Hupo Honigl clinches Austrian 2wd National Championship

Hupo Honigl

See: Serpent
Round 3 of the Austrian 1/10 Offroad Nationals were held at the high speed concrete track of ERT Steyregg. Rain combined with the concrete surface made for an interesting mix of conditions. Serpent’s Hupo Honigl secured the Austrian 2wd Buggy National Championship after taking TQ, and finishing off the day with an impressive overall win.

 

ROAR Region 3 Championship at S&B RC Speedway

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Shake & Bake RC Speedway known as S&B RC Speedway is entering into their 2nd year. Track owners, Jamie Amrhein & Nick Hartman, have been working up to next weeks ROAR event since they opened the doors last year. The 2015 OffRoad ROAR Region 3 Championship is hitting South Carolina on July 10-12. The facility is enormous, matching an equally large drivers stand covered with a roof and able to fit 25 drivers. The track surface measures 200 feet by 100 feet, and the surface is very high bite hard packed – famous South Carolina Red Clay. They also put a new layout this week that will be challenging for both 1/10 & 1/8 scale alike. There is parking to support 500 plus, restrooms, water, running track, and fields for your families to enjoy while you race. The location is nestled next to Greenville, SC – USA Today top 10 City which offers a great night life.

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The Baldó Brothers join Ultimate Engines

Baldo brothers join ultimate engines team

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The Ultimate Engines World Racing Team is growing fast. After the presentation of Yannick Aigoin, Miguel Matias and Robert Batlle, Modelix is happy to announce that Baldó Brothers, Bryan and Oscar, who are already running the Procircuit tires and Nitrolux fuel from Modelix, join the Ultimate Engines Team. Both will be running the new M-4R tuned engine with Ultimate Efra 2123 pipe at the Euro A Championship next week.

VRC goes side by side with 2015 ROAR Nationals

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Virtual Racing Industries has released another HD video comparing their latest virtual track Silver Dollar 2015 and the real Silver Dollar track where AMain.com hosted the 2015 ROAR Fuel Offroad Nats at the end of June. The comparison video shows Ryan Lutz driving his Tekno NB48.3chassis and 2014 VRC SC Truck World Champion Chris Sturdy from Australia driving the Intercept NX8-R chassis.

VRC Pro is available as a free-to-play sim from www.vrcpro.com and also available on the STEAM platform. Extra tracks and cars are available from the VRC Pro e-shop. With the premium Professional license (Lifetime All-Inclusive) you have lifetime access to all content, including all future releases! VRC Pro helps R/C racing enthusiasts to get better quicker, enjoy their hobby and racing more, and more importantly, to overcome the high frustration level that so many R/C racers experience in their first years in this fantastic hobby.

View more comparison videos HERE.

JConcepts bags up the Futaba 4PX

Futaba 4PX Bag

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One of the single most expensive purchases in R/C is the purchase of the radio system chosen for competition. In many instances, radios are abused during racing conditions and not properly stored when they are inactive. Storage choices for radios are quite slim and once priced and evaluated some racers prefer not to have them simply because they do not travel very well in their luggage or typical race gear.

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JConcepts introduces the Futaba 4PX radio bag designed with travel, cushion, ease of use and protection in mind. The lightweight design consists of a rugged outer bag which has a convenient and easy access zipper closure and inside has a Velcro closure pouch for additional easy access items. Inside, a high-density, form fitted foam, pre-cut for your radio of choice cushions all sides of your pricey possession while a lower stage foam insert cushions the bottom. The bag is travel friendly and sized to fit inside most luggage or racing carrier bags. JConcepts Striker logo and graphic imagery is printed on the outside for the most authentic look.

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NEMO Racing scores most successful weekend ever

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As the hot weather really starts to ramp up in Europe, the drivers from NEMO Racing were upping their game across the continent to produce some excellent results. We were represented in six different country national championship rounds and on Sunday night the scores were in. Three outright wins and podiums in the other three.

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INTECH USA announces Nick Malato as NE Team Manager

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Intech Racing is pleased to announce Nick Malato as the North East Team Manager for INTECH USA! Nick has been engaging in R/C industry for over 2 decades. His past experience includes working in the R/C industry for several companies, and team manager for different brands. Currently, he is the Marketing Director for Hobby Authority Distribution.

“He will give the best support and professional assistance for Intech and drivers with a detailed working RC knowledge and a rich experience in setup. You are always the most welcome to contact us if you are interested in joining INTECH USA and fullfilling your racing dream!” – INTECH Racing

VBC unveils the new FireboltRM rear-motor 2wd buggy

FireboltRM

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VBC Racing has unveiled their new FireboltRM 1/10 2wd buggy. This rear-motor buggy is derived from the FireboltDM mid-motor buggy, however, features a list of improvements and design changes to make the car easier to drive and work on.The FireboltRM buggy is built on a lightweight 7075 aluminum alloy ultra narrow one piece chassis with high quality 7075 aluminum alloy, composite materials and carbon fiber parts. 12mm big bore ultra smooth racing shocks are also included. The new car will ship to dealers on July 15, 2015.

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Racers beat the heat at 2015 Willamette Valley Classic

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The summer kick-off race at Dave’s RC Tracks located in Hubbard, Oregon was once again underway last weekend over the blistering hot June 26th through the 28th. With temperatures reaching near 100 degrees Fahrenheit all weekend long, racers were all trying to dial in traction as well as figuring out ways to beat the heat.

With Dave’s running the classic format of open practice on Friday, 4 qualifying runs on Sat, and triple A-mains on Sunday, the vibe is always laid back, relaxed, fun and full of competitive racing with a group of friends. The track layout is a modified version of the previous layout with simple pipe and jump changes, but still making it feel like an all-new track that flows and is a blast to drive on. Huge thanks goes out to the track crew at Dave’s, better known as the Blue Crew, for putting in the time during a massive heat wave.

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AMain.com 4th of July Savings continue!

July 4th Sale

During Fourth of July weekend, AMain.com customers will enjoy 10% savings on ALL orders Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6. Have you been waiting to place a big order? Save on kits, radios, parts, tires and more during AMain.com’s Fourth of July Sale.

Now is the time to save! Use coupon code* JUL410 during the checkout process to save 10% off your entire order. The 10% off coupon can be used all weekend long, so if you forget something, no worries, come back to AMain.com and get what you need. Make sure you shop between Friday, July 3, at 12:00 a.m. through Monday, July 6, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Enjoy our nation’s birthday and have a great weekend!