Neumann & Strenge win German Nats

Durango German Nats

The 2014 double EFRA European Champion, Jörn Neumann, has struck again with another prestigious off-road race title victory. Jörn has just returned from the German 1/10 Offroad National Championships, taking first overall in 4WD Buggy, and also taking first overall in 4wd Short Course. Despite wet conditions, that plagued the practice and qualifying rounds during the first day of this two day competition, Jörn was able to take TQ with his DEX410v4 and DESC410v2 vehicles. This double victory also included an almost faultless start-to-finish win in the ‘A’ Main finals in both classes, leaving the competition some ten seconds in his wake. Founder Team Durango legend, Gerd Strenge, was also able to secure a very pleasing victory, racing his DEX410v4 in the stock class. This gave Team Durango a clean sweep of German National victories, taking all three classes home for the 2014 season!

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Mugen wins at Mugen Challenge

mugen challenge

The 2014 Mugen Challenge was held the weekend of Aug 16th-17th hosted by K&B III The Outback in Kingsville, Ohio. After thirteen hours of practice on a beautiful layout build by The Dirt master himself Joey Christensen, the racers were ready for qualifying. Racers from all over the US and Canada were in attendance to throw down in various classes. Chris Chmielewski has recapped all of the action from the event on behalf of K&B III The Outback, and has shared the in-depth report covering all classes! Read more…

Powney crowned BD Summer champ


Round 5 of the Bittydesign Summer Championship was hosted at the Eastnor Model Show on August 17th after the meeting was rained out the week previous at the Ledbury Club Track. This made for an even playing field and also a good turnout, with a few new faces on the scene. The day consisted of 5 rounds of qualifying and finals all set on FTD.From the start it was a battle up front from Nathan Powney and Mark Parnell, closely followed by Steve Morgan and Simon White.

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Fresh apparel from Kyosho America

KFade Tee

Kyosho America has just released their new ‘KFade 2.0′ tee shirts. These new shirts are made up of soft and comfortable material, and feature signature Kyosho and Kyosho ‘K’ logos front and back. Available in red, black, or white.

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Source: Kyosho America

Serpent’s Spyder RTR buggy


Serpent introduces the Spyder 1/10 rear motor Buggy in a true Ready to Race version.! The RTR Spyder buggy is based on the high end competition version of the Spyder RM buggy and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the race version also fits the RTR version.

Main features
- Ready to race; fully adjustable
- Prepainted and precut buggy body and large rear wing
- DragonRC 2.4 GHz transmitter TX-RX with LCD
- DragonRC waterproof electronic speedcontroller 45A
- DragonRC brushless, sensorless motor 9T
- DragonRC powerfull metal gear digital servo
- DragonRC premounted buggy tyres
- Spring steel transmission and turnbuckles
- Big bore shocks
- Gear differential and solid slipper
- Expert factory assembly and set-up
- All parts and optionals of the race-kit fit

IFMAR’s leaked ‘Fuel-gate’ update


In an interesting move, a seemingly official update from IFMAR concerning the ‘fuel situation’ for Messina 2014 has been leaked online causing a stir in higher racing circles.

In summary, IFMAR’s President Dallas Mathiesen attempts to clarify what will happen in Messina, in a month’s time at the Worlds:

IFMAR’s current 2014 rules for off-road do not have *Controlled Fuel.* In the case of the event this year, the Race Organizer needs to respect a number of laws and rules regarding more than 200 liters of fuel being stored in a location. This is the reason why the organizer of the IFMAR event in Sicily decided to contact a number of fuel manufacturers and asked them if they were interested in sponsoring the event in order to get *some* fuel into the venue for traveling racers.

The sponsors’ fuels will then be sold at “normal shop price”, “as a service to participants”, billed to ease racers’ burdens that might travel with fuel. Limited quantities will be handed out to drivers deciding to use ‘sponsor fuel’, however those using their own must abide and respect the following:

- A limited quantity (1 – 1,5 liter?) per driver will be allowed to be brought in each day.
- There will only be one “fuel gate” with a checklist to control this, only the driver (pit pass with photo) is allowed to bring in his/her fuel.
- It’s not allowed for a team to share a can (3 liter), only one bottle per driver is allowed.
- During final days it will be allowed to bring a larger amount of fuel, the exact quantity will be announced at the team manager meeting.

It’s not allowed for anyone else to sell or supply fuel inside or nearby the venue.


It is the full responsibility of each driver to ensure that their “non sponsored fuel” fulfill all EU regulations and has legally been brought in to Italy. Neither The Organiser, AMSCI, EFRA or IFMAR will be accountable for this.

Both IFMAR and EFRA are aware that this will have consequences for the future of international IC events and we will have to investigate these new laws and regulations. Other blocs are also requested to check their laws and to see what has changed.

 the Race Organizer needs to respect a number of laws and rules regarding more than 200 liters of fuel being stored in a location” - 

What are your thoughts on the matter, comment away!

Save BIG at AMain Storewide SALE!

amain sale

Hop on over to for a weeklong sale celebrating AMain’s fresh, new website and logo! Save 10% on all orders over $120. Plus, customers can enjoy $10 off single orders over $50—that’s a 20% savings. Both deals require a special coupon code, which can be only be found by clicking the link below. The $10 off coupon can only be used once per account. The 10% off coupon can be used all weekend long, so if you forget something, no worries: Head back to and get what you need. Make sure to shop at between Thursday, Aug. 14 at 8:00 p.m. PST through Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m. PST!

ProTek’s new titanium screw kits

Protek Screws

ProTek R/C has just released a comprehensive titanium screw kits for your favorite 1/10 and 1/8 racing vehicles. The titanium screw kits have been designed and tested in-house by’s veteran pro drivers; made to stringent standards, ProTek delivers the highest quality products on the market. Whereas some other brands use aluminum or low-grade titanium, ProTek has searched for and found the best titanium material for R/C applications. The ProTek screw kits are also the most complete on the market; only-screws in high-stress areas are not included. ProTek also offers titanium screws in a variety of sizes, lengths, metric and standard (SAE) threads, so you can find exactly what you need. Add some style to your ride and save weight too!

Source: ProTek R/C

Cobra E-Truggy gets new option parts

serpent options 2

While only on the market for a short time, Serpent has just released a fresh batch of option parts for the new Cobra E-Truggy. The new option parts include a 7075 T6 aluminum chassis designed to stiffen up the truck, lightweight and durable alloy rear shock tower to replace the standard carbon fiber tower, and a new set of body mounts (found stock on the E-Truggy) that can be used on nitro powered Cobra Truggy combined with the new E-Truggy shock towers.

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Pro-Line announces Euro Challenge

proline challenge

Pro-Line Racing is proud to announce the 8th running of the European Pro-Line Challenge. This year’s event will be hosted by the Mini Car Club St. Quentin in France, only a short distance from the Belgian border. The event welcomes 1/8 nitro and electric buggy racers, as many of the best drivers in the UK and Europe will do battle for the crown, all using the Pro-Line Bow-Tie X3 control tire!

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