1/8 E-Buggy News

VP-PRO 1/8 aluminium set-up wheel set


VP-PRO have introduced a aluminum set-up wheel set for 1/8 offroad vehicles. Precision machined from premium quality and super-strong aluminum, the wheels come black anodised and sport laser-engraved with the VP-PRO logo. These wheels are perfect for setting the ride height, camber and front toe.They feature a rubber o-ring installed in the outer rim to reduce the risk of damage to your setup board.

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Neidhart SA appointed worldwide distributor for Ming-Yang RTR 1/8 buggies

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Neidhart SA has secured worldwide exclusive distribution rights of the Ming-Yang Helios Flux RTR and Accel RTR 1/8 off-road buggies. First up is the Ming-Yang Helios Flux RTR 1/8 E-buggy. It offers a robust and performant design at an affordable price and it comes with a powerful 2000kV brushless motor. The construction is based on an aluminum chassis and is inspired by competition buggies. Big bore shock absorbers for best traction and metal differential gears, aluminum shock towers and ball bearings are part of the standard equipment. The materials are well chosen and the plastics of high quality. The modern body comes pre-cut, painted and decorated with a hot looking sticker set. A 2.4GHz radio system rounds up the great Helios Flux RTR.

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5th annual Big Bend Shootout report


This past weekend was held the 5th Annual Big Bend Shootout at Capital City Raceway in Florida. It rained the entire week leading up to the race but the track crew did an amazing job getting the track as ready as they could. The track presented one of the roughest and most challenging track conditions and due to the nature of the track conditions, the drivers had to completely change their normal setup to handle the rough terrain but yet, high grip conditions and extreme cold weather. In Pro Nitro Buggy it was XRAY’s Landen Lewis who managed to take the win from Tekno’s Kenny Morris, Jr. in second and Serpent’s Will McGiver in third. Serpent driver Christian Bruck and Mugen’s Carlos Segui rounded out the top 5.

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Jason Woolridge doubles at Toys for Toys race


The Toys for Toys race was held at Thornhill Raceway in Hutto, Texas over the weekend. XRAY driver Jason Woolridge took the overall TQ in the Expert Nitro Buggy class and the win in both Expert Nitro Buggy and Expert E Buggy classes. In nitro buggy XRAY’s Nick Vanderpool in second and Elliott Martinez in third completed the podium while in E-buggy it was XRAY’s Daniel Grobe in second and Mugen’s Sean Gallagher in third who rounded out the top 3.

“We raised over $3000 for a great cause and lots of toys!” – Jason Woolridge

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Stees & Fischer win at US Open race


This past weekend was held the US Open race at Sun City Raceway in El Paso, Texas. Joey from THE DIRT put in a great layout for the event and it was a lot of fun to drive on. It flowed really well and still worked when the track started to build some character. The dirt that they had at the track was also pretty awesome, very loamy such as RC Tracks of Las Vegas when they ran the track wet, a real off-road type of track. After three rounds of qualifying XRAY driver Tanner Stees was able to TQ in E-buggy and nitro buggy classes. Sunday was the 10-minute A-main for E-buggy as well as a 30-minute semi and then a 60-minute final for nitro buggy.

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Team Magic B8ER 6S 1/8 E-buggy RTR

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HRC Distribution have introduced the 6S version of their popular Team Magic B8ER 1/8 E-buggy RTR. The B8ER was only available with a blue body and it is now available with an orange body. The other features remain unchanged: the B8ER 1/8 E-buggy RTR comes with powerful waterproof Hard brushless system and a strong 16kg waterproof metal gear Hard servo. The B8ER includes also aluminum shock towers, high quality CVD shafts, special high traction and longlife HRC Racing tyres. The B8ER 6S 1/8 E-buggy RTR with orange body will be available in January.

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T-Work’s 5mm gold plated dual battery connectors

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T-Work’s have introduced 5mm gold plated dual battery connectors. These gold plated bullet connectors feature a 5mm male bullet on both side. They are an ideal power connector for devices such as battery and battery chargers. The package includes four dual battery connectors. 

Batlle & Kilic win at Advent’s Cup 2017

See: Nemo Racing

The 6th annual Advent’s cup was held at Czypu-Drom indoor track in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany over the weekend. In the Pro E-buggy it was Euro Champion Robert Batlle who took the win after three intensive A finals from Nemo Racing driver Burak Kilic in second and Jörn Neumann in third. In the Junior finals, Burak brought home the win from Laurin Czypulowski in second while his brother Berkan rounded out the podium in third.

Junior class podium here