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Neo Buggy & DXR are pleased to officially announce entry for the 2013 Neo Race is now open, unofficially called the ‘1/8 buggy Indoor Worlds’ due to the highest calibre of racers the event attracts year after year.
The 8th running of the Neo Race sees a few changes, the biggest include a date change from the regular Easter slot to a summer event: 22-26th August 2013; knowing the British weather as we do, the roof will probably come in handy though! The Agricultural College Harper Adams in Shropshire is once again the venue for the event, now 5 days in length with increased track time for all participants as well as a special 1/8 electric buggy class – limited to 30 drivers, the main nitro buggy class is limited to 250 entries. Not to mention a cool new style of logo for the event, designed by Maugrafix!
Qualifying will use 6 minute heats and the best four rounds from six will count. After the success of the special races in the past they return with a few additions; juniors final, oldies final, the Dash4Cash for the top qualifiers, Bash4Cash, Last Chance Qualifier and a ‘Pole Position Challenge’ – details revealed soon.
Video footage & Edit: A Main Hobbies & Derrick Threatt, Live RC
The second round of the UISP Lazio Regional Championship took place last weekend in Guidonia, Rome. It was Intech team driver Daniele Chicca who claimed victory with his BR-6 ahead of Sammartino Alessandro and Fontani Gianluca who finished second and third respectively.
Borja Barrios has won the San Joan de Moro race which took place yesterday! Borja made fourth in qualifying as he experienced problems with his steering system but later went on to win the semi-final from second on the grid. After starting in pole position for the main final, Borja was clipped by another driver pushing him back down the pack. However after putting away consistent lap times with his Soar SR21B engine he was able to claim victory after the current leader experienced a flame out at around the 15 minute mark.
EFRA’s European warm up in Reims, France started out under overcast conditions for most of the weekend but would descend into farce during the semi finals as the race was stopped 10mins into the first semi with all drivers except leader Reno Savoya having suffered water related issues due to the huge amounts of water on the track. Despite terrible conditions (part of the perks of racing outside) Savoya was the only driver along with Chris Svensson, able to keep their equipment going without a problem – as a sign of protest after the race was stopped, both kept doing laps – clearly unhappy with the Officials’ decision which would see the event based on qualifying which would hand current World Champion Robert Batlle the victory, although unlikely to be a trophy he looks back on with fond memories – as an out and out racer; preferring to win his events on track. However, sometimes TQ’ing is half the victory and Batlle mastered the tricky Reims track which saw racers running slicks down the 109mm legal limit – the smaller the tyre dimaeter the faster the car.
Qualifying witnessed Nemo Racing’s Pink Panther Jerome Sartel claim Q1, before Robert Batlle TQ’d rounds two and three in impressive fashion, Q4 going to Jorn Neumann, rescuing his quali effort after a somewhat lacklustre showing up to that point, the German racer wheeling his Team Durango expertly round the special chalk track of Reims. With the final result based on qualifying, the top 12 is as follows: strong performances from Lee Martin – the Brit showing that he is clearly ‘in tune’ with his nitro racing this year also Oscar Baldo, the young Spaniard shining in the shadows of Robert Batlle and older brother Bryan.
Photo & result via Automodelisme.com & ViVi
RC is all about progression and fun. The team at Southern Alley had continued their upgrade of the facilities and the racers were greeted with a new layout and a track that had been marked with new red piping. It looked amazing. With a helpful couple of days of midweek rain the surface was amazing for practice on Saturday and looked good come race day on Sunday. The big question for all drivers was would the moisture hold throughout the day under the sun and 35 degree heat. Three rounds of qualifying of 10 minutes were run with the best one to count. Christmas tree finals were planned to get under way after the lunch. For the Italian engine maker Novarossi it looked like being a good day as their drivers Didier Perrin and Ben Panic wheeling their Mugen and Kyosho cars would end round 1 just 3 seconds apart at the top of the timesheets. The new layout was a good mix of jumps, sweeping and tight turns – it lacked a long straight but it made the infield huge with the layout six lanes deep.
Based off of the incredibly successful V1 Suburbs design, the Proton achieves improved performance and durability on a wider range of track surfaces. Indoor 1/10 scale Off-Road racing has taken off around the world but the traction conditions can vary wildly from loose and dusty to super wheelie traction. The V1 Suburbs performs exceptionally well at tracks with pure clay and medium to high traction and the Proton eclipses its predecessor by providing more forward grip and being easier to drive. The Proton features the same low tread found in the V1 Suburbs but the tread is thicker front to back and is more spaced out for improved performance on loose and low traction indoor surfaces.
PSM is proud to announce the release of their new front carbon shock tower for the Kyosho MP9. As you would expect from PSM the tower has been manufactured from high quality glossy 5mm carbon fibre. Weighing in at only 16.0g it also features an additional inner shock position!
Juraj, first off thank you for taking time to take part in this exclusive Q&A with NeoBuggy, tell us a little a bit about ‘FX’ ?
FX Engines is a private company located in Europe in Trencin, Slovakia. Owned and operated by the Hudy family, the FX Engine company was established in 2006 to develop, design and manufacture RC car engines. FX engines are pure high competition racing engines for model racing cars. Designed with the purpose of bringing you to the winners circle and engineered with a focus on absolute perfection.
Why the name ‘FX’, what does it mean, where does it come from ?
The name and the idea is linked to the level of specialisation on this project – custom machines, unique processes, specially trained staff and selected materials, and tooling just for this project – all made ‘specially‘ for the engines. The name comes out of this philosophy – at times as if by magic the Special Effects would appear, and in the movies shortened to ‘FX‘, we thought this name suited this new venture perfectly – making special effects – FX.
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The UK’s 1st Permanent indoor dirt track open there doors with a 2 day race meeting on 22-23rd June 2013, Booking in will open on the 27th May @ 7pm and will stay open for 7 days, full instructions on how to enter are on their website, entries are limited to 104 nitro buggy drivers with entries being selected on a invitational basis.