Pro-Line ‘Prime’ SCT & 1/10 truck tire

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Many indoor offroad race tracks have turned to carpet or pure clay style dirt in search of ultimate traction, eliminating the need for traditional treaded tires. Pro-Line’s all new Prime tires are targeted directly at racers currently running full “slick” tires, saving them from having to grind treaded tires down while delivering improved performance. Pro-Line has announced today that the Prime tire is now available for short course truck and stadium truck racers in both M4 and MC compounds.

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RCN interview with Brian Kinwald

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In the world of R/C car racing there is a list of names that we will always consider legends and heroes of our sport. Among that list is the one and only Brian Kinwald. Kinwald is a fan favoriteon and off the track, and has been since the 90′s. Multiple World Championship titles, multipleNational Championship titles, and a product line of his own are just a few of a long list of highlights on BK’s race career resume. We have sat down with the ‘Dirtinator’ to chat about the past, the present, and everything in between!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL INTERVIEW!

Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge

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MRRC Raceway is getting set to host the 2015 Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge on July 24-26, 2015. The Dirt crew will once again make their way to the big city to build the ultimate track for this year’s event, and reigning Big Apple Challenge champ Adam Drake is scheduled to return to defend his crown. Classes include nitro and electric 1/8 buggy and truck, as well as Pro-4 4wd short course.

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NEMO Racing DNC 2015 race recap

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NEMO Racing USA was among the mobs of teams and racers to attend the 2015 Dirt Nitro Challenge, and they have sat down to reflect on the event in a brutally honest race recap. NEMO’s Dave Duggan discusses the highs and the lows of the team’s experience at the event as UK’s Darren Bloomfield joined his US teammates for a long week of racing.

“Practice was delayed hugely as something like 300 entries were taken on the morning of the event, which resulted in everybody competing only getting 1 practice heat with each car instead of 2. Not only does this put visiting drivers on the back foot, it is a bit of a kick in the teeth having spent untold amounts of money to get there for ‘avoidable’ issues to result in lost track time…”

CONTINUE READING…

Ari Bakla continues with XRAY

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XRAY is happy to announce that multi-time Australian National Champion Ari Bakla will continue to race with XRAY in 2015 season. Ari has been the main leader of the Australian XRAY team racing in all the classes with great success and countless victories. Ari will continue in 2015 to race with T4, XB8, XT9 & XB4.

Ari says, “To work with XRAY team is a true pleasure, all the racing cars belong to the absolute best in the racing market which allows me and our team to continue to win the races. The 2014 racing season was successful for me and our Australian team and I am sure the 2015 will be another successful year and we will do our best. I will be traveling to all major Australian races to support our XRAY team and I will be happy to help anyone, just stop by to see me.”

Source: XRAY

2015 Michigan State Champ Series

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March 21st, 2015 marks the start of the MSCS at AMS Raceway in Grand Blanc, Michigan. The Michigan State Championship Series (MSCS) provides very competitive offroad R/C racing at the best facilities available in the state of Michigan, Northern Indiana and Ohio! The 7 race series will crown Series Champions in 8 classes! This is the only statewide Nitro Series in Michigan.

CLICK HERE for more details!

Darás wins Levante EP Champs Rd.1

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Round 1 of the Levante EP Championship was held this past weekend in La Nucia, Spain. XRAY team driver Alejandro Daras got the TQ and brought home the victory after a hard fought battle in the finals with Andres Marcelino. Alex’s car was working flawlessly throughout the weekend, and combined with his consistent driving, ended in great result.

Final Results:

  1. Alejandro Darás
  2. Andres Marcelino
  3. Toni Alcala

Source: XRAY

Keller wins Indoor GP Bütschwil

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The Indoor GP Bütschwil took place this past weekend in Bütschwil, Switzerland. Many top drivers from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and France were in attendance to make for a fantastic show. The track was located within a horse arena consisting of a rubber matting and dirt racing surface. SWORKz driver, Carsten Keller, would take TQ in qualifying, and would start on pole in the final. The tone sounded, and Keller never looked back. Continue reading…

LMR T-shirt, Hoody & KangaWallaFox!

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Lee Martin’s LMR brand continue to impress us this time with a range of tshirts and hoodys they’re calling the ‘Hyper Star’ – boldly emblazoned with a star pattern front and rear with web address just above your bum, or in the photo’s case Lee’s lovely wife Liz’s!

Available now in small, medium, large, XL & XXL with t-shirts costing GBP 15.00 & hoodys GBP 25.00 each.

See LMR’s clothing page

Not content with keeping yourself and loved ones warm, LMR have also released open cell inserts for 1/10th Offroad they’re calling ‘KangaWallaFox‘ – Yes we don’t have a clue either…

“The Kangawallafox is described as a vicious nocturnal creature native to Australia, which is the result of the natural cross breeding between kangaroos, wallaby’s and foxes. Because of it’s highly vicious nature it will eat it’s competition as well as any other living organisms. Often seen only for a split second, whilst hunting its prey, jumping out in front of cars often to try and devour them.”

Sounds like Lee’s been eating a bit too much of his youngest’s (James) baby food!

See LMR’s New KangaWallaFox Inserts

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Mugen officially confirm Adam Drake: Exclusive first interview

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After a last minute entry at the Dirt Nitro Challenge last week running Mugen’s buggy & truck, what seemed inevitable is now official: Adam Drake joins Mugen Seiki Racing!

Mugen Seiki Racing is excited to announce that the RC legend Adam Drake will be joining the team. Adam brings 20 plus years of racing experience to Mugen and will put it to work as a full time employee. Racing will be top priority but also Adam will work in race promotion/team management, research and new product development. Adam will race all Mugens off road vehicles and will compete in club, regional, national and world championship events around the globe.

I am very excited to be given the opportunity to be part of Mugen Seiki Racing as an employee and team driver. I am really looking forward to putting my knowledge and experience to good use with such an amazing company. I would like to especially thank Kris Moore and Tim Long for the support and for believing in me” – Adam Drake

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We must confess that we were tipped off about the Drake’s move just in time and sent ‘our man in Havana‘ (Stephen Bess in SoCal) for an Exclusive interview!

All this because someone owed The Drake lunch…

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We haven’t witnessed the type of internet buzz created by Adam Drake’s departure from TLR in…well, have we ever witnessed so many people talking about a driver switching teams? Upon Adam’s departure from Horizon/Team Losi, the forums and Facebook were ablaze with rumors, speculation and assumptions round the clock. After showing up at the Dirt Nitro Challenge with Drakeified versions of every 1:8-scale vehicle Mugen offers, the assumptions became even more grand. 

In this exclusive interview, we catch up with Adam Drake between practice sessions at Revelation Raceway in Southern California to discuss his decision to commit full time to Mugen Seiki Racing, his employment there, and the reasons why he feels Mugen is the right fit.

Read the interview here…

 

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