With the outdoor seasons around the world slowly coming to a close, the latest new National Champion has been crowned in Japan – Naoto Matsukura securing an unchallenged victory in the three-day event att he Futaba track in Ciba prefecture, 63 drivers in attendance.

Naoto, multiple World Champion in other scales who has only relatively recently picked up 1/8 Nitro buggy, TQ’d and won without incident, finishing a lap infront of the 2nd placed defending Champion Kazuya Tanaka and young rising star Yusuke Sugiura – another 1/10th racer starting in nitro, completing an all-Kyosho podium.