tracing plate to the axle extension. the 63mm trace plate will now be on the outside of the body and perfectly placed to trace the wheel well around it with a marker. The kit includes two axle extensions and two tracing plates. Source: Gravity RC [teamgravityrc.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

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Volker finally gets his World title after dramatic A3 in China

Ronald Volker has finally got the World title he so desperately chased for the last number of years.  Widely recognised as the one world’s best touring car driver as he reigned over the highly competitive Euro Touring Series for five consecutive seasons, the Electric Touring Car World Championship have eluded him and his long time Yokomo engineer Yukijiro Umino, but that all changed in a dramatic closing A-Main in Beijing this evening.  With Top Qualifier and A1 winner Bruno Coelho favourite to lift the title despite handing Volker a win with a mistake in A2, a change in track…

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2016 ISTC Worlds Winning Car

Ronald Volker Team Yokomo BD8 – LRP – Protoform – Sanwa Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

Video – ISTC A-main Leg 3

Video – ISTC A-main Leg 3

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Meen Vejrak joins Arrowmax

Meen Vejrak joins Arrowmax

Arrowmax have announced the signing of former IFMAR 1/10th 200mm World Champion, Meen Vejrak to their team. The Thai frontrunner will use Arrowmax’ range of tools to build, maintain and tune his rides for this season and beyond. Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

Video – ISTC A-main Leg 2

Video – ISTC A-main Leg 2

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