Last weekend took place the first round of the Spanish 1/8 Nitro Offroad Nationals, and amazingly, victory did not go to Robert Batlle (after 9 years of continuously winning, except for a race where he crashed and broke the car and another in which the engine failed). This was a legit victory for Oscar Baldó, with no external factors between he and Batlle. His brother Bryan also did a great work by getting the 1st position in the starting grid for the great finale, although the qualifying pole was for Oscar. Robert’s speed was increasing during all the weekend, and in the end he offered a great show fighting with Oscar for the win until the very last lap.
Oscar’s first minutes in the A-main, were not very promising, as he crashed the car and went to the 12th position and he even had an engine stall, but in the end, he managed to recover the first position and win!
Round 1 of the Austrian 1/8 Championship is in the books. The event gathered 87 drivers to the Racetrack Fehring facility in Styria for an exciting event. After the 45-minute final it was Mugen’s Dominik Bauer who found his way to the front for the win. Michael Nalukowy’s Kyosho crossed the line in second, and yet another Mugen of Patrick Schweinzer in third. Racers now prepare for Round 2 on May 16-7 at the 2009 Euros track in Wölbling.
The Reflex tire is designed to bridge a gap between the popular Hybrid tire and other options such as Crossbow and Stacker tire. The Reflex has square angled pins that are stacked vertically to flex and fold evenly across the tire. Typically a stacked tread will wear less and provide more forward bite while the aligned space helps rotation in the turns and gives a snappy release to square up quickly.
During the IFMAR World Championships, the Reflex tire was at full potential when the weather soaked the track and drivers searched for grip. Ryan Maifield bolted on a set of green compound Reflex to his buggy and quickly showed the capability of the tread by taking one of the fastest times on the weathered surface. Back in California at the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion and then again at The Battle of the Sikest race in Phoenix, AZ, Maifield used the Reflex tire to success on a maintained and lightly watered surface.
This past weekend hosted Round 7 of the Israeli League at the Speed Racing Track in southern Israel. A thrilling 40-minute final ensued as Yaniv Sivan (TQ) battled back and forth with Omer Assayag in second. Omer encountered engine troubles mid-race, leading to an unfortunate DNF. Tal Siles from fourth on the grid moved up to second, followed by Aviv Mimon in third.
This past weekend was held the first round of the BRCA 1/8 National Championships. As always, this event gathered racers from across the country, including several of the world’s best. Elliott Boots powered by R5T Team Edition V3.0 managed to take the win followed by Neil Cragg and Lee Martin.
This weekend sees the welcome return of the annual ASIA Contest – once again staged at the PRC facility in Pattaya, Thailand. Join us from Friday onwards as we bring you official coverage from the event, a new fresh track layout has just been installed with a huge variety of jump sections which will surely test drivers. As always expect the locals to be super quick, whilst some doubt remains whether we’ll see two-time defending Champion Atsushi Hara actually race or not having missed NeoX, however SWORKz own Scott Yang dispelled rumours when asked whether Factory ambassador would watch from the sidelines, saying “he will race”!
Last weekend the first round of Spanish 1/8 nitro offroad nationals took place, and amazingly, victory did not go to Robert Batlle, after 9 years of continuously winning (only on two occasions has he failed to win + once due to a broken car, and the second due to engine problems). This has been a legitimate victory for Oscar Baldó, with no external factors between he and Batlle. His brother Bryan also did a great work by getting the 1st position in the starting grid for the great finale, although the qualifying pole was for Oscar. Robert’s speed was increasing during all the weekend, and in the end he offered us a great show fighting with oscar for the win until the very last lap.
Oscar’s first minutes in the A-main, were not very promising, as he crashed the car and went to the 12th position and he even had an engine stall, but in the end, he managed to recover the first position and win.
Doesn’t time fly; we are already in the 2015 season! All us experiencing some great weather conditions leading up to this event with temps up to 22c in places. Everyone is looking forward to kick-starting their season. The first event of 2015 will be held at Robin Hood Raceway in Blyth. This lovely venue is also holding the European 1/10th Championships later this year and with 2 tracks on site, the organisers have been extremely busy to say the least.
The first National was held on their all AstroTurf track. The Euros will be held on the Dirt J
2wd on the Saturday and 4wd on the Sunday.
A full meeting of 120 drivers strong were competing on the Saturday.
The ‘Suppressor‘ is Pro-Line’s latest race tire designed specifically for medium packed to loose outdoor tracks – the new tread first popped up in the hands of Pro-Line’s World Champion talisman Ty Tessmann at the Silver State race in Las Vegas.
The tread design takes inspiration from Pro-Line’s incredibly successful line of race tires like the Hole Shot, Lock Down and Tazer but brings a whole new level of performance! The Suppressor features a smooth transition from the sidewall to the tread to prevent catching the sharp edges in the track, which can cause violent roll overs and lost time. The long center bars on the Suppressor provide massive forward bite and have a Hole Shot style relief cut for added side to side tread flex. Below the center tread is reinforcement webbing that mimics the outside pattern for a cohesive Suppressor look.