1/8 E-Buggy News

Beach RC & Hobbies appointed as exclusive JQ Racing distributor in US

See: JQ Racing

With the growth and popularity of the JQ Racing brand in the U.S., Joseph Quagraine and Brent Densford have agreed to exclusive distribution of the brand in the United States. As BeachRC.com keeps growing year after year and JQ Racing becoming more and more popular the match was perfect. This new distribution channel is up and running, even though it is powered by BeachRC.com, there is an all new website for Dealers, Team Members and Retail Customers at JQRacingUSA.com.

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Team Associated 2018 pit mat

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Team Associated have introduced their new 2018 pit mat to give your pit area or workstation that Factory Team look. Made from black 5mm thick yoga mat material measuring a sizable 24″ x 48″, it sports a Team Associated logo printed in silver on the narrow edge.

West Coast R/C Works M12 custom steering wheels

See: West Coast R/C Works

West Coast R/C Works have introduced a new line of custom steering wheels for the Sanwa M12 and M12S. Five individual designs of steering wheels are available and 3D printed from nylon in a multitude of colors. The steering wheels will make it easy to individualize your radio. The steering wheels are a drop in replacement and have been tested in real racing conditions over the last year.

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Pro-Line Shootout announcement

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The 2018 Pro-Line Shootout will be held from the 27th to 29th of July at the Thornhill Racing circuit in Hutto, Texas. The event will be held in the Nitro Buggy, E-buggy, Nitro Truggy and E-buggy classes divided into the Intermediate, Open and 40+ categories. Spec Tyre event with each paid entry you receive 1 set (4 tires and foams) of tyres. Multiple sets may be used, but it must be the spec tyre. Entries are limited to 300 plus heat fillers. Registration is already available here.

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Davide Ongaro signs with T-Work’s

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T-Work’s have announced the signing of Davide Ongaro to their team. The multi-time Italiann National Champion will be using T-Work’s accessories, products and option parts in all of his Team Associated vehicles.

Micha Widmaier crowned BAWÜ Cup Champion

See: SWORKz 

Last weekend was held the fourth round of the BAWÜ Cup at the ORC Fischach track in Germany. Micha Widmaier (SWORKz) took the win in both Nitro Buggy and E-Truggy classes. Thanks to this fourth consecutive win he became the Champion two rounds from the end. In Nitro Buggy Aleander Obermeier (Mugen) and Lukas Schulling (Mugen) rounded out the top 3 while in E-truggy it was the SWORKz duo of Andreas Rüpp and Patrick Grübel who completed the podium. In E-Buggy Victor Gabriel (Kyosho) grabbed the win in front of two SWORKz drivers, Morris Voldenauer and Luis Schmid in second and third respectively.

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Adam Drake sweeps JBRL Nitro Series Rd4

See: Jimmy Babcock Racing League

The fourth round of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at the Thunder Alley R/C Raceway in Beaumont, California. Mugen Seiki‘s Adam Drake would sweep the nitro buggy, nitro truck and E-buggy classes. Drake took a commanding victory in the Expert nitro buggy final by a lap from Colin Herzig (HB Racing) whilst Dylan Nelson (TLR) would take third. In the Open Truggy class Drake brought home the win from Carlos Arredondo (Tekno RC) and A.J. Schumacher (Team Associated) in second and third respectively. Drake took also the win in the E-buggy class. Anthony Westergaard (HB Racing) came in second and Dean Rock (Tekno) rounded out the top 3.

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Golden State Shootout announcement

The first annual Golden State Shootout will be held on the weekend of the 25th of August at the Central Valley R/C Raceway in Madera, California. The event will be held in the Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy, E-buggy and E-truggy classes divided into the Open and Expert categories. Registration is already available here.

“We are really excited to be teaming up with Central Valley R/C Raceway for the first annual Golden State Shootout!! It is a great facility with an awesome group of racers. We have a fun format and expect it to be a great weekend of racing. We hope you can come join us for the first ever TheDirt race at CVR! Click on link for sing-ups and event information…we hope to see you there!!!!”