New Serpent Cobra Plus4 Chassis

New Cobra Plus4 Chassis from Serpent

Serpent have announced the release of their new Plus4 chassis which is 4mm longer in the rear and comes standard with their new 2.1 Cobra buggy. The additional length provides a more stable rear end with benefits especially noticeable on tracks with short bumps and a rough surface. Although all parts are available separately the hard-anodised chassis also comes with a longer rear centre driveshaft and an updated aluminium rear chassis brace.

Elliott Boots claims BRCA E-Buggy R2

Elliott Boots claims BRCA E-Buggy Rd2

The second round of the BRCA Truggy and E8 Buggy championship took place this past Sunday at Coventry Model Car club. As drivers arrived they could see that the crew at Coventry had been hard at work making some changes to the Dirt track. The track looked in great shape and it was evident that no one had been on the new layout. The sun was shining, although there was a slight chill in the air but this did not hamper the start, which was a 6 minute practice run for both classes. 3 qualifying runs were run next with the best 2 to count. Unfortunately both classes were missing several top drivers due to other commitments but this did not water down the racing. 

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Brock wins at Grass Roots Series Rd2

Brock wins at Grassroots Series Rd2

The second round of the Grass Roots series took place this past weekend at Thunder Alley. After qualifying 6th Travis Brock was able to gain the lead during the A main but lost it around the six minute mark. After dropping back to third Brock was later able to pass the leader with one lap to go which allowed him to claim the overall 1/8th electric class win!

Castro wins Buenos Aires Champ R2

Castro wins Metropolitan Buenos Aires R2

The second round of the Metropolitan Buenos Aires Championship took place on the 12th April at the Speed Paradise track. After the 45 minute A final it was Adrian Castro who crossed the line in first place ahead of Nicolas Bregante in second with Lucas Pons rounding off the top three. 

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Ali Bullail wins Kuwait’s Round 7

Ali Bullail wins Kuwait's Round 7

The 7th round of the national Kuwait Championship took place on Friday the 4th at the RCCCK track. A great climate made all drivers enjoy the race day with our good friend from KSA Thamer AlHwairini also in attendance. Quals started with the E buggy class where we saw a duplicate of the last round performance by Mohammad AlTarmoum who seems untouchable in this class. He ran perfectly in all 3 quals and secured the TQ spot of the class. 

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John Howells takes NX IV Round 1

John Howells takes NX IV Round 1

Two weeks on from the Winter series Finale at Ledbury the Nitro X Cross crew travelled to Frankley Model Car Club for round 1 of their summer series. Qualifying would consist of 4 rounds with the driver’s fastest time of the day (FTD) deciding their grid positions. It was John Howells who lined up in P1 with Jon Griffiths in second and Ben Billing third, with just 3 seconds separating the top 3! After the 25 minute A final it was John Howells who took the win with Jon Griffiths in second and Alex Page in third.

See: www.NitroXCross.co.uk

Josh Wheeler wins at Silver State

Josh Wheeler wins at Silver State

Josh Wheeler reports after his recent victory in the e-buggy class at the 2014 Silver State Nitro Challenge… This weekend was the 2014 Silverstate Nitro Challenge. I was able to go to California the day before to get in a little practice. My cars were good from the start and I did not have to change anything except for shock oil because of hot temperature. I kept the same setup that I used for Dirt Nitro Challenge last month. 

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New B5M Muzzle Shell from Sweep

New B5M Muzzle Shell from Sweep

Sweep Racing have announced the release of their new Muzzle bodyshell for the Associated B5M which has been tailored to provide increased down force and improved stability. The cab forward clear polycarbonate body acts as a direct replacement and includes two 6.5” rear wings!

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Feature: Introducing SOAR SEIKI

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Over the past 12 months we’ve occasionally turned the spotlight on a newcomer to RC and 1/8 Offroad, a small company out of Taiwan called ‘SOAR SEIKI’ but with big ambitions. Already producing and manufacturing engines, the company’s design director Didian HO turned his attentions to producing their own 1/8 racing buggy – the SOAR 998 which was exclusively previewed on NeoBuggy back in January.

In this introductory feature we hope to shed some light on a company which has caught many the attention of industry insiders as the team gear up for their first big international race – this weekend’s Neo Race in the UK where Didian himself will be racing as well as factory driver, tester Alex Daras.

 

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Steven Hartson renews with LRP

Steven Hartson renews with LRP

Steven Hartson, the reigning 1/10th 4WD Offroad World Champion has announced that he will continue to run LRP products for the 2014 season. The Team Associated driver commented… “I’ve chosen to re-sign with LRP because of all the success I’ve had with their electronics. I believe that LRP is always improving to make the best products in the world.”