Report by Colin Parsfield
Round 3 of the EoE took place on Sunday 28th June at CMCC’s Easthorpe venue just off the A12. The track is 100% grass, and despite the appearance in photos of being flat, it was far from this with many natural undulations. From the start line you headed through a quick chicane into a gradual left sweep which dropped away before a tightening left hook which was right on a crest of a bump. After a quick right hairpin, blast along a short straight you spun around to face the monster straight along the back of the circuit. Despite being a straight it was far from simple as half way along there was a series of crests, dips and bumps which caught more than a few drivers out during the day. If you reached the end of the straight an opening left hand bend sent you into a series right left right twists heading back towards the rostrum. An open chicane led you to a final double left hander back onto the start finish straight, a quick time set by the top heat of around 10/11 laps.
1/10 Offroad News
Report by Colin Parsfield
You can now have any of the HUDY bags customized for FREE with your name or nickname. This time limited offer is valid until August 31st. The customized name will be printed directly on the bag during the production to ensure a premium outstanding customized look of your R/C bags.
To order any of the HUDY bags customized with your name please contact your distributor for further instructions or email HUDY at firstname.lastname@example.org with your location information. The production of the bags will run in September/October, and HUDY expects to ship your customized bag in November, just in time for Christmas.
VP-PRO has announced their newest distributor today in Norway; Antrade. Antrade will offer the full line-up of VP-PRO products and merchandise across Norway, including customer support. Visit www.Antrade.no for more details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!